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Massimo Kaufmann. The Golden Age

25th May - 2nd September 2012

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna dedicates the second event in the series Prospettive. nuovi percorsi nelle Collezioni del MAMbo. Contrappunti to Massimo Kaufmann (Milan, 1963) with an exhibition titled The Golden Age, open from 25 May to 2 September 2012.

Inaugurated in January 2012 with a project by Marco Gastini, this exhibition format was developed by MAMbo to highlight works donated to its Permanent Collection in an event contextualizing the artist and his/her work via a rich and varied technical and educational presentation accessible to a broad audience.

The generous donation of the triptych Cecità (oil on canvas, 2009) reaffirms Massimo Kaufmann as an important presence in the MAMbo collections, specifically in the section Focus on Contemporary Art, dedicated to the most recent generations in Italian art, for which, in 2008, the Museum acquired The Golden Age, a diptych in oil on canvas. This work, painted in New York, is an abstract reinterpretation of the urban landscape seen through the large windows of the artist’s studio.

The special in-depth event, whereby MAMbo proudly presents the 2009 triptych to the public together with a selection of works that document the Milanese artist’s most recent output, borrows its name from the title of this earlier work, which ironically evokes the achievement of a state of grace in a society while hinting at its decadent transformation.

On the occasion of the exhibition at MAMbo, Prearo Editore will publish The Golden Age, containing an interview with Massimo Kaufmann by Antonio Somaini, essays by Gianfranco Maraniello and Riccardo Caldura, and a broad collection of images.

Thursday, May 24
h 11 am - 12 pm > press conference
h 7 pm - 9 pm > vernissage with free-admission to the MAMbo Permanent Collection