Punta della Dogana | “Luogo e Segni”
curated by Martin Bethenod and Mouna Mekouar
from March 24, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Punta della Dogana presents the contemporary art exhibition ‘Luogo e Segni’, curated by Martin Bethenod, Director of Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, and Mouna Mekouar, independent curator.
‘Luogo e Segni’ takes its title from a painting by Carol Rama included in the exhibition. The show brings together over one hundred works, by thirtysix artists, that establish a particular relationship with their urban, social, political, historical, intellectual setting.
Among the artists presented, 17 appear for the first time in a Pinault Collection exhibition in Venice including, among others; Berenice Abbott, Liz Deschenes, Trisha Donnelly and R. H. Quaytman. Among those, 3 have taken part in the artist residency programme promoted by the Pinault Collection in Lens: Lucas Arruda, Hicham Berrada and Edith Dekyndt.
Their works are set up in relation with a selection of pieces that have marked the history of exhibitions at Punta della Dogana since its opening in 2009.
The show will be accompanied by an intense calendar of events, performances, talks and lectures that will take place at Punta della Dogana and at the Teatrino.