“CHRONORAMA. Photographic treasures of the 20th century” is the first major exhibition dedicated to masterpieces from the Condé Nast archives, partly recently acquired by the Pinault Collection. The exhibition brings together over four hundred works that bring the 20th century back to life through events, social phenomena and illustrious personalities that marked it. Spanning the century from the 1910s to the dawn of the 1980s, this selection presents the works of over one hundred and fifty international artists such as Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, among the photographers, Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden and George Wolfe Plank, among the illustrators.
Among the greatest talents of their generation, these artists defined the photographic and artistic aesthetics of the time through the publication of their work in the magazines published by Condé Nast (Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Glamour, GQ...) . The core of historical images on display is placed in dialogue with “Chronorama Redux”, a project that offers a contemporary look at the works of “CHRONORAMA” through the works of four artists: Tarrah Krajnak, Erik N. Mack, Giulia Andreani and Daniel Spivakov . The works will be displayed in four different exhibition spaces of Palazzo Grassi as interludes that break into the chronological path of the main exhibition. Renewing your gaze, exploring the relationship with time and images, transmitting testimonies of the past: these are the principles of the Pinault Collection, which are perfectly embodied in this first unpublished project around the Condé Nast archives.