Palazzo Grassi

Where Are We Going?

29 Apr - 01 Oct 2006

ph Santi Caleca
A Selection of Works from the François Pinault Collection
April 29, 2006 - October 1, 2006

This exhibition marked the first public unveiling of one of the most significant art collections of our time.
Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Adjunct Curator for the Guggenheim Museums, Where Are We Going? focused on the art of the postwar period, offering a selection from extensive holdings assembled over more than thirty years.

Re-posing the question famously asked by Paul Gauguin at the cusp of the last century – and ironically adapted by Damien Hirst at the start of this one (the artists’ Where are we going? Where do we come from? Is there a reason? (2004), appeared in the exhibition’s forth and final section, This is Today) – Where Are We Going? presented some two hundred works by forty-nine artists, organized into thematic chapters unfolded on the three floors of the Palazzo Grassi.

Eschewing a strict historical chronology, the exhibition included highlights of some of the most influential art movements of the past sixty years (Art Informel, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, Pop Art) and took us up to the present moment with significant offerings from today’s most challenging artists.

Tags: Paul Gauguin, Damien Hirst