The Museum Riso, Sicily’s Contemporary Art Museum sited in Palermo, starts its Fall season with an event realized in collaboration with the Merz Foundation.

On Wednesday September 24th the Museum has inaugurated Meteorite in Giardino 7 Out, curated by Maria Centonze and Willy Merz, with the support of Agata Polizzi and Gianluca D’Inca Levis.
The project docks in Sicily making Palermo the third vertex of a triangle connecting Riso to Turin–Merz Foundation–and to the Casso Museum–Province of Pordenone– which had both already hosted the exhibition.

Enfant Sauvage

Enfant Sauvage

With Meteorite in Giardino 7 Out Director Valeria Patrizia Li Vigni wants to confirm a dimension of exchange with national and international cultural realities. The Museum Riso tries therefore to get out of an impasse situation that risked to permanently interrupt the breath of the young Sicilian Institution.
The dialogue with the Merz Foundation guarantees a certain continuity with the 20th century without forcing the exhibition into the spacious foxhole of the historical avant-garde. Following the ritual of Meteorite in Giardino 7 Out, the visual arts meet contemporary music. The works by the five artists involved have been the ideal background for the incursions of flautist Enrico Luca who, directed by Willy Merz, has interpreted music from the repertory by Telemann, Piazzolla, Marais, Fukushima and Willy Merz himself.

Intorno ad una conchiglia vuota 4

Intorno ad una conchiglia vuota 4

The Riso has utilized for this occasion all the spaces at its disposal creating a path that from Palazzo Belmonte Riso leads to Palazzetto Agnello’s garden, and to the adjacent church and loggia of the coronation.
In order, starting from the second floor of the Museum, the visitor meets the video work by Botto&Bruno, Le petit fugitif; 2 minutes and 52 seconds of candid camera that entraps all free ferocity of childhood. Walking through the room of the tiny permanent collection, the visitor becomes spectator before the video by Michael Fliri, Something uncovered can’t be covered again. The action here is focused on the assembling of a ghostly horse and knight, always up-to-date in its romantic clattering. Cecilie Hjelvik Andesrsen occupies the window of the Museum Riso. Mottoes e Ciao Bella Ciao share a common political soul, though the first one expands in a 193 postcard puzzle, the second is condensed in a thirty second video where the title mocks a pair of Italian tricolored Superga shoes. The Garden of Palazzetto Agnello is a small oasis that Andrea Carretto and Raffaella Spagna corrupt with plants and stones that the city has exiled to the suburbs. A little refusée revenge. The precious medieval church is destined to Alessandro Piangiamore, artist belonging to SACS Archive and therefore the local contribution to the exhibition. His video Attorno ad una conchiglia vuota (Around an empty shell) is a visual work but even more about sound, what remains is the dust of a sacrifice and its iconic grinding.

Meteorite in giardino 7 Out
September 24th – October 26th 2014
Riso, Sicily’s Contemporary Art Museum
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 365, Palermo
Cappella dell’Incoronazione
via dell’Incoronazione 13, Palermo
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 to 20
Tickets Museo Riso + Cappella dell’Incoronazione: €6, reduced €3

Meteorite in giardino 7 Out
24 settembre – 26 ottobre 2014
Riso, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 365, Palermo
Cappella dell’Incoronazione
via dell’Incoronazione 13, Palermo
Orari: martedì, mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì dalle 10 alle 20
Ingresso Museo Riso + Cappella dell’Incoronazione: €6, ridotto €3

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