Must-attend autumn exhibitions
Posted on 17 October 2022 From Bologna Welcome
An exceptionally varied exhibition season is coming up in autumn, with art events spanning the most diverse styles and periods: from antiquity to the present day, from great pictorial art to photography.
Among the most eagerly-awaited exhibitions, "The Painters of Pompeii", hosted at the Archaeological Museum, offers an unprecedented perspective into the tastes and values of an ancient world that still exerts an irresistible fascination around us. Visitors will indeed be able to observe the marvellous frescoes that once adorned the ancient Roman domus of Pompeii. More than 100 masterpieces from the world's largest and best-known gallery of antiquity, the Archaeological Museum of Naples, will be on display for the occasion.
The exhibition-event promoted by the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna seeks to focus on some of the most significant phases of the Bolognese Renaissance. Among the masterpieces of Renaissance portraiture, it will be possible to take a look at Raphael's portrait of Julius II. The exhibition unfolds along the Renaissance wing of the Pinacoteca following an itinerary where the museum's permanent masterpieces will be interacting with outstanding new loans.
3. The Floating Collection - Mambo
The Floating Collection, on the other hand, open to the public from 27 October, stems from the aspiration to study the extremely varied collections of Bologna's museums, alongside the Settore Musei Civici di Bologna and other city museum systems through the eyes of six of today's most prominent contemporary artists: Alex Ayed (Strasbourg, 1989), Rä di Martino (Rome, 1975), Cevdet Erek (Istanbul, 1974), David Jablonowski (Bochum, 1982), Miao Ying (Shanghai, 1985), Alexandra Pirici (Bucharest, 1982).
7. Fiat Lux- Palazzo Fava
Palazzo Fava will be opening its doors to works from the Art and History Collections of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna with the exhibition Fiat Lux. Little-known works, some even unpublished, along with archives and cadeaux, should not be regarded as dusty and inaccessible repositories, but rather as sources to be constantly drawn on. The exhibition's main aim is precisely to shed light on all those works that have remained in the dark for far too long.
8. Giambattista Piazzetta - Palazzo Fava
Palazzo Albergati in Bologna is hosting some of the most provocative, non-conformist and revolutionary works of our time, with over 60 masterpieces on display by the likes of Jago, Banksy, TvBoy and others.
10. Enrico Lombardi. Time Lines – Museo Magi ‘900 (Pieve di Cento)
The MAGI '900 museum is also contributing to the area's exhibition season by presenting a series of works by Enrico Lombardi, an Italian writer and painter with over 40 years of experience in Italy and abroad. As part of this presentation, he retraces and reinterprets the main 'timelines' of his research over the past decades with a view to setting the record straight on those works that previously had no complete explanation.
Staged at the MAST foundation, the IMAGE CAPITAL exhibition delves into the role of photography and the way it has changed and evolved over time. Through a complex journey combining photographs, videos, archival objects, 3D simulations and other materials, the aim of the exhibition is to depict how images are conditioning the very shape of the world we live in.
Ⓒ Unknown Phototographer, Kodak Historical Collection
Check out the whole exhibition calendar here!