THE NEW “PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART” OPENS IN ITALY (MARCHE REGION) SHOWING 158 WORKS, INCLUDING A PIECE BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Saturday April 27, 2013 (10:30 am) at Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace) in Mercatello sul Metauroa picturesque and fascinating medieval town in Marche region (Pesaro Urbino, Italy) – will open the new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art as a  completion of the St. Francis Museum of Ancient Art which will shortly be reopened to the public after the restorations. 

The collection shows 158 works including 32 sculptures and 126 paintings by established national and international artists. The initiative was made possible thanks to enthusiasm, passion and tenacity of artist and sculptor Pasquale Martini who has involved in the ambitious and prestigious project, the mayor of Mercatello sul  MetauroGiovanni Pistola, with the Municipal Administration, the local tourism association (Pro Loco) and the whole community. The works hosted in the Collection  have been generously donated by the selected artists. The official catalogue has been entirely realized with the contribution of Banca dell’Adriatico, a strong advocate of cultural promotion in the Marche region.

Bonita Cleri and Silvia Cupini – Art Historians at Urbino University – curated the critical texts about the artworks. The new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art – Prof. Cuppini writes in the presentation of the catalogue – is  an important initiative that aims to extend Mercatello’s role as a place of art and contemporary feeling.

The permanent collection displays also a work created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” research about torn and decomposed publicity posters on outdoor billboards and about urban tokens. 

Roberto Alborghetti was proud to donate his work accepting the invitation from the Organization. Curator Pasquale Martini viewed some of Roberto Alborghetti’s works focusing his attention on an image that, according to Martini, depicts and interprets the sense of Alborghetti’s research about the “decomposed and contaminated signs of our times”.

The piece is titled “There is some chaos, with a focal point” (canvas, 63 x 43). The image was “captured” in Milan during a cloudy day on December 2010. Roberto Alborghetti is very glad to be part of this collection gathering national and international artists who are developing new forms and expressions in modern art.

  • The pics show: the beautiful “Palazzo Gasparini” (XVII Century), where the Permanent Collection has been installated ; the medieval historic center of Mercatello sul Metauro and “There is some chaos…” artwork by Roberto Alborghetti.    

  • ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI AT PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MERCATELLO SM, MARCHE, ITALY
Advertisements

OPEN CALL FOR “LANDSCAPE EXPANDED”: ONE MONTH RESIDENCY PROGRAMME FOR ARTISTS IN KUWAIT

 

Landscapes Expanded will support artists to explore contemporary issues intrinsically related to site, space, and place in their field of work. The residency will begin with a three-day workshop that will support artists to develop concepts for their research in the weeks that follow. Throughout the programme participants will benefit from group and individual reviews of their work and guidance from the residency facilitator and visiting contributors.

The residency programme will be led by artist and curator Alia Farid Abdal, who explores personal perspectives of public space and constructed landscapes in her own art work and academic research. The programme will also benefit from insightful contributions from visiting artists and art critics such as British Artist David Rayson, whose work is featured in Out of Britain. Rayson is currently the Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London.

Participants’ work produced during the residency programme will be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMArt) at the end of October 2012. Chosen works may also be exhibited at a British Council Visual Arts exhibition that will showcase artists from the Gulf at the Brunei Gallery in London in 2015.

Eligibility: This residency is open to practicing artists and creative practitioners (from all disciplines) who are keen to develop the concepts of landscape art in their practice. Applicants must reside in Kuwait, must commit to participate in a three-day workshop (18 th – 20th September 2012) and closing presentation, which will take place on 18 th October 2012. The workshops will be hosted in English, however translators will be available should they be required.

Procedure. Deadline: 5th September 2012 (10am). Please e-mail the following (in English or Arabic) to nadia.elsebai@britishcouncil.org :  Artist C.V.; Up to 10 images of your work with an appendix stating the title, medium, and year the work was executed.; A statement of intent (up to 500 words) explaining why you are applying to the programme and what you hope to obtain from it. Please briefly state what themes you are interested to explore during the residency programme.

Large images will have to be submitted via www.wetransfer.com or any

other host site in which your images can be downloaded directly. Alternatively, you may wish to submit a link to your work online. For videos, please provide links of uploaded material either on youtube or vimeo. Suggested topics for research: Urban Tribes, The politics of dress, – Geopolitics, Landscapes created by advertising, Monuments in the construction of Landscapes and History, The demolished landscape, erasing history, and recuperating memory, Imagined landscapes, futuristic and fictitious.