Vol 2 No 1 (2021)
Opera-Fanìa: On the Ostensive Conditions of Contemporary Art

The Nuovo Forno del Pane, a Possible Model for a Museo Reale

Lorenzo Balbi



− Abstract

Contemporary museology confronts us with a radical rethinking of the functions and responsibilities of the contemporary art museum which, from a place of conservation and enhancement of artistic heritage, becomes today a center of cultural production open to citizens. Looking at the Nuovo Forno del Pane, the new project of MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna which offered working spaces to local artists, the article traces the characteristics of a new proposition: the museum presents itself as a site of creative processes, and as a home for the artistic community and promoter of its growth.

The points through which the new contemporary art museum model is described are driven from what Cesare Pietroiusti defines as the Museo Reale (Museum of the Real). In his manifesto, presented in the form of a work / poster on the occasion of his retrospective A certain number of things at MAMbo, Pietroiusti assembles a number of reflections which are taken as fundamental principles for the construction of the museum of tomorrow.

− Keywords
Museology, Contemporary Art, Museography, Relational Aesthetics, Cesare Pietroiusti, Artist's studio, Future of the Museum