TRAILER OF THE UPCOMING “GRANTOUR IN ITALY” WITH FASHION DESIGNER MITRANI YARDEN

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This is the teaser trailer of the upcoming GrandTour through Italy with fashion designer and artist Mitrani Yarden… An amazing video-series by Roberto Alborghetti. Yarden and Roberto filmed in Florence (Piazza della Signoria, Basilica Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza Santo Spirito), Milan (Duomo, Teatro alla Scala), Como, Lake Como,Bellagio, Bergamo.

Two episodes were filmed also in the historic Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella (a wonderful place in the very heart of Florence) and at Palazzo Pitti (Accademia del Costume). Mitrani Yarden will bring you Visions and Views about art, fashion and beauty…  Soundtracks by musician and composer Eylon Malhi. From October 2015 on YouTube, Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Linkedin,Google+, Pinterest. Produced by HotCouture and Lacer/actions for HOPES Project. 

GRANDTOUR FLYER - Vers. 1

 

“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE”: THE OFFICIAL FLYER OF MY NEXT SOLO SHOW ON LAKE COMO (ITALY)

COLORI DI UN'APOCALISSE - COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

COLORI DI UN’APOCALISSE – COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

The Official Flyer of my next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse″ – taking place in an amazing Romanesque temple, on Lake Como, Italy. My show is exceptionally scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5, 2015, in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center –  50 meters from the lake shore – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy: St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a really beautiful setting for my upcoming show. The image-symbol of the show is a limited-edition silk scarf created for my “Lacer/actions” project with the collaboration of Italian textile designer Bruno Boggia. As you see in the flyer, the silk scarf looks like a dove…It’s a sign of hope, because I think Apocalypse Book in itself is a story of hope…    

“AND THE SKY BROKE DOWN IN TEARS”: ABSTRACT IMAGES ABOUT CRACKS AND SCRATCHES ON A DISFIGURED TRAFFIC SIGN

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, 2014

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You certainly know that these pictures aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us.They come from a disfigured traffic sign I saw some weeks  ago in the beautiful Menaggio on Lake Como. R.A.

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some works from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

191 - Copia (2)A Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013. His recent projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

 

BLACK AND WHITE STONE STRIPES ON A RARE MEDIEVAL MONUMENT ON LAKE COMO SHORES (GRAVEDONA, ITALY)

 

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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Gravedona is a nice town on Lake Como (Italy). A really stunning medieval monument rises along the banks, a few meters from lake waters. It’s a rare church, Santa Maria del Tiglio, Saint Mary of the Lime-tree (in fact, behind the monument, close to the lake shore, you may see some of these beautiful trees).

Its architectural design was created by the famous “Maestri Comacini” (Comacini Masters). It is an example of the romanesque period in Como dated around the second half of XII Century. It is built over a former baptistry (V Century) dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Unique in its kind, it was built with black and white stones on which raised symbols can be read. Pilasters, vaulted arches, arrow slits, embrasures, profiles and string courses on the windows, columns, arcades, apses and oculi express “Maestri Comacini” inspiration and creativity. Inside the church – where you breath an enchanting atmosphere – some of the grey stones bring frescos (made between XIV and XV Century) as “St. John the Baptist”, “The Wise Men”, “The Holy Trinity”, “The Adoption of the Wise Men”, and an episode from the “Life of St. Julian”. Also of great iconographic interest is the fresco “The Day of Judgement”, with Giottesque traces to be seen. Beside the church, you have to visit the beautiful crypt, with an extraordinary serie of columns, dated from XII century and built on a pre-existing Palaeo-Christian basilica.

STREET ART OR JUST PART OF THE STREET? SCENES FROM A (DISFIGURED?) WALL…

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Art of the street or only part of the street? Is street art illegal? Is street art vandalism? Yes, these are the usual questions when we see some writings on public (or private) spaces… Here, in the pics, some details from the dock situated in Lenno, on Lake Como shore (Italy). Free art or vandal act? Pop art or just a disfigured wall? Everybody have their answers. But some colors and shapes are really interesting… (Isn’t it?)

THE MAGICAL WOOD SCULPTURES CREATED BY PIERO MARCHESINI… SCENES AND CHARACTERS FROM MITHOLOGY, NATURE AND FAIRY TALES

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Photos: Roberto Alborghetti    

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In recent weeks I had the pleasure of visiting an exhibition at the medieval Baptistery in Lenno on Lake Como. Piero Marchesini – a distinguished gentleman and artist – exhibited his beautiful art pieces. Marchesini carves wood, carrying out really lovely works. He lives in Lipomo, Como City, and sculpture is his passion. He has already showed his creations around the world raising lot of attention. Marchesini loves to work on subjects recalling mythology, nature, characters from fairy tales and legends and biblical scenes.

He carves wood – walnut, lime, ash, hornbeam, boxwood, maple, olive, cherry-wood and so on – with great mastery and skill and he is able to create works of singular fascination and charm. More than words, count the pictures, just from the exhibition of Lenno. His next show is planned in Menaggio, on Lake Como, from 30 July to 5 August, 2013 at the Art Gallery (Garibaldi square) overlooking the lake. It’s another opportunity to see its stunning creations.

“WAVES OF COLORS” FROM DECOMPOSED PAPER ON OUTDOOR ADVERTISINGS

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, Realistic and not Manipulated Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters and Urban Signs

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These pictures come from a decomposed publicity poster I saw on outdoor advertisings in Lecco, a beautiful town on Lake Como (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of colors and shapes. The huge torn and decomposed poster displayed pre-existing images which were crushed and de-structured in thousands of particles which presented fascinating colored streams and waves dancing on a white background.

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WATCH THE “LIVE VIEW” CLIP  

http://youtu.be/ZVHZ7j_V3Jw

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ABOUT MY “LACER/ACTIONS ART PROJECT”

“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have collected so far more than 40.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built in collages or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”.  In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy). My artworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys). In October 2010 I participated to “Parallax AF” in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade). One of my artwork will be display in the new Collection of Contemporary Art opening next April 27 in Marche region (Italy). My recent “Color of an Apocalypse” Show took place in the enchanting XIII Century Rocca Aldobrandesca, an incredibile fortress in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from September 2012 to January 2013.

R.A.