THE TRIUMPH OF RENAISSANCE: THE IMPRESSIVE REGAL ROOM AND DUCAL ROOM / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #3

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Sala Regia (Regal Room) and Sala Ducale (Ducal Room) are two beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. They aren’t generally open to visitors: they usually host consistories, conferences, papal hearings or special events. I recently had the opportunity to visit them (I was in Rome to meet Pope Francis for the presentation of “Francis”, the illustrated and historical biography I wrote about him). Here some news (from New Advent website) about Sala Regia and Sala Ducale. They well represent the triumph of Renaissance.  

The Sala Regia (Regal Room)

 Although not intended as such, this broad room is really an antechamber to the Sistine Chapel, reached by the Scala Regia (Royal Staircase). To the left of the entrance formerly stood the papal throne, which is now at the opposite side before the door leading to the Cappella Paolina. The hall was begun under Paul III by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and was completed in 1573. The elegant barrel-vault is provided with the highly graceful and very impressive plaster decorations of Pierin del Vaga. The stucco ornaments over the doors are by Daniele da Volterra. The longitudinal walls are broken on the one side by two, and on the other by three, large doors, between which Giorgio Vasari and Taddeo Zuccaro have introduced very powerful frescoes, whose effect is more than ornamental. They depict momentous turning-points in the life of the Church, among others the return of Gregory XI from Avignon to Rome, the battle of Lepanto, the raising of the ban from Henry IV, and the reconciliation of Alexander III with Frederick Barbarossa. This hall served originally for the reception of princes and royal ambassadors. Today the consistories are held in it, and an occasional musical recital in the presence of the Pope; during a conclave it is a favourite promenade for the cardinals.

The Sala Ducale (Ducal Room)

The Sala Ducale lies between the Sala Regia and the Loggia of Giovanni da Udine. Formerly there were here two separate halls, which were converted into one by Bernini by the removal of the separating wall (the position of which is still clearly perceptible). The decorative paintings, which are of a purely ornamental nature, are by Raffaellino da Reggio, Sabbatini, and Matthæus Brill. In this impressive hall were formerly held the public consistories for the reception of ruling princes. It now serves occasionally for the reception of pilgrims, the consecration of bishops, when (as rarely happens) this is undertaken by the Pope, or is used for the accommodation of specified divisions of the papal household, when the pope holds a consistory in the Sala Regia, proceeds to the Sistine Chapel, or sets out with great solemnity for St. Peter’s.

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INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #2 / EXCLUSIVE: THE FRESCOES BY MICHELANGELO IN CAPPELLA PAOLINA (LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY AREA)

I recently had the honour to meet Pope Francis for the presention of the biography I wrote about him. The private encounter took place in Casa Santa Marta, an unpretencious house where he usually lives. Before the encounter I had a very special gift: the possibility to visit some of the beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. I been also in the enchanting Cappella Paolina (the Pauline Chapel) to admire the incredible fresco paintings by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti : The Crucifixion of St. Peter (c. 1546–1550) and The Conversion of Saul (c. 1542–1545).

Being a sacred space, Pauline Chapel is a limited accessibility area. Despite the efforts of contemporary scholars to illustrate the genius behind these two works, they remain relatively obscure. This is due primarily to the fact that tourists are not permitted to enter the Pauline chapel because it’s a worship space. Most of those who do know of these works will never have the opportunity to see them in person. According to Williams no other work by Michelangelo has ever been so grossly misrepresented in reproductions. The only way to view these works as the artist intended them to be seen is to see them in situ.

The Crucifixion of St. Peter is the last fresco executed by Michelangelo. The artist portrayed St. Peter in the moment in which he was raised by the Roman soldiers to the cross. Michelangelo concentrated the attention on the depiction of pain and suffering. Pope Paul commissioned this fresco by Michelangelo in 1541 and unveiled it in his Cappella Paolina. Restoration of the fresco completed in 2009 revealed an image believed to be a self-portrait of Michelangelo himself. Vasari states about the fresco: “There are no landscapes to be seen in these scenes, nor any trees, buildings or other embellishments and variation”.

The positioning of St. Peter himself is often noted as the most interesting innovation Michelangelo implemented in this piece. He defied convention by positioning Peter’s upper body so that it cranes upward and twists his neck around so that his eyes make contact with the viewer.

The Conversion of St. Saul or St. Paul  is often discussed in conjunction with The Crucifixion of St. Peter. As its title suggests, the fresco represents the conversion of a lawyer from Tarsus named Saul (a man who prosecuted Christians) into a follower of Christ. In the book of Acts, Paul states that he saw an impossibly bright light and heard the voice of Christ himself. The blindingly bright light is the Apex of this story. The style is more mannerist than his earlier Sistine Chapel frescoes, and was not as well received by contemporaries.

Giuseppe Frangi (30 Giorni) writes: “On 25 January 1540, the Feastday of the Conversion of St Paul, until then celebrated in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, Pope Paul III Farnese consecrated to the saint whose name he had taken, the new parva (small) chapel, commissioned from Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and built in just three years in the heart of the Papal Palace. The chapel – parva as opposed to the chapel magna, the functions of which had been taken over by the Sistine – was the chapel intended for the conclave. And above all it was the place where the Blessed Sacrament was kept, for which purpose it had been fitted with both an altar and a tabernacle. When Paul III consecrated it, the chapel had no decorations, but it was clear who would climb the scaffolding: it was again up to Michelangelo, just down from the scaffolding of the Sistine Chapel, where he completed the great toil of the Last Judgment”.

 The reconstruction of the work – Frangi states – done day by day, made possible by modern restoration techniques, shows Michelangelo was capable of getting through a large amount of work in a day. Eventually there were 172 working days (85 for the Conversion of St Paul and 87 for the Crucifixion of St Peter), spread over seven years, with the break in 1544, when he was halted by health problems. These frescoes were largely ignored for centuries and incurred a great deal of damage due to neglect. In the early twentieth century there were some scholars who came to reconsider the frescoes under the new light of expressionism and abstraction.

William Wallace proposed an entirely new perspective on the subject claiming that the disproportionate quality of the figures is not a failing on the part of Michelangelo, but rather another instance of his genius. According to Wallace, the real innovation in this piece comes from the incorporation of time and space in the overall composition of the frescos. In addition to conceiving of these frescoes in terms of perspective, Michelangelo also took into consideration the architectural and environmental context they were to be set in.

After the last restoration Pope Benedict XVI said: “The two faces are opposite each other. One might therefore imagine that Peter’s face is actually turned towards the face of Paul, who, in turn, does not see, but bears within him the light of the Risen Christ. It is as though Peter, in the hour of supreme trial, were seeking that light which gave true faith to Paul”.

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I LEAD YOU INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #1 / THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINI’S ROYAL STAIRCASE…

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Before my recent private encounter with Pope Francis  for the presention of the biography I wrote about him, I had the way to visit some of the beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City; as we know, Pope Francis doesn’t live there, but  in the unpretencious house, Casa Santa Marta, where I met him.

I been firstly on the incredible Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Scala Regia ( Royal Staircase) which is a flight of steps and part of the formal entrance to the Vatican. It was built by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger in the early 16th century, to connect the Apostolic Palace to St. Peter’s Basilica, and restored by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1663 to 1666.

The site for the stairs, a comparatively narrow sliver of land between church and palace, is awkwardly shaped with irregular converging walls. Bernini used a number of typically theatrical, baroque effects in order to exalt this entry point into Vatican. The staircase proper takes the form of a barrel-vaulted colonnade that necessarily becomes narrower at the end of the vista, exaggerating the distance. Above the arch at the beginning of this vista is the coat of arms of Alexander VII, flanked by two sculpted angels.

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EXTRAORDINARY DAY: I MET POPE FRANCIS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY I WROTE ABOUT HIM. IMAGES TALK BETTER THAN WORDS…

READ MORE ABOUT “FRANCIS”, THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED AND HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY ABOUT JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, AUTHOR ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, VELAR-ELLEDICI PUBLISHING:

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JANUARY 2009-2014 : FIVE YEARS OF EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS AND COLLABORATIONS

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SEPTEMBER 2013

THE NEXT APOCALYPSE”: MY COLLAGE WORK FOR “ART TOPPLING TOBACCO” PROJECT  

“The Next Apocalypse: no Heaven or Hell, only Smoking or Non-Smoking”; Collage made with 150 small pieces of waste-paper of torn and decomposed publicity posters; Sizes: 47×47 cms.; 2013. This work takes part to “Art Toppling Tobacco”. 

http://youtu.be/AHUziQkoSrs

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SEPTEMBER 2013

CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS”: SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY, IMAGES FROM TODAY

Twenty-seven images (Lacer/actions) by Roberto Alborghetti go with scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (1563-1631) or Thomas From Olera.

“Abstract realism” by Roberto Alborghetti meets the heart writings of a mystic and visionary man – who lived over 450 years ago, in the name of revolution of Francis of Assisi – through installations and a short clip.

The video features speaker Marco Minelli (Radio Kiss Kiss Station manager) who gives strenght to the thoughts of Thomas From Bergamo.  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” video was carried out in collaboration with: Centro Studi “Tommaso Acerbis”, Doriano Bendotti, Marco Daminelli and Marco Marcassoli.

http://youtu.be/LESJupUHxbs

JULY 2013

MY SURPRISE PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL SQUARE    

A surprise public exhibition dedicated to Roberto Alborghetti works… It happened on July 14. A special performance with my “Lacer/actions” artworks, in an ancient and fascinating place: a beautiful square in the historic heart of Ambivere, Bergamo country, not so far from Milan (this place is documented and quoted in scripts dating back to year 923!)

APRIL 2013

RUSTIC NIGHTS” BY VIKRAM ROY + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS: THE VIDEOCLIP

“Rustic Nights”, composed and performed by VIKRAM ROY, from his “Rustic Nights” Album, meets artworks created by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI for his “Lacer/actions” project / Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters.

http://youtu.be/gt6o5bjTqzo

FEBRUARY 2013 

FALLING SNOW”: FLUTE NINJA COMPOSITION GOES WITH 21 IMAGES BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Original composition by Flute Ninja goes with 21 works created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project (realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed publicity posters, cracks and urban signs).Flute Ninja plays shinobue, a transverse Japanese bamboo flute. A sensorial experience for ears, eyes, heart and mind…

http://youtu.be/zkfR2q83oA4

 JANUARY 2013

1.000 STUDENTS WORK WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ON THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS  

Pupils as artists – and art critics – for a day. It happened at “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at the beautiful Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio ( Tuscany, Siena ). 1.000 students participated in a creative experience investigating and exploring Roberto Alborghetti artworks displayed in seven rooms at the medieval castle.

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APRIL 2013

A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORK SELECTED FOR THE NEW “PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART” (MARCHE (ITALY)   

Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace) in Mercatello sul Metauro (Pesaro Urbino, Italy ) the new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art opened exhibiting 158 works including 32 sculptures and 126 paintings. The collection also shows an artwork created by Roberto Alborghetti for his project “Lacer/actions”

http://youtu.be/zwNb77upbpc

FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL 2013

THE HEALING POWER OF COLORS: DISABLED STUDENTS WORK ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S IMAGES   

Roberto Alborghetti works have 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.

 JANUARY 2013

7.000 VISITORS FOR ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE  MEDIEVAL TUSCANY CASTLE                   

“Colors of An Apocalypse” – the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio – Siena, Italy) – ended on January 15; the show has been exceptionally extended in consideration of the great interest and attention 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.

http://youtu.be/o_wgbFabDJA

DECEMBER2012

LACER/ACTIONS AS…”CHANEL CRISTALLE”: A CAPTURING REVIEW BY USA AUTHOR, ARTIST AND FILM MAKER LANIER SMITH

Lacer/actions as scents. Blogger, author, artist and film maker Lanier Smith (S.Francisco, California, Usa) wrote on his interesting “Scents Memory” Blog an ispiring and capturing article about one of Roberto Alborghetti works, associating it to a famous fragrance: “Chanel Cristalle”.

Read the article:

http://sentsmemory.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/lacerazioni-chanel-cristalle/

Italian version:

http://okayscuola.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/lacerazioni-come-chanel-cristalle-noto-blogger-autore-e-film-maker-americano-scrive-di-unopera-di-r-alborghetti-associandola-ad-un-celebre-profumo-e-celebra/

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NOVEMBER 2012

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION EXCEPTIONALLY EXTENDED TILL JANUARY 15, 2013 

Due to the great number of visitors, “Colors Of An Apocalypse”, the Roberto Alborghetti Show at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Tuscany, Italy) was exceptionally extended till January 15, 2013. On display: forty artworks (canvases, silk scarves, lithographs, collages) from his research about the decomposed publicity posters and urban signs as Cracks… Promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco Sponsored by Provincia di Siena.

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OCTOBER 2012 

COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE“: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW OPENS IN THE IMPRESSIVE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS IN TUSCANY                    

“Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition, opened on October 6, 2012, in the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy).

http://youtu.be/RFJb1XSTJbo

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THE OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF THE SHOW:

COLORI DI UN APOCALISSE – COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE – THE SHOW – Catalogo, Catalogue  

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JULY 2012

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES   

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2012 London Olympic Games suggested Roberto Alborghetti to toy with his “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters… In this piece there’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing…

 JULY 2012

HAIGA VIDEO: MEREDITH DEERHEART VERSES AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

An Haiga-videoclip (haiku+artpiece). Meredith Deerheart verses and Roberto Alborghetti Art; realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters (Lacer/actions Project). Soundtrack: Eastern Sun – Beautiful Being

http://youtu.be/_ulwYGM5gRs

 MAY 2012

COLORS AND TANGOS IN THE NIGHT”: MEREDITH DEERHEART VERSES + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORK

Verses by Meredith with Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions art piece (images of torn posters and urban signs). From “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haigas” Project. Soundtrack: “Montreal” by KJ Sawka.

http://youtu.be/qYUalcsFoCQ

APRIL 2012

GLORIOUS MORNING”: GENE EMERSON ORIGINAL PIANO SOLO + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS

“Glorious Morning”, original Piano solo by young talented composer and pianist Gene Emerson (from Canada), goes with nine “Lacer/actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti (images of torn posters and urban signs).

http://youtu.be/BOfE1vXBnU0

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APRIL 2012

ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI  

Pure Silk Scarves (Crêpe de Chine) were created in a Three Images Series 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. The silk scarves are available in a very special limited edition. 

http://youtu.be/LJlNd81-9p8

 JANUARY 2012

LIKE ECHOES”…: POEM BY SUSAN KAHN, MUSIC BY MIKE STRICKLAND AND ARTWORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

“Empty Moon” poem by Susan Kahn goes with a “Lacer/actions” artwork   (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50).  Inspiring words from the world meet an image of torn publicity posters and urban signs with a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. Welcome to a sensorial experience and to an emotional message-massage. Like echoes…like Lacer/actions.

http://youtu.be/LXcLuw1XkWE

 JANUARY 2012

STEPPIN’ ON “LACER/ACTIONS” : A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO SEE A CANVAS / A VIDEOCLIP  

A Roberto Alborghetti artwork as never has been seen before… The videoclip shows a “Lacer/actions” piece out-of-view. It’s an image caught under a different perspective. Roberto Alborghetti brings his eyes – and camera eye – inside one of his pictures of torn posters and urban signs. It’s a different way to watch “And a big fire storm poured on earth…” (Canvas, 93×62, 2010). Capturing soundtrack: it’s Kyrie (live version) composed by Lorenzo Perosi.

http://youtu.be/rokf3a_RTmw

 DECEMBER 2011

SEASON’S GREETINGS IN AN “HAIGA”  

Dark night / Snowflakes and frost / Before the New Day… This Season’s Greetings card fuses, in an “Haiga”, words (“Haiku”) and visual art. The image (lithograph, 50×70) is part of Lacer/actions” collection, concerning my research about torn posters and urban signs.

http://youtu.be/nWvkGQlWpFE

 DECEMBER 2011

“REVOLUTIONARY CHOPIN”: TALENTED PIANIST SOFIYA URYVAYEVA + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

Talented pianist SOFIYA URYVAYEVA plays “CHOPIN REVOLUTIONARY ETUDE” going with ten Lacer/actions artworks. An emotional experience of music, talent and Images of Torn (publi)City…

http://youtu.be/66IgcuERReY

DECEMBER 2011

MODA E TENDENZE” REVIEW WRITES ABOUT SILK SCARVES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI    

MODA e TENDENZE” (“Fashion and Trends”) review in December 2011 issue pays attention to Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer /actions” project, focusing on silk scarves made with images of torn posters torn and urban signs. “Fashion and Trends” writes: ” The torn, dirty and worn paper of ripped posters sticked on the walls of our cities became a fashion accessory…”

NOVEMBER 2011

POETIC VERSES BY JOSHUA SELLERS + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ‘S TORN POSTERS IMAGE   

Joshua Sellers words fused in four pieces (Haiga Series) created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” project.  The images series was another good result of Roberto Alborghetti collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA).

NOVEMBER 2011

L’ECO DI BERGAMO NEWSPAPER DEDICATES 2 FULL PAGES TO ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART  

We know: you aren’t dedicated two pages in a newspaper every day… Especially when they refer to art and culture. However, this happened to Roberto Alborghetti… L’Eco di Bergamo – the most popular local newspaper in Italy – wrote about “Lacer/actions” artworks dedicating two full pages. The article was  signed by Diego Colombo, who interviewed Roberto Alborghetti reporting  and describing his art.

NOVEMBER 2011

HAIGA+LACER/ACTIONS: HAIKU AND VISUAL ART IN A NEW PROJECT CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI AND JOSHUA SELLERS   

This is a new collaboration between Joshua Sellers (Arkansas, Usa) and Roberto Alborghetti (Italy) after the “Linger” videoclip. They presented an unpublished series of four images in which Joshua Sellers’s Haiga met Roberto Alborghetti art.

NOVEMBER 2011

LIFE UNLOCKED”: ART CLIP WITH SRINI PILLAY’S WORDS AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS  

A SRINI PILLAY thought – from his book “LIFE UNLOCKED” – and two ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’ Lacer/actions artworks. They are all mixed up in a clip, posted at YouTube…

Thirtytwo seconds for a relaxing break, inspired by Dr. Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, executive coach, “The Huffington Post” columnist and author (“Life Unlocked”; “Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of the Great Leaders”.

http://youtu.be/4n4JVnuIp2I

OCTOBER 2011

BULWARK DESIGN” FOR “LACER/ACTIONS” WORKS ON SHOW IN LONDON AT “PARALLAX AF  

The three “Lacer/actions” artworks on show in London at Parallax AF (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall) were presented to visitors in a dimension that is not visible through the pictures posted on the web. In fact, only a live view enables the eyes to detect a particular feature. That is, some type material “elements” – whose transparency is absolute – which have been deposited in some areas of the image on canvas. It’s the result of the positive collaboration and experimentation carried out between Roberto Alborghetti and Bulwark Design (Modena, Italy)

http://www.barlowfinedrawings.com/robertoalborghetti.html

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OCTOBER 2011

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS ON SHOW AT “PARALLAX AF” IN LONDON (OCTOBER 14-16, 2011)  

Roberto Alborghetti artworks were on show in London, at Parallax AF” (Wall 12, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall) from 14 to 16 October, 2011). The exhibition ‘s curator, he art historian dr. Chris Barlow, selected three works: Nine Eleven, New York 2001, Victims & Martyrs, The Blood Tracks #2”, Canvas, 47×70, 2011; “As fast running water…”,Canvas, 62×42, 2010;  “I don’t like to stand still”, Canvas, 62×42, 2010.

 http://www.barlowfinedrawings.com/robertoalborghetti.html

 http://youtu.be/r735Hb2NdnA

 SEPTEMBER 2011

“ART IS A FORM OF HEALING”: DR.SRINI PILLAY WORDS IN A NEW “LACER/ACTIONS” CLIP   

The evocative and deep thoughts expressed by Dr.Srini Pillay (Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, “Huffpo” columnist and award-winning author ) about Roberto Alborghetti art in his article at “The Huffington Post”, suggested to create a short videoclip. Thirty seconds of words, music and a work by Roberto Alborghetti : it’s  “In amniotic fluid” (canvas, 57×87,  2010).

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

 SEPTEMBER 2011

“9/11,REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY THROUGH ART”: DR. SRINI PILLAY WRITES ON “THE HUFFINGTON POST” ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORK  

Dr. Srini Pillay – Harvard psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, clinician and executive coach, author of “The Life Unlocked”, The Science behind the Law of Attraction”, “Your Brain and Business” – wrote an article on “The Huffington Post” about Roberto Alborghetti artworks (canvas and silk scarf) dedicated to 9/11; the canvas will be on show in London at Parallax AF, next October.    

Link to article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/911-art_b_953397.html

SEPTEMBER 2011

9/11 NEW YORK 2001: AN IMAGE TO REMEMBER  

In the 10th Anniversary of the WTC massacre in New York, Roberto Alborghetti dedicated one of his “lacer/actions” artworks to the Memory of the 3,000 fallen in the terrorist attack. He made a canvas and a silk scarf.

http://youtu.be/_e_xNdQw7u8

AUGUST 2011

LINGER”: JOSHUA SELLERS MUSIC MEETS ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS  

Four blue colored images merge into the meditative sound of the Usa composer and producer. A videoclip “for the contemplative eye and ear”. The meditative music created by Joshua Sellers – composer and producer – meets “Lacer/Actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti in a videoclip titled Linger”. Made by Earscapes, the video presents a Joshua Sellers soundtrack accompanied by four images comin’ from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti (pics of torn posters, urban signs and natural cracks).

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

JULY 2011

JAP JAP MUSIC MEETS LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Lacer/Actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti meet Jap Jap music in a videoclip titled “The Ever Expanding Light”. Made at Animoto, the video shows nine images from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti about ripped advertisings. The soundtrack is a preview of the new Jap Jap soon to be released album.

http://youtu.be/8g_Vuo1HEzY

  OCTOBER 2010

300 STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS  

The based in Siena “IL CITTADINO” magazine dedicated an article to the conference leaded by Roberto Alborghetti with 300 students from all over Italy. Alborghetti spoke about his LACER/ACTIONS project and introduced videoclips made with his pics of torn advertisings.

SEPTEMBER 2010

LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS FOR “STOP OIL SPILL” PETITION  

A videoclip based on Roberto Alborgetti ‘s artworks as a strong message about what happened in Gulf of Mexico. Eleven images – selected from Roberto Alborghetti pictures of torn publicity posters – met the sound of Pure Dream Ladder in a 33 seconds clip name “S.O.S : Stop Oil Spill”.

JULY 2010

30 THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITED ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION

Great success for the three days exhibition at Oriocenter, Milano Bergamo Airport, dedicated to the incredible research about ripped ads (“The Four Elements”). Press and media that told about Alborghetti ‘s “ingenious way to read images, mixin’ up styles, colors, explicit or subliminal messages”.  Thirty thousand people visited the show.

http://youtu.be/SOVimH9mdBU

 Four Elements Show - 2010

JULY 2010

LACER/ACTIONS SHOW AT ORIOCENTER, JULY 16 – 18, 2010

Thirty “laceR/Actions” of Roberto Alborghetti will be shown from 16 to 18 of July 2010 on a special event at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport). Visitors will have the way to admire and to meet the incredible research leaded by Roberto Alborghetti through out the incredible world of torn publicity posters, urban signs and natural cracks.

http://youtu.be/evnQwQpE8tc

 MAY 2010

LACER/ACTIONS WORKS GO WITH JONTEKNIK MUSIC  

Time” is the new videoclip created with Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions. Made at Animoto, the video shows pictures from the huge collection gathered by Roberto Alborghetti.  

The soundtrack is “Time” by Jonteknik (Jon Russell), Brighton (UK) based musician and composer (the track is part of his “Sounds from the electronic garden” album. 

http://youtu.be/0NMmQsuKoA8

APRIL 2010

LACER/ACTIONS: A TEST ABOUT SENSORIAL PERCEPTION

LaceR/Actions works by Roberto Alborghetti will be part of an experience about sensorial and emotional perception. D.A.Spachtholz Studio propose a kinesiologic test which will be done subjecting the muscles under a light pressure. The level of muscular tension will cause the effects and the final results. This test will be done watching and processing some artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his Lacer/actions” Project.

 MARCH 2010

“SKY”: A NEW VIDEO BY JAP JAP MUSIC AND LACER/ACTIONS

Sky” is a new videoclip created by Roberto Alborghetti. Made at Animoto, the video shows ten images from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti about ripped ads. The soundtrack (“Winds of change”) was produced and performed by Jap Jap, Amsterdam based musician and composer. Jap Jap (Jasper Boer): www.japjap.net

http://youtu.be/drHUD0-_vCM

MARCH 2010

LACER/ACTIONS: A PAGE ON A MONTHLY ITALIAN MAG  

LaceR/Actions” has got a full page on Okay! , an Italian monthly magazine that reaches students, teachers and educators. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are so appreciated in workshops and meetings for schools and young people interested in street and modern art. The page presents the logo of “LaceR/Actions” with nine pictures chosen from Roberto Alborghetti ‘s huge collection.

 MARCH 2010

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART MEETS SWEET P MUSIC  

Ten Roberto Alborghetti works are now part of a new 30 seconds videoclip. The soundtrack is produced and performed by soul and R’n B artist Sweet P The Entertainer, who was so impressed by the artworks of Roberto Alborghetti.

Sweet P is workin’ on his new album. He lives in L.A.

http://youtu.be/5hp52ET0-AM

laceR-Azioni cover 2

SEPTEMBER 2009

“LACER/ACTIONS” PORTFOLIO: PICS OF TORN (PUBLI)CITY

Roberto Alborghetti album-portfolio about his “Lacer/actions” Project is out.  The booklet has received a good response. In the introduction, Roberto Alborghetti tells about his project and how his idea has been developed. 

MAY 2009

“LACER/ACTIONS AS POP ART AVANT-GARDE”, SAYS ONE OF THE MOST ITALIAN FAMOUS REVIEWERS…

This is the link to a review about my LACER/ACTIONS artworks wrote by a famous Italian Art reviewer, Lino Lazzari, journalist, writer, one of the historic leaders of art communication in Italy, author of essays and studies, including the monumental books about Accademia Carrara (Italy).

READ THE REVIEW:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/they-are-laceractions/

 JANUARY 2009

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ON ARTSLANT INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

Roberto Alborghetti opens his own page at ArtSlant, the most important international network for contemporary art:

http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti