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The 60th Biennale di Venezia: Foreigners Everywhere in the Giardini

La Biennale di Venezia – 60th International Art Exhibition 20 April – 24 November 2024 www.labiennale.org The 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition was officially opened to the public on Saturday the 20th of April 2024. Until November 24, it is possible to visit the main exhibition “Foreigners Everywhere – Stranieri Ovunque” curated by… (read more)

The early days of the ARTE FIERA and its anniversary edition 2024

With its 47th edition the Bolognese art fair ARTE FIERA also celebrated its 50th anniversary. Herewith, the art trade exhibition is Italy’s oldest still enduring art fair. Already the advertising panels at the entry referred to the foundation year 1974. Inside the exhibition halls, a booth with the enlarged pages of the “Numero zero”, the… (read more)

Saturday 3rd February 2024: 9 venues of the ART CITY

As outlined previously, during this year’s ART CITY several exhibitions opened earlier, and even more are lasting longer than the days of the ARTE FIERA. Nevertheless, there were various events, which were only accessible until 4th February 2024. Additionally, there were performances, only taking place on Saturday the 3rd, during the day and evening of… (read more)

The ART CITY 2024 is still ongoing!

Officially, the 12th edition of the Bolognese ART CITY took place from 1st to 4th February 2024 and had its absolute climax on Saturday 3rd February with the White Night. However, many venues opened earlier, and some remain longer. So, the people had and have the possibility to appreciate comfortably more events than only in… (read more)

Preview for the ART CITY: 9 Proposals

In Bologna, the approaching ARTE FIERA is celebrating its 50th anniversary. From February 2nd until the 4th the 47th edition will take place. At the same time, there will be the 12th edition of the ART CITY, all over the town and even outside with its huge program of exhibitions, performances, cinema films and a… (read more)

2023 revisited

  With our Artworks of the Month 2023, we had an unintentional focus on photography, though, there also were collages, a sculpture, an installation and a sculptural installation. The presented artists reflected on nature, urbanity, architecture and much more. Besides that, we visited numerous exhibitions of national and international artists.   January We started the… (read more)

Foto/Industria 2023: From ancient analogue Images to AI-supported Pictures

VI Biennal of Photography on Industry and Work: Game 12 Exhibitions and 11 Venues in Bologna 18 October – 8 December 2023 www.fotoindustria.it This year’s Biennale Foto/Industria focusses on the game industry in photography. Promoted by the Fondazione MAST, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, 12 exhibitions by international artists are showing various approaches to… (read more)

The Day of the Contemporary in Bologna (part 2)

In a first part we presented four exhibitions in Bologna, which were inaugurated shortly before or on the day of the contemporary (Giornata del Contemporaneo) on Saturday 7th October. Subsequently, we will introduce you to four further shows, all opened for this special occasion. They will all be visible for the next weeks, two of… (read more)

The Day of the Contemporary in Bologna (part 1)

On Saturday 7th October was the 19th Day of the Contemporary (Giornata del Contemporaneo) in Italy. Promoted by the AMACI (Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art), this countrywide yearly event invites not only museums, but also foundations, public institutions, private galleries, artist spaces and studios to show the vitality of contemporary art. We visited… (read more)

Art in Autumn 2023: 4 + 1

Summer is over and the new exhibition season has started. In a first tour, we visited five exhibitions, four in Bologna and one in Florence.   Galleria B4: Tamas Podraczky, Giovanni Buffa – Sulla ruota del tempo Gallleriapiù: Felicity Hammond – Deposits C2: L’orMa – Opere Esplosive! CAR DRDE: Alessandro Roma – Il tutto per… (read more)

MIA Fair 2023: Architecture, Trees and other Subjects

MIA Fair (Milan Image Art Fair) 23 – 26 March 2023 Superstudio Maxi, Milan www.miafair.it The 12th edition of Italy’s oldest and most important photo fair confirmed its position with 100 exhibitors (80 % galleries), thereof 30 % from abroad. No matter whether the galleries originated in Italy, Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Serbia and… (read more)

ARTE FIERA 2023: Eye-Catchers

Bologna, Italy 3 – 5 February 2023 www.artefiera.it Back at the traditional schedule and venue, the 46th Bolognese art fair attracted around 50.000 visitors and reached herewith the level of before the pandemic. Once again directed artistically by Simone Menegoi, Italian’s oldest trade show returned after two editions to the ground-based halls 25 and 26,… (read more)

ART CITY 2023: Highlights and more

Like every year, the accompanying program to the Arte Fiera (the Bolognese art fair) was very rich. Even though, taking place during ten days (from 27th January to 5th February) it was impossible to visit all venues. Besides the main program, once more many galleries and cultural institutions participated. Additionally, numerous studios, shops and temporary… (read more)

2022 revisited

  The year 2022 was the year, where life went back to a little bit of normality, even though, there were some reminiscences to the pandemic. However, once more we could travel and appreciate artworks in real. Art fairs reopened and even the postponed Venice Biennale took place.   January Appropriate to the longing to… (read more)

The 59th Venice Biennale (part 2): Nature and Technology

La Biennale di Venezia 2022 23 April – 27 November 2022 www.labiennale.org The presented artworks in the first part of our article about the Venice Biennale in the Giardini was a glance to the female conditions in society. In the second part, there is a focus on nature and technology, not without including bodies and… (read more)

The 59th Venice Biennale: A female look at the world

La Biennale di Venezia 2022 23 April – 27 November 2022 www.labiennale.org   Founded in 1895, the Venice biennale was – until now – dominated by masculine curators and artists. Since 1948, there were 32 male artistic directors and only 3 female. Additionally, there was two times a double curatorship, once a male-female couple, the… (read more)

Bologna is at the Seaside!

Padiglione Bologna 2 – 31 July 2022 Galleria FaroArte Largo Walter Magnavacchi 6 Marina di Ravenna http://www.capitra.it Fridays 21 h – 23 h Sat-Sun 16 h – 19:30 h The summer season has already started and the cities empty. People are fleeing the hot centres to take a break in the colder mountains or at… (read more)

Back again: the 45th ARTE FIERA in Bologna

13 – 15 May 2022 Bologna Fiere www.artefiera.it This year’s art fair ARTE FIERA in Bologna took place in an unfamiliar time schedule. Instead of January, it was once more postponed due to the pandemic. However, finally in May 2022, the oldest Italian art fair opened its doors and re-found its habitual context. The supporting… (read more)

And if the ART CITY would continue?

From 7 to 15 May 2022 the 10th ART CITY took place in Bologna. Born by a collaboration between the municipality of Bologna and Bologna Fiera as accompanying programme of the Arte Fiera (the Bolognese Art Fair), the ART CITY traditionally takes place in January. Due to the pandemic, this year it was postponed to… (read more)

12 Tips for the Arte Fiera and Art City in Bologna

Alain Urrutia: Der Wanderer MAAB Gallery, Milan Arte Fiera, booth A15, Pav. 15 Andreas Angelidakis: POST-RUIN Bentivoglio 28 April – 12 June 2022 Palazzo Bentivoglio via del Borgo di San Pietro 1, Bologna Antonello Ghezzi ME Vannucci, Pistoia Arte Fiera, booth E21, Pav. 15 Carlos Garaicoa: Libero Spazio Libero 10 – 15 May 2022 Oratorio… (read more)

The 59th Venice Biennale: Impressions

La Biennale di Venezia 59th International Art Exhibition The Milk of Dreams Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) 23 April – 27 November 2022 www.labiennale.org   This year’s Biennale opened officially on April 23rd, nearly one year later than planned due to the pandemic, but one month earlier than usual. Certainly, not only the schedule is particular…. (read more)

BOOMing Contemporary Art Show – A Virtual Experience

Meta-Fiera 20 – 23 January 2022, prolonged until 31 January Director: Simona Gavioli Organiser: DOC Creativity Host: Lieu.city https://boomcontemporaryart.com   Actually planned as complement to the second edition of the physical art fair BOOMing, the “meta-fiera” was a kind of preview for the presence show in Bologna, now scheduled from 12th to 15th May 2022…. (read more)

2021 revisited

2021 was the second pandemic year. Even though several artistic events took place in real live, others were only virtually visitable. At the same time, other activities arose. In consequence, our review mainly shows the artworks of the month. However, there are some exceptions like an online art fair, a postal exhibition and a video-performance…. (read more)

Benefit for Artists – The second Round

Preview start: 07 November 2021 Sales: 14 – 28 November 2021 www.benefit-for-artists.net After the success of the last year, the second edition of the project Benefit for Artists is online since November 7th. Initiated during the pandemic by the Düsseldorf based artists Thyra Schmidt and Juergen Staack, in cooperation with TAIFUN Project e.V., the intention… (read more)

Cause & Effect – Graphic Prints in the GDR from the Collection Nowoisky

Claudia Jansen: Ursache & Wirkung – Grafik in der DDR aus der Sammlung Nowoisky In the last years, every now and then there were exhibitions of artworks created in the GDR (German Democratic Republic). By the time, the perspective changed and the focus on quality progressed, instead of a political judgement. Most of these shows… (read more)

From ART CITY to the Summer Programme of Bologna 2021

Intended as revitalisation of the city’s cultural institutions after the lockdown, the postponed ART CITY could take place from May 7th to 9th in Bologna. Traditionally the ART CITY is the accompanying programme for the city’s art fair in January. Due to the pandemic, it was cancelled. Fortunately, it could be carried out now. Including… (read more)

Märztage (March days) – A Fukushima Memorial as Video-Performance

11 – 24 March 2021 (still available) www.maerztage2011.org On 11th March 2011, a triple catastrophe stroke Japan: First, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan had shaken the region of Tōhoku, followed by a terrible tsunami. The huge waves met the six reactors of the nuclear power plant of Fukushima. Subsequently nuclear meltdown took… (read more)

Dear you – How to make an art exhibition in pandemic times?

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna March – May 2021 www.mambo-bologna.org In these pandemic times, cultural enjoyment is difficult if not impossible. Creatives all around the world are struggling since one year to stay connected to the public. Due to the circumstances, most of the initiatives are in the virtual space. Now the MAMbo… (read more)

ARTEFIERA PLAYLIST: A cultural Meeting online

21 – 24 January 2021 (mostly longer) www.artefiera.it Due to the pandemic, also this year’s Bolognese art fair had to change its format, like many others. The digital initiative of the Arte Fiera “PLAYLIST” is not meant to be a selling show transferred to the internet, but a virtual meeting-space in contemporary culture. Hence, the… (read more)

2020 revisited

  The year 2020 was also in the cultural sector very different from all the other years. After a traditional start in January and February, exhibitions, art fairs and many other art events had been postponed, cancelled or relocated into the virtual space. Still, there were some real exhibitions. Moreover, we presented artist books and… (read more)

Hannes Norberg: 27 – A Voyage into extraordinary Landscapes

The German artist Hannes Norberg travels and explores the world and also collects samples of typography. Graphically modified, enlarged and arranged in space, he photographed the samples in natural light. In September 2020, he designed and published a book with 27 new photographs of these silent conversations of characters on paper. Obviously, the main protagonists… (read more)

Benefit for Artists – Artists supporting Artists

Preview start: 23 November 2020 Sales: 6 – 8 December 2020 www.benefit-for-artists.net Like in numerous other sectors, many artists are strongly affected by the pandemic. Even before the crisis, their living and working conditions were often precarious. Now it is worse and it is time to ease the financial emergency and support solidarity and common… (read more)

ARTISSIMA Unplugged 2020 – another Art Fair goes digital

  www.artissima.art 3 November – 9 December 2020 Already before the final cancellation of this years’ Turin based art fair ARTISSIMA, the organisers decided to change the traditional format due to the pandemic. Early it was planned to relocate three curated sections to a digital platform named ARTISSIMA XYZ. Moreover, “Frenetic Standstill” as part of… (read more)

Bologna in autumn 2020 – The galleries are still there!

Many countries are in the second lockdown. In consequence, theatres, cinemas and also museums are closed. Still, there is no need to renounce cultural activities completely: in several regions, the galleries are still open! Self-evident, the current sanitary regulations such as masks and hand disinfection are followed. Since galleries are rarely crowded after the inauguration,… (read more)

Exhibition: Carlo Gajani – 40 years of artistic creation

8 October – 6 November 2020 Centro Studi Didattica delle Arte Via Cartoleria 9 Bologna www.fondazionecarlogajani.it Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 – 19:00 free entrance     In December of 2009, Carlo Gajani passed away. His left behind oeuvre is witness of a long successful artistic career. Ten years later, is a good moment to look… (read more)

miart 2020 – an encounter 100 % digital

www.miart.it 11 – 13 September 2020 Preview 9 – 10 September 2020   The miart digital in practice Light and heavy emergent artworks Landscapes, Architecture and other Spaces in the contemporary section Impressions of the masters section   Initially this year’s Milanese art fair was only postponed, due to the corona-crisis. However, in July the… (read more)

Galleries reopened: Meeting with good old friends

Since the 18 May 2020, the Italian galleries are allowed to reopen after the shutdown due to the corona-crisis. However, people can be received only upon appointment and have to wear a facemask. Opening receptions are still not allowed. Additionally, the international transport of artworks is still difficult. Despite these difficulties, the galleries continue to… (read more)

Thyra Schmidt: Über Diebe und die Liebe. On Thieves and Love.

Already in 2013, Thyra Schmidt created a series of 12 text-posters with the title “Staccato” for the Kunstverein Paderborn. They were presented in the public space on four advertising columns. Subsequently, the artist reedited the same script on 22 typographic sheets. Supplemented by the video “Ouro Preto” (11:28 min), these posters formed the solo exhibition… (read more)

Stay connected – a virtual journey to art

The Corona-crisis has changed our lives a lot. Many countries have limited public activities; several are almost totally shut-down. Schools, universities and shops are closed. This stop of public life, also affects cultural institutions like museums, art spaces and galleries. Many cultural operators defy this standstill and take it as a challenge to enhance their… (read more)

The SetUp is still there, but in a new guise

Sono ancora qua. SetUp to be continued Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre 6, Bologna 24 – 26 January 2020 Last autumn Alice Zannoni, co-founder of the SetUp Contemporary Art Fair, announced that there would be no event with this name in 2020. Born in 2013, the alternative trade show for emerging artists and galleries was situated… (read more)

It’s BOOMing! The first Edition of the Bolognese Contemporary Art Show 2020

BOOMing Contemporary Art Show DumBo, ex scalo ferroviario del Ravone Via Casarini 19, Bologna https://boomcontemporaryart.com 23 – 26 January 2020   During four days, the first edition of BOOMing took place in the DumBo, the district of a former cargo railway station close to the central station. Artistically directed by Simone Gavoldi, the art fair… (read more)

Bologna Art City 2020 – Glances on Realities

For the second part of our Art City tour throughout Bologna, we concentrate on the western area of the city centre. Some exhibitions glance at our present, others are going back in history, partly back into archaic times. There are excursions into dream worlds, human or android; forms or colours are featured and our perception… (read more)

Bologna ART CITY 2020 – part one

Last week, we made some proposals for exhibitions to see during the ART CITY in Bologna, Italy. Now, after the White Night we visited several more venues. Most of them are still open for some time. It is a diverse programme of smaller or bigger shows, where every art lover will find his/her pleasure. For… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2020: Painting, Photography and more …

The 44th edition of the Bolognese art fair ARTE FIERA just closed. Time to reflect on this traditional trade show in the heart of the region Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Simone Menegoi, the artistic director for the second time, gathered 155 galleries, thereof 108 in the main section and 47 in the three sections with a special… (read more)

Bologna ART CITY 2020 – 13 Proposals

In these days, the Bolognese art week started. Besides the traditional Arte Fiera, Italy’s oldest enduring art fair, there are many collateral events throughout the city and around. This year’s program of the ART CITY is once more larger than in the preceding years. There are 22 main projects and a special one, coordinated by… (read more)

2019 revisited

  Another year passed by and we would like to glance to what happened in the last months. We visited numerous exhibitions in Bologna and beyond, starting with the Bolognese Art Week, two Milanese art fairs and the Venice Biennale. Later we reported on exhibitions in Bologna, Florence, Bremen, Ferrara and San Gimignano. Moreover, we… (read more)

Bologna in autumn 2019 – exhibitions part 2

In a second tour, we visited six more exhibitions of the autumn season in Bologna. Most of them are still ongoing. Although the variety of artists and techniques is comparable to the exhibitions of the first round, the presented shows are more minimalistic in the second part, self-evidently with exceptions.   Galleria de’ Foscherari: Mario… (read more)

Exhibition: Moataz Nasr – Paradise Lost

Galleria Continua Via del Castello 11, San Gimignano https://galleriacontinua.com 28 September 2019 – 6 January 2020   The solo exhibition “Paradise Lost” by Moataz Nasr, curated by Simon Njami carries us into an oriental world in a transition stage between tradition and modernity. Composed by oeuvres in different media, it shows the large range of… (read more)

Exhibition: Mondi Migliori (Better Worlds)

Agnese Purgatorio & Francesco Di Giovanni   MLB Maria Livia Brunelli Gallery Corso Ercole I d’Este 3, Ferrara, Italy www.mlbgallery.com in cooperation with Podbielski Contemporary (Milan) www.podbielskicontemporary.com 4 October – 16 November 2019   For the double personal exhibition “Mondi Migliori” the MLB Home Gallery and Podbielski Contemporary has selected two artists, who questioned earlier… (read more)

Bologna in autumn 2019: Quite a lot to see!

After the summer break, there are various new exhibitions in Bologna on view. There are different artists with diverse techniques and subjects. Nevertheless, the exhibitions have in common that they invite to pause and to contemplate the objects to discover them deeply.   Goethe-Zentrum: Bauhaus Reloaded 1919-2019: Architettura Bauhaus 1919-1933 Spazio Testoni: Human Places Magma… (read more)