Museion, Bozen/Bolzano

MUSEION OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART | Piazza Piero Siena, 1
39100 Bolzano

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Mercedes Azpilicueta, Bestiario de Lengüitas

14.02.2020 - 13.05.2020
Opening February 14, 2020

curated by Virginie Bobin

Museion presents, as part of an international shared project, the first solo exhibition in Italy by Mercedes Azpilicueta (b. La Plata, Argentina, 1981). In a world that demands order, efficiency and transparency, Azpilicueta’s project walks on a razor edge of chaos and excess. Bestiario de Lengüitas (Bestiary of Tonguelets), in fact, follows a script written by the artist herself for a future performance that may or may not take place. Drawings, costumes, sculptures, audio and video installations, wallpapers and a chorus of grotesque characters inhabit the exhibition space, which is presented as a stage that is ready to involve all the visitor’s senses in the experience. So, through a combination of visual and theatrical strategies and a strong element of humour, the artist invites us to call into question the ways in which we live in this world.

In collaboration with CentroCentro Madrid and CAC Brétigny