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Marissa Cetin
14 May 2024, 14:42

Disco museum to open in Italy’s iconic Cocoricò pyramid

The legendary Riccione venue is hosting what's claimed to be Italy's first-ever disco museum, opening this weekend

Disco museum to open in Italy’s iconic Cocoricò pyramid

A museum dedicated to disco is opening up inside the Italian club Cocoricò's iconic pyramid this weekend.

MUDI, from "Museo Discoteca", will set up inside the Riccione venue, open from this Sunday, 19th May. Claiming to be Italy's first disco museum, it'll highlight Italian artists and feature contemporary, multi-format artworks that align with the sensory facets of clubbing, curated by artistic director Alessandro Leoni. 

The permanent exhibition will display works by Collettivo Cesura (Luca Santese and Marco Paolo Valli), Isabella Nardon, Ka$ap Rocky, Laura Tura, Nic Paranoia, Riffblast, Sara Scanderebech and Unfollow, among others. 

There'll be an opening party this Sunday, 19th May, running from 6 PM to midnight. Festivities will include Filippo Sorcinelli presenting a new sensory piece "X Sé", performed by the Salò collective; a screening of Francesco Tavella's documentary about Loris Riccardi titled Cocoricò Tapes; Sara Leghissa's live poster art; and more

Entry to MUDI is free with registration via Cocoricò's website, and sign up for the opening party here.

The legendary club Cocoricò closed its doors after its initial 30-year run in June 2019 due to bankruptcy. It initially planned to reopen under the official name of "Le Cocorico Riccione", aka "Cocco", in April 2020, but that was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cocoricò officially reopened in November 2021 under its original name when new owner Enrico Galli purchased the brand in a summer 2020 auction.  

Read DJ Mag's feature on the eternal evolution of Italo disco here.