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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM CELEBRATES SURREALIST ART

This week marks the ope­ning of an ex­hi­bi­tion de­di­ca­ted to the work of Ri­ta Kernn-Lar­sen. Lit­tle kno­wn ou­tsi­de her na­ti­ve Den­mark, Kern-Lar­sen, a pro­mi­nent Da­ni­sh surrealist ar­ti­st, whom Peggy Guggenheim met in Pa­ris in 1937, was in­vi­ted by Peggy the fol­lo­wing year to ex­hi­bit her pain­tings at a one-wo­man ex­hi­bi­tion at the Lon­don-ba­sed ‘Guggenheim Jeu­ne' gal­le­ry, a show that laun­ched Peggy's ca­reer as a pa­tron of Surrealist art.

This in­ti­ma­te ex­hi­bi­tion inau­gu­ra­tes the two new ‘Pro­ject Rooms'; spa­ces de­si­gned to ho­st spe­cial pro­jec­ts, wi­th the aim of ana­ly­zing the work of 20th cen­tu­ry ar­tists or spe­ci­fic the­mes con­nec­ted to the Peggy Guggenheim col­lec­tion. Until 26 Ju­ne.

Free pre­sen­ta­tions of the ex­hi­bi­tion dai­ly (3pm).

Ri­ta Kernn-Lar­sen. Surrealist Pain­tings Peggy Guggenheim Col­lec­tion, Pro­ject Rooms. Dor­so­du­ro, 701 (Pa­laz­zo Ve­nier dei Leo­ni). www.guggenheim-venice.it

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