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Exhibition “Salve” Christian Holstad

10th March – 30th June 2024, Palazzo Sforza

Christian Holstad
Curated by Gioele Melandri

Opening: 9th March, 5 p.m.

The exhibition of American artist Christian Holstad (Anaheim, California, 1972) opens at Palazzo Sforza. It is part of a broader project of investigation and valorisation of papier-mâché in contemporary art developed by curator Gioele Melandri.

Inside the museum dedicated to the papier-mâché artist Luigi Varoli, the exhibition focuses on Christian Holstad’s marked sensitivity to various themes that concern the use of this technique in its profound dimension and that naturally flow into the artist’s practice, such as waste, discard and the transformation of the latter into a possible resource, thus highlighting many of the internal contradictions that characterise the development of today’s consumer society.

The second part of the project, Hello, which will open to the public on Saturday 12th April, will instead be dedicated to drawings made with newsprint, produced by the artist since the 1990s and coming from various Italian, European and American private collections. The exhibition will also occupy the spaces of the Pio Suffragio Church, a few metres from the Varoli Museum, where some of Holstad’s sculptural works will be installed. On the same day there will be an event curated by the MAGMA cultural association, which actively collaborated in the realisation of the exhibition event. This section is also part of the OFF circuit of the Rimini Drawing Biennial and will be the first international opportunity to organically consider and valorise this important body of work by the artist.


Address: Palazzo Sforza, Corso Sforza 21, Cotignola (Ravenna)
Hours: Friday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 a.m. – 12 and 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Free entrance


09 Mar 2024

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