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 a special project, the main programme, many institutional, gallery and exhibition space initiatives, there were altogether 65 events allocated in different places in Bologna. Many of the exhibitions are still on view, since this years’ ART CITY is part of the cultural summer offer Bologna Estate. Here some impressions of 18 shows we visited up to now.
The proposals are sorted by the end date of the exhibitions with the earliest closings first. Alas, there are two venues already past at the end of the list. However, others will be open until July. In case, you have the possibility to a personal visit, it is recommended to book your visit via telephone for sanitary reasons. In most private galleries, it is possible to agree upon reservations outside the normal business hours.
Amandine Urruty – The Most Incredible Things
Via Santo Stefano 164, Bologna
17 April – 29 May 2021
Hyper-realistic drawings to enter in a most incredible world.
Via Santo Stefano 63, Bologna
13 April – 29 May 2021, extended until 12 June
Two faces of one country: London in the 1960s and Derry after the Bloody Sunday.
Via Vinazzetti 4/b, Bologna
21 April – 29 May 2021
A Bolognese house in the course of the seasons and at different times of day and night.
Vicolo Spirito Santo 1, Bologna
28 April – 1 June 2021
Spying on art: A reflexion on the relationship between the observed and the observer.
Galleria Studio G7
Via Val D’Aposa 4/A, Bologna
9 April – 5 June 2021
An investigation of the fine line between internal and external space and the research for a link between physical and spiritual body.
Piazza del Nettuno 3, Bologna
8 May – 6 June 2021
From Dante to Don Quixote: Glimpses on various book illustrations.
Piazza Maggiore 6, Bologna
7 May – 6 June 2021
Turning the world upside down and wearing your own poem: Glances at participative art projects.
Via Bersaglieri 5, Bologna
10 April – 11 June 2021, extended until 19 June
Fluxus-collages made of mute music, signs and colours.
Via Azzo Gardino 14/a, Bologna
20 April – 19 June 2021
A conception of art which includes the image before and the painting afterwards. Additionally, it glances to additive and subtractive colour synthesis to represent light.
Collezioni Comunali d’Arte
Palazzo d’Accursio, Sala Urbana
Piazza Maggiore 6, Bologna
7 May – 20 June 2021
Two similar white two-dimensional artworks in communication with their exhibition space.
Galleria L’Ariete Artecontemporanea
Via Marsili 7, Bologna
26 April – 24 June 2021
Three artists at the research of their roots: the cultural background, the fundaments of self-discovery in childhood and the unknown origins of humankind.
Via dell’Inferno 5, Bologna
8 May – 30 June 2021
An investigation of the relationship of the presented artists and colours in their oeuvre and the endless possibilities in use and meaning of colours.
Via d’Azeglio 55, Bologna
24 April – 10 July 2021
Unknown landscapes which occur between eye and eyelid.
Alchemilla, Palazzo Vizzani
Via Santo Stefano 43, Bologna
7 May – 10 July 2021
Insides into the imaginative world and the varied oeuvre of the artist.
Via del Porto 48 a/b, Bologna
4 May – 16 July 2021
A voyage from the beginnings of programmed weaving to high technology fabric production including the artist’s genetic code.
Via Azzo Giardino 9, Bologna
7 May – 23 July 2021
Resonances between painting and installation and the different approach of two artists.
Piazza Costituzione 3, Bologna
7 – 16 May 2021
Entering in a strange apartment to make an unfamiliar experience.
Via Sant’Apollonia, 19/A, Bologna
7 – 22 May 2021
Photographs of the poetic solitude of Venice, even before the lockdown.