UU - The artist as director
UU (The Artist as Director) is a research by Montecristo Project that takes shape through exhibitions, essays and lectures. Inspired by the work of Ugo Ugo (1924), artist, director and creator of the contemporary art collection in Cagliari (Collezione Ugo), this project investigates the work of several artists who have been founders and directors of art spaces. This research aims to investigate how artists create, program and direct spaces by assuming the role of curators, conceiving new ways of understanding the relation between artworks, space and context.
The first presentation of UU has been an exhibition of the founders of Montecristo (Enrico Piras and Alessandro Sau) together with Lorenza Boisi, artist and founder-director of MARS, Milan, and Ugo Ugo. The second chapter of the series has seen the works by Sebastien Bonin, founder of Island, Brussels, in a new and specifically conceived venue built in a secluded location in the Sardinian mountains.