Keren Cytter: Mature content

Keren Cytter: Mature content

MUSEION—Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano-Bozen

Keren Cytter, Beast Slippers, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

January 17, 2019
Keren Cytter
Mature content
January 26–April 28, 2019
MUSEION—Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano-Bozen
Piazza Piero Siena, 1
39100 Bolzano

Museion opens its 2019 exhibition season with Mature content, the first solo exhibition in an Italian museum of Keren Cytter (b. Tel Aviv, 1977, lives and works in New York). An attentive observer of present-day life, which she compulsively records and reprocesses in videos, films, drawings, installations and novels, Keren Cytter recounts the contemporary world and the way it is over-run with the clichés churned out by the media.

With a deliberately hybrid approach, Cytter draws on everything from the French nouvelle vague to Dogma, producing films wich delve into the human condition in our era. Her narrative strategies, based on obsessive repetition and deliberately setting out to disorient the viewer, often leave spectators feeling they have been catapulted into a dream (or nightmare).

The project designed for Museion reflects the artist’s obsessive interest in the passage of time. The title, Mature content, is an ironic reference to the warnings for “adult-only” films, even if the exhibition really focuses on the different phases in life, from infancy through adolescence and onto adulthood. Existing works—like the films Der Spiegel, 2007, Four Seasons, 2009, The Coat, 2010 and the more recent Des Trous, 2018- will also be shown alongside new creations. These will include several drawings and for Museion the artist will create her first completely animated film, highlighting her work as an author of children’s books. Some of the new drawings are drawn directly on the Museion glass façades. The exhibition is completed by a number of works that focus on Keren Cytter’s activities as a curator of literary and poetic projects and her role in the A.P.E (Art Projects Era), which she founded along with curators Maaike Gouwenberg and Kathy Noble.

On Thursday evenings at 6pm, during the extended opening hours of Museion, the following videos by the artist will be shown on the museum’s basement floor on a rota basis: Object (2016), Experimental film (2002), Untitled (2009) and Game (2015).

curated by Letizia Ragaglia
In collaboration with
 the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Tel Aviv


Museion exhibition program 2019

Doing Deculturalization
April 13-November 3, 2019
Opening April 12, 2019, 7pm
curated by Ilse Lafer, guest curator 2019
In collaboration with Sabeth Buchmann, Frida Carazzato, Francesca Lacatena, Constanze Ruhm

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack
April 13-November 3, 2019
Opening April 12, 2019, 7pm
curated by Andreas Hapkemeyer

Haim Steinbach

May 18-September 15, 2019
Opening May 17, 2019, 7pm
curated by Susanne Figner, Letizia Ragaglia
In collaboration with Museum Kurhaus Kleve

Marguerite Humeau
World Matters

October 12, 2019-spring 2020
Opening October 11, 2019, 7pm
curated by Letizia Ragaglia and Frida Carazzato
In cooperation with New Museum, New York, Kunstverein in Hamburg

ANS – Archivio di Nuova Scrittura
November 23, 2019-spring 2020
Opening November 22, 2019, 7pm
curated by Letizia Ragaglia, in collaboration with Andreas Hapkemeyer, Elena Bini, Frida Carazzato and Giorgio Zanchetti
In collaboration with Mart Rovereto

Piccolo Museion - Cubo Garutti / Media Façade
curated by Frida Carazzato
The Cubo Garutti, a detached seat of the Museion, located in the Don Bosco district of Bolzano, will host a series of four presentations of works from the Museion Collection chosen for their close relation to the Archivio di Nuova Scrittura (ANS) exhibition and the project organised by the guest curator Ilse Lafer. The interaction with the guest curator’s exhibition will continue at the Piccolo Museion with an exhibition of the art of Libera Mazzoleni (b. Milan, 1949), organised in collaboration with ArtVerona / Level 0, and in the July project for the Media Façade, staged in collaboration with Bolzano Danza.

The Christmas Project (December) will also involve the Media Façade with a new video by the artist Philipp Messner (b. Bolzano, 1975, lives and works in Munich).

Lottozero @Studio House
curated by Alessandra Tempesti

Luca Vanello
Tired Eyes Dislike the Young

March 22–June 2, 2019

Margrethe Kolstad Brekke
How to Implement Utopia

June 7–August 25, 2019

Anna M. Rose
Homo Bulla

September 6–October 27, 2019

Continuing exhibitions

Tutto. Perspectives on Italian Art
In cooperation with the Sammlung Goetz
until March 24, 2019

Piccolo Museion, Cubo Garutti, Liliana Moro
On Air

until February 24, 2019

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