A 16th-century noble residence converted into an artists' zoo in the heart of the city. The project fantastic beasts, edited by Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Marziani, arrives in Bologna and takes over the premises of Palazzo Albergati. Between giraffes that lose their place, gorillas and pink elephants, crocodile families and bright turtles, the sightseeing route presents itself as a garden of wonders, populated by works on the theme Giovanni Albanese, Camilla Ancilotto, Marco Bettio, Chiara Calore, Mario Consiglio, Valentina De Martini, Fulvio Di Piazza, Dario Ghibaudo, Massimo Giacon, Sandro Gorra, Giorgio Lupattelli, Giulio Marchetti, Marco Mazzoni, Andrea Nurcis, Luca Padroni, Max Papeschi, Valeria Petrone, Nicola Pucci, Gherardo Quadrio Curzio, Mario Ricci, Maurizio Savini, Lapo Simeoni and Velasco Vitali.
For the first time, Bentivoglio Palace organizes an exhibition of ancient art and presents fifty works that outline the artistic path Happy Giani (San Sebastiano Curone, 1758 – Rome, 1823), painter between the 18th and 19th centuries (who also decorated a room in the palace). A tribute to the career of a “very happy” artist, as the title of the exhibition proves with a successful play on words, especially in relation to the richness of his graphic work. Between neoclassicism and romanticism, Giani and his workshop were the inventors and authors of numerous decorative cycles; The Palazzo Bentivoglio exhibits his drawings and paintings in the design designed by the architect Franco Raggi and highlights the work of reflection on the masters Correggio after Carracci.
The anthology runs until the end of January 2024 Vivian Maier in the Renaissance rooms of Pallavicini Palace, which shows 150 original photographs (including 35 in color) of a major protagonist of 20th century photography. But the Bolognese exhibition also offers a video in Super 8 format: As early as the 1960s, Maier filmed everything that she could bring closer to reality, concentrating on life on the street, live, through details that she then went through increased the use of the lens.
In Cento, the civic art gallery is dedicated to this Guercino, born Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, who was born in the Emilian city in 1591 (and died in Bologna in 1666). Also Bologna, at the headquarters of National Art Gallery, is dedicated to the artist who was one of the most important representatives of the 17th century in Bologna, bringing together some of his most important paintings in order to reconstruct the different phases of his activity, the reasons for the success of his studio and the relationship with his customers and most trustworthy Employees. The result is a portrait of a productive painter who was also a skilled entrepreneur and self-promoter. For this occasion, in addition to the Guercino masterpieces already in the Pinacoteca collection, targeted loans of works by the artist and his collaborators will be added Book of business which helps to understand the management of the painting studio.
The “new” museum of the 19th century is dedicating a retrospective to the painter Carlotta Gargalli (Bologna, 1788 – Rome, 1840), daughter of a well-known portraitist from whom she inherited her passion for art. She was the first woman to be admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1804 and, with the support of Antonio Canova, moved to Rome, where she attended the Italian Academy. In the capital she gained fame as a portraitist: after her return to Bologna she was in great demand until she was awarded the title of honorary academician of the Academy of Parma in 1827.
Martina Corgnati, Milva's daughter and art historian, is also behind the organization of the exhibition dedicated to one of the most popular Italian singers, who died in 2021. MilvaThe Art Library of the University of Bologna preserves the archive donated by Professor Corgnati, which hosts an exhibition of scores, stage texts, photographs, letters and documents. Also on view are vinyls, CDs and DVDs recorded by the artist, posters, reviews and audio recordings of the Goro-born singer, who achieved international fame through performances in the most important cities of the world and an intense relationship with the theater (with Giorgio Strehler).
It is divided between the two Bolognese offices DICE (Unipol Tower and Porta Europa) the exhibition Crossing. From Klimt to Basilé, from Sironi to Bauermeister, which presents a selection of works from the Unipol collection (of which the CUBO is the business museum), favoring recent acquisitions. The exhibition brings together 22 works by modern and contemporary artists, the result of a selection process developed over ten years at CUBO and opened in 2013 (the second location, in the Unipol Tower, was only added in 2021).
The Cinema Modernissimo, recently reopened under the auspices of the Cineteca di Bologna, is a valuable testimony to the city's 20th century history. The underground cinema was built in one of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the Emilian capital and opened in 1915. Closed in the 2000s, it is usable again after eight years of construction and offers a rich program of films and events during the Christmas holidays. For example, on December 25th, the afternoon is dedicated to a Disney animated film, popular across many generations. The sword in the stone, but also a classic Hitchcock freshly restored, Banned; The evening continues with Pupi Avati and be Christmas gift. The entire program – including cinematic masterpieces, animated films, events and current films – can be viewed on the website movie theater.