Paroles des Images
Caroline Bourgeois curated the exhibition, which took place on two floors of the Palazzo Grassi. It featured works by 25 international video artists, including trailblazer Bill Viola, and Bruce Nauman's masterpiece For Beginners, seen in Europe for the first time. The visitors’ route was designed with the spaces in mind. Contrasts and oppositions showed all of video art’s rich expressiveness, from comical to more serious veins. Some tackled social and geopolitical issues while others were intimate and poetic.
"Paroles des images" (“Words of Images”) was the Pinault Collection’s first show entirely devoted to video, a vital area of contemporary art that François Pinault has been passionate about since the early 1990s.