Palazzo Grassi and the history of its exhibitions

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
15/11 - 16/11/2018

Event

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November
Palazzo Grassi and the history of its exhibitions

The conference ‘Palazzo Grassi and the history of its exhibitions’, curated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol, is the first appointment dedicated to the long history of exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi.

The first edition focuses on the shows presented between the 1950’s and the 1970’s. The talks assess the relationship between art and fashion, the role of the Marinotti family in the life of Palazzo Grassi and their relationship with Bruno Munari, Carlo Scarpa, Asger Jorn, Michel Tapié and Lucio Fontana. The conference aims to bring to the public’s attention the key role played by the International Centre for Arts and Costume, which opened in 1951 and presented exhibitions of contemporary artists between 1959 and 1978.

Programme
Download the detailed programme (in Italian)

Thursday 15 November, from 3 pm
Sintesi delle arti, Venezia, Milano: i contesti culturali alle origini di Palazzo Grassi
Talk with Romy Golan, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Marco De Michelis, Università IUAV, Venezia, and Nico Stringa, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia.

Palazzo Grassi nella storia della SNIA Viscosa
Talk by Luca Scarlini, Scrittore, critico, story-teller e performer.

Friday 16 November, from 10 am
Il Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume: preistoria e primi anni di attività
Talk with Anna Maria Falchero, Università di Perugia and Director of Archivio del Cinema Industriale e della Comunicazione d’Impresa, Castellanza, Stefania Portinari, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, and Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of Istituto di Storia dell’Arte, Fondazione Giorgio Cini and associate curator, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia.

Il Ciclo della Vitalità (1959-1961): tre esposizioni di arte contemporanea a Palazzo Grassi
Talk with Giorgina Bertolino, independent curator and art historian, Orietta Lanzarini, Università degli studi di Udine, USI-Lugano and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, curator at La Quadriennale di Roma.

Talks in Italian.
Free entry until capacity is reached.