From 9 July to 6 August 2019 the Bologna Museums Institution back on the stage of Piazza Maggiore to tell the richness of the historical-artistic heritage preserved in the civic museums. Six evening appointments with Pills from museums which, in collaboration with The Cineteca Foundation of Bologna will precede the films of the event Under the stars of the cinema .
On the stage there are the faces and voices of the operators of civic museums called to tell, over the course of 10 minutes in each evening and with the help of images is video , a representative theme of the heritage preserved in each museum, temporary exhibitions and some previews.
The review is part of Bologna Summer 2019 , the program of activities promoted and coordinated by Municipality of Bologna and from Metropolitan city of Bologna – Tourist Destination .
Here are the dates of the appointments of “Pills from museums”:
Tuesday 9 July 9.30pm
Mirtide Gavelli (Civic Museum of the Risorgimento)
And from that moment Bologna was free. 12 June 1859
When did Bologna become Italian? On the night of 12 June 1859 the fateful revolution took place which, following the victories won by the Franco-Piedmontese troops in Palestro and Magenta, decreed the end of papal power in the city, supported by the defeated Austrian army. And while the losers left the city and the future rulers watched over at Palazzo Pepoli, the Bolognese began to go out into the streets and fill the squares in a climate of fervent patriotic pride for independence from the foreigner. The road to the national unification process that was sanctioned by the plebiscite of 11-12 March 1860 with the annexation to the Kingdom of Sardinia was thus traced. The events of that memorable day 160 years ago are documented in the exhibition “Bologna from that moment was free. Episodes, aspects and memory of 12 June 1859” which can be visited at the Civic Museum of the Risorgimento until 14 July.
Following the film “The four hundred shots” (France / 1959) by François Truffaut (99 ‘).
Wednesday 10 July 9.30pm
Lorenzo Balbi ( MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna)
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and Everywhere
From the Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands, to the former Soviet nuclear test site in Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, to the remote Yucatan sea depths: these are some of the extreme places
in which Julian Charrière ( Morges , Switzerland, 1987) invites us to dive with All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and Everywhere, his first Italian solo exhibition curated by Lorenzo Balbi, visible at MAMbo until September 8th. The exhibition is told through videos and images of the exhibition, showing how the artist and his works put environmental sciences and the history of civilization into communication. Charrière reveals the catastrophes caused by man without expressing a moral judgment, but rather by revealing the invisible forces that shape the landscape, from geological phenomena to the thirst for resources of the digital age, without excluding the cultural projections with which humanity changes its meaning and perception of places. However much we struggle to plunder the Earth of its resources, at a speed that forces science to talk about the last two and a half centuries as a separate geological era, the planet will recover everything and we will be forgotten.
Following the film “Jules et Jim ” (France / 1962) by François Truffaut (105 ‘).
Friday 12 July 9.30pm
Antonella Mampieri (Civic Museums of Ancient Art)
The return of Apollo. Canova and Bologna
174 years in disguise until the final attribution: it is the period of time elapsed since the traces were lost, in 1839, of the Apollino, an early work by Antonio Canova, rediscovered in recent years by Antonella Mampieri in the Municipal Art Collections of Bologna, where the marble statue has actually always been but attributed to the Bolognese Cincinnato Baruzzi , favorite pupil of the great master. The sculpture, which belongs to the highest production of Canova, had been particularly loved by the one who had created it and remembered it in his autograph memories as a work of great value. A brief visual story helps us learn more about this masterpiece that can be admired in the magnificent Boschereccia Hall of the Municipal Art Collections.
Following the film “The lady next door” (France / 1981) by François Truffaut (106 ‘).
Monday 22nd July 9.30pm
Roberto Grandi (President of the Bologna Museums Institution); Simone Spataro (President of Bologna Cemetery Services); Cinzia Barbieri (Chief Executive Officer of Bologna Cemetery Services)
Preview of the promotional video on the Certosa Monumental Cemetery
Whispered phrases that invite you to reflect on life and death; visitors in nineteenth-century clothes walking among salt and loggia; sounds, gestures and movements that “animate” the burials, evoking the biography and the past events of those who are buried there. Past and present ideally connect in the new promotional video on the Certosa Monumental Cemetery, which is previewed on the Piazza Maggiore screen. The video was promoted within the project “The city and its museums, new forms of communication”, realized with the contribution of the Cultural Heritage Institute of the Emilia-Romagna Region, within the framework of the 2018 museum plan (LR 18/2000 ). With the support of Bologna Servizi Cimiteriali.
Following the film “I Soliti Sospetti” (USA / 1995) by Bryan Singer (106 ‘).
Wednesday 24th July 9.30pm
Miriam Masini (Museum of Industrial Heritage)
The Factory of the Future
The factories are being transformed thanks to digital technologies, automation applied to production processes, management of increasingly sophisticated information flows in open places, which interact with the outside world to be able to anticipate the production needs of companies and to propose solutions and innovations in continuous updating. It is the challenge of Industry 4.0 that introduces the concept of smart factory . The intervention will illustrate the new laboratory space set up at the Museum of Industrial Heritage dedicated to the “Factory of the Future” which explores these issues, documenting the possible lines of development and the potential of the Bolognese industrial sector.
Following the film “Le strelle nel fosso” (Italy / 1978) by Pupi Avati (100 ‘).
Tuesday 6 August 9.15pm
Anna Dore (Archaeological Civic Museum)
Journey to Etruria
Summer, travel time, then winter comes, when the cold pushes to hole up in the warmth, and spring, when you would like to go but … work, school, sports activities, the theater workshop: a spider web of more or less demanding things keeps us at home. And if … And if it were possible to take a trip, immerse yourself in landscapes of a surprising variety, from the sea to the mountains, from the sweetest and most famous hills in the world to a fearsome volcano, passing over the streams of legendary rivers, moving no more than twenty steps from Piazza Maggiore? And if in addition the journey would also take you to the heart of history, and populate these landscapes with the faces and stories of those who inhabited them and traveled more than 2000 years ago? This is what the Archaeological Civic Museum proposes to its public between 7 December 2019 and 24 May 2020. Yes a trip, but where? You will find out in Piazza …
To follow “L’onorevole Angelina” (Italy / 1947) by Luigi Zampa (92 ‘) .