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«Bari Visionaria», Spazio Murat Gallery will remain open until December 8

Twelve O’clock, November 24, 2021 – 13:49

The exhibition is an investigation of the collective memory of the city of Bari through the media, tangentially linking the historical fabric of the city and connecting the various disciplines, to provide useful tools for developing new visions for and for the regional capital.

Two additional weeks to attend the Bari Visionaria exhibition. 1989-1994, 2021, by Spazio Murat, which from November 9 welcomed about 500 visitors to the space dedicated to contemporary art in Piazza del Ferraris (from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 20). Art has always been a mirror of the way we think, feel and experience reality in various historical moments. “Barry Vesionaria. 1989-1994, 2021 “presents the audience with a recent and often forgotten past. The exhibition is an investigation into the collective memory of the city of Bari through the media. The project tangentially connects the historical fabric and connects the various disciplines, to provide useful tools for developing new visions for and for the city of Bari.


Installation of Lawrence Weiner

Installation Lawrence Weiner, one of the central figures of contemporary art, was among the masters who in the 1960s redefined the role of the artist and artwork, defining the dominance of idea over perception. For the first time in Bari, he generously endowed the city with a temporary sculpture. The work not only leaves room for the reader’s interpretations, but also prefers to consider the possibilities and critique of language and translation. Beginning with the intervention of Lawrence Weiner – i.e. taking the concepts of vision, language and history as a starting point – the exhibition segment is formed within the exhibition space that is dependent on the local area to incorporate the Polynesian territory into a global framework. Context.

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We start from 1989, the year that marks the end of an era for Europe with the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also the year that Kimberle Crenshaw in the United States proposes the concept of “intersectionality” to describe the intersection of different social forms. Identities and their potential to be discriminated against, oppressed, or dominated. 1994 is the year when three exoplanets were first discovered. And 2021 the contemporary look of today’s city. Insight Barry. 1989-1994, 2021 Open and interactive project. Spazio Murad invites the public and local realities to participate. It will be possible to contribute to the future developments of the project by exchanging information and archives of people, associations and institutions thanks to a workstation created for this purpose within the exhibition space, or by writing to [email protected] A way to engage the city and give space to other perspectives.

The exhibition, created thanks to the contribution of the Extraordinary Program of the Puglia 2020, was made possible by the extraordinary participation of Laurence Weiner, Angelo Michele Giannone, Director of the Sagariga Visconti Volpi National Library, Anna D’Elia and Pietro Marino, who made available their archives of the Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno; By Vincenzo Magist, Director of Telenorba, and Massimo Bianco and Nicola Magist, guides in the search for video materials.

Spazio Murad is a cultural container dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary arts. Together with the Teatro Margherita and Ex Mercato del Pesce, it forms the contemporary pole of Bari. The first place to host pole activities, it features a rich program of events, with special attention to the visual arts. and design. It is located in Bari in Piazza del Ferrarese, the connection point between the old town and the modern village. Born in 1818 as a food market, the place was demolished in the mid-20th century and later rebuilt in the 1990s. Today, Spazio Murat hosts exhibitions, meetings, workshops and the Puglia Design Store.

November 24, 2021 | 13:49

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