Banca di Bologna is proud to present the first solo show in Italy by New York-based artist Erin Shirreff, curated by Simone Menegoi. Entirely made up of new pieces created for the occasion, the exhibition offers Italian viewers their first major opportunity to experience the work of an artist who, in her early forties, can already be found in the collections of prestigious international museums.
The exhibition at Palazzo De' Toschi, from February 2nd to March 4th 2018, is made up of two works: a video projected at movie-screen scale and a more intimate grouping of sculptures. Interweaving still and moving images with actual and artificial source material, Shirreff’s new video, Son, is a long animation rooted in her experience of the solar eclipse that was visible in the United States in the late summer of 2017. The second work, Many Moons, is a large collection of dark plaster objects informally arranged on a surface covered in overlapping broadsheets of newspaper; they are cast from the interiors of assorted bottles, cups, bowls, and plates.
The Erin Shirreff’s solo exhibition is one of the 10 events selected for the cultural programme of ART CITY Bologna 2018, the initiative promoted by Comune di Bologna and BolognaFiere, during ArteFiera.