"Icônes" at Punta della Dogana
Close (from left to right) Danh Vo, Christmas (Rome), 2012, 2013, Pinault Collection; Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2010, Pinault Collection © Rudolf Stingel. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery. Installation view, Icônes, 2023, Punta della Dogana, Venezia. Ph. Marco Cappelletti © Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection
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"The Image at the Limits of the Visible" by Emma Lavigne
It is a given that the very essence of the icon is reflected in the move toward abstraction effected by Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, both of whom experienced spaces transfigured by the presence of icons, whether in churches, chapels, or izbas with painted walls.