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kunStart (closed, 2012)

Art Fair
Francesco Bonami at the KUNSTART 2008 in Bolzano (8.1.2008)
  The secrets of the contemporary art.

Francesco Bonami doesn’t need any more presentations: he is Manilow Senior Curator of the art museum of Chicago, where he is going to curate an important exhibition of Jeff Koons next year, and he is also Art director of 3 Italian foundations (Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Pitti Immagine Discovery and the centre of contemporary art Villa Manin).

As one of the worldwide influential critics and curators of contemporary art, Bonami will present his latest book „Lo potevo fare anch’io. Perchè l’arte contemporanea è davvero arte”, at the fifth edition of Kunstart, Bolzano’s art fair.
For one time at the sight of a contemporary artwork everyone of us has thought:” This is not art! I can do it by myself!” Nevertheless, all art critics assure us that this is art, even if they show us a heap of scrap metal or a provocation, and collectors spend a huge amount for this artworks which are not comprehensible for us. Are they all mad?
With his knowledgeable and funny stile of writing, Bonami will explain us, what the different is between an important artist and a bad one, and he will also tell us what is hidden behind the scandalous amazement which came out of our mouth if we stand in front of an artwork like one of Maurizio Cattelan.

If it is true, that in the last century the art developed so much that it becomes something not recognisable and even a loo becomes a huge importance, Bonami will explain us with his irresistible and interesting new book why it is not true that we could do it on our own.
The presentation is part of the program of Kunstart, which attends on the next day the opening of the new Museion, directed by Corinne Diserens.

In the last few years the autonomous province of Bolzano has invested much in contemporary art. It is the main financial baker of the Museion, and in 2008 Bolzano is venue of the European Biennial Manifesta 7.
In the conviction that it is important to understand art, de province of Bolzano has bought a certain number of Bonami’s book to distribute them for free to the population. In addition to that book it will be offered also the one of Angela Vettese, lecturer in history of art at the university Bocconi of Milan, with the title “Ma questo è un quadro? Il valore nell’arte contemporanea”.

Friday May 23, 2008 – Fiera Bolzano h 18.00

Francesco Bonami presents his latest book:

LO POTEVO FARE ANCH’IO. Perché l’arte contemporanea è davvero arte.
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