Non voltarti adesso! / Don't look now!
After thirty years, on June 6th at 7.30pm, will reopen one of the most monumental and prestigious exhibition venues in Venice: the second floor of Ca’ Pesaro. More than 1000 square metres of exceptional architecture and extraordinary lighting, with dozens of windows overlooking the Grand Canal and the roofs of the city.
A hundred years after the artists rebelling against the Academy and certain very conservative choices made by the Biennale di Venezia first met in these same rooms, Ca’ Pesaro is presenting Non Voltarti Adesso. / Don’t Look Now. in these rediscovered spaces: a selection of works by ten Italian artists, alongside the great historic works in the collection.
The exhibition, open from 6 June to 4 October 2009, is curated by Milovan Farronato, artistic director at the Viafarini (Milan), a space dedicated to the promotion of Italian artists since 1992, organised in association with the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa and supported by Vhernier with the assistance of the Fondazione Nicoletta Fiorucci.
So a Ca’ Pesaro tradition is being renewed and a preference confirmed for the young artists that inspired Felicita Bevilacqua La Masa, who in 1898 donated her splendid residence to the city. An important alliance is thus being reinforced between the institution that bears her name and the palazzo on the Grand Canal, now the home of the Museum of Modern Art.