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Museums: Let’s see some tape cuts

Consider the massive closure of places of art and culture, in general of conviviality, but specifically speaking of the real closure of the museums that the health emergency from Corona Virus brings.

Here Inside The Staircase has a more or less good intuition: to broaden the horizon of the exhibitions that are scheduled for the next summer or autumn quarter and to look at new museums.

Always hoping to do something pleasing to curious readers and good service to the fans, we open the agenda, we begin to see now even though it is still in Spring which are the proposals for the second half of the year.

What will be new museums to visit, always with proper consideration to the current situation, then with a special thought to those who are suffering.

To those who are struggling with this new terrible viral form, that is, to the sick of course, but also to the infected, healthy inmates and those who have already – unfortunately – lost loved ones, as well as doctors, nurses, all health care workers, researchers and to those who work in their own field to try to overcome and alleviate the consequences of the povilential epidemic of covid19. 

I find the opening of new museums of particular interest, let’s start with the most anticipated or rather those we have been hearing about for a long time before, because inauguration is postponed from year to year for various reasons, with the agreement to talk about exhibitions soon most waited.

New Museums Agenda

Museum of modern and contemporary art in Rimini (Italy)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will open in 2020 in Rimini , at the Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dell’Arengo for the San Patrignano Foundation collection .

With a ten-year agreement between the two bodies, the Municipality of Rimini and the Foundation.

Among the new works we should see in Rimini “VBSS.002” by Vanessa Beecroft, then the New York work “Untitled” by Agnes Martin, by Julian Schnabel “Carlina” and by Michelangelo Pistoletto “Between Mirror and canvas”. 

Grand Egyptian Museum

Highly anticipated by Egyptologists and not the Grand Egyptian Museum .

The museum whose opening has been postponed for a long time will finally open this year , naturally in Cairo, near the pyramids.

He will exhibit the famous collection of five thousand four hundred objects found in Tutankhamun’s tomb . The collection of the Grand Egyptian Museum boasts a total of over 100 thousand finds from Ancient Egypt.

So it deserves a nice ride, since we are in the Middle East, we go down to Dubai.

Museum of the Future

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At the Museum of the future, architecture and design are in perfect Emirati style , that is, facing the future.

In short, the project is carried out with an algorithm and the building is currently under construction, it will be oval .

With its seventy-eight meters high it will have nothing less than the other buildings in the Arab capital, the facades will be in stainless steel and glass, with a calligraphy motif.

The Of The Future proposes to be at the forefront of the exhibition path and proposes to exhibit only futuristic things.

We have previously heard of the Dubai museum as a platform that introduced some technological scenarios to the World Government Summit to allow you to clearly imagine how things will go, for example by realizing the enhancement of a building with artificial intelligence.

The building presented as a technological scenario, in an exhibition itinerary studied on various rooms, has allowed us to show the power and versatility of this technology that we hear about more and more frequently: artificial intelligence.

During the performance some questions were asked which now seem to accompany any discussion on AI .

Like for example, can artificial intelligence be creative? Or What is our future with artificial intelligence?

We certainly know that the exhibition on this type of technology is only one of those created by the UAE museum .

Among others, we also remember that of 2017 which offered a look at what our planet will be like, or on the future of the Earth in thirty years, called ” Climate Change Reimagined: Dubai 2050 “.

These exhibitions were all made for the World G. Summit, but they give us an idea of ​​what to expect in the new venue.

The common point is to investigate the role of future technology in different sectors of society .

Albertina Modern

The Albertina Modern in Vienna opens in the heart of the Austrian capital.

In addition to the very precious Essl , one of the most important Austrian art collections from the second half of the twentieth century to today, it offers a collection of sixty thousand works of modern and contemporary art.

The inauguration of the Albertina Modern was scheduled for March 13.

We were waiting to find out more, but now that it is open we can see four exibitions.

Bassins de Lumières

Bassins de Lumières is for contemporary digital art .

The museum with its suggestive name “basins of light”, is located in the old submarine base of Bordeaux, properly it is a digital art center.

In the exhibition itinerary, it offers oversized projections of the masterpieces of art history.

He projects them on the walls (floors, vertical walls and ceiling) and on the water, a little while ago we talked about the Emilian museum now we are going back to Italy.

ADI Design Museum

In Milan, the ADI Design Museum will be located in an ex-industrial area of ​​Porta Volta between via Bramante and via Ceresio .

In the vicinity of the Monumental Cemetery, Adi Design is an upcoming museum dedicated to design with more than two thousand exhibits.

It includes a permanent collection with objects awarded by ADI Association for industrial design since 1954.

The renovation of the building has been completed, the stage in which it is now located is that of setting up, they are preparing for the arrangement of the collection, for the construction of the refreshment area, for the spaces that will be used for temporary exhibitions.

The pieces of the collection, or the core of the ADI Design Museum, is made up of about 350 pieces.

The 350 pieces are the award-winning Compasso D’Oro.

The exhibition itinerary of the museum will probably be marked by the narration of the economic, social and cultural implications that can be read through design.

Parts of the building itself are of particular interest.

So to speak, they are examples of “industrial archeology”.

In fact, in the renovation of the architectural complex, attention was paid to safeguarding the history of the building which in itself is of great interest.

In the past, the Adi Design Museum building was the headquarters of an Enel power plant.

For the moment, the opening is set for next June.

Although considering the strong health emergency in which northern Italy is due to the covid19 epidemic, it is not wrong to pay attention to the opening date, nor to report information with due caution, it could in fact be postponed.

We are waiting for press releases while we take a look at the world map.

Artizon museum

We are in Japan, this museum is called Artizon Museum; until recently it was the Bridgestone Museum of Art .

Also in Japan , always in the capital Tokyo , once again the exhibition concerns a large collection; the collection of Shojiro Ishibashi (1889-1976).

We have good news: the Ishibashi Public Interest Foundation has already reopened its doors; About five years have passed since the Bridgestone headquarters closed.

Bridgestone had been inaugurated as far back as 8 January 1952 ; Now the Bridgestone is closed , it is now called the Artizon Museum.

It is located in the spaces of the Museum Tower Kyobashi. chose the name Artizon Museum . because with the name of Artizon Museum he wants to tell something about himself.

The name combines the word “art” with “horizon” ; at the center of the crisis is the concept of “feeling creativity”, in the order of ideas to approach art, perceive it.

Art can be perceived by approaching art, which is a bit like the desire to approach the horizon, therefore approaching art or the horizon is something that can be achieved by doing it, in the desire to go in that direction .

The horizon can be reached, just as art can be reached in one way, by opening one’s mind, the intention of the Artizon Museum is to do something good, to give life to a new era based precisely on the power of art.

At the Artizon Museum they believe, one should take a step into the future and then explain that it can be done, leveraging on one’s DNA and the footprints of the past, it is almost the motto of the Artizon Museum.

The works on display in the permanent collection are various, impressionist paintings, western-inspired Japanese art, contemporary and 20th century art.

Artizon opened last January in the new location, you can enjoy the large exhibition spaces – double compared to the past, then the excellent lighting and air conditioning

From Tokyo they would like to offer the public the best possible visit and they know that there is no will that is realized in itself, whatever the commitment, effort, resourcefulness of the resources.

And that every will is not something constituted, but it is something to which it can believe and to which it can direct its own path; apparently the Artizon is a truly engaging artistic experience.

Artizon Museum Postpones the Opening of the Next Three Concurrent Exhibitions and Announces Temporary Closure of the Museum

The Artizon Museum (currently closed for upcoming exhibition preparation) was scheduled to open the three exhibitions listed below on Saturday, April 18. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the openings have been postponed and the museum will temporarily close. The Museum Café and Shop will also be closed. When the museum and its cafe and shop will reopen remains to be determined.Updates will be posted on our website.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in these difficult times.
Postponed Exhibitions (opening date to be determined):
・ Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Tomoko Konoike
Tomoko Konoike: FLIP
・“Cosmo-Eggs” — Exhibition in Japan of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

・Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection
Special Section—New Acquisitions:
The Paul Klee Collection
Additional Facilities (reopening date to be determined)
・Museum Café: Closed from Saturday, April 4
・Museum Shop: Closed while the museum is closed
*If you have purchased a ticket for these exhibitions from our website, please contact us for a refund.
*The special preview and reception for the three exhibitions have been canceled.

Perhaps it is interesting to remember the 2014 Nobel prize for physics attributed to the trio Isamu Akasaki , Hiroshi Amano  and  Shūji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes that allowed the creation of bright and energy-saving white light sources; this could make us reflect on what we can expect for the lighting of the Artizon, in fact if it is true that LED technology is widespread throughout the western civilized world due to the fact that it illuminates much and well and consumes little, warms less and does not need to be replaced in little time, thus producing savings not only in economic terms but also in terms of less pollution, but is also true that for japans light is very important.

It is said that the 21st century will be illuminated by LED lamps, which stands for light emitting diod.

The history of the Led sinks at the beginning of the twentieth century, when an emission of light from a semiconductor to which an electrical voltage was applied is described; in that period, the years of Guglielmo Marconi are still immature to develop this idea, then there was the Second World War that stopped everything besides killing millions of people and marking an indelible scar in the history of humanity; the 60s arrived and the leds were reality, they were of two colors at that time, green and red; they brought with them a challenge, that of becoming the new form of lighting if only white could be created; to make white it took blue to overlap the two colors already in use, it was technically needing a semiconductor called gallium nitride, which was difficult to manage.

They worked on it from both Meijo University and Nagoya University and from the University of California; as usual, as it has always been throughout the world, there was someone who had a horizon towards which to walk, say bye bye to the tungsten wire of ordinary light bulbs was the aim, it was a question of changing the world in an extraordinarily invisible way because it concerned the light it takes to see, and then there was someone who believed this was possible.


GES-2 in 1913

The V — A — C Foundation of Contemporary Art was founded by Leonid Mikhelson  and  Teresa Iarocci Mavica in 2009.

It will have several headquarters from this year , or in addition to that of the Zattere in Venice.

The opening of the Moscow headquarters has been announced for 2020 , the building is under construction ; I c redo that has a couple of characteristics that make it interesting singolarmentee: a thing of great interest is the main building , the other the architectural project.

The main building dates back at least to the beginning of the last century, in the past it served as an energy plant ; we do not know if the plexus that will be restored and renewed will also be the central part of the building, so to speak the heart of the exhibition area, however we know something more about the project.

The new headquarters of the V — A — C Foundation is designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano ; Renzo is beloved and famous all over the world.

I don’t think fame is based on something questionable, just as I believe that being famous and loved does not always coincide, being famous in general is something that makes no sense attributable to personal qualities, it is others who make you famous, you do just your job well.

But being loved, yes, it is something that concerns what one is, ontologically. although I’m sure no one who is loved has ever understood the real reason why he is.

Renzo Piano is famous for his numerous career building projects and for the novelty of each of his buildings, especially for his brilliant vision of architecture.

In Italy and in the world he is particularly loved not only because he is an illustrious citizen, not only for the many palaces that Italians have the pleasure of enjoying for beauty and uniqueness, such as the biosphere of the Genoa aquarium, but also for the his free construction engineering work right in the city of Genoa (Liguria) after the 2018 urban tragedy.

Then because for the rare times that we heard him speak on television, he arrived like an angel on the rubble of the discussion and showed us another possible future of contention, lightness.

The complex in Moscow has 20 thousand square meters and will be called GES2 , the collection exhibited at GES2 is not yet known, however knowing the particular merits of the foundation to which GES2 belongs in the historical-artistic field especially for works of art of the twentieth century, let’s list something.

Francis Bacon , but also Alighiero and Boetti, Marcel Broodthaers, Liz Deschenes, Natalia Goncharova, Wade Guyton, Wassili Kandinsky , Lucy McKenzie, Amedeo Modigliani , Sigmar Polke to Mike Nelson, James Richards, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Egon Schiele , Dayanita Singh , Hito Steyerl and Christopher Wool .

We expect the attention of the V — A — C Foundation to remain high, compared to the synergy between contemporary artists and the works of art of established artists, that is, respect in the dialectic in which the V — A — C Foundation holds its center .

Munch Museet

In Oslo the Munch Museet the museum dedicated to the artist Edvard Munch is renewed , famous for paintings such as the Urlo, Madonna, Puberty, Sera on Karl Johan avenue and others changes location , therefore the last call to visit the museum according to its original arrangement .

The first Munch Museet had been inaugurated in 1963, the new one will be inaugurated this year, the new set-up will be done in a new location.

We could see it later this year to be precise from the next autumn when the new opening is expected.

In 1940 the painter left the corpus of his works as a donation with Rolf Stenersen to the citizens of Oslo, the city where he disappeared four years later.

The collection constitutes the collection of the Munch Museet and at the end of the last ongoing exhibition everything will move to the new location, that is, a completely new building once again in Oslo; the Norwegian capital is also home to the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.

The museum which is closed today due to anti- virus virus restriction measures has a collection of considerable importance.

It is made of 1150 paintings, 7700 between drawings and watercolors, it has eighteen thousand prints with about 700 different motifs; there are thirteen sculptures, then about 500 printed plates.

A 2240 objects counting between books, notebooks, instruments, furniture, other, we see a musical performance inspired by Munch’s scream behind closed doors inside the Munch Museet

Humboldt forum

The new Berlin cultural center Humboldt Forum , opening next September, will contain about twenty thousand objects, coming from Asia, Africa, America, Oceania.

The aim of the museum itinerary is to bring together research and contemporary science with the history of Berlin.

A broad spectrum of exhibitions and accompanying events are shaping up as an integral part of the museum’s communication.

The palace designed by Andreas Schlüter in the 18th century is located in the heart of Berlin, with an architecture that, apparently, retains the Baroque side alongside the contemporary one.

With an exhibition space of over thirty thousand square meters, they will be dedicated to hosting the opportunity to meet the original cultures of other continents.

Academy Museum of Motion Picture

The Academy Museum of Motion Picture is in Los Angeles is related to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, or the organization that manages the Oscars.

Once again an architectural project by Renzo Piano, the great Italian architect of which we have already spoken in this article about the GES-2 the museum of Contemporary Art of the V – A – C foundation.

The new Californian museum stands on an old May Company warehouse from 1938 and has an opening date: December 14, 2020.

It will have at its side a glass structure that seems to rise from the ground, a panoramic terrace, a thousand-seat auditorium.

The heart of the museum is the Academy collection or the interactive exhibits and installations? In perfect USA style, visitors will choose.

There will be spaces for entertainment, spaces where you can also spend a whole day in the home of films, acting and of course sportsmanship, so good wind in Los Angeles.

A metropolis, Los Angeles, which will surely enjoy its new museum, because the Academy Motion Pictures will be really fun; apparently it will put cultural content and their use at the center.

Without giving other arias, nor seeking rigid links between things and without inducing an understanding of a message, but rather by making available to the public a cultural heritage, that of cinema.

Brancoli Museum

Inaugurated on October 3, 2022, the Brancoli Memory Museum is located in Tuscany, to be precise it is located in the hamlet of San Giusto di Brancoli in Lucca in the province of Lucca (LU) from which it takes its name.

Dedicated to the historical reconstruction of the events of the Second World War and especially of the events of the nearby Gothic line, it presents finds and objects related to the darkest period of the last century and to the strenuous resistance of the Lucca province for the liberation from Nazi-fascist oppression.

The museum has a very small size and is located in the rectory of the Brancoli church, a place of memory for Brancoli and hopefully a symbol of peace.

A small reality that gives a voice to history and allows you to rediscover the contact with the facts and the terrible reality of the Second World War cruelly fought on Italian territory.

The term Gothic line refers to the reinforced concrete fortification built by the Italian prisoners by the German army for defensive purposes.

The Gothic line is located in north-central Italy and was intended to stop the advance of the American contingent that proceeded from south to north and especially was made to stop the US tanks.

The wall still clearly visible in many points constitutes a real fortified line that connects the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic Sea, “cutting” Italy in an approximately longitudinal manner.

On the cover and in the body of the text: detail of and “Lovers” by René Magritte, preserved at Moma New York (the image is purely decorative).

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