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Torna, canale - Luca Campestri creates the site-specific installation at the Opificio delle Acque in Bologna for Art City 2024, curated by Olivia Teglia.

Updated: Feb 2

We are happy to share with you Torna, canale, installation by Luca Campestri, an artist previously exhibited at our gallery during Opaco-Spettro-Opaco,  for the spaces of the Opificio delle Acque in Bologna. The event is part of the initiatives enlivening the edition of Art City 2024, curated by Olivia Teglia and promoted by Canali di Bologna.


 Details of Luca Campestri's works from the installation view of the exhibition at Opaco-Spettro-Opaco gallery, "Return, Canal," Art City Bologna 2024, Arte Fiera Studio, La Linea Verticale Arte Contemporanea, curated by Olivia Teglia, Opificio delle Acque, Canali di Bologna.
Details of Luca Campestri's works from the installation view of the exhibition at Opaco-Spettro-Opaco gallery.

Details of the event:

  • Title: Torna, Canale

  • Artist: Luca Campestri

  • Curated by: Olivia Teglia

  • Opening Date: Wednesday, January 31, at 6:00 PM

  • Exhibition Duration: February 1 - 10, 2024

  • Location: Opificio delle Acque - Educational and Documentary Center

  • Promoted by: Canali di Bologna


On January 31, 2024, ART CITY Bologna inaugurates "Return, Canal" by Luca Campestri, curated by Olivia Teglia. The project explores the underground canals of Bologna, drawing a parallel between urban and physiological geography.

Campestri employs language and artistic practice based on spectral permanence and mnemonic erosion: analyzing the fabrics of a heterotopia and creating a spatial radiograph, he realizes "a sound installation that incessantly maps the underground space, similar to an electrocardiogram attesting its presence. Embroidered fabric, akin to molten metal, becomes the vehicle of narration, constituting a timeless relic, the crystallized skin of a reptile, tanned with chrome lasting for centuries."

Luca Campestri, of Italian-German descent, is trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, using video, photographic, and sound media to explore the concept of the spectrum as a partial being. During the opening of "Return, Canal," informational signs about Battifredo and Finestrella della Grada will be presented, part of Canali di Bologna's project to map the city's canals to spread knowledge among locals and tourists.

Opening Hours during Art City:

  • Thursday, February 1, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Friday, February 2, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, February 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Free, limited access (max 25 pax). Opening days until February 10: Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.



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