Microcollection, a.k.a Elisa Bollazzi is an Italian artist and writer. She gave life to her Microcollection in 1990 at the Venice Biennale when, almost by chance, picked up a few fragments that had accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. Those microparticles, overlooked by everyone else, represented the intuition of a new form of creation! Since then her artistic practice has been collecting art fragments, re-experiencing each time the magic of that special moment of intuition, the creative act! Now Microcollection owns more than a thousand art-particles that can be viewed under a microscope, so the public can sense the invisible and become aware of the creative freedom. Microcollection is a mental art experience that changes the boundaries of art, mainly focusing on immateriality, mythology and dissemination.
Cabinet de Regard: The Visitors.
A Cabinet de regard is an “observation chamber” with a table, a microscope and a selection of art fragments of the collection. On the table also an archive with information about the selected artists. A red carpet runner leads the public to the Cabinet de regard and evokes the idea of a religious ritual to look at art thorough a microscope.
This collection will include 20 art fragments of artworks by the following artists somehow related to Canada, the Visitors:
Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Maurizio Cattelan, John Cage, Luciano
Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Richard Long, Merz Mario, Marisa Merz, Bruno Munari, Claes Oldenburg, Giulio Paolini,
Giuseppe Penone, Michele Pistoletto, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Sol Lewitt and Gilberto Zorio