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ROSE. Mahony Collective Residence

Promoting and nurturing young international art is the objective of the ROSE residence program that the Istituzione Bologna Musei | MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna has organized for the year 2016-2017. The project, curated by Giulia Pezzoli, involves the Sandra Natali Residence for Artists and the exhibition venue of Villa delle Rose, so that artists can reside and produce new works, arriving at the point of staging and opening a showing of their art. Moments of preparation and elaboration involve specialists and the general public during project execution.

The first residence period welcomes to Bologna from May 2016 the Mahony Collective, which presents to the public a project entitled Ghosts and the Self, chosen for its ability to use ironic language to give shape to an image of a contemporary European society in which the elements of a colonial past and a history of domination and cultural expansion reemerge, apparently sugarcoated by a simple, subtle esthetic, consistent with the themes presented.

The exhibition, which is visible at Villa delle Rose from 9 June to 31 July 2016, is part of CONCIVES 1116–2016 Ninth centennial of the Comune of Bologna and includes 15 works that, through a combination of different media, analyze illustrative episodes of the contradictions that characterized the colonial history of the West, considered in conjunction with the more current aspects of contemporary culture, still visible today in political debates and social conflicts of the moment.


Exhibition hours (from Thursday, 9 June to Sunday, 31 July 2016):
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Saturdays 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays closed
Sunday 31 July 2016 open 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Free guided tours by students from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.