After my second module submission I had the chance to go back to Italy before starting to work on my final collection. In the last week of June, I visited two of the most important museums of contemporary art based in the North of Italy. The visit were extremely important in order to find a new inspiration for the next collection of handwoven fabrics.
Based in Bolzano, Museion is a relatively new building with a permanent collection of 4500 art works. At the time two exhibitions were on, one of the Thai artist named Korakrit Arunanondchai who works mainly in the US and the other one curated by Francesco Vezzoli.Korakrit Arunanondchai, known as the “denim painter” prepared an engaging video installation where complex issues were presented and explained from the artist point of view. History, culture, art, technology and spirituality are mixed together in his paintings. The vibrant color of the installation and the use of denim were inspiring for my work as a weaver.
The exhibition curated by Vezzoli was innovative and very clever. A lot of works of the museum collection where exhibited in painted frames ( frames of famous paintings).
The MART exhibition was about the “painters of light”, from Divisionism to Futurism. Personally, I found the Futuristic paintings very inspiring in terms of colors and geometric effects. After my visit to the museum I conducted research around Italian artist such as Giacomo Balla, Boccioni, Marinetti and Sant’Elia and I collect all the relevant information in my visual research.