The ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum of Bolzano is situated in the Via Museo near the South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum. The Gallery Museum presents a year up to 7 show regional and international artists.
In 2015 ar/ge kunst celebrates thirty years since its foundation in 1985. To mark this anniversary the entire annual programme will serve as a critical reflection on the history of ar/ge kunst and on the Kunstverein as the institutional model that has characterized it since the beginning.
Through the various practices of the participating artists, this process of self-examination will centre on the exhibition as a mode of research, production, collaboration and restitution; a space and time conceived to facilitate reciprocity and mutual influence between the exhibitions and the accompanying program of public discussions, workshops and performances.
ar/ge is an abbreviation of Arbeitsgemeinschaft (working group).
The first exhibition project of 2015 is entitled "Spatial Dispositions" and has been devised by Italian artist Aldo Giannotti (b. 1977, lives and works in Vienna). As a progressive examination of ar/ge kunst itself, Spatial Dispositions will operate as the introduction to the anniversary program.
The history and economics of ar/ge kunst, its mission statement and ambitions, its responsibilities towards members and visitors, its relationship to its cultural and political context are here translated into projects for potential installations and performances.
Everything under control
From 26 February to 30 April 2016
Opening, 25 February 2016 7 pm
Oliver Ressler with Marco Scotini (curator and director at NABA – Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti di Milano)
Display in collaboration with Akrat, co-operative, Bolzano/Bozen.
ar/ge kunst is pleased to present Everything Under Control, the first solo exhibition at an Italian institution by Austrian artist Oliver Ressler.
Focusing mainly on Ressler's practice as a filmmaker, this exhibition gathers new and recent works from various strands of research conducted over the course of his career.
The display and installation, conceived as a unique path through the venue, underlines how these strands are deeply intertwined and part of Ressler's continuous engagement with a wider idea of social justice.
Central to the exhibition is the opacity of language with which capitalism operates, communicates and tends to conceal the fact that economic, environmental and humanitarian crises in the southern hemisphere are co-dependent sides of a narrative which presents the wealth of the northern hemisphere as victimless and sustainable.
Via Museo 29 - 39100 Bolzano
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