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Louise Nevelson. Persistence

  • TUE - SAT
    23/04 >  11/09
    10 am - 6 pm

Organizing Institution: The Louise Nevelson Foundation

Venue: Procuratie Vecchie, Piazza San Marco 1218/B


Organized to mark the 60th anniversary of Louise Nevelson’s presentation for the American Pavilion of the 31st Venice Biennale in 1962, this exhibition focuses on the genre that would prove to be Nevelson’s most definitive contribution to twentieth-century art: assemblage. Curated by Julia Bryan-Wilson, the exhibition brings together more than sixty works spanning thirty years of production, underscoring Nevelson’s extraordinarily inventive combining of materials, including well-known monumental black gridded walls and smaller, lesser-known collages that feature a range of colors and were made with everyday stuff like newsprint, flattened bits of metal, cardboard, foil, sandpaper, and fabric. Installed non-chronologically, these works demonstrate Nevelson’s remarkable persistence: her brave commitment both to her steadfast aesthetic and to an ethics of reuse, while affirming the ongoing relevance of her work for contemporary audiences.



Installation view of 16 Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 16, 1959 − February 17, 1960. Photographic Archive, The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photo © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

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