Art City Bologna 2023

January 27, 2023

The main programme opens ideally at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna with Atlantide 2017 – 2023, a solo exhibition by Italian video artist and director Yuri Ancarani, curated by Lorenzo Balbi. The exhibition is conceived as an “explosion” of the film Atlantide (2021), which premiered in the “Orizzonti” section of the Venice Film Festival in 2021 and, subsequently, in numerous international festivals: a journey within the research process and the numerous materials produced over a period of about six years, before, during and after the realisation of the work, on which the artist has made a selection, giving them a new formalisation.

In the Nuovo Parcheggio Stazione РRoof 5th floor, a 2-minute walk from the entrance of the Bologna Alta Velocità railway station in Via Aristotele Fioravanti, Xing presents the BSTRD project by the Greek-born choreographer Katerina Andreou with a double appointment. The performance will take place on Saturday 28 January at 9 p.m. and will be reactivated during Arte Fiera, on Saturday 4 February from 7 p.m. to midnight, as a video installation, an ad hoc production filmed in the same location.

Banca di Bologna continues its production of exhibitions of international level by proposing in the Sala Convegni Banca di Bologna in Palazzo De’ Toschi the solo exhibition Finding Form dedicated to the work of German artist Bettina Buck, curated by Davide Ferri and realised in collaboration with Bureau Bettina Buck. The exhibition restores the path of the German artist who died prematurely in 2018, starting from the founding aspects of her poetics, mainly declined in sculpture, installation and performance, and addressing some specific terms of her research: posture (of the body and sculpture, between body and object), gravity (as a force to which form submits), fall (as the resetting of form), concealment (which allows us to imagine rather than see sculpture), domestic (the immediate surroundings in which form becomes sculpture).

It is part of Jonas Mekas 100!, the exhibition Under the Shadow of the Tree curated by the duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi at the Pavilion de l’Esprit Nouveau. The exhibition places the building in dialogue with a body of work by Mekas, who brings his film diaries out of the big screen. Like a sound box, the entire pavilion is filled with the sounds of the audio diaries with which the artist recorded the flow of life in New York.

The exhibition, set up in the Photo Gallery at MAST Foundation and curated by Urs Stahel, presents the works of the five Grant finalists: Farah Al Qasimi, Hicham Gardaf, Lebohang Kganye, Maria Mavropoulou and Salvatore Vitale. These young photographers, selected from fifty-three candidates from all over the world, have developed an original and unprecedented project dealing with the changing world of work.

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