Every week the Civic Museums of Bologna propose a rich calendar of events, to unveil their collections and tell new and unusual aspects and episodes of the city’s history, also through different points of view and unusual combinations between the different collections. Conferences, workshops, concerts, guided tours, language visits are the main “tools” of this story, which unfolds over thousands of years of history, from the first stone tools of men who lived 800,000 years ago to the products of the current industrial district, from painting to the various forms of modern and contemporary art, from music to great political and civil epics.
Following are the appointments scheduled from Friday 31 August to Thursday 6 September.
Sunday , September 2, as every first Sunday of the month, free admission to the permanent collections of all the Bologna Museums.
From 3 September the weekend is extended to the Civic Archaeological Museum: in fact, the traditional weekly closing day changes from Monday to Tuesday.
The new museum opening hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am-6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 am to 6.30 pm; Tuesday closed.
“Summer at the museum 2018. The summer camps of the Bologna Museums Institution”
From 11 June to 14 September the summer camps of the Bologna Museums Institution offer children and young people a unique opportunity to live an experience in contact with the rich cultural heritage of our city.
Two modules, distinguished by age groups: “Art is a natural right, a ‘snail’s pace’ summer”, for children aged 5 to 11 (11 June-14 September); “That’s Summer, I’m with the artist” for children aged 11 to 16 (June 25-29 and August 27-31).
The theme of the week from 3 to 7 September “Who starts well … Right to a good start”.
A week dedicated to the Right to a good start, to start every our daily action “on the right foot” and to be aware that our actions can benefit those who will come after us, in personal life as in society. The care reserved to our planet, the courageous beginnings of artists and free thinkers who have marked the history and the role of the new generations: these are the issues that we will deepen thanks to special visits at the Museum of Textile and Upholstery “Vittorio Zironi” and the MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna with the temporary exhibition “That’s IT!”.
For information and registration:
MAMbo Educational Department: tel. 051 6496628 (Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 5 pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org .
THE OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Sunday 2 September
4 pm: MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna – via Don Minzoni 14
“Guided tour of the permanent MAMbo collection”
A guided tour of the permanent collection to get closer to the history of Italian art, from the mid-fifties to today, through the activities of the former Gallery of Modern Art in Bologna and subsequent acquisitions of MAMbo.
Reservations required at 051 6496627 (Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 17) or email@example.com .
Admission: € 4.00 (it is not necessary to pay the admission ticket to the museum as the first Sunday of the month). For holders of the Bologna Metropolitan Museums Card € 3.00
Tuesday 4 September
9pm: Music Museum – Strada Maggiore 34
On the occasion of (s) Nodi: where the music crosses and in the context of Bologna Estate
“The Violins of Santa Vittoria”
With Davide Bizzarri, first violin; Orfeo Bossini, second violin; Roberto Mattioli, third violin; Ciro Chiapponi, purple; Fabio Uliano Grasselli, double bass.
Syusy Blady narrating voice.
Syusy Blady and The Violins of Santa Vittoria speak in words and music the story of Santa Vittoria, in the province of Reggio Emilia, known as the country of one hundred violins.
Between marshes, fog and cornfields, the laborers accustomed to fatigue measured existence with the distressing meter of uncertainty. They ate only polenta and died of pellagra, mad with pain, in the indifference of a distant and silent nature.
But they played and danced like never before …
Tickets can be booked (with payment on the day of the event) from the website www.museibologna.it/musica .
Admission: € 10.00. For holders of the Bologna Metropolitan Museums Card € 8.00
Wednesday 5 September
8.30pm: Certosa Cemetery – via della Certosa 18
In the framework of the Certosa di Bologna summer calendar and Bologna Estate
“As long as death does not separate you: loves and passions without boundaries”
How many stories lie behind the monuments. Not only glorious existences from textbooks of history, but also overwhelming and amusing or tragic and stormy affections. And the Certosa itself was the scene of gallant and licentious adventures.
Organized by Associazione Cultural Didasco.
Reservations required at 348 1431230 (afternoon-evening).
Meeting at the main entrance of the Certosa (Church courtyard).
Initiative addressed to the members of the Cultural Association Didasco, with the possibility of joining the time of the visit. Membership fee € 10.00 (first visit as a gift).
All holders of the Card Musei Metropolitani Bologna will receive a free gift at the entrance.
Admission: € 10.00 (for each paying entrance two euros will be donated for the development of the Certosa)
Thursday 6 September
MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna – via Don Minzoni 14
On the occasion of Urban Dance and in the context of Bologna Estate
3 pm: ” Les amoreux des Bancs Publics”
Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers 2018.
Screening of the film by Gaia Vianello and Juan Martin Baigorria.
«The documentary stems from a feeling, from a feeling, arising in a sudden and overwhelming, during a first trip to Tunisia, in 2014, from meetings and conversations with young Tunisians involved in the Revolution, which, since then, have not stopped to defend the land gained with great effort every day. Talking to them we found what we were looking for in Europe for a long time, and that we rarely managed to find: enthusiasm, curiosity and inclusion. The desire to tell and transmit what we are experiencing for five years, but also the curiosity to know what is happening outside, what is happening to you. And the hope of being able to connect the two together, creating networks, bonds that make both stronger.
It is precisely these feelings, enthusiasm, perseverance and solidarity, which we try to make in the documentary, which represent, in my opinion, the only way out in times of impasse, such as that not only Tunisia and the Arab world is living, but we also live in Europe.
The direction of the film follows the style of the travel documentary film, following the traces of the writers collective Zwewla, from Tunis to the Kasserine region, as a common thread of meetings with the collectives and groups of artists working in the country. The interviews were conducted mainly through the participatory method, in first person, looking for the maximum involvement of the protagonists in the construction of the story, without narrative voice, in order to make the strong emotional impact of the contents of the story. ” (Gaia Vianello)
4 pm: “So-city of spectacle”
Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers 2018.
Presentation and screening of the film by Maryam Bagheri Nesami and Mitra Ziaee Kia.
The title is inspired by the theory of Guy Debord, “The Society of the Spectacle”, which considers society as a stage on which every individual is placed, governed and interpreted by or in favor of power relations.
“Since this video will be shown in the absence of the authors, I would like to briefly explain the context of our work to make it clearer. Iran’s cultural, social and political conditions have always encouraged to hide the expressions of the individual and of themselves, especially when the subject is the female body. Based on the Islamic laws of the country, the female body and its expressions, should be veiled and invisible as much as possible and the self-censorship is promoted extensively. In such a context, being a dancer or in general, acting with one’s body can be problematic but still feasible. So the question is: how? The answer is in the rules! The rules are unwritten laws that have been established by the male authorities over a long period of time. The rules are substantially influenced by Islamic laws; but since their application is through people the norms could change based on time and place. Then something could be legal today and here, but forbidden tomorrow and there! Here’s how the borders in Iran are elastic. What Mithras and I have done has been a game with the elasticity of these boundaries; we pushed and pushed to understand to what extent we can play with this elasticity. There is always the risk of bursting; but we took this risk !. »(Maryam Bagheri Nesami)
4.30 pm: “Mediterranean, dance in public places as political resistance”
Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers 2018.
Meeting with artists of the Focus YMAMEC guests at the Festival: Mithkal Alzghair, Seifeddine Manai, Radouan Mriziga, Sina Saberi. Coordinated by: Linda Chiaramonte and Catherine Cornet.
The Mediterranean is an area of the world that in these decades has been the protagonist of important political, religious and social movements, conflicts, migrations and economic crises. Phenomena that, like waves, have crossed the sea from one bank to another, impacting differently on each country.
How does dance work in these social and political contexts? Why dance, among the arts, is among those that more than any other has also become a form of civil resistance? What relationship exists between democracy, body and public space?
The journalists Linda Chiaramonte of Il Manifesto and Catherine Cornet of Internazionale talk about these issues with the artists of the Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers Mitkhal Alzghair, Seifeddine Manai, Radouan Mriziga, Sina Saberi, starting from their biographies and artistic journeys.
MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna – via Don Minzoni 1
7.30 pm: Within the I fabulous ’80 and Bologna Estate
“1988. Orestis Mavroudis”
10 works, 10 artists, 10 years: forty-five minutes to tell a work of the exhibition “That’s IT!”. Ten engrossing meetings to relive the atmosphere of the fabulous’ 80s.
Each event is dedicated to an artist present in the exhibition whose year of birth becomes a pretext to retrace or learn about the events, the images, the protagonists, the fashions, the HIT of the period. Whoever was there will remember him, who was not there … he will find out.
For children 12 and older and adults. By the MAMbo Educational Department.
Info and reservations: tel. 051 6496627 (Tuesday and Thursday, 9-17) or 051 6496611 (Saturday and Sunday, 11.30-17) or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Admission: € 4.00 per person per visit + reduced admission € 4.00 (adults). For holders of the Bologna Metropolitan Museums Card € 3.00 per visit per person + admission € 3.00
Medieval Museum – via Manzoni 4
“The magic world, Gianni Del Bue” , until September 30th 2018
The Civic Museums of Ancient Art present the personal exhibition “The magic world” of the contemporary artist Gianni Del Bue set up in the Lapidary of the Medieval Civic Museum.
The exhibition, born from an idea by Graziano Campanini, hosts over 30 works that interact with the museum’s collection. Del Bue, who had already paid homage to his exhibitions of Renaissance capitals such as Florence, Urbino and Mantua, now entertains with Bologna and its history. The contact with the city takes place right through the Medieval Civic Museum, an authoritative casket of an art with a strong impact on the cosmic, on nature, on the sacred and on the imaginary.
The magical daily of Del Bue’s works recalls the same magic everyday of all the works in the museum’s collection: spears, shields, bronzes, all of which are common objects of the period, as well as the subjects present in the works of Del Bue, they hold a magical and seductive charm.
“German guests, Goldschmiede und Bildhauer” , until 30 September 2018
Since 1996 the Civic Museums of Ancient Art in Bologna have promoted the cycle of “Guests” initiatives, in which works are temporarily exhibited that may arouse public interest due to the singularity of their history or of what they represent, but also for the their rarity, or for the search for their proper attribution or for a particular link with the artistic heritage or the art history of the city and its territory. Often these loans are real exchanges, activated during exhibitions at other Italian and international institutions. In fact, the importance of the work lent requires a temporary replacement, thus allowing to receive and exhibit for a limited period of time the illustrious “guests”, placed in dialogue with the heritage preserved in the Civic Museums of Ancient Art.
In the context of this enhancement and cultural and scientific collaboration with international museum institutions, the exhibition “German guests, Goldschmiede und Bildhauer” presents two objects of the highest quality that come from German museums: a precious reliquary bust of the head of San Paolo del 15th century from the Museum of the Cathedral of Münster and a Renaissance wooden sculpture depicting Christ the Savior, the work of Gregor Erhart, from the Maximilianmuseum of Augsburg (Augsburg).
MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna – via Don Minzoni 14
“That’s IT! On the latest generation of artists in Italy and one meter eighty from the border “, until November 11, 2018
MAMbo opens the exhibition program of its main space – the Sala delle Ciminiere – under the artistic direction of Lorenzo Balbi, with “That’s IT! On the latest generation of artists in Italy and one meter eighty from the border”, an exhibition presenting the works of 56 artists and collectives born from 1980 onwards, exploring different media and languages.
The exhibition, with a clearly generational cut, investigates the most recent developments in art in our country, consistently with a precise positioning on the Italian and international scene that MAMbo has chosen to identify, identifying for each of its exhibition spaces a clear scientific identity .In this context, the museum confirms and develops a vocation that has historically made it a point of reference and privileges, for the exhibitions in the Sala delle Ciminiere, research on new generations, experimental media and emerging names never presented in Italy. Particular attention is also paid to the production of new works, also with a view to increasing the permanent collection: many works on show will in fact be made for the occasion.
“That’s IT!” (IT as the European Union code that identifies the initials of Italy) does not develop, intentionally, around a unitary and monolithic concept, but offers questions and possible readings of the contemporary in an open, dialectical and magmatic perspective. Does it still make sense to define an “Italian” artist today? What contributes to determining the definition of “Italianità”? Does this definition have consequences on the artist’s self-representation? Where and how do we put the geographical and generational border?
In the exhibition you can find some possible clues. Artists born in Italy who work in Italy are included; born in Italy who work abroad; born in Italy who work both in Italy and abroad; born abroad who work in Italy; born abroad who work abroad but who have studied in Italy.
The only limit that has been chosen to establish and maintain rigidly is that of the age registry, to give space and visibility to those who have appeared more recently on the art scene: none of the protagonists of the exhibition was born before 1980.
The exhibition presents an overview of the Millennials generation, the first to experience a continuous adaptation to the frenetic evolution of technologies, constant hyper-interconnection and, on the social level, a growing precariousness of the world of work in a context of economic crisis. A generation that has abandoned the certainties and ideologies of the previous ones in order to adopt expressive modalities that stimulate them to question themselves on the present, to investigate the contemporaneity rather than to provide answers.
“Rosanna Chiessi, Pari & Dispari”, until September 16th 2018
The MAMbo continues in the exhibition program of the Project Room space, dedicated to a recognition of the most significant protagonists and events for the artistic history of the territory, presenting a focus dedicated to Rosanna Chiessi, curated by Lorenzo Balbi and organized in collaboration with the Pari & Dispari Historical Archive – Rosanna Chiessi and Reggio Emilia Library Panizzi Library.
The exhibition intends to pay homage, with renewed attention, to an extraordinary protagonist of Italian and international art, whose name is a fundamental commitment to the knowledge and diffusion of some of the most influential avant-gardes of the late twentieth century: Italian conceptual area, visual poetry , Viennese action, Fluxus and Gutai movements, performative art. The project therefore allows us to rediscover its intense adventure – for the first time in a museum context after its disappearance in 2016 – through some of the most relevant testimonies of its activity that, in the seventies, transformed Reggio Emilia and Cavriago into a crossroads of artistic currents of exceptional importance.
In his stay always faithful to the dimension of an art produced for research and not for market profitability, Rosanna Chiessi’s profile escapes attempts at univocal connotation for the vital multiplicity of roles crossed in forty years of passion for art contemporary: gallery owner, publisher, pioneer promoter and animator of events that have become epochal, collector, patron and talent discoverer.
The exhibition set up at MAMbo is conceived as a biographical portrait that takes shape from the combination of composite materials and placed in dialogue with each other by association, to tell the poetics and the main events supported and promoted by her. You can find works created by the artists with whom Chiessi tightened the bonds of friendship and deeper understanding, many of which dedicated to her in the title, as in the case of the portrait of Anne Tardos “Sunset for Rosanna” which opens the exhibition itinerary ; symbolic objects, such as the large work table that stood out in his home-studio in Cavriago and the double key designed as a Pari & Dispari logo; iconic finds of charismatic artists such as the jacket designed by Joseph Beuys and a pair of shoes by Shozo Shimamoto.
And still photographs, multiples, numbered editions and artist’s books, from private collections and from the documentary corpus preserved by the Historical Archives Pari & Dispari – Rosanna Chiessi, who collected and systematized the legacy. A constellation of pieces still today able to transmit the energies of an exceptional season of freedom in which the forms of culture were revolutionized by a disruptive creativity.
Museum of Industrial Heritage – via della Beverara 123
“The Emiliano Romagnolo Channel in the eyes of Enrico Pasquali”, until 25 November 2018
The promise to give the visitor unique and original suggestions of our territory – already contained in the title of the exhibition for images “The Emilian Romagnolo Channel in the gaze of Enrico Pasquali” – is largely maintained in the collage of emotions in black and white that the Consortium for Canale Emiliano Romagnolo (CER) has conceived and organized with the collaboration of numerous partners to enhance not only one of the most important hydraulic works in the country, but to celebrate the activity of the hardworking man.
The exhibition gives to our present the relevance of the Channel for the agri-food economies of part of Emilia and much of Romagna. At the same time it makes us jump backwards, in a composite universe made of essential, raw, real, almost documentary, represented by the master of neorealism of Castel Guelfo, born in that slice of land washed by the Sillaro often referred to as the watershed of border between Emilia and Romagna, which started the “profession” of photographer in Medicine.
The exhibition will show a significant selection of Enrico Pasquali’s works from the 50s-60s and a video with a rich series of oral testimonies and interviews with workers, technicians, designers and executives, protagonists of the start-up of the works of the Emiliano Romagnolo Canal , recently created by Sonia Lenzi, directed by Enza Negroni.
“Moto Bolognesi CM thirty years memorable 1929-1959” , until October 14th 2018
The exhibition focuses on the golden period for Bologna in the motorcycle production sector: in the 1920s and 1950s, the Bologna area is in fact a center of national importance in this area, thanks to an unparalleled concentration of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies. of finished bikes (over 70 active with alternating fortunes in those years) and an even greater number able to supply everything needed to assemble any motorcycle.
In those same years the adventurous story of the CM is situated, not unlike that of many Bologna companies.
The exhibition presents 15 motorcycles from the 1930s and 50s, among the most important models made by CM and among the most significant examples present in the collections of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. A rich array of photographic images and catalogs, largely unpublished, is visible in three screen projections and on screen.
Casa Morandi – via Fondazza 36
“Giancarlo Fabbi. The silence of painting ” until September 2, 2018
Read the work of Giorgio Morandi through a few simple objects, a brush, a burin, a tube of color: this is Giancarlo Fabbi’s proposal, author of the ten photographs taken at Casa Morandi, with the curation of Massimo Recalcati.
Giancarlo Fabbi, born in Modena, started from a young age to use self-taught photography, at first out of passion and then increasingly out of necessity, making it a real reason for living.
Starting from 2014, his goal was focused on some objects that belonged to Giorgio Morandi, exhibited together with the photographs, which he approached to create personal still lifes.
Fabbi deliberately avoids using the most famous components of Morandi’s compositions such as bottles, shells and flowers to offer a dry and essential vision of the primary and humble elements referable to painting and engraving.
His photographic investigation, in the series on show, is conducted exceptionally in color and in digital, in contrast to his other projects all strictly in black and white, for which he always uses the analogue and natural light “to give reality to what is done “, as he himself declares.
The series of ten photographs aims to encourage a meta-reflection on some fundamental aspects of Morandi’s painting: composition and geometric recomposition, insistence on a few themes, silence, solitude, absence of rhetoric and of any narration.
The choice of the background color that is the backdrop to Fabbi’s compositions, a bright white from which objects emerge in their physicality as shapes that align, intersect or stand out in the center of the photo in a desired aesthetic isolation, highlights the ‘attitude with which the Modena photographer intends the artistic practice: experience on light and shadow, almost mystical research of the essential, extreme reduction of images, intended as fragments of reality capable of preserving moments of eternal poetry, just like painting of Morandi.
At the end of the exhibition, the ten works, thanks to the generosity of the artist, will be donated to the Bologna Museums Institution and will become part of the Morandi Museum’s heritage.
Municipal Art Collections, Palazzo d’Accursio – Piazza Maggiore 6
“Creti, Canova, Hayez. The birth of modern taste between ‘700 and’ 800 in the Communal Collections of Art ” , until 9 September 2018
With the exhibition “Creti, Canova, Hayez. The birth of modern taste between ‘700 and’ 800 in the Municipal Art Collections “, the museum presents a redefined visit path in conjunction with the restoration of a part of the Palazzo d’Accursio roof.
Organized by the Civic Museums of Ancient Art with the curatorship of Silvia Battistini and Massimo Medica, the exhibition allows you to admire over 150 works ordered according to numerous unpublished combinations, thanks to the presentation of some works usually kept in storage – it is the case of pastels and paintings by Angelo Crescimbeni, Sebastiano Gamma and Coriolano Vighi – and loans from other civic museums such as the Museo Civico Archeologico, the Museo Civico Medievale and the MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna.
The exhibition focuses on the recursive revival of models from previous eras by the artists who worked during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, comparing styles and iconographies of important authors not only from Bologna. The resulting synthesis laid the foundations of contemporary taste, creating the theoretical and aesthetic assumptions also for the avant-gardes of the early twentieth century.
Faced with the closure of seven rooms in this phase of construction – the Galleria Vidoniana, rooms 8, 9 and 10 of the Pinacoteca, room 11 in the Rusconi wing, rooms 19 and 20 dedicated to Pelagio Palagi – the exhibition itinerary of the exhibition it winds through the magnificent room 17 (known as Sala Urbana), the rooms 14-16 (ala Rusconi), 18 and 23-25.
The Bologna Museums Institution recounts, through its collections, the entire history of the metropolitan area of Bologna, from the earliest prehistoric settlements to the artistic, economic, scientific and productive dynamics of contemporary society.
A single widespread route across the territory, divided into thematic areas.
Archeology, history, art history, music, industrial heritage and technical culture are the major themes that can be tackled, even through transversal paths to various locations.
The Bologna Museums Institution: MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, Morandi Museum, Casa Morandi, Villa delle Rose, Museum for the Memory of Ustica, Civic Archaeological Museum, Medieval Civic Museum, Municipal Art Collections, Museum Civic of Industrial Art and Davia Bargellini Gallery, Museum of Industrial Heritage, Museum and Library of the Risorgimento, International Museum and Library of Music of Bologna, Museum of Textile and of the “Vittorio Zironi” Upholstery.
Info: www.museibologna.it .
The Card Musei Metropolitani of Bologna is the new service activated on the occasion of the IX centenary of the City of Bologna to expand accessibility to the city’s historical and artistic heritage: a season ticket offering unlimited access to permanent collections and admission at reduced prices to temporary exhibitions of many museums of the city and the metropolitan area. Valid for 12 months and costs 25 euros: all information is available on the cardmuseibologna.it website.