Vincenzo Agnetti. NEG: Suonare le pause

09.09 — 02.10.2022

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



Music performance: 09.09.2022, 8.30/9.30 PM
Exhibition: opening 09.09.2022, duration 10.09. – 2.10.2022



Curated by: Luca Cerizza
Music performance by: Festival Transart
Performers: mdi ensemble
Exhibition by: Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation
In collaboration with: Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti
Thanks to Archivio Gianni Colombo, Milano



Dedicated to one of the most important Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century and a tireless experimenter in conceptual art, Vincenzo Agnetti. NEG: Suonare le pause (Vincenzo Agnetti. NEG: Playing the Pauses), is the second episode of an ongoing project that brings back to life a sound work by the Milanese artist after fifty years of silence.


In addition to the performance, in which the mdi musical ensemble from Milan employs the NEG while playing some pieces by John Cage, the Bolzano project is also framed as an exhibition. In its “Vault” space, the Foundation presents archive materials from the Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti and the Archivio Gianni Colombo, Milano, which reconstruct the history, the project and the publicity around the artwork, the video Vobulazione e Bieloquenza NEG (1970), and the film documenting the original music pieces performed for and with the NEG by some contemporary musicians at Standards (Milan, 2021), in the occasion of the first incarnation of this project.



Admission to the music performance and exhibition on September 9 € 10/15.
Tickets are available online or at the Foundation before the event.


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.


The exhibition will be free and open to the public during the foundation’s regular opening hours from September 10 to October 2, 2022.


For further information please visit the website of the festival.



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