During the International Year of Light, the company ewo and Museion – Museum of modern and contemporary art – will begin the ewoTALKS series. At its headquarters in Kurtatsch, ewo develops quality lighting systems for public areas and has achieved worldwide success. The focus of the discussion series will be the wide-ranging interrelations between art, design, business and technology. On three evenings, guests from home and abroad will discuss different aspects of this multifaceted and intriguing subject area. In addition, the individual events are closely related to the current exhibitions at Museion. The ewoTALKS events will take place on 16 April, 18 June and 19 November in the Museion Passage, at 8:00 p.m. The conversations are recorded by RAI Südtirol.

The event series will open on 16 April with VALIE EXPORT. The Austrian artist will speak at Museion about her artistic endeavors with light, diverse body of work and unbroken artistic power. Valie Export, to whom Museion dedicated a major solo exhibition in 2011, is represented in the current collection exhibition with the trilingual laser work Gibt es etwas, das nicht durch ein Bild/Zeichen ausgedrückt werden kann?

The themed exhibition "Design is a state of mind" by designer Martino Gamper, which opens at Museion on 5 June, meanwhile, addresses the influence design objects exert on our lives. This topic is also in the focus of the second ewoTALK on 18 June. Designer Jörg Boner, Nitzan Cohen, who is a professor at the Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bozen and Stephan Ott, the chief editor of the design magazine "form", from Frankfurt, will take part in this round-table discussion.

The third ewoTALK on November 19 focuses on the possibilities for artistic/entrepreneurial collaboration. Participants include the director of Munich’s Städtischen Galerien im Lenbachhaus, Matthias Mühling, and Hannes Wohlgemuth (ewo).

Museion Passage
Piazza Piero Siena 1, Bolzano
16.04.2015 – ewoTALK with the artist VALIE EXPORT
18.06.2015 – Conversation between Jörg Boner from Zurich, Nitzan Cohen, Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Free University of Bolzano and Stephan Ott, editor-in-chief of the Frankfurt-based design magazine “form"
19.11.2015 – Matthias Mühling, Director of Munich’s Lenbachhaus, and Hannes Wohlgemuth (ewo).
The talks will be held in German. Admission is free of charge.