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Stefano Arienti e Cesare Pietroiusti

6 April - 29 June 2008

Regali e Regole. Prendere, dare, sbirciare nel museo

Guideline of the initiative is the survey on the contemporary art museum’s characteristics and on the practices that can enable it to respond in an adequate way to present issues concerning authority, the artwork's value, its distribution and conservation, the relationship with collectionism the participation of the public.

By accepting to debate on these topics and on a reciprocal research, two among the most esteemed Italian artists revisit previous experiences occurred to both and combine them in original artworks, characterized by brand new, surprising implications.

Within the exhibition, are shown 2000 original signed drawings – partly realized with the collaboration of the participants to the workshop organized by the two artists at MAMbo from 31st March to 5th April – among which the visitors can choose which one he/she wants to take.

It is also possible to contribute to the growth of one of the exhibited works, Disponibilità della cosa, a sculpture made up exclusively of 50 euros notes collected with a petition that anyone can sign until the end of the exhibition.

Beyond a half-closed door, one can hear noises recorded in various rooms of the museum, whereas on an entire wall appears, and is supposed to enlarge with time, an installation composed by the drawings realized by the participant of the didactic workshops organized by the Education Department.

The exhibition ends with two memorable artworks, both realized in 1988: Turbine by Stefano Arienti and Bar di Radda in Chianti – 14 agosto 1988 by Cesare Pietroiusti. The first one, belonging to the MAMbo collections, is a significant example of the sculptures realized by Arienti, during the first years of his career, by folding up the pages books and comics; the second one, constituted by a door taken from a bar's bathroom in Radda in Chianti and covered with graffiti, is instead an eloquent example of the everlasting interest of Pietroiusti towards the creative effects and the aesthetic results of anonymous and collective actions.


Stefano Arienti e Cesare Pietroiusti