MUVE Contemporaneo 2019

Now in its fourth edition, the MUVE Contemporaneo project, which comprises exhibitions, events and performances that bring together ancient and contemporary art in a close dialogue, takes its place within the context of the 58th Biennale of Contemporary Art.
In May, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna – Ca’ Pesaro will host a large retrospective, the first in Italy, dedicated to Arshile Gorky, an Armenian painter who escaped the Turkish genocide and took refuge in the United States. Although his art was a precursor of Abstract Expressionism, it also retained stimuli and insights deriving from his studies of the great European masters, among them Cézanne, Picasso and Miró, which led him to construct his own personal and original stylistic identity.

Also on the contemporary front, and also in May, the rooms of Palazzo Fortuny will present the exhibition I Fortuny. A family story, an exceptional reconstruction of the collection from the estate of Mariano Fortuny’s wife that reunites family artefacts and paintings now part of various foreign collections.
Concurrently on show, again at Palazzo Fortuny, will be Korean painter Yun Hyong-keun, today at the height of his international fame, whose powerfully empathetic works
of lyrical abstraction convey the mood of a profound Zen sensibility.

There will also be three Italian focal points, a decision that reflects the desire to promote contemporary art of great value and creative interest from artists whose work ranges from the conceptual to the figurative. Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo – Centro Studi di Storia
del Tessuto, del Costume e del Profumo will show Brigitte Niedermair’s photos in a sitespecific exhibition where her twenty years of work will engage in a dynamic relationship with the museum’s rooms and art collection.
In the Ca’ Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Flavio Favelli will present a sitespecific installation, as is his custom, whereas the rooms of the Museo Correr will host a new series of work by Chiara Dynys, dedicated to current social themes. In dialogue with the permanent collection at Ca’ Pesaro will be Barry X Ball’s reinterpretations of Medardo Rosso’s extraordinary sculptures.
At the Glass Museum, Finnish Tapio Wirkkala, one of the greatest designers/artists of the twentieth century, will be the subject of a major retrospective. On the mainland at Forte Marghera, MUVE Contemporaneo will take the form of an interdisciplinary multimedia project in which the contemporary languages of art will portray the main theme of Venice and its lagoon: the sea.






Matthias Schaller. Leiermann
7 May 2019 – 8 January 2020
Museo del Vetro, Murano

Brigitte Niedermair. Me and fashion
9 May – 24 November 2019
Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo
Centro Studi di Storia del Tessuto, del Costume e del Profumo

Chiara Dynys. Sabra Beauty Everywhere
9 May – 12 January 2020
Museo Correr

I Fortuny. A family story
11 May – 24 November 2019
Palazzo Fortuny

Yun Hyong-keun. A retrospective
11 May – 24 November 2019
Palazzo Fortuny



Arshile Gorky 1904-1948
9 May – 22 September 2019
Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna

Tapio Wirkkala
7 May – 29 September 2019
Museo del Vetro, Murano

Barry X Ball. Medardo Rosso Project, Catalogue Raisonné
9 May – 22 September 2019
Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna

Bizhan Bassiri. Meteorite Narvalo
from 9 May 2019
Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna

Flavio Favelli. Il bello inverso
9 May – 15 September 2019
Ca’ Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano

Carnet de Voyage
9 May – 13 October 2019
Palazzo Mocenigo

Mare blu
14 June – 13 October 2019
Forte Marghera, Mestre



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