Artissima open the first edition of Disegni, a section of the fair reserved specifically to drawings, an experimental project in the context of a fair devoted to contemporary art.
In conversation with Valentina Bruschi, curator of Viaggio in Sicilia. Maps and Myths of the Mediterranean, Planeta’s project for Art and the Territory, with new works by six artists: Marianna Christofides, Gabriella Ciancimino, Malak Helmy, Andrew Mania, Pietro Ruffo, Luca Trevisani.
Mario Giacomelli made the rural landscape his workshop, using the medium of photography to document his conceptual process through lines traced in the fields and the land’s annual changes, from sewing season to harvest time...
Mario Giacomelli. Terre scritte
Curated by Corrado Benigni and Mauro Zanchi
Complesso Monumentale di Astino, from 21 of April to 31 of July 2017
Beauty as the ideal of perfection and perfection as a condition of acceptance.
Popcorn # 7 tells this through several movies, less and more recent, people who have chosen or been forced to resort to cosmetic surgery in the course of their lives. The star system is an example of striking, especially women, but also men, choose to change parts of their bodies, reducing them or making them larger or deleting them, a contemporary phenomenon growing. This trend is also reflected in the cinema where in "The Skin I Live" Robert chooses to submit Vera to several operations to transform a boy in his beloved, now dead. In some cases, it is not only surgery but a real wives' factory as in "The Stepford Wives" where a couple goes to live in a town where husbands manufacture women aimed at satisfying them in every way. Following "The Picture of Dorian Gray," based on the book by Oscar Wilde, the young Dorian sells his soul to the devil in exchange for not mutate d 'aspect, while its framework ages for him. A more recent example is "The Neon Demon", the story of a girl who becomes a model for its sheer, natural beauty, and she will be eaten by other models, envious and desirous of his body. I wish you a good vision leaving you with a question: how far would you push for perfection?
April 2017_by Adamaria Giammarino
In some parts of Tokyo, it is not unusual to feel as if you have stepped into a scene from Blade Runner. As in the world of the film, one can pass through a residential neighborhood of narrow streets and alleyways filled with the smell of cooking food to the artificial side of the city, with its skyscrapers, apartments, and offices.
by Ayaki Aron Hortz
The search for Paradise Lost can be understood as an extension of our individual search for our own personal Eden—a response to nature perceived as eternally insufficient. The idea of the garden is borne from this urge and is something inescapably artificial.
Sixties and seventies' creativity: inspirational Canadian experimental animation films
They have placed before us things, signs, images, specters and phantasms .... Not without reason did Socrates once call the loss of sensation by the name oblivion; if he had not for the same reason described memory as a seed cast forth as a concept similar to insensibility, he would have explained a deeper thing. Unless therefore fantasy’s species knock with vigor, thought will not open to it, and if the doors will not open in thought, the angry mother of the Muses will not receive them. (Giordano Bruno, The Seal of Seals 11, 19–20).
After surviving to 2016 and various festivities, the first gallery of 2017 is in the name of the Musical, to start with the right energy the new year. From the prison of Chicago to the New York dancehall, from the holiday villages of Dirty Dancing to the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. The stories behind the songs will leave you breathless... good listening and good vision!
January 2017_by Adamaria Giammarino
Agnes Varda was born in 1928 in Belgium, she is one of the main representative directors of the Nouvelle Vague together with Godard, Resnais, Truffaut and others, (even if she don't recognize herself in this definition). Later, Agnes Varda moved from Belgium to Paris.
A triple voice conversation born in September when I met the fabulous young artist from the Emirates and the curatorial duo at FARE, during the residency. Today the final exhibition, BRZ5, opens its doors. Enjoy this multidisciplinary conversation and go to Frigoriferi Milanesi to have a look at the exhibition if you are in Milan.
The Swedish director Roy Andersson, winner of the 71th Venice Film Festival Gold Lion price with A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence is a great source of inspiration for cinema and fashion photography world
“We are not bad people
We just come from a bad place”
Shame – Steve Mc Queen
Hot 'n' Hotel. Remember the Rock'n'roll. Remember the legendary Hit "Hot'n'Cold" by Katy Perry. Remember past warm nights in the arms of our beloved under the duvet of a hotel. It can remember lonely nights spent torturing ours nails, after a furious quarrel on vacation. It may remember, in this case, the Hotel as the place for us, tireless travelers, but as welcoming home to several directors who have chosen to shoot inside memorable scenes. We speak of masterpieces that have made the history of Italian and international cinema. Let's start off with a parade that will leave you breathless and with a great desire to book a beautiful room in a hotel, and why not, maybe you will watch one of these movies that I recommend ... dispassionately!
November 2016_by Adamaria Giammarino
I believe a serious writer describes action only to reveal a mystery. Naturally, he may be revealing it to himself as well as to his readers. And he may not be able to reveal it to himself at all but I believe that he can’t help but feel its presence.
From “Introduzione” by Marisa Caramella in Flannery O’Connor, Tutti I racconti, Milano 2009, p. VII
Fashion film is a category in which you can find together multiple fused arts and disciplines.
Among the many definitions that can be used to describe a fashion film, that cannot be confined into just one section, the experimentation is the strongest and most interesting characteristic of a fashion film.
A space that gives value to this art is the Milano Fashion Film Festival, a project by Costanza Cavalli Etro, now in its second edition.
"Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, and cultural producer. Born and raised in New York City's East Village she is the UK Gallery Relations Lead for the online platform Artsy " this is the incipit of her official bio... I made a conversation with her starting from her new project Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet...
Un'indagine estetica sul cinema di Francois Ozon, a cura di Luisa Pagani.
Fragrance, Tadzio by Homoelegans, poem Ode to Apollo by John Keats.
Fragrance, Safran Troublant by L'Artisan Parfumeur, poem From The Greek Of Moschus: Pan Loved His Neighbour Echo by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Poncho Barbara Bui Pre Fall 2016, words Guia Cortassa
Fragrance Power Ballad by Room 1015, poem out of the arm of one love by Charles Bukowski.
Look John Galliano AW16-17, parole g.g.
Look NikeLab Gyakusou Spring 2016, parole Ingrid Melano
“È una cosa che inizia e finisce qui.”
“Non c'è bisogno che lo sappia nessuno.”
“Io non sono cosi.”
dialogo tra Ennis e Jack tratto da “Brokeback Mountain”
Cos’è l’amore? Una domanda così breve alla quale è così difficile rispondere.
Spesso la società e la religione ci impongono un certo modo di vedere l’amore arrivando a farci sentire a disagio qualora il nostro orientamento sessuale dovesse essere diverso.
Questo mese POP CORN vi propone una selezione di 8 film incentrati sull’amore omosessuale, un amore che grazie alle difficoltà che è disposto a superare, ai pregiudizi contro i quali deve lottare, si dimostra forte, arrivando ad unire maggiormente le persone. Perché l’amore è universale ed è un sentimento così puro e raro che non può che dare gioia.
Partendo da “A Single Man” dove George pianifica attentamente il suo suicidio in seguito alla morte del suo compagno a “L’inconnu du lac” dove Frank mette in pericolo la propria vita in nome dell’amore, scegliendo di frequentare l’assassino Michel del quale si è perdutamente innamorato.
Due testimonianze toccanti le incontrerete in “Lei disse sì” e “Der Kreis”: il primo è un documentario che racconta la storia di Lorenza e Ingrid che decidono di sposarsi in Svezia, patria di Ingrid, visto che in Italia non è loro consentito mentre il secondo film è ispirato alla storia vera della prima coppia gay ad essersi sposata in Svizzera negli anni ‘90.
Come “Der Kreis” anche “The Danish Girl” e “Carol” vi riporteranno indietro nel tempo grazie ad un’estetica curata fin nei minimi dettagli: nel primo Gerda accetta e appoggia la scelta del marito Einar a sottoporsi all’operazione chirurgica finalizzata al cambio del proprio sesso (la prima nella storia) mentre “Carol”, una vicenda drammatica che esplora l’amore tra due donne, vi farà riflettere sui compromessi che si è disposti ad accettare per amore.
Adamaria Giammarino, marzo 2016
Look Sunnei, SS 2016, words Hazal Ilgım Çelik.
Cintura Spirituality Belt, Sergio Colantuoni, parole Francesca Crippa.
When we were chid we thinks family as a rock, a concept that is close to perfection: often movie industry and advertising may be responsible for the idea that everyone have of their own household.
This month POP CORN is dedicated to the perfect family, that there is not, in fact, I propose you a selection of 10 quality movies, about families that are far from perfection, families that could be ours.
A family that meets after a long time to celebrate an important event as in the case of "Another Happy Day", "Festen", "August: Osage County" and "The Royal Tenenbaum". There are families who have to face with enormous difficulties as in the case of "We need to talk about Kevin", "Father and Son" and then there are the painful separation of a couple as in "La prima luce" and "Last Summer" that reach to compromise the relationship between parents and children.
Closing and opening gently I recommend "Le meraviglie", a movie full of feeling and silences, desires and denies that you face during the adolescence and are perfectly embodied by the protagonist, Gelsomina, through the representation of the relationship with her father. Wolfgang is a man devoted to his work as a beekeeper, he lives with his family in the countryside and is stubborn to keep his loved ones as far away from the world "outside" than the bucolic reality in which they appear. But there will come a time when he will understand that it's time to loose himself and let go Gelsomina to adulthood.
By Adamaria Giammarino, February 2016
Maglia in fille di cotone melangiata, gonna longuette in macramè asimmetrica, maxi shopper flat in pelle, calzini in maglia, sandalo flat ricamato con piume, pom pom, e frange, e tiara ricamata con cristalli, N.21 SS2016, parole Riccardo Bonini.
“Un giorno senti che devi cambiare vita, che non puoi più stare dove stavi. Che devi andare, devi essere, devi sperare”
Un giorno devi andare
From the lightness of Bridget Jones, who decides to make a change in his life, to Benjamin Button, who surprises us with its countless experiences enclosed in its existence.
Truman is unknowingly trapped in a perfect world, will he find the courage to face reality?
Often change triggers into us a feeling of fear because we know what we leave but we do not know what we will face. Some people decide to travel, like Xavier, who leaves Paris for Spain, or Elizabeth, who understands that his marriage, the house and the work are choking her, she feels an inner desire to get away from everything, and then she leaves for Rome and Naples before moving to Indonesia.
POPCORN This month is dedicated to new beginnings, introspection and self-awareness... always with a touch of madness!
I wish you a happy new year, indeed, a "new beginning".
By Adamaria Giammarino
Look Vetements, Fall/Winter 2014, words Hazal Ilgım Çelik.
Scarpa Marsèll, parole Riccardo Bonini.
Look Tessa, parole g.g.
Today we present artists from: Galerie Joseph Tang-Paris, Galerie Sisso-Paris and The third Line-Dubai. Follow us and our Present Future focus with the hashtag #ArtissimaLive.
Federica Tattoli, November 2015
For the third appointment with Present Future #ArtissimaLive we show artists from Parafin, London; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin and Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Napoli.
Federica Tattoli, November 2015
Did you ever happen to be alone at the movies? Did you ever happen to feel down in the dumps and, thanks to movie scene, to feel better instantly? Yes, you are nodding, has happened to all of us.
We thought we'd put together a couple of these "illuminating moments", to create a gallery full of feeling. 10 films, 10 stories completely different from each other but united by a scene. The ball scene. Dance understood as liberating moment in which we become aware of who we are and who we want to be in life.
Scenes to be enjoyed into the warmth of your homes. Christmas is coming and will be too cold to go out dancing so… here comes a film-playlist to start dancing at home…
By Adamaria Giammarino
Various works by the Finnish artist and filmmaker Mika Taanila (born in 1965 in Helsinki) investigate the precise moment in history, when a future imaginary determined new scenarios in varying forms of knowledge: literature, design, music...
by Lorenza Pignatti
the Italian text is below / testo in italiano a seguire
Omaggio a Mika Taanila
June 4 2015, Milano
Spazio Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto 2
by Andrea Branzi
Shot interview to the Dutch artist, Herman de Vries (born 11 July 1931 in Alkmaar) representing The Netherlands at the Biennale di Venezia 2015.
Educated as a horticulturist and natural scientist, de Vries gathers, orders, isolates and displays objects from nature, directing our attention to both the unity and the diversity of the world around us.
by Valentina Rossi
ph credits Joana Schwender
The furnishings-symbols of Italian radical design by Francesca Balena Arista
Ai primi di settembre, nella splendida cornice di Villa Belgiojoso a Merate (LC) grazie all Fondazione Brivio Sforza e alla curatela di Carlotta Testori, uno scrittore Gianluigi Ricuperati, una musicologa Ricciarda Belgiojoso e Jorinde Voigt, artista visiva, hanno riportato al presente gli echi passati di un luogo dove la cultura si incrociava e fioriva. Tutti e tre hanno avuto modo di soggiornare alla villa, scambiare idee e assaporarne l'atmosfera; il prodotto che ne è derivato è multiforme, disegni, musiche e testi. Fruit ha deciso di dare spazio alle parole, Gianluigi Ricuperati ci regala due dei brani scritti per l'occasione e il suo punto di vista su quest'esperienza.
Di Federica Tattoli
Baga’s dreamlike narratives are layered, unfolding through material gleaned from collective experiences by Meghan DellaCrosse
An artist, a photographer, and a stylist come together to give life to a project that joins their mutual investigation, placing art, photography, and fashion alongside one another to create a growing hybrid. Paolo Gonzato, Alessandro Dal Buoni, and Simona Melegari are the protagonists of this experience told through words and images.
Interview by Federica Tattoli, visual project by Alessandro Dal Buoni, Paolo Gonzato and Simona Melegari
Celebrating the pivotal moments in the astrological calendar by Jeffrey Walkowiak
Accidental artist, accidental activist by Lyra Kilston
A Few Ideas Concerning the Work of Jeremy Deller by Valentina Rossi
An infinite decorative repertoire lightens and revives the obtrusive presence of objects for living by Daniela Lotta
Memory and recollections are operating systems that, like computers and the Internet, need constant updating and re-elaboration in order to remain pertinent. For artists, choosing the archive as a medium means, besides collecting, classifying, and preserving, above all reconsidering, showing, and narrating
By Cristina Baldacci
Radical point of view: an interview with Lapo Binazzi, co-founder of UFO
by Guido Molinari
Lapo Binazzi was born in Florence, Italy in 1943. In 1967-together with Riccardo Foresi, Titti Maschietto, Carlo Bachi and Patrizia Cammeo_he founded UFO, a group that entered the Radical architecture scene and in 1973 set up the experimental architecture workshop, Global Tools.
Radical point of view: an interview with Paolo Deganello
by Guido Molinari