-2+3. Stefano Arienti Massimo Bartolini: The Museion Collection / Part 2/2

In the second part of our coverage of the exhibition -2+3. Stefano Arienti Massimo Bartolini: The Museion Collection at Museion in Bolzano (Bozen), Italy, we meet with the two artists who conceived the show, Stefano Arienti and Massimo Bartolini. They talk about the basic idea behind the exhibition, the creative steps, and the challenges and surprises they met while working on the show.

-2+3 at the Museion, the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzan (Bozen) / Italy, presents the museum’s collection. For the exhibition, more than 1,300 works have been moved from the basement archives (floors -2 and -1) to the exhibition space (floors +2 and +3). The exhibition has been curated by Letizia Ragaglia and Frida Carazzato.

The collection (or part of the Museion collection, to be precise) is shown exactly as it appears in the archives. The works on display belong to the various artistic currents that can be found in the collection: from Art Informel to the exponents of Gruppo Zero, from Pop Art to Arte Povera, Kinetic Art to Conceptual Art, to Paolo Della Grazia’s collection (on loan to Museion) entitled Archivio di Nuova Scrittura.

A free printed guide helps the visitors find their way around the exhibition space. Considering the large number of works on show, Museion wishes to invite the public to come back and visit its collection again, thus one ticket gives another four free visits to the exhibition.

Aside from working with the works in the collection, Stefano Arienti and Massimo Bartolini have created two specific projects of their own that explore the concepts of collecting and authorship, and that will in turn become part of the Museion collection. VernissageTV had a look at the works, the corresponding videos are coming soon.

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition -2+3 the actress Emanuela Villagrossi gave a “voice” to some of the works in the collection. The audio recording is available on the third floor of the Museion.

In the first part of our coverage of the exhibition that we published yesterday, the director of the Museion and curator of the exhibition -2+3, Letizia Ragaglia, talks about the basic idea and concept of the exhibition.

-2+3. Stefano Arienti Massimo Bartolini: The Museion Collection / Part 2/2. Museion Bolzano (Bozen), Italy, October 28/29, 2010.

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