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Alighiero Boetti, Catasta, 1967 © Christian Stein, Milano

The Curators

Luca Massimo Barbero (curator)

Luca Massimo Barbero is associate curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. From 1998 to 2001, he was President of the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice and between 1995 and 1997, he acted as art consultant for the city of Vicenza, founding a new modern and contemporary art space within the Basilica Palladiana, called LAMeC.

He participated as curator to the Venice Biennale in 1993 with Peter Greenaway. Watching Water at Palazzo Fortuny, in 1997 with Offi cina del Contemporaneo. Venezia ’50–’60 at Palazzo Fortuny, in 2007 with Georg Baselitz, Omaggio a Emilio Vedova at Venezia Pavillion.

Barbero has been extensively working on Italian art of the 1950s and 1960s to the contemporary, curating exhibitions, writing books and lecturing.

Among most recent exhibitions, Lucio Fontana: Venice– New York presented at Peggy Guggenheim Collection in 2006 and later at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Upcoming projects in 2008 include Carlo Cardazzo. Una nuova visione dell’arte, to be presented at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Lucio Fontana at Museo d’Arte, Mendrisio and Museum Liner, Appenzell.

Cecilia Widenheim (project curator)

Cecilia Widenheim (b. 1965) is the curator of Moderna Museet’s collection of Swedish and Nordic art, and is responsible for the permanent exhibition of works dating from 1940 to 1970.

Since the museum reopened in 1998, Cecilia Widenheim has curated the following exhibitions:
– Ulrik Samuelson, Second Hand (1998-99)

– Cecilia Edefalk (1999)

– Utopia and Reality, Modernity in Sweden 1900-1960 (2000)

– Vera Nilsson – In the Age of Aberration (2001)

– Ann-Sofi Sidén: In Between the Best of Worlds (2004) – Lars Englund (2005)

– Odd Weeks 2002 – 2003: Martha Rosler, Maria Friberg and Charlotte Gyllenhammar

– The 1st at Moderna: Lars Vilks (2004)

– The Clouds Between Us: Works from the Collection (2006)

– 10 Stories – Swedish Art 1910-1945 (2007)

– Gunvor Nelson (2007)

Cecilia Widenheim was one of the editors of the latest book on the Moderna Museet Collection (the Book, 2004).

She was previously a curator at Nationalmuseum.

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