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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Exhibitions: OPENTOUR 2018 – Un viaggio a regola d‘arte

18 – 23 June 2018 Accademia di Belle Arti & many places in the city www.ababo.it By now in its fourth edition, the Bolognese Academy of Fine Arts opens its doors for the public. Moreover, the students leave their educational terrain. Besides the events and performances organised in the traditional walls, numerous students worked with… (read more)

Exhibition: Laura Grisi – Hypothesis on Infinity

Galleria P420, Bologna, Italy http://p420.it 07 April – 02 June 2018 The exhibition “Hypothesis on Infinity” questions about the possibility to extend time into eternity. In addition, spatial borders are another subject. On a whole, the show is a time journey into the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Italian artist Laura Grisi was… (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)

miart 2017: an encounter between the generations

The 22nd miart (Milanese Art Fair) took place from 31 March to 2 April. During these days 45.000 people visited the 174 booths of Italian and international galleries. To underline its anchoring between modern and contemporary art, there were different sections focussing more on the one or the other period.   Nevertheless, the section “Generations”… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017: The Facts

41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors Artistic direction: Angela Vettese   Selection committee: Gallery owners and managers: Laura Trisorio, Studio Trisorio, Naples Marco Niccoli, Galleria Niccoli, Parma Massimo Di Carlo, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona Alessandra Bonomo, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome Art historians: Roberto Pinto (Professor… (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]  

Exhibition: Helene Appel – Washing Up

24 September – 5 November 2016 P420 Via Azzo Gardino, 9, off Largo Caduti del lavoro, Bologna www.p420.it Helene Appel’s pictorial motifs are – in contemporary painting – unusual, even though they are well known in the history of art and from our daily life. The Gallery P420 currently shows the latest works of this… (read more)

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)

Impressions of the MIART 2016

MIART 8 – 10 April 2016 www.miart.it [Show slideshow]   Cardi Gallery, London, Milan www.cardigallery.com [Show slideshow]   montrasio arte, Milan www.montrasioarte.it [Show slideshow]   CAR DRDE, Bologna www.cardrde.com [Show slideshow]   A Arte Ivernizzi, Milan www.aarteinvernizzi.it [Show slideshow]   Lia Rumma, Naples www.liarumma.it [Show slideshow]   Galleria Massimo Minini, Bescia www.galleriaminini.it [Show slideshow]  … (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)

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon.

Rodrigo Hernández, Clare Grill & Kate Newby Curated by Chris Sharp 4th June – 19th September 2015 P420 Piazza dei Martiri 1943-1945, 5/2 Bologna [Show slideshow]