In 2012, when it joined Guggenheim Intrapresæ, Allegrini established the “L’Arte di mostrare l’Arte” (The Art of Showing Art) award, an annual recognition the winery assigns to curators who create original and immersive exhibitions through their exceptional vision and research.
This year it was awarded to David Landau for the exhibitions he curated on the art of 20th- and 21st-centuries glassmaking at Le Stanze del Vetro, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
An eclectic entrepreneur and art historian, Landau has curated exhibitions at renowned, international institutions, such as the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Over the past ten years, Landau and his wife Marie-Rose Kahane became increasingly interested in the world of glass as an art form, a passion that matured over time and led Landau to establish the venue Le Stanze del Vetro, with the support of Pentagram Stiftung.
Thus, Allegrini acknowledged the value of a sophisticated exhibition venue, Le Stanze del Vetro, where high-quality and well designed exhibitions, together with rich educational programs, are on view for free.
Previous award-winning exhibitions include “From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Art of the Guggenheim Collections,” curated by Luca Massimo Barbero at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2016), the open-air exhibition venue Arte Sella in Borgo Valsugana (2019), and “Raffaello 1520–1483,” presented at the Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome (2020).
Starting in January 2022, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection will present on its social media channels—Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter—the winners of past editions to highlight the connection between the world of art and Allegrini’s corporate culture, which is also expressed through its passionate and ongoing support of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Article by Miriam Elisa Bankier