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Julie Mehretu

Ensemble

17/03/2024

06/01/2025

© Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection © Julie Mehretu. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Palazzo Grassi is showcasing a significant exhibition focused on the works of American artist Julie Mehretu.

Julie Mehretu is a renowned contemporary artist known for her large-scale abstract paintings that blend elements of architecture, cartography, and history. Born in Ethiopia in 1970 and based in the United States, Mehretu’s work explores themes of globalization, urbanism, and social dynamics. Her intricate and layered compositions often reflect the complexity and chaos of the modern world, making her a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene.

Mehretu’s innovative style and thought-provoking themes have earned her numerous accolades and exhibitions worldwide.

The exhibition also features pieces by Nairy Baghramian, Huma Bhabha, Robin Coste Lewis, Tacita Dean, David Hammons, Paul Pfeiffer, and Jessica Rankin.

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“I always wanted to be an artist, but I didn’t really know how someone could make a life out it.”

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Julie Mehretu

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