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Home arrow ART arrow The ballad of Ego On stage: the artist
The ballad of Ego On stage: the artist
Written by M.M.   
giovedě, 05 aprile 2018

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The large-format self-portraits by Rudolf Stingel, the icon pieces by duo Gilbert & George, sculptures by Alighiero Boetti, Urs Fischer, Robert Gober, and Maurizio Cattelan, art by Cindy Sherman, post-modern interpretation of traditional roles and social and political critique by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Paulo Nazareth, Adel Abdessemed, and Lili Reynaud-Dewar.

 

A poignant dialogue, a dance that reflects on the primordial importance of the representation of the self in art in the 1970s and of the role of the artist as protagonist and object of the art. Punta della Dogana will open to the public on April 8 to present collective exhibition Dancing with Myself.

 

Curated by Martin Bethenod and Florian Ebner, it stems from the collaboration between the Pinault Collection and the Folkwang Museum in Essen. The exhibition, presented in a first version in 2016 in Essen, proposes a revisited path with over 56 artworks not featured in the German museum.

 

The exhibition is an inquiry in XX- and XXI-century art. “Self-portrait is a very well-defined genre, while the representation of the self doesn’t fit into any known category and may be transversal to all art practices. It is not a mere theme, but a way to go forward, a method.” (Bethenod). A plurality of arts and languages (photography, video, painting, sculpture, installation…) of cultures, origins, generations, experiences show the contrast of different aptitudes: melancholy and vanity, the irony of identity and political autobiography, existential reflection and the body as sculpture, effigy, fragment, and symbolic representation.

 

«Dancing with Myself»
8 April-16 December 2018

Punta della Dogana - Venice
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