OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE “REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE” TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE

by Marco Rossi

Over a thousand students from various regions of Italy have recently visited “Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition going on at the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy). This extraordinary young people flow coincided with the final events of the XIV edition of “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” (Unknown Pens and Videos) a national Festival promoted by Osa Onlus and the City of Piancastagnaio (Siena). Several school delegations, from primary to high school, had the pleasure of being accompanied on a visit personally by Roberto Alborghetti, who illustrated and described aspects, contexts and realities of his artistic research.

It was a truly amazing experience which brought students into the language of a particular artistic expression. As someone pointed out, it really was a revolutionary choice to see an artist dialoguing and opening his world to the new generations. Was it also an attempt to break rules and taboos which sometimes condemn art in the usual circle of insiders? Yes, Roberto Alborghetti swam against the current, with incredible results: how many other italian art shows recorded in a few days such a high influx of young people? 

Over a thousand students entered through the halls of the impressive XIII Century Tuscany castle, touching with hand – in the true sense of the term – canvases, colors and materials. This is also an unusual way to know and living the language of art, without filters, barriers and conditionings.  

“Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity  Posters” exhib presents forty artworks (paintings, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti with the intriguing and fascinating language of his “Lacer/actions Project”. It’s an astonishing research which explores the surprising  world of natural signs, shapes and colors left on the walls along the streets. Students who went up to Aldobrandesca Fortress, in Tuscany, are really left open-mouthed in front of the novelty of this research, in which completely random colors, signs and forms are the key to experience emotions and  feelings.

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“Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters”

Roberto Alborghetti Show

Aldobrandesca Fortess

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany  

Opening Time: 10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

ART AND MEDIA #5 / FREE DOWNLOAD OF “MOUNT AMIATA IN TUSCANY” (PDF), THE ENCHANTING LOCATION OF MY SHOW

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COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE

THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS”

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 2012 SHOW

Mount Amiata, Mother Earth

The Enchanting Tuscany Location of the Show

(PDF, Free Download)

 MOUNT AMIATA – THE ENCHANTING LOCATION OF COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW

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Mount Amiata territory (Tuscany, Italy) is hosting Roberto Alborghetti Show – “Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century). The show continues through to November 4th , 2012 . This booklet (PDF, free download) is an opportunity to know and discover a beautiful and enchanting Tuscany land.

The exhibition – displaced in seven rooms in an ascensional way –  also feature a limited-edition of a three silk scarves series which Roberto Alborghetti produced in collaboration with renowned textile designer Bruno Boggia.

Opening Time of the Show: 10-12,30/17-19,30 (Saturday, Sunday and all public holidays; from October 23 to October 27 during “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” national events). For informations and visits by appointment: 039 0577 784134 ; e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it.

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs.

 Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

LACER/ACTIONS MEET SCHOOLS / A SPECIAL WEEK FOR MY EXHIBITION : LECTURES, VIDEOSHOWS AND WORKSHOPS ABOUT “THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS”

 

 PHOTOS BY CHIARA VIGLIETTA AND GIORGIO DAMIANI:THE ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS AND IMAGES OF A LECTURE ABOUT “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW  

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 This is a special week for Roberto Alborghetti Show – “Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Italy; the show continues through to November 4th , 2012). The exhibition schedules lectures, workshops with students and videoshows. Lot of people have already visited the show; and other thousands are expected during the week from   October 28 to November 4 (on Mount Amiata and Piancastagnaio there will be parties, meetings and shows for the traditional “Crastatone Days”).  

 

The exhibition – displaced in seven rooms in an ascensional way –  feature 36 artworks and a limited-edition of a three silk scarves series which Roberto Alborghetti produced in collaboration with renowned textile designer Bruno Boggia (who worked with the most famous international fashion designers). The 7th room is really special: it is dedicated to five collages created by Roberto Alborghetti with hundreds of paper pieces collected along the streets from decomposed and torn posters. Five new and never shown before works which are enchanting (and surprising) the visitators. 

  

Show Opening Time: 10-12,30/17-19,30 (Saturday, Sunday and all public holidays; from October 23 to October 27 during “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” national events). For informations and visits by appointment: 039 0577 784134 ; e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it.

 

 

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

 

 

 

SHADOWS AND LIGHTS FROM THE TUSCANY CASTLE ‘S ROOMS / MY “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS (XIII CENTURY)

SCARVES MAGIC / COLORS OF A SILK APOCALYPSE…

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SILK SCARVES ON DISPLAY AT

“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE / THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS”

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT

ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS

PIANCASTAGNAIO, SIENA – TUSCANY (ITALY)

OCTOBER 6- NOVEMBER 4, 2012

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Silk Scarves, Limited-Edition, Three Images Series.

Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy).

Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

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WATCH THE CLIP OF THE SHOW/ YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://youtu.be/RFJb1XSTJbo

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info:

andrea@velar.it

GAMERZ 2012 / A AIX-EN-PROVENCE (FRANCE) LE FESTIVAL DE LA CREATION CONTEMPORAINE: 50 ARTISTES DANS 6 LIEUX DE LA VILLE

En ces temps marqués par les crises financières et économiques, la surpopulation, le risque nucléaire, les dérèglements climatiques, les dérives idéologiques et les prophéties apocalyptiques, le festival GAMERZ de 2012 (du 19 au 28 octobre) interroge des artistes afin de présenter au public des productions marquant le présent, donnant un reflet de ce tournant unique au travers de la création contemporaine.
GAMERZ fait sauter la banque pour vous faire découvrir et décrypter les ruptures significatives de ces phénomènes, par le biais de créations numériques.Le festival revient pour sa 8e édition à Aix-en-Provence. Cette année, près de 50 artistes internationaux présentent des installations multimédia dans six lieux culturels de la ville. Artistes, professionnels de la création issus de différents réseaux européens se joignent au festival pour proposer au public un circuit d’expositions entièrement gratuit qui, au-delà des aspects récréatifs et culturels, éveillent des réflexions sur les  métamorphoses de notre société.
Cette année encore, M2F Créations présente les œuvres issues de son laboratoire de fabrication à la Maison Numérique. Réalisées dans le cadre de son programme de résidences, et basées sur un partage de savoir-faire ainsi que sur une recherche et un apprentissage horizontal, ces installations se réapproprient des technologies liées à la robotique et aux télécommunications. Avec la volonté de promouvoir la libre circulation des artistes, des idées et des savoir-faire, M2F Créations introduit les notions de mutualisation et de coopération. Le festival développe des projets communs avec différentes structures régionales, nationales et européennes, ouvrant la voie au titre de la Capitale européenne de la Culture en 2013 et donnant lieu à des résidences, des ateliers, des expositions et des performances.
Interventions époustouflantes, concerts improbables, conférences participatives et rencontres professionnelles alimenteront une programmation riche et novatrice à la frontière des arts et des technologies en téléportant le public au cœur de ces nouvelles formes d’expression.

http://www.festival-gamerz.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infos pratiques
Entrée libre et gratuite pour tous les lieux.Ouverture le matin et visites  de groupe sur rendez-vous,pour tout autre renseignement, veuillez contacter l’accueil du festival.
Association M2F Créations: http://www.m2fcreations.fr
Patio du Bois de l’Aune1 place Victor, Schoelcher 13090 Aix-en-Provence, 04 88 05 05 6706 10 86 80 88,  m2fcreations@hotmail.fr

THE SNOW & THE WIND / ARTPIECE DEDICATED TO ROBERTO FABBRINI WHO LIVED TOGETHER WITH ALS – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 17

LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS

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“THE SNOW IS TRYING TO STEAL THE WIND PLACE”

(From “Controcanto”, Poems Book by Roberto Fabbrini)

CANVAS/MIXED MEDIA

70×50

Location: Milan, 2012

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This image  (reproduced on canvas) is displayed at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy), from October 6 to November 4, 2012 . It’s dedicated to the memory of Roberto Fabbrini, poet, theater director and author, who recently died after a long illness: he was affected by ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

If you want to know more about him, please read this  post I wrote: 

  Words written by blinkings: the upsetting poetry of Roberto Fabbrini, affected by Als

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.