LARA FAVARETTO , PINK ROMANCE

 

“Pink romance” . Lara Favaretto.

It is a Pink confetti’s cube falling down, confetto after confetto.
Do you remember minimalism? Bob Morris essential strictness turned into a sort of geometric cake that starts collapsing, like an ordinary broken romance, represented while it begins to fade away … There is no sadness, no pain .

There is a metaphoric beauty and poetry, in Favaretto’s artwork, even in a sort of soft initial failure.

The beauty of the Ephemeral .

The conceptualist beauty of a giant cotton candy….

 

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SHEILA HICKS COLOURED WORLD

The seduction of colours, combination of colours and their powerful Aura to bring light and warm feelings in a room and a soul.

“Internationally recognized for her mastery of a textile vocabulary of extremely different scales—sculpture, tapestry, site specific commissions for public spaces, environments of recuperated clothing and uniforms, and more—Hicks has thoughtfully crafted miniatures throughout her nomadic career.”, from BGC Yale, Sheila Hicks.
Link to her considerations about Art for Venice Biennale here :

https://youtu.be/8yk5bxjzLGw

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CAN YOU FEEL ME ? JOSEPH KOSUTH

Art and Music sometime are so close .


Ode to the five senses in a neon written artwork and ode to the senses in a concept album that made history.

“See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me
Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat”
(Tommy, the Who)

Art is a burglar of souls : it open the door of perception .

From William Blake to rock and roll there is not a frightening distance.

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MARIANNA SIMNETT / BLOOD IN MY MILK

Relaxing time in pink hammocks?

Blood in My Milk is ” the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in the US and brings together new multi-screen edits of four of Simnett’s most important works to date.

In Ben Eastham’s words : “Simnett’s work is ‘surrealist’ in the manner of Un Chien Andalou (1929), cutting abruptly between images to foster nightmarish associations.  Influenced in her early work by the body politics of feminism’s ‘second wave’ (she shows me sketchbooks filled with homages to Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman), her work proposes that we situate the body at the centre of debates about society and the self which are increasingly preoccupied with immaterial networks and non-corporeal identities” (Frieze.com)

Marianna Simnett plays around the themes of the body and the Self via an enchanting   artwork: so feminine and  tender, but also anxious about themes such as Identity and Personality, via her filmic universe.
Brilliant, soft, strong.

THANKS TO lssartadvisory.  FOR THE PIC Courtesy the artist and Jerwood/FVU Awards

 

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DANAE SINCE TITIAN : A CHANGE

The Danae’s myth turned  into a performance.

There is a room, with a machine, so that when you go to the exact center, a rain of gold falls on you, while transparent umbrellas protect you …
The gold rain  is Zeus metorphorphic body from which Danae gave birth to Perseus.


Danae, in this new myth’s interpretation, is every woman, that can be part of the performance, who gives birth to herself, first of all , in the artist’s mind.
Myths are alive and eternal, even if their meaning change with time and space .
Ovidio is still alive, here and then . But a woman/Danae  gives birth to herself, first .

There is poetry in taking part to this rite.

 

 

 

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ARE YOU REALLY HAPPY? MIART

Miart Fair Milano.

ARE YOU REALLY HAPPY ?

I think that behind lots of artworks, in literature, visual arts , music and so on, there is the same basic question about life: are you really happy?

Each artist gives different visions and interpretations. No one gives solutions because Art is about questions and ideas but it is not a theorem.

This one goes directly, in a conceptual way, to the point: ourselves at the mirror investigating about Identity and feelings.

The word REALLY is the starting point towards a change and evolution…

The Self at the mirror, basically, to see what is behind it ! A conceptual tribute to Lacan.

This is cool isn’t it !?

 

 

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BUTTERFLIES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Butterflies since Odilon Redon…

A tryptich.
In the Middle Age it was all about holy subjects, biblic stories, sacred themes, the “vanitas “, vanity of physical life .
Today, Damien Hirst puts his beautiful dead butterflies as a symbol that mixes the idea of Beauty to the fear and removal of death in our era .

There is beauty in death ? Or beauty is a way to escape that scaring feeling of a physical end ?
A Postmodern tryptich is about a cliché: eros and death. Myths collide in Hirst work .
Like in his asian inspired Mandala series.
A sort of new religion using the art languages.

Butteflies. From the Renaissance to Damien Hirst , directly from Fiac Paris, another work that shows beauty and ephemeral things in life via this elegant and fragile creature.
Is it inside a cage ? Or is it just a box to protect it ? Maybe both … protection can become a cage sometime and a cage can be felt as protective…. yin and yang.

Amidst the painting and the colours in a new landscape, butterflies are a symbol since ages of things passing by : life, love, memories, dreams.
It is a bit like painting the pleasure to feel blues …to be Sad, but just for 15 minutes, Warhol said.

RG

 

 

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CONNECTING IDEAS /Art market conference london 6/09/18

Some Art inspires because it is a sort of bet : it changes our perception, it is a ‘knock’, an open door on different visions, different approach to art itself, life, identity, relationships.

Here some inspiring art from different artists, times and countries. In common, it has this powerful factor : think differentely.

 

The Amazing woman and brilliant collector Valeria Napoleone at the art market conference in London few days ago .
She says the best words a great collector can say :
“I don’t buy for investment. I buy what i believe is great . I buy excellence …i buy what i enjoy and what i love “. In a market where the key world is the ‘Nobody knows’ rule, the best thing is buying for the love of the artwork .

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CONNECTING IDEAS / don’t treat me like an object

Some Art inspires because it is a sort of bet : it changes our perception, it is a ‘knock’, an open door on different visions, different approach to art itself, life, identity, relationships.

Here some inspiring art from different artists, times and countries. In common, it has this powerful factor : think differentely.

 

Patricia Urquiola / Federico Pepe .

Don’t treat me like an object , the object (chair )says .

In the relationship with a seated human being, the object has a sort of ‘soul’ .
It is a game, conceptual art mixed to pure Pop !

It reminds to Pier Paolo Calzolari artworks, his dreamlike chairs, waiting for a visitor and his/her gaze, a glance between the object and the human being  that can evocate whatever you want to dream about  : waiting, nostalgy, absence, presence. Feelings, to cut a long story short.

Here, the object has a poetic witty soul, and invite to …love ? pity? sensitive approach ? But whatever it is, it is about the idea of ‘feeling art’ again, via the light of neon, thinking about the master,  Bruce Naumann.

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CONNECTING IDEAS /after Pistoletto

 

Some Art inspires because it is a sort of bet : it changes our perception, it is a ‘knock’, an open door on different visions, different approach to art itself, life, identity, relationships.

Here some inspiring art from different artists, times and countries. In common, it has this powerful factor : think differentely.

 

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto has chosen his rags, close to a classic Venus, to celebrate his Utopia of a new art outside the art system, made of poor materials and the dream of a new world.
Today, plastic materials for children creates a sort of contemporary giant Totem celebrating Colours.
From Arte Povera to new artists, the dream of freedom is still there .

The dream of a free world, where art can change perception and maybe give the urgence of changing.

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