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.
Songs To You About You
From September, 8 to November, 10 2018
Opening September, 7 2018 at 6 pm
Curated by Emanuele Guidi
Songs To You About You, a project by Berlin-based artist duo Islands Songs (Nicolas Perret & Silvia Ploner), brings western and non-western understandings of the microbial world into dialogue and celebrates the social interactions between humans and microbial communities.
Via Museo 29 - 39100 Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 971601
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Friday from 10 am - 1 pm and from 3 pm - 7 pm
Saturday from 10am - 1pm