Rudolf Stingel - Untitled, 1990

Stingel’s work is closely associated with the memory of both the Punta della Dogana (a series of his monumental paintings was exhibited in the “Cube” at the museum’s inaugural exhibition) as well as the Palazzo Grassi (he was given carte blanche for the memorable exhibition held there in 2013). In Untitled, pieces of linen are covered with silver- colored layers and stapled onto a rigid support, and the natural light at the Punta della Dogana gives rise to unexpected effects on the picture’s silvery surface. The texture of the linen emerges from an imperceptible chiaroscuro constantly shifting in relation to the incessant variations in the ephemeral and immaterial light.