Cabinet de regard: MicroItalics
Vernissage 15. February, from 19.00h
Exhibition 15. – 28. February
Microcollection Museum was founded in May 1990 by the Italian artist Elisa Bollazzi during her visit to the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Almost by chance Bollazzi picked up a few fragments that had accidentally fallen onto the floor from a work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, represented the intuition of a new form of creation. From then on the search was for new “micro-acquisitions”.
The collection nowadays counts hundreds art-particles that can be viewed under a microscope.
Since Microcollection Museum was opened, several artists and collectors have donated micro-fragments of contemporary artworks and actively contributed to the development of the Museum.
Works by artists like Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, Tony Cragg or Richard Long and major Italian artists like Alberto Burri, Piero Gilardi, Aldo Mondino, Giuseppe Penone, Giulio Paolini, and many others, are present in the collection.