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Migrating Objects: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents a new exhibition titled “Migrating Objects. Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas” opened from February 15th to June 14th 2020.

20 February 2020

Migrating Objects. Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas” in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection celebrates a lesser known but decidedly significant aspect of Peggy’s collectionism: 35 works of non-western art exhibited for the first time all together at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni revealing a nucleus of the patron’s collection rarely visible to the general public. An absolutely new aspect of this original exhibition is the presentation of these objects in groups that favor the original contexts or, alternatively, in dialogue with some masterpieces of the European avant-garde in a collection of artists who appropriated the ideas of these extra-European cultures.

The exhibition is the result of an extensive period of research and comparison by a team of scholars on these works that have long been neglected in the studies on the Peggy Guggenheim collection. Over the past two and a half years, research has led to surprising results, such as the attribution of some works, in particular the headgear mask from Nigeria (Ago Egungun) created in the atelier of Oniyide Adugbologe (1875-1949 c. ), present in the exhibition. For detailed information visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s official website. Photo credits: © Collezione Peggy Guggenheim. Photo Matteo De Fina

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