“CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century” is the first major exhibition of masterpieces recently acquired by the Pinault Collection and from the Condé Nast archives, some of which have never been seen by the public before. The exhibition, you can visit at Palazzo Grassi, brings together a selection of 407 works (dated between 1910 and 1979) displayed in chronological order, which showcase women, men, historical moments, dreams and dramas of the 20th century.
An incredible flow of images of more than 150 international artists including Edward Steichen, Berenice
Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn and Helmut
Newton. They were able to shape the photographic and artistic aesthetics of their time through the
publication of their work in the various Condé Nast publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, House &
Garden, Glamour and GQ. Portraits of famous actors and actresses and important figures of the 20th
century are mixed with fashion photography, photojournalism, photographs of architecture, still lifes, and documentary photography. The exhibition may be considered as a retrospective, but it is also a call to introspection – the introspection of the Western world, that not only seized the power of the image, but also invented its language.
The exhibition will be open from 12th March 2023 to 7th January 2024, every day (except on Tuesday) from 10 am to 7 pm. Don’t miss it!