Ever since the opening of the Collezione Maramotti, its permanent collection has been flanked by a systematic program of exhibitions and commissioned projects in the areas of the building which specifically function as venues for temporary events. The Collection looks ahead toward the future of art and sees it to be thoroughly continuous and consistent with the attention the Collection has always shown to the evolution of new artistic languages, especially in the area of painting and the critical investigation into the nature of the work of art.
Jason Dodge | A permanently open window
from 5 May 2013
[permanent installation – via Fratelli Cervi 61]
A permanently open window is a site-specific project for an abandoned industrial space, now transformed into a commercial outlet adjacent to the Collezione Maramotti, and Jason Dodge’s first permanent installation. Realized in what was once the tower of a factory’s electrical power plant—now transformed into a sales point—the work displays three elements, which supplant the high-voltage cables and create a new order of space and a different mode of perception. Dodge’s work attempt to give new life to objects and to generate personal experiences for the viewer, who becomes an active part of the artist’s work.
On 5 May at 11.00am, on the occasion of the opening, a conversation between Jason Dodge and poet Matthew Dickman will take place. Upon reservation: ph. +39 0522 382484, email@example.com
Laure Prouvost | Farfromwords: car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smells
5 May - 3 November 2013
Laure Prouvost, winner of the fourth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, presents her new two-part video installation, conceived and realized during a six-month residency in Italy. Farfromwords finds its inspiration in the aesthetic co-ordinates and sensual pleasures of Italy and it freely plays with the historical notion of a tour along the shores of the Mediterranean, in a kind of personal Grand Tour. A book, representing a sort of journal of her Italian experience, accompanies the project. Saturday 4 May, on the occasion of the exhibition opening (by invitation only), the artist will be in conversation with Melissa Gronlund, editor Afterall, accompanied by vocal counterpoints by singer-performer Cristina Zavalloni, and Icarus Ensemble will present a concert, tribute to the Italian Grand Tour and baroque style.
Andy Cross | House Painter
5 May - 31 July 2013
House Painter is literally a house made out of paintings. About a hundred paintings cover the exterior, combined together as if they were simple construction materials, creating the effect of a visual kaleidoscope. His construction and painting approach breaks down the language barriers we often use to separate disciplines and styles: architecture, sculpture and painting blur together and strike a dialogue within a dimension of total power of expression.