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.
"Colors of an Apocalypse
The Decomposed Publicity Posters"
Roberto Alborghetti Show
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