*Featured photo: Arte e Impresa – Dino Zoli, 50 anni di creatività, Fondazione Dino Zoli, Forlì, installation view. Ph. Luca Bacciocchi
Curated by Nadia Stefanel
Venue Fondazione Dino Zoli, Viale Bologna 288, Forlì
Dates 2 April – 2 October 2022
Opening hours Tuesday to Thursday 9.30-12.30, Friday to Sunday 9.30-12.30 and 16.30-19.30 – Free entrance, reservation required – T. +39 0543 755711, email@example.com
Access according to current regulations
Exhibition promoted by the Dino Zoli Group, Dino Zoli Textile and the Dino Zoli Foundation.
Supported by the Municipality of Forlì
Info T. +39 0543 755770, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fondazionedinozoli.com
The exhibition “Art and Enterprise – Dino Zoli, 50 years of creativity”, at the Dino Zoli Foundation in Forlì, officially opens the 50th-anniversary celebrations of Dino Zoli’s activity as an entrepreneur and founder of a solid, internationally known and appreciated Group.
Throughout 2022, the Dino Zoli Group will offer a rich programme of art exhibitions, meetings, and events intended to tell the story of the Group’s eleven companies, starting with the leading one: Dino Zoli Textile. A business philosophy focusing on research and innovation, art and culture, promoting young people and the territory, with exceptional care for the environment and social issues.
The “Arte e Impresa” exhibition proposes an overview of the permanent collection’s pieces and the main art projects promoted by the Dino Zoli Foundation in partnership with Dino Zoli Textile and DZ Engineering. Since 2017, the Dino Zoli Foundation has mainly proposed research paths related to textiles and light, consistent with the Group’s most important business areas.
The exhibition is structured in different sections. The first part is dedicated to established artists included in the Dino Zoli Group art collection.
The second part focuses on the relationship between art and textiles with in-depth studies dedicated to the artist residencies of Elena Hamerski and Loredana Galante (the result of the collaboration between Dino Zoli Textile, Fondazione Dino Zoli and Associazione Culturale Arteam). In addition, the exhibition “È QUI. Un percorso fra luoghi, persone e arte” (in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and various social cooperatives), the site-specific installation “Made in Italy© – Lost Home” (2017) by Mustafa Sabbagh. Finally, attention is given to the relationship with the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts (Decoration Course, Professor Vanna Romualdi), from which the Group has welcomed numerous students on internships.
The link between the two is the charity project “Prego, si accomodi”, promoted by the Forlì Contemporary Fair in 2004 and supported by Dino Zoli. A series of 50 armchairs decorated, painted and interpreted by as many contemporary artists.
Finally, a focus on new acquisitions, from Thomas Scalco and Silvia Margaria (Arteam Cup purchase prizes) to Lucia Bubilda Nanni, proposed in the “Who’s Next” programme, to support young art, together with Silvia Bigi.
Finally, a special section is dedicated to contemporary photography.
The exhibition ends with documentation that, through various panels, tells the story of Dino Zoli.