CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century

CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century is the first major exhibition of photographic masterpieces recently acquired in part by the Pinault Collection, from the Condé Nast archives.
The exhibition brings together over four hundred works that bring the twentieth century to life through the events, social phenomena, and illustrious figures that marked it. Spanning from the 1910s to the early 1980s, this selection presents the work of more than one hundred and fifty international artists including Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, among others, as well as the illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, and George Wolfe Plank. Among the foremost talents of their generation, they have shaped the photographic and artistic aesthetics of their time through the publication of their work in the various Condé Nast publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Glamour and GQ.

This historical selection will be put into perspective with Chronorama Redux, a project offering a contemporary look at these works from the Pinault Collection through the work of four artists: Tarrah Krajnak, Eric N. Mack, Giulia Andreani, and Daniel Spivakov. This installation will be spread over four spaces of the Palazzo Grassi, as interludes in the chronological tour of the main exhibition. Refreshing our gaze, questioning our relationship with time and images, sharing this evidence of the past: these are the challenges for the Pinault Collection, which are embodied in this first new project based on the archives of the legendary Condé Nast. The exhibition Chronorama Redux is supported by SAINT LAURENT. Curator: Matthieu Humery, Advisor of Photography for Pinault Collection.

Condé Nast is a global media company that produces some of the world’s leading print, digital, video, and social brands. They are home to iconic publications such as Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wire, and Architectural Digest. Headquartered in New York and London, Condé Nast operates in 32 markets, including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. The Pinault Collection was founded by François Pinault and manages the art collection of the Pinault family, its exhibition sites, institutional and cultural partnerships, art loans, and artist-in-residence programs. It comprises a unique ensemble of more than 10,000 works of art by almost 400 artists—from a wide range of generations and artistic movements and featuring well-known names and emerging figures.

CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century
12.03.23 — 07.01.24
Palazzo Grassi – Venice – Italy

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: MARTINIERE BL (March 3, 2023)
Language: French
Size: 9.45 x 1.77 x 12.2 inches
Weight: 6.23 pounds
ISBN-13: 978-1040114215

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