Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Dialoghi Americani

A new exhibition at Ca’ Pesaro

This tribute to one of the most important figures in the history of contemporary art, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, opens the 2014 exhibitions programme of the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro.

A leading exponent of the international collecting scene of the 20th century, Giuseppe Panza has since the 1950s created one of the most interesting collections of art by major post-war American painters.

The exhibition offers a careful selection of masterpieces collected since the early years of his activity as collector, from abstract expressionism and pop art to minimal and conceptual art as well as pieces from the “third collection” built up since the 1980s.

Curated by Gabriella Belli and Elisabetta Barisoni, with exhibition project by Daniela Ferretti, the exhibition is to be held in the large spaces of the prestigious Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro, which in conformity with the intentions underlying the recent restyling, open to receive international exhibitions of 20th-century art.

Approximately 40 works by 27 artists have been loaned to Venice from the Guggenheim Museum of New York and the MoCA of Los Angeles, the two American institutions holding the most important parts of the Panza di Biumo collection. There will also be a group of significant works displayed from the family’s private collection, lovingly administered by Panza’s wife, Rosa Giovanna Panza, and children.

The exhibition will offer the public a unique opportunity to see these works on display in Italy for the first time: the most secret yet also the most noted part – thanks to the fortune critique of its exponents – of the extraordinary collection Giuseppe Panza di Biumo has created since the 1950s, which includes some of the finest works by artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Franz Kline, Donald Judd, Mark Rothko, Dan Flavin, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra, and many more major artists from the United States.


Venezia, Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna

Santa Croce 2076

Open to the public

2nd February – 4th May 2014

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