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Dancing with Myself

Punta della Dogana, Venice


This exhibition considers the importance of the artist’s role as actor and material of their own creations, from the 1970s to today. The exhibition brings together a great range of artistic practices and languages (photography, video, painting, sculpture, installation), cultures, geographic origins, generations and experiences, to establish a tension between extremely different artistic approaches. The exhibition revolves around four themes – Melancholia, Identity Games, Political Autobiographies, and Raw Material – with 32 artists on view, including Marcel Bascoulard, Marcel Broodthaers, Damien Hirst and Giulio Paolini. Find out more about ‘Dancing with Myself’ from the Punta della Dogana’s website. 

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Self-portrait, Claude CAhun

Self-portrait (1929), Claude Cahun. Pinault Collection

Light From The Left, Charles Ray

Light From The Left (2007), Charles Ray. Photo: Joshua White; Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery; © Charles Ray 

Untitled #578, Cindy Sherman

Untitled #578 (2016), Cindy Sherman. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Untitled, Rudolf Stingel

Untitled (2012), Rudolf Stingel Photo: Tom Powell Imaging; Courtesy the artist

Tell me who stole your smile, Urs Lüthi

Tell me who stole your smile (1974), Urs Lüthi. Folkwang Museum

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