Punta della Dogana: Dancing with myself

Written by on 7 April 2018

With two exhibitions at the same time, at Palazzo Grassi and at Punta della Dogana, the collection Pinault suggests an intriguing lecture of contemporary art.

At Punta della Dogana, as part of the exhibition “Dancing with myself”, a hundred works by Pinault collection are on display and the main theme is the creative crisis in pre-selfie era. The walls are full of artists watching their toenails and nails, showing up in underwear and even with no underwear. The curator Martin Bethenod points out that what they really reflect is loneliness and a lot of performances trying not to make eye contacts.

Alighiero Boetti needs to cool his burning head with some water. Maurizio Cattelan doubles and shrinks himself to lie in a tiny bed, which seems like Snow White’s bed. The Swiss artist Urs Fischer created a selfportrait made by wax which slowly melt. We have to wait four months for its completly melting. After this time it’ll be only a big wax pouring.

Definitely a particular exhibition which puts on display artists’ inner conflicts in so different ways.


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