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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS
“AN EXHIBITION, A RESTORATION” IN UMBRIA (ITALY): 416 ARTWORKS ON SHOW INCLUDING “SHOOTING STAR” BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

SHOOTING STAR By ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 

 

Guest Writer: Stephen Alberti

 

On July 12, 2014, the 40th edition of "An exhibition, A restoration" was inaugurated in Norcia (Perugia, Umbria, Italy) with the aim to restore and to preserve the artistic heritage of the famous Umbrian town.

This year, the initiative has the participation of 416 Italian artists who intended to support the work of protection of the altarpiece of the "Coronation of the Virgin" by Jacopo Siculo (1541), which requires a sound-absorbing curtain. The exhibition is displaced in the enchanting monumental and medieval complex of San Francesco until 7 September 2014. The event is sponsored by the "An exhibition, A restoration" Committee, with its president prof. Giuseppe Urso, and by the City Council of Norcia.

Among the works participating in this worthy initiative, there is also a unique piece of Roberto Alborghetti created as part of his project "Lacer / actions". It is a collage made of about 300 small pieces of scrap paper from torn advertising posters and decomposed, which as you know - with cracks, scratches and natural - are the subject of his visual research. The work presented in Norcia is titled "Shooting Star" and measures 53 × 35. Also it is shown in the official Catalogue published for the event which is going to attract keen interest, many art lovers and tourists in the homeland of St. Benedict, patron of Europe,.

The forty years of "An exhibition restoration" began thanks to the initiative of the Committee President, prof. Giuseppe Urso , along with a dozen families (later came to 30) and the support of more than 100 contemporary and successful artists (from Italy and abroad); among them: Manfredi, Castellani, Maccari, Caruso, Greek, Dorazio, Guttridge. Every year they donated artworks for the creation of a show whose proceeds were donated to the restoration of a masterpiece of art..

"Along the years - prof. Giuseppe Urso says - a friendship has been created between us and the artists. Thanks to them we have been restored so far about 30 works. The last one was the sixteenth-Century wooden sculpture of St. Claude and St. Roch from Serravalle di Norcia. Now the focus is on the beautiful "Coronation of the Virgin" painted by Jacopo Siculo in 1541”.

 

WATCH THE CLIP

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 8/1 | tags: Lacer/actions Cracks & Scratches painting abstract mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism surrealism modern photography graffiti/street-art




WE ARE ALL MEANT TO SHINE” / NELSON MANDELA WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF US

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti - LaceR/Actions

 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you *not* to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

NELSON MANDELA

 

(STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, NELSON MANDELA, AT HIS INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, UNION BUILDINGS, PRETORIA, MAY 10, 1994)

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/6/13 | tags: abstract Roberto Alborghetti mixed-media Lacer/actions Project installation pop modern photography graffiti/street-art




“THE NEXT APOCALYPSE”: MY COLLAGE WORK FOR “ART TOPPLING TOBACCO” PROJECT

 

THE NEXT APOCALYPSE - COLLAGE MADE WITH WASTE-PAPER FROM DECOMPOSED AND TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS 

"The Next Apocalypse:

no Heaven or Hell, only Smoking or Non-Smoking”;

Collage made with 150 small pieces of waste-paper of torn and decomposed publicity posters;

Sizes: 47x47 cms.; 2013.

This work takes part to "Art Toppling Tobacco"  

http://www.arttopplingtobacco.com.au/

 

Tobacco lacerates (and detroys) our lives. I wanted to express this concept working on lacerated and destroyed waste-paper from torn and decomposed publicity posters I usually find along the streets. So, for my “Lacer/actions” project, I've created this collage using about 150 little paper pieces of worn-out and ripped outdoor advertisings. De-struction (and de-construction) to communicate how those dark and disqueting clouds of smoke intoxicate and ruin body and soul, degenerating cerebral system. I worked on an abstract scene coming from exhausted materials to say that smoke, ash and tar are here with us... The next apocalypse: no heaven or hell, only smoking or non-smoking.

This work has been admitted to "Art Toppling Tobacco" project and competition created in Australia by Fay Thomson (browse the web site  http://www.arttopplingtobacco.com.au/ : Submissions 2013, category "Other" and click to the end).

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Il fumo lacera e distrugge le nostre vite. Ho voluto esprimere questo concetto lavorando, come mi è solito, sulla carta straccia dei manifesti pubblicitari decomposti visibili lungo le strade. Ho creato questo collage, per il mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”, utilizzando circa 150 pezzetti di carta stracciata. Il linguaggio di un materiale distrutto e de-strutturato per comunicare, in un'immagine astratta, come l'uso del tabacco intossichi corpo ed anima. Fumo, cenere e catrame: la prossima apocalisse...

 

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 10/16/13 | tags: Lacer/action Project collage Roberto Alborghetti Art Toppling Tobacco abstract mixed-media installation video-art performance realism surrealism modern




MY SURPRISE PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL SQUARE WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF 3 HISTORICAL PLACES...

 

 

 

A surprise public exhibition dedicated to my works... It will happen next Sunday, July 14, during an evening event with culinary excellences, good Irish music and a special performance with my "Lacer/actions" artworks, in an ancient and fascinating place: a beautiful square in the historic heart of Ambivere, Bergamo country, not so far from Milan (this place is  documented and quoted in scripts dating back to year 923!)

In a picturesque setting between ancient walls and medieval towers, three Historical Places will present some delicious menus: this is “GustAmbivere”. Master chefs and barmen will represent Antica Osteria dei Cameli (founded in 1856), Trattoria Visconti (founded in 1932) and Caffè del Fiola (founded in 1887). These Historical Places has been highlighted and  recognized in national and international publications, as Michelin Guide (Antica Osteria dei Cameli). A special selection of wines will be served by Azienda Agricola S.Egidio from Fontanella-Sotto il Monte (Bg). Concert by "Fuich Irish Music" band.

I was invited to have a “solo show” focusing on some of my works from “Lacer/actions” Project about torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens. I think these historic square and places, evoking the passage of times, are an ideal space to enhance the contrasting language of colors and shapes of my compositions. This special event – which has a charity purpose, for "Ponte di Stelle" Association  - is promoted by Ambivere Council and the three Historical Places.

 

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 7/13/13 | tags: graffiti/street-art digital photography modern surrealism realism pop conceptual performance video-art installation mixed-media abstract GustAmbivere Lacer/actions Project Roberto Alborghetti




1.000 STUDENTS WORK WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ON THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

Guest Writer: Marco Rossi

Pupils as artists - and art critics - for a day. It happened at "Colors of an Apocalypse" exhibition 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.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 5/15/13 | tags: modern graffiti/street-art surrealism abstract photography pop conceptual performance installation mixed-media




THE “PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART” OPENS IN APRIL 27 IN MARCHE REGION (ITALY)

Palazzo Gasparini, Mercatello sul Metauro, Pesaro Urbino, Marche, Italy

On Saturday April 27, 2013 (10:30 am) at the Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace) in Mercatello sul Metauro - a 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 includes 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 Metauro,  Giovanni 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 Clerici 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.

  • In the pic, the beautiful “Palazzo Gasparini” (XVII Century), where the Permanent Collection has been installated.

ALL THE ARTISTS

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

ALDO ALBERTI, ROBERTO   ALBORGHETTI, LINO   ALVIANI ,  VITTORIO   AMADIO,   ALDO   AMBROSINI, SANTE   ARDUINI, GESINE   ARPS, ANTONINO   ATTINA’, ORAZIO   BARBAGALLO , MICAELA  BARBAROSSA, GABRIELLA   BARIONI, GELINDO  BARON,  CLAUDIO   BARONI , DUILIO   BARTOLINI, GIOVANNI   BELUFFI,  MICHELE  BENEDETTO, ROSETTA BERARDI, LUCIANO   BIANCHI, GIOVANNI   BLANDINO, MASSIMO  BOLLANI, ANNA  BOSCHI, NICOLETTA BRACCIONI, ALFREDO CALDIRON, IGNAZIO  CAMPAGNA, MATTEO   CANNATA,  GABRIELLA  CAPODIFERRO, GAETANO  CARBONI, NINO   CASSANI, RICCARDO  CAVALLERI, GIOVANNI  CERRI, MARINA CHIOCCHETTA, SILVIA  CIBALDI,  PIERO   CICOLI,  ALFREDO CIFANI, MASSIMO  CONCONI, EMILIO  CORTI, MARIO  COSTANTINI, GIANCARLO COSTANZO, SILVIO   CRAIA, ANTONIO   CREMONESE, SILVESTRO   CUTULI, PIER GIORGIO  D’ANGELO, GAETANO   D’AURIA, GIUSEPPE  D’ELIA , CLOTILDE  DE  LISIO, PIETRO   DE   PAOLIS, ISA  DI  BATTISTA  GORINI, LUCIANO  DI  BERNARDO, PASQUALE DI FABIO, LUIGI  DI  FABRIZIO, PINO  DI  GENNARO, VINCENZO  DI  GIOSAFFATTE,  MARCELLO DIOTALLEVI, CLAUDIO   ELLI, MARCELLO   ERCOLE, TERENZIO  EUSEBI, MARIA  TERESA FATA,ANNY   FERRARIO, SALVATORE  FORNAROLA, FRANCO FOSSA, VITTORE  FRATTINI,  MAURIZIA  FRULLI, RENATO   GALBUSERA, ALBERTO   GALLERATI, FERRUCCIO   GARD, GIORDANO   GARUTI,  CARLA   GATTI,  LUCIANO  GATTI,   MIRELLA   GEROSA, LUCIO   GIACINTUCCI, FRANCO  GIULI, PAOLO GOBBI, CARLO   IACOMUCCI, ANTONIO   IACOVETTI,  MARIA   IANNELLI, MANUELITA  IANNETTI, FIORELLA   IORI, GIOVANNI  LA  ROSA, ETTORE LE DONNE, GIANCARLO  LEPORE, LUCA   LISCHETTI,  SALVATORE LOVAGLIO, NANDO  LURASCHI,  NICCOLO’  MANDELLI-CONTEGNI, ADA   MARCHETTI, ARNALDO   MARCOLINI, MARISA   MARCONI, FRANCO MARROCCO, GIUSEPPE  MARTINELLI, PASQUALE   MARTINI,  EDOLO   MASCI, FULVIO  MASCIANGIOLI,  CLODOVEO   MASCIARELLI, ALFREDO  MAZZOTTA, VITO  MELE, VITO   MELOTTO,  LESLIE  MEYER, ANTONIO   MIANO,  CARMELO  MICALIZZI,  KRISTINA   MILAKOVIC, ADAMO   MODESTO, EUGENIO  MOMBELLI, VINCENZO MONTRONE,  MARCELLO   MORANDINI,  ANGELA  MROSITZKI, FRANCA   MUNAFO’, CIRILLO   MURER , WALTER  NECCI, ROBERTO   NEZZI, FERDINANDO   PAGANI, GABRIELA   PAGLIARI, MARIA LETIZIA  PALAMA’, ALBANO  PAOLINELLI, GIUSEPPE   PAPAGNI,  ANTONIO PECCHINI, GIULIO   PERFETTI, GENNARO  PERONE,  MASSIMINA   PESCE, PIERO  PIANGERELLI, OSCAR  PIATTELLA, MASSIMO  PIAZZA, STEFANO PIZZI, GIANCARLO  POZZI,  ANTONIO  QUATTRINI, ORESTE   QUATTRINI, AUGUSTO   RANOCCHI, M. LUISA   RITORNO, CESARE   RIVA, MARIELLA  SADORIN, VANNI   SALTARELLI, SALVATORE   SCELBA , FRANCO   SCIUSCO, GABRIELE   SCIUSCO, SALVATORE   SEBASTE, ANNA  SECCIA, MARISA  SETTEMBRINI, STEFANO  SICHEL, CHIARA   SILVA, DANTE   SIMONE, MARCELLO   SIMONETTA, MAURIZIO SIMONETTA, LUCIANO   TARASCO, GIOVANNI TAVANI,  CARMELO   TODOVERTO, ANTONIO TONELLI, GIUSEPPE   VERANI, VINICIO   VERZIERI, PETER   VON   BURG, BERND RUBEN WETTERAU, LUCA  ZAMPETTI, MARCO   ZANZOTTERA,   SALVATORE   ZAPPALA’, ERALDO ZECCHINI, ABEL ZELTMAN.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 4/22/13 | tags: New Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art Mercatello sul Metauro mixed-media installation performance pop realism photography abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




THE HEALING POWER OF COLORS: DISABLED STUDENTS WORK ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI'S IMAGES

Atelier, The colors and the emotions - Roberto Alborghetti workshop

Guest writer: Patrizia Sapri

Last October I had the chance to visit, at the XIII Century Aldobrandesca Fortress (Tuscany, Italy) the extraordinary "Colors Of An Apocalypse /The decomposed Publicity Posters” exhibition showing Roberto Alborghetti 's stunning “Lacer/actions” artworks. I was very impressed by the show. I usually work in schools on the theme of colors as recovery and strengthening of existing residuals basic skills. Colors, materials, movement and emotions: I found all this in Roberto Alborghetti works.

I asked him the consent and the permission to use some of his works in the educational and social activities I'm doing this year. And so we re-worked some of the visual and artistic pieces displayed at Roberto Alborghetti's exhibition I appreciated so much last autumn. The project was led in the afternoon for a group of disabled students; some of them are living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The colors of "Lacer/actions” works were reviewed through the eyes of my students who have manually performed their "Cre/actions" using various objects and materials. "The Atelier of colors and emotions” - this was the name of our experience - ended with great satisfaction of the students and their families. Music accompanied the lessons and students wrote words and comments about feelings and sensations they felt while working on Roberto Alborghetti's images. We achieved interesting results and a compelling visual and emotional impact (see the photogallery). Yes, a great experience!

I thank Roberto Alborghetti for his collaboration and sensitivity towards my “special students” and my social work. Parents, educational team and "Il Senso della Vita” Parental Association Onlus, with President doctor Marina Aimati, want to thank him heartily. We all wish to continue this wonderful experience working on Roberto Alborghetti images because they give lot of incentives to our activities and professions.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 4/20/13 | tags: Lscer/actions Project by Roberto Alborghetti healing art mixed-media installation performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI "LACER/ACTIONS" WORK SELECTED FOR THE NEW "PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART" OPENING ON APRIL 27 IN MARCHE (ITALY)

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - THERE IS SOME CHAOS, WITH A FOCAL POINT, 2010, OWNED BY "PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART", MERCATELLO SUL METAURO, PESARO URBINO, ITALY

Saturday April 27, 2013 (10:30 am) at the Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace) in Mercatello sul Metauro - a 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 includes 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 Metauro,  Giovanni 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 Clerici 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.

There will be also a work created by Roberto Alborghetti for his "Lacer/actions" project among the 158 pieces shown in the permanent collection. Roberto Alborghetti was proud to donate his work accepting the invitation from the Organization. Curator Pasquale Martini viewed some of Roberto Alborghetti's works ( images of torn and decomposed publicity posters) 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.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 4/9/13 | tags: modern abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art photography realism performance video-art installation mixed-media Visual Art Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters Lacer/actions




THE AESTHETICS OF DECOMPOSITION: “THAT "BEAUTY ZONE" WHERE THERE IS AN OPTIMAL MIX OF ORDER AND DISORDER”

Roberto Alborghetti - lacer/actions art - images of torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens

Fellow blogger Nannus (Andreas Keller nick name) - see his blog Asifoscope - found my Lacer/actions pages and wrote some interesting comments about my works which represents, as you know, torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens. I'm pleased to share his precious thoughts concerning the concepts of decomposition, art and beauty.       

By Nannus

If you had told me that (Lacer/actions) is art from the 1950s "Informel" school of art or Sam Francis or anything like this, I would  have believed it :-) Incredibly beautiful!

Human-made things are often structured in an orderly fashion. On decomposing, disorder is being added. At some point, this process reaches a stage of just the right mixture of order and disorder for our perception to create the experience of beauty. This also happens on the decomposition of organisms (like leafs, for example). There is an aesthetics of decomposition as a result.

One addendum to my previous comment: part of the order may comes from the decomposition process itself, so while the original, human-made order is destroyed, temporarily the object might go through a stage with some decomposition-caused order, e.g. a network of cracks forming some fractal pattern that has random properties but also some kind of regularity (examples in some of these  Roberto Alborghetti Canvases ). At some point, the object moves through a "beauty zone", where there is an optimal mix of order and disorder.

It is stunning how the results resemble art styles like Abstract Impressionism, Informel and the like.

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Nannus theoretical musings about this topic can be found here: http://asifoscope.org/2012/11/25/393/

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 2/9/13 | tags: Lacer/actions Project The Decomposed Publicity Posters abstract expressionism Informel visuals mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




7.000 VISITORS FOR ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE MEDIEVAL TUSCANY CASTLE

   

"Colors of An Apocalypse” - the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio – Siena, Italy) - ended on January 15; the show has been exceptionally extended in consideration of the great interest and attention of people amd media. 

About 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 displayed 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 had 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).

Watch the clip:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/100-days-in-the-tuscany-fortress-scenes-from-colors-of-an-apocalypse-show-the-clip/

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 1/29/13 | tags: Lacer/actions Project Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters shows exhibition Colors Of An Apocalypse Show mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




5.000 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY VISITED ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE. SHOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2013

   

Over 5.000 people have already visited “Colors of An Apocalypse”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the ancient and picturesque Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio – Siena, Italy). Also in consideration of the growing interest and attention and the huge media coverage, the show has been exceptionally extended until January 15, 2013.

What someone has already called the "Italian artistic event" of the latter part of the year, it was developed with the web support (Roberto Alborghetti blog passed 70.000 visitors; his YouTube channel counted over 13,000 downloads) and the young people involvement. Over one thousand students 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 free from the current logics which manage the traditional promotion  of artistic expression. "Colors of an Apocalypse" exhibition displays forty artworks (paintings, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti with the intriguing and fascinating language of his "Lacer/actions Project".  Along the seven rooms, people have the way to know the meaning of an artistic research based on observation and reproduction of the decomposition of publicity posters and urban "signs" on the 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 as a rejection or a disturbing element (for the eyes and the urban landscape).

"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

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/30/12 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Project Colors Of An Apocalypse Show TUSCANY Aldobrandesca Fortress The Decomposed Publicity Posters mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION EXCEPTIONALLY EXTENDED TILL JANUARY 15, 2013

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2013

Due to the great number of visitors, "Colors Of An Apocalypse", the Roberto Alborghetti Show at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Tuscany, Italy) is exceptionally extended till January 15, 2013.

On display: forty artworks (canvases, silk scarves, lithographs, collages)

from his incredible research about the decomposed publicity posters and urban signs...

Promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco

Sponsored by Provincia di Siena.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/17/12 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Rocca Aldobrandesca TUSCANY exhibitions mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE "REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE" TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE

STUDENTS AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS (TUSCANY) VISITNG "COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE" SHOW

From an article by Marco Rossi

Over a thousand students from various regions of Italy have recently visited "Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters", the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition going on at the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy). This extraordinary young people flow coincided with the final events of the XIV edition of “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” (Unknown Pens and Videos) a national Festival promoted by Osa Onlus and the City of Piancastagnaio (Siena). Several school delegations, from primary to high school, had the pleasure of being accompanied on a visit personally by Roberto Alborghetti, who illustrated and described aspects, contexts and realities of his amazing artistic research.

It was a truly amazing experience which brought students into the language of a particular artistic expression. As someone pointed out, it really was a revolutionary choice to see an artist dialoguing and opening his world to the new generations. Was it also an attempt to break rules and taboos which sometimes condemn art in the usual circle of insiders? Yes, Roberto Alborghetti swam against the current, with incredible results: how many other italian art shows recorded in a few days such a high influx of young people? 

Over a thousand students entered through the halls of the impressive XIII Century Tuscany castle, touching with hand - in the true sense of the term – canvases, colors and materials. This is also a unusual way to know and live the language of art, without filters, barriers and conditionings.  

  

"Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity  Posters" exhib presents forty artworks (paintings, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti with the intriguing and fascinating language of his "Lacer/actions Project". It's an astonishing research which explores the surprising  world of natural signs, shapes and colors left on the walls along the streets. Students who went up to Aldobrandesca Fortress, in Tuscany, are really left open-mouthed in front of the novelty of this research, in which completely random color and form are the key to experience emotions and  feelings.

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"Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters"

Roberto Alborghetti Show

Aldobrandesca Fortess

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany  

Opening Time: 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

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/1/12 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti Colors of An Apocalypse-The decomposed Publicity Posters Lacer/actions Project italy Italian Art Events 2012 mixed-media installation video-art performance conceptual pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




IT'S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2012 London Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection  - more than 40.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here...

IT'S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS - ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 2012, MIXED MEDIA (REALISTIC IMAGE OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED POSTER)

There're no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing... Yes, it's raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up... A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?          

ABOUT 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2012 Olympic Games will take place in a host of new venues as well as using existing and historic facilities. Many of the new facilities will be reused and the plans are part of the regeneration of Stratford and Lower Lea Valley in East London.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from today, July 27, to August 12, followed by the 2012 Para Olympic Games from August 29 to September 9. At the opening Ceremony around 100.000 people will be working on the Games – including 3.000 staff, up to 70.000 volunteers and a large number of contractors. The London 2012 Olympic logo has created considerable controversy and the spiralling cost of the Games is likely to be an ongoing problem...

London has hosted the Olympic Games on other two past occasions, in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olimpiades.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 7/27/12 | tags: Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti Torn and decomposed poster visual arts mixed-media installation video-art performance conceptual pop realism photography digital abstract graffiti/street-art modern




ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

BUY THEM ON-LINE AT

"LA BOTTEGA DI OSCAR / OSCAR'S BOUTIQUE"

A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION! 

 

  • Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition - Crêpe de Chine – A Three Images Series.

  • Created by Roberto Alborghetti for "Lacer/actions" Project (Images of torn posters and urban "signs") in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy)

  • Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

  

 

roberto alborghetti 's artistic silk scarves: the official poster

A three silk scarves series are now on sale at “La Bottega di Oscar” / Oscar's Boutique. They are available in a very special limited edition and at a special price. The silk scarves designs are  unique: they reproduce details of images concerning torn posters  captured on the cities walls around the world by Italian visual artist and reporter Roberto Alborghetti who had the idea to turn trash into an art subject (his incredible abstract pics are also trasnferred on canvases, lithographs and other materials). 

Roberto Alborghetti created and produced this particular fashion accessory with the assistance and collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works for the most famous international fashion stylists. Roberto Alborghetti creations have already won consents and attentions throughout the web and from medias; New York blogger Marina Chetner wrote that "Roberto’s torn poster art inspired silk scarves are going to be the next big fashion trend"

The only way to buy them it's on "LA BOTTEGA DI OSCAR/ OSCAR'S BOUTIQUE" . This special limited edition of silk scarves is available on three designs titled: "Shared Moods”, "Nine Eleven, New York 2001", "Winds of May, ruffle my hair”.

Roberto Alborghetti

Videoclip at YouTube Channel

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 5/30/12 | tags: installation Textile design mixed-media Visual design Lacer/actions torn posters silk scarves video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




THE NEW CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF MARCHE REGION (ITALY) WILL KEEP A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS WORK

Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Art - There is some chaos... (canvas, 63x43)

There will be also an artwork created by Roberto Alborghetti for his "Lacer/actions" art project among the pieces that will be in permanent exhibition at the “St. Francis  Contemporary Art Museum” which is  being born in Mercatello sul Metauro, a picturesque and fascinating medieval town in the centre of Italy (Marche region, in Pesaro Urbino territory).

This beautiful and praiseworthy initiative is carried out with enthusiasm by the local City Council and by Mayor Giovanni Pistola, by Pro Loco (tourism promotion association), by artist sculptor Pasquale Martini (curator of the Museum) and with the collaboration of the whole community, from families to schools, involved also in a particular campaign called "Adoption of an artwork."

This extraordinary modern art collection (more than 150 pieces) will be kept in the ancient and medieval “St.Francis” convent now transformated in a beautiful  museum centre and a reference point for art and culture. The opening of “St. Francis Contemporary Art Museum”is scheduled for September 2012.

Roberto Alborghetti, as all the other artists hosted in this collection devoted to modern art, was proud to donate his work accepting the invitation he received from the curator and artist Pasquale Martini and from artist Maestro Carlo Iacomucci (who is one of the exhibitors too). Martini and Iacomucci viewed some of Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/Actions - Images of Torn (publi)City -   focusing their attention on an image that, according to them, depicts  and interprets the sense of Alborghetti's research about the “metropolitan signs of our times”. The work which will be hosted and shown at the Museum is titled "There is some chaos, but with focal point" (canvas, 63 x 43). The image was “captured” in Milan, on a cloudy day in December 2010 (this post shows it as a special preview). Roberto Alborghetti is very glad to be part of this art collection gathering national and international artists who are developing new forms and expressions about contemporary art.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 4/9/12 | tags: New Contemporary Art Museum Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche visuals torn posters Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti performance pop realism photography digital abstract graffiti/street-art video-art Italy) mixed-media





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