Realistic and not manipulated image
This picture doesn’t come from a ripped publicity poster on wall or display. It’s a particular of a corrosion I saw on a flank of a railway carriage.
This image (reproduced on canvas ) was displayed at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.
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 lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter 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.This is a realistic and not manipulated image.
LACER/ ACTIONS PROJECT
THE LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS SHOWROOM
of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters
Permanent Exhibition – Italy
SIZE OF FRAMED WORKS:
“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 40.000 images.
Impressed by camera and transferred on canvases, lithography prints, textiles (as pure silk), scanned in a videoclip, or re-built in collages, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations.
I think in the lacerated advertisings – and in paper mutation – is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.
Over 600 square meters of exhibition and about 10,000 works (drawings, posters, T-shirts, portfolios, cds, dvds, books, interviews, videos, board games…) These numbers define a truly extraordinary event set up at Rossini Trading Spa factory in Italy (Seriate, Bergamo) where has been displaced a selection of works participating to “First In Safety” campaign during ten editions. This activity – the most important throughout Europe about prevention of accidents at work – is promoted by Rossini Trading Spa, Anmil and Okay! with the patronage of organizations and institutions.
The exhibition – the first in the world with this massive participation – will be opened from January 25 to the end of next May, 2013. It is curated by Marco Rossini (Rossini Trading’s Ceo) and Roberto Alborghetti (Okay! ‘s editor in chief and visual artist) with the collaboration of Erika Piazzoli and Roberto Palafreni. “First In Safety” show is an unique and unmissable opportunity to see and browse educational products made by schools across Italy on the prevention of accidents at work. It’s a chance for everyone to approach and to understand a dramatic phenomenon.
The exhibition focuses attention on a sort of “war report”: about 1,000 deads and over 775,000 injuries in Italy during 2012. But the problem affects all the so-called “civilized world”. The numbers of deathes and injuries are really impressive, often forgotten by media (which give attention to the phenomenon only in the presence of emotional or numeric high-impact tragedies). For this reason – as italian students say – it’s urgent to raise voice and the guard. Because if we don’t know, we can’t act. As stated in thousands of educational works , “prevention is the lethal weapon to stop the war bulletin” of deaths and injuries at work. It’s a question of civilization.
Photogallery: drawings and paintings made by students from Istituto Scolastico “A.Straneo”, Alessandria, Italy.
Roberto Alborghetti ‘s collage made with waste-paper from torn and decomposed publicity posters.
“The Apologia Of Revolt and Restlessness”
Soundtrack: “You Listen”
by John Hinter jr, Jonathan Slott, Nicholas Seeley.
Collage di Roberto Alborghetti creato con frammenti di carta lacerata proveniente da manifesti pubblicitari strappati e decomposti.
Misure opera: 70×50, 2012. Progetto Lacer/azioni.
Soundtrack: “You Listen” by John Hinter jr, Jonathan Slott, Nicholas Seeley.
By Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning, and Kristen Medina, CAPM®, Co-Author
When you think of the word “Genius,” what first comes to mind? Perhaps Albert Einstein, Ludwig van Beethoven, or Isaac Newton. You may be imagining someone who is very different from yourself—someone who sits in a basement and tinkers with experiments, and who routinely forgets to use a hairbrush or eat a meal.
It’s time to change what we associate with the word “genius.” Start by getting up and looking in the mirror: Can you spot the genius? If not, you may need to change your perspective, because it is there. The capacity to be a genius is a part of our physiology. The human brain is a fascinating piece of work. It’s a dynamic neural network that makes billions of connections per second. New neurons are being made constantly in response to mental activity and learning. The reason that this is so fascinating and fantastic is because we are not stuck in any holding pattern—the ability to change our minds, literally, and become a genius on a subject matter is within our capabilities. Whether you think that you are born with natural genius, or you obtained it through your experience and environment, the important thing to be clear: You have it—genius, that is. We all do. Here are some ways to tap into that natural genius.
Know Your Strengths and Challenges. Being a natural genius does not mean you have to have a natural aptitude for every subject matter under the sun. Albert Einstein, a legendary genius, failed his University Entrance Exam. While he excelled in the math and science sections, he failed the rest (history, languages, and geography).
What this should tell you is: “Don’t get down because there are areas where you do not excel.” Recognize them as challenges, and work to mitigate them. But to tap into your true natural genius, discover the areas that you excel, and work to develop those into true genius status.
The Drive To Fail. Fail? What, are you crazy? For most of us “Type A” project managers, the thought of failing bring shivers to our spines. But the fact is, you don’t know where your limits are until you push them, and in pushing your limits you are bound to fail once in awhile. To tap into your genius, you can’t be afraid of failure or run away from it. You have to chase after, fail, and learn how to fix your mistakes so that you don’t fail (in the same way) again.
Deliberate Practice. Casual Practice is going out and playing on anintramural baseball league. Deliberate practice is going to the batting cages every night until you have perfected your swing. You will strike out a lot more in deliberate practice, but this is the only way you will master your skill. So what does this have to do with you? When you find your natural genius, you have the ability to perfect it with deliberate practice, during which you will rise out your comfort zone to see just how good you can be.
Kick Stress to the Curb. Every wonder why you can’t think when youare rushing around late trying to find your car keys? Once you find them, it’s so obvious that, of course, they would be in your key bowl on the coffee table. The thing is, stress reduces our ability to think. If we live with chronic stress, our brain is taking the majority of the burden, and it’s impossible to tap into your natural genius, let alone your natural sanity. Pinpoint the biggest stress factors in your life, then mitigate them fast.
“Somewhere, someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.”—Louise Hay, Motivational Author. It’s hard to recognize our natural genius if we are not in the environment that appreciates or needs those specific skills. You can try to change yourself to best fit into a professional environment, but the likely result will be mediocrity. To fully develop your natural genius, you need to find a place to be the “Best of the best,” where you can do what you are best at. Find out what that is, and go there. In 2013, make a commitment to discover your natural genius—it is in you!
About the Author:
Michelle LaBrosse, PMP, is an entrepreneurial powerhouse with a penchant for making success easy, fun, and fast. She is the founder of Cheetah Learning, the author of the Cheetah Success Series, and a prolific blogger whose mission is to bring Project Management to the masses.
Cheetah Learning is a virtual company with 100 employees, contractors, and licensees worldwide. To date, more than 50,000 people have become “Cheetahs” using Cheetah Learning’s innovative Project Management and accelerated learning techniques.
Recently honored by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Cheetah Learning was named Professional Development Provider of the Year at the 2008 PMI® Global Congress. A dynamic keynote speaker and industry thought leader, Michelle was previously recognized by PMI as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the world.
Michelle’s articles have appeared in more than 100 publications and websites around the world. Her monthly column, the Know How Network, is carried by over 400 publications.
She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Manager’s (OPM) program and also holds engineering degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Dayton.
I love to mash-up different techniques and materials. I think contamination is the base of my “Lacer/actions Project” (my realistic images are reproduced on canvases, textiles, lithographs, a.s.o.). I like to test, as I did on a lithographs prints series from my collection. I have spread a coat of resin on the whole paper surface. Due to a surprising chemical reaction, the colors absorbed the resin in a different way giving to paper a different intensity in brilliancy… Yes, paper is incredible. And its decomposition too…
P.S. Pay attention to resin… It’s not so easy to handle.
“The Audible Noise Of The Days”
Realistic Image on Lithographic Prints + Resin
Image size: 26x 35
Image location: Milan
Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project
“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 40.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), scanned in a video clip, or re-built in collages, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings – and in paper mutation – is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.
By Marco Rossi
“Colors of An Apocalypse” – the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the ancient and picturesque Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio — Siena, Italy) – ends today after 100 days. The show has been exceptionally extended due to the great interest from people and media.
About 7.000 visitors have taken turns in the rooms of the charming manor, discovering the provocative artistic language of Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist and writer, who for years has been collecting realistic images about the “decomposition of publicity posters”, as the subtitle of the exhibition tells.
Proposed and promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco, with the support of the Province of Siena , “Colors of An Apocalypse” has sparked an unexpected interest outside of the usual italian art circle and the current logics which manage the traditional promotion of artistic expression.
“Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition displayed forty artworks (canvases, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions Project”. Along the seven rooms, people had the way to know the meaning of an unusual research based on observation and reproduction of the decomposition of publicity posters and urban tokens on city walls.
Through his works Roberto Alborghetti investigates the great Babel of ripped and lacerated colors and words in order to grasp the chromatic energy, revitalizing what we usually consider a rejection or a disturbing element (for the eyes and the urban landscape).
Andy Warhol always wanted to be a model. Thirty years ago, when Karen Bystedt saw the Barney’s Clothes store ad that Andy posed for, she got that . Bystedt was an art student at NYU. She rang up the Factory and Andy himself picked up the phone. Warhol was excited by the young photographer’s desire to have him model. He wore his best wigs to the shoots.
Shortly after, Bystedt left New York and the young photographer, ever on the move, somehow lost the negatives. Though she missed them terribly, they were gone. Thirty years after Warhol mugged for her, Karen Bystedt was cleaning out a LA garage and found a box of old Andy Warhol contact sheets.
There in the very bottom of an old corrugated cardboard box were the negatives. Phil Tarley, curator at the Artist’s Corner Gallery and Bookmaking, is excited to present the world premiere of Bystedt’s treasure, The LOST WARHOLS (January 17-21, 2013; Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, LA)). The collection comes in a boxed set of ten 24 x 24 inch, archival pigment prints ( 5 color – 5 Black and white) signed and numbered in an edition of 10 . The box includes the Warhol contacts sheets and intimate quotes from the master himself. Individual prints will also be available for sale.
This is the debut of Artist’s Corner Gallery and Bookmaking at “Photo la”, Los Angeles‘ longest running fine art fair (year 22). Artist ‘s Corner, opened last April, is Hollywood’s newest contemporary photography gallery and specializes in fine art book making, printing and finishing. Its curator Phil Tarley is an American Film Institute Fellow and an artist-member of the Los Angeles Art Association.
The gallery is showing seven of it artists which include Mei Xian Qui, Elizabeth Beristain, Linda Kunik, Mike Spitz, Joel & Irwin Danto and Lori Pond.
PHOTOS : COURTESY OF KAREN BYSTEDT
ABOUT KAREN BYSTEDT
Karen Bystedt is a photographer and author based in Los Angeles. What sets Bystedt apart from other celebrity photographers is her unique ability to see stars before they have risen, roles before they have been played, and to support those manifesting their dreams. In 1993, Bystedt published “Before They Were Famous”, a collection of intimate photographs and candid interviews with actors such as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., Courtney Cox, Lawrence Fishburne, Laura Dern, Patrick Dempsey and many more. She continues to work in print, editorial and advertising in Los Angeles.
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By Marco Rossi
“Colors of An Apocalypse” – the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the ancient and picturesque Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio – Siena, Italy) – is at its last opening days. As we know, the show has been exceptionally extended until January 15, 2013 in consideration of the great interest and attention of people amd media.
Obout 7.000 visitors have taken turns in the rooms of the charming manor, discovering the provocative artistic language of Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist and writer, who for years has been collecting realistic images about the “decomposition of publicity posters” as the subtitle of the exhibition tells.
Proposed and promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco, with the support of the Province of Siena , “Colors of An Apocalypse” has sparked an unexpected interest outside of the usual art circle and the current logics which manage the traditional promotion of artistic expression.
“Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition displays forty artworks (canvases, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions Project”. Along the seven rooms, people have the way to know the meaning of an unusual research based on observation and reproduction of the decomposition of publicity posters and urban tokens on city walls.
Roberto Alborghetti enters with his eyes in the great Babel of ripped and lacerated colors and words in order to grasp the chromatic energy, revitalizing what we usually consider a rejection or a disturbing element (for the eyes and the urban landscape).
The photogallery is dedicated to the Show posters displayed by promoters in public spaces and areas.
“Colors of an Apocalypse
The Decomposed Publicity Posters”
Roberto Alborghetti Show
Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany – Italy
Opening Time (till January 15, 2013):
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