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Artwork of the Month / October 2021

Conversation Elyse Galiano   2018 cup 18 cm x 39 cm x 10 cm, coffee pot 25 cm x 48 cm x 15 cm, porcelain tableware, natural hair The sculptural installation “Conversation” by Elyse Galiano is a composition of a coffee pot and a cup, both with gold rim. A braided plait of black natural… (read more)

In memory of Maria Rebecca Ballestra: “5 minutes free zone”

In memory of the recently deceased Maria Rebecca Ballestra, we republish our article about “5 minutes free zone”, which was Artwork of the month in October 2015. Rebecca conceived the installation in cooperation with Lucia Palmero to point at the situation of emergency in Ventimiglia, the Italian frontier town at the border to France, where… (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)

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)

Artwork of the month / September 2019

Black Out 2 Ester Grossi 2018 Acrylic on canvas 120 cm x 100 cm Courtesy Spazio Testoni, Bologna, Foto Giulia Mazza Ester Grossi’s painting “Black Out 2” is a composition of four geometric shapes on black ground, which overlap each other partially. The upper diagonally red lined field could be described as rectangle with rounded… (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)

10 proposals for the Arte City 2019 in Bologna

Traditionally, the end of January and the first days in February in Bologna, Italy, are dominated by a huge offer of artistic events. This year, more and more exhibitions started earlier, so that we can talk of a real art week around the oldest Italian art fair. Besides the ARTE FIERA (1 – 4 February… (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)

Elyse Galiano & Donatella Lombardo – Fil rouge (Red Thread)

Contemporanea 2, Florence, Italy www.c2contemporanea2.com 12 – 27 April 2018 For the exhibition, “Fil Rouge” the Florence gallerist Antonio Lo Pinto invited Elyse Galiano and Donatella Lombardo, two artists with different backgrounds. However, there are common things in the works of both. Formally, the two artists are using – inter alia – textile and thread…. (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)

Arte Fiera 2018: Ten single booth and impressions

In the following, we will present ten galleries, which attracted our attention by a particular curating of the booth. Some are notable, because of their choice of harmonising artists and others by their orchestration. Furthermore, at the end, there is a photo series of interesting outlooks and remarkable single works.   29 ARTS IN PROGRESS,… (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)

L’orMa: Alla ricerca della sorprendente bellezza – At the research of the surprising beauty

L’orMa (in civil life Lorenzo Mariani), is a young emerging Italian artist, living and working in Milan. In January 2016 he won the Premio Gruppo Euromobil – Under 30 at the Bolognese art fair ARTE FIERA. Later in the year, the Arteam Cup, honoured him in the category “Over 30”. Part of this prize was an… (read more)

Paolo Ghilardi, Marcello Morandini, Alberto Zilocchi: Three artists from the international workgroup for constructive art

In its last year’s spring exhibition the gallery Spazio Testoni in Bologna presented the works of the Italian neo-constructivist Alberto Zilocchi (1931-1991). It was his first post mortem solo show. This year the gallery rediscovered a companion of Zilocchi, Paolo Ghilardi (1930-2014). However, if that would not be enough, Paola Veronese from Spazio Testoni and… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017 – part 2: Special attention to 17 booths

The facts: 41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors … read more   In the first part of our Arte Fiera review, we described basic conditions of this year’s art fair in Bologna. With regard to the curatorship, we will present in the following some stands,… (read more)

Exhibition: Alberto Zilocchi – Rilievi e Linee

Reliefs and Lines 29 April – 2 July 2016 Spazio Testoni via D’Azeglio 50, Bologna www.spaziotestoni.it   The Italian artist Alberto Zilocchi (1931 – 1991) frequented in the 1950s the artistic avant-garde of Milan, where he met, inter alia Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni and exhibited with them. In the 1960s he attended as well… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2016

Untitled Ingeborg zu Schleswig-Holstein 2011 303 cm x 185 cm Oil and mixed media on canvas The untitled painting by Ingeborg zu Schleswig-Holstein is a large size painting in portrait format. Principally it is oil on canvas, whereas the grey colour of the ground is enriched with glass dust. This has the result that its… (read more)

Before the White Night 2016

Since there is such a big offer of exhibitions and events during the White Night in Bologna, Italy, at the Saturday evening of the Arte Fiera, SetUp Contemporary Art Fair and Art City, several galleries and institutions decided to open their exhibitions a few days earlier. So we want to give you an impression of… (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)

Exhibition: Alan Maglio & Fabio Giampietro – Linea Rossa (Red Line)

21st November 2015 – 9th January 2016 Spazio Testoni Via Azeglio 50, Bologna www.spaziotestoni.it Alan Maglio and Fabio Giampietro are two artists from Milan who have chosen different ways of their artistic expression. Alan Maglio uses photography and video for portraits and more or less documentary representations. Normally his works are colourful. Whereas Fabio Giampietro… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2015

“5 minutes free zone” Rebecca Ballestra & Lucia Palmero 2015 Dimensions variable Solar parasol, 2 iPhones, 1 external hard disk, 2 headphones Films: Statements: 52 sec, 1 min 18 sec Documentary: Alessandro Camillo for international.it, 30th June 2015, “Notti di frontiera Ventimiglia – Internazionale” (Night at the frontier in Ventimiglia – Intenational), 3 min 15 sec… (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)