Palazzo Grassi

Sequence 1

05 May - 11 Nov 2007

© David Hammons
Central Park West, (1990) ph Santi Caleca
Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection
May 5, 2007 - November 11, 2007

Sequence 1 featured a diverse range of work by sixteen artists from the Collection, as well as new commissions and special projects. International and multi-generational, the artists in Sequence 1 all engaged in the practice of painting or sculpture to varying degrees.
Eschewing theme or narrative, Sequence 1 reminded us that contemporary artists have never abandoned these supposedly "traditional" disciplines, choosing instead to modify them with constant conceptual revisions and ever-evolving techniques.
The works in this show spotlighted the presence of the artist’s hand presenting a diverse range of artists who still rely on various expressions of craft while expanding the traditional practices of painting and sculpture with new twists and inventions.