“Palazzo Grassi and the History of its Exhibitions” (October 24 and 25, 2019) is the second volume in a series of conferences devoted to key moments in the history of exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi.

<u>Text</u> <br/> <b>Stefano Collicelli Cagol</b> <br/> <span style="display:none;">Curator</span>

<span class="alinea"></span>This second edition will focus on projects combining fashion and art, organized from the 1960s to the early 1980s. <br/> <br/> <span class="alinea"></span>In November 2018, a first cycle of conferences examined the activities of the Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume during the 1950s. Inaugurated at Palazzo Grassi in 1951, this institution was created under the aegis and with the financial support of Count Franco Marinotti, president of Snia Viscosa, since the 1930s a leading company in the production of artificial fibers. In 1959, under the direction of Paolo Marinotti, the Centro opened with a memorable season of internationally renowned exhibitions of contemporary art. <br/> <br/> <span class="alinea"></span>The second volume continues this journey by focusing, in this edition, on the multidisciplinary events organized within the Venetian palace. On the first day of conferences we will look at fashion in Venice and Italy in the 1960s and ‘70s, using the project “Moda Sintesi,” held at Palazzo Grassi, as a starting point. The second day will be devoted to a reflection on the transition between international exhibitions of contemporary art and those more focused on Italian art, organized by Marinotti in the 1970s. Furthermore, the conference will examine the exhibitions organized by the Centro di cultura di Palazzo Grassi, the institution created after the closure of the Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume in 1978 by a consortium of entrepreneurs from the Veneto region.
Cover of the exhibition catalogue « Campo vitale », Palazzo Grassi, 1967 <br/> — <br/> Karel Appel, Paolo Marinotti and Pierre Alechinsky at The Palazzo Grassi, 1967 <br/> — <br/> Interior courtyard of Palazzo Grassi with works by Etienne-Martin and Roël D’Haese during the exhibition “Campo Vitale”, Palazzo Grassi, 1967

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