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​Italy’s “first-ever” disco museum to open in Riccione, Museo Discoteca

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Italy’s “first-ever’ disco museum is set to open in Riccione later this month, Museo Discoteca (MUDI).

The museum sits inside Riccione’s famous pyramid-shaped music venue, Cocoricò, and is due to open its doors for the first time on Sunday, May 19.

MUDI will showcase both visual art with music, combining performance, design, and sound throughout multiple spaces inside the iconic venue.

“Featuring a collection of bold, edgy, and contemporary artworks, MUDI will transform every night into a cultural odyssey that stimulates both the mind and the senses,” reads a press release.

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An opening event will be hosted at Cocoricò on May 19, kicking off with a “sensory performance” from musician and designer Filippo Sorcinelli with ‘Ciao Sex’, inside the venue’s “legendary fluid bathroom”.

Elsewhere on the night, the Salò collective is set to host a performance spanning noise, avant-rock, and psychedelia, while erotic brand MySecretCase will host a “cocktail of sexual education and live entertainment”.

Films and documentaries from the likes of La Furia Film, Sunset Productions, and Francesco Tavella will be screened in the T-Room, followed by a live poster art exhibition from Sara Leghissa in the Pyramid’s corridors.

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Animation collective Collettivo Colore will then take over a secret room in the venue, and as the night comes to an end, a “grand finale” will be hosted in the main room showcasing the Italian ballroom scene with voguing performances, a runway, and lip-sync battles.

Following the opening event later this month, MUDI will continue to showcase almost 30 works of “prominent Italian artists”, both visual and music-focused.

A digital exhibition will also be available soon bringing the exhibition offline and into the virtual space. This summer, Cocoricò will see performances from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Deborah De Luca, Amelie Lens, and more.

Register for MUDI’s opening event on Sunday, May 19, for free here.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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