Punta della Dogana
Punta della Dogana
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Renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are the two museums of the Pinault Collection in Venice. Until 6th January 2020, Palazzo Grassi presents the exhibition 'La Pelle', a solo exhibition dedicated to Luc Tuymans that includes over 80 paintings by the artist from 1986 to today. Until 15th December 2019, Punta della Dogana presents 'Luogo e Segni', a group exhibition of contemporary art that brings together 36 artists whose works establish a particular relationship with their urban, social, political, historical, intellectual setting. The Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi offers a wide range of events: conferences, concerts, screenings, workshops... that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.
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Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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Vacationer204766
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Jul 2022 • Couples
Bruce Nauman: WTF was that? Literally the most egotistical BS excuse for art I have ever seen. Literally considering declining the credit card transaction this was so bad. What a joke. DO NOT GO to this. I cannot believe this show was ever allowed to be displayed - it’s a joke.
Written July 7, 2022
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icequeen
Ottawa, Canada199 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Well the building is beautiful. The views are gorgeous. But the exhibit? A total pretentious waste of time. As others have noted below, we thought we’d see some o Pinault’s private collection and then the current exhibit “Icones”.
Well… no. Less than 20 rooms, each with a handful of unintelligible nonsense in them. A series of 20 or so lit skulls. A crumpled suitcase in a corner. A series of what I think were candles stuck together. I could go on, but it was painful enough walking through it, let alone reliving it.
Adding insult to injury, I understand the guy’s a multi billionaire with a huge private art collection. Salma Hayek if you’re reading this tell your husband I want my money back.
Written October 9, 2023
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Stefano E
Lugano, Switzerland966 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Bruce Nauman exhibition is a shame.

Bruce Nauman?

Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2009 for Best National Participation???

Total nonsense ..
How can this be called art?
How can such rubbish find its place in such a place ?
What a waste .. time, money, space..
Pinault is sinking with Venice with this ..😳

… how to fill a place with emptiness ?
Written October 17, 2021
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tom
Chamonix, France97 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
This was the only place we felt fleeced in Venice. The space itself was lovely; wide open and elevated with soaring views over the lagoon, but the 15€ each we paid for the exhibition was a total rip off. The art was atrocious. Postmodern crap inspired by war, commercialism and insanity; no explanations other than the cut-paste free booklet.

We couldn't wait to get out of there. Hopefully by the time you go the exhibition will be something more culturally fulfilling, unless you like amateurish modern 'art', that is.

Oh, and six euros for two jackets in the changing room added insult to injury. I shan't go back!!!
Written January 7, 2014
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csmtv
Milan, Italy19 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Bruce Nauman: WORST EXHIBITION EVER. Do not waste your money as it is an intellectual egotism with no intent whatsoever.
Written July 3, 2021
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Chocolate74
London, UK584 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
My guide book informed us that this museum houses Pinault’s extensive modern art collection and that this is one of the top modern art musea in Europe.
Well we were cheated out of 15€/ person. There ws no art collection but an exhibition of Bruce Nauman. I love modern art. Please can someone explain to me what this was? Modern art for arts sake. It was an assault on the senses and an insult to any art lover. We spent 15 mins there and left. Awful. Exhibition at Grassi not much better.
Written September 13, 2021
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Noëlle
Amsterdam, The Netherlands114 contributions
Oct 2011 • Family
The building is very nice and the views are beautiful, but that is not the reason to visit a museum and spend € 15 per person! The art on display is very disapponting and why is it art anyway?
Written October 20, 2011
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Punta della Dogana in Venice was built in the late 17th century as a Customs House.

Having been empty for years, the art collector Francois Pinault signed a lease with the city and commissioned the architect Tadao Ando to restore the exterior and boldly reschape the interiors as a gallery for a changing series of exhibitions of contemporary art. Two years ago, Damien Hirst took over the entire building. This year is an exhibition 'Luogo e Segni' linked to memory of places.

Compared to the Damien Hirst exhibition, the current is a little tame, with a few fireworks including Wu Tsang up in the Belvedere and Sturtevant's light installation, while there are a few works which do make you question what some artists get away with...
Written November 9, 2019
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Phillyjanie
Philadelphia, PA225 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Want to see a collection of art in a gallery owned by French billionaire Francois Pinault? Then drop by this unusual space, the former Customs House for Venice. It’s a varied collection in a very cool space, but they should consider lowering the entry fee from €18. That’s higher than almost anyplace else in Venice. And Pinault doesn’t need the cash.
Written August 25, 2019
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Charming_Karl
Charleston, SC1,493 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
I know that Damien Hirst is a controversial artist nowadays. Like Jeff Koons, he inspires a lot of anger at his flaunting of his artistic wealth, while so many people who probably have just as much talent struggle. In any case, while this collection is way way way over the top, my wife and I really liked it. And the portion of it displayed in the Punta della Dogana made good use of the singular beauty and starkness of the setting, with the many industrial looking rooms cut into the triangular building at one of the ends of the island as it were.
Written September 30, 2018
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