"Louise Nevelson: Persistence" opens April 23 in parallel with the 59th Venice Biennale. The exhibition, curated by eminent art historian and Nevelson biographer Julia Bryan-Wilson, comes exactly 60 years after Nevelson represented the United States in 1962. In the curatorial statement, Wilson writes, "Bringing together more than sixty works spanning thirty years of production, the exhibition underscores the artist’s extraordinarily inventive combining of materials, including well-known monumental black gridded walls and smaller, lesser-known collages that feature a range of colors and were made with everyday stuff like newsprint, flattened bits of metal, cardboard, foil, sandpaper, and fabric. Collectively, these works demonstrate a remarkable persistence: Nevelson’s brave commitment both to her steadfast aesthetic and to an ethics of reuse."
Installation view of “Louise Nevelson: Persistence,” at Procuratie Vecchie, Venice. (Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri)