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27/6/2019 - SALVATORE ARANCIO - PATRICK TUTTOFUOCO | SCULPTURE IN THE CITY, LONDON, UK

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks, has announced the…

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks, has announced the initial 17 artworks which will make up this year’s outdoor sculpture park in the Square Mile, with more artists to be revealed soon. Launching on 27 June, the exhibition will include works from internationally renowned artists including Nathan Coley, Elisa Artesero, Nina Saunders and Lawrence Weiner. The artworks will be displayed next to some of the City’s most famous buildings, including 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin), The Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), as well as new public spaces opening this year, including 70 St Mary Axe and Aldgate Square.

Adjacent to St Helen’s churchyard, Salvatore Arancio’s It Was Only a Matter of Time Before We Found the Pyramid and Forced it Open (2017) will be presented at 1 Great St Helen’s. Created under the influence of hypnosis, Arancio’s work forms a sculptural garden of totemic clay sculptures that recall the petrified trees of the ‘Lava Trees State Park’ in Hawaii. Through the work Arancio seeks to create a ‘healing area’ for visitors that aims to enhance their creativity. Patrick Tuttofuoco’s The Source (2017) a neon-light installation depicting the artist’s hands will hang in the historic Leadenhall Market.

More on: www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk/

 

26/6/2019 - SALVATORE ARANCIO | THE CAS ACQUIRES THREE WORKS FOR THE HARRIS MUSEUM IN PRESTON, UK

A ceramic sculpture and two works on paper by Salvatore Arancio have been acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for…

A ceramic sculpture and two works on paper by Salvatore Arancio have been acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for the Harris Museum in Preston, joining a display of 18th and 19th century landscapes, sculpture, ceramics, historic books, and an important but underused collection of prints from the 16th century to the present day.

The three works are a significant addition to Harris’ collection and will play an important role in their contemporary art programme – Harris Inspired – which will display works in and around the building.

Salvatore Arancio’s work explores beauty and the sublime in nature. He is fascinated by the merging of myth and science, exploring the state of suspension between the real and the fictional through an emphasis on construction and staging. Playing with images, shapes and symbols using found geological illustrations as a starting point, he suggests a sense of human inefficacy against nature, creating juxtapositions that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disquieting.

More on: www.contemporaryartsociety.org

- PATRICK TUTTOFUOCO | 10x100 FABBRICA D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA | GIOVANARDI SPA | MONZA, ITALY

Per celebrare il centenario di attività, la storica impresa lombarda Giovanardi - specializzata nella progettazione e realizzazione di display, allestimenti,…

Per celebrare il centenario di attività, la storica impresa lombarda Giovanardi - specializzata nella progettazione e realizzazione di display, allestimenti, vetrine e shop in shop - apre al pubblico i suoi stabilimenti di produzione per la mostra 10x100 fabbrica d’arte contemporanea: un progetto inedito che nasce da un periodo di residenze di dieci artisti mid-career. La mostra sarà visitabile da martedì 1 ottobre a sabato 30 novembre 2019 nella sede di Concorezzo (MB).

Selezionati dai curatori Martina Cavallarin e Marco Tagliafierro, gli artisti sono stati coinvolti e inseriti in azienda tra febbraio e luglio 2019 per lavorare in stretto dialogo con i tecnici, usufruendo di tutto il know how dell’impresa per la creazione di opere d’arte.

Gli artisti invitati sono: Alessandro Agudio, Marie Denis, Marotta & Russo, Jacopo Mazzetti, Daniele Milvio, Gianni Moretti, Riccardo Paratore, Riccardo Previdi, Michele Spanghero e Patrick Tuttofuoco.

- FRANCESCO ARDINI | MERAVIGLIE. L'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA IN CERAMICA | PALAZZO FERRERO | BIELLA, ITALY

con Francesco Ardini, Luca Freschi, Paolo Polloniato In questa edizione gli artisti selezionati sono Francesco Ardini, Luca Freschi e Paolo…

con Francesco Ardini, Luca Freschi, Paolo Polloniato

In questa edizione gli artisti selezionati sono Francesco Ardini, Luca Freschi e Paolo Polloniato che sono presenti con le loro opere nei saloni di Palazzo Ferrero nella mostra Meraviglie. L’arte contemporanea in ceramica.Francesco Ardini presenta una selezione di opere dal titolo Oblio, dove presenta il ciclo di opere intitolato Memoria, che rinviano ad una stratificazione di oggetti che fanno parte del nostro vissuto; i vasi Memento sono i vasi della nostra memoria, ottimi contenitori del tempo che passa; la lastra Passa il tempo è un monito sul tempo che scorre.“L’antichità del tempo è la gioventù del mondo” raggruppa le opere di Luca Freschi, dove il presente si mimetizza nel passato creando uno spaesamento.In Rinascite Paolo Polloniato con disincanto, leggerezza e ironia tradisce la tradizione creando sculture che rinviano ad un eco antico.

- SALVATORE ARANCIO | LIKE A SORT OF POMPEII IN REVERSE | SEMIOSE GALLERY | PARIS, FRANCE

You can deduce many aspects of the artist Salvatore Arancio’s work from the sentence “Like a Sort of Pompeii in…

You can deduce many aspects of the artist Salvatore Arancio’s work from the sentence “Like a Sort of Pompeii in Reverse”—borrowed from Guy Debord1—for his exhibition at Casa Jorn in Albissola. In this exhibition, he has presented a series of ceramic works created and modelled directly on objects or on organic forms created by Asger Jorn on the walls of his house’s garden. In this way, the artist enters into a dialogue with the very rich Situationist experience, which experienced one of its most intense moments precisely in this spot on the Ligurian coast, and which expresses a sense of time that follows various dynamics. The ceramic takes the shape of the contour of things and follows this search for a space around reality, reconstructing a specific space and time. A space around the traces that fill an empty dimension; a void that also reflects a temporal dimension. The use of materials and objects recalls the concept of misappropriation typical of the Situationists. The change of context of objects and materials creates new narratives and a visionary aspect that comes close to psychedelic effects.

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- SALVATORE ARANCIO | CLASSIC RELOADED. MEDITERRANEA, VILLA DES ARTS, RABAT, MAROCCO

8th June – 30th October, 2019 After the stops in Beirut and Tunis, the MAXXI collection concludes its Mediterranean journey…

8th June – 30th October, 2019

After the stops in Beirut and Tunis, the MAXXI collection concludes its Mediterranean journey at the Villa des Arts de Rabat

SALVATORE ARANCIO, MAURIZIO CATTELAN, ENZO CUCCHI, GINO DE DOMINICIS, BRUNA ESPOSITO, FLAVIO FAVELLI, MIMMO JODICE, SABRINA MEZZAQUI, LILIANA MORO, LUIGI ONTANI, PIETRO RUFFO, REMO SALVADORI, LUCA TREVISANI

Messenger works that open dialogue between people in an exhibition on the link between classical tradition and contemporary artistic research

Roma, 1st May, 2019. The Collection of MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is an ambassador of dialogue between peoples and an instrument of cultural diplomacy because even Art can establish bridges against closure and nationalism. For a year now, the CLASSIC RELOADED. MEDITERRANEA exhibit curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MAXXI Art director, together with Eleonora Farina, has brought along the Mediterranean a selection of works by Italian artists belonging to the Museum’s Collection.

The third and last stop of the traveling exhibit will be held from 8th June to 30th October 2019 at the Villa des Arts de Rabat, after having been hosted at Villa Audi – Mosaic Museum in Beirut and the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. The project is part of the cultural program that MAECI created in 2018 in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, Italia, Culture, Mediterraneo and, in Rabat, it is in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Morocco and made available thanks to the Italian Cultural Insitute of Rabat.

CLASSIC RELOADED offers a reinterpretation and revitalization of a shared identity heritage, a cultural and artistic base from which it is possible to resume a dialogue, to facilitate that understanding among people that more than ever is needed, a real antidote to all fundamentalism. Through the 20 works by 13 Italian artists belonging to the Museum's Collection, the aim of the exhibit is to represent the culture of the “sea that lies between the lands”, the cultural autonomy but at the same time openness to the other, coexistence between peoples, relationship between local and global, which has always characterized the nations of the Mediterranean. In Rabat, the works interact with the magnificent spaces of the Villa des Arts, a complex of art-deco pavilions built in the 1930s by Mustapha Alaoui and recently transformed into a center for contemporary art by the ONA Foundation.

The relationship with the city of Rabat and the culture of the Moroccan capital makes the mention of the Byzantine tradition of the Senza Titolo by Gino De Dominicis gold background or the ironic reference to the Roman mythology in Lapsus Lupus by Luigi Ontani even stronger. Remo Salvadori’s installation, La stanza dei verticali, with the sensual use of copper and the reference to the fundamental concepts of geometry, takes us back to classical architecture, while Bruna Esposito’s sculptures made of polychrome marble and bamboo brooms mix domestic and architectural dimensions. Mimmo Jodice’s photographs re-read and revive sculptures, paintings, and mosaics from the classical era, while Flavio Favelli with the collage of carpets of different origins that composes Fiori Persiani, reproduces that culture of dialogue and encounter which is part of the Mediterranean identity.

Salvatore Arancio’s ceramics take us back to native folk traditions with archaic and mythological references, Sabrina Mezzaqui’s works refer to a thousand-year-old culture of the highest artisan quality, the practice of embroidery and cutwork, which interacts perfectly with the Moorish decorations. An aniconic and ornamental aesthetics of Arab-Muslim matrix relates to Pietro Ruffo’s Icosaedro, while Luca Trevisani's compositions question the presence and absence, the fragility and the balance, pairs on which classical sculpture is based.

A work by Liliana Moro closes the itinerary. It is the sound of a bird’s chirping whistled by the very same artist, which is a counterpoint to the ornamental motifs of the Villa du Parc; next to this two works that take us back to the cult of the dead, to burials, to the hypogea: Mother, the buried fakir by Maurizio Cattelan and Porta addormita by Enzo Cucchi, a painting with clusters of skulls, works that capture our attention and lead us beyond the threshold.

More on: www.maxxi.art