MAMbo Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

Arte Fiera 40. Storia Di Una Collezione

29 Jan - 28 Mar 2016

Nicola Melinelli, 2015
oil on canvas, hook, 185x130 cm
Galleria CAR DRDE, Bologna
29 January – 28 March 2016

Curated by Giorgio Verzotti and Claudio Spadoni

With the celebratory exhibition curated by Giorgio Verzotti and Claudio Spadoni that takes place in the prestigious locations of the Pinacoteca di Bologna and MAMbo from the 29th January to the 28th March 2016, Arte Fiera is preparing a unique edition. 2016 is the 40th anniversary of Italy’s most important art fair, the largest exhibition in the world of modern and contemporary Italian art.

ARTE FIERA 40. Storia di una Collezione offers, for the very first time, a selection of works acquired by BolognaFiere during the many editions of the event. Together with some of the undisputed masters of the Seventies are on desplay works of artists from the Nineties who are now acknowledged also outside Italy. Furthermore, there will be works by the new generations on display in order to underline the importance that Arte Fiera has always dedicated to the promotion of research and experimentation by younger artists.

Artists on display at MAMbo: Irma Blank, Alighiero Boetti, Francesco Candeloro, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Chiara Dynys, Tano Festa, Pietro Fortuna, Chiara Fumai, Sergio Limonta, Nicola Melinelli, Aldo Mondino, Maria Morganti, Gioberto Noro, Luca Vitone.

ARTE FIERA 40 is a highly evocative project that traces the last 40 years of the event, while also offering a vision of what the coming 40 years might have in store.

The works and the legacy of Arte Fiera on display in the exhibition will be assembled in a prestigious book published by Corraini, which, with the help of some distinguished contributors, will narrate the evolution of Italian contemporary art, collectors and galleries and the artists that have made history at Arte Fiera.

Tags: Chiara Fumai, Aldo Mondino, Gioberto Noro, Luca Vitone