-2+3 at the Museion, the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzan (Bozen) / Italy, is an quite extraordinary exhibition. The show has been conceived by the two Italian artists Stefano Arienti and Massimo Bartolini and 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).
Apart from the works themselves, the amount of works and especially their presentation is remarkable. After crossing a forest of sculptures on the second floor, the visitors encounter a labyrinth or array of rooms, created by an arrangement of the typical metal grid walls used in archives, on the third floor. On these walls, two-dimensional works are presented just like the are archived in the Museion’s depot.
In this video, the first part of our coverage of the exhibition, the director of the Museion and curator of the exhibition -2+3, Letizia Ragaglia, talks about the basic idea and concept of the exhibition. In the second part that will be published tomorrow, the artists Stefano Arienti and Massimo Bartolini talk about their show.
-2+3. Stefano Arienti Massimo Bartolini: The Museion Collection / Part 1/2. Museion Bolzano (Bozen), Italy, October 28/29, 2010.
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