The Palazzo Grassi-François Pinault Foundation’s “Voices of Images” will be the foundation’s first exhibition dedicated to the moving image. Curated by Caroline Bourgeois, who manages the foundation’s collection, the show (Aug. 29, 2012–Jan. 13, 2013) encompasses 30 works of film, video and installation, by 25 artists. The exhibition’s opening will coincide with the start of the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
Bourgeois has organized numerous shows for the Pinault Foundation (such as “The World Belongs to You” (2011) and “In Praise of Doubt” (2011/12).
The artist list includes Adel Abdessemed, Peter Aerschmann, Yael Bartana, Mohamed Bourouissa, Mircea Cantor, Paul Chan, Liu Da Hong, Yang Fudong, Cao Fei, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Michel François, Abdulnasser Gharem, Johan Grimonprez, Hassan Khan, Taro Izumi, Cameron Jamie, Zoe Leonard, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat, William Pope.L, Anri Sala, Javier Tellez, Bill Viola and Mark Wallinger.
Nauman’s For Beginners (2010), acquired by the Pinault Foundation in 2011, will be presented at the exhibition, marking its European debut.