FIVE YEARS AGO MY SOLO EXHIBITION: “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” ON LAKE COMO (JULY 3-4-5, 2015)

 

A video remembering some scenes from my solo exhibition “Colors of an Apocalipse / The decomposed publicity posters”. It took place in LENNO, Lake Como, exactly 5 years ago, from 3 to 5 July, 2015, in the amazing setting of St. John Baptistery (XI Century).  The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure  gave strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which displayed 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project (macro photos of torn advertising poster on outdoor billboards, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial corrosions). Each artwork was introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings. These some pictures from that beautiful event welcome by lot of visitors. Video: Soundtrack: God of The Drow – Audiomachine

Lenno Lake Como 2015

Photo by Roberto Alborghetti - Lenno, Lake Como, 2015 (8)

Colors of an Apocalypse Show was exceptionally displayed at the Romanesque Baptistery of Lenno, Lake Como, Italy.  

TODAY’S THE DAY FOLKS! LIVE STREAMING FROM NOTTINGHAM (UK) AT 4.30 PM GMT

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Guest Writer: MARYSIA ZIPSER, ACT Group

Well, today’s the day folks! Remember to listen in and watch us at ACT’s What’sOnDigital Facebook LIVE streaming and podcast at 4.30-5.00pm. It may go on longer, we’ll see!! With guests Roberto Alborghetti LIVE from Bergamo Italy and our Beeston Jazz Angel Jeanie O’Shea Jeanie Barton Music . You can also say Hi, ask questions & write your comments in the Chat Box. We’ll be having an international LIVE audience, as we did at last month’s show…but this time it will be BIGGER of course as Roberto and Jeanie will be guesting! Our regular ACT members Inna Schutts Dawn Lindson Marcus Gilmore will be contributing & speaking, with Caron Lyon of PCM creative projects producing. See you later!

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN / WORK #4: THE VORTEX AND THE MASK (PRIMARY COLORS)

The days of the pandemic that the world is experiencing are like a vortex that has dragged us into the abyss of the unknown, darkness and pain. We are all in the vortex. This is the image that many people – even myself – have experienced mentally, but also physically. The emergence of a terrible and unknown virus has left scorched earth around us. Many lives are gone in the silence, in the solitude, in the distance of the affections, even of a hug. We all feel the need to recover strength, energy, images of life. And to return to everyday life, surely changed.

From these thoughts this project “Vorticism: Lockdown” was born. I plunged into the vortex of the colors of the decomposed and corrupt advertising posters, to draw something new, something that opened the wings of hope. A torn and worn-out advertising poster, expired in his message, is the image of these times overwhelmed by the fury of the virus. I’m in love with vorticism: I still remember a great exhibition in London, 10 years ago, at the Tate Gallery. So, I let myself be carried away by the vortex of shapes and colors. I de-structured waste paper strips and re-structured them into 3 small works. I call them collages. I presented them to you, with images and video clips. Today, here is the fourth and final work of the project. I think it doesn’t need comments. The protective mask is and will increasingly be a symbol of these months and of this phase that we are all experiencing. So I imagined a vortex of primary colors, the fundamental colors, as an antidote to the grayness of fear (all the pieces of paper are always waste paper of torn publicity posters).

“Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art. A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched by Blast  magazine which contained  two manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present, we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

The “Vorticism: Lockdown” exhibition aims to pay homage to the intuitions and sense of an avant-garde movement which, precisely in the lockdown phase for the emergence of the coronavirus, indicates a desire of re-birth, of re-launch and, why not ?, of re-volt of culture, lifestyles, behaviors and values, respecting the person, the human dimension and the natural balance of the planet.

THE VORTEX AND THE MASK (PRIMARY COLORS)

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #4 – COLLAGE ON THE MASK, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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I giorni della pandemia che il mondo sta vivendo sono come un vortice che ci ha trascinati dentro l’abisso dell’incognito, dell’oscurità e del dolore. Nel vortice ci siamo tutti, nessuno escluso. E’ questa l’immagine che tanta gente – anche io stesso – ha vissuto mentalmente, ma anche fisicamente. L’emergenza di un virus terribile e sconosciuto, ha lasciato attorno a noi terra bruciata. Tante vite se ne sono andate nel silenzio, nella solitudine, nella distanza degli affetti, perfino di un abbraccio. Sentiamo tutti la necessità di recuperare forze, energie, immagini di vita. E di tornare alla quotidianità, sicuramente cambiati.

Da questi pensieri è nato questo progetto “Vorticism:Lockdown”. Mi sono tuffato nel vortice dei colori dei manifesti pubblicitari decomposti e corrotti, per trarre qualcosa di nuovo, qualcosa che aprisse le ali della speranza. Un manifesto pubblicitario strappato e logoro, scaduto nel suo messaggio, è l’immagine di questi tempi travolti dalla furia del virus. Io, innamorato del vorticismo, mi sono lasciato trasportare dal vortice di forme e colori. Ho de-strutturato strisce di carta straccia e le ho ri-strutturate in 3 piccole opere. Li chiamo collage. Ve li ho presentati, con immagini e videoclip. Oggi, il quarto lavoro rappresentata il simbolo di queste giornate di pandemia: la maschera protettiva, che ho immaginato nel design di un vortice di colori primari.

La mostra online “Vorticismo: Lockdown” vuole essere un omaggio alle intuizioni e al senso di un movimento d’avanguardia che, proprio nella fase del “blocco totale” per l’emergenza del coronavirus, indica desiderio di ri-nascita, di ri-lancio e, perchè no?, di ri-volta culturale, comportamentale e valoriale, con il recupero della dimensione umana e nel rispetto degli equilibri naturali del Pianeta.

THE VORTEX AND THE WINGS OF HOPE

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN / WORK #3: THE VORTEX AND THE WINGS OF HOPE

The days of the pandemic that the world is experiencing are like a vortex that has dragged us into the abyss of the unknown, darkness and pain. We are all in the vortex. This is the image that many people – even myself – have experienced mentally, but also physically. The emergence of a terrible and unknown virus has left scorched earth around us. Many lives are gone in the silence, in the solitude, in the distance of the affections, even of a hug. We all feel the need to recover strength, energy, images of life. And to return to everyday life, surely changed.

From these thoughts this project “Vorticism: Lockdown” was born. I plunged into the vortex of the colors of the decomposed and corrupt advertising posters, to draw something new, something that opened the wings of hope. A torn and worn-out advertising poster, expired in his message, is the image of these times overwhelmed by the fury of the virus. I’m in love with vorticism: I still remember a great exhibition in London, 10 years ago, at the Tate Gallery. So, I let myself be carried away by the vortex of shapes and colors. I de-structured waste paper strips and re-structured them into 3 small works. I call them collages. I present them to you, with photos and videoclips. Then, the fourth artwork, it will be a surprise.

“Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art. A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched by Blast  magazine which contained  two manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present, we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

The “Vorticism: Lockdown” exhibition aims to pay homage to the intuitions and sense of an avant-garde movement which, precisely in the lockdown phase for the emergence of the coronavirus, indicates a desire of re-birth, of re-launch and, why not ?, of re-volt of culture, lifestyles, behaviors and values, respecting the person, the human dimension and the natural balance of the planet.

THE VORTEX AND THE WINGS OF HOPE

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #3 – COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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I giorni della pandemia che il mondo sta vivendo sono come un vortice che ci ha trascinati dentro l’abisso dell’incognito, dell’oscurità e del dolore. Nel vortice ci siamo tutti, nessuno escluso. E’ questa l’immagine che tanta gente – anche io stesso – ha vissuto mentalmente, ma anche fisicamente. L’emergenza di un virus terribile e sconosciuto, ha lasciato attorno a noi terra bruciata. Tante vite se ne sono andate nel silenzio, nella solitudine, nella distanza degli affetti, perfino di un abbraccio. Sentiamo tutti la necessità di recuperare forze, energie, immagini di vita. E di tornare alla quotidianità, sicuramente cambiati.

Da questi pensieri è nato questo progetto “Vorticism:Lockdown”. Mi sono tuffato nel vortice dei colori dei manifesti pubblicitari decomposti e corrotti, per trarre qualcosa di nuovo, qualcosa che aprisse le ali della speranza. Un manifesto pubblicitario strappato e logoro, scaduto nel suo messaggio, è l’immagine di questi tempi travolti dalla furia del virus. Io, innamorato del vorticismo, mi sono lasciato trasportare dal vortice di forme e colori. Ho de-strutturato strisce di carta straccia e le ho ri-strutturate in 3 piccole opere. Li chiamo collage. Ve li presento, con immagini e videoclip. Poi, il quarto lavoro, sarà una sorpresa.

La mostra online “Vorticismo: Lockdown” vuole essere un omaggio alle intuizioni e al senso di un movimento d’avanguardia che, proprio nella fase del “blocco totale” per l’emergenza del coronavirus, indica desiderio di ri-nascita, di ri-lancio e, perchè no?, di ri-volta culturale, comportamentale e valoriale, con il recupero della dimensione umana e nel rispetto degli equilibri naturali del Pianeta.

THE VORTEX AND THE WINGS OF HOPE

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN / WORK #2: THE VORTEX AND THE FURY

The days of the pandemic that the world is experiencing are like a vortex that has dragged us into the abyss of the unknown, darkness and pain. We are all in the vortex. This is the image that many people – even myself – have experienced mentally, but also physically. The emergence of a terrible and unknown virus has left scorched earth around us. Many lives are gone in the silence, in the solitude, in the distance of the affections, even of a hug. We all feel the need to recover strength, energy, images of life. And to return to everyday life, surely changed.

From these thoughts this project “Vorticism: Lockdown” was born. I plunged into the vortex of the colors of the decomposed and corrupt advertising posters, to draw something new, something that opened the wings of hope. A torn and worn-out advertising poster, expired in his message, is the image of these times overwhelmed by the fury of the virus. I’m in love with vorticism: I still remember a great exhibition in London, 10 years ago, at the Tate Gallery. So, I let myself be carried away by the vortex of shapes and colors. I de-structured waste paper strips and re-structured them into 3 small works. I call them collages. I present them to you, with photos and videoclips. Then, the fourth artwork, it will be a surprise.

“Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art. A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched by Blast  magazine which contained  two manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present, we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

The “Vorticism: Lockdown” exhibition aims to pay homage to the intuitions and sense of an avant-garde movement which, precisely in the lockdown phase for the emergence of the coronavirus, indicates a desire of re-birth, of re-launch and, why not ?, of re-volt of culture, lifestyles, behaviors and values, respecting the person, the human dimension and the natural balance of the planet.

THE VORTEX AND THE FURY / IL VORTICE E LA FURIA

 

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN # 2 – COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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I giorni della pandemia che il mondo sta vivendo sono come un vortice che ci ha trascinati dentro l’abisso dell’incognito, dell’oscurità e del dolore. Nel vortice ci siamo tutti, nessuno escluso. E’ questa l’immagine che tanta gente – anche io stesso – ha vissuto mentalmente, ma anche fisicamente. L’emergenza di un virus terribile e sconosciuto, ha lasciato attorno a noi terra bruciata. Tante vite se ne sono andate nel silenzio, nella solitudine, nella distanza degli affetti, perfino di un abbraccio. Sentiamo tutti la necessità di recuperare forze, energie, immagini di vita. E di tornare alla quotidianità, sicuramente cambiati.

Da questi pensieri è nato questo progetto “Vorticism:Lockdown”. Mi sono tuffato nel vortice dei colori dei manifesti pubblicitari decomposti e corrotti, per trarre qualcosa di nuovo, qualcosa che aprisse le ali della speranza. Un manifesto pubblicitario strappato e logoro, scaduto nel suo messaggio, è l’immagine di questi tempi travolti dalla furia del virus. Io, innamorato del vorticismo, mi sono lasciato trasportare dal vortice di forme e colori. Ho de-strutturato strisce di carta straccia e le ho ri-strutturate in 3 piccole opere. Li chiamo collage. Ve li presento, con immagini e videoclip. Poi, il quarto lavoro, sarà una sorpresa.

La mostra online “Vorticismo: Lockdown” vuole essere un omaggio alle intuizioni e al senso di un movimento d’avanguardia che, proprio nella fase del “blocco totale” per l’emergenza del coronavirus, indica desiderio di ri-nascita, di ri-lancio e, perchè no?, di ri-volta culturale, comportamentale e valoriale, con il recupero della dimensione umana e nel rispetto degli equilibri naturali del Pianeta.

VORTICISM:LOCKDOWN / WORK #1: GEOMETRIES OF A VORTEX

The days of the pandemic that the world is experiencing are like a vortex that has dragged us into the abyss of the unknown, darkness and pain. We are all in the vortex. This is the image that many people – even myself – have experienced mentally, but also physically. The emergence of a terrible and unknown virus has left scorched earth around us. Many lives are gone in the silence, in the solitude, in the distance of the affections, even of a hug. We all feel the need to recover strength, energy, images of life. And to return to everyday life, surely changed.

From these thoughts this project “Vorticism: Lockdown” was born. I plunged into the vortex of the colors of the decomposed and corrupt advertising posters, to draw something new, something that opened the wings of hope. A torn and worn-out advertising poster, expired in his message, is the image of these times overwhelmed by the fury of the virus. I’m in love with vorticism: I still remember a great exhibition in London, 10 years ago, at the Tate Gallery. So, I let myself be carried away by the vortex of shapes and colors. I de-structured waste paper strips and re-structured them into 3 small works. I call them collages. From today I present them to you, with photos and videoclips. Then, the fourth artwork, it will be a surprise.

“Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art. A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched by Blast  magazine which contained  two manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present, we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

The “Vorticism: Lockdown” exhibition aims to pay homage to the intuitions and sense of an avant-garde movement which, precisely in the lockdown phase for the emergence of the coronavirus, indicates a desire of re-birth, of re-launch and, why not ?, of re-volt of culture, lifestyles, behaviors and values, respecting the person, the human dimension and the natural balance of the planet.

GEOMETRIES OF A VORTEX / GEOMETRIE DI UN VORTICE

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN # 1 – COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

 

 

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I giorni della pandemia che il mondo sta vivendo sono come un vortice che ci ha trascinati dentro l’abisso dell’incognito, dell’oscurità e del dolore. Nel vortice ci siamo tutti, nessuno escluso. E’ questa l’immagine che tanta gente – anche io stesso – ha vissuto mentalmente, ma anche fisicamente. L’emergenza di un virus terribile e sconosciuto, ha lasciato attorno a noi terra bruciata. Tante vite se ne sono andate nel silenzio, nella solitudine, nella distanza degli affetti, perfino di un abbraccio. Sentiamo tutti la necessità di recuperare forze, energie, immagini di vita. E di tornare alla quotidianità, sicuramente cambiati.

Da questi pensieri è nato questo progetto “Vorticism:Lockdown”. Mi sono tuffato nel vortice dei colori dei manifesti pubblicitari decomposti e corrotti, per trarre qualcosa di nuovo, qualcosa che aprisse le ali della speranza. Un manifesto pubblicitario strappato e logoro, scaduto nel suo messaggio, è l’immagine di questi tempi travolti dalla furia del virus. Io, innamorato del vorticismo, mi sono lasciato trasportare dal vortice di forme e colori. Ho de-strutturato strisce di carta straccia e le ho ri-strutturate in 3 piccole opere. Li chiamo collage. Da oggi ve li presento, con immagini e videoclip. Poi, il quarto lavoro, sarà una sorpresa.

La mostra online “Vorticismo: Lockdown” vuole essere un omaggio alle intuizioni e al senso di un movimento d’avanguardia che, proprio nella fase del “blocco totale” per l’emergenza del coronavirus, indica desiderio di ri-nascita, di ri-lancio e, perchè no?, di ri-volta culturale, comportamentale e valoriale, con il recupero della dimensione umana e nel rispetto degli equilibri naturali del Pianeta.

VORTICISM:LOCKDOWN – THE TRAILER

VORTICISM*:LOCKDOWN – ONLINE SHOW FROM MAY 13, 2020 – COLORS FOR DAYS WE WILL NOT FORGET  

(*) “Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art.

A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched with the issue (of two) of the magazine Blast which contained among other material two aggressive manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present – we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

Vorticist painting combined cubist fragmentation of reality with hard-edged imagery derived from the machine and the urban environment. It was, in effect, a British equivalent to futurism, although with doctrinal differences, and Lewis was deeply hostile to the futurists. Other artists involved with the group were Lawrence AtkinsonJessica DismorrCuthbert HamiltonWilliam RobertsHelen SaundersEdward Wadsworth, and the sculptors Sir Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-BrzeskaDavid Bomberg was not formally a member of the group but produced major work in a similar style.

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(*) “Vorticismo” è un movimento d’avanguardia che è stato influenzato dalle tensioni dei primi del Novecento, con desideri e aspettative di rinnovamento. Il vorticismo, nel rappresentare forme di vortice, vuole esprimere il concetto di energia e forza inserendo movimento e dinamismo nell’arte.

Un gruppo di “vorticisti” fu fondato dall’artista, scrittore e polemista, Wyndham Lewis nel 1914. La loro unica mostra collettiva si tenne a Londra l’anno successivo. Il vorticismo è stato lanciato con la rivista Blast che conteneva tra l’altro due manifesti aggressivi di Lewis che “faceva saltare” quella che considerava la validità dell’arte e della cultura britanniche e proclamando l’estetica vorticista: “Il nuovo vortice si tuffa al cuore del presente: produciamo una nuova astrazione vivente ‘.

La pittura dei vorticisti combinava la frammentazione cubista della realtà con immagini dai bordi netti derivati ​​dalla macchina e dall’ambiente urbano. Era, in effetti, un equivalente britannico al futurismo, sebbene con differenze dottrinali, e Lewis era profondamente ostile ai futuristi. Altri artisti coinvolti nel gruppo furono Lawrence Atkinson, Jessica Dismorr, Cuthbert Hamilton, William Roberts, Helen Saunders, Edward Wadsworth e gli scultori Sir Jacob Epstein e Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. David Bomberg non era formalmente un membro del gruppo, ma ha prodotto importanti lavori in uno stile simile.