‘Julian Schnabel. Permanently Becoming and the Architecture of seeing’.
Museo Correr, Venice
June 4th – November 27th 2011
Featuring more than 40 works (paintings and sculpture) from this influential American artist, the exhibition is an insightful retrospective that aims to illustrate influences both native and European.
Painter, sculptor and film director of international fame, Julian Schnabel stands out for his astounding capacity for creative metamorphoses and the arresting expressive power of his works. A painter first and foremost, he has explored various fields of art, including film, as the acclaimed director of Basquiat in 1996, Before Night Falls in 2000 (which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival), and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly in 2007 (which earned him the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival). Schnabel’s films are closely connected to his art, and his work in film can be viewed as a natural continuation of his painting