It is not correct to define BLM as a place but rather it represents a system, a vast container that eludes usual definitions, «A mental place where you can think» to quote Angela Vettese, an institution open to everyone, a space dedicated to young artists that offers free residencies, scholarships and relations with national and international study centres, giving voice over the years to artists such as Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Thomas Braida and Diego Marcon. During its 100 years of activity, the Foundation has organised group exhibitions, events and meetings, providing a space for the exhibitions of internationally renowned artists such as Yoko Ono, Thomas Ruff, and Marina Abramovich.
After the transformation of the Musei Civici, as per Felicita Bevilacqua's wishes, the BLM is still the only municipal body in the city of Venice that deals with contemporary art and explores topical cultural issues. This 2011 book is an archive of the events of the previous nine years, created by those who helped shape it.
Client: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
Published by: Mousse Publishing
Curated by: Chiara Casarin / Stefano Coletto / Angela Vettese
Team: Michele Bettio / Matteo Zago