“MEMORY LAYERS” COLLAGE FOR “LAMIAGENDA 2018/2019”: THE VIDEO

 

Where does the cover and the graphic of the upcoming new edition of “LamiAgenda” come from? This video tells you about it … Everything is connected to the “collage” that Roberto Alborghetti has created for his project “Lacer / actions”. As for the cover of the last edition, the new “LamiAgenda” also presents an unprecedented work entirely made up of small pieces of waste paper of torn and decomposed advertising posters. Yes, an artwork all made with recycled matters.  Also because the annual theme of “LamiAgenda” is dedicated to the environment and sustainability: “Standing up for the Earth!”

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FLORENCE: NEW HALL AT THE UFFIZI WITH PIECES THAT ARE “BOMBS IN THE HISTORY OF ART”

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The Uffizi’s Director, Eike Schmidt

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There’s a new  “room” at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, one with a striking visual design to focus the eye on Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni. Also given pride of place is Raphael’s Madonna del Cardellino and other pieces by Raphael and Fra Bartolomeo. Eleven pieces in total have been called ‘bombs in the history of art’ by the Uffizi’s Director, Eike Schmidt.

The works of Michelangelo and Raphael are exhibited together in the same hall, in the large hall number 41 of the west corridor, which until October 2016 hosted the paintings by Sandro Botticelli, re-upholstered in new spaces. So, a new exhibition was born to make the diversity of artistic voices and exchanges between Raphael and Michelangelo, who  were contemporaneously in Florence from 1504 to 1508.

Together with the adjacent Sala di Leonardo, which will open in a few weeks, the new room that unites the masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo celebrates the truly unique period in the history of mankind, when in the city, in a few years, the most great artists of the world created the iconic works that today are part of the universal idea of the Renaissance in Italy.

“GLOBAL WARMING, GLOBAL WARNING”: A NEW COLLAGE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (June 5, 2018)

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Remembering the World Environment Day (June 5, 2018). “Global warming, global warning”: this is a photo of my new collage made up of hundreds of small pieces of waste paper of disfigured and torn publicity posters. It measures 110 x 57 cms and is built on a wooden board. This is a special preview of the work, which I made slowly during the last year, in the little free time left to me by the writing of books, presentations and lectures around Italy.

 

https://whatsyourimpact.org/global-warming

 

Giornata Mondiale della Terra, 5 Giugno 2018. “Riscaldamento globale, avviso globale” : questa è l’anteprima fotografica del  mio nuovo collage fatto tutto di piccoli pezzi di carta straccia di manifesti pubblicitari deturpati e lacerati. Misura centimetri 110 x 57 ed è costruito su una tavola di legno. L’immagine è una speciale anteprima del lavoro, che ho realizzato lentamente nel corso di quest’ultimo anno, nel poco tempo libero lasciatomi dal lavoro di scrittura di libri e da presentazioni in giro per l’Italia. Per ricordare la Giornata Mondiale per la Terra 2018.

 

 

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR (FRANCE): AN INTERVIEW ABOUT MY NEW BOOK

NOUVEL OBS maggio 2018 2My book “A la table du pape François”  (Dining with Pope Francis) also released in France for Bayard editions, is at the center of an interview published by the prestigious LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR, the most important weekly magazine in France (about 550,000 copies sold). The interview – whose title is “For Pope Francis a meal succeeds when it is shared” – is edited by the journalist Alice Tixier.

This is the link to the Nouvel Observateur page:
https://o.nouvelobs.com/food/20180509.OBS6427/pour-le-pape-francois-un-repas-est-reussi-lorsqu-il-est-partage.html#

Alice Tixier’s interview, as seen on the Nouvel Observateur site, is among the most widely read articles ever.

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TALKIN’ ABOUT MY NEW BOOK: INTERVIEW AT TV 2000

Roberto Alborghetti, giornalista e scrittore, è stato ospite di Lucia Ascione, a TV2000,  nel programma “Bel tempo si spera”, dove ha parlato diffusamente del suo nuovo libro “A tavola con Papa Francesco / Il cibo nella vita di Jorge Mario Bergoglio” (pubblicato da Mondadori, in Italia). L’importanza di vivere la tavola come condivisione.

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Roberto Alborghetti, journalist and writer, has participated as a special guest at TV2000, in the program “Bel tempo si spera” led by Lucia Ascione. He was interviewed  about his new book, “Dining with Pope Francis / The food in the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio”. The importance of living food and cooking as an experience of meeting and sharing between people.

“Enjoy your meal!” These are the words with which Pope Francis greets the worshippers in his speeches. Few knows the deeper meaning: before becoming Pope, he graduated in Food Chemistry and inherited the passion for food from his mother, grandmother and relatives who owned a restaurant in Piedmont, Italy. In this new book you’ll discover the milestones of the Pope’s life and the dishes related to this main events: you can replicate them at home following the original recipes in the book. A volume that gives a new perspective on the beloved, charismatic figure of Pope Francis.

Lucia Ascione interviews Roberto Alborghetti , TV 2000.

THOSE WONDERFUL MACHINES BY LEONARDO DA VINCI: GREAT SHOW IN MONTEPULCIANO (TUSCANY)

Held in the beautiful Montepulciano (Tuscany) at the Fortezza, the exhibition Anatomies: Machines, Man, Nature places emphasis on the Renaissance genius’ concept that machines, the human body and nature are all governed by the same universal laws. Expect masterful drawings that mark the birth of modern scientific illustration and models of Da Vinci’s futuristic machines.

The exhibition features some of Leonardo’s ambitious projects, which illustrate very well his inclination to put himself to the test by taking on highly complex subjects. Man’s dream since ancient times, flight takes shape in his studies and in the machines he devised. Leonardo also tackled the idea of providing motion to inanimate objects: the self-propelled cart and the mechanical lion bear powerful witness to the results with a highly innovative potential that he was able to achieve. Lastly, the project for the giant bronze equestrian monument in memory of Francesco Sforza represents additional proof of the exceptional intelligence and determination with which Leonardo dealt with the most daring technological and artistic challenges.

One of the most innovative aspects of Leonardo’s contribution is his analysis of the “organs” of machines, that he considered not as an indivisible whole, but as an assemblage of distinct parts. He applied the same method to the study of the human body, whose organs he regarded as highly sophisticated mechanical devices. For Leonardo, even the Earth is a vast organism whose motions are governed by the universal mechanical laws of Nature. The exhibition features working models of the machines conceived by Da Vinci and a gallery of mechanical, anatomical and geological studies from his notebooks.

Exhibition Dates

21.04.2018 – 07.10.2018 Montepulciano (SI), Fortezza

Tickets cost 5 euro; open daily 10.30am-7.30pm. For more information, visit http://www.leonardoanatomie.it.

MACRO & ABSTRACT PHOTOS: 24 LITHOPRINTS (VIDEO-PORTFOLIO)

Lacer/actions Project by Roberto Alborghetti reached 100.000 photos collected around the world! In this video-portfolio: 24 pictures reproduced on Lithographic Prints (Framed works, 72×52 cms). The images of the clip aren’t paintings or digitally made works, but simply macro and abstract photos of the world around us, as torn publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and corrosions. Fragments of decomposed matters… For informations and exclusive acquisitions: sandinipaolo@gmail.com

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

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