THEY ARE ...“LACER/ACTIONS”
Oil-paintings? Decoupages? Chalks pastels? Acrylics? No, nothing of all that. They are “laceR/Actions”, a sort of "psycho images" that seem to arrive from Nowhere...
Roberto Alborghetti has been working on his project for a long time. His incredible research is concerning ripped advertisings, torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens. He gathers pictures from city walls and along the streets. Abstract and visionary images become art works, reproduced on canvases and lithographic prints, re-built on collages or other materials (textiles, paper, glass…) An astonishing “dimension of colours” invites us to discover that in the reality “we may see things that we don't even imagine”.
In fact – as Roberto Alborghetti says - we find it difficult to think that behind faded and torn messages there may still be “something” to be seen or discovered. But these images - “lacer/Actions” - continue to be a mirror of the talking city. They are the post-communicating findings of a product, an event, a performing idea. For Roberto Alborghetti, 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. He has collected so far more than 40.000 images all around the world.
Some of Roberto Alborghetti ‘s “lacer/Actions” were published in a booklet-portfolio (2009). His show ("The 4 Elements of Lacer/actions") was visited in 2010 by 30.000 people. In October 2011, some "Lacer/actions" artworks will be on show in London (Parallax AF). His "Colors Of An Apocalypse" Exhibition has been hosted at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century castle in Tuscany, Italy) from October 6, 2012 to January 15, 2013 with a great success.
His most recent projects are: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip and installations inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (which involved autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti artworks 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.
About his "Nine Eleven" artwork, see the article written by Dr.Srini Pillay (Psychitrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker and author):
THE “PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART” OPENS IN APRIL 27, 2013, IN MARCHE REGION (ITALY) SHOWING 158 WORKS, INCLUDING A PIECE BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
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 Marcheregion (PesaroUrbino, Italy) - will open the new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art as a completion of the St. FrancisMuseum 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. There will be also a work created by Roberto Alborghettifor 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 / BIO
Journalist and writer, he has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories),he has worked in magazines and newspapers, he has produced Tv documentaries, he is editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education and edutainment. He leads workshops about media literacy and image education.
He has won journalism Prizes, such as Premio Acqui Terme, Premio Beppe Viola, Premio Anmil Safety in Work. He is the unique Italian reporter who received the European Award for Environmental Reporting given to him in 1992 in the European Parliament.
He has created “laceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project that involves Image reading and urban analysis in a new view of “low brow art”. His images become canvases, lithographic prints, collages and other works (silk scarves, videoclips...)
1 - THE EXHIBITION
Pictures of various sizes, about different themes, for open air spaces, halls, rooms and galleries.
2 - THE INSTALLATION
Films about “lacer/Actions” (with soundtrack) shown in different themes and arguments.
3 - CANVASES/ LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS/COLLAGES/ SILK SCARVES
Possibility to choose and book “laceR/Actions” WORKS in unique and exclusive copies.
CLICK FOR THE CLIP "THE LACER/ACTIONS SHOWROOM":
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