Peggy Guggenheim
in Photographs
A journey through art

Venice,
On view until 26 November, 2016

Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs displays a selection of about twenty images coming from the archives of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Even if the American collector was rarely the subject of painted portraits, she was widely recorded by great photographers from Berenice Abbott to Man Ray. Showing the images form key figures in the history of 20th-century, the retrospective aims to narrate who was Peggy Guggenheim and to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the origin in 1516 of the Ghetto in Venice, where in the 16th century the Jewish community was confined. The history of the Guggenheim family is itself an episode of the diaspora, and Peggy lived a life of constant voyaging, from America to Europe, from Paris to London, to New York and to Venice. Talent, courage but also feminineness were characteristics that delineated this iconic figure and which emerge clearly and vividly in the images of the show.

 

 

“A SHOW INTENDED TO BE BOTH A RECORD AND AN HOMAGE TO THE PATRONESS WHOSE EVERY ACT WAS A STRIKE IN FAVOR OF 20TH CENTURY ART.” – ŽIVA KRAUS