OBLIO / Gold is an expansion of Mussie's recent projects Oblio (2021) and Oblio/Pianto del Muro (2022), which introduce her research on public art. Through the use of gold thread, her aim is to bring light to and deconstruct colonial narratives. Referencing her project, Foro Foro (2022), Mussie will continue the use of Braille and textile art/embroidery to highlight the visible, invisible and tactile.
The exhibition opening will feature the sale of items by local social tailoring project Coloriage. Coloriage's migrants and refugee tailors participated in Mussie’s Oblio/Pianto del Muro performance in 2022.
Muna Mussie (1978) Eritrean artist based in Bologna, investigates the performing arts and the scenic languages to give shape to the tension that arises between different expressive poles, through gesture, vision and word. Her work has been presented at Art Fall/PAC Ferrara, Xing Raum and Live Arts Week Bologna, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation Turin, Marino Marini Museum Florence, Workspace Brussels, MAMbo Bologna, Santarcangelo Festival, Museion Bolzano, ERT Bologna, Rue d’Alger Manifesta 13 Marseilles, Short Theatre Rome, Savvy Contemporary Berlin, Democracy Biennial Turin, Artefiera Bologna, HangarBicocca Milan, Mattatoio Rome, Sesc São Paulo, Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, SZENE Salzburg, Centrale Fies Dro, Black History Month Florence, Spazio Griot, Rome