contemporary art / history of art

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 the days of the simultaneously scheduled art fair. In occasion of the 60th death anniversary of Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) the five special projects were inspirated by the Bolognese artist. Five creatives dedicated works in their contemporary language to him: Virgilio Sieni conceived a performance with students of the local academy of arts; Joel Meyerowitz and Mary Ellen Bartley translated Morandi’s oeuvre into photography; Tacita Dean’s video Still Life from 2009 was on view and Mark Vernon presented a sound performance in the artist summer residency in Grizzana Morandi.

Furthermore, there were many venues throughout the city in public and private institutions, galleries and uncountable other places like libraries, ancient palazzi or even in the public space. In a preview, we already presented nine events. In the following, we show impressions of the still ongoing exhibitions and consecutively we will glance to yet closed activities.

Featured artists:
Concetto Pozzati, Luca Monterastrelli, Yumi Karasumaru, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Elisa Grezzani, Joel Meyerowitz, Giovanni Morbin, Mario Ceroli, Giovanna Caimmi, Giulia dall’Olio, Canemorto, Sara Bonaventura, Gabriele Longega, Elisa Muliere, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Adelaide Cioni, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Ludovica Carbotta

Concetto Pozzati XXL
Palazzo Fava
27 October 2023 – 11 February 2024

A life dedicated to art.

Luca Monterastrelli. Storia di un onest’uomo
Oratorio San Filippo Neri
30 January – 11 February 2024

An oratory upside down.

Yumi Karasumaru. Learning from the Past 温故知新
L’Ariete arte contemporanea
20 January – 16 February 2024

Fine Japanese Art influenced by the European culture.

Patrick Tuttofuoco. Abbandona gli occhi
Palazzo De’Toschi
30 January – 18 February 2024

Surrender your eyes and develop a new perception.

Elisa Grezzani. Spazio 0
Palazzo Zambeccari
1 – 24 February 2024

A film like a painting.

Morandi’s Objects. Le fotografie di Joel Meyerowitz
Collezioni Comunali d’Arte
30 January – 25 February 2024

Still lifes à la Morandi turned into photography.

Giovanni Morbin. Indispensabile
Museo Civico Archeologico
26 January – 25 February 2024

Strange but poetic objects between historical artefacts and things you missed in your life.

Mario Ceroli. La porta dell’Inferno
Galleria De’Foscherari
16 December 2023 – 28 Feburary 2024

Cross the threshold to hell.

Giovanna Caimmi – Giulia dall’Olio. Contatti indicibili
Museo Civico Medievale
26 January – 3 March 2024

A silent conversation between contemporary and medieval art.

Canemorto. The Painting Race
Alchemilla – Palazzo Vizzani
25 January -16 March 2024

Moving pictures: A competition between the portrait, landscape, still life, post expressionism, magical realism and neo-abstraction.

Sara Bonaventura, Gabriele Longega ed Elisa Muliere. Iconoplast II
2 February – 16 March 2024

Three artists propose resonances to our time and imagine alternatives.

Odonchimeg Davaadorj. Untold Stories
CAR Gallery
1 February – 23 March 2024

A poetic glance to inner landscapes.

Adelaide Cioni. Drawing for Myself
Galleria P420
1 February – 23 March 2024

Immerse into the sea and pop up in a speculative painting.

Gianni-Emilio Simonetti. Windows on Analogy
AF Gallery
25 January – 23 March 2024

Immersing into the large universe of Gianni-Emilio Simonetti.

Ludovica Carbotta. Very Well, on My Own
31 January – 5 May 2024

The individual in urban space.