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Bologna’s MAMbo Opens In Search of…

  • 27

    January 2011
  • 01

    May 2011
MAMbo, Bologna  

This January 27, MAMbo (the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna) will present In Search of..., scheduled to run until May 1, 2011.


The exhibition, curated by Gianfranco Maraniello, is the first solo show to be held in Europe by the emerging American artist Matthew Day Jackson. In it, Jackson poses basic questions about human existence - who we are, where we come from - and uses them to explore personal and collective mythologies. The show includes a representative selection of works created from 2007 to 2010.


The theme and the title of the exhibition are drawn from a film Jackson created in 2010, which was based on a vintage American television program about paranormal phenomena.


The show is part of the Criticism program that the museum initiated in 2006 to explore developments in the art world and the role of contemporary museums.


After its premiere at MAMbo, the exhibition will travel to two more European cultural institutions: the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Switzerland and the Gemeente Museum den Haag in the Netherlands.


(Image: Matthew Day Jackson, Chariot II (I like America and America likes me), 2007/2010. 172,72 x 231,14 x 490 cm, Vanhaerents Art Collection Brussels. Photo: Adam Reich, Courtesy of the artist and of Peter Blum Gallery, New York)


We also like to remember that on January 23rd will open a monograph on Pier Paolo Calzolai called Che ne è del sogno, curated by Pier Giovanni Castagnoli. The exhibition will be on display at the Video Area of MAMbo and at the Sala Ottagonale of the Morandi Museum.

The artist return to the city in which he started he's artistic work, back in 1965, with an articulate exhibition that includes a selection of videos from the Seventieth at the MAMbo and a huge installation made for the show at the Morandi Museum.


UniCredit and MAMbo work as partners in the field of culture. Together, we support cultural activities that enhance our contemporary artistic heritage and promote the work of young talent.



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