Christian Boltanski has been chosen to be the main focus of a rich program of cultural events called Anime. Di luogo in luogo, promoted by the Municipality of Bologna (namely through its Department for Culture and Relations with the University and the Istituzione Bologna Musei) together with Emilia-Romagna Teatro Fondazione.
The project will include several events and involve many urban venues, all featuring the multi-faceted work of Boltanski, including a large anthological exhibition at the MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Museum of Modern Art), a play at the Arena del Sole theatre, an installation at the former powder keg bunker inside the Lunetta Gamberini garden and a special project inside the area of the former Giuriolo parking lot.
The first International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America (BienalSur) launches this September across 30 cities in South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Aníbal Jozami, the director of the biennial, said that the inaugural edition aims to “establish a lasting institution that fosters cultural exchange and integration between countries.”
One of the most anticipated works in the show, to be displayed at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, is a new video installation by the French artist Christian Boltanski called “Misterios,” comprising sound and visuals recorded by the sea in Bahía Bustamante, in Chubut, Patagonia, during the whales’ annual breeding season.