SMIR 2011 – Monregalese.doc


SMIR 2011
former church of Sant’Evasio, Mondovì
july 10th 2011, 11am

An exhibition of contemporary art, organised by Piemonte Share for SMIR, opens in Mondovì at the former Church of Saint Evasius.

Sunday, 10th July at 11am, the newly-restored church will be unveiled in all its former glory, marking at the same time the inauguration of the closing exhibition of SMIR.

Developed over a two-year period, the cultural heritage project focused on both the exterior and the interior of the building, transforming the former church into an exhibition space and cultural hub—not a post-museum, but rather an anti-museum, where art is connected directly with various aspects of the constantly evolving local socio-economic fabric.

The result is a platform for creative expression that adopts an innovative, open concept of the museum, reflecting contemporary developments in the production and circulation of art. Within this framework, the work of both the curator and the artist is shaped by the vocation to which the space is dedicated, transforming them into producer and experimenter.

In this way, the former Church of Saint Evasius, a gem of Renaissance architecture, located in Borgo di Carassone, was chosen to host experimental art initiatives that make use of new technologies.

SMIR—Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research is a project developed under Alcotra 2007–2013—the European operational programme for cross-border co-operation, involving the Marcovaldo Cultural Association, the City of Mondovì and the City of Embrun. Works on the old church have focused, so far, on the restoration of the roof and the sacristy, and on safety works for the façade.

Open until the 24 July, the exhibition presents three multimedia productions, produced by Piemonte Share: the installation Squatting Supermarket by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, the performance Into the Wood by Fabio Battistetti, and the Mondovì Web Archaeology platform by Antonio Rollo.

Exhibition opening hours
10th–24th July, Friday–Sunday, 2.30–7pm.
Admission is free.