Sigmar Polke, Circus Figures (2005)
Sigmar Polke, Circus Figures (2005)

Sigmar Polke

Palazzo Grassi

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April 17, 2016


November 6, 2016

The retrospective of Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) at Palazzo Grassi in Venice is the first major exhibition in Italy dedicated to the German artist. The entire space of Palazzo Grassi is dedicated to Polke’s works, highlighting the diversity of his techniques and formats including painting, drawing, installation and film.

The exhibition spans the artist’s entire career, from the 1960s to the 2000s. On display are nearly 90 works from the Pinault Collection, including the monumental work Axial Age (2005-2007), as well as loans from major public and private collections.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Polke’s birth and the 30th anniversary of his participation in the 1986 Venice Biennale, where he was awarded the Golden Lion.

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