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Bologna city of art and fashion: Arte Fiera and Art City 2023

3 February - 2023

Art City 2023

The unmissable appointment of Arte Fiera returns on Friday 3 February, an art exhibition which, until Sunday 5 February, makes the city of Bologna the international epicenter of prestigious contemporary exhibitions. That of 2023 is the 46th edition: the fourth under the artistic direction of Simone Menegoi.

Art will be the absolute protagonist not only of the fairgrounds but of the whole city center thanks to the parallel circuit of Art City which includes events and exhibitions located in numerous locations in the city. A few steps from Galleria Cavour, therefore, it will be possible to reach various exhibitions proposed by public or private bodies and capable of reflecting the vitality of contemporary culture thanks to over 150 events.

These include the solo exhibition “Finding Form” by the German artist Bettina Buck in the Conference Room of the Banca di Bologna in via de’ Toschi and the installation “Seeking Blue Gold” by the Anglo-Argentine duo Lucy + Jorge Orta at the Oratorio di San Filippo Neri. Art, however, has always been linked to fashion in a symbiotic way and Galleria Cavour is an example and maximum expression of this: not only because many of its boutiques are an appendix of the historic residence of Palazzo Vassè Pietramellara and with their frescoes constitute an immeasurable heritage , but also because the brands that inhabit it have always had interactions with the art world.

Louis Vuitton, for example, currently offers its new collection internally resulting from the collaboration with the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, which has already become a must have, as demonstrated by its colorful windows which, among colorful polka dots and playful accessories, celebrate this creative partnership. It is the confirmation that even an object like a bag can leave the enclosure of the status symbol to enter that of artistic creation, becoming precious and cult not so much for its price, but for its value, as, indeed, a work of art. Tiffany jewellery, which has always been linked to the creations of Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti, rekindles the spotlight on the world of design also through the brand new lay-out of the Bologna flagship store, which houses masterpieces by well-known designers and sophisticated references to Art Deco.

Art also rhymes with creativity and, as also underlined in a recent interview with Emanuela Bartorelli, jewelry designer and creative director of the homonymous group, all the collections of the brand are a refined representation of this, which respond to meticulous craftsmanship made of research and uniqueness. Even Bottega Veneta, a maison that has always been close to the world of pop-art, recently celebrated the artistic union with the designer Gaetano Pesce, who recently starred in a pioneering show with his colored resin chairs.

Staying on the subject, then, it is necessary to mention the always sensational Moncler showcases: in this week dedicated to art, walking around our headquarters, it will be possible to admire the latest installations which, in addition to the brand’s outerwear, feature a giant gorilla and formidable projections on led walls.