The 2016 Art shows in Venice


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Venice is as we know a museum in itself. For Art and architecture lovers, this city represents the perfect go to place even without having to enter historical museums. In springtime, Venice transforms itself every year in the capital of contemporary art thanks to the exhibitions of the Biennale Art and Architecture and the exhibitions organized in museums Pinault, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.


Art shows to visit are numerous, both permanent collections as well as many international temporary art shows that are available yearly.  Here are some suggestions for the must see exhibitions in Venice 2016.


Biennale Architecture 2016 – Reporting from the front

(From May 28th to November 27th – Venice)

One year Visual Art, one year Architecture. But the result doesn’t change: The world of art can’t overlook the Biennale of Venice, it is a must see every year. If you’ve never been, you should really think about seeing it. The exhibiting headquarters (Giardini and Arsenale) are magnificent and are worth the ticket alone. There are also many collateral shows throughout all of Venice.


Sigmar Polke and “Accrochage”

(from April 17th – Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana)

A retrospective of Sigmar Polke in the beautiful palaces located on the Grand Canal. A very detailed and well kept exhibition curated by Caroline Bourgeois, with seventy pieces of work from the Pinault collection that evoke the search for emptiness and a mise en abyme of the history of art within the magnificent setting of the Punta della Dogana.


Post War Era: a recent history. Homage to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein

(from January 23rdto the 4th of April – Guggenheim)

With more than ninety works of collected art from the American patron Peggy Guggenheim and others donated to the collection after her death. The exhibition offers the visitors an attentive description and renovated outlook of American and European Art from after World War II up until 1979.  A must.


Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Nights, Bug Nudes

(from April 7th to August 7th– Casa dei Tre Oci)

After exhibiting in Rome, the determination and will of June Newton to bring the exhibition for the first time to Venice has come true. Helmut Newton doesn’t need a presentation and this is the chance to bring his grand photographs and the splendor of Venice together.

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