A dialogue between two collections, the exhibition “Migros Meets Museion” brings together an important nucleus of works from the collection of the Migros Museum in Zurich with a number of important pieces from the Museion collection.
The Bolzano museum is the only venue in Italy to present the works from Migros, which during its recent remodel has sent its collection on tour, exhibiting it in various European venues, from the Kunsthalle in Krems to the Kunstmuseum in Lichtenstein and the Fridericianum in Kassel.
Museion presents the work of fourteen artists, including installations, sculptures, video and photography: Tom Burr, John Baldessari, Elmgreen & Dragset, Urs Fischer, Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, Rachel Harrison, David Lamelas, Cady Noland, Bojan Šarčević, Tatiana Trouvé, Franz Erhard Walther and Cathy Wilkes.
Migros and Museion: both museums have works in their collections that engage with some of the key movements and themes of the art of the last century. The “sacrality” of these movements is however undermined by the “remix” effect, appropriating and recombining the art languages of the past. Minimalism and Functionalism, Pop Art and Conceptual Art are all part of the vocabulary of many of the featured artists, whose works lend these movements new meanings and remix them with the utmost freedom.
Curated by Letizia Ragaglia in collaboration with Heike Munder and Judith Welter (Migros Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Zurich)
17/01 – 31/01/13, 09/05 – 06/06/13, 19h: Guided visits on Thursdays