THE LAST DAYS OF “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBITION AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE… PHOTOGALLERY: SHOW POSTERS SPREAD BY PROMOTERS IN PUBLIC AREAS

By Marco Rossi

Colors of An Apocalypse” – the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the ancient and picturesque Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (PiancastagnaioSiena, Italy) – is at its last  opening days. As we know, the show has been exceptionally extended until January 15, 2013 in consideration of the great interest and attention of people amd media. 

Obout 7.000 visitors have taken turns in the rooms of the charming manor, discovering the provocative artistic language of Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist and writer, who for years has been collecting realistic images about the “decomposition of publicity posters” as the subtitle of the exhibition tells.

Proposed and promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco, with the support of the Province of Siena , “Colors of An Apocalypse” has sparked an unexpected interest outside of the usual art circle and the current logics which manage the traditional promotion  of artistic expression.

“Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition displays forty artworks (canvases, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions Project”. Along the seven rooms, people have the way to know the meaning of an unusual research based on observation and reproduction of the decomposition of publicity posters and urban tokens on city walls.

Roberto Alborghetti enters with his eyes in the great Babel of ripped and lacerated colors and words in order to grasp the chromatic energy, revitalizing what we usually consider a rejection or a disturbing element (for the eyes and the urban landscape).

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The photogallery is dedicated to the Show posters displayed by promoters in public spaces and areas. 

“Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters”

Roberto Alborghetti Show

Aldobrandesca Fortress

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany – Italy  

Opening Time (till January 15, 2013):

10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

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THE SNAPSHOT-MANIA: THEY COULDN’T HELP TAKING PHOTOS OF “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBITION IN THE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS…

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“Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters”

Roberto Alborghetti Exhibition

Aldobrandesca Fortress

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany – Italy

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Promoted by:

Piancastagnaio Municipality

Osa Onlus

Sponsored by:

Provincia di Siena 

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Opening Time Until January 15, 2013:

10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

“SNOWFLAKES AND FROST…”: HAIKU AND VISUALS IN A CLIP (WITH THE FANTASTIC VOICES OF “TONIC SOL-FA”)

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This Season’s Greetings clip fuses (in an “Haiga“) words (“Haiku”) and visual art.

The image (lithograph, 70×50, framed) is part of Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Project. It’s a detail of a torn and decomposed publicity poster.

The realistic and not manipulated picture is currently shown at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio,Tuscany, Italy) where Roberto Alborghetti is having an exhibition until January 15, 2013. 

Soundtrack: a beautiful “a cappella” song (“Ark the Herald Angels Sing”)  by TONIC SOL-FA.

ROCCA ALDOBRANDESCA, TUSCANY / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION   

“RIDING THE SMOOTH WATERS” : COLLAGE #4 IN THE “SECRET CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION (ALDOBRANDESCA CASTLE, TUSCANY)

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“RIDING THE SMOOTH WATERS OF AN EARLY MORNING”

by Roberto Alborghetti

Title From A Story by Meredith Deerheart, Indiana, Usa

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.90X40, framed

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This collage on wood – created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters – is displayed at Room #7 at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.

The collage isnpired a story by Meredith Deerheart (blogger,artist and photographer, Indiana, USA):  http://healingminds.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/vignettes-the-dance-of-fishers/

You find Room #7 in the highest place of the historic castle. It’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition. Here are presented for the first time five particular artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project.     

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters and urban/street signs. He has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs, collages or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and ripped posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

WORK # 3 DISPLAYED IN THE “COLLAGES CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION IN THE TUSCANY CASTLE: “THERE WAS WAR IN THE SKY”

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“THERE WAS WAR IN THE SKY”

by Roberto Alborghetti

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.47X47, Framed

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This image  – a collage created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters (the title is from “Apocalypse” of John) – is displayed at Room #7 at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.

You find Room #7 in the highest place of the historic castle. It’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition. In this cell are presented for the first time five particular colleages created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project…   

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs. Roberto has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), re-build on collages, or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

THE “SECRET COLLAGES CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS: WORK # 2 (“HE LOVES HIS CHAOS FROM A DISTANCE”)

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS COLLAGES - "He Loves His Chaos From A Distance" (title from a Meredith Deerheart story), Collage on wood, 2012, 90x40

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS COLLAGES – “He Loves His Chaos From A Distance” (title from a Meredith Deerheart story), Collage on wood, 2012, 90×40

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“HE LOVES HIS CHAOS FROM A DISTANCE”

by Roberto Alborghetti

Title From A Story by Meredith Deerheart, Indiana, Usa

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM

TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.90X40, framed

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This image  – a collage created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters – is displayed at Room #7 at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.

You find Room #7 in the highest place of the historic castle. It’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition. Here are presented for the first time five and particular artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project. This collage (“He loves his chaos from a distance”) isnpired a story by Meredith Deerheart (blogger,artist and photographer, Indiana, USA).       

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters and urban/street signs. He has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs, collages or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and ripped posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

A FUNNY EXPERIENCE: PUPILS BECOME ARTISTS WORKIN’ ON “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBITION

Guest writer: Marco Rossi

Pupils as artists – and art critics – for a day. It happened at “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition which is goin’ on (until January 15, 2013) at the beautiful Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio ( Tuscany, Siena ). The third class students of Primary School “Mazzi”, guided by teachers Maria Rita and Maria Elena, participated in a creative experience investigating and exploring Roberto Alborghetti artworks displayed in seven rooms at the medieval castle. The same happened to more than a thousand students who have already visited the exhibition showing forty works (canvases, lithographs, collages and silk scarves) about “the decomposition of publicity posters” and “urban signs”. Armed with scratchpad, pencils and crayons, the students have first met Roberto Alborghetti for an introductory meeting and then they entered between the exhibition halls, accompanied by the author of “lacer / actions”, so they are called the works on display. Roberto Alborghetti  artistic language – all his realistic images are taken from torn and decomposed advertising posters we may see along the city streets – struck and fascinated students, who worked on colors and shapes.  

 

Each student has reinterpreted an image (see photo-gallery) writing personal emotions and impressions. The result was an extraordinary document how eyes and mind have perceived and seen every single images. It was also possible to compile a ranking about the images that most impressed the kids imagination. At the top there is the lithograph introduced by an haiku: “Dark night / Snowflakes and Frost / before the  New Day.” The pupils were very impressed by the contrast of the colors and the “red light blade” which seems – according to the impressions – “an eye of a dragon.” Another wrote: “I like it, but it scares me.” And again: “It’s a very beautiful picture! It recalls me the first time I was born …” Compelling and funny comments coming from spontaneous hearts.