Betye Saar is participating in ‘Untitled, 2020. Three perspectives on the art of the present’, conceived and curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Muna El Fituri and the artist Thomas Houseago.
Five years after ‘Slip of the Tongue’, conceived by Danh Vo and Caroline Bourgeois and presented at Punta della Dogana in 2015, this is the second time that an artist of the Pinault Collection has been invited to present his personal view of the collection. Conceived especially for the spaces of Punta della Dogana, ‘Untitled, 2020’ is organised into themes and presents the works of more than 60 artists held by the Pinault Collection, international museums and private collections. Accompanied by a wealth of references and quotes and ranging from the twentieth century through to the present day, the works set up a dialogue that triggers emotional, sensory, visual and tactile connections.
Covering a broad range of expressive media, from sculpture to video, and painting to photography, the works on view revolve around the recreation of Thomas Houseago’s studio in Tadao Ando’s cube room, in the heart of Punta della Dogana. In this space, the artist makes available to visitors his library and the sources of his inspiration through a site-specific installation.
Installation View © Palazzo Grassi, photography Marco Cappelletti.