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The way of Venetian art. Carlo Cardazzo, a Marco Polo of contemporary times
di Sara Bossi   
Throughout much of the 20th century, Venice was an international laboratory of art, and Carlo Cardazzo was its Marco Polo. The life of the Venetian merchant-editor intertwined surprisingly with that of the great American collector Peggy Guggenheim: he had his mythical Cavallino gallery, she had her house-museum on Canal Grande.

 

 Exactly here, sixty years after Peggy's arrival, on the hundredth anniversary of Cardazzo's birth, an exposition, the first dedicated entirely to him, presents his importance once again to the public. This exposition brings together works which belonged to him, as well as his editorial production.

 

Carlo Cardazzo. Una nuova visione dell'arte explores the modernity of his way of understanding and communicating art, placing in relationship artists, critics and museum directors. The Cavallino gallery, in Venice, was born in 1942 (design by Carlo Scarpa). In the same year, Peggy inaugurated, in New York, her gallery museum, Art of this Century. In 1946, in Milan, Cardazzo founded Naviglio; in 1955, in Rome, Selecta.

 

A triple stage with more than a thousand exhibitions: a procession of 20th century great names: Kandinsky, Picasso, Mirò, Balla, De Chirico, Campigli, Arp, Pollock, Vedova, Santomaso, Mathieu, Fontana.
Genuine cultural events, flanked by extraordinary publications: Cardazzo's Il Milione.

 

«Carlo Cardazzo. A new vision of art»
until 1° March Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Info tel. 041-2405404
www.guggenheim-venice.it