The newspaper is probably one of the objects which more than any other incarnates the spirit of modern life. From the second half of the 19th century the articles and images published in the press have articulated the rhythm of our day-to-day lives, defining our relationship with the passing of time and with the events of the world. Events that as time passes can become increasingly more minute and insignificant to the point of dissolving themselves in oblivion or else, on the contrary, are transformed into the great events of an age which mark the marching on of history. It is therefore not fortuitous that in the increasingly interweaving between art and life that the artistic movements of the opening decades of the 20th century made the newspaper become one of their most preferred subjects in linguistic experimentations from which artists questioned reality. The use which since then artists have made of printed media as the subject, support, composition element or conceptual referent is the basis of the collection put together by Peter and Annette Nobel over the last quarter of a century. This is a collection that by starting out from works by the exponents of Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, continuing with some of the most important representatives of the Neo-avant-gardes of 1960s, arrives at our own period with the inclusion of some of the most outstanding protagonists of the contemporary art scene. Made up of more than 300 works subdivided into about a dozen sections, the exhibition itinerary follows the two floors of the MASI seat in LAC, documenting the close relationship between art and media that characterises the artistic production of our own day. In front of the spectator's eye one in this way has the unfolding of an enthralling story in which we have a mixture of social analysis, existential reflection, political criticism and ironic subversion.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of the same name published by Edizioni Casagrande containing the colour illustrations of all of the exhibited works, the critical texts of the two curators, Elio Schenini and Christoph Doswald, the texts of the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard and the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, and the preface by the Director of the Museum, Marco Franciolli.
Tu - We, Su: 10:30 – 18:00
Th - Sa: 10:30 – 20:00
Closed on Monday except 1. August 2016, 15 August 2016
Full price ticket: CHF 15.–
Reduced price ticket: CHF 10.–
AVS/AI, over 65 years old, groups, students from17 to 25 years old, Lugano Card, City Card Lugano, Club Rete Due, Holiday Card, Arcobaleno Loyalty program, TCI
<16 years old, the first Sunday of the month, Swiss Museum Pass, Pro Museo, ICOM, VSM-AMS, IAA-AIAP, Visarte
Combined ticket with Palazzo Reali
Full price ticket: CHF 18.-
Reduced price ticket: CHF 12.-
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