DumBO, via Casarini 19, Bologna
Friday 30 > 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 1 > 11 a.m. – midnight
Sunday 2 > 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday 30 > 5 p.m. – midnight
Saturday 1 > 11 a.m. – midnight
Sunday 2 > 11 a.m. – midnight
H 5 p.m.
Sigaretten Ensemble is a performance that combines musical improvisation and drawing in a unique spectacle that stems from the human and artistic exchange between the parties: a musician, ten artists/drawers and the community of people present.
H 11 a.m.
From the late 1970s until 1996, the city of Bologna was an important centre of comic book magazine publishing in Italy. This period was characterised by the first newsstand issues of a new form of comic book magazines, the art comic book magazines.
If comics in Italy is experiencing a golden age, it is due to the affirmation of the graphic novel which, over the last thirty years, has been able to make room for the whole comic strip in the collective imagination.
Claudio Musso is an art critic and independent curator. He teaches at the G. Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo, where he is coordinator of the Painting course; Eugenio Sidoli – collector and founder of SpazioC21 (Reggio Emilia) – business manager and lecturer at the Bologna Business School; 108 – artist “Dark, pushed to the zero degree, declined in an eclectic and radical key” is one of the first and greatest representatives of abstract post-graffitism at national and European level.
It is the ‘story in fine point’ of a success pursued with determination and far from popularity, devoting herself entirely to calligraphy. Barbara Calzolari, an artist from Bologna, is the first woman to receive the Penman Master’s degree from IAMPETH, the world’s largest calligraphy association.
H 11 a.m.
Small Group in Multiplication is a film about that graphic, literary and political experience in which, perhaps for the last time, imagination takes the lead. Before yielding – perhaps forever, but who knows – to the grim violence of the bankers.
Sergio Cereda is one of Italy’s most important collectors of illustration. He boasts an extensive collection of drawings, illustrations and comic strips. Works on paper that tell themes, days, years, stories of our age and our customs. A precious collection that has grown piece by piece over half a century.
From 2007 to the present day, there have been many trade fair events created to support and disseminate contemporary drawing among collectors. From Drawing Now in Paris, Art on paper in Brussels, Drawing Room, first in Madrid and then in Lisbon, Artissima, which since 2017 has expanded with the Drawings section, to the very latest Drawing Week in Milan, an initiative this year in its second edition, curated by Collezione Ramo in Milan.
It really seems that in recent years, even the art market has recognised and wants to reward drawing as an autonomous and accomplished form to be exhibited and collected.
Matteo Bertin – freelance art director and graphic designer specialising in visual identity, publishing and digital design. He graduated in industrial design in the early 2000s from the IUAV in Venice and immediately started working as a graphic designer at various communication studios and agencies. In 2011, he set up the typographic printing workshop La’Mas. Since 2018, he has been freelancing and working on visual communication for companies and cultural institutions.
Presentation of the fanzine edited by Archivio Magazine and Laboratorio Zanna Dura, printed with the contribution of UNAR in the framework of A lunga conservazione: a project of census, valorisation, digitisation of the LGBT documentary heritage preserved in the Archive of the Documentation Centre Flavia Madaschi Arcigay Il Cassero in Bologna.
Photography is in this exhibition a stepping stone, sometimes a pebble, or at least mostly used as such.
What happens when you are a little offshore and let your boat drift?
Pulling the oars in the boat, you let yourself be carried away by the current, you lean towards a world where surprises, other life forms, other beings, appear from the surface of the water.
We know, images, in general, lend themselves well to free associations. But every now and then we must also seek strategies that open up other paths.
In collaborazione con Arci Bologna.
Con il sostegno della Regione Emilia-Romagna, del Comune di Bologna e della Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna.