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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS
FOLLOW THE (SILK) DOVES... MY "COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE" SOLO-SHOW IS APPROACHIN'

 

 

This is the COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW 2015Official Flyer of my next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse″ – taking place in an amazing Romanesque temple, on Lake Como, Italy. The show is exceptionally scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5, 2015, in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center –  50 meters from the lake shore – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy: St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a really beautiful setting for my upcoming show.

The image-symbol of the exhibition is a limited-edition silk scarf created for my “Lacer/actions” project with the collaboration of Italian textile designer Bruno Boggia. As you see in the flyer, the silk scarf looks like a dove…It’s a sign of hope, because I think Apocalypse Book in itself is a story of hope… So, follow the (silk) doves... My solo-show is approachin'...   

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 5/18 | tags: LACER/ACTIONS abstract Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Project about torn and decomposed publicity posters abstract mixed-media installation video-art performance realism modern photography graffiti/street-art




"CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS ART IS FROM AN OLD BUS?" THE PRESS RELEASE

 

 

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 are most cordially invited. 

Website and social media viewers are enthralled and mystified by what Roberto has created from the totally natural and realistic photo images he took last October of the 1956 “Ghost Bus” when he toured the huge Bartons garage site housing superb exhibition and special events space as well as a wonderful collection of vintage vehicles.   Can you believe that this art is from an old bus? 

 

See the project gallery posts on his website so far

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/the-ghost-bus-hop-on-board-and-enjoy-the-cards-series-work-1/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/the-ghost-bus-the-cards-series-work-2-maps-from-the-short-film/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/the-ghost-bus-the-cards-series-work-3-skies-from-the-short-film/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6EdU_xLFRY  Ghost Bus trailer with quotes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZslQCqWSGtI  3 Ghost Bus trailers

and thereafter twice a week... so keep up to date by “liking” his Facebook, or follow on his  Twitter account (or LinkedIn and Google+) to enjoy the whole gallery experience leading up to and including the special event on Friday 27 March.

See details about Roberto’s October visit on

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2014/10/page/2/

What captured Roberto’s imagination was the story behind the “Ghost Bus” which Simon Barton relayed to him.  The URR 865 AEC Reliance had been slumbering in an open Suffolk field for 20 years, resistant to both scrapping or restoration, before being discovered and brought back to its original fold a few years ago.   

 A vehicle-sister of the “Ghost Bus” had been documented in an incredible 1959 movie in Kodachrome colour of a group of English ladies and gentlemen who toured from Nottingham to the Italian Riviera on a Bartons Road Cruise Holiday, now posted on http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/index.php/2012-01-23-22-22-17/the-ghost-bus.  

Bartons was once the largest independent bus company in Western Europe and one of the first firms in the world to operate a timetabled bus service.

As shown in the short film, some images (“Maps”) come from the Land Rover vehicle that is  parked next to the old bus.  The vehicles are both distressed in the same manner from decades outside, both the same age, British in manufacture and both have decades long association with Barton family. Both vehicles are still on site.

It was good reason for Roberto to create and build a different road trip of the artistic kind between Italy and the land of Robin Hood.   So he set to work incorporating the “Ghost Bus” for his “Lacer/actions” project concerning realistic images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials.  The project, preceded by 3 trailers and a flyer, consist of two short movies for public performances and video shows, a limited edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films),  a special card series (reproducing 16 artworks selected from the 109 that had been created) and a collection of canvases.

The “Ghost Bus” project synopsis refers:

“There’s an old bus at Bartons garage, in the ancient land of Robin Hood. After thousands of miles, between earth and sky,  it’s taking a rest tired and rusty. But if we look closely, it continues to tell us the colours of its days along the dusty roads of the world...”

The Ghost Bus project is already attracting media and TV attention in Italy and around the world, so hop on board and enjoy the ride!

 

BIOGRAPHY ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI :

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism promoter, email:  marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk  Mob 07899 798487

 

Roberto Alborghetti, email:  ro.alb@alice.it

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

 

Simon Barton, Bartons Plc: http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

 email:  info@bartonsplc.co.uk

  

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 2/28 | tags: The Ghost Bus Lacer/actions by Roberto Alborghetti contemporary art visual arts pop-art modern art abstract mixed-media video-art performance pop realism surrealism modern photography graffiti/street-art




"THE GHOST BUS": THE FILMS PREMIERE ON MARCH 27, 2015 (CHILWELL, NOTTINGHAM, UK)

"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/

 

The Ghost Bus : The Official Flyer

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 1/26 | tags: graffiti/street-art photography modern realism pop performance video-art mixed-media abstract Visuals abstract visual Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions The Ghost Bus




"THE GHOST BUS": ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI VISUALS IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD

“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 BartonACT 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 by one of the oldest buses, the so called “The Ghost Bus”, a piece of history of English public transport: it’s a URR 865 vehicle AEC Reliancemade in 1956! Simon Barton told me that a vehicle-sister of the “ghost bus” was also documented in 1959 on a wonderful and unmissable film telling a beautiful journey through Italy by a group of English ladies and gentlemen. It was another great reason to establish a collaboration building a bridge between the Land of Robin Hood and Italy… So, I began to work and create on the “ghost bus” for my “Lacer/actions” project concerning realistic images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials.

The project – preceded by 3 trailers and a flyer – will consist of two short moviesfor public performances and video shows, a cards series (reproducing 16 artworks selected from the 109 ones that has been created) and a collection ofcanvases.

The movies premiere will take place in February at Bartons Plc in Beeston, Nottingham. Special previews, news and pictures are yet available on the main social networks (Word Press, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+). The “Ghost Bus” project synopsis tells: “There’s an old bus at Bartons garage, in the ancient land of Robin Hood. After thousands of miles, it’s taking a rest, tired and rusty. But if we look closely, it continues to tell us the colours of its days along the dusty roads of the world ...”.

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 1/12 | tags: The Ghost Bus Lacer/actions by Roberto Alborghetti Act Group Bartons Plc abstract mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism surrealism modern photography graffiti/street-art




ART AND AUTISM: "COLORS AND EMOTIONS" FROM AN EXPERIENCE IN ITALY

 

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 Lacer-actions / Between dream and reality”).The initiative was made possible thanks to Rotary Club of Roma Golfo di Anzio, Nettuno, which has included the experience in "Anzio for Autism" program.

My videoclip wants to tell a sort of journey through "special painterly colors and materials" and the singular experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the Syndrome of Autism Spectrum. Patrizia Sapri led with passion and enthusiasm the group of the magnificent seven little artists who have re-composed and re-built my works from “Lacer / actions" Project. Kids re-viewed with their creativity images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and “urban signs”.

Patrizia Sapri, teacher and curator, says about the workshop: “ My job has the aim to start from the healthy part of the person and developing residual capacity. We search for a meaningful relationship between colors and emotions. Limits are transformed into expressive skills, communication, art… Roberto Alborghetti works have the emotional power to establish a right condition to create and to act. Yes, my special students like so much Roberto's colors, scratches and cracks. But don't ask me why...”.

Click the link and watch the clip (soundtrack:"Psalm 23" by Jennifer Goodenberger): http://youtu.be/FMlUEIRcOkU

 

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/30/14 | tags: Lacer/actions abstract Roberto Alborghetti Autism and Art mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism surrealism modern photography graffiti/street-art




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

Silk scarf - Lacer/actions by Roberto Alborghetti 

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 has been working with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world (Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana...).

 

Bruno Boggia and his staff helped me to select artworks to be converted into 3 patterns of real exclusive “pieces of art”. The images of that dirty and ripped papers have changed in the elegance, delicacy and sheen of silk textile. The photos reproduced in this gallery are demonstrating it. Images of ripped and dirty outdoor advertisings, left to decompose on the walls or billboards, are now soft silk scarves, ready to be worn. “And they are a perfect gift!”: says Marie DeerHeart, USA (artist, photographer, teacher; she writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training).

Watch the clip: SILK, STARS AND SCARVES / THE VIDEO

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/17/14 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions Lacer/azioni visual/ realism contemporary abstract mixed-media installation video-art pop realism surrealism modern photography graffiti/street-art




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

Collage by Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions

 

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 YouTube:

Videoclip: The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)"

 

About “Lacer/Actions” project…

LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial signs (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 50.000 images). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition

One of my most recent shows (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last two years I was on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works 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. Now I’m working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK; all on board from January 2015...

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/30/14 | tags: Lacer/actions collage-assemblage abstract mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism modern photography graffiti/street-art




“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 8/1/14 | 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





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