Ex Church of San Mattia
Via Sant'Isaia, 14 – Bologna
curated by Leonardo Regano
from January 28th to February 12th 2017
In the evocative location of the Ex Church of San Mattia, in Bologna, is organized the group
show “Sequela”, from January 28th to February 12th, promoted by the Polo Museale dell'Emilia
Romagna and Nuova Galleria Morone of Milan.
The exhibition, curated by Leonardo Regano, originates from a secular reflexion on the sense of
the sacred in contemporary life, and on how the connection with spirituality is now lived and
told by visual art. The title chosen, stemmed from the Gospel, refers here to Bonhöffer's text
“The Cost of Discipleship” (1937), as it recall from the German theologian, the need to have a
less dogmatic relation with religion, and to be closer to biblical revelation. The need of a private
but direct contact with religiosity, that allows to overcome the crisis of value that Occidental
culture endures now.
The visual arts, touchstone of an ever-changing society, have since now understand this new
need of spirituality. “Sequela” is a encounter between three generation of artists, chosen to
tell how this approach to the sacred and to spirituality have been lived and have changed
during the past forty years.
In this dialogue between different languages and creative experiences, the Ex Church of San
Mattia offers important reflection points to the artists involved, which can help them temper
their work, also regarding the hosting place.
Bill Viola, Gencay Kasapçi, Maria Cristina Carlini, Daniela Comani, Davide Benati, Fausta
Squatriti, Letizia Cariello, Elisabeth Scherffig, Julia Krahn, Domenico Grenci, Francesco
Diluca, Giulia Dall’Olio, Elizabeth Aro, Maria Lai, Maurizio Osti, Mariella Bettineschi.
On Saturday 28th January, will be presented the performance of Julia Krahn at 8.00 PM.
Curated by Leonardo Regano
Organizated by: Polo Museale dell’Emilia Romagna , Nuova Galleria Morone, Milano
Location: Ex Chiesa di San Mattia via Sant’Isaia 14 - Bologna
Date: January 28th – February 12th 2017
Inauguration Friday 27th January at 6.30 PM for invitation only
Saturday 28th January 10-24 PM; Sunday 29th January 10-20 PM;
from Thursday to Sunday 16.00 – 20.00 PM, other days on appointment
Information and reservations
URP - Ufficio Segreteria e Relazioni con il Pubblico Polo Museale Emilia Romagna
for Maria Cristina Carlini:
IBC Irma Bianchi Communication Tel. +39 02 8940 4694 - mob. + 39 328 5910857 -
Thanks to LabOratorio degli Angeli Srl, via degli Angeli 32 - 40124 Bologna for the technical
support for the set up
Letizia Cariello thanks Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Giulia Dall’Olio thanks Massey Luben Gallery, New York and Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister,
Daniela Comani thanks galleria Studio G7, Bologna