January 26, 2017 - MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano - Lili Reynaud-Dewar: TEETH GUMS MACHINES FUTURE SOCIETY
January 26, 2017

MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano


Lili Reynaud-Dewar
January 28–May 7, 2017

Opening: January 27, 7pm, with a performance by Darius Clayton, Ashley Cook, Hendrik Hegray and Lili Reynaud-Dewar

MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano
Piazza Piero Siena, 1
39100 Bolzano

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In collaboration with Kunstverein in Hamburg and de Vleeshal in Middelburg

Lili Reynaud-Dewar (La Rochelle, France, 1975) opens Museion's 2017 exhibition programme. Hailed as one of the most original artists on the contemporary scene, Reynaud-Dewar explores the sexual, racial and political conditioning and stereotypes that influence our cultural identity. The spacious areas on the fourth floor of the museum play host to installations, film works, videos and objects which revolve around two main themes. On one hand it explores the human body, or rather a particular, intimate element of it: teeth. In a film and performance piece set in Memphis, a city known for its racial and social conflicts, the artist explores stories, practices and identities that gravitate around grills, the teeth decorations that are a status symbol in rap and hip hop culture. Another key element of the show is the essay "A Cyborg Manifesto" published by Donna Haraway in 1985.

Lili RD returns to Museion after appearing in the exhibition staged by guest curator Pierre Bal-Blanc with the video Live Through That?! (2014), which featured her dancing naked through the empty museum. For TEETH GUMS MACHINES FUTURE SOCIETY the artist has produced a new video for Bolzano, related to the previous work.

Museion 2017
Lili Reynaud-Dewar's work resonates with the themes of Museion's 2017 programme, which explores cultural identity, diversity and the multifaceted phenomenon of multiculturalism. The French artist is also featured in the exhibition The Power of Photography, with her 2014 video Live Through That?! (current, on till September 17). Like several in the show, Reynaud-Dewar's piece presents a multilayered, complex vision of reality and the contemporary individual. From March 23 the photography exhibition will be added to with a selection of works by Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Ulrike Ottinger and Cindy Sherman, from the Sammlung Goetz of Munich.

The issue of identity and therefore the various ramifications of diversity is also explored by guest curator Nicolò Degiorgis (Bolzano, 1985), in the light of current events in Europe. His exhibition reinterprets the concepts of "Heimat" and homeland and is preceded by a show of various artists' books in the Passage area of the building, and in parallel, around the local area in places related to the themes of the books.

Exploring diversity means forging new mental images and counter-narrations, as is the case in the work of Peter Friedl (Oberneukirchen, Austria 1960), who on May 26 presents Teatro, his first solo exhibition in Italy. His aesthetic research revolves around the notion of theatre as a mental space to try out new models of narration and representation. The museum thus becomes a stage for exercises in historical and political imagination. The exhibition presents  well-known works, but also new pieces created specifically for the occasion. Lastly, 2017 continues the focus on Museion's collection, with a show of large installations and the solo exhibition of Irma Blank in the study collection.


Museion 2017

Lili Reynaud-Dewar
January 28–May 7

Peter Friedl: Teatro
May 27–August 27

September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018
Curated by Nicolò Degiorgis, guest curator 2017

The Force of Photography. Works from the Museion Collection
till September 17

Museion Prize1
till March 12

Large installations from the Museion Collection
October 7, 2017–autumn 2018

Museum as Toolbox
March 10–April 9

Paola De Pietri
On occasion of LEVEL 0, ArtVerona
November 5–6

Study collection

Irma Blank: Schrift und Linie/Scrittura e disegno (Writing and drawing)
November 16, 2017–spring 2018

39NULL at Atelierhaus/Casa Atelier

March 30–November 12, 2017

Media façade
Alessandro Sciarroni and Karim Zeriahen

In collaboration with Festival Bolzano Danza Tanz Bozen
July 2017

Diego Marcon
Krüger & Pardeller
(dates to be decided)


Cubo Garutti / Piccolo Museion
Via Sassari 17b Bolzano

Paradise Lost
Diego Artioli, Ziyah Gafić, Ludwig Thalheimer
January 16–July 17

by Cristina Kristal Rizzo
with Cristina Kristal Rizzo and Annamaria Ajmone
In collaboration with Festival Bolzano Danza Tanz Bozen
July–August 20

Paul Thuile
September 1–December 3

MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano
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