Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
2 April–26 November, 2023
Icônes presents important works from the Pinault Collection and proposes a reflection on the theme of the icon and the status of the image in the contemporary world. The word “icon” has two meanings. Its Greek etymology defines it as an “image,” while it is used to designate a certain type of religious painting. The idea of a model, an emblematic figure, is more contemporary. The status of the image—its capacity to embody a presence, to represent a space, to spark emotion—is at the core of this exhibition.