Foto: Ursula Mayer, ATOM SPIRIT, 2017, 16 mm on HD Transfer, 17,8 min
curated by Simone Frangi
Opening 24/05/2018 7 pm
25/05/2018 – 02/09/2018
On occasion of the tenth anniversary of its new venue, Museion is turning the spotlight on its original mission, namely the idea of fostering dialogue between northern Europe and the Mediterranean area. Somatechnics offers a contemporary take on these elements, bringing together pieces by artists who work in Austria and Italy and explore the physical, administrative and symbolic borders of the two countries. Taking its cue from the historical and geopolitical characteristics of the South Tyrol – Trentino Alto Adige region, Somatechnics explores how ethnic identities form, in connection with a linguistic identity and the sense of belonging to a place, or trespassing in some way: elements which confine our bodies to specific areas. The project includes an exhibition, a programme of performances and a public programme.
Museion, exhibition view, Superflex, Free Beer, 2018 Foto: Luca Menenghel
curated by Letizia Ragaglia
07/10/2017 – 23/09/2018
Artists: Carl Andre, Mirosław Bałka, Robert Barry, Massimo Bartolini, Monica Bonvicini, Angela Ferreira, Spencer Finch, Sylvie Fleury, Werner Gasser, Luis Jacob, Hubert Kostner, Matt Mullican, Otto Piene, Superflex, Günther Uecker, Michel Verjux, Luca Vitone and Heimo Zobernig
Works of art that can be entered and explored; works of art that envelop us and play with our senses; works of art designed to be used in some way: this is the focus of INSTALLATION ART, Museion’s new exhibition, which presents immersive pieces from the museum’s collection that invite the public to physically engage with them. Sixteen artists – from Carl Andre to Luis Jakob, Heimo Zobernig and Monica Bonvicini – present large scale installations, video and works of light art that generate a spatial dimension. The selection spans various different types of installation art – some of them plunge us into an imaginary world, others affect our perception on a sensory or intellectual level, while others are based on eliciting direct interaction with visitors. All of them pay special attention to the viewer, who completes the work of art and becomes part of it, actively participating and adding his or her personal experience. Several of the works were made especially for Museion on occasion of previous exhibitions, and therefore stand as a record of the museums’ past shows.
Foto: Luca Menenghel
curated by Andreas Hapkemeyer
16/11/2017 – 23/09/2018
More than 50 works in ink or watercolour on paper present the intriguing oeuvre of the German artist Irma Blank, whose script-based aesthetic does away with the legible word, feauturing poetic subdivisions of fictitioustext into lines and blocks, as we know it in books, newspapers and other publications. The meditative spirit typical of her works is reinforced by the intense use of the colour blue. Irma Blank’s exhibition in Museion continues the exploration of the works in the Archivio di Nuova Scrittura which are part of the collection.
Irma Blank (Celle, Germany, 1934, lives and works in Milan) uses the written word as a tool for ituitive cognition, returning verbal language to the status of “Urzeichen”, primordial signs. In a career spanning more than forty years Blank has exhibited in museums, galleries and international events such as documenta in Kassel (1977), the Venice Biennale (1978, 2017), the Quadriennale in Rome (2005), the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2010), Kunsthaus Hamburg ( 2016) and MAMbo Bologna (2016).
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