CARLO CARDAZZO: New Vision for Art

It is rare for a museum to hold an exhibition showcasing an art collector instead of an artist, but Peggy Guggenheim in Venice does it! This upcoming 1 November 2008 till 9 February 2009 it will hold an exhibition dedicated to Carlo Cardazzo (1908–63).

The exhibition documents the variety of his interests as a patron of the arts, collector, publisher and gallerist. He opened his Galleria del Cavallino opened in Venice in 1942.

In the contemporary art world following the Second World War, few personalities matched the enterprise and volcanic curiosity of the Venetian Carlo Cardazzo.

Cardazzo’s career de?nes him as a precursor, like Peggy Guggenheim, in the promotion of contemporary art. Thanks to new archival research coordinated by the curator, unpublished materials and unknown facts have emerged which locate him in a surprisingly international context. Curator: Luca Massimo Barbero.


Carlo Cardazzo in his Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, 1960s

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