Next stop Museion. There’s a whole world of art just waiting to be discovered, with the 56th Venice Biennale and Art Basel. And whether you’re travelling from North, South, East or West, Museion lies en route!
Bolzano is a strategic stop for visitors taking a tour of this year’s international art events.
The setting is one of unexpected contrasts: a contemporary art museum in a futuristic building, immersed in a historic city rich in heritage and traditions. Old meets new, and the urban landscape frames Museion’s grassy lawns and outdoor café in this attractive metropolis in the heart of Europe.
What to see – contemporary art in Bolzano
Museion’s cutting edge exhibition programme explores some of the boldest, most innovative directions in contemporary art.
During the Biennale period Museion is hosting the very first solo show in Italy of the artist Rossella Biscotti, a rising star who has already taken part in prestigious events like the Biennale, Manifesta and documenta. Her show in Museion delves into recent history, presenting works that include the impressive sculptures entitled “Le Teste in oggetto”, created for the occasion.
Museion is also presenting an exhibition curated by the multi-talented Martino Gamper – citizen of the world but native to South Tyrol, and Icon Awards Designer of the Year 2014. The show, entitled “design is a state of mind” (from 06/06) is in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries of London and the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin.
The heart of every museum is its collection, and those wanting to explore Museion’s should not miss the exhibition presenting more than 40 pieces from the collection, including video, photography, installations, works of light art and a special section devoted to artists’ books (on till 10/01/2016).
Museion, in co-operation with the tourist board of the City of Bolzano have developed a special promotion to make a stay in the city even more appealing to art and design lovers: free admission to Museion a free gift in the form of a coaster designed by Martino Gamper are on offer to all visitors staying at a hotel in Bolzano.