Punta della Dogana presents the exhibition ‘Untitled, 2020. Three perspectives on the art of the present’, conceived and curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Muna El Fituri and the artist Thomas Houseago.
Five years after ‘Slip of the Tongue’, conceived by Danh Vo and Caroline Bourgeois and presented at Punta della Dogana in 2015, this is the second time that an artist of the Pinault Collection has been invited to present his personal view of the collection. Conceived especially for the spaces of Punta della Dogana, ‘Untitled, 2020’ is organised into themes and presents the works of more than 60 artists held by the Pinault Collection, international museums and private collections. Accompanied by a wealth of references and quotes and ranging from the twentieth century through to the present day, the works set up a dialogue that triggers emotional, sensory, visual and tactile connections.
Covering a broad range of expressive media, from sculpture to video, and painting to photography, the works on view revolve around the recreation of Thomas Houseago’s studio in Tadao Ando’s cube room, in the heart of Punta della Dogana. In this space, the artist makes available to visitors his library and the sources of his inspiration through a site-specific installation.
The artists of the exhibition are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Nairy Baghramian, Garry Barker, Maria Bartuszová, Lee Bontecou, Marcel Broodthaers, stanley brouwn, Teresa Burga, James Lee Byars, Eduardo Chillida, Robert Colescott, Bruce Conner, Enrico David, Karon Davis, Hélène Delprat, Abigail DeVille, Jan Dibbets, Elliot Dubail, Marlene Dumas, VALIE EXPORT, Llyn Foulkes, Kasia Fudakowski, Ellen Gallagher, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Nancy Grossman, Philip Guston, Lauren Halsey, David Hammons, Duane Hanson, Georg Herold, David Hockney, Thomas Houseago, Arthur Jafa, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, Alice Kettle, Edward Kienholz & Nancy Reddin, Tetsumi Kudo, Deana Lawson, Bernd Lohaus, Lee Lozano, Markus Lüpertz, Paul McCarthy, Gustav Metzger, Peter Mitchell, Henry Moore, Otto Mühl, Rei Naito, Senga Nengudi, Meret Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Solange Pessoa, Charles Ray, Auguste Rodin, Cameron Rowland, Betye Saar, Lorna Simpson, Ser Serpas, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Alina Szapocznikow, Henry Taylor, James “Son Ford” Thomas, Luc Tuymans, Gilberto Zorio.
Out of respect for the memory of Rebeccah Blum, murdered on July the 22nd, 2020, by Saul Fletcher who committed suicide afterwards, and out of solidarity with the women victims of violence, Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana has decided to remove the latter’s work from the exhibition ‘Untitled, 2020. Three perspectives on the art of the present’.