It was him sixteen May 2023 when heEmilia Romagna was left on its knees by a flood that affected around 100 municipalities, with flooding and landslides. Between destroyed roads and infrastructure, unrecoverable houses and production sites, cultural heritage has also suffered the blow, such as the Carlo Zauli Museum, Important institution in Faenza focused on the study of ceramic techniques and production that, due to the damage suffered, decided to raise funds to recover them.
Months later, the flood is just a bad memory and the Carlo Zauli Museum is ready to reopen its doors to the public on January 27, 2024 (from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). A unique opportunity to explore the museum’s renewed exhibition itinerary animated by unpublished works, rare archival materials, photographs of Cristina Bagnara and temporary facilities designed by michele guido (Aradeo, 1976) and Namsal Siedlecki (Greenfield, 1986), visible until March 2, 2024.
“In his work Michele Guido highlights the relationship between architecture, history and the image of nature” explains the artistic director of the MCZ Mateo Zauli. “Thus were born the ‘garden projects’, interdisciplinary projects based on formal analogies between the plant world and scientific research, their geographical origin, migratory flows and the cultural history of their places of origin. A work that I feel is close to the research on nature carried out by Carlo Zauli”.
The installations of Michele Guido and Namsal Siedlecki at the Carlo Zauli Museum
We start with Michele Guido and his Mud – Inhabited lands (work with which the museum won the 2023 competition dedicated to the valorization of the Houses and Studios of the Illustrious of Emilia Romagna), the result of a residency project within the dramatic events that hit the region last May.
The project also included the participation of some young students participating in the curator’s course of the Carlo Zauli Museum, created in collaboration with the Academies of Fine Arts of Bologna and Ravenna.
vases Namsal Siedlecki, however, focuses on the theme of transformation and regeneration after the tragic flood. The sculpture – made together with the artisans of Sottosasso Manufacturing – will change throughout the exhibition, welcoming performances and a workshop that will engage the community. Finally, the work will become part of the museum’s contemporary art collection. The realization of the project also has the collaboration of T.NUA, a collective managed and financed by artists who aim to develop international hybrid projects combining training, social commitment and art.