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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS
"CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS ART IS FROM AN OLD BUS?" THE PRESS RELEASE  
Posted 2/28/15

PRESS RELEASE BY MARYSIA ZIPSER - ACT GROUP The exciting new “Ghost Bus” visual art project by Roberto Alborghetti – Italian journalist, writer and visual artist – is now touring the world wide web over the next two months attracting many admirers along the way. This itinerant “modern art gallery” is culminating in a special short films premiere and social gathering on Friday 27 March at 6.30pm at Bartons Plc, Chilwell High Road, Nottingham, to which you... [more]

"THE GHOST BUS": THE FILMS PREMIERE ON MARCH 27, 2015 (CHILWELL, NOTTINGHAM, UK)  
Posted 1/26/15

"The Ghost Bus" films will be premiered on March 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc,61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK... A project by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons Plc and Act Group... "A visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood". More infos at: https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/ [more]

"THE GHOST BUS": ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI VISUALS IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD  
Posted 1/12/15

“The Ghost Bus” is coming soon in the Land Of Robin Hood… It's a new art and visual project scheduled in Beeston-Nottingham (UK) for January-February 2015 in collaboration with Bartons Plc and its owner Simon Barton, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser. This story and this collaboration began last October, when I spent some hours in Bartons huge garage of vintage buses and cars. "THE GHOST BUS": THE OFFICIAL FLYER I was really impressed b... [more]

ART AND AUTISM: "COLORS AND EMOTIONS" FROM AN EXPERIENCE IN ITALY  
Posted 12/30/14

One of the top 5 videoclips in 2014 at my YouTube channel is "Colors and Emotions: The other side of autism". The clip simply shows images from a workshop with autistic kids who reproduced some of my artworks from"Lacer/actions" Project (about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban signs). The 2nd edition of this wonderful activity was curated by Patrizia Sapri who carried out as well as (in Anzio-Rome) an interesting exhibition ("Scratches, Cracks and Lac... [more]

SILK COMET…TEXTILE DESIGN FROM PICTURES OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS (LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT)  
Posted 12/17/14

This is a “Season’s Greetings card” dedicated to the limited-edition of a 3 silk scarves series I created for my "Lacer/actions Art Project”. The images of dirty, torn, and worn paper of the publicity posters on outdoor billboard have become silk scarves too! After to be already transferred on canvases, lithographic prints and aluminium my "Lacer/actions" artworks were transformed in silk textiles designs thanks to collaboration of Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy) who... [more]

MY NEW WORK ON A TABLE: COLLAGE MADE WITH 1.258 PIECES OF WASTE-PAPER FROM TORN OUTDOOR ADS  
Posted 11/30/14

This is my new work for “Lacer/actions” project. It’s a collage made on a table using 1.258 waste-paper pieces of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings. I gathered every single paper pieces along the streets, after the old publicity posters were torn down from the billboards. I titled it : "The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)". It covers a wood table; sizes: cms 108 x 51. I think images speak better than words… So I created a videoclip I posted on Yo... [more]

“AN EXHIBITION, A RESTORATION” IN UMBRIA (ITALY): 416 ARTWORKS ON SHOW INCLUDING “SHOOTING STAR” BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI  
Posted 8/1/14

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... [more]

WE ARE ALL MEANT TO SHINE” / NELSON MANDELA WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF US  
Posted 12/6/13

© 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 childre... [more]

“THE NEXT APOCALYPSE”: MY COLLAGE WORK FOR “ART TOPPLING TOBACCO” PROJECT  
Posted 10/16/13

"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.... [more]

MY SURPRISE PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL SQUARE WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF 3 HISTORICAL PLACES...  
Posted 7/13/13

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,... [more]

1.000 STUDENTS WORK WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ON THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS  
Posted 5/15/13

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... [more]

THE “PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART” OPENS IN APRIL 27 IN MARCHE REGION (ITALY)  
Posted 4/22/13

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 artis... [more]

THE HEALING POWER OF COLORS: DISABLED STUDENTS WORK ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI'S IMAGES  
Posted 4/20/13

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 Robe... [more]

A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI "LACER/ACTIONS" WORK SELECTED FOR THE NEW "PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART" OPENING ON APRIL 27 IN MARCHE (ITALY)  
Posted 4/9/13

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 internat... [more]

THE AESTHETICS OF DECOMPOSITION: “THAT "BEAUTY ZONE" WHERE THERE IS AN OPTIMAL MIX OF ORDER AND DISORDER”  
Posted 2/9/13

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... [more]

7.000 VISITORS FOR ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE MEDIEVAL TUSCANY CASTLE  
Posted 1/29/13

    "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... [more]

5.000 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY VISITED ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE. SHOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2013  
Posted 11/30/12

    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 wa... [more]

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION EXCEPTIONALLY EXTENDED TILL JANUARY 15, 2013  
Posted 11/17/12

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. [more]

OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE "REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE" TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE  
Posted 11/1/12

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... [more]

IT'S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES  
Posted 7/27/12

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... 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... [more]

ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI  
Posted 5/30/12

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.      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... [more]

THE NEW CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF MARCHE REGION (ITALY) WILL KEEP A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS WORK  
Posted 4/9/12

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 Pr... [more]

"ESCAPE FROM A DEFINABLE SPACE"...  
Posted 2/7/12

    Hundreds of drops, black-white-grey colors, an absolutely random image, as the other 35.000 I took during my research about what I like to call “The Torn (publi)City” (ripped posters and urban signs). This is one of my last 2011 artworks. I had the luck to catch it in Milan. It's one of a series of 5. You never imagine where I took it from! Someone could define it as an expression of dripping techniques. Someone (again) could tell me that it is so similar to some Jackson Pollock paintings... I only say that the image is absolutely natural and spontaneous, a realistic... [more]

STEPPIN' ON “LACER/ACTIONS” : A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO SEE A CANVAS  
Posted 1/12/12

A Roberto Alborghetti artwork as never has been seen before... The videoclip shows a “Lacer/actions” out-of-view. Or better: an image caught under a different perspective. Roberto Alborghetti brings his eyes – and camera eye – inside one of his pictures of torn posters and urban signs. It's surely a different way to watch "And a big fire storm poured on earth..." (Canvas, 93x62, 2010). Capturing soundtrack: it's Kyrie (live version) composed by Lorenzo Perosi. http://youtu.be/rokf3a_RTmw ... [more]

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE “LACER/AZIONI” CHANNEL  
Posted 12/31/11

  These are the Top 10 videos that in 2011 gained the highest number of views at my YouTube Lacer/azioni channel. At the top we see the clip inspired by Srini Pillay's words about art and the art's healing power; Srini Pillay is Harvard psychiatrist, columnist (The Huffington Post and Psychology Today), brain imaging researcher, author (his book “Life Unlocked” ispired the videoclip at 4th position). At the second position: the clip I created remembering Nine Eleven Fallen in the 10th Anniversary of Twin To... [more]

MY SEASON'S GREETINGS IN AN "HAIGA"  
Posted 12/23/11

  Dark night Snowflakes and frost Before the New Day   Notte scura Fiocchi di neve e gelo Prima del Giorno Nuovo   This Season's Greetings card fuses, in an “Haiga”, words (“Haiku”) and visual art. The image (lithograph, 50x70) is part of “Lacer/actions” collection, concerning my research about torn posters and urban signs. I thank my “haiga” teacher: poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa). Questo cartoncino augurale fonde - in quello ch... [more]

“MODA E TENDENZE” WRITES ABOUT SILK SCARVES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES  
Posted 12/8/11

  “MODA e TENDENZE” ("Fashion and Trends") – review published by L'Eco di Bergamo newspaper - in December 2011 issue, out on in these days, pays attention to Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer /actions" project, focusing on silk scarves made with images of torn posters torn and urban signs. "Fashion and Trends" - which is curated by Fabiana Tinaglia – writes: " The torn, dirty and worn paper of ripped posters sticked on the walls of our cities is now also become a fashion accessory and, specifically,... [more]

3 SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH TORN POSTERS IMAGES / SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION  
Posted 12/6/11

  A series of three silk scarves. I've created them workin' on my images of torn posters details (“Lacer/actions”). I accepted the challenge that italian textiles designer Bruno Boggia offered me when I visited his Studio in Como (Italy). Bruno, with the invaluable assistance of his daughter Lucia and with the support of his staff, helped me selecting artworks to be converted into silk scarves designs. Bruno Boggia Studio has been working with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the... [more]

NO CLOUDS: POETIC VERSES BY JOSHUA SELLERS + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 'S TORN POSTERS IMAGE  
Posted 12/1/11

  Joshua Sellers words fused in Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions artworks: this is an HAIGA No clouds the wind revealed in tall grasses   Nessuna nuvola il vento rivelato nelle erbe alte   Pas des nuages le vent révélè dans les hautes herbes   Ninguna nube el viento revelado en las hierbas altas “No clouds” is another result of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). We had previously collaborated on a... [more]

NO CLOUDS: POETIC VERSES BY JOSHUA SELLERS + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 'S TORN POSTERS IMAGE  
Posted 12/1/11

  Joshua Sellers words fused in Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions artworks: this is an HAIGA No clouds the wind revealed in tall grasses   Nessuna nuvola il vento rivelato nelle erbe alte   Pas des nuages le vent révélè dans les hautes herbes   Ninguna nube el viento revelado en las hierbas altas “No clouds” is another result of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). We had previously collaborated on a... [more]

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