12.03.23 — 07.01.24
Palazzo Grassi

Chronorama. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century

Benedetta Barzini
Close Gian Paolo Barbieri, "Benedetta Barzini, with a Valentino Poncho and Coppola e Toppo Jewelry", 1969, Vogue © Condé Nast

'CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century' is the first major exhibition of photographic masterpieces recently acquired in part by the Pinault Collection, from the Condé Nast archives.

The exhibition brings together over four hundred works that bring the twentieth century to life through the events, social phenomena, and illustrious figures that marked it. Spanning from the 1910s to the early 1980s, this selection presents the work of more than one hundred and fifty international artists including Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, among others, as well as the illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, and George Wolfe Plank. Among the foremost talents of their generation, they have shaped the photographic and artistic aesthetics of their time through the publication of their work in the various Condé Nast publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Glamour and GQ.

Chronorama Redux

This historical selection will be put into perspective with 'Chronorama Redux', a project offering a contemporary look at these works from the Pinault Collection through the work of four artists: Tarrah Krajnak, Eric N. Mack, Giulia Andreani, and Daniel Spivakov. This installation will be spread over four spaces of the Palazzo Grassi, as interludes in the chronological tour of the main exhibition. Refreshing our gaze, questioning our relationship with time and images, sharing this evidence of the past: these are the challenges for the Pinault Collection, which are embodied in this first new project based on the archives of the legendary Condé Nast.

The exhibition 'Chronorama Redux' is supported by SAINT LAURENT. 

Curator: Matthieu Humery, Advisor of Photography for Pinault Collection

Palazzo Grassi is open every day, except on Tuesday, from 10 am to 7 pm.
Punta della Dogana reopens its doors to the public on Sunday April 2, 2023.

One admission ticket to visit the exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana:
Full price: €15
Reduced price: €12

Free admission for Members Pinault Collection and visitors under 20

Free admission for residents and students in Venice: on Wednesday, on the first and last day of the exhibition

Guided tours are available for groups and for schools


Every day, from 11 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm, a team of museum interpreters interact with the visitors and comment specific aspects of the ongoing exhibitions. This service is free.