Christian Holstad at Varoli Museum

Papier-mâché in contemporary art

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In the province of Ravenna, at Palazzo Sforza, a venue of the Museo Civico Varoli in Cotignola, the exhibition "Salve" by the American artist Christian Holstad (Anaheim, California, 1972) will open on 10th March, as part of a broader project to investigate and enhance papier-mâché in contemporary art developed by curator Gioele Melandri. The exhibition, the first of the project's two "acts", focuses on Christian Holstad's great sensitivity towards various themes that concern the use of this technique in its profound dimension and that naturally result in the artist's work, such as waste and discard, and the transformation of these into a potential resource, thus highlighting many of the contradictions that characterise the development of today's consumer society. 

On 12th April, the second act, "Hello", will open in the Pio Suffragio Church, just a few metres far from the Varoli Museum. It will be dedicated to drawings made with newspaper by the artist since the 1990s and coming from various Italian, European and American private collections. The exhibition will also occupy the spaces of the Pio Suffragio Church, a few metres from the Varoli Museum, where some of Holstad's sculptural works will be installed. This section is also part of the OFF circuit of the Biennale del Disegno di Rimini and will be the first international opportunity to consider and highlight this important body of work by the artist.


  • Corso Sforza, 21 - Cotignola (Cotignola)
10 March - 29 June 2024
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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  • Free event

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 31 - Cotignola (RA)
+ 39 0545 908826 + 39 0545 908871

Last update 29/02/2024

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