Venice - Exhibition

Quand fondra la neige ou ira le blanc?

Palazzo Fortuny

05 Jun 201625 Sep 2016

Each exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny is inspired by a desire to trace the multidisciplinary route that epitomised Mariano Fortuny’s life in art.

The theme of collecting is therefore a perfect topic to explore in relation to the versatile and mysterious identity of the great Spaniard. The exhibition title, “Quand fondra la neige ou ira le blanc? [When the snow melts, where does the white go?]” is taken from a work by Rémy Zaugg and examines the question: how has the role of the art collector evolved from the time of the great Renaissance collections to the present day? This theme of great contemporary interest is the source of the many-faceted exhibition project, which intends to provide now and in future years a portrait of important collectors of contemporary art by presenting their valuable art collections. Eric Mezil, curator of the exhibition, has selected a nucleus of works, starting from the rooms and the history of Palazzo Fortuny. Each floor is conceived as a cross section of our times, where works of artists from the 1960s (Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Buren, Lawrence Weiner, Enzo Mari, Rémy Zaugg and many others) are juxtaposed with those of some of the most rigorous interpreters of the current international scene (Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Philippe Parreno etc.) in a dialogue on various themes, such as architecture, performance, the body and the void. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue/objet d’art.

  • Francesco Vezzoli, Self-Portrait sa Emperor Hadrian loving Antinous , 2012. Courtesy of the artistFrancesco Vezzoli, Self-Portrait sa Emperor Hadrian loving Antinous , 2012. Courtesy of the artist
  • Deimantas Narkevicius, Holy War, 1996. Courtesy of the artistDeimantas Narkevicius, Holy War, 1996. Courtesy of the artist
  • Philippe Parreno, Speech Bubbles (Silver). Courtesy of the artistPhilippe Parreno, Speech Bubbles (Silver). Courtesy of the artist
  • Exhibition view, Museo FortunyExhibition view, Museo Fortuny
  • Exhibition view, Museo FortunyExhibition view, Museo Fortuny
  • Exhibition view, Museo FortunyExhibition view, Museo Fortuny

Related Artists

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander

unspecified

Francesco Vezzoli

Joseph Kosuth

Joseph Kosuth

Philippe Parreno. Photo by Matthias Willi

Philippe Parreno

Walid Raad

Walid Raad

Pietro Roccasalva, Il traviatore, 2014; Courtesy of the artist and galleria Zero

Pietro Roccasalva

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Akram Zaatari

Douglas Gordon, Photo by Saskia Lawaks

Douglas Gordon

Roni Horn

Alighiero Boetti

Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren

Rémy Zaugg

Enzo Mari

Curators

Eric Mezil

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue

ADMISSION:
€ 12, reduced € 10

ESTABLISHED:
1975

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Belli Gabriella


T: +39 041 4273 0892 M: fortuny@fmcvenezia.it W: Palazzo Fortuny
ADDRESS:
Calle a fianco Ca' Pesaro, 3780, San Marco Venice, 30124 Italy