Fondazione Merz


Giornata del Contemporaneo_Dicissettesima edizione

11 December 2021


Fondazione Merz and ZACentrale join the seventeenth edition of Giornata del Contemporaneo, promoted by AMACI, offering free admission to current exhibitions

For its 17th edition, held on Saturday, December 11th 2021, the 24 AMACI Museums and other realities such as museums, foundations, public and private institutions, art galleries, associations, studios and artists’ workshops, will open their space to the public, in order to celebrate contemporary art.

The initiative will have as fil rouge the theme of the performative, in reference not only to the experience of the performer’s corporeality on the stage, but especially to renegotiate a new presence with the audience through the sharing of space. The theme of the “performative” has been identified for its ability to be a catalyst and activator of relationships and actions that can generate new forms of involvement of the public and increase the social impact of the museum’s community. The associated museums will design and will propose for the Giornata del Contemporaneo, in a coordinated way, activities around this theme.

The image selected for the Seventeenth Giornata del Contemporaneo, Jurong Bird Park, is a theatrical staging, a display of elements which represent a concept of natural landscape. In modernist architectural fiction, a lush nature, apparently spontaneous, which welcomes multicolored parrots is steeped with natural and artificial elements, starting from the reinforced concrete mushroom which imitates the cozy wooden refuge for the birds that are the protagonists of the photography. With its unmistakable ability to seize the reality that surrounds us, Linke opens a profound reflection on human actions and places heavily, anthropized as Jurong Bird Park (Singapore), the largest bird park in the world, in which nature is bent at the service of man and its unstoppable wish of appropriation.

Giornata del Contemporaneo – Italian Contemporary Art returns, is promoted by AMACI with the support of General Direction for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture.
thanks to the collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, extending this initiative outside national borders with the participation of the MAECI foreign network. From Monday 6th to Saturday 11th December 2021, Italian Embassies, Consulates and Institutes of Culture, promote Italian creativity through a schedule of activities in a hybrid format.