The Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation will be closed to the public from July 24 to September 1, 2022. For reservations:

NEG: Suonare le pause

09.09 — 24.09.2022

Photo credits: Vincenzo Agnetti using the NEG in his studio in via Macchiavelli 30, Milan, 1970
Courtesy: Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti

8:30 / 9:30 PM



Event by Transart
Curated by Luca Cerizza
Artist mdi ensemble
In collaboration with Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti



We’re very happy to announce that the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation will host during the festival Transart the music performance and exhibition NEG: Suonare le pause.


The NEG (1970) is a work by conceptual artist Vincenzo Agnetti (Milan, 1926-1981), conceived as an instrument to play ‘music in negative’. In the absence of a sound running through it, this ‘sound’ sculpture begins to produce a frequency, giving relevance to the pauses in music or speech.

This is a conceptual operation, strongly linked to a critical reflection on society and consumption. The NEG interrogates the alienation processes produced by machine and technology uses.
The mdi ensemble will use the NEG in some pieces of the performance that will be entirely dedicated to John Cage. The exhibition will present archive materials of the NEG history and previous musical experiments.


The exhibition will be free and open to the public at the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation during its regular opening hours from September 10 to 24 2022.


Admission to the music performance and exhibition on September 9 € 10/15
Show at 8:30 PM
Show at 9:30 PM


On Friday September 9, the Foundation will open at 8 PM and will only be accessible with a ticket for the show.


For further information please visit the website of the festival.



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