press release

Continuing in its investigation into the identity and functions of a contemporary museum, which is one of its principal lines of research, the MAMbo – Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna opens its exhibition spaces to offer a critical approach to the junction between the public dimension of a museum and the intimate one of a private collection, presenting the CARA DOMANI opere dalla collezione Ernesto Esposito from 29th September to 2nd December 2012.

The wide-ranging exhibition, curated by Caroline Corbetta, provides an opportunity to showcase for a wider public a selection of works from the private collection of Ernesto Esposito, the internationally-renowned designer of haute couture shoes, exploring his curious, refined and bold taste with a single scenographic itinerary that offers a sense of the kaleidoscopic vitality of his collection, in which masters of contemporary art maintain a dialogue with emerging artists in a surprising continuity.

The narrative of his intellectual and emotive adventure, developed over a period of 40 years and still under way, unfolds in close relation with the museum's exhibition spaces through a selection of 76 works—comprising paintings, photographs, videos, sculptures and installations—produced by 66 artists of various generations and cultural and geographical areas.

Distant worlds and stimuli with apparently nothing in common attain a happily eccentric coherence in Ernesto Esposito's collection, in which can be felt a sense of vitality, albeit veiled by melancholy, which it is hard not to refer in some way to Naples, where the designer was born and has chosen to live, and where he very young began collecting in the 1960s in the lively climate of avant-garde modernity enjoyed in the city.

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Cara Domani
opere dalla collezione Ernesto Esposito
(works from the Ernesto Esposito collection)
Kuratorin: Caroline Corbetta

Künstler: assume vivid astro focus , Charles Avery, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Tom Burr, Peter Coffin, Dan Colen, Martin Creed, Alberto Di Fabio, Nathalie Djurberg, Luke Fowler, Kosten Koper, CLAIRE FONTAINE , Luca Francesconi, Cyprien Gaillard, Gilbert & George, John Henderson, Damien Hirst, Haavard Homstvedt, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Terence Koh, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Marck Lackey, Phillip Lai, Jim Lambie, Annika Larsson, Fabian Marti, Jason Martin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, Birgit Megerle, Jonathan Monk, Seb Patane, Marco Perego, Manfred Pernice, Jack Pierson, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Dan Rees, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Ruff, Eduardo Sarabia, Steven Shearer, Markus Schinwald, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Martin Soto Climent, Sterling Ruby, Hank Willis Thomas, Keith Tyson, Cy Twombly, Vedovamazzei , Eulalia Valldosera, Francesco Vezzoli, Tris Vonna-Michell, Kelley Walker, Andy Warhol, Gillian Wearing, Jordan Wolfson, Aaron Young.