HERE’S HOW A PRIVATE COLLECTOR HAS ARRANGED MY ARTWORK IN THE HOUSE

 

“Why don’t you come and see how your artistic work has been arranged on the walls of my house?” This is the question I have often heard from an admirer of my works. Three years ago he had acquired “Memory Layers”, one of my collage works: a work made entirely of small pieces of scrap paper recovered from outdoor billboards.

I too often have the curiosity to see where my works end, both the collages and the reproductions on canvas of my macro photographs on the decomposed materials along the streets and in urban environments. In recent days I was in Rome and therefore I visited the private collector who is the owner of the collage “Memory Layers”. The work was placed in the entrance space, in an excellent position and well enlighted. The collectori told me that the work is very much appreciated by the guests, who are intrigued and impressed by how simple waste paper can then be re-composed into suggestive and particular scenes, such as those presented by “Memory Layers”.

“Memory Layers” (Strati di Memoria), 72 x 52 cms. The work is totally made of waste paper of torn and decomposed publicity posters. The collage is not available and was created for a private collector. The collage now has an added value as it was chosen for the cover of the diary-agenda 2018-2019. For info: okayredazione@gmail.com

 

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“Perchè non vieni a vedere come è stata sistemata la tua opera artistica alle pareti di casa?” Questa la domanda che mi sono spesso sentito rivolgere da un estimatore delle mie opere. Tre anni fa aveva acquisito “Strati di Memoria”, uno dei miei lavori di collage, un’opera fatta tutta di piccoli pezzi di carta straccia recuperata dai tabelloni pubblicitari all’aperto. Anch’io ho spesso la curiosità di vedere dove finiscono i miei lavori, sia i collages e sia le riproduzioni su tela delle mie macro fotografie sui materiali decomposti lungo le strade e negli ambienti urbani.

Nei giorni scorsi ero a Roma e dunque ho fatto visita al collezionista privato che è proprietario del collage “Strati di Memoria”. L’opera è stata collocata nello spazio di ingresso, in ottima posizione e ben illuminata. Mi ha detto che l’opera è molto apprezzata dagli ospiti, che restano incuriositi ed impressionati di come della semplice carta straccia possa poi essere ri-composta in scene suggestive e particolari, come quelle presentate da “Strati di Memoria”.

L’opera (72 x 52 cms) ha ora un valore aggiunto in quanto è stata scelta per la copertina de “LamiAgenda 2018-2019”.

PARMA: INSOLITO SAFARI TRA I MONUMENTI DELLA CAPITALE ITALIANA DELLA CULTURA

PARMA (ITALY): LET’S PLAY THE “SAFARI” AMONG THE MONUMENTS OF THE ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2020

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Un safari nel cuore della Capitale Italiana della Cultura? Tutto è possibile a Parma, che svela tra le antiche vie del suo elegante centro storico, le facciate dei palazzi, le chiese e i bellissimi monumenti della città ducale, tracce di animali dalle curiose leggende e simbologie. L’idea del safari nelle arti di Parma è di INC Hotels Group, catena alberghiera family & pet friendly dell’Emilia, che organizza in collaborazione con Itinera Emilia, una speciale caccia al tesoro per le famiglie con i bambini, i quali accompagnati da una guida scoprono gli animali nella ricchezza artistica di Parma 2020+2021. Dalla “Porta Pidocchiosa” in cui è incastonata l’effigie del pidocchio, davanti a cui nell’antichità i viandanti che arrivavano da fuori Parma, prima di entrare in città, dovevano obbligatoriamente pulirsi: lavarsi e togliersi i pidocchi, al portale della facciata della Cattedrale (risalente al periodo tra il 1090 ed il 1130)…

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CONTEMPORARY ART ON CITIES WALLS / STREET MACRO PHOTOS FROM A WASTE CONTAINER

THE HIDDEN WORLD is a video I created for my Lacer/actions project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban decompositions. Yes, free contemporary artworks are on the cities walls (and we usually do not see them). All the pics presented in the video are not paintings, but…simple macro photos of the reality around us. This is street macro photography. The images of the video were taken from a waste container in Bitonto (Apulia, Italy).

For info: okayredazione@gmail.com 

A frame from the video – By Roberto Alborghetti

CONTEMPORARY ART ON CITIES WALLS / STREET MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY: THE NOTTINGHAM FILES

CRACKS ‘N’ SCRATCHES: THE NOTTINGHAM FILES is a video I created for my Lacer/actions project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban decompositions. Yes, free contemporary artworks are on the cities walls (and we usually do not see them). All the pics presented in the video are not paintings, but…simple macro photos of the reality around us. This is street macro photography.
The images of the video were taken at the old buildings at Bartons Plc (Chilwell, Nottingham, UK) and at Beeston Marina. I thanks for the collaboration: Simon, Tom and James Barton; Marysia Zipser, Founder of ACT Group. Soundtrack: “Essence 2” by Audionautix, Creative Common, http://www.audionautix.com
For info: okayredazione@gmail.com 

Frame from the video – By Roberto Alborghetti

MAGISTER RAFFAELLO: ANTEPRIMA MONDIALE DELLA MOSTRA AD HANOI (VIETNAM)

“MAGISTER RAPHAEL 2020” EXHIBITION: WORLD PREMIERE IN HANOI (VIETNAM)

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La spettacolare Mostra Magister Raffaello raggiunge il suo pubblico in ogni parte del mondo superando le barriere di un periodo così impegnativo di rinascita e ripresa. L’anteprima mondiale della mostra, le cui date sono dal 08.09.2020 al 31.10.2020, sarà al Museo di Hanoi: Magister Raffaello – ideata in occasione della celebrazione dei 500 anni dalla morte di Raffaello e curata dallo storico dell’arte Claudio Strinati, con la co-curatela di Federico Strinati e il supporto di un Comitato Scientifico di respiro internazionale costituito da personalità scelte tra le punte di eccellenza nell’ambito degli studi raffaelleschi – è il nuovo progetto culturale di Magister Art, PMI Innovativa e nativa digitale, leader nel settore della comunicazione, promozione e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale italiano.

Magister Raffaello è stata inserita dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale fra le principali proposte culturali segnalate alle Sedi all’estero (Ambasciate, Consolati ed Istituti Italiani di Cultura)…

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CONTEMPORARY ART ON CITIES WALLS / STREET MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO#4

“Blue Milano: Decompositions and Corrosions on the walls”:  it’s a video I created for my Lacer/actions project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban decompositions. Yes, free contemporary artworks are on the cities walls (and we usually do not see them). All the pics presented in the video are not paintings, but…simple macro photos of the reality around us. This is street macro photography. For info: okayredazione@gmail.com 

By Roberto Alborghetti, From “Blue Milano” video.

RECIPES FROM MY BOOK “EATING WITH POPE FRANCIS”(#5): STUFFED SQUID

 

The book “Eating with Pope Francis / Food in the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio “ (A tavola con Papa Francesco, the original Italian title) which I had the honor to write, is not just a sort of food biography on a Pope who graduated in Food Chemistry and is very prepared on the dynamics of food preparation. The book is also a sort of singular “recipe book” that draws inspiration and reason mainly from the dishes that the future Pope had had the opportunity to prepare in Buenos Aires (Argentina) before to be elected Pope in 2013.

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In the book 36 recipes are presented and illustrated with photos. I am happy to report a few of them. So, from today, I will propose those that, in my opinion, are considered the “historical” recipes, those that have marked moments and traits of life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

The book – with different titles according the different Countries where it has been published – is still available in bookstores, including online ones, like Amazon, where the book is collecting highest ratings by the readers.

Published in 14 Countries, in different languages, the book is divided into very topical issues, which concern environmental sustainability and actions against food waste. The various editions have 208 pages and over 250 photographs. The volume received the 2018 Bancarella Cucina Selection Award.

THE RECIPES WITH “CHEF FRANCIS” : STUFFED SQUID (CALAMARI RIPIENI) 

The detailed recipe on stuffed squid is illustrated on page 44 of the book, where anecdotes and facts related to the Bergoglio family are told, with a testimony : Pope Francis’s sister, Maria Elena, who trusts that her brother, Jorge Mario, was preparing ” squid to scream “.

Ingredients

4 squid, 1 clove of garlic, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese, 100 g of breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, salt and chilli to taste

Preparation

Clean the squid, removing the tentacles from the bag to eviscerate them. Extract the bone and wash thoroughly. Chop the tentacles and cook them in a pan with oil, garlic, chilli and salt for about 5 minutes. Toast the breadcrumbs in a pan separately. Add the mince to the mixture of egg, parmesan, parsley, breadcrumbs and pepper. Fill the squid bag and ‘sew’ with a toothpick. Brown in a pan with a drizzle of oil for 2 minutes. Deglaze with white wine and cook with the lid closed for 20 minutes.

 

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THE DIFFERENT COVERS OF THE BOOK ISSUED IN THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. THE BOOK HAS 208 PAGES, WITH ABOUT 250 PHOTOS.

 

THE YEAR OF THE ROSES / MACRO PHOTOGRAPHS AND LIGHT TRANSPARENCY (#4)

© Roberto Alborghetti

©Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

We have seen in previous posts how the rose flower can offer different possibilities for fun and unique chromatic results in photo shooting. In this photogallery here are some macro photographs that highlight how the transparency of the ambient light can create shades.

The petals, in their lightness and fragility, act as an extraordinary filter that manages and coordinates the brightness of the exterior. It is a spectacle of colors for the eyes and the mind. The macro images produce and induce color effects that further enhance the beauty and peculiarity of a flower that has always enchanted poets, writers and … photographers.

As you know, considering the great interest in this photographic subject, together with my colleague blogger Marysia Zipser (ACT Group), we thought of proclaiming 2020 as the Year of the Roses. Yes, perhaps in reaction to this sad and particular moment that the world is going through. As if to say: after the thorns, here are the roses!

A tip: take a look at Marysia Zipser’s Blog, where she posted interesting stories on the subject of the rose: https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/our-roses-and-what-they-mean-to-us

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Abbiamo visto in un paio di precedenti post come il fiore della rosa possa offrire diverse possibilità di divertimento e di singolari risultati cromatici nella riprese fotografiche. In questa fotogalleria ecco preentate alcune macro fotografie che mettono in evidenza come la trasparenza della luce dell’ambiente possa creare sfumature. I petali, nella loro leggerezza e fragilità, agiscono da straodinario filtro che gestisce e coordina la luminosità dell’esterno. E’ uno spettacolo di colori per gli occhi e la mente. Le immagini macro producono ed inducono effetto coloristici che esaltano ancor più la bellezza e la particolarità di un fiore che da sempre incanta poeti, scrittori e…fotografi.

Considerando il grande interesse per questo soggetto fotografico. insieme alla collega blogger Marysia Zipser, abbiamo pensato di proclamare il 2020 come l’Anno delle Rose. Sì, forse in reazione a questo momento triste e particolare che il mondo sta attraversando. Come dire: dopo le spine, ecco le rose!

Un suggerimento: date un’occhiata al Blog di Marysia Zipser, dove ha postato interessanti storie sul tema della rosa : https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/our-roses-and-what-they-mean-to-us

CONTEMPORARY ART ON CITIES WALLS / STREET MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO#3

“Tangles and Lacerations in Rome”:  it’s a video I created for my Lacer/actions project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban decompositions. Yes, free contemporary artworks are on the cities walls (and we usually do not see them). All the pics presented in the video are not paintings, but…simple macro photos of the reality around us. This is street macro photography. For info: okayredazione@gmail.com 

FIRENZE: NEL GIARDINO DI BOBOLI IL REGENERATION FESTIVAL 2020 (26-29 AGOSTO)

FLORENCE: IN BOBOLI GARDENS THE REGENERATION FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

 

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«The ReGeneration Festival» è il regalo alla città di Firenze dei giovani produttori inglesi del New Generation Festival: Maximilian Fane, Roger Granville, Frankie Parham, fondatori dell’appuntamento annuale fiorentino New Generation Festival e della scuola di perfezionamento lirico Mascarade Opera Studio che verrà inaugurata a settembre a Firenze.

Quest’anno il festival si presenta in una edizione unica, accolta, per la prima volta, al Giardino mediceo di Boboli. La rassegna si svolgerà dal 26 al 29 agosto con quattro serate a ingresso libero – tra opera, concerti sinfonici, jazz e cameristici – organizzate nel Giardino di Boboli: 500 spettatori a sera, debitamente distanziati, che potranno riservare il loro posto gratuito a partire dal 17 agosto sul sito del New Generation Festival e su quello delle Gallerie degli Uffizi. Posti riservati saranno dati in omaggio al personale sanitario ed a quanti hanno operato in prima linea in questo stato d’emergenza. Un…

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