• Monica Bonvicini, STONE WALL 3, 2002, mixed media, dimensions variable.

    “Peripheral Vision and Collective Body”

    MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano
    Piazza Piero Siena Platz 1
    May 23–September 21, 2008

    Curated by Corinne Diserens

    The inaugural exhibition at the Museion's new building (designed by Berlin-based architects KSV Krüger Schubert Vandreike) centers on the relationship between architecture and performance. With approximately four hundred artworks and documentation in various media, the show promises to intertwine architecture, art, the body, dance, and history, echoing the fluidity of the museum's own interior spaces. A focus on our “collective body” is deployed as a critical strategy to investigate how contemporary work has been informed by postwar American avant-gardes, as well as to examine the latter's own debt to early-twentieth-century German, Polish, and Russian experimentation. The show, organized by Corinne Diserens, is accompanied by a catalogue of new and reprinted texts by the likes of Vito Acconci, Mike Davis, Buckminster Fuller, Dieter Roth, and many others.