ART FOR THE WATER: JUMP IN THESE BEAUTIFUL AND WINNING DRAWINGS CREATED BY ITALIAN STUDENTS

Some interesting and beautiful winning drawings created by Italian students of “Luini-Falcone Institute, a Secondary school in Rozzano, in the Greater Milan (Italy). The drawings participated to the 5th  edition of “Friend Water Contest” a social campaign promoted in Italy by Consorzio di Bonifica della Media Pianura Bergamasca through Okay! Monthly magazine.  

MY WORK “C’E’ DEL CAOS MA CON UN PUNTO FOCALE” IN THE CATALOGUE OF THE NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN MARCHE (ITALY)

Guest writer: Nicola Rossi

It’s out the beautiful Catalogue about the new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art, located in the enchanting undergrounds of Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace), officially opened in Mercatello sul Metauro, a fascinating medieval and Renaissance town in Marche region (Pesaro Urbino, Italy).

The catalogue features also Roberto Alborghetti work titled “There ‘s some chaos, with a focal point” (canvas, 63 x 43 ), a realistic and not manipulated image “captured” in Milan during a cloudy day on December 2010 for his “Lacer/actions” project concerning images of torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens.

The official Catalogue has been published with the contribution and sponsorship of Banca dell’Adriatico. The book presents all the 158 works displayed in the Permanent Collection rooms and biographies dedicated to all the artists. 

Bonita Clerici and Silvia Cupini – Art Historians at Urbino University – curated the critical texts about the artworks. The new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art –  Prof. Cuppini writes in the presentation of the Catalogue – is an important initiative that aims to extend Mercatello’s role as a place of art and contemporary feeling.  The initiative was made possible thanks to enthusiasm, passion and tenacity of artist and sculptor Pasquale Martini, who curated the Collection.

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“There’s some chaos, with a focal point”, 2010, “C’è del caos ma con un punto focale”, by Roberto Alborghetti – Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art, Mercatello S.M., Marche, Italy

NINE BLUE RANDOM IMAGES FROM LONDON STREETS…

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Nine blue (random and not manipulated) images from London for my Lacer/actions Project about decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens… They were located in a central area, near Spitafields, along Bishopgates and Shoreditch High Street. They were white paper tracks on blue coloured billboards and walls. Nice effects: they seemed to me as a sort of elusive ghosts or some mysterious signs indicating a path in the urban jungle… Nine images from The Hidden City which wants to keep inside all its colored secrets…  Yes, we live in these cities, but sometimes they’re so far from our eyes…

“8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES” / COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER FROM OUTDOOR ADVERTISINGS

8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, 2013 - COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, 2013 – COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

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“8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES”

by Roberto Alborghetti

LaceR/Actions Project

COLLAGE OF WASTE PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

            2013, CMS.30X40 (ON WOOD)

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This work is a collage created by Roberto Alborghetti with more than 140 small paper pieces collected along the streets as waste material from outdoor torn and decomposed publicity posters.

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

Roberto Alborghetti has collected so far around the world more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages (as the work shown above) or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

BECOME UNSTOPPABLE WITH MOMENTUM / “THE CHEETAH KNOW HOW” SERIES

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS, 2009

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, 2009

Guest Writers: Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning,

and Kristen Medina, CAPM®, Co-Author

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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.

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SANDY HOOK, DECEMBER 14, 2012 / A LETTER FROM ERICA, WHOSE MOM WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON THAT HORRIBLE DAY

"SANDY HOOK, NEWTOWN, DECEMBER 14, 2012" - LACER/ACTIONS WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI , 2012

“SANDY HOOK, NEWTOWN, DECEMBER 14, 2012” – LACER/ACTIONS WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI , 2012

Last December 14, I posted one of my Lacer/actions image to remember staff (6) and children (20) killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was a personal and silencious way to make memory of the victims  and inviting to take actions about reducing gun violence. But now the silence is not enough…

Yesterday I received  this moving letter from Erica Lafferty whose mom Dawn was the principal at Sandy Hook School: she was shot and killed.

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Roberto,

My mom, Dawn Hochsprung, was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Six months ago today, she was shot and killed in her school, along with five of her coworkers and 20 of her students.

In the weeks and months after that horrible day, lawmakers from across the country told us, the families of the victims, that they’d take action to make our communities safer. What we found out is that, for some of our members of Congress, those were empty promises.

And in those six months, thousands more people have been killed by guns. I’ve been doing everything I can to reach out to members of Congress. But my voice isn’t enough. Today, on the six-month anniversary of Newtown, every single person who cares about reducing gun violence in America needs to recommit to this fight.

More than 1.4 million Americans have said they’re with us in the fight to reduce gun violence. Add your name today.

In her last minutes, Mom was just as brave and caring as I knew her to be. After telling everyone to hide, she went running into the hallway, saw the gunman, yelled and lunged at him in an effort to protect the school she loved.

I miss her every second of every day. I’m getting married in just a few weeks — to a guy she was rooting for, in a dress we picked out together – but because a dangerous man got his hands on a gun, my mom won’t be there to see it.

I’m still grieving — and I’m not alone. On average, 33 Americans are killed by a gun every single day. That’s 33 new families a day who mourn like I do.

If a background check saves even one life, and keeps even one family from hurting like this, then this fight will all be worth it. I think my mom would like to know that the tragedy that fell on Newtown meant that another tragedy could be stopped before it even started.

I’m asking you to join me today, six months after that horrible day, to keep this fight going — take action for my mom, Dawn, and the 25 other people who we lost in December.

Thanks,

Erica Lafferty

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/volunteers-nationwide-stand-up-in-support-of-gun-violence-prevention

(HE)ART PLACES / THE MYSTERIOUS LONGOBARD CRYPT (8TH CENTURY) ON MOUNT AMIATA IN TUSCANY

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In Abbadia San Salvatore, on Mount AmiataSiena country, Tuscany, Italythere is a magical and capturing place. You find it on the ancient Benedectine abbey. It’s a Crypt where we breath the history and the beauty of one of the most fascinating Tuscany villages. According the documents, the Crypt was built in VIII Century. It was restored in XX Century and now we may admire it in all its beauty.

The Longobard crypt shows 32 columns that form 13 small aisles. They are made in various shapes; some of them are round, with different sculpured ornaments. Also the beautiful capitals are sculptured in various shapes, as palm leaves, loto flowers or animal heads. This Benedectine monastery was founded by Erfo, a Longobard nobleman, in the VIII Century, under King Astolfo, and it was dedicated to the Saviour, which was typical of that people and in the tradition of christian religion. It rose on the east side of Mount Amiata in order to reclaim the surrounding woods and forests. It also overlooked the Via Francigena, running through the Paglia Valley.

The imperial abbey greatly developed in the Carolingian period thanks to Charlemagne‘s and Ludovick‘s confirmation of its landed propertues and privileges, Around the year 1000, under Abbot Winizo, it increased its power by acquiring new territories. The church and the crypt were rebuilt in 1036. In 1228 the monastery passed to the Cistercians. It was suppressed by grand-duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1782 and re-opened later. In the year 1087, a certain Miciarello and his wife Gualdrada made a donation in favour of the monastery of St Saviour. Below the donation document, the notary Ranieri signed three verses, commonly known as “Cartula Amiatina” (“The Amiata Footnote”). This extemporary poem represents to linguists the first voice of vernacular coming from Tuscany. That is, the first expressions recording the evolution of the Italian language.

But this is not the only important document about Amiata History. Till XIX Century, the monastery hosted the famous “Bibbia Amiatina”“The Amiata Bible” – which is considered the oldest latin version ever known. The Amiata Bible – a true masterpiece, written by amanuensis monks – is now kept in Florence, but we may see a photo-reproduction in the Monastery Museum.

“THE BIG PICTURE” IN DUBAI : DEMOLISHING BOUNDARIES AND FREEING ARTISTS “FROM ART POLITICS, GALLERIES’ PROFITABLE GUIDELINES AND FAME-DRIVEN MARKET”

“The Big Picture” contemporary art exhibition was hosted by the Gallery of Light at Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre (DUCTAC) on the weekend of 6 – 8 June 2013. It explored multifaceted artistic creations, featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, digital art, performance art, installation as well as audiovisual arts.

The Big Picture is an independent art exhibition that was self-funded and organized by some of the participating artists. The concept was inspired by a fast and busy society that often magnifies minor issues and gets caught up in the details of a demanding daily schedule, while ignoring the vision and the essence of where we are all heading as collectives or individuals and neglecting the significance of the journey and the overall process we each follow.

We live in a vast world; let us look at art from outer space, let us look at the big picture, no matter how big it gets, or small it might need to be” said Ram Nath, the co-organizer and curator of The Big Picture. Nath’s exhibited work reflected childhood memories that have been complicated and overwritten by time and the ever-changing society. In his piece called Clown, we see that he used the nostalgic technique of Pop Art to portray a laughing clown, whose cheerful colors are slowly fading by as time passes by.

The Big Picture exhibition showed more than 30 different artworks using different media. As for the performances, it started with the artist Abdullah Abd Al Karim, aka Dokhan, painting live on a classic Dodge car that was presented by Union Cars Club. Behind him was a screen that showed a video by VJ IS who demonstrated various clips of black and white adverts saturated by consumerism, which were taken in the early 20th century and that do not differ much from our times now.

The varied colors and media used to make the other artworks inside the gallery space were what gave a vibrant and positive feeling and atmosphere to the space. Entering the exhibition, you would have seen Amjad Aljoukhdar painting live, on speakers’ covers given by Libratone, his own imaginary characters, one of which was an angel turning to a devil that was painted and drawn on a canvas inside the exhibition.

Co-organizer Roba Hamadeh’s work was a four-piece graphic design that gave the audience a glimpse of what goes inside an artists head from subjects of love, hope, sadness and life. As for the biggest piece, it was that by Nashwa Zakaria who managed to present a full and colorful survey of the culture and heritage of Dubai. Shoak Taher showed two paintings portraying the situation in Iraq via her own primitive and spontaneous mean of expression. Another artwork that was also outstanding was that of Anji Abbas’, who expressed the speed of thoughts via characters born from her own creative thoughts on 9 connected canvases. This is only a

The Big Picture aimed to demolish boundaries and give the artists the freedom to express their interpretation of this message in a simple method, freeing it from art politics, galleries’ profitable guidelines or fame-driven market, while emphasizing the importance of it via large pieces. It was an exhibition that did not limit the artists with the commercial factors rather allowed them to concentrate on art for art’s sake.

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Participating Artists:

Amal Mahmoud, Amjad Aljoukhda, Angie Abbas, Ashwin Pillai, B’lu, House of Design, Ilona Maras, IS, Karim Hobeika, Lama Kabbani, Mai Aldabbah, Manisha Andrade, Mel Pickup, Nashwa Zakaria, Nihal Akmal, Ram Nath, Roba Hamadeh, Shaok Tahir, Sumanta Dahda, TJ Abustan, Ufuk Kobas, Zaahirah Muthy

FUERTEVENTURA (CANARY ISLANDS) / THAT BLUE AND ABSTRACT SEA: MORE IMAGES FROM THE WASTE CONTAINER…

 

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More random (and not manipulated) images from Fuerteventura, (Canary Islands, Spain). I usually capture and document my “Lacer/actions” – images of torn and decomposed posters or cracks – wherever I travel. However, something I found in Morro Jable town (a nice city of “Peninsula de  Jandia”, in the South) captivated my attention. In Plaza don Carlos, near Riu Hotel, there stood a platform of bins to separate waste collection. The outside of a blue container designated for paper showed strange cracks with shapes and signs. Most compelling, though, were the incredible, blue-based scenes created from varied layers of paper residual, crevices, rusts, dusts, sand, cuts. I’m pleased to present some more abstract (and conceptual) images I took around the blue container…

Related article:

Roberto Alborghetti / Seascape stories from cracks of an “art installation” (but it’s a waste-container)

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FUERTEVENTURA (SPAIN) / SEASCAPE STORIES FROM CRACKS OF AN “ART INSTALLATION” (BUT IT’S A WASTE CONTAINER…)

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I’ve already written some posts about Fuerteventura, a beautiful and wild part of the Canary Islands where I found fascinating beaches, dunes, hills, towns and a blue, limpid sea… but for me there was another Fuerteventura: one I happened on through my art research.

I usually capture and document my “Lacer/actions” – images of torn and decomposed posters or cracks – wherever I travel. However, something I found in Morro Jable town (a nice city of “Peninsula de Jandia”, in the South) captivated my attention.

In Plaza don Carlos, near Riu Hotel, there stood a platform of bins to separate waste collection. The outside of a blue container designated for paper showed strange cracks with shapes and signs. Most compelling, though, were the blue-based scenes created from varied layers of paper residual, crevices, rusts, dusts, sand, cuts. I worked a lot with my cameras around the big blue trash container and I imagine passers-by were asking themselves if I had some problems.

I’m pleased to present, in two parts, a small selection of those abstract (and conceptual) images I took around the blue container.  I see the images as unique expression revealing some of the seascape stories of Fuerteventura.

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