Time after Time, Space after Space

A series of performances by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Simone Forti, Adelita Husni-Bey, Christian Marclay and Paulina Olowska
Sala Fontana, Museo del Novecento, Milan
September 2017 - April 2018

Museo del Novecento and Fondazione Furla are pleased to present Time after Time, Space after Space, a calendar of events centered on performance. From September 2017 to April 2018, the Sala Fontana at the Museo del Novecento will be brought to life with works by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Simone Forti, Adelita Husni-Bey, Christian Marclay, and Paulina Olowska, who will reinterpret the space through new pieces or reenactments of milestone performances from their careers. At bimonthly intervals, the program will present five solo projects featuring artists of different generations and backgrounds who employ a range of approaches to the language of performance, to give a sense of the complex experimentation that has characterized this form of expression for years now.

Time after Time, Space after Space, co-produced with the Museo del Novecento in Milan, is the first edition of the Furla Series: through this project, launched in 2017, Fondazione Furla will organize exhibitions and events dedicated to some of the leading artists from the Italian and international scene, in collaboration with Italy’s foremost art institutions.

The collaboration between Fondazione Furla and the Museo del Novecento is a unique opportunity to weave together past, present and future, forging a conversation between twentieth-century masters and key figures of our time. This awareness led to the idea of exploring performativity through a dialogue with the work of Lucio Fontana, who played a fundamental role in focusing attention on the artistic potential of material gesture, paving the way to subsequent experimentation in the spatial and performative realm. In the year that marks the fiftieth anniversary of Fontana’s death, and the months leading up to it, Time after Time, Space after Space celebrates the importance and topicality of this artist’s oeuvre through a succession of performances lit by his famous Struttura al Neon per la IX Triennale di Milano (1951).

The series as a whole will be a sort of exhibition in installments, accompanied by a bilingual catalogue and an extensive public program aimed at bringing a broader, more intersectional audience into direct contact with its themes. The public program, a fundamental part of the project spread across its duration, will employ different formats—talks, lectures,  workshops, and guided tours—to create a rich calendar of parallel activities.

The program for Time after Time, Space after Space will include five events at bimonthly intervals:
Simone Forti (21, 22, 23 September 2017)
Alexandra Bachzetsis (29, 30 November 2017)
Adelita Husni-Bey (17, 18 January 2018)
Paulina Olowska (6 March 2018)
Christian Marclay (14 April 2018)

Cover photo by: Lucio Fontana, Struttura al neon per la IX Triennale di Milano, 1951 (2010). Reconstruction authorized by Fondazione Lucio Fontana for Museo del Novecento, Milan 2010 © Fondazione Lucio Fontana by SIAE 2017 Photo © Masiar Pasquali