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UniCredit Group and MAMbo, together again for Focus on Contemporary Italian Art

  • 06

December 2008
MAMbo - Museo Arte Moderna, Bologna  
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UniCredit Group and MAMbo's collaborative project, Focus on Contemporary Italian Art, is based on the creation, acquisition and public display of artworks by young Italian artists via long-term loans to the Museum.

From December 6th, works from the project's collection will be shown at MAMbo in an exhibit including recent acquisitions. Featured artists include Luisa Lambri, Alessandra Tesi, Loris Cecchini, Riccardo Previdi, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Lara Favaretto, Elisa Sighicelli and Sissi.

Attendees can look forward to such spectacular highlights as Sissi's new installation, Over the Glance Ties the Rope, created by the artist during a period of residence in Japan.

Students will be given an opportunity to focus on Eva Frappicini's photographic installation Muri di Piombo("Lead Walls") in the context of an intensive workshop. Previously exhibited in Paris, Turin and Milan, Muri di Piombo is a journey through the years when terrorist attacks afflicted Italy - the "Anni di piombo". It encompasses a series of subjective, personal reflections touching on Turin, Rome, Milan, Genoa and other cities affected by the activities of the Red Brigade, Prima Linea, Compagni Combattenti and Nap.

Muri di Piombo is an invitation to reflect on history and its impact as a feature of our collective memory.

The young artist's project is also the subject of the very first publication of UniCredit Group's Art Talks series of monographs, edited by Skira .

UniCredit Group and MAMbo validate and sustain the work of young artists through acquisitions, exhibitions and productions on the occasion of special events. Undertakings to date include the November kick-off of the UniCredit Banca/MAMbo long-term experimental program, Collezioni mai viste , which reaffirms UniCredit and MAMbo's role as a vital crossroads of dialogue and exchange.

Additionally, the art world is looking forward to the updated 2009 edition of the Furla Prize, supported by MAMbo, Furla, Fondazione Querini Stampalia and UniCredit Group.

UniCredit Group's commitment to young talent is founded on its firm belief that the energy and dynamism of today's young artists can revitalize and enrich local communities across Europe.

 

(in the picture: Eva Frapiccini, Muri di Piombo - Roma, via Caetani, 2004-2006, UniCredit Group Collection)


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MAMbo, Bologna
http://www.mambo-bologna.org/