Art City Bologna 2022: Thursday’s program – What to do

Bologna, May 11, 2022 – The review of Art City 2022† The Cultural Alliance Project, started on May 7 and now in its tenth edition, it was born of the collaboration between Municipality of Bologna e BolognaFiere in support of the annual action of. with exhibitions, events and special initiatives art fair and propose an original exploration of the city’s museums and art spots.

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The main core of Art City Bologna consists of a Main program articulated in one Special project and in a series of curatorial projects ranging from the most diverse contemporary artistic practices.
Also in this edition, the action contexts of the most diverse typologies vary: from symbolic places par excellence of bourgeois history such as Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo d’Accursio and the National Picture Gallery of Bologna, to palaces of great value that become cultural containers, to a precious architectural treasure such as the Pavilion de l’Esprit Nouveau designed by Le Corbusier, to the green treasury of the University Museum System, located in the heart of the university district, such as the ‘ Botanical Garden and Herbarium. The 2022 edition is also characterized by a wider and polycentric dimension that extends the widespread constellation of events to the metropolitan area of ​​Bologna.

Thursday’s program

Benni Bosetto, Stultifera
May 12, 2022
National Gallery of Bologna † Hall of the Walkers | via delle Belle Arti 56
Performance by Caterina Molteni
Stultifera is a great performative work conceived by Benni Bosetto on the occasion of ART CITY Bologna 2022 that finds space in the Salone degli Incamminati of the National Art Gallery of Bologna. The work deals with the subject of Sebastian Brant’s The Ship of Fools, a satirical work published in 1494, overturning moral criticism and instead reflecting on the potential of the ‘crazy’, on his absence of fear and thus on the generative dynamics inherent in this instinct.

Cyprus Dubauskas, Emergency Stop
May 12, 2022
Urban Innovation Foundation (Tassinari Room and Urban Innovation Lab) | Palazzo d’AccursioPiazza Maggiore 6 (ground floor, entrance from Guido Fanti’s courtyard)
Film installation by Elisa Del Prete and Silvia Litardi.

Emergency Break is a 16mm film installation presenting the Lithuanian artist’s trilogy dedicated to “rescue” Cyprus Dubauskas has developed from 2019 and the last chapter of which will be realized in Bologna.
The two films not released in Italy, shown in the Foundation for Urban Innovation’s Sala Tassinari, 36 Chambers (3′, 2019) and Daynighting (9′, 2020), serve as a prelude to the Firestarter- film collage presented in the space Urban Innovation Lab (Salaborsa, Bramante Corridor), in anticipation of the new production that the artist will perform in the city from a research period that has already begun thanks to the collaboration with the Lithuanian Institute of Culture and the Sandra Natali Artist Residence.

11 – 15 May 2022
Oratory of San Filippo Neric † via Manzoni 5
Site-specific installation by Maura Pozzati
The exhibition route, designed by Carlos Garaicoa for the space of the Oratory of San Filippo Neri, so full of history and memory, reflects the themes dear to the artist, such as research into urban and architectural space, which has always been a key to access. to delve deeper into the work of the Cuban artist.

Why am I doing it because. The Poetic Life of Giulia Niccolai
May 7 – June 5, 2022
Padiglione of the New Spirit † Constitution Square 11
Personal exhibition curated by Allison Grimaldi Donahue and Caterina Molteni
Promoted by Istituzione Bologna Musei | MAMBO Why am I doing it because. The Poetic Life of Giulia Niccolai tells the artistic story of the poet, translator and artist Giulia Niccolai (1934-2021) who describes the main stages of her professional life through documents, photographs, texts, recordings and works from the Maurizio Spatola archive, from the Echaurren-Salaris Foundation, from the Italian Women’s Library of Bologna and from private archives.

May 12 – June 12, 2022
Alchemilla | Palazzo Vizzani, via Santo Stefano 43
Personal exhibition by Giovanni Rendina† Opening Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m.

Thursday 12 May 10.30 am
ARTAL CITY. Mattia Pajè talks to Giovanni Rendina and Guido Molinari
Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Aula Magna † via delle Belle Arti 54
Fuori Terra is a sculptural group consisting of human-like figures immersed in an installation environment. Modeled in two-component resin, the sculptures are organized to form several anecdotal elements, readable as a cosmogony created by the artist from two visual alphabets: the new age aesthetic and that of commercial television.
The exhibition stems from the artist’s interest in the concept of truth.

May 12 – 15, 2022
Music Research Center – San Leonardo Theater
† via San Vitale 63
Immersive video installation by Felice Moramarco.

Italo Zuffi, Front and back
12 – 29 May 2022
Banca di Bologna conference room | Palazzo de ‘Toschic’, Piazza Minghetti 4 / d. Personal exhibition curated by Lorenzo Balbi and Davide Ferri.
The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Balbi and Davide Ferri, is in temporal and conceptual continuity with the exhibition in progress at MAMbo, to form a single project divided into two spaces: as the first part takes a retrospective look at Zuffi’s work (through a spectrum of works between the mid-1990s and 2020), at Palazzo De’ Toschi, a series of new productions touch on some of the key aspects of his most recent research. This passage of the baton ensures that the exhibition proposal of the two spaces is completely focused on an Italian artist, one of the most important among those born in the late 1960s, allowing a 360-degree deepening of his work.

Cassero LGBTI + Center | via Don Minzoni 18 |
Susana Ljujanovic. Song for Invisible Garden
Personal exhibition organized by Artierranti . Cultural Association
May 12, 5:00 PM / 6:30 PM / 9:00 PM performance with Jonathan Clancy | 13, 14, 15 May at 15-19

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