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Arte Fiera 40 - Two exhibitions for the 40 years of Arte Fiera

From: 29/01/2016 - To: 28/03/2016

Date of last update: 30/03/2016, 14:54


A double exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Arte Fiera


Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

29 January  - 28 March 2016

To celebrate its 40th anniversary Arte Fiera presents the exhibition project “Arte Fiera 40” that traces the past 40 years of the Fiera and offers a vision of the coming 40 ones, by narrating the story  of the Italy’s leading event for modern and contemporary art, since its foundation. The exhibition, curated by Giorgio Verzotti and Claudio Spadoni, develops across two locations, with works by over sixty artists.

At Pinacoteca Nazionale in Bologna the exhibition “Arte Fiera 40. Lo sguardo delle Gallerie sulla grande arte italiana” (Great Italian art as seen by art galleries) presents  a selection of the most important works from the Galleries, with works by Burri, Carla Accardi, Afro, Vincenzo Agnetti, Getulio Alviani, Stefano Arienti, Enrico Baj, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Felice Casorati, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Colombo, Enzo Cucchi, Dadamaino, Flavio Favelli, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Giorgio De Chirico, Nicola De Maria, Filippo De Pisis, Piero Dorazio, Lucio Fontana, Piero Gilardi, Giorgio Griffa, Renato Guttuso, Marcello Jori, Jannis Kounellis, Piero Manzoni, Fausto Melotti, Giorgio Morandi, Ennio Morlotti, Luigi Ontani, Mimmo Paladino, Giulio Paolini, Gianni Piacentino, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Concetto Pozzati, Salvo, Alberto Savinio, Mario Schifano, Mario Sironi, Sissi, Ettore Spalletti, Grazia Toderi, Franco Vaccari, Emilio Vedova, Gilberto Zorio.
This exhibition celebrates the 40 years of Arte Fiera with a review summarizing the main exponents of four decades of artistic production in Italy as documented by the editions of Arte Fiera. The historical period goes from the years of Morandi up to the 2000s: a review of great masters, founders of new movements and lone pioneers pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, with artists of recognised quality that will become protagonists of the near future. In order to offer a glance towards the future, all of the galleries involved in the 40th edition of Arte Fiera have been invited to include works by artists under 40 years of age. A special committee will select the best of these works which will be then exhibited to the Pinacoteca alongside that of the great masters.

At MAMbo – the Museum of Modern Art Bologna, the section Arte Fiera 40. Storia di una Collezione” (Story of a collection) presents a selection of works acquired by BolognaFiere during the many editions of Arte Fiera. On show works by 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. Together with some of the undisputed masters of the Seventies, also artists from the Nineties who are now acknowledged also abroad, as well as exponents of the new generation, to underline the great importance that Arte Fiera has always dedicated to the promotion of research and experimentation by young artists too.
One of the works of the exhibition - “Teoria dei rivelati” by Simone Pellegrini (2013, mixed technique on framed paper), is on show at the Bologna Airport: the

"Arte Fiera 40" is organized by BolognaFiere, in collaboration with Arthemisia Group, and it is part of the programme of ART CITY Bologna 2016.


Art City Bologna 2016

ART CITY Bologna is the institutional programme of events born in 2013 as the result of the collaboration between Comune di Bologna and BolognaFiere. Its goal is to create a calendar of side events, exhibitions and cultural initiatives during Arte Fiera, in order to propose new ways for rediscovering the historical and artistic heritage of Bologna through contemporary artists' works. At its 4th edition this year, Art City takes place from January 29th to 31st 2016. Full programme of events is available on the website www.bolognagendacultura.it.



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  • From: 29/01/2016
  • To: 28/03/2016

Pinacoteca: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 1.30pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 2pm - 7pm; closed on Monday.
During Art City Bologna: January 29th 9am to 7pm; January 30th 9am to midnight; January 31st 9am to 8pm. On Monday, Ferbruary 1st special opening 9am to 7pm.
Sunday, March 27 (Easter) + Monday, March 28 (Easter Monday) 2pm-7pm


MAMbo: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12pm to 6 pm; Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 12pm to 8 pm. Closed on Mondays
During Art City Bologna: Friday, January 29th from 10am to 8pm; Saturday, January 30th from 10am to midnight; Sunday, January 31st from 10am to 8pm.
Sunday, March 27 (Easter) + Monday, March 28 (Easter Monday) 12pm-8pm

Pinacoteca: full ticket € 10,00, reduction ticket € 5,00
MAMbo: museum full ticket € 6,00; reduction ticket € 4,00