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Traveling through the World of Art Foundations (6)


20 April 2021
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Many group exhibitions are highlighted in this newsletter: A beautiful collection of glass animals at Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Italy); Mexican artists in Fundación Jumex (Mexico); Fondation Thalie‘s founder Nathalie Guiot’s collection of artists (Belgium), but also historical research projects about Barcelona at Fundació Suñol and the question of the result of research itself at the Salomon R. Guggenheim (USA).


Fondazione Giorgio Cini (IT)   

The exhibition “The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection”, in Venice at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, curated by Giordana Naccari and Cristina Beltrami, retraces – in an original and fascinating way – the history of 20th-century Murano glass from an unusual angle: the glass animal.

The over 750 works of art – representing, among others, elephants, hippos, cats, giraffes, bears, parrots, fish, turtles, foxes and tiny, lamp-worked life-sized insects – belong to the personal collection that Pierre Rosenberg, art historian and former Director/President of the Louvre in Paris, put together over thirty years.
Image: Volpe, Flavio Poli per ASV – Barovier Seguso Ferro, 1935. Courtesy LE STANZE DEL VETRO




Fundación Jumex (MX)

“Normal Exceptions: Contemporary Art in Mexico” is a thematic survey of contemporary art in Mexico over the past 20 years. Drawing primarily from the Colección Jumex in Mexico City with additional works by invited artists and collaborators, the exhibition will fill the entire museum with more than 60 works by artists based in Mexico, including those of international origin, and Mexican artists living and working abroad.
Artists: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ale de la Puente, Ana Segovia, Chantal Peñalosa, Circe Irasema, Damián Ontiveros Ramírez, Damián Ortega, Daniel Guzmán, Daniela Rossell, Diego Pérez García, Eduardo Abaroa, El Chino, Elisa Pinto, Francis Alÿs, G.T. Pellizzi, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Orozco, Ilán Lieberman, Iñaki Bonillas, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jorge Satorre, José Dávila, Julieta Aguinaco, Lake Verea, Laureana Toledo, Leo Marz, Lorena Ancona, Marcelino Barsi, Mario García Torres, Melanie Smith, Miguel Calderón, Miguel Fernández de Castro, Pedro Reyes, Pia Camil, Raúl Ortega Ayala, Santiago Sierra, Stefan Brüggemann, Tania Candiani, Tania Pérez Córdova, Tania Ximena y Yóllotl Alvarado, Tercerunquinto, Teresa Margolles, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Virginia Colwell, Yoshua Okón and Zhivago Duncan.

Fondation Thalie (BE)

 Nathalie Guiot, Founder and President of Fondation Thalie in Brussels is presenting the new display of her collection under the title of ‘Spring‘. For her “:Collecting is part of a desire for an encounter with the artist, and continues with the birth of elective affinities, like a secret and joyful mutiny, a springtime that awakens!”
With works of Markus Amm, Helene Appel, Mathias Augustyniak, Sylvie Auvray, Davide Balula, Ranti Bam, Michel Blazy, Vanessa Beecroft, Lynda Benglis, Dirk Braeckman, Isabelle Cornaro, Elena Damiani, Edith Dekyndt, Jean Dubuffet, Simone Fattal, Richard Fauguet, Flavio Favelli, Meschac Gaba, Nathanaëlle Herbelin, Sheila Hicks, Christian Hidaka, Ann Veronica Janssens, Chantal Joffe, Jitish Kallat, Erin Lawlor, Zoe Leonard, Le Corbusier, Alexandre Lenoir, Anna Malagrida, Elena Mazzi, Kristin McKirdy, Pascal Monteil, Anne Neukamp, Eva Nielsen, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Raphaëlle Peria, Bruno Perramant, Simone Pheulpin, Francis Picabia, Hans Reichel, Stefan Rinck, Malick Sidibé, Georges Tony Stoll, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Risaku Suzuki, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Thu-Van Tran, Tatiana Trouvé, Muller Van Severen, Pieter Vermeersch, Francesca Woodman.

Fundacio Suñol (SP)

This intangible exhibition ‘It started with Water‘ by Alexia Medici in the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona invites you to explore and reflect on the history of various emblematic places in the neighbourhoods of Sants and les Corts. This invisible exhibition, within the Shortcut framework, is experienced via mobile phones and QR codes as you walk the Sants and les Corts streets. In each case, the history of the place is explained and a site-specific artwork is introduced, thus creating layers of interpretation of historical memory.
This exhibition presents original artworks by Sergi Aguilar (Barcelona, 1946), Ely Daou (Beirut, 1986), Logan B. Fields (United States, 1996), Teresa Gancedo (León, 1937), Marc Larré (Barcelona, 1978), Rebecca Lyne (Cambridgeshire, 1974), Josep Miracle (Barcelona, 1904), Lizette Nin (Dominican Republic, 1984) and Rubén Verdú (Caracas, 1962). Of these, the works by Ely Daou, Logan B. Fields, Marc Larré, Rebecca Lyne and Lizette Nin were created specifically for this event.​
Image: Sergi Aguilar, Limit interior, Llibre Obrert, Jardins de la Maternitat

Solomon R. Guggenheim (USA)

Historical, documentary, state, and other records became the collectively accepted communicators of “truth” through their perceived objectivity and comprehensiveness. They presumably tell a story from a place of removal, with all relevant details included. ‘Off the Record” challenges this pretense, bringing together the work of contemporary artists from the Guggenheim’s collection in New York who interrogate, revise, or otherwise query dominant narratives and the transmission of culture through official “records.”
The 12 artists included are Sadie Barnette, Sarah Charlesworth, Sara Cwynar, Leslie Hewitt, Glenn Ligon, Carlos Motta, Lisa Oppenheim, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, Sable E. Smith, Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems.
Image: Leslie Hewitt, Riffs on Real Time (3 of 10) (detail), 2006–09. Chromogenic print, 30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm), edition 5/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Photography Committee 2010.55. © Leslie Hewitt.

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