Slip of the Tongue at Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection, through January 10, 2016

“The historical core of the exhibition consists of pieces from Venetian institutions such as the Accademia Gallery and the Institute of Art History of Giorgio Cini Foundation. These works of art bear scars attained during their various preservation processes, which ultimately changed their shape. At times, brutal remodeling was inflicted. There are, for example, fragments of paintings that were mutilated or reduced in order to be ‘adapted’ to a new setting. Or the miniature paintings that are the products of the cutting of choir books illuminated by artist monks. Following the suppression of monastic orders in the Napoleonic era, the London market had a voracious appetite for these selected pages,” writes Elisabeth Lebovici. “Slip of the Tongue addresses these historical mishaps.”

Antunes

Leonor Antunes, Random Intersections #4 (2009-2012), Random Intersections #12, Random Intersections #13, Random Intersections #14, 2015. Courtesy Leonor Antunes and Air de Paris. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Baghramian_1

Nairy Baghramian, Slip of the Tongue, 2014. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne and kurimanzutto, Mexico. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Elmgreen_Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures, Fig. 13, 2015. Courtesy the artist. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Gruyter_Thys

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Hildegard, 2013. Pinault Collection. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Halilaj_2

Petrit Halilaj, Si Okarina e Runikut, 2015. Courtesy the artist, kamel mennour, Paris and Chert, Berlin. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Hammons_Hujar

David Hammons, Untitled, 2007. Pinault Collection. Peter Hujar, Draped Male Nude (I), 1979. The Estate of Peter Hujar, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Hammons_1

David Hammons, Central Park West, 1990. Pinault Collection. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Hujar

Works by Peter Hujar. The Estate of Peter Hujar, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Lozano_1

Works by Lee Lozano © The Estate of Lee Lozano. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Manson_2

Robert Manson, Travaux des champs et animaux de la ferme, circa 1950. Pinault Collection. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Motonaga

Sadamasa Motonaga, Work, 1961. Pinault Collection. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Olesen_1

Henrik Olesen, Untitled #03 / Untitled #4, 2011. Pinault Collection. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Thek

Paul Thek, Towards an Abstract Art, 1980. Private collection. Estate of George Paul Thek, Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Vo_8

Danh Vo, Untitled, 2015. Pinault Collection. Installation view at Punta della Dogana, 2015. Ph: Fulvio Orsenigo

Wong_3

Martin Wong, INRI, 1984. Private collection ©The Estate of Martin Wong. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Wong_1

Martin Wong, Untitled (with brick in brick), 1988. Pinault Collection ©The Estate of Martin Wong. Installation view at Punta della Dogana 2015. Ph: © Fulvio Orsenigo

Images courtesy Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection