ART LOVERS: STORIES OF ART IN THE PINAULT COLLECTION
From July 12 to September 7, 2014
In 2014, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration with the Pinault Foundation, and under the curatorship of Martin Bethenod, Director of the Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogana, the Grimaldi Forum once again put contemporary art in the spotlight by offering to show one of the largest private contemporary art collections in the world, that of François Pinault.
44 works were selected, more than a third of which have never been on exhibit. Reflecting the great diversity of this collection, the "ART LOVERS" exhibition brings together paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and drawings by 33 artists from the 1960s to the present day, and from various geographical origins including Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. One of the starting points of this project is the literary study on Palimpsestes by Gérard Genette, a fundamental essay on the notion of intertextuality - that is to say, the way in which one text is present within another - that has become a classic within the genre. The approach, carried over into contemporary art, makes it possible to see the trace, the memory or the presence of other works, artists and art stories within the works of the Pinault collection .