Asad Raza: PlotOrganizer: Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
An exhibition in chapters:
Chapter I – Absorption. From 25.03.2023
Chapter II – 20 x 10 x 5. From 26.05.2023
Chapter III – Out of and Into: Plot. On 27./28.07.2023*
Chapter IV – Reabsorption. From 22.08.2023
Epilogue – Long Night of Museums. On 08.09.2023
*realized in collaboration with Bolzano Danza
Museion, Bolzano’s museum of modern and contemporary art, presents Plot, an interdisciplinary and processual exhibition by the artist Asad Raza featuring the architects BB (Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava), artist Lydia Ourahmane, and choreographer Moriah Evans.
With Plot, Museion explores new ground for experiential and collaborative practices of exhibition-making. By establishing a dialogue between visual art, science, architecture, dance, and local participants with a strong relation to soil, the project draws on and generates situated knowledge.
Raza’s exhibition stems from his site-specific installation Absorption and his evolving video work Ge. Absorption will fill the second floor of Museion with more than 60 tons of artificial “neosoil” in collaboration with soil scientists and a “soil coordinator” sourcing local materials and waste products, including clay, grape marc, marble dust, coffee grounds, pizza oven ash, human hair, and more. These materials will be mixed, turned over, and continually added to by a group of cultivators, who will also offer visitors fertile neosoil to take home for their own projects and cultivations.
Raza’s work often acts as a host to other artist’s interventions: in Plot the artist offers the entire mise-en-scène to other practitioners to develop their own temporal chapters. Thus, the piece will undergo successive metamorphoses, starting from the first day of the exhibition. The former library of Museion will become a storehouse of soil ingredients and a workshop setting where neosoil is transformed into mud bricks, laying the groundwork for the second chapter of the plot.
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