Once again, this year almost CURATORS took part in Set Up Art Fair.
We got back yesterday night and, after a long drive chitchatting and brainstorming, we can firmly state that Bologna and Set Up never let you down!
The Fair (Third Edition) has considerably improved. The cultural program was very extensive and matched the seemingly rich offer from galleries and special projects… our favorite one? Maria Lucrezia Schiavarelli’s Nutrice (Cradle) – we will have the chance to further talk about this later…
This year marked also the birth of Set Up Plus, a combination of side events and exhibitions in partnership with Set Up Art Fair as a great opportunity to spend Saturday night strolling from show to show… allowing also for a little break to taste authentic Bolognese cooking!
Wandering around Bologna, we had the good chance to meet Zed1 and his work at Spazio San Giorgio gallery, as well as Sissi’s works around the city.
On Sunday, we presented our lecture Seeds of Identity in the context of Art Mise en Place, curated by Martina Liverani. Among our guests we had artist MariaLucrezia Schiavarelli and Rosanna Figna (Ricerca e Sviluppo Agugiaro & Figna), who discussed about the theme of cultural identity based on food and especially the importance of cereals as nutritional elements and cradle of civilization. The lecture developed directly from Maria Lucrezia Schiavarelli’s work Nutrice (Cradle), an amazing work made up of colored hand-sewn cloths and frameworks portraying astronomical, astrological, and mythological symbols.
Finally, we spent a long afternoon looking for all the works at the bus station… among our favorite ones? The works and installations presented by Panem et Circenses, Antonello Ghezzi, Raul, Monica Maggi, Michele Fattori, Uno, Stefano W. Pasquini, Zino, Sponge Arte Contemporanea, Print About Me, Van Der, Augusto di Giorgio Donini’s performance “Il pane” (Bread), and many more…
Once again, Set Up and Bologna left us with eyes filled with images and aching legs!
Among Bologna’s musts (as many of you probably already know) the Archiginnasio and the Anatomical Theatre!
Here are some pictures from our trip for you…
Next TripBlog coming soon!