Museum of Preventive Imagination: Fall 2021 – Announcements

# REHEARSAL: Anna-Sophie Berger and Teak Ramos, You can have my brain
September 28, 2021 – January 23, 2022

#BIBLIOGRAPHIC OFFICE: Front edge painting
With Tauba Auerbach, Kerstin Brätsch, Cansu Çakar, Enzo Cucchi, Camille Henrot, Victor Man, Andrea Salvino, Andro Wekua
September 28, 2021 – January 23, 2022
MACRO and Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History

#CHAMBER MUSIC: Sublime Frequencies, Additional geography
September 28, 2021 – January 30, 2022

#POLYPHONY: Salve, Autoritatto come Salvo
October 27, 2021 – February 27, 2022

From November 3, 2021 to February 6, 2022

# SOLO / MULTI: Jason Dodge, Cut a door in the wolf
November 11, 2021 – January 23, 2022

#ARTHMICS: Patrizia Vicinelli, Chi ha paura di Patrizia Vicinelli
November 11, 2021 – January 23, 2022

# RETROFUTURE: Notes for a collection
Federico Antonini, Ruth Beraha, Carola Bonfili, Costanza Candeloro, Ludovica Carbotta, Alessandro Cicoria, Gianluca Concialdi, Giulia Crispiani, Giorgio Di Noto, Irene Fenara, Giorgia Garzilli, Beatrice Marchi, Diego Marcon, Margherita Raso, Real Madrid, SAG 2.0, Francesco Pedraglio and Davide Stucchi — ongoing.


Fall is here and I’m happy to announce the new exhibits that will update all of my sections, starting September 28th.

With You can have my brain (September 28, 2021 – January 23, 2022) my REHEARSAL section welcomes Anna-Sophie Berger and Teak Ramos‘first artistic collaboration. The exhibition presents a set of works designed and produced from jointly constructed archives on the theme of fashion in general, which the two artists study from a social and historical point of view, while exploring the field of technical construction of the garment. The work takes shape in the form of a series of looks from the archives created by Berger and Ramos: images, texts and theories on the subjects of everyday material culture and fashion, with a somewhat fortuitous focus on the beginning. of the modern era (16th to 18th century). The looks, worn by ten chrome mannequins, consist of garments made of various fabrics applied with A4 black and white prints from the archives. Some garments focus on unique historical or theoretical case studies and others take a more composite approach to the socio-cultural ramifications of body adornment, as well as its conceptualization and interpretation over time. Both visual and textual, the stylized looks of the exhibition are conceived as a unique work, comprising both subject and object, accompanied by architectural units, as well as a video and photographs.

To the BIBLIOGRAPHIC OFFICE, Front edge painting (September 28, 2021 – January 23, 2022) offers a new exploration of the world of publishing, addressing different contexts, deadlines, places and practices of the contemporary and the past. Eight international artists were invited to come to terms freely with the historical tradition of decorating the first edge of book pages with paintings and illustrations, giving rise to original works of a hybrid character, sometimes invisible at first glance. The volumes selected and transformed into works of art by Tauba Auerbach, Kerstin Brätsch, Cansu Çakar, Enzo Cucchi, Camille Henrot, Victor Man, Andrea Salvino and Andro Wekua are exhibited at MACRO and in the Sala del Disegno of the 17th century Palazzo Zuccari, seat of the Bibliotheca Hertziana – MAX Planck Institute of Art History since 1913. Front edge painting thus becomes a double exhibition, playing on the ambivalence of these works and emerging from the walls of the museum. On the one hand, it presents an unusual landscape made up of books decorated with an old-fashioned technique, in a contemporary art museum. On the other hand, it brings contemporary painting into the historic spaces of one of the most important art history libraries and research institutes in the world.

Additional geography (September 28, 2021 – January 30, 2022) is the title under which the collective and independent music label Sublime frequencies will present an overview of their work from 2003 to the present day. Music tracks from over 50 of the projects / albums released by SF will be played at random in the CHAMBER MUSIC listening room, mixing places and sounds, traditions and technologies in an unexpected and moving experience. Additional geography also includes the screening of a selection of films produced by SF and a public conference with the co-founders Alain Bishop and Hisham Mayet. By applying William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin’s cutting and collage techniques to found materials and recordings, SF pursues what they call an “extra geography aesthetic.” One that avoids the branding strategies of corporate world music, as well as the limited scopes of academic ethnomusicology, to activate organic processes of redistribution of sound cultures and new experimental listening channels.

Autoritatto come Salvo (October 27, 2021 – February 27, 2022) is a collection of books that offers an overview of the complex figure of Salvo in my POLYPHONY section. The artist moved to Turin in 1956, where he began to conduct more conceptual research, thanks to his direct contact with figures active within the Arte Povera movement, as well as with conceptual artists of the time. The year 1973 marked Salvo’s return to painting, an unconventional choice that went against the artistic currents of the time. The central concern of his work, expressed more firmly during the second phase of his career, was a re-examination of the historical traditions of art. The exhibition project, which is playfully inspired by one of Salvo’s best-known works, Autoritatto come Raffaello, offers a broad overview of his production as part of a large gallery of paintings. The layout on the walls follows an irregular temporal rhythm, inserting works by artists Jonathan Monk, Nicolas Party and Nicolas Pecoraro as well as the work of sound recordist and musician Ramona Ponzini.

WIN A NEW CAR (November 3, 2021 – February 6, 2022) is the first solo exhibition of VIER5 in an Italian institution. The Parisian design studio founded by Marco Fiedler and Achim Reichert will occupy my IN-DESIGN section, presenting visitors with an archive of images, visual statements and productions from 2002 to the present day. From artists’ publications and books to experimental sound projects; from the posters of the CAC Brétigny – Center d’Art Contemporain to the visual identity of documenta 14, VIER5’s practice is based on a classic notion of what design is, which they define as the possibility of creating new avant-garde proposals in the field of visual communication.

Designed as a single site-specific work of art, Cut a door in the wolf (November 11, 2021 – January 23, 2022) is a new show by the American artist Jason Dodge opening in my SOLO / MULTI section. By exploring systems made up of organic and inorganic matter, Dodge is interested in the thing that human beings lose day after day. Micro and macro landscapes made up of familiar and often abandoned things, which result from our individual and collective habits, are arranged in space. In doing so, they suggest the idea that everything is indeed in everything. Gestural, avoiding the subject and placing the viewer as a force and subjective agent, Dodge investigates the potentialities resulting from the viewer as a producer of meaning.

With Chi ha paura di Patrizia Vicinelli (November 11, 2021 – January 23, 2022), my ARRHYTHMICS section continues to focus on the importance of linguistic and poetic experimentation. The first institutional exhibition ever organized on the work of the Bologna poet, Patrizia Vicinelli, offers an overview of this sensitive and agitated personality who got along – in a context of strong artistic and political activism – with the Italian literary neo-avant-gardes, from Gruppo 63 to Emilio Villa and Aldo Braibanti, and with central figures of the Italian experimental cinema scene of the 1970s.

RETROFUTURE, the section dedicated to the MACRO collection which is expanding through a stratification of current projects by young Italian artists, will be enriched with the participation of Ruth Beraha (October 12), Federico Antonini, (November 16), and Irene Fenara (December 14). Their works will join those of Carola Bonfili, Costanza Candeloro, Ludovica Carbotta, Alexander Cicorie, Gianluca Concialdi, Julienne Crispiani, Giorgio Di Noto, Giorgia Garzilli, Beatrice Marchi, Diego Marcon, Margherita Ras, Real Madrid, SAGG NAPLES, Parasite 2.0, Francois Pedraglio and Davide Stucchi.

Please visit my website for updates, additional content, and to explore my current exhibitions, including Daybed through Julie Peeters which opens its fourth chapter in collaboration with OK-RM September 28; Tony Coca, This is not theory. It’s history; Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller, Songs of experience and Mario Diacono, Diakonia. Writing and art.

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