IF VISUAL IS SENSUAL / MY ARTWORK PERFUMING AS… “CHANEL CRISTALLE”: A GREAT STORY BY AN AMERICAN SCENTS EXPERT

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Lanier Smith ( Michael Smith) is an American friend and fellow blogger, author, artist and film maker (give a look at his YouTube channel: you’ll be finding incredible re-makings of the most important movies). He lives in San Francisco (California, USA) and he masters an huge and professional knowledge and experience about scents and fragrances history, culture and marketing.

On his blog –  “Scents Memory” – he wrote a great story about one of my “Lacer/actions” artworks which will be on display in my upcoming “Colors of an Apocalypse” show scheduled on Lake Como on July 3-4-5, at the Romanesque Baptistery we admire in Lenno.

Nothing new, someone will say. But Lanier Smith really did something unprecedented. He translated the “feelings” and the inner sensations of my artwork (an abstract photo of cracks) in an unique and extraordinary olfactory description, associating the image to the prestigious Chanel Cristalle.

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FIRENZE / I MUSEI DEL BARGELLO RIPARTONO: PALAZZO DAVANZATI E CAPPELLE MEDICEE DAL 2 GIUGNO

FLORENCE: THE MUSEUMS OF THE BARGELLO REOPEN AFTER THE LOCKDOWN

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Ancora pochi giorni di attesa e i Musei del Bargello apriranno al pubblico: il 2 giugno, in occasione della Festa della Repubblica, riapriranno le porte del Museo di Palazzo Davanzati e del Museo delle Cappelle Medicee. Si inizia con due musei diversi ma profondamente radicati nella storia e nelle cultura di Firenze.

Il Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, aprirà le sue sale per permettere di visitare in sicurezza un luogo dove ancora si respira l’atmosfera di una casa signorile del Medioevo e del Rinascimento fiorentino. Cardine di questa apertura sarà sicuramente la mostra dedicata alla Bellezza e ai nobili ornamenti nella moda e nell’arredo del Seicento: l’esposizione temporanea, che si sarebbe dovuta chiudere nel mese di aprile, è stata eccezionalmente prorogata fino al 28 giugno proprio per consentirne la visione anche a quanti sono stati bloccati dall’emergenza sanitaria.

Aprirà, col le dovute attenzioni al contingentamento degli ingressi, anche…

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ART, BOOKS AND MUSIC: HERE THE LIVE FACEBOOK VIDEO STREAMING FROM UK AND ITALY

Guest Writer: MARYSIA ZIPSER
Please watch and listen to ACT’s latest LIVE Facebook video streaming (30 mins) of yesterday 26th from Beeston – Nottingham and from Bergamo, Italy. Special guests were Roberto Alborghetti, visual artist, author & journalist (and official biographer to Pope Francis) and Beeston Jazz Angel, Jeanie Barton, with her Lockdown Lift musical composition to Glen Miller’s ‘In the Mood’
Re Beeston & Nottingham/shire Community, Art Culture Tourism Heritage Digital, Home Teaching, from ACT Producer Caron-Jane Lyon, Inna Schutts & Dawn Lindson & what life is like for them.
From Roberto interview – The Ghost Bus – BBC Radio Nottingham broadcasts of ‘Letter from Beeston’ by Marysia Zipser – BBC Upload – Vorticism Lockdown online exhibition show worldwide web – his Vorticist Mask – Roberto’s educational & editorial program with Italy schools – Launch of Roberto’s fashion bags/purses/accessories (from his macro photos) by Florida based company JBC Collection.
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TODAY’S THE DAY FOLKS! LIVE STREAMING FROM NOTTINGHAM (UK) AT 4.30 PM GMT

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Guest Writer: MARYSIA ZIPSER, ACT Group

Well, today’s the day folks! Remember to listen in and watch us at ACT’s What’sOnDigital Facebook LIVE streaming and podcast at 4.30-5.00pm. It may go on longer, we’ll see!! With guests Roberto Alborghetti LIVE from Bergamo Italy and our Beeston Jazz Angel Jeanie O’Shea Jeanie Barton Music . You can also say Hi, ask questions & write your comments in the Chat Box. We’ll be having an international LIVE audience, as we did at last month’s show…but this time it will be BIGGER of course as Roberto and Jeanie will be guesting! Our regular ACT members Inna Schutts Dawn Lindson Marcus Gilmore will be contributing & speaking, with Caron Lyon of PCM creative projects producing. See you later!

Watch Facebook Live Streaming:

https://www.facebook.com/artculturetourism/

https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/act-guests-roberto-alborghetti-jeanie-barton-are-live-tuesday-26-may

 

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NEW HEADER: THE VORTEX AND THE MASK (PRIMARY COLORS)

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #4, THE VORTEX AND THE MASK (PRIMARY COLORS), COLLAGE ON THE MASK, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN / HERE IS THE PHOTOGALLERY OF THE 4 WORKS

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN # 1, GEOMETRIES OF A VORTEX, COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #3, THE VORTEX AND THE WINGS OF HOPE, COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #4, THE VORTEX AND THE MASK (PRIMARY COLORS), COLLAGE ON THE MASK, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The days of the pandemic that the world is experiencing are like a vortex that has dragged us into the abyss of the unknown, darkness and pain. We are all in the vortex. This is the image that many people – even myself – have experienced mentally, but also physically. The emergence of a terrible and unknown virus has left scorched earth around us. Many lives are gone in the silence, in the solitude, in the distance of the affections, even of a hug. We all feel the need to recover strength, energy, images of life. And to return to everyday life, surely changed.

From these thoughts this project “Vorticism: Lockdown” was born. I plunged into the vortex of the colors of the decomposed and corrupt advertising posters, to draw something new, something that opened the wings of hope. A torn and worn-out advertising poster, expired in his message, is the image of these times overwhelmed by the fury of the virus. I’m in love with vorticism: I still remember a great exhibition in London, 10 years ago, at the Tate Gallery. So, I let myself be carried away by the vortex of shapes and colors. I de-structured waste paper strips and re-structured them into 4  works. In this photogallery I present you all the 4 collages.

“Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art. A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched by Blast  magazine which contained  two manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present, we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

The “Vorticism: Lockdown” series aims to pay homage to the intuitions and sense of an avant-garde movement which, precisely in the lockdown phase for the emergence of the coronavirus, indicates a desire of re-birth, of re-launch and, why not ?, of re-volt of culture, lifestyles, behaviors and values, respecting the person, the human dimension and the natural balance of the planet.

“THE GHOST BUS”: BBC RADIO TELLS THE SAGA IN “LETTER FROM BEESTON”

Letter from Beeston by Marysia Zipser, broadcasted on BBC Radio Nottingham, on May 20, 2020. Marysia presents “The Ghost Bus: Roberto Alborghetti in the Land of Robin Hood”. A wonderful story, a fantastic visual adventure.

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THE GHOST BUS: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI FROM ITALY TO THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD

BY MARYSIA ZIPSER

(Text brodcasted on BBC Radio on May 20, 2020)

In October 2014, Roberto Alborghetti came to Beeston for the first time. We had ‘met’ on LinkedIn earlier that year – the world’s business networking platform. I loved his posts and, in particular, his visual art project called Lacer/Actions.

He transforms and turns pictures of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches, and deteriorations, into “art subjects”. His whole concept is “making art” from industrial de-construction-ism, caught by camera, macro scale. He captures the randomness, letting the picture tell the story, and documents the reality. He doesn’t change what he sees. Nothing is manipulated.

I asked Roberto that I would like to feature him and his work at my second Art-Culture-Tourism networking evening in March called “Cultures Crossing”, by showing his artworks on screen. He was delighted, and my event at The Lace Mill certainly was Vay-Nee Vee-Dee Vee-Chee “Veni, Vidi, Vici”. It brought European press coverage all thanks to Roberto’s journalist efforts.

A few months later, Roberto contacted me to say he was visiting London friends and could he come to Beeston to see me for several hours before he went back to Italy. I said yes, of course.

Prior to his proposed visit, I had researched further into his background, and found out that besides being an Italian ‘Pulitzer’ award-winning journalist and best selling author, he was also the official biographer to Pope Francis. And, he had just published his second volume on him, called “My Life is an Arrow”. So, I thought, I wonder if Nottingham’s official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, who happens to live in Beeston, would be free for a photo shoot with Roberto. Tim gladly accepted.

So the day came when I met Roberto from Beeston railway station and brought him to Chilwell High Road. He and Tim got on famously and I photographed them together at Chilwell Creative Corner and then walked them up to Barton’s head office.

Simon Barton greeted us and steered us into the old garage walking through his office, as though left in a time warp. I have always loved the Barton’s historic building and the events Simon and his sons have staged there. I knew Roberto would be hooked.

I was not mistaken. In fact, he disappeared totally among the old Barton buses, vintage cars, vans and bicycles arrayed over the large expanse of the docking sheds. It is a transport enthusiast’s Valhalla. While Simon, Tim and I chatted, Roberto was taking his macro photos of the old vehicles cocooning him. He was transported back in time. The Robin Hood marque on the side chasses of the red buses proved excellent photo backdrops for them together.

Then, he chanced upon the Ghost Bus, a 1956 URR Reliance, which had been rescued from a Suffolk field…after 20 years of slumber. When it was time to go, I called out to Roberto. He excitedly walked back to us with a smile. We said our grateful goodbyes and entered into the street’s bright daylight.

Roberto followed and called out, “Marisha, I know what I am going to dooo!” “I’m going to make a film about The Ghost Bus!”. And so in March 2015, Roberto returned to Bartons to premiere his short film at The Ghost Bus Show. The journey and Ghost Bus Saga had begun. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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“BENTORNATI NEL RINASCIMENTO!”: DOMANI A FIRENZE RIAPRE IL GIARDINO DI BOBOLI

“WELCOME BACK TO THE RENAISSANCE!”:BOBOLI GARDENS REOPEN TOMORROW IN FLORENCE

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Dopo oltre dieci settimane di chiusura a causa dell’emergenza epidemiologica, il Giardino di Boboli riapre le sue porte domani giovedì 21 maggio alle ore 9. Il giardino è un vero e proprio museo all’aperto  unico al mondo, con uno straordinario patrimonio botanico, e un impianto paesaggistico e architettonico che ospita, tra i suoi viali, aiuole e boschetti, una collezione di oltre 300 sculture dell’età classica, del Rinascimento e del Barocco. Con il favore della bella stagione si riparte dunque da Boboli, che sarà accessibile sia attraverso l’ingresso di Palazzo Pitti, sia attraverso la porta di Annalena  tutti i giorni della settimana, ovvero dal lunedì alla domenica (ad eccezione del primo e l’ultimo lunedì del mese) dalle ore 8,45 alle 18,15 (ultimo ingresso alle ore 17,15).

All’interno del Giardino valgono tutte le norme nazionali e regionali per contrastare la diffusione del coronavirus. In particolare si rammenta che è vietato…

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ACT “WHAT’S ON DIGITAL”: LIVE STREAMING FROM UK ON 26th MAY, 2020

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Marysia Zipser, founder of ACT – Art Culture Tourism – is glad to bring you up to date with ACT What’sOnDigital Podcasts and Facebook LIVE streaming. The next ACT podcast is on Tuesday 26th May, from Beeston-Nottingham, UK.  ACT Facebook LIVE streaming will take place 16.30-17.00 hrs GMT. We look forward to welcoming you.   You can participate by conversing with us via your written comments or questions in the Chat Box. 
Guests – Roberto Alborghetti LIVE from Italy and singer-songwriter Jeanie Barton will be joining us. Marysia will interview Roberto Alborghetti about his projects, like The Ghost Bus, The Vorticism:Lockdown works and his publishing activity with Italian schools during Covid-19.