Editorial Highlights

Among the five main projects of Arte Fiera 2019 one has been conceived to greet visitors: “Hic et Nunc” is a lounge created by Flavio Favelli in the central plaza of the fair’s entrance. To discover more about this project, we interviewed the artist who revealed details of his installation to be disclosed on the preview day, January 31, 2019. My Art Guides: This year you will be a main player at the fair with the piece”Hic et Nunc”, a lounge created to welcome visitors to Arte Fiera. Could you tell us a little more about this project? Flavio Favelli: Simone Menegoi invited me to rethink the Vip Lounge, but then, for various reasons, we thought of a “No Vip... Read More
Flavio Favelli © Giovanni De Angelis
Simone Menegoi © Pasquale Minopoli
For the occasion of Arte Fiera and the art week in Bologna, we interviewed Simone Menegoi, the fair’s new artistic director who has taken the place of Angela Vettese. My Art Guides: How did you react when you were first asked to become director... Read More
Lorenzo Balbi, Direttore artistico ART CITY Bologna 2019, Responsabile Area Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Istituzione Bologna Musei © Caterina Marcelli
For the occasion of our focus on Arte Fiera and Bologna Art Week, we interviewed Lorenzo Balbi, Artistic Director of MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna and ART CITY Bologna 2019. My Art Guides: A year and a half on from your appointment as... Read More

Top Ten Exhibitions

This is Mika Rottenberg first solo Italian exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Balbi, for which MAMbo worked with the Bregenz Kunsthaus and Goldsmiths CCA London. With his imaginative world full of surreal scenarios, Mika Rottenberg explores the globalization of work and economy, by considering the processes, which turn emotional relations into economic value. The artist, who was awarded several prizes, joined important international events like the Venice Art Biennale (2015) and the Münster Skulptur Projekt (2017).
Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator, 2017, still from the video component of a mixed-media installation for Skulptur Projekte Münster, © Mika Rottenberg, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Thomas Struth, Sorghum, Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis 2017, 2017 © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics

Fondazione MAST
02/02/2019 - 28/04/2019

Fondazione MAST presents a solo show dedicated to Thomas Struth: “Nature and Politics”, an exploration of the realms of science and technology. With these images, the artist walks us in worlds we cannot usually access and shows us a series... Read More
Christian Fogarolli. Stone of Madness

Christian Fogarolli: Stone of Madeness

Museo di Palazzo Poggi
29/01/2019 - 03/03/2019

The installation by Christian Fogarolli creates a connection with the collections of the museum, with its function, and raises questions on how to approach mental care through the centuries up to the contemporary, from old popular beliefs to today’s... Read More
© Jacopo Benassi

Jacopo Benassi: Bologna Portraits

Palazzo Bentivoglio
29/01/2019 - 31/03/2019

On the occasion of Arte Fiera, a new exhibition space is opening in Bologna dedicated to temporary shows and events in the basement of Palazzo Bentivoglio: in the very heart of the city and close to its famous university quarters. The space will be inaugurated... Read More
Geert Goiris, "Eugenes Neighbourhood", 2002, Courtesy of the artist

Geert Goiris: Terraforming Fantasies

Salone Banca di Bologna - Palazzo De’ Toschi
29/01/2019 - 24/02/2019

The exhibition is the first solo one dedicated in Italy to Belgian photographer and videomaker Geert Goiris (Bornem, 1971), who already exhibited in international cultural institutions. “Terraforming Fantasies” (“Fantasie di terraformazione”)... Read More