LAST DAYS IN RIMINI (ITALY) FOR THE FIRST DRAWING BIENNIAL: 20 EXHIBITIONS AND 1.000 WORKS ON DISPLAY

Great success in Rimini for the first edition of the Biennial of Drawing which will run until next June 8. One thousand drawings are on display for one of the most interesting art exhibitions in Italy: from Parmigianino to Kentridge, from Guercino to Fontana, from Tintoretto to Baccarini, from Hugo Pratt to Federico Fellini and from the posters by Dudovich to the contemporary artists such as Toccafondo and Nicoletta Ceccoli. More than 20 exhibitions have been set up in interesting places transforming the city into the capital of drawing.

The event also gave visitors the opportunity to discover the oldest and most precious venues in Rimini’s historic centre, the heart of creativity and research. The City Museum, Castel Sigismondo, Palazzo del Podestà, the Gambalunga Library, FAR gallery of contemporary art, the Museo degli Sguardi (on Rimini hillside), Rimini Film archive and the Music Institute Lettimi are only a few of the places involved in this initiative.

In addition, two side exhibitions are housed within the walls of the ancient villages of Longiano and Santarcangelo, inland from Rimini: “Almost a century of design in the collections of Tito Balestra Foundation” is the title of the exhibition on display in the Malatesta Castle in Longiano and in the former Church of the Madonna of Loreto. The cartoonist Marco Smacchia is at the center of the exhibition in Santarcangelo in the Malatesta Fortresses.

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INFOS

Date: from Apr 12, 2014 to Jun 08, 2014

Event timetable: according to the locations

Entrance: entry fee; €5 for the exhibitions in Sismondo Castle

Free entry: to all the other exhibitions

Tel. 0541 704414/704416

E-mail:

musei@comune.rimini.it

www.biennaledisegnorimini.it

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LACER/ACTIONS ON ALUMINIUM: THE VIDEOCLIP / CELEBRATING 20.000 DOWNLOADS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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“Lacer/actions on Aluminium” videoclip celebrates 20.000 downloads of my videos at YouTube Channel. The clip shows eleven aluminium installations for my “Lacer/actions” Project and created for Fai Bergamo, Italy  (private collection).

After being re-produced on canvases, lithographic prints and textiles (silk and cotton), my images about decomposed publicity posters, cracks and “road signs” have found a new way to be shown and represented. Now they are on aluminium plates… Maybe due to a surprising chemical reaction, aluminium metal gives brilliancy, depth and strenght to colors and shapes, releasing chromatic effects and emphasizing textures.

All the eleven installations are now part of private collection of Fai Bergamo, in Italy, who participated to this “experimentation” curated and produced by “Passepartout” (Bergamo, Italy). So, enjoy this special gallery about “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” “as an unmistakable complement of interior design and decoration…”

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For infos: ro.alb@alice.it

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PABLO PICASSO “CAPTURED” BY EROS: RARE PROOFS FROM THE MARINA PICASSO COLLECTION AT LESLIE SACKS FINE ART (L.A.)

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“When art historian Jean Leymarie was preparing a talk for a symposium on art and sexuality, he asked his friend Pablo Picasso where he drew the line between these two concepts. The painter replied, ‘They are the same thing, because art can only be erotic.’ It is impossible to understand Picasso’s art if, from prudishness, we brush aside the physiological realities of his rich sexual experiences. They are the launching pad of his creative energy. For Picasso, painting and making love derived from the same act. His enjoyment as a man promoted the power of the work by stimulating him. To dismiss sex is to exclude oneself from the land of the living. Sex and death are two relinquishments, but whereas one is a last farewell to life, the other is life itself and is perpetuated through its descendants.”

From adolescence through old age, Picasso’s two great passions were women and art, and these came together in his erotic works. The most famous of these is his monumentally important painting of 1907, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (collection MoMA) which is viewed by most art historians as the prototypical modern painting. But of all of Picasso’s multitudinous erotic adventures in various media, the etchings are by far his most important body of work. Each is highly charged with the unbridled life force that infused all of his best works, erotic and otherwise. The range of emotion and sensation is tremendous, communicated not merely through narrative imagery but more fundamentally in lines, textures and shapes that embrace the lust, grace, pathos and humor of uncensored human sexuality.

These works are registered with the Picasso Archives in Paris and bear the oval stamp and inventory number of the Marina Picasso Collection on verso, she being a granddaughter and successor in direct ownership under the aegis of the Picasso estate. Each of these prints bears the Picasso atelier signature and pencil annotation, “epreuve avant acierage” (translation: proof before steel facing). They were stored unframed since their creation until acquired by Leslie Sacks Fine Art, and are therefore in pristine condition. These prints are early proofs, pulled before steel facing of the plates, and are therefore richer in contrast than the regular edition, and only three or five examples of each proof were printed. They were originally part of Picasso’s personal collection. Master printers Aldo and Piero Crommelynck pulled these proofs. Examples are in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale and Musée Picasso, Paris, the Museo Picasso, Barcelona, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago and other notable print collections around the world.

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* Excerpts from Picasso: Art Can Only Be Erotic, by Diana Widmaier Picasso, Prestel Publishing, 2005.

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* Leslie Sacks Fine Art, 11640 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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* Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue B6, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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info@lesliesacks.com

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EXPLORING EINDHOVEN, THE HEARTLAND OF DUTCH DESIGN AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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Welcome to Eindhoven, the heart of the southern Netherlands. Once an industrial centre for the country, Eindhoven has reinvented itself as the hip and stylish design capital and became a centre of innovation. There’s much to discover in Eindhoven, so let the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands surprise you!

The city is fairly compact, so a walking or bike tour would be the best way to take in the sights. The best place to start any sort of tour of Eindhoven is the Markt, which lies south of the main train station. This is the heart of the city, and the pedestrian-only streets surrounding it from the city centre.

If you had south through shopping street Rechtestraat, you will end up at the Catharinaplein with the impressive St. Catherine’s Church. That hallowed site marks the start of Stratumseid see Nightlife. Continuing south, you will cross the Dommel River, which offers plenty of riverside paths as well as green areas.

Eindhoven is the heartland of Dutch design. The internationally renowned Design Academy draws students from all over the country and the world, and the annual October “Dutch Design Week” is synonymous with the city. Places like Onomatopee and Yksi have regular exhibitions and projects on design while Design Daily’s and many other shops have Dutch Design available for sale. But there’s much more to Eindhoven than just design.

Contemporary art lovers will love a visit to the Van Abbemuseum, which hosts temporary collections of Dutch and foreign artists. Other art spots include the Temporary Art Centre and MU. The Philips museum shows how this Eindhoven company evolved from a small lamp manufacturer into a large multinational and the recently opened PSV Museum shows the present and the past of the 100 year old soccer club. DAF Museum is an interesting stop for both adults and kids, featuring 120 historic cars on display. This truck company is one of the few automotive brands originating from the Netherlands. With this Guide you get a €2 discount on the entry fee. Finally, if the kids are into exploring even more, plan a trip De Ontdekfabriek. In this former factory, kids can come up with their own technological inventions.

GREEN CODES FROM NOWHERE # 2 / ABSTRACT IMAGES FROM A RUBBISH CONTAINER

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, 2014

PHOTOGALLERY #2

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These pictures aren’t paintings, oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works, but natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us.They come from a rubbish container I saw a few days ago along Como Lake shores… R.A.

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some works from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

The most recent Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.

A surprise public exhibition, for one night only (“Lacer/actions Show”) took place on July 14, 2013, for a special event with Historical Place in a beautiful and ancient square (Palace of Countess, Ambivere, Bergamo, Milan area, Italy). His recent projects: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts 1563-1631) and “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids ).

GREEN CODES FROM NOWHERE # 1 / ABSTRACT IMAGES FROM A RUBBISH CONTAINER…

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, 2014

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These pictures aren’t paintings, oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works, but only natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us.They come from a rubbish container I saw a few days ago along Como Lake shores… R.A.

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some works from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

The most recent Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.

A surprise public exhibition, for one night only (“Lacer/actions Show”) took place on July 14, 2013, for a special event with Historical Place in a beautiful and ancient square (Palace of Countess, Ambivere, Bergamo, Milan area, Italy). His recent projects: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts 1563-1631) and “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids ).

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