Luogo e Segni
"Luogo e Segni" ("Place and Signs"), which takes its name from a painting by Carol Rama featured in the show, invited visitors to take a walk through an inner landscape based on the writings of artist and poet Etel Adnan, where nature, creation and poetry intertwine. Over 100 works by international artists, including Philippe Parreno, Roni Horn, Sturtevant, Lee Lozano, Agnes Martin and Rudolf Stingel, were brought together to echo his poetry, which aims to evoke the elusiveness of the natural elements. The show’s shifting moods recalled the links, sometimes implicit, between certain artists, the memory of cities such as Beirut, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Lahore, Sarajevo and Venice and Pinault Collection exhibitions at the Punta della Dogana over a decade. It was accompanied by a rich programme of events, performances, meetings and readings at the Punta della Dogana and the Teatrino.
Three of the 17 artists presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection, Edith Dekyndt, Lucas Arruda and Hicham Berrada, were Pinault Collection artists in residence at Lens, a programme set up in 2015.