MY PHOTO OF THE STUNNING “SALA REGIA” (VATICAN, ROME)  FEATURED IN THE OFFICIAL BROCHURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE AWARDED BY POPE FRANCIS

 

CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE SALA REGIA by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

THE IMPRESSIVE “SALA REGIA” PHOTOGRAPHED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI IS FEATURED IN THE OFFICIAL BROCHURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE AWARDED BY POPE FRANCIS. THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON 6th MAY, IN THE SAME SALA REGIA, IN VATICAN PALACES (ROME).

 

Pope Francis has been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The Pope will receive the award on 6th May, in the impressive Sala Regia, in Vatican Palaces, in Rome. One of the photos I took to Sala Regia in 2014 is now featured in the Official Brochure that has been published for the event: the Sala Regia, as the Sala Ducale, aren’t generally open to visitors: they usually host consistories, conferences, papal hearings or special events. It’s a great honour for me : I had the opportunity to visit Sala Regia in the same day I met the Pope for the presentation of “Francesco” (“Francis”), the illustrated and historical biography I wrote about him.

Marcel Philipp, Lord Mayor of Aachen, stated: “We are delighted by the overwhelming response to this year’s recipient of the Charlemagne Prize. Considering the current political situation, it is no easy task to distinguish a personality who supports and promotes the grand European project with commitment, clarity and, at the same time, constructive criticism. The Charlemagne Prize Board of Directors is grateful to His Holiness Pope Francis for agreeing to accept the Charlemagne Prize and, in doing so, for setting an invaluable example for the common goal of all Europeans. We are honoured to present our award to a man who inspires hope, an ambassador of peace and togetherness in a strong Europe, a man whose words carry weight and are listened to attentively by the whole world”.

 The Prize is named for Charlemagne, the Franconian king revered by his contemporaries as the “Father of Europe. A press release by the Prize Committee said that Pope Francis has sent “a message of hope and encouragement” at a time in which “many citizens in Europe are seeking orientation. The Pope is a witness for a community based on values which include a sense of humanity, the protection of resources and dialogue between cultures and religions at a European level. The Committee explains that in “recent years Europe has experienced great weaknesses, crises and setbacks” that have seriously pushed back “all the achievements of the European process of integration.”

To all this Francis opposes a message of hope. Quoting from his discourse to the European Parliament in November 2014, the communiqué says the Pope’s message is a wake-up call for Europe: “The time has come for us to abandon the idea of a Europe which is fearful and self-absorbed… The time has come to work together in building a Europe which revolves not around the economy, but around the sacredness of the human person, around inalienable values.” The Pope – said Marcel Philipp, the Mayor of Aachen speaking to the press upon the announcement of the Award – is the “voice of conscience” that demands we put people at the center of our concerns, “he is an extraordinary moral authority.”

“PURPLE RAIN”: A VISUAL ART TRIBUTE TO THE PRINCE OF BLACK MUSIC. RIP!

DSCN4979 - Copia (800x615)

© Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, Rome, April 21, 2016

MY VISUAL TRIBUTE TO PRINCE. RIP! I TOOK THIS ABSTRACT PHOTO YESTERDAY, FROM A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER, WALKING ALONG VIA CAVOUR, IN ROME.

24 LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US… WATCH THE VIDEO-PORTFOLIO

*

Video-portfolio about 24 Lithographic Prints from Lacer/actions Project by Roberto Alborghetti. The images of the clip aren’t paintings or digitally made works, but macro-photos of the world around us… Fragments of decomposed matters, as torn publicity postes, natural cracks, scratches, corrosions and  decay of urban and industrial matters… Real Art on Street that now has become an interesting and innovative complement of interior design … They are available in exclusive and unique copies. For contacts: ro.alb@alice.it .

Lithographic Prints -Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, Framed artworks

Lithographic Prints -Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, Framed artworks

ABSTRACT BLUE SKIES… BUT THEY ARE JUST DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Some abstract skies… The 5 pictures are macro-photos I took from a decomposed publicity poster I saw on a billboard in Bari (South Italy). They are part of my “Lacer/actions” project-research (I’ve collected so far about 90.000 pics) about natural decomposition and corrosion of publicity postes, industrial and urban matters and of all what people normally consider the “disturbing elements of the environment”. This is not streetart, but art on the street. Natural, normal, absolutely random, without sprays…  

 

 

AN EXPERIENCE OF COLORS AND EMOTIONS FOR THE WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY #LIUB


*

This videoclip presents a series of pictures about “a journey through special painterly colors and materials” and the wonderful experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the Syndrome of Autism Spectrum. The initiative was made ​​possible thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Roma Golfo di Anzio, Nettuno, which has included the activities in “Anzio for Autism” project. It’s nice to remember it, when we celebrate the World Autism Awereness Day 2016 (April 2). 

Patrizia Sapri led with passion and enthusiasm the group of the magnificent seven little artists  who have re-composed and re-built artworks from “Lacer / actions” Project by Roberto Alborghetti. Kids re-viewed with their creativity images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches, urban and industrial matters, as presented in the videoclip. Now they are workin’ on the “Blue Moon” drawing created by artist and fashion designer Mitrani Yarden. 

Patrizia Sapri, teacher and curator, says about the workshop: “ My job has the aim to start from the healthy part of the person and developing residual capacity. We search for a meaningful relationship between color and emotions. Limits are transformed into expressive skills, communication, art… Roberto Alborghetti artworks have the emotional power to establish a right condition to create and to act. Yes, my special pupils  like so much Roberto’s colors, scratches and cracks. But don’t ask me why…”.

***

World Autism Awareness Day

The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate?

Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April! Find out which major global landmarks will light up blue in 2016

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions - Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions – Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri.

 

 

 

ABSTRACT ART ON STREETS: 9 MACRO-PICTURES FROM WALLS IN MILAN

*

In this videoclip: abstract macro-photos I took along Milan streets for my LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT… This is not StreetArt, but Art On Streets… They are natural, random and not manipulated images of decomposed and ripped outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and corrosions of urban and industrial matters.  We may see things that we don’t even imagine…

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

 

 

NATURAL CORROSION IS AN ELEKTRO FLUX… ABSTRACT MACRO-PHOTOS + ÜBER-MAUS SOUNDTRACK

*

Abstract photos (macro-pictures of natural corrosion of varnished cracks and  scratches ) from Bari streets, Italy. They go with a great elektro track by ÜBER-MAUS. Created by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI for his LACER/ACTIONS project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Soundtrack: “The Omega Man 2”, by Über-Maus – http://www.ubermaus.com

 

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions