Going Public – The Napoleone Collection

10 December 2016 – 11 March 2017

We were delighted to show highlights from one of Europe’s finest private collections of 20th century and contemporary art.

From her first acquisition in the mid-1990s, Valeria Napoleone established a collection with a singular purpose: to champion the work of women artists and redress the gender imbalance she saw within the art world.

Spanning painting and sculpture through to photography and installation, Napoleone’s remarkable collection has gone on to represent some of the most pioneering female artists of the past 20 years.

The exhibition featured a diverse array of work from the collection by artists including Mai-Thu Perret, Joanne Greenbaum, Margherita Manzelli and Phyllida Barlow, nominated to represent Great Britain at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2017.

Image: Mai-Thu Perret with Ligia Dias, La Fée Électricité, 2005.
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Gallery of images: Installation shots (Going Public: The Napoleone Collection).
Photo: Darren Robinson Photography