The exhibitions In Praise of Doubt at Punta della Dogana, and The World belongs to You at Palazzo Grassi mark the 5 year anniversary of the opening of Palazzo Grassi by François Pinault and the Mayor of Venice in April 2006. It also marks the beginning of a new phase of programming for François Pinault Foundation’s Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.
From now on, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana present exhibitions that operate under two distinct time frames. Palazzo Grassi presents a fast turnover, with more emphasis on the “event” nature of its exhibitions whereas Punta della Dogana, concerned with a continuous presentation of the collection, operates on a long-term schedule, similar to permanent collection changeovers of major international art museums.
On 2nd June 2011, François Pinault Foundation presents a new exhibition at Palazzo Grassi : The World Belongs to You.
François Pinault has appointed Caroline Bourgeois as the curator of this exhibition, which was conceived to coincide with the exhibition In Praise of Doubt at Punta della Dogana, and presents another re-assessment of the traditional limits of the geography of art, and how we relate to others and the world.
The World Belongs to You brings together works by artists from different practices, generations, and backgrounds, exploring artists’ relationships to history, reality and its own representation. «The exhibition revolves around major themes of contemporary history: from the breakdown of symbols, to the temptation of self-withdrawal and isolation, the attraction of violence and spirituality in a troubled and globalised world” (Caroline Bourgeois).
Artists include : Ahmed Alsoudani, Yto Barrada, Alighiero Boetti, Sergey Bratkov, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Maurizio Cattelan, David Claerbout, Matthew Day Jackson, Marlene Dumas, El Anatsui, Urs Fischer, Cyprien Gaillard, Adrian Ghenie, Loris Gréaud, David Hammons, Nicholas Hlobo, Thomas Houseago, Huang Yong Ping, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Louise Lawler, Boris Mikhailov, Farhad Moshiri, Takashi Murakami, Giuseppe Penone, Philippe Perrot, Sigmar Polke, Charles Ray, Thomas Schütte, Rudolf Stingel, Lee Ufan, Joana Vasconcelos, Francesco Vezzoli, Jonathan Wateridge, Sislej Xhafa, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Yang Jiechang, Zhang Huan, Zeng Fanzhi.
Caroline Bourgeois has curated numerous shows including Money, Joan Jonas, Valie Export, Cao Fei, Adel Abdessemed and Loris Gréaud as well as several exhibitions of the François Pinault Collection including The Passage of Time in Lille, A Certain State of the World in Moscow, and Who’s Afraid of Artists? in Dinard.