Sequence 1 - Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault

Palazzo Grassi
05/05 - 11/11/2007

Exhibition

"Sequence 1" featured a diverse range of work by sixteen artists from the Pinault Collection, as well as new commissions and special projects. International and multi-generational, the artists in "Sequence 1" all engaged in the practice of painting or sculpture to varying degrees.
Eschewing theme or narrative, "Sequence 1" reminded us that contemporary artists have never abandoned these supposedly "traditional" disciplines, choosing instead to modify them with constant conceptual revisions and ever-evolving techniques.
The works in this show spotlighted the presence of the artist’s hand presenting a diverse range of artists who still rely on various expressions of craft while expanding the traditional practices of painting and sculpture with new twists and inventions.