Bologna Art Weekend


If you find yourself in Bologna next weekend (January 24 – 26) you are probably going to notice the city is sprinkled with art events, museums and galleries exhibitions openings. And Arte Fiera is just one of them. Here is a list of interesting events. 

Not to be missed: Persona, installation by Romeo Castellucci (2013 Venice Biennial Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for the Theatre) made in a former air-raid shelter with sounds by Scott Gibbons (Via Indipendenza 71/z, Fri 24 and Sun 26 | 12pm – 8pm, Sat 25 | 12pm – 12am)

The Empty Pedestal, Ghosts from the Eastern Europe, a major overview of the contemporary art scene in the post-Soviet nations, hosted in the evocative spaces of Bologna’s Museo Civico Archeologico. 

Mambo (Modern Art Museum Bologna) shows Tacita Dean, The Studio of Giorgio Morandi and presents Rachel Whiteread, Study for Room

The brand new museum MAST (Arts, Experience and Technology) presents Industrial Worlds 014, a selection of works from the collection of photography of industry and labor, curated by Urs Stahel: 243 works by 46 photographers including Margaret Bourke-White, Bill Brant, Robert Doisneau and many others. 

Cineteca Foundation will explore the permeable boundary between cinema and art displaying a film programme by established filmmakers and new video artists such asMartins, Pistoletto, Deutsch, Trevisani, Zimmerfrei

The Pool New York City with NY-BO will show a group exhibition that includes work byPatrick Jacobs, Eric Mistretta, Andrea Salvatori, and Joseph White Sforni Stampone.

The Opening Here Museum (OHM), a mobile-museum founded by the italian artist Chiara Pergola inside the chest of drawers from the XIX century, proposes a happening for the finissage of the exhibition Bolivar by Orlando Tignatello, curated byMarc Giloux at Medieval Museum. 

Furthermore, Mitchell Mcauley and Ilse Buelens at V.I.P. Gallery (Via D’Azeglio 42, Fri 24 | 6pm – 10pm invitation only, Sat 25 | 6pm – 12am, Sun 26 | 12pm – 5pm); Goran Trbuljak at P420 GalleryGiacomo Costa‘s Traces at C.U.BO (opening Sat 25 | 8pm – 12am); Christian Jankoswski‘s Magic Numbers at Dal Monte Foundation (Via delle Donzelle 2, everyday 10am – 7pm); Mari Kanstad Johnsen at Openquadra; and a new wall drawing made by David Tremlett at Palazzo Re Enzo (Piazza del Nettuno, 1) 

  • Photo credits:
    1. Cheryl Dunn: Everybody’s street; 2. Romeo Castellucci, Scott Gibbons: Persona, Courtesy of Societas Raffaello Sanzio; 3. Harry Gruyaert: Port industry, 1992 © Harry Gruyaert / Magnum Photos; 4. Rachel Whiteread: Deposit, 2006 Courtesy of Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Roma; 5. Y. Meldibekov, N. Oris, Tashkent Lenin from the Family Album series, 2008

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