ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE – THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS 2012 SHOW – ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS, TUSCANY, ITALY

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CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS – THE OFFICIAL POSTER

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Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written about forty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and produced Tv documentaries. His most recents best-selling books are “Francesco”, the first illustrated biography about Pope Francis (published by Velar-Elledici, November 2013, Large format, Two special versions) and “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow) which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis.

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Roberto Alborghetti

Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences. He has won important journalism Prizes, such as Premio Acqui Terme, Premio Beppe Viola, Premio Anmil Safety in Work. He is the unique Italian reporter who received the European Award for Environmental Reporting, the so called European “Pulitzer” about Environmental Reporting (1992, European Parliament, Strasbourg).

He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn posters and  “street signs” (as natural cracks…). Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper.

In 2009, he published a “booklet-portfolio” – “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city – gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 50.000 pics that Roberto Alborghetti took as so far during his research  about torn posters and urban (and sub-urban) “signs”.

In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio International Airport). Roberto Alborghetti’s pics are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. Alborghetti is also invited to lead workshops about his artworks.

In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). He showed 3 artworks (mixed media/canvas): “Nine Eleven/New York 2001, Victims & Martyrs, The Blood Track #2″, “As fast running water…”, “I don’t like to stand still”.

The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author (Life Unlocked, The Science behind the Law of Attraction, Your Brain and Business: the Neuroscience of the Great Leaders).

One of his recent works was selected to be part of the new Contemporary Art Museum projected and created in Italy (Marche region) by the artist Pasquale Martini (opening: April 27, 2013).

He created more than 60 videoclips posted at his YouTube channel.

 Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”, “a strong power of language”; he shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, ” He breaks the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”, “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

The most recent Roberto Alborghetti  Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse – An Intrigue for the  Eyes and Mind from Decomposed Publicity Posters “) took place in a wonderful and impressive location: the Rocca Aldobrandesca (a XIII Century fortress in Tuscany, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012  to January 15,  2013, with a huge success from visitors and media. 

A surprise public exhibition, for one night only (“Lacer/actions Show”) took place on July 14, 2013, for a special event with Historical Place in a beautiful and ancient square (Palace of Countess, Ambivere, Bergamo, Milan area, Italy).

In 2013 his work has been the focus of “Atelier of colors and emotions” project which involved children with disabilities (Autism Spectrum Syndrome). The activity was promoted and implemented in Aprilia (Latina, Italy) by teacher Patrizia Sapri and non-profit organization “Il Senso della vita Onlus”. The experience based on Roberto synaesthetic images which have been reproduced manually by the students. The project  merged into a final exhibition.

His new project “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations) is inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts (1563-1631). “Words from the Past, Images from the Future, an Experience for Today”.        

 

 

A PROPOSITO DI ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI…

Giornalista professionista, autore di una quarantina tra saggi e biografie, artista visuale, ha lavorato in periodici e quotidiani, ha curato documentari televisivi, dirige riviste specializzate nel settore della didattica, dell’edutainment e della formazione.

Il suo libro più recente è “Francesco”, la prima grande biografia storica illustrata su Papa Jorge Mario Bergoglio, una monumentale opera editoriale, disponibile anche in 2 volumi, pubblicata da Velar-Elledici, caratterizzata da notizie e testimonianze inedite, da una rigorosa ricostruzione storica e da un eccezionale apparato di immagini.

Coordina workshops e crea progetti sull’uso dei mezzi di comunicazione e sull’educazione all’immagine.

Per la sua attività giornalistica ha ricevuto diversi riconoscimenti, tra cui il Premio Acqui Terme, il Premio Beppe Viola, il Premio Anmil Sicurezza sul Lavoro. È l’unico giornalista italiano ad avere ricevuto l’ European Award for Environmental Reporting – il cosiddetto “Pulitzer” europeo sulle tematiche ambientali – assegnatogli nel 1992 nel Parlamento Europeo.

“LaceR/Azioni” è un progetto multidisciplinare che interessa la lettura dell’immagine e l’analisi della realtà urbana nell’ottica di una forma innovativa di “low brow art”. Roberto Alborghetti legge e ripropone dettagli e scene dei manifesti pubblicitari lacerati e decomposti e dei “segni metropolitani”, come le crepe (Cracks) di metalli, rivestimenti, superfici di treni e mezzi di trasporto.

Nel 2009 è stato pubblicato un album-portfolio che raccoglie una selezione di circa quaranta immagini scelte tra le circa 50.000 che Roberto Alborghetti ha finora realizzato nel corso della sua singolare ricerca dedicata alla (pubbli) città strappata.

Nel luglio 2010 la mostra “LaceR/Azioni – i quattro elementi” è stata ospitata per tre giorni ad Oriocenter (Aeroporto Bergamo Orio) con grande interesse da parte di pubblico e media. Nell’ottobre 2011 è stato invitato a Londra dove ha partecipato alla Parallax Art Fair, presso la Royal Arcade.

Dall’ottobre 2102 al gennaio 2013 ha tenuto una mostra personale, durata 100 giorni, presso la medioevale Rocca Aldobrandesca sul Monte Amiata (Piancastagnaio, Siena) visitata da oltre 7 mila persone. Forum, incontri e workshops hanno accompagnato l’evento che ha visto anche la partecipazione di circa 1.000 studenti alle visite guidate ed alle attività di laboratorio.

Nel 2013 i suoi lavori sono stati al centro di un singolare “Atelier del colore e delle emozioni”, che ha coinvolto un gruppo di ragazzi diversamente abili (sindrome spettro autistico), attuato ad Aprilia (Latina) dalla docente Patrizia Sapri e dalla Onlus “Il senso della vita”. L’esperienza ha interessato gli aspetti sinestetici delle immagini di Roberto Alborghetti, le quali sono state riprodotte manualmente dagli allievi. Il lavoro è poi confluito in un prodotto didattico finale ed in una mostra.

Una sua opera è stata scelta per essere esposta alla Raccolta Permanente di Arte Contemporanea inaugurata nell’aprile 2013 a Mercatello S/M, Pesaro Urbino, Marche.

Critici ed esperti parlano di “una dinamica di linguaggio dall’eccezionale forza evocativa” e di “nuovi punti di osservazione che travolgono sistemi di giudizio canonici” e “rompono gli attuali schemi dell’arte visiva”.

22 responses to “ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

  1. Pingback: 2011 TOP 15 ARTICLES AT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S WORDPRESS BLOG | robertoalborghetti

  2. Very interesting c.v. you’ve got there: Quite impressive!

    Thank you for stopping by my place earlier, liking a post and suscribing: It’s always humbling when random strangers want to see more of my incoherent ramblings or my love for combining b&w’s with quotes!

    Will take a longer look around your place now

    Thanks again
    :) K.

  3. Many thanks for taking a look at my site earlier. I really appreciate the follow as well. Marina mentioned on her site that yours was a site well worth visiting & very inspirational. I agree. Many thanks.

  4. Complementi veramente! Io sono americana ed ovviomente, io no parlo neanche’ scrivo l’italiano giustemente, tuttavia, mi piace molto l’idea per il progetto! vorrei fare una domanda ; Lei anche dipingere i quandri ? grazie!!!

    • Hi Vincent, Thanks for your kind message and compliments for your Italian! No, I’m not a painter and my artworks are not paintings. They are realistic images that I catch on the streets and on publicity display. I transfer images on canvas, lithographs, clip and now on silk scarves… Thank you very much for your attention! Roberto

      • oh FYI!! my name is Vanessa Forbes, i am the daughter of Vincent Farrell(a post impressionist painter) and the writer of terrible italian! My blog is a dedication to the life and art work of my father, Vincent Farrell, who passed away in November of 2008. We have never established a presence for my father on the internet and then of course stavo navigando su wordpress.it e poi ho visto il blog di Le. i like the images you have created very much! thank you for your reply! a presto!

  5. Hi, Thanks for stopping by Postcard Cafe and for following my blog. Your work is fascinating and I’m looking forward to following your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    I’m not sure if you have seen my other daily photoblog called “Sheffield ….Small tales from a big city” It concerns itself with the small things on our streets and wastelands. It’s all pictures and no words! If you fancy taking a look its at:

    http://steelcitystatic.wordpress.com/

    Best wishes, PC

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