ART GOES TO THE PUBLIC BEACH: THE INCREDIBLE “TENTS AT THE SEA” IN CESENATICO (ITALY)

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© Photos by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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Before the introduction of sun umbrellas, big rectangular tents were hung on wooden poles stuck in the sand, in order to give shelter to tourists on the beach. Thanks to the intuition of Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, in Cesenatico (Riviera Adriatica, Italy) these sunshelters have become big canvases for painting on, giving life to a real open air art exhibition in an unusual and at the same time enchanting scenery.

Each year, the open-air exhibition of sunshades is dedicated to the works of a different artist: the first was Dario Fo (1998), followed by Tono Zancanaro (2000), Emanuele Luzzati (2001), Bruno Munari (2003), Federico Fellini (2006). Last year the exhibition was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy, with works created by poet, author and screenwriter Tonino Guerra – who passed away some months ago – and produced by the craft’s workshop “Bottega Pascucci” in Gambettola.

CESENATICO 2012, ITALY / TENTS AT THE SEA – PHOTOS BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

This year the tents at the sea are dedicated to another grandmaster who recently passed away, artist Ilario Fioravanti from Cesena. The printing house Pascucci has interpreted the late master’s coloured sketches having a circus theme. The twenty beautiful tents are waving under the sun on the public beach (in Andrea Costa square) next to Cesenatico ‘s skyscraper. The exhibition will be open till September 9, 2012.    

The sunshades in the past were the typical furniture on the whole beach of Cesenatico. Visitors and tourists have now the way to relax themselves under the pleasant shadow admiring fascinating pieces of art. 

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SOS StopOilSpill / MY VIDEO AND ART PIECES SUPPORTING FUERTEVENTURA (CANARY ISLANDS) CAMPAIGN AGAINST OIL EXPLORATION IN THE SEA

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART – IMAGES OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED POSTERS – FROM “SOS StopOilSpill” VIDEOCLIP

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CLIP SOS StopOilSpill / ANIMOTO

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My “Lacer/Actions” images against oil spill disasters: “And the sea waters rose and screamed all their fury”. This clip was created with my art pieces  – realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters – and it supports Fuerteventura campaign against the central government’s decision (Spain) to allow oil exploration in Canary Islands (Biosphere Reserve). 

I been in the beautiful and wild Fuerteventura last june. And I approached its problem. Local people and associations are raising protests. Greenpeace told that the planned oil spill – located in deep waters, at 3000 meters – would required 500 boats to act immediately in order to contain it. Fuerteventura doesn’t have the structure to be able to defend itself immediately against such a disaster…   

Natalia Evora, Environment and Trasports Councillor in Fuerteventura, said to “Fuerteventura Magazine Hoy” : “First of all we must remember that in 21st Century we must speak of energies that do not pollute and we therefore think oil has become an obsolete industry… We must take into account the great damage and risks that this would create in our marine element, for biodiversity and for tourism…The Islands that are Biosphere Reserves, such as Fuerteventura, are creating another energy model and not one that is already being eliminated in many countries because of the problems it has created… An oil spill would immediately close the desalination plants that provide the water we consume”.

FUERTEVENTURA (BIOSPHERE RESERVE) SAYS “NO” TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT’S DECISION (SPAIN) TO ALLOW OIL EXPLORATION IN THE SEA

© Photos by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Fuerteventura is one of the islands wich make the Canary archipelago, a set of islands whose climate, geological, marine and botanical peculiarities have set apart as an area of exceptional natural interest. In order to protect it, a law has been passed, the Law of  Natural Areas in the Canaries, limiting human activity in certain zones. These zones are divided into Nature and Rural Parks, Nature Reserves, Nature Monuments, Protected Landscapes, and Areas of Scientific Interest. In Fuerteventura these areas are the Corralejo, Lobos and Jandia Nature Parks, che Betancuria Rural Park, the Malpais de is Arena, Montaña de Tindaya, Caldera de Gairía, Cuchillos de Vigán, Montaña  Cardón and Ajuy Nature Monuments; the Maipais Grande and Valebrón Protected Landscapes, and the Playa del Matorral which is an Ares of Scientific Interest.

Fuerteventura is now facing central government’s decision (Spain) to allow oil exploration in the Canary Islands. The debate is open. And local people and associations are raising protests.

Natalia Evora, Environment and Trasports Councillor in Fuerteventura, said to “Fuerteventura Magazine Hoy” : “First of all we must remember that in 21st Century we must speak of energies that do not pollute and we therefore think oil has become an obsolete industry… We must take into account the great damage and risks that this would create in our marine element, for biodiversity and for tourism…The Islands that are Biosphere Reserves, such as Fuerteventura, are creating another energy model and not one that is already being eliminated in many countries because of the problems it has created… An oil spill would immediately close the desalination plants that provide the water we consume”.

Greenpeace told that the planned oil spill – located in deep waters, at 3000 meters – would required 500 boats to act immediately in order to contain it. Fuerteventura doesn’t have the structure to be able to defend itself immediately against such a disaster…   

“VAMOS A LA PLAYA!”: WELCOME TO THE ENCHANTING BEACH SHOW / MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA # 3

 © Photos by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Vamos a la playa!” Yes, let’s go to the beach!… The  greatest tourist attractions of Fuerteventura are undoubtedly its unparalleled beaches. Mile after mile of white, golden and black sands, making up a total of some 157 beaches, all bathed in crystalline turquoise-coloured waters.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The beaches of Jandia, to the south east of the Jandia massif, are the longest in the Canary islands: their golden sands and placid waters stretch from Costa Calma, “Sotavento”, to Morro Jable, a nice town where we may find good hotels.  

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Also in Jandia, on the “Barlovento” coast, there is the beach of Cofete: more than 14 kms of wild beaches set in one of the most impressive geological landscapes of the whole island. In the northern area there are the beautiful beaches of El Cotillo and the enchanting dunes of Corralejo coast with its white sands.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The protected natural area called the Playa del Matorral, Site of Scientific Interest (S.I.C., Sitio de Interés Científico) covers an area of 115.6 hectares. It is the only wetland in the Canary Islands included in the list of wetlands of international importance (RAMSAR Convention). It is a coastal region ecosystem, flooded periodically by the sea, coinciding with the high tides in the spring and autumn equinoxes. The aim of the S.I.C. is the protection of the habitat, the associated species and the landscape in general.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Halophilic species, able to withstand the flooding of the tides, and predominant amongst the flora. In the fauna, the salt marsh stands out because of its potential value as a passage area for sea birds or limicoline birds. The turtles, sightings of cetaceans and the underwater beauty of the environment are also noteworthy.

Another enchanting show from…la isla bonita.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

THAT CHARMING “PORT CHANNEL” DESIGNED BY LEONARDO DA VINCI

CESENATICO (Adriatic Riviera, Italy) is a nice and historical resort city on the Riviera Adriatica. Here, the old fish market, still active, is within walking distance from the modern wholesale market. Here, the old sailing ships stand side by side with modern fishing boats. You may find them on the beautiful and ancient harbor designed by the genius of the great Leonardo Da Vinci.

The so called Porto Canale ( Port Channel) is the main axis of the old town. On the docks still takes place social life and it’s one of the visitors favorite sites. The Port, however, is also the main historical monument of the city, which follows the lines drawn by Leonardo da Vinci (1502). Along the harbor, you may visit the Maritime Museum and the Moretti House.

On the Channel, there is a floating section of the Museum. Here incredible under sails old boats are on permanent show. Every boat exhibits different designs. It’s a spectacular scenary, to be seen also during the night time. In Piazza Pisacane you admire the monument dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi (who stayed in Cesenatico, with his wife Anita). In the large square Ciceruacchio there ‘re still on the ground the traces of an ancient tower that once guarded the port from the pirates attacks. Nearer the sea, close to the lighthouse, the massive doors now are defending the town from seastorms: it’s a modern technology project reproduced on the example of Leonardo ‘s intuitions.


The picturesque Piazzetta delle Conserve, located in the heart of the city, owes its name to the buildings excavated in the ground – preserves – where was placed the fish mashed up with snow and ice. That it was an intelligent solution to preserve fish for a long time, before the invention of refrigerators.

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CESENATICO: COLORI E SORPRESE SUL PORTO CANALE DISEGNATO DA LEONARDO

A Cesenatico le testimonianze storiche e della tradizione marinaresca vivono intrecciate con la realtà di una moderna località turistica. Le antiche imbarcazioni a vela sono ormeggiate fianco a fianco con i moderni motopescherecci, che ritmano ancora con le loro uscite i tempi del Porto Canale disegnato da Leonardo, e la vecchia Pescheria, ancora attiva, è a pochi passi dal moderno Mercato all’ingrosso del pesce.
Il Porto Canale Leonardesco è l’asse principale del centro storico di Cesenatico, sulle cui banchine si svolge ancora la vita sociale e la passeggiata di cittadini e turisti. Il Porto tuttavia è anche il principale monumento storico della città, che ricalca le linee disegnate da Leonardo da Vinci, chiamato nel 1502 a suggerire interventi migliorativi all’approdo preesistente.

Lungo il porto, oltre a Museo della Marineria, Antiquarium, Casa Moretti, si trova la piazza Pisacane con il monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi e la sua solenne iscrizione, la vecchia Pescheria, e poi l’ampia piazza Ciceruacchio, dove è tracciato ancora il perimetro dell’antica Torre Pretoria che un tempo difendeva il porto dalle fuste dei pirati barbareschi. Più vicino al mare, nei pressi del faro, le imponenti porte vinciane difendono oggi il centro abitato dalle mareggiate: una realizzazione di moderna tecnologia condotta sull’esempio dei progetti leonardeschi.


La suggestiva Piazzetta delle Conserve, situata nel cuore del centro storico, deve il suo nome alle costruzioni scavate nel terreno – le conserve – dove il pesce, disposto a strati alternati a neve e ghiaccio pressato raccolto durante l’inverno, poteva conservarsi per lungo tempo ben prima dell’invenzione dei frigoriferi. Quattro di questi antichi manufatti, che sorgevano numerosi nel quartiere detto “il Monte” per la sua pozione rialzata, sono stati restaurati e sono ora ben visibili insieme alla parte superiore di un’altra conserva ancora interrata.

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“THESE RE-CREATIONS ARE REAL POP ART AVANT-GARDE”

This is the review about my artworks “LACER/ACTIONS” recently wrote by a famous Italian critic, 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”.

BY LINO LAZZARI

One of the fundamental principles of physics says: “In nature nothing is created, nothing is destroyed”. “Nothing is created” because each reality that is invented by men, comes from a pre-existing reality and “nothing is destroyed” because a reality defined as “destroyed” or ” consumed” it is actually “re-created” or converted, buying a whole new identity.

And that is what Roberto Alborghetti can do with posters that appear on walls or on the expositive spaces in the streets of our cities, “destroyed” by the time, or torn by unknown. The interest for those posters that, while being exhibited in public, clearly appeared, no longer exists. There remain only shreds of paper, colourful images of which you can’t “read” anything of the advertisement that was announced before, meaningless “things” to be thrown in the incinerator.

Roberto Alborghetti, however with a surprising insight, thought to give those images a new identity, to transform them into other images, in a word, to re-create them. But for which purpose?

Easy for him, but unimaginable for us.

The purpose of this “re-creative” act was that to snap what remained of those “pieces” and, perhaps, drawing meaningful “artistic subjects.” Impractical project? Not at all. Looking carefully at these completely insignificant remainders, it’s possible to notice that these remainders are really “artistic subjects” with precise, new messages, completely different from the original and from those which had the poster when it had been posted up. Saying that Roberto Alborghetti has managed to do all this, is simple observation.

Those “tears” of posters, “re-created” by Roberto Alborghetti, have become true artist’s paintings: at first glance they can be attributed to contemporary avant-garde painters, with authentic and precise messages on which our attention should linger. The observers may see in these paintings blue skies and seas, beautiful sunrises and sunsets: the scenery would call “bucolic” and so on. All this with a clear and understandable “language”.

As described here, can all this be defined as artistic expression? I would say so. In fact “Pop Art” has done the same, so it isn’t difficult to associate the pictures of Roberto Alborghetti to the real ‘”Pop Art”. There is both the “creativity” of the artist and his sensitivity to the beauty of chromatic variations, his emotions for those images which really lead to the marvellous vision of new reality “ri-created” by a lively fantasy and a genuine poetic feeling that can’t leave nobody indifferent. Visual art is all that, thanks to the imprinted images on canvas or on sculptures, can arouse feelings in a context of values that can be deeply appreciated.

For what concerns the technical side, it requires a just settlement of the spaces (we refer in particular to painting), a chromatic, harmonious “game” or a balanced structural composition, an image that is not static but, on the contrary, in continuous movement. The “paintings” by Roberto Alborghetti have all these features, so the great appreciation from the artistic critique goes to this artist.

We are confident that Roberto Alborghetti will continue this artistic “journey” because he doesn’t lack the artistic ability. And the successes obtained with the presentation of his works in several shows will continue to occur. His paintings deserve attention: from those “torn pieces” of billboards, now “re-created”, comes an authentic message of poetry, of serenity, of admiration for everything that objectivity can present as beautiful and artistic. The material used to create a work of art and to convey positive messages of humanity isn’t as important as the ability to use “tears” of coloured paper to exalt the features of a reality that becomes a striking, persuasive image for what concerns the dictates of visual art.

Roberto Alborghetti has given evidence.

Lino Lazzari

“S.O.S / StopOilSpill”: MY ARTWORKS AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL RIG ACTIVITIES

 The clip wants to support the european “campaign” of Surfrider Foundation Europe  for the adoption of a moratorium on all new European offshore oil rig activities.

 My “Lacer/Actions” against oil spill disasters. A videoclip based on my artworks wants to be a message about what has happened in Gulf of Mexico and in other places of the world. Nine images – selected from my pictures of torn ad billboards – meet the sound of Pure Dream Ladder.

Title of clip: S.O.S – StopOilSpill. Time: 32 seconds. Ripped and torn papers of ad billboards want to tell when “…the Sea Waters rose and screamed all their fury” against who are destroying our planet… An SOS to stop oil spills in our seas.

The clip wants to encourage the european “campaign” to demand the adoption of a moratorium on all new European offshore oil rig activities.This activity is promoted by Surfrider Foundation Europe. “A number of measures – says Surfrider – are urgently required for existing oil-drilling rigs, namely comprehensive regulations that would eliminate waste and chemical disposal from offshore oil-drilling rigs, impose stringent safety measures capable of preventing oil spill risks and limiting of greenhouse gas emissions by these installations. For these reasons, we state unequivocally that renewable sources of energy must be systematically prioritized over fossil fuels. Our sole demand: Stop Oil Spill!”

 LINKS TO CLIP:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB3getWeoCE

 http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/sos-stopoilspill-2011-5379468

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Find the petition on: http://www.stopoilspill.surfrider.eu/