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In the year of Expo Milano 2015, from July 18 to September 30, an exhibition and a platform proposed by Stefano Cagol transform MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento, in a discussion forum open to the most different influences: Art and science are intertwined to stimulate a mental attitude to differences beyond biodiversity.

The artist Stefano Cagol, for the first time working as curator, comes into the spaces of MUSE for put in contact a corpus of works by established international artists, selected for their skill to face topics such as biodiversity, sustainability, ecology, food and the future of the planet.
Be-diversity, a neologism coined by Cagol himself during an intervention at Goldsmiths University of London last year, is the title of the exhibition that opens on Saturday, July 18 and will be on view on the second floor of the Museum until September 30.

Among the exhibited artworks, some gems such as the film Leave it in the ground (2013) by Oliver Ressler, which proposes a critical approach to ecology focusing on the influence of the exploitation of the sea and oil deposits on fishing. The work, premiered in Italy in its version subtitled in Italian, has been showed this year also at the Tromso International Film Festival (Norway).
On water focuses also the video (2015) by Lebanese artist Khaled Ramadan, former co-curator of Manifesta 8, which reflects the behaviour of cultural communities related to nature and, therefore, affected by its changes, as Cambodian fishermen belonging to the Cham Muslim minority. Human nature and the laws of man affecting biodiversity: the exploration of The Order of Potatoes by Åsa Sonjasdotter moves in this sphere.
In large lawn that embraces the MUSE and the sixteenth century Palazzo delle Albere are growing, under the eyes of the public visiting the museum, special potato varieties restricted in the European Union for the commercial use. The point of view by Avelino Sala instills in visitors a precise question: does culture make you eat? In the video the artist shows a pack of dogs that literally eat the word CULTURE (culture).
In this dialogue between artworks, there is Giancarlo Norese’s installation, as simple as enigmatic. In the ironic video The Hunt by Christian Jankowski, however, the artist is shot while is procuring food with a bow and arrow in a supermarket, while the device realized by Wim Delvoye and called Cloaca recreates with extreme fidelity the process of a digestive apparatus.

Stefano Cagol’s project will be developed through an exhibition and an online platform imagined as a virtual meeting place between researchers, curators, politicians, philosophers to reflect and express their opinion on the issues raised by the project. For the duration of the exhibition there will be public meetings to stimulate debate around the proposed works; the ideas will be showed in progress inside the exhibition.

Hashtag: #MUSE_Museum #be_diversity

Stefano Cagol

Supervisione generale
Michele Lanzinger

Coordinamento allestimenti
Patrizia Famà, Alessandra Tomasi, Manuela Gastainer 

Stefano Cagol

Ricerca dati scientifici
Patrizia Famà 

Comunicazione MUSE
Loris Berardi, Chiara Rinaldi, Elisa Tessaro, Chiara Veronesi, Monika Vettori

Progetto grafico comunicazione
Stefano Cagol

Coordinamento Amministrazione MUSE
Massimo Eder 

Renzo Vicentini 

Franco Modena, Vittorio Cozzio

Wim Delvoye (BE), Christian Jankowski (DE), Giancarlo Norese (IT), Khaled Ramadan (LBN), Oliver Ressler (AT), Avelino Sala (ES), Åsa Sonjasdotter (SE)
From 16 luglio 2015
To 28 settembre 2015
The exhibition can be visited during the MUSE opening hours.
For whom
Included in the MUSE entrance ticket