20 February 2023
RTCI Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale
Raouia Kheder interviews Alexandre Gurita and Mariem Memni
about the Biennale de Paris 2024 in Tunis and
the Master Pro Invisual Art at ISBAS Sousse, Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Sousse, Tunisia

3 October 2021
by Tomasz F. DE ROSSET
Revue de Paris

December 2020
FRATTURA SCOMPOSTA contemporary art magazin
“Smile please.” 1993 Una foto sul futuro.
by Elisa Bollazzi, Sylvain Soussan, Manuela Gandini,
pp 219 – 227 (here)

“Semina d’arte in quota nel cuore di Brera nella City milanese” by Iskra Sguera
pp 228-231 (here)

October 2020

Frattura Scomposta contemporary art magazine
Microcollection by Elisa Bollazzi
pp. 11 – 17 (here)


22 June 2020

Interview Elisa Bollazzi (here)
by Caterina Franciosi


June 2019

Prière de Toucher (here)
Ermanno Cristini
La c. (la centrale edizioni)
pp. 98 – 105


27 May 2019

la c. (la centrale edizioni)


9 February 2019

Art sowing on demand: 7-meter Tree, 1980 – 82, Giuseppe Penone
curated by Panagiotis Voulgares
Fokia Nou Art Space
Athens, Greece
article in Elculture.gr
article in It’s Only Arts


31 January 2019
Elisa Bollazzi: raccogliere in micro (e seminare in macro) come atto creativo
interview by Alice Traforti


8 March 2018

Caffè letterario nell’ambito di Filosofarti
Identità femminile ed educazione sociale

L’arricchimento invisibile del sé
Cabinet de regard: micro & macro, 2018
William Cobbing, Igor Eskinja, Petrit Halilaj, Camille Henrot, Xu Zhen

Sala Monaco – Busto Arsizio, Italy
article on Sempionenews


September 2017
Extract of the interview of Julie Guyon with Hubert Renard for the Master 2 Thesis of Julie Guyon: Oeuvre d’art ou outil de médiation?Histoire d’une attention disputée au sein de l’exposition.


22 March 2017
Exhibition THE CABINET PROJECT, curated by collective ArtSci Salon, St. George Campus, University of Toronto, Canada on the webzine MaSeDomani
The Cabinet project (here)


19 March 2017
Exhibition FOR REAL, through Shim ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


6 March 2017
Exhibition FOR REAL, through Shim ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY in MaSeDomani
Petra Varl e Microcollection in mostra a New York


17 September 2016
on the occasion of NoPlace, art project by Umberto Cavenago and winner of 49° Prize Suzzara:
articolo 4 September 2016 written by Elisa Bollazzi for the webzine MaSeDomani
articolo 13 September written by Elisa Bollazzi for the webzine MaSeDomani


September 2016
Microcollection mentioned in Racconti da Bushwick, ultima mecca degli artisti di New York by Laura Loguercio in
VNY, La Voce di New York


May 2016
Video interview with Microcollection
by students Giulia Lo Chiatto, Elisa Greco Margarete, Rebecca Molteni
in ARTIST’S DOC. PROJECT, education project section Multimedia Audio Visual
Liceo Artistico “Angelo Frattini”, Varese, Italy
Luca Scarabelli, teacher
(video here)


December 2015
Ildikó Séra interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
“Elhinteni a Magokat”
for the magazine Balkon, Contemporary Art Magazine, Budapest, Hungary
pp. 40-43 (here)


22 November 2015
ART SOWINGS in MAKE8ELIEVE (art # culture magazine )
curated by Michelle Marie Murphy ( Chicago, Illinois ) & Baptiste Lefevre ( Cetusss ) ( Geneve, Switzerland )
pp. 45-49 (here)


7 October 2015
Artestetica Forme e sostanza nella contemporaneità
Valentina Colella interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection


12 November 2014
Exchange Rates – The Bushwick Expo by Elizabeth Johnson


22 October 2014
L’artista Elisa Bollazzi rappresenta l’Italia a Exchange Rates: The Bushwick Expo
by Vissia Menza, MaSeDomani


20 October 2014
Quando la realtà è migliore dei sogni
Vissia Menza interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection on the first issue of MSD Magazine/Ma Se Domani
page 18


Czy kolekcja sztuki musi być artystyczna? (here)
Tomasz F. de Rosset
Instytut Zabytkoznawstwa i Konserwatorstwa, Wydział Sztuk Pięknych,
UMK w Toruniu
Toruń, Poland


26 May 2012
Arte leggera, discreta, invisibile
su Adopera/Adotta un’opera


28 July 2009
Baloiu Raluca, EXPOZITII / Bienala de la Paris – istorie si actualitate in Ziarul de Duminica here


10 May 1993
Conversation between Manuela Gandini, Leo Castelli and Ben Vautier stolen by Elisa Bollazzi on 10 May 1993


La polvere rubata, Manuela Gandini – 1993 here



Elisa Bollazzi interviewing Microcollection

ELISA BOLLAZZI : How and when did you get the idea for MicroCollection?
MICROCOLLECTION : In 1990. I was visiting the Venice Biennale and, almost by chance, picked up a few fragments accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, opened up a new world, an illumination! They triggered a completely fresh approach to meandering from gallery to gallery, from one museum to another.

EB: How many fragments does MicroCollection own now?
M: More than 700, also thanks to the precious help of artists, collectors, friends that constantly send me art-particles from everywhere.

EB: What do you do with these donations?
M: The fragments can be viewed under a microscope in itinerant Cabinets de Regard, in which the viewers can sense the invisible and the real essence of art. Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Fontana, Penone, Paolini, Beuys, Buren, Cragg, Long..

EB: Tell us about your project Art Sowing.
M: The creation of parcels of land or small green areas planted and cultivated with valuable microparticles of artworks whose titles clearly show the selection criteria adopted: The 3-metre tree by Penone, Watermelons by Gilardi, Garden by McCarthy, etc.

EB: Where about?
M: Milan, Turin, Bozen, Basel, and so on. In 2010 in Jerago with Waiting flowerbed, an area planted with art fragments next to a bench on which sit and wait for an utopic art-garden to grow, a thought-provoking space, a meeting point, where the work of art starts a process that changes the way we look at the “art system”. A beneficial wait to stimulate creativity in the contemplation of a growing art garden.
I am now planning to create a cultural-artistic humus in parks and gardens all over the world.

EB: Is there any links between picking up art fragments and planting them?
M: After long years spent picking up the “invisible”, I am now ready to return the world, in the form of gifts, what I have lovingly collected so far.

EB: Anything to add?
M: « Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies. » (Anish Kapoor)