Bolzano’s ‘TECHNO’ Gallery Opened in Italy

The art gallery TECHNO, organized by Bolzano, will be exhibited at MUSEION until March 2022.

TECHNO HUMANITIES (2021-2023), initiated by Bart van der Heide, Director of Museion
TECHNO Exhibition: 11.09.2021 – 16.03.2022
Press Opening: Thursday 9 September 2021, 11am
Public Opening: Friday 10 September 2021, 7.30pm

Conducted by MUSEION‘s director, Bart van der Heide, the exhibition lays out the history of the techno music genre to the art-lovers and it has just started a few weeks ago. The exhibition, which is basically shaped around 3 main themes, consists of ‘Freedom’, ‘Compression’ and ‘Exhaustion’. TECHNO HUMANITIES, a long-running program, portrays humanity, ecology, technology and economy together as an anthology of its kind.

“When it comes to subculture, commitment is key. There was no such thing as a part-time Punk. Yet, in the case of techno subculture, one can enter and leave at any moment. Mediated by new technologies, techno music became the soundtrack of liberation and escape. The compressed sonic architecture of the techno club forged meaningful bonds with its community, through collective and interconnected experiences of joy, exhaustion and calculated release. In a way, the techno experience has flawlessly adapted to the demands of the freelance workforce of a post-industrial era,”

Heide briefly expresses the purpose of techno music and the exhibition in his words.

One of the most striking detail while visiting the exhibition, as Heide said, reveals the effects, as well as the development, of techno music on all subcultures and how it shapes the human condition, thought and ideas. A nice surprise was the rave party held at the closed power plant to celebrate the special project for the opening of the exhibition. Of course, there are many other people who have a name in this valuable project apart from the artists; namely Francesco Tenaglia, Florian Fischer, Frida Carazzato, Caroline, BustaMatthew Collin, Anna Greenspan, Hatje Cantz Verlag and Matthew Herbert with the support of Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

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Below of the page, you can view a few illustrations of the exhibition.