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Fronte e retro

Italo Zuffi
Fronte e retro

MAMbo, Sala delle Ciminiere
20 January – 15 May 2022

Fronte e retro (Front & Back) is the title of the solo exhibition by Italo Zuffi (Imola, 1969), curated by Lorenzo Balbi and Davide Ferri,  that will take place in two spaces, MAMbo and Palazzo De' Toschi, home of the initiatives dedicated to contemporary art of Banca di Bologna. The project, which will open at MAMbo on January 20, allows to present for the first time in an extensive way the work of one of the most important Italian artists born in the late sixties.

For MAMbo, the exhibition continues the research on Italian art that the museum has been carrying out for years, confirming the line of research that historically descends from GAM, presenting an artist linked to the territory in which the museum itself is located; while for Banca di Bologna, in the Conference Hall of Palazzo De' Toschi, this is the first solo exhibition dedicated to an Italian artist.  

Fronte e retro is ideally divided into two moments, capable of recalling and relaunching each other: on the one hand, at MAMbo, an itinerary that allows the artist's work to be reread taking into account a spectrum of works ranging from the beginning, in the mid-nineties, until 2020. On the other hand, at Palazzo De' Toschi, a series of new productions, of works created for the occasion and in reaction to the characteristics of the space, touches on some of the nodal aspects of his recent research.

The exhibition, as a whole, revolves around some thematic nuclei that have always sustained Zuffi's work and that are translated into contrasts and oppositions that can act on the body (sometimes that of the artist himself) as well as on the sculptural form: between the ideas of construction and at the same time of destruction/fall; of work and, at the same time, of energy dispersion; of softness and rigidity; of fragility and competition (especially with respect to the art system).

MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, via Don Minzoni 14 | Bologna
Banca di Bologna Conference Hall - Palazzo De' Toschi, Piazza Minghetti 4/D | Bologna

Opening period:
MAMbo, January 20 - May 15, 2022
Palazzo De' Toschi | Banca di Bologna, May 12 - 29, 2022

MAMbo opening hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 2 pm - 7 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 8 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and festivities 10 am - 7 pm
Closed: non-holiday Mondays 

Admission to MAMbo:
Full 6 euros, reduced 4 euros