Artworks from Enea Righi collection at Museo di Palazzo Fortuny Venice

Artworks from Enea Righi collection at Museo di Palazzo Fortuny Venice

June 4 – October 10 2016

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Each exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny is inspired by a desire to trace the multidisciplinary route that epitomised Mariano Fortuny’s life in art. The theme of collecting is therefore a perfect topic to explore in relation to the versatile and mysterious identity of the great Spaniard. The exhibition Quand fondra la neige ou ira le blanc? [When the snow melts, where does the white go?], whose title is taken from a work by Rémy Zaugg, starts a many-faceted project which intends to provide now and in future years a portrait of important collectors of contemporary art by presenting their valuable art collections. The exhibition’s aim is to examine the question: how has the role of the art collector evolved from the time of the great Renaissance collections to the present day? This theme of great contemporary interest has in Enea Righi its first and main protagonist: businessman from the city of Bologna, who in over thirty years thanks to his passion and intuition and by supporting young artists and curators, has formed one of the most important collections of contemporary art in our country. Eric Mezil and Lorenzo Paini, curators of the exhibition, have selected a group of works from Righi collection, starting from the rooms and the history of Palazzo Fortuny. Each floor is conceived as a cross section of our times, where works of artists from the 1960s (Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Buren, Lawrence Weiner, Enzo Mari, Cy Twombly, Rémy Zaugg and many others) are juxtaposed with those of some of the most rigorous interpreters of the current international scene (Walid Raad, Zoe Leonard, Ryan Gander, Thomas Hirschhorn, Philippe Parreno, Francesco Vezzoli, etc.) in a dialogue on various themes, such as architecture, performance, the body and the void. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue/objet d’art. _ Designed by Daniela Ferretti Curated by Eric Mezil and Lorenzo Paini Special thanks Consorzio Tutela Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore


Etel Adnan, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Armando Andrade Tudel, Kader Attia, Robert Barry, Alighiero Boetti, Robert Breer, Pablo Bronstein, Pavel Büchler, Daniel Buren, Miriam Cahn, Neil Campbell, Marcelo Cidade, Enzo Cucchi, Jonathas de Andrade, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Gino de Dominicis, Haris Epaminonda, Luciano Fabro, Amir Fattal, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Friedl, Yona Friedman, Ryan Gander, Carlos Garaicoa, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Thomas Hirschhorn, Candida Höfer, Roni Horn, Dorothy Iannone, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, André Komatsu, Joseph Kosuth, Jirí Kovanda, David Lamelas, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Anna Maria Maiolino, Victor Man, Enzo Mari, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ana Mendieta, Deimantas Narkevič ius, Roman Ondák, Philippe Parreno, Pratchaya Phinthong, Walid Raad, Pietro Roccasalva, Martha Rosler, Tomás Saraceno, Bojan Šarč ević, Markus Schinwald, Yann Sérandour, Kiki Smith, Ettore Spalletti, Jana Sterbak, Superstudio, Miroslav Tich, Cy Twombly, Francesco Vezzoli, Franco Vimercati, Ian Wallace, Franz Erhard Walther, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Akram Zaatari, Rémy Zaugg, Chen Zhen

Palazzo Fortuny
San Marco 3958
30124 Venice
Tel. +39 041 5200995
Fax +39 041 5223088

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