Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro



Chiara Dynys
Lo stile

20 April – 15 September 2024
Venice, Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art
Dom Pérignon Rooms, second floor

Curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, Chiara Squarcina, Elisabetta Barisoni



Chiara Dynys is one of the most important contemporary Italian artists, whose work has always been distinguished by particular attention to dialogue with historical space in both its architectural and discursive dimensions.

In continuity with this perspective, Lo Stile is an exhibition and a site-related project, designed specifically for Ca’ Pesaro and at the same time pays reference to the work of Piet Mondrian and the artistic current of Neoplasticism. An exhibition of great visual power, apparently provocative but eventually revealing the centrality of the form of language in the art.

In response to a poetic that has always rejected any stylistic definition, Dynys quotes the linguistic synthesis of Dutch modernism through a series of new immersive environments in which light and matter redesign the story of reality.

The artist writes in this regard: “The reference to Mondrian wants to make explicit my statement that the form of language, even when style is denied, as in my work, is central. The installation that gives the exhibition its title is in fact an ambiguous work, which intentionally takes up the compositions of the theosophist artist but at the same time denies them, because it is made in stone and metal, that is, present and resistant materials, what Mondrian avoided more than anything else.”

“Opposed to this, a group of colored methacrylate books from the Tutto series provides further insights on my particular and contradictory idea of style, while the second large room is entirely occupied by the installation Gate of Heaven, where the luminous skeleton of a large door seems to derive from the equally bright curves that spread across the floor according to the progress of the gravitational waves of the universe”.

Thus, the close vision in time and space of these three works speaks of a “style” that can easily deny itself, but only to renew itself: everything becomes “style”, if the disparate language with which it is expressed, succeeds to become form.


Admission to the exhibition from 20 April to 15 September, 2024 with the Museum’s hours and ticket.


Image gallery:
Images no.1 and no.2: photo Studio Blu
Image no. 3: photo Alessio Pasqualini