Situated in a private structure in the heart of the historic centre of Bologna, Nosadella.due, a residence for artists and international critics, founded and directed by the curator Elisa Del Prete, is set up as a long-term cultural project, unique in its type in the city and the area, where find a space for current artistic expression and contemporary culture.
An emerging generation of foreign contemporary artists and critics alternate between, or inhabit these spaces for a temporary period of up to three months and are invited to realise ad hoc projects that came out through their period of residence. The activities of the residence, conceptualised as a contemporary culture laboratorary, are brought into effect through the production and exhibition of artists’ projects created during the period of residency and presented in external exhibition spaces; through “open studio” and workshop times and in collaboration with externally curated projects, thanks to the foreign critics who create interesting opportunities for the comparison of different artistic contexts.
Nosadella’s primary aim is to aid the international mobility of contemporary art responding to the need to stimulate interaction between different cultures and expressions that is indispensable at this present time. A further aim is create an experimental artists workshop opened to the public, which transforms art into a moment of collective identity for people of different ages, backgrounds and professions. The project also aims to actively involve public bodies and private organisations in creating a co-operative network in which ways of thinking and methodologies can be shared by partipating in new models of development.
Nosadella.due, which was established with patronage of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, the Provincial council and the Bologna City council, the Academy of Fine Art and MAMbo has been set up as long-term project with the intention of develops a reciprocal relationship between local, national and international centres, through involvement and dialogue with public and private foreign institutions.
Via Nosadella 2 – I – 40123 Bologna
Elisa Del Prete