"Dancing with myself" at Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy.
On view April 8 through December 16, 2018.
Curated by Martin Bethenod, Florian Ebner and Anna Fricke, the collective exhibition "Dancing with Myself" stems from the collaboration between the Pinault Collection and the Folkwang Museum in Essen, where a first version of the show was presented in 2016.
"Dancing with Myself" faces the primordial importance of the artist’s role as actor and material of his own creations, from the 1970s to today. The exhibition brings together a great range of artistic practices and languages (photography, video, painting, sculpture, installation…), cultures, geographic origins, generations, and experiences, to establish a tension between extremely different artistic approaches: melancholy of vanity, ironic play with identity, political biography, and existential questioning, the body as sculpture, effigy, or fragment of its symbolic substitute.
Approximately 100 works from the Pinault Collection—from Claude Cahun to LaToya Ruby Frazier, from Gilbert & George to Cindy Sherman, and from Alighiero Boetti to Maurizio Cattelan—are on display alongside a selection of works on loan from the Folkwang Museum. The show is greatly rethought for Punta della Dogana and includes 45 works that did not feature in the version presented in Essen.
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