Arte Fiera 2020 | Public Programming

Arte Fiera
Dec 2, 2019 3:32PM

Zapruder, Anubi Is Not A Dog, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Arte Fiera/Xing.

The Public Program of Arte Fiera will see a return of the format launched in 2019, which was warmly received by the art world, collectors, gallery owners, the press and the public.

During Arte Fiera 2020 the second chapter of Courtesy Emilia-Romagna, a series of exhibitions engaging public and private institutional collections of contemporary and modern art from the region, will take place. This format includes a temporary exhibition inside the fair, as an opportunity to get to know and appreciate an artistic heritage that can be described as a “scattered museum”, seen from the perspective of a curator that each year will be different. For the 2020 edition this exhibition will be curated by Eva Brioschi, art historian and critic, curator of La Gaia Collection, Busca (Cuneo). The exhibition is called “L’opera aperta” (The Open Work).

Also returning for a second time is OPLA’ – Performing Activities, a project curated by Silvia Fanti (Xing), well-known in Italy and abroad for her strong interest in cutting-edge experiences in the field of live arts. Arte Fiera will proudly present performative interventions by Alessandro Bosetti, Luca Vitone, Zapruder filmmakersgroup and Jimmie Durham, the artist awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th Venice Biennale. At Arte Fiera Durham will be showcasing a new work inspired by one of his iconic performances, which has only been seen once previously.

As announced at the 15th edition of the Contemporary Art Day, promoted by AMACI, Eva Marisaldi will be taking center stage at Arte Fiera 2020 with an ad hoc work created specifically for the occasion. The project, which has been in the pipeline since last spring, is called Welcome, and is composed of two parts: a large installation that visitors will encounter at the Fair entrance, and a scattered intervention in various points, in the fair halls and around Bologna. Furthermore the artist will be at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, to seal the collaboration between Arte Fiera and this important city institution.

For the second consecutive year, Flash Art is the content partner for the event and as such will curate the organization of a packed calendar of talks that will be essential for stimulating reflection on the latest themes in contemporary art.

Arte Fiera’s Public Program further underlines the importance of education in art and the attention towards all sectors of the public, from the very young to adults experiencing contemporary art for the first time, with new workshops curated by the Fondazione Golinelli.

Arte Fiera is pleased to confirm once more its close collaboration with the Bologna City Council, which during the days of the event, will present the eighth edition of ART CITY Bologna, the program of events and exhibitions directed by Lorenzo Balbi, artistic Director of MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna.

Particular attention has been dedicated to the welcome provided organised for Italian and foreign collectors, coordinated for the first time by Costanza Mazzonis di Pralafera. The VIP Program, scheduled outside of the fair timetable, will offer the opportunity to discover private collections, special itineraries among features of excellence – not only concerning visual art – from the local area, but also guided tours of museums and institutions in Bologna and the surrounding area, such as the Maramotti Collection and MUT – Mutina for Art.

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