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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

OPENTOUR 2019: on the road again

17 – 22 June 2019 (the gallery exhibitions remain longer open) As every year, the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna goes on tour. Besides a programme of events, performances and special exhibitions in Bolognese institutions, the students of the Academy of Fine Arts show their works in galleries throughout the city. All the exhibitions… (read more)

miart 2019: Where generations and different cultural backgrounds met

Fieramilanocity, Viale Scarampo, gate 5 pad 3, Milano, Italy www.miart.it During four days (4 – 7 April), 185 international art galleries from 18 countries plus Italy met in Milan. It was a broad spectrum of artworks from the beginning last century up to our contemporary present creations. Traditionally subdivided in the sections Established Masters, Established… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2019: A new clarity with interesting outlooks

BolognaFiere Piazza Costituzione Bologna www.artefiera.it 1 – 4 February 2019   The 43rd edition of the longest running art fair in Italy, was for the first time guided by its new artistic director Simone Menegoi. Even though, he had only six months to prepare the exhibition, he succeeded to give a new momentum to attract… (read more)

Arte City 2019: Exclusion, Inclusion, Disturbance

The installation “Transboundary #4” by Betty Zanelli seems to treat migratory movements of birds of passage. Nevertheless, it is also about barriers which exclude people. Whereas Giovanni de Gara wants to encourage a reflection about welcoming with “Eldorato”. At the association “L’Altro Spazio” we experienced living inclusion and the artist Fabrizio Tartari. With the exhibition… (read more)

Autumn Exhibitions in Bologna: From white to colourful

The current exhibitions for the season start are naturally various: by age and origin of the artists, techniques and intensions and depending on the type of gallery. Nevertheless, there are some formal or thematic links between some shows. At the end of this article, you’ll find a list of several Bolognese exhibitions, a lot with… (read more)

ARTE CITY 2018: from painting to performance

During the weekend of the ARTE FIERA in Bologna, there are many artistic initiatives to welcome visitors and local residents. The range is huge from classical panel painting to installation, film projection and performance. Every art lover might find something interesting. In the following, we present our impressions of 28 events. They are sorted by… (read more)

The autumn season 2017 has started in eight Bolognese galleries

Inaugurated during the last two weeks, there are eight new exhibitions on view. They differ in the subject as well as in the presented techniques like painting, video and installation. Despite the variety, journeys in unknown worlds, sound and erotic are recurring elements.   Matteo Tenardi – Luoghi Instabili* * La deriva delle cose e… (read more)

Artissima 2016 – Impressions

Artissima Art Fair 4 – 6 November 2016 Torino, Italy       Main Section [Show slideshow]   New Entries [Show slideshow]   Dialogue [Show slideshow]   Present Future [Show slideshow]   Back to the Future [Show slideshow]   In Mostra – corpo.gesto.postura [Show slideshow]  

Exhibitions: OPENTOUR 2016 – L’ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI SI MOSTRA

OPENTOUR – The Academy of Fine Arts appears 13 – 19 June 2016 For the second edition of OPENTOUR the Bolognese Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna had once again found numerous partners to be visible all over the city for the week of the event and partly even longer. Besides the exhibition of Academy… (read more)

ДОБРОЕ УТРО, ВАРВАРА СТЕПАНОВА // Buongiorno, Varvara Stepanova

Iulia Gabriela Toma & Claudiu Cobilanschi: Buongiorno, Varvara Stepanova 2 April 2016 – 10 June 2016 Gallleriapiù via del Porto 48 a/b, Bologna www.gallleriapiu.com   For the exhibition “Buongiorno, Varvara Stepanova” the Romanian artist-duo Iulia Gabriela Toma and Claudiu Cobilanschi focused on the Lithuanian-Russian artist Varvara Stepanova (1894-1958).   Stepanova was part of the Russian… (read more)

The White Night Bologna 2016 – An Art Promenade

The ART CITY in Bologna is traditionally during the weekend of the Arte Fiera. This year, the multi-event took place from Friday the 29th to Sunday 31st January 2016. These days, dedicated to art and culture in the city are promoted by the Comune di Bologna (Municipality of Bologna) and the BolognaFiere (Fair of Bologna),… (read more)

2015 revisited

  Due to our moving to Italy, we only restarted our activities in January 2015. With this the focus is not only on art in public space, but changed more to report on exhibitions and presentation of international artists via the artwork of the month. First we published only on our Facebook website. However, since… (read more)

FOOD PROJECT – Giulia Bonora: Il gesso come la farina

(The plaster as the flour) The Gallleriapiù in Bologna presents this month an exceptional project: a live streaming where the public can follow the artist Giulia Bonora in cooking sculptures. Giulia takes her inspiration from an Italian recipe box of the sixties of the last century. That implies just that the recipes are simple, but… (read more)

Exhibition: Giovanni Gaggia – Inventarium

Gallleriapiù (also known as OltreDimore) Via del Porto 48, Bologna 17 June – 27 June 2015 The exhibition is the final part of a long-term project which started with the artists’ visit of the Ustica Memorial Museum (Museo per la Memoria di Ustica) in Bologna. The museum with the permanent installation of Christian Boltanski is… (read more)

ART CITY WHITE NIGHT Bologna 2015 – Saturday 24 January – Impressions

“PUBLIC COLLECTION – Bologna” Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmus Performance project Artist in Residence – ON 2014 Do elephants ever forget? Oratorio San Filippo Neri, l’ex Oratorio dei Filippini, Bologna 23 – 25 January 2015 Adiacenze, Bologna Elsa Salonen, Solo-Exhibition: “La natura (mai) morta” Adiacenze Werkstattgalerie, Berlin at Adiacenze, Bologna Rainer Splitt, Paperpools „Exhibition: CHECK POINT“ Spazio… (read more)