What: Themes & Variations. The Empire of light
When: 1 Feb 2014 - 14 Apr 2014
Time: daily 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Tuesdays
Where: Peggy Guggenheim Collection
First conceived in 2002 by Luca Massimo Barbero, this is the third edition of an innovative but tested exhibition formula that offers visitors fresh perceptions of the museum’s collections, whether well-known or less so, by means of a dialogue with works by more contemporary artists from other collections, thus opening up new, multiple possible interpretations. Works from the early 20th century avant-garde connect thematically in a confrontation and comparison with post war and contemporary works, tracing the evolution of forms of visual expression as they change with time. The curatorial narrative represents an opportunity to explore evolving themes such as light, twilight and darkness, in a repeated confrontation between Day and Night.