Since its opening, MoRE decided to confront and collaborate with external curators, who have been invited to select the artists and to present unrealised projects: it all started with the involvement of Elisabetta Longari, then in the following years it continued with the collaborations with Letizia de Felice, Gianni Romano and Elena Lydia Scipioni, until at the recent exhibition curated by Luca Vitone, the first own entrusted to an artist.
In this way the digital museum chose to build its own collection thanks to a direct relationship with the artists, but also through a network of relationships with independent curators and with various institutions ranging from museums to archives, from art fairs to research centers and independent spaces. During all these years a genuine network of curators, art historians and experts was established around MoRE, who contributed to the project in several ways.
With MoRE Curators we have decided to dedicate a virtual exhibition to eight unrealized projects, presented by as many curators, invited for the occasion with the aim of continuing with this particular practice of involving professionals who are usually external to the museum.
These people, a group of curators who can be considered heterogeneous both considering their practices and in relation to the context where they operate, have been called to question themselves and to provide new hypotheses on the theme of the unrealised, in order to present inside the exhibition a reflection on the unrealised project as an integral part of the artistic process, and more generally on the art system and its dynamics.
The result is an exhibition that deals with the work of the artist from different perspectives, broadening the view on profoundly different practices: these includes historicized artworks, such as those by Gianfranco Baruchello and Pablo Echuarren respectively proposed by Simone Ciglia - contemporary art historian and assistant researcher at MAXXI, Rome - and Raffaella Perna - research fellow at the University of Rome La Sapienza; interventions that should have led to real paths, like the one designed for a street in Milan by Benni Bosetto and selected by the independent curator Antonio Grulli, or the one that should have been realised in St. Gallen by Helen Mirra, proposed by Christiane Rekade, curator and artistic director of Kunst Meran Merano Arte. But we can also find projects designed for the public space, like the one proposed for a collateral event of the 2009 Venice Biennale by Emily Jacir, then subject of a form of censorship and here selected by the curator of the Kunsthalle Wien Luca Lo Pinto, or the unrealised urban art project by Ericailcane, commissioned by the Frontier festival for the Bologna Gasometer and selected by Claudio Musso and Fabiola Naldi, and the works of Alessandro Sambini - presented by the independent curator Elena Forin - for Milan and Trieste, never realised because they were not selected in a competition or simply for no specific reason. There are even projects commissioned for a specific occasion, such as the one Wendy White proposed for an exhibition for the Rolls Royce Art Programme, an initiative of the famous car manufacturer.
A lot things come along this trail: clients, processes, design methods and profoundly different motivations, research models and case studies that try to look at contemporary art in a diachronic way, through the lens of the unrealized.
curated by Simone Ciglia, Elena Forin, Antonio Grulli, Luca Lo Pinto, Claudio Musso & Fabiola Naldi, Raffaella Perna, Christiane Rekade, Maria Chiara Valacchi