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Forthcoming Exhibitions - The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

6 June – 2 September 2007
All in the Present Must Be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys’ will examine key affinities between the two artists, who, though separated by generation and geography, share many aesthetic and conceptual concerns. The exhibition will focus on their metaphoric use of materials, their interest in metamorphosis, their employment of narrative structures, and the relationship between action and documentation in their work. The show's contents will be drawn largely from the Guggenheim Museum's permanent collection and will pair a selection of drawings and vitrines and sculptures by both artists. The presentation will also examine the performative side of their practices, demonstrating the way both have theatricalized their sculptural production. Curated by Nancy Spector, the exhibition will premiere at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin before traveling to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice during the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Rosso. The Protean Form: MEDARDO ROSSO
22 September 2007 – 6 January 2008
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is organizing an exhibition of sculpture by Medardo Rosso (1858-1928). Paola Mola and Fabio Vittucci will curate the exhibition in collaboration with the Rosso Museum in Barzio (Como), where the artist's estate and archive has been preserved by three generations of his descendants, and currently by his great-granddaughter Danila Marsure Rosso. The exhibition will reassess Rosso's work in its multifaceted complexity, proposing Medardo Rosso as a precursor of the avant-garde rather a Symbolist emerging from the Scapigliata culture of Milan. The exhibition will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue with texts by Paola Mola, Fabio Vitucci and Danila Marsure Rosso.

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