Art & Culture

SETUP Contemporary ARTFAIR

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Tommaso Buldini

By Giorgia Ferro Founded in 2013 by Simona Gavioli, the independent Art Fair, Setup dedicated to emerging contemporary art, returned to animate the Bologna Art Weekdays from the 31st of January to the 3rd of February. Setup indicates the intentions of the fair: to set in motion a new process to rethink the art system. […]

Bolognina’s ‘Neighbourhood Museum’

Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Daniele Ara

Daniele Ara announces Italy’s first of a kind museum: “It will be public, free and open to the community.” The first in Italy Bolognina’s district President Ara is planning to open a local community-based museum in the Navile area. “We will call it ‘mtn’, which stands for Temporary Naval Museum (Temporary Navile Museum) and will […]

ASCOM to clean up Via Guerrazzi graffiti

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Graffiti on personal property

Proposal: ‘Adopt a street’ The General Director of CAAB, Alessandro Bonfiglioli, has called upon Bolognese business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt a street or piazza so that it can be cleaned and maintained properly. ASCOM request The association of businesses located in Strada Maggiore have returned to this theme after Bonfiglioli launched the challenge back […]

Steve McCurry Exhibition

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Steve Mc Curry 3

“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.” (William Faulkner) By Giorgia Ferro In a world characterized by growing discrimination and protectionist anti-immigration policies, the exhibition Steve McCurry “Una testa, un volto. Pari nelle differenze” showcasing at Palazzo […]

Sturmtruppen 50 anni

Monday, December 10th, 2018

By Giorgia Ferro In celebration of the Bolognese artist, Sturmtruppen 50 anni organized by Fondazione Carisbo and Genus Bononiae – Musei nella città in collaboration with the Bonvicini heirs, is running at Palazzo Fava until the 7th of April. Sturmtruppen is an Italian satirical comic book, conceived and designed by Bonvi (Franco Bonvicini). First published […]

Alphonse Mucha Exhibition

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

“The mission of the artist is to encourage people to love beauty and harmony” – Alphonse Mucha – By Giorgia Ferro The artist’s own words best exemplify the mood of the recent exhibition: Alphonse Mucha running at Palazzo Pallavicini until the twentieth of January 2019. Showcasing around 80 works from the Mucha Trust Collection, this […]

Bologna Welcomes “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
An ukiyoe painting depicting a man fishing.

Archeological Museum of Bologna hosts “Hokusai Hiroshige – Beyond the Wave” exhibition 150 years of Italy-Japan relations By Alex Patton The exhibition Hokusai Hiroshige – Beyond the Wave, from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, is currently on display at the Archaeological Museum of Bologna. About 250 pieces make up this event and it is […]

A “Hope for Hazara Equality” Shines in Bologna

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Members of the Hazara community in traditional Afghani clothes

By Alexandra Patton The Hazara community gathered with students and teachers in Bologna for a cultural event. A Show of Solidarity The strong scent of cilantro and onions fills the small kitchen in the Poggeschi Jesuit Center. Members of the Hazara community and students from the Italy Center work at the large table in the […]

NewFaustianWorld. The new book by Raffaele Quattrone

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Raffaele Quattrone

In a world where the destiny of man seems resigned to have disappeared, Raffaele Quattrone, a contemporary art curator based in Bologna, involves Glenn Brown, Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Andrea Chiesi, Tiffany Chung, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Alberto di Fabio, Kepa Garraza, NS Harsha, Songsong Li, Alessandro Moreschini, Mauro Pipani, Imran Qureshi, Terry Rodgers, Raqib Shaw, Philip Taaffe, […]

Warhol&Friends Exhibition

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Marylin, 1967

By Giorgia Ferro A dip into the roaring 80’s art of New York, the exhibition Warhol&Friends is running at Palazzo Albergati from the 29th of September to the 24th of February. An explosion of colour, various forms of media from photography, to video to painting and Warhol’s all famous serigraphs, this show is a symbol […]