SKIES AND SEAS OF PAPER / MACRO PHOTOS OF DISFIGURED ADVERTISING POSTERS # 1

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

There are some amazing and original landscapes on the walls of our cities… They are skies and seas of paper we can see in macro photographs of disfigured advertising posters. In this photogallery I have gathered some of the macro images I took walking along the streets of diffrent cities. They’re macro and abstract photos of a decomposed publicity poster I saw on outdoor billboards.  The pictures are part of LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…).

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions. They’re not paintings…They’re Lacer/actions!

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Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; sandinipaolo@gmail.com

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NEW VIDEO: PHOTOGRAPHIC VIVISECTION OF A GUTTER CORRODED BY TIME

New video! It’s about abstract photos of the project “Lacer / actions” by Roberto Alborghetti. Tellin’ the colors of reality: textures and shapes from  macro shots of a gutter corroded by the time in S. Giovanni Valdarno (Florence, Italy).Works available on various media.

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Foto astratte del progetto “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti per raccontare i colori della realtà. Trame di forme da una macro ripresa di una grondaia corrosa a S.Giovanni Valdarno (Firenze, Italy). Opere disponibili su vari supporti.

ON “ACS” MAGAZINE 26 PAGES ABOUT THE NEW WONDERFUL ROOMS AT THE UFFIZI GALLERY IN FLORENCE

 

ACS magazine, founded in Chicago (USA) 3 years ago by Renèe LaVerné Rose, in the new September/October issue dedicates 26 pages to the Uffizi Galleries (Florence, Italy) with photos and texts on the new structure given to the rooms that collect the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance.

The story, that I wrote esclusively for ACS magazine, is accompanied by a series of beautiful images documenting the great innovations made at the Uffizi during the last year. The article (Title: “The beauty of art is also in the way we show it”) celebrates not only the great Italian art, but also the attention that the Uffizi Galleries, with its director Eike Schmidt, have given to the reorganization of the spaces dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raffaello and Michelangelo Buonarroti.

With this special issue, the ACS magazine celebrates its third anniversary and the great creativity of its founder, Renèe LaVerné Rose, who from Chicago promotes art all over the world. Below is the link to the online magazine: by clicking on it you will be immediately brought to page 62, where the special story begins on the Uffizi.

Link to ACS magazine:

http://joom.ag/0CcY/p62

PHOTOGRAPHIC VIVISECTION OF A GUTTER CORRODED BY TIME. PICS #3 #4

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

Photographic vivisection of a gutter corroded by time. Pics #3 and #4. Abstract photos series from the “Lacer/actions” project by Roberto Alborghetti. Tellin’ the colors of reality… Textures and shapes from a macro shot of a gutter corroded by the time in S. Giovanni Valdarno (Florence, Italy). A videoclip will follow very soon. Works available on various media. For info: ro.alb@alice.it .
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Serie di foto astratte del progetto “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti per raccontare i colori della realtà. Trame di forme da una macro ripresa di una grondaia corrosa a S.Giovanni Valdarno (Firenze, Italy). Seguirà un videoclip. Opere disponibili su vari supporti.

PHOTOGRAPHIC VIVISECTION OF A GUTTER CORRODED BY TIME. PIC #2

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Photographic vivisection of a gutter corroded by time. Pic #2. Abstract photos series from the “Lacer/actions” project by Roberto Alborghetti. Tellin’ the colors of reality… Textures and shapes from a macro shot of a gutter corroded by the time in S. Giovanni Valdarno (Florence, Italy). A videoclip will follow very soon. Works available on various media. For info: ro.alb@alice.it .
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Serie di foto astratte del progetto “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti per raccontare i colori della realtà. Trame di forme da una macro ripresa di una grondaia corrosa a S.Giovanni Valdarno (Firenze, Italy). Seguirà un videoclip. Opere disponibili su vari supporti.

PHOTOGRAPHIC VIVISECTION OF A GUTTER CORRODED BY TIME. PIC #1

© Roberto Alborghetti (7)

© Roberto Alborghetti

Abstract photos series from the  “Lacer / actions” project by Roberto Alborghetti. Tellin’ the colors of reality… Textures and shapes from a macro shot of a gutter corroded by the time in S. Giovanni Valdarno (Florence, Italy). A videoclip will follow. Works available on various media. For info: ro.alb@alice.it .

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Serie di foto astratte del progetto “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti per raccontare i colori della realtà. Trame di forme da una macro ripresa di una grondaia corrosa a S.Giovanni Valdarno (Firenze, Italy). Opere disponibili su vari supporti.

UFFIZI GALLERY: A GREAT EXHIBITION ON ARTISTIC EXCHANGES BETWEEN FLORENCE AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD

This sumptuous exhibition of Islamic art (Florence, until September 23, 2018) is curated by Giovanni Curatola and organised by the Uffizi in partnership with the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, the exhibition’s other venue. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the knowledge, exchange, dialogue and mutual influence that existed between the arts of East and West. It is the result of an international scholarly advisory board which has been working with dedication for two years to select the exhibits and to prepare the catalogue with essays rich in scientific and historical research, designed to illustrate the extremely important role that Florence played in interfaith and intercultural exchange between the 15th and the early 20th centuries, not to mention Florence’s age-old interest in the Islamic world, which is apparent as early as in the diaries of Florentine merchants like Simone Sigoli, Leonardo Frescobaldi and Giorgio Gucci who travelled to the Holy Land in 1384 and also visited Cairo and Damascus, remarking in amazement on the sheer quantity and outstanding beauty of the items they saw.

The leading role in this joint venture by the Uffizi and the Bargello is played by Islamic art with its superb carpets, its damascened acquamaniles and vases (using a particular a metalworking technique to achieve polychrome decoration), its enamelled glass, its rock crystal, its ivory and its lustreware.

Florence is home to an extremely important collection of Islamic art comprising almost 3,300 pieces, all of them items of exceptional importance, donated by Lyon-born merchant Louis Carrand in 1889 to the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, already at that time one of Europe’s leading museums. Its Islamic Room was finally arranged in 1982 by engineering a dialogue between the best of Islamic art and the work of Donatello and other masters of Renaissance statuary.

The exhibition is to be held in two venues. The section in the Bargello explores a crucial moment in the history of research, collecting and museography at the turn of the 19th century, whereas the Uffizi explore the interaction between East and West in art and the appeal of Islamic art as revealed, for example, by the Arabic script used in the haloes of the figures of the Virgin and St. Joseph in Gentile da Fabriano’s Adoration of the Magi, by Cristofano dell’Altissimo’s series of portraits commissioned by Paolo Giovio, by superb examples of the Islamic metalwork that was already so popular in Lorenzo the Magnificent’s day and by ceramics from the East or from Moorish Spain decorated with the coats-of-arms of Florentine aristocratic families. Or indeed by the textiles and large carpets from Mamluk Egypt woven at the turn of the 15th century that were rapidly snapped up by the Medici Grand Dukes, by the glass and metalware that had such a profound influence on coeval Italian production, and last but by no means least, by the splendid manuscripts, illuminated and otherwise – including the pages of the oldest manuscript of Persian King Firdūsī’s Shahnameh or Book of Kings, dated 1217, from the collection of the Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze – and the Eastern writings, rare both in date and in provenance, from the collection of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.

All in all, a varied, mesmerising and spectacular journey exploring centuries of cultural exchange and cross-contamination, enriched with loans from leading museums both in Italy and abroad.

Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century has been organised by the Uffizi and the Bargello with important international loans and loans from other Florentine institutions (Museo Stibbert, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Museo Bardini and the Medici Villa of Cerreto Guidi which houses part of the Bardini bequest) which are, in their turn, staging multi-faceted displays of Islamic art on their own premises. These institutions are described in a brochure also published in digital format, which can be downloaded from the attachment below.

Also, for the duration of the exhibition, the two Florentine museums will be offering visitors the chance to purchase a combined ticket for € 29.00, (concessions €14.50) valid for three days, admitting the holder to the Uffizi, the Bargello, the Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century exhibition and the Museo Archeologico di Firenze.

The “Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century” exhibition will be running simultaneously and in collaboration with an exhibition entitled “The Montefeltro and the Islamic East” in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche.