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1/4/2022 - 3/4/2022 - MIART 2022 I BOOTH A25 - ESTABLISHED I SALVATORE ARANCIO

The main interest at the core of Salvatore Arancio's artistic practice lies in the potential of images. More specifically in…

The main interest at the core of Salvatore Arancio's artistic practice lies in the potential of images. More specifically in the way images and their meaning can be revisited and reinterpreted. Every facet of his practice contains an intertwined juxtaposition of the origins and representation of images: natural and artificial, mineral and vegetable, scientific and mythological. Distancing from their literal meaning, using a range of media such as ceramics, printmaking, collage, animation and video, Arancio creates new images that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disturbing, aiming to create a kind of atlas of confusion.

The shift from two-dimensionality to ceramics, which has characterised Arancio's production in recent years, has allowed him to open his work to possibilities that he felt were precluded by the mere use of photography. Ceramics is a living material that allows the artist to deepen his interest in the origins of symbolic and abstract creation by subverting the relationship between the present and the past, merged into a single form. At the same time, ceramics lends itself to a more visceral expressiveness thanks to the direct contact with the material, its power to resist control and finally the use of colour.

Over the last year the artist has been seeking these prospects in his works on paper, finding in painting the tool through which he can renew his freedom in experimenting with different languages thus expressing his mental images and sensations. Photography, in the form of two images of distinct landscapes mounted together, is once again the basis of the work. With no intention of creating a new narrative to the image, it is only the starting point capable of catalysing a creative and poetic process through the pictorial gesture. Photography and painting are two seemingly unrelated and distant elements that the artist merges to create unexpected suggestions and levels of meaning. The different temporal dimensions, the instant fixed in the photograph and the pictorial flow let emerge from the artist's imagination, seem to collapse into a single image that is both evocative and disorienting.

With these new productions, Arancio pushes the language of images even further towards the limit of abstraction, without ever completely losing their sources, the natural element and the landscape

18/12/2021 - FRANCESCO ARDINI | FIRST JINGDEZHEN INTERNATIONAL BIENNAL OF CERAMIC ART - ITALIAN PAVILION | IN BIANCO

  From 18 December 2021 to 17 March 2022 the first Jingdezhen International Biennial of Ceramic Art will be held…

 

From 18 December 2021 to 17 March 2022 the first Jingdezhen International Biennial of Ceramic Art will be held in Jingdezhen, China, at the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum, organised, on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, by Zhong Art International (Italy) together with the Carlo Zauli Museum (Italy), the China International Exhibition Agency and the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum.  The Biennale is organised by the Municipality of Jingdezhen (China), the China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., the Jingdezhen Ceramic University and the Municipality of Faenza (Italy). It is under the patronage of the Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, the Italian Embassy in Beijing, the Italian Association of Ceramic Cities (AiCC) and the European Route of Ceramics.
The theme of this first edition of the Biennale is the 'Spirit of Ceramics' and the exhibition of the Italian pavilion is entitled In bianco. La porcellana nella ceramica d'arte italiana contemporanea, a project curated by Matteo Zauli and Xiuzhong Zhang that will see the participation of about thirty Italian artists, divided into two sections, including: Francesco Ardini, Silvia Celeste Calcagno, Chiara Camoni, David Casini, Alberto Garutti, Eva Marisaldi, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Mimmo Paladino, Andrea Salvatori, Italo Zuffi.
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From 18 December 2021 to 17 March 2022 the first Jingdezhen International Biennial of Ceramic Art will be held in Jingdezhen, China, at the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum, organised, on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, by Zhong Art International (Italy) together with the Carlo Zauli Museum (Italy), the China International Exhibition Agency and the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum.  The Biennale is organised by the Municipality of Jingdezhen (China), the China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., the Jingdezhen Ceramic University and the Municipality of Faenza (Italy). It is under the patronage of the Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, the Italian Embassy in Beijing, the Italian Association of Ceramic Cities (AiCC) and the European Route of Ceramics.

The theme of this first edition of the Biennale is the 'Spirit of Ceramics' and the exhibition of the Italian pavilion is entitled In bianco. La porcellana nella ceramica d'arte italiana contemporanea, a project curated by Matteo Zauli and Xiuzhong Zhang that will see the participation of about thirty Italian artists, divided into two sections, including: Francesco Ardini, Silvia Celeste Calcagno, Chiara Camoni, David Casini, Alberto Garutti, Eva Marisaldi, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Mimmo Paladino, Andrea Salvatori, Italo Zuffi.

 

11/11/2021 - PATRICK TUTTOFUOCO | X at VETRA BUILDING, MILANO

  Thursday 11 November 2021 sees the inauguration of the Vetra Building (piazza Vetra, 17), designed by the international architecture…

 

Thursday 11 November 2021 sees the inauguration of the Vetra Building (piazza Vetra, 17), designed by the international architecture and design company, Il Prisma, on behalf of AXA IM Alts, unveiled with the light installation 'X' by the artist Patrick Tuttofuoco, in the presence of Mayor Giuseppe Sala and the director of the Neighbourhoods and Municipalities Directorate, Franco Zinna.
A project of urban regeneration with social benefits, a collaboration between public and private with the lever of public art. A new dialogue with the city has been re-established, a link between monumental Milan and the contemporary city through the creation of a new museum. and the contemporary city through the reactivation of open spaces, of the nearby redeveloped park, of the redeveloped park, commercial activities for families and local residents. A corner of Milan transformed from a place of transit and decay into a public space.
This new public art intervention (commissioned by AXA IM Alts) was under the artistic direction of Artribune's artistic direction, curated by Helga Marsala, and the coordination of the international design company international design company, Il Prisma.

Thursday 11 November 2021 sees the inauguration of the Vetra Building (piazza Vetra, 17), designed by the international architecture and design company, Il Prisma, on behalf of AXA IM Alts, unveiled with the light installation 'X' by the artist Patrick Tuttofuoco, in the presence of Mayor Giuseppe Sala and the director of the Neighbourhoods and Municipalities Directorate, Franco Zinna.

A project of urban regeneration with social benefits, a collaboration between public and private with the lever of public art. A new dialogue with the city has been re-established, a link between monumental Milan and the contemporary city through the creation of a new museum. and the contemporary city through the reactivation of open spaces, of the nearby redeveloped park, of the redeveloped park, commercial activities for families and local residents. A corner of Milan transformed from a place of transit and decay into a public space.

This new public art intervention (commissioned by AXA IM Alts) was under the artistic direction of Artribune's artistic direction, curated by Helga Marsala, and the coordination of the international design company international design company, Il Prisma.

 

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13/5/2021 - SARA RAVELLI | TAMED LOVE | TALK WITH GIADA OLIVOTTO ON LUMPEN STATION

We are happy to announce the release of the podcast Tamed Love on Lumpen Station, a conversation between Sara Ravelli…

We are happy to announce the release of the podcast Tamed Love on Lumpen Station, a conversation between Sara Ravelli and curator Giada Olivotto about our show.

The recording includes audio excerpts from: Pink Floyd - Mademoiselle Nobs - Live Pompeii / Watership Down, 1978 / Chimp Attack 911 Call / PIMP MY HORSE / Lil Nas X - Old Town Road / Queen - Delilah
Sara Ravelli (1993, Crema) is an artist. Her practice focuses on the careful analysis of the potential of contemporary images, which are then interpreted and translated into mainly sculptural and installation forms. Triggering tensions between social contexts and emotionality, the artist investigates the notion of domestication, in particular, the relations of exchange between human, non-human and artefact in which affection and control coexist.
Giada Olivotto (1990, Locarno) is an independent curator, co-director of the Sonnenstube collective, member of the Plattform jury, co-founder of Residenza La Fornace and the Canale Milva sound project.
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The recording includes audio excerpts from: Pink Floyd - Mademoiselle Nobs - Live Pompeii / Watership Down, 1978 / Chimp Attack 911 Call / PIMP MY HORSE / Lil Nas X - Old Town Road / Queen - Delilah

Sara Ravelli (1993, Crema) is an artist. Her practice focuses on the careful analysis of the potential of contemporary images, which are then interpreted and translated into mainly sculptural and installation forms. Triggering tensions between social contexts and emotionality, the artist investigates the notion of domestication, in particular, the relations of exchange between human, non-human and artefact in which affection and control coexist.

Giada Olivotto (1990, Locarno) is an independent curator, co-director of the Sonnenstube collective, member of the Plattform jury, co-founder of Residenza La Fornace and the Canale Milva sound project.

Listen to the podcast here.

 

 

2/3/2021 - SALVATORE ARANCIO | SELECTED FOR 2021 REASEARCH RESIDENCY IN VISUAL ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING AT FONDATION THALIE

Foundation Thalie announces the six artists and authors selected, among 360 candidates, for the 2021 research residency in Visual Arts…

Foundation Thalie announces the six artists and authors selected, among 360 candidates, for the 2021 research residency in Visual Arts and Creative Writing:

* Salvatore Arancio, artist
* Hugo Pernet, artist
* Zoe Williams, artist
* Annelyse Gelman, author
* Lito Kattou, artist
* Joseph Schiano di Lombo, author 

Sessions of four to six weeks offered between April and November 2021 in Brussels.

Selection committee, chaired by Nathalie Guiot: Marianne Derrien, curator, Antony Hudek, Director of Dhondt Dhaenens Museum,Valérie Mréjen, novelist and visual artist, Joël Riff, director of exhibitions at Moly-Sabata, Alyssa Saro, head of residencies at Flemish-Dutch House deBuren and Julien Amicel, Director of Fondation Thalie.

26/11/2020 - SALVATORE ARANCIO | CANTICA 21 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery is happy to announce that Salvatore Arancio has been selected among the +35 artists for CANTICA 21…

Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery is happy to announce that Salvatore Arancio has been selected among the +35 artists for CANTICA 21 public announcement, with his project Fragments.

Thank you to MEACI and MIBACT, to the jury and to MIC - Museo Internazionale della Ceramica di Faenza and MAMbo - Museo di Arte Moderna di Bologna for supporting the artist and his project.

For further information, visit:www.cantica21.it/