Exhibitions

05 Nov

BOSCO 2019 – GROUP SHOW IN MONTONE

Grefti presents a contemporary art show where six Italian artists visualise and inspire us with the shapes, colors and rhythms of the Wood. Veronica Azzinari, Luca Cataldo e Ilaria Margutti in Santa Caterina church and Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Pellegrini e Riccardo Tesorini at San Francesco museum, every day from 10AM to 19PM.

19 Set

Exhibition at the MARCA MUSEUM

The outcome of the Fondazione Rocco Guglielmo residency will be presented to the public on September 12th at 6.30 pm at the Marca: the works of the artists, in dialogue with the permanent collection of the Museum, will be visible until January 2019, when they will be exhibited during the Bologna art weekend, in the stand of the Guglielmo Foundation as part of the independent city fair, organized by Caravan SetUp. Four artists were involved in the 2019 edition, selected by Rocco Guglielmo, Simona Caramia, Simona Gavioli.

28 Mag

NATUROGRAFIE. ALLA SORGENTE DEI DATI – SOLO SHOW IN TORINO

Opening: Thursday 30 May from 6 pm, via Mazzini 33 – Turin

I’m sittin ‘on the dock of the bay
Watchin ‘the tide, roll away
I’m sittin ‘on the dock of the bay
Wastin ‘time
– Otis Redding

Press release – May 21st 2019 | Water is that element that most of all is capable of connecting the biological aspect of science, the spiritual aspect of religion and the evocative one of art.
For this reason the artistic work of Roberto Ghezzi is both fundamental and crazy, in one mixture of method and vision, symbolized by the “cathartic” and mystic rite of immersion.
A practice, that of Ghezzi, able at the same time to bring us back to the origin of our species and of the Earth and to herald our inexorable destiny as destroyers.
His Naturographies, this is the name that the artist has given to his works, are the result of a procedure that settles over time, just as the debris stratifies on the canvas once this was immersed in seas, rivers, lakes, rice fields, springs, to then be left to collect how much water and air had to deposit. The result of this work on the surface of the fabrics are paintings that the artist has set over time and that do not declaim but testify.
No lyricism, no inspiration: a portion of the physical world, dirty and alive, the fluid of the Earth picked gently.
Wild Mazzini hosts the solo show “Naturografie: alla data sources”, whose inauguration is in program Thursday, May 30 at 6 pm in Via Mazzini 33, finding in the work of Ghezzi continuity
with the theme of the exhibition season – Ex Machina – characterized by solutions between art and design
able to project beyond the data (in this case biological datasets) towards a more understanding general reality, showing us with calm clarity what we all know, but which we foolishly neglect the world we inhabit: we are guests of it.

 

Wild Mazzini data art gallery
Via Mazzini 33, 10123 Turin
wildmazzini.com | info@wildmazzini.com | 0039 393 0665415

 

The exhibition is enriched by the autogenerative sound installation The Quietest Voice by Riccardo Tesorini, designed to dialogue with the Naturographies and based on a stroke rewriting system
from the formalization of plant growth. (L-system) The algorithm operates according to this principle the “voices” of the composition in an autonomous manner. The sound result is managed through
of sound exciters that instead of producing sound through air like normal speakers, yes they serve instead of a surface to put into vibration, thus producing a unique sound strictly site-specific, which responds to the artist’s desire to grow and die his own music according to the principles of natural growth, adapting to the place appointed for installation.

 

20 Mag

LIMEN – SOLO SHOW IN CORTE ZAVATTINI 31, CESENA

ROBERTO GHEZZI
LIMEN
On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Roberto Ghezzi realizes for Cristallino the
LIMEN project, an installation located along the banks of the Savio river in Cesena. The work wants to be
a tracing of the organic life of the river, with the aim of offering an intensive image of its course.
Composed of eight large canvases, the installation remained active for five months, starting in October
2018 in February 2019, allowing the nature and climatic variations of the environment to act on the
supports.
The experience was that of a project developed on a specific natural milieu, which of this
he intended to grasp not only the hypothetical representation but the metaphysical threshold – almost favoring it
the input of a geography of the deep. Leading us in this adventure was also the desire to reflect
on our landscape heritage in dynamic terms, trying to activate a real interaction with the
places, to show their unprecedented, mysterious resonance.
The Naturographies of Roberto Ghezzi are works that are born from an effective collaboration, from a true and
own doublebind between man and the environment. His research does not propose to give us back the iconography
landscape. Instead, it accepts its fundamental otherness, establishing a relationship with the objective element
dialectic: it is nature that impresses its mark on a support that the artist thinks, installs and monitors in
intended space (mainly rivers and lakes), thus officiating a strange combination of choice
aesthetic / operative, natural element and visual frame.
The outcome is incredibly evocative micro-landscapes, in which the infinitesimal – herbaceous rhizomes, algae,
lichens, cyanobacteria – any organism able to run aground and find a home in the folds of a
fabric, acquires a miraculous pictorial evidence.
Written by nature, the works of Roberto Ghezzi are an inclusive impression (material, physical, graphic) of the
atmospheric model of a portion of landscape: of this atmosphere they preserve lexicon and syntax, ne
testify to the time and circumstances, that secret code that hardly our diagnostic workshops and
genetics assume they can be deciphered. This is something that binds us to the dawn of Greek thought, ai
dawn of our thought. Half ta physikà.
Roberta Bertozzi

09 Mag

NATUROGRAFIE – SOLO SHOW AT MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PISA

From 10 May to 15 July 2019 Roberto Ghezzi will hold a personal exhibition at the Cetacean Gallery of the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa, exhibiting his naturographs, works created through nature in wild places of Italy and the world.

Ghezzi’s installations are in principle white canvases prepared with secret reagents that, let live for months or years in uncontaminated natural environments, develop a slow and deep dialogue between man and nature; a dialogue and a connection, in this case, which is consolidated over time, day after day, and which witnesses the alternation of the seasons and the elements. The result is a real piece of the “new” world, newly formed, almost “taken away” from the flow of time and crystallized within the installation, which tells the infinite miracle of life on this beautiful planet and which, for once at least, it gives the artist the feeling, even if it is illusory, of having really created.

The inauguration of the exhibition, with free admission, will be held on Friday 10 May at 17.00.

 

The exhibition “Naturographies. Stories of water and the earth” by Roberto Ghezzi at the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa is part of an artistic project in and for the territory of Calci, started on March 9th with the laying of eleven white canvases in the forest devastated by the fire of 24 September 2018.
Ghezzi entrusted them to Nature to collect the signs of fire and rebirth. Before leaving, he told me that naturographs are like children to him: at this moment other canvases are being transformed into different places on the planet and are all present in his thoughts. A confidence that is also an invitation to “visit them” every now and then, leaving them to me and the locals. The comparison guided me to some reflections that I try to share in this paper.

Before starting to build his canvases the Artist dialogues with Nature, whether it is that of a forest or stream near his home or of a remote corner of the planet, from Alaska to South Africa: he travels through the places, studies the climate, the biology, listen to their feelings, connect, meet the locals and collect their stories. Like a bird that is about to build a nest or a mammal that digs its den in which to give birth to its cubs, Ghezzi carefully chooses the place in which to make his creations.
The moment they come out of his studio the canvases are white, apparently “virgin” and similar to each other. In reality they have already received the signature of the author, a secret and articulated recipe that Ghezzi modulates according to the environment to which the canvases are intended and diversifies between one canvas and another. Each of them is therefore unique, in terms of characteristics and potential, right from the first moment of its genesis, just like a child. Go back to the earth and walk away from it, let Nature let it “grow”, transform.
If you can go and visit them, look at their changes anxiously without interfering.
It cannot predict or even determine the final appearance of the creations; how much rain will bathe them, which organisms and microorganisms will find nourishment or shelter, which and how many sediments will settle there, how much and how the light of the sun will change their color and not even how much time it will be necessary for them to become “big”. But it is he who establishes the moment in which to take them back with him to stop any ongoing process with appropriate treatments. The completed works are then “brought to light” in galleries, museums, private houses, to convey to others the message of the Artist, his legacy.

Ghezzi’s installations in the natural environment sometimes follow the shape of a golden spiral, the link between man and nature: this is the case both for the installation between the charred trunks on the mountain, and for the preparation of the exhibition at the Museum of Natural History. These two spirals have begun to grow, expand, involve people, generate other ideas, strengthen friendships, stimulate artistic collaborations, from the moment they were conceived

I like to think that the concatenation of events, exchanges, human relationships, personal reflections and emotions aroused by Naturographies, are also daughters of this very particular union between Artist and Nature. Also integral part therefore of the work of Art. Which has remote and mysterious origins, as much as its recipients and the questions and emotions it will arouse in different people and eras: just as the golden spiral has neither a beginning nor an end, it follows laws that man investigates from always, but they pre-exist him and, I believe, they will survive him.
Paola Iacopetti

Paola Iacopetti photo credits

 

30 Apr

WONDERLAND – GROUP SHOW IN FOIANO DELLA CHIANA

WONDERLAND EXHIBITION wart exibitionValdichiana Outlet Villagea curated by Andrea Baffoni and Massimo Magurano1 May – 30 June 2019 opening Wednesday 1 May 2019, from 10.00 am opening event at 5.00 pm with performance by artist Alessandro Marrone, central squareWonderland is the contemporary art exhibition that Valdichiana Outlet Village offers to its visitors in May and June 2019. A unique event of its kind that brings into dialogue a commercial space full of surprising elements with the expressive marvels of the most current artistic languages. Curated by Andrea Baffoni and Massimo Magurano , active for a long time in the organization and production of contemporary art exhibitions, visitors can see site specific works designed and explicitly designed to dialogue with these environments. Large works that involve space through luminous games, videos, and relationships between painting, sculpture and installations. All from a point of view that normally the visitor cannot grasp, since the exhibition is mainly located in the spaces on the upper floor from where one can enjoy the overall view of the central square and grasp normally hidden architectural aspects. : Carlo Dell’Amico, José Ballivián, Noemi Belfiore, Stefano Di Giusto, Stefano Frascarelli, Roberto Ghezzi, Laura-P, Nicola Maggi, Sol Mateo, Jannis Markopoulos, Alessandro Marrone, Movement Label, Negro, Skizzo, Roberto Sportellini, Katja Tukiainen . Emerging names in many cases supported by established masters, to underline the presence of the three artists – Ballivián, Mateo, Markopoulos – who in 2017 represented Bolivia at the Venice Biennale. The intent of the organizers is to relate the thousands of visitors present in the Outlet with the languages ​​of their time. For this reason the exhibition foresees the presence of great works also in the lower part, monumental sculptures and ironic provocations that induce the viewer to encounter and clash with art, together with a space dedicated to projections and videomapping where the continuous play of light creates a constant effect of surprising astonishment. For two months Land of Fashion becomes the “wonderland” to tell the magic of creativity out of the spaces usually dedicated to art and embrace the highest number of people possible. Opening times every day, 10.00am-8.00pm Videomapping space, from Friday to Sunday 10.00am-8.00pm

30 Apr

EFFETTO SERRA 2 – GROUP SHOW IN PONTEDERA

2nd exhibition stage of the project visible until 11 May at Villa Crastan Pontedera

Itinerant exhibition project coordinated by the artist Matteo Nuti, architects Luca Doveri and Marco Martinelli and contemporary art curator Alessandra Ioalé.

With pictorial, sculptural, photographic, installation and video works by Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, (Samuel Rosi) Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi and Roberto Ghezzi.

28 Mar

EFFETTO SERRA – GROUP SHOW IN BIENTINA

When the voice of the Serra descends to the valley and propagates its Effect
With works by: Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi, Roberto Ghezzi
Coordinators of the traveling project: Matteo Nuti, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Alessandra Ioalé
Critical text by Alessandra Ioalé
Technical support: Park 793
Inauguration Saturday 30 March at 18.00
From March 30th to April 21st
Villa Comunale Pacini Battle of Bientina
The exhibition will be open every weekend at 4.00pm / 8.00pm
to visit the exhibition by appointment write to parco793@gmail.com

Saturday, March 30th at 6 pm, at the Villa Comunale Pacini Battaglia of Bientina, will inaugurate “Effetto Serra”, the traveling collective project coordinated by the artist Matteo Nuti, by the architects Luca Doveri and Marco Martinelli and by the contemporary art curator Alessandra Ioalé , which thanks to the patronage of the Municipality of Bientina and the support of Parco 793 bring to the exhibition, the pictorial, sculptural, photographic, installation and video works of Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi and Roberto Ghezzi.
The “Greenhouse Effect” is what has allowed the Earth and continues to allow it today, with great difficulty, to be a hospitable planet, based on a balance that is as perfect as it is delicate. In time, paradoxically, the term has taken on a strongly negative meaning in our culture, this is not to be attributed to the phenomenon itself, which in reality would be positive for terrestrial survival, but rather to the action of the man who, for the its selfishness and self-centeredness, it has jeopardized its balance by beginning to undermine its natural perfection and become a harmful phenomenon for the human species. In the last few decades we have seen many times how the wickedness of man has known no obstacles, especially when looking at our territory, whose natural wealth, of which Monte Serra is a symbol, has been repeatedly put to the test by various incendiary episodes, accidental and malicious, compromising the flora and fauna, as well as the life and activities of the people who live there. However, we have also witnessed a total awakening of consciences, which have joined forces for a single goal: to pay tribute to our natural heritage, worthy of protection and enhancement, saying that it is sufficient to human ignorance and bringing last February to the election of this local heritage with national heritage and place of FAI heart. I would like to define this as a new “Greenhouse Effect”, from which the exhibition takes its title, giving a positive meaning back to the term and the concept. Effetto Serra becomes synonymous with what this Monte has managed and manages to create around itself every day for centuries and is, at the same time, what the concentrate of creative energy of the twelve artistic personalities exhibited here managed to create for the Serra and that this collective wants to show to the public. Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi and Roberto Ghezzi gathered under one heading: Effetto Serra, which supports our Monte and at the same time it feeds on what it gives them every day. Finding ourselves in front of the manifestation of an exchange of energies in perfect balance, in which the artists act as “greenhouse gases” favoring the reflection of their creative energy towards the Mount and retaining part of its heat to redistribute it beyond the local boundaries.
An effect like this, never seen before. The geography of the Serra is studied and redefined naturally in the research of the architect Enrico Nieri; the devastation suffered by the Monte, but also its natural beauties, which constantly try to re-emerge stronger than before, are at the center of the video of the video maker Francesco Battaglia and of the photographs by Roberto Filippi. The Serra is transfigured in digital paintings and collages by the surreal and suspended atmosphere of the designer and artist Elisabetta Cardella, in the natural sculptures of the architect Luca Doveri and the architect Marco Martinelli. He is the protagonist in the lettering of Muz, which depicts him inside the letters that make up his signature, and in the experimental works of the social artist Nico Lopez Bruchi, who uses painting, video, photography as a means to transcribe his emotions. Finally, the essence of Monte Serra is captured in paintings and multi-material installations, halfway between pictorial tradition and new digital media, by the artist Matteo Nuti; emanates from the sculpted or embroidered Hands of Jade Faithful, but also those of his Madonna, which become a symbol of the spirituality of manual work,

28 Gen

SETUP CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR BOLOGNA

Tiziana Tommei Contemporary will be present from January 31st to February 3rd 2019 at the VII edition of SetUp Contemporary Art Fair, at Palazzo Pallavicini, Bologna. In accordance with SetUp’s mission, an independent fair focused on the emerging international scene, Tiziana Tommei presents the artists Enrico Fico (Naples, 1985) and Roberto Ghezzi (Cortona, 1978), with a curatorial project conceived starting from the given theme: Ithaca.

Every minute that passes, everything that would have to settle down, fall down, be born, die or react on the pre-existing landscape, does it on my white canvases interposed between what was there and what should have been there at that point.

This is how I subtract landscape spirals from the landscape.

Roberto Ghezzi

The artistic practice of Roberto Ghezzi revolves around a conceptual design that, moving from reflections and experimentations on nature, finds expression in 2015 in a corpus of unpublished works, which he himself called, through a neologism, Naturografie. The artist shares with nature the creative process: he moves from studies, analysis and experimentation of environmental factors, to orient and fix the form and substance of his work. Such a corpus is the result of an approach that is anything but sudden and romantic, but rather a meditative and analytical one, which he carried out in parallel with painting. His landscapes on canvas have been, in the past and increasingly, sopposti to a transformation in a minimal key: in them he has subtracted the references to the essential to the essential, to arrive at a disconnect from reality understood as a phenomenal dimension. Such a gradual departure from the mimetic representation of nature has constituted the antechamber of a survey aimed at probing what nature hides, preserves and represents in its essence. The white canvas thus becomes a permeable mirror and p of the flow of life, a shroud that welcomes and preserves the elements of nature once restored through the pictorial stratification. In this dynamic of creation, the artist is an authentic director: he directs the spectacle of which nature is the protagonist; he decides place, time and matter, monitors all the steps of the process and finally chooses, fixing it in progress, the final aspect of the work. Besides all this, it exists and is founding, together with a scientific and mathematical attitude (expressed through the study of geographic coordinates and times of permanence, terrain and currents), a feeling of absolute respect for nature, the knowledge of its codes and a desire for sharing and communion with it.
Tiziana Tommei

12 Dic

V I V I group show in Cortona

For the third year the Art Adoption Cultural Association, under the direction of Massimo Magurano, presents and inaugurates in Cortona on Sunday 16 December 2018 the New Generation artistic project curated by Andrea Baffoni and Massimo Magurano.
The event, sponsored by the Municipality of Cortona, will take place in the historical center of the city and will involve 26 exhibition sites, public and private spaces and commercial activities, with which selected 29 artists will interact in a fluid dialogue, tracing an exhibition itinerary in line with the theme indicated.

The edition of this year, developing a heterogeneous process in the proposed visual languages, focuses the New Generation on sculptural research and on the large installations placed in the historical points of the city, squares and public spaces in connection with the theme and title VIVI, fil rouge of the entire exhibition project proposed by the Association Art Adoption.VIVI, affirmation and, at the same time, an admonition to a will of energetic and re-active presence in which art and, specifically, sculpture act as fundamental mediums of high sense and more.

On the calendar several surprises, interesting interactions and engaging anticipations to the official opening of the New Generation. On December 8th 2018 *, in advance of a few days from the inauguration date, two exhibitions of contemporary art will be presented to the public in the enchanting complex of Sant’Agostino of the XIII century located in the historical center of Cortona. In the Auditorium the solo exhibition entitled Il Gioco è il Tempo by the artist Paolo Mezzadri and, in the internal cloister of the same complex, the exhibition by Andrea Clementi.

A third edition of New Generation by Art Adoption, which is certainly reconfirmed by the passion and great will of its artistic director, Massimo Magurano, but also by the desired and active participation of a growing public, each year more and more present, attentive and expert; young curators, collectors, operators of the sector, but also simple curious and passionate people who discover, live and meet the territory and art in an open and shared way, relating and reflecting on the determined value of the work of art in the human evolutionary process .
In fact, pursuing this goal, Art Adoption is committed with tenacity and supports artistic research, strongly believing in the promotion of talents and in the enhancement of the art through alternative exhibition methods aimed at always connecting the territory and the community in a participatory relationship (t) VAT.

Rethinking, from time to time, the spaces, the routes and, above all, dialogue with the artists, real talents and actors of transformation; this and more is the Art Adoption project, this is the New Generation. An articulated ‘design’ that moves and develops interesting stimuli that lead to new possibilities and cognitive perspectives so that, in the relationship with art, one can vividly rediscover an internal visual sense involving a community present and each time more nourished, making it and making us consciously VIVI.

ARTISTS: Anna Stella Zucconi, Generoso Spagnuolo, Vezio Moriconi, Gabriele Novani, Qwerty, Beppe Borella, Marco Puca, Paolo Mezzadri, Andrea Bartolucci, Simone Piccini, Alessandro Marrone, Mary Pola, Consuelo Zatta, Francesca Pieraccini, Roberto Ghezzi, David Pompili, Stefano Di Giusto, Filippo Moroni, Alessandra Federici, Daniele Castagnetti, Roberto Tramontano, Massimiliano Poggioni, Andrea Clementi, Roberta Busato, Alessio Cinaglia, Noemi Belfiore, Maurizio Rapiti, Negro, Auro and Celso Ceccobelli.

ART ADOPTION NEW GENERATION 2018 – VIVI
Curated by Andrea Baffoni and Massimo Magurano
Cortona Old Town
December 16, 2018 – January 10, 2019
Inauguration: Sunday 16 December 2018 11:00
Art Director Art Adoption – Massimo Magurano
* 8 December 2017
Complex of Sant’Agostino, via Guelfa 40 – Cortona
Auditorium: Staff of Paolo Mezzadri. The Game is Time
Cloister: Andrea Clementi’s staff curated by Francesca Bogliolo
Main Point Art Adoption
Palazzo Vagnucci, via Nazionale 42 – Cortona
Cultural Association Art Adoption
via Nazionale, 63
52044 – Cortona (Ar)

29 Ott

BOSCO CONTEMPORANEO

The Grefti Cultural Project, will present from 1 to 4 November 2018, for the 2018 Bosco del Bosco Festival, by Veronica Azzinari and Roberto Ghezzi, two young artists whose works and artistic processes we deeply admire.

Both artists are bound by the search for primordial knowledge, which leads them to act in and interact with the world, so to speak, “natural”; that is, trying to capture information from that world that exists beyond human culture.
Both artists have devised two workshops for the days of the festival and will be present during the exhibition to talk with the public about their work. Below is information about the activities.

Veronica Azzinari investigates with her artistic processes the memory of our cultural history preserved in Italian botany.
“Constantly immersed in natural environments I collect, physically and visually, the clues left behind by earth, plants, rock, water. I collect hidden information between the rhythms repeated by each element, between the methodical drawings within each seed, sprout, flower. ”

Veronica invites us on Sunday November 4th at 10 AM to follow her on a guided tour through the woods to experience the effects of Nature on our senses. An engaging experience that will be immortalized visually with the creation of a travel notebook returned to the Church of Santa Caterina.

Roberto Ghezzi’s technique reveals the forgotten creative forces of the Wood. Interacts and uses this “that lives in the environment and that, if there were not my supports, would inevitably fall on another landscape below, is instead intercepted by my paintings. I choose the place, the material, the form of the installation and the exposure time. Nature does the rest. When, after months, I decide to pick up my works from their creation environment and maybe place them in a gallery, here: I transport a part of “place” in a human space, something that does not represent but “is”.

Together with the Ass. Historically A.R.I.e.S. Hiking and Simonetta Cirilli (professor of geology at the University of Perugia), which will add a scientific point of view to the artistic creation specially designed for the territory of Montone, will be held an excursion on the site of the installation of Roberto in the Carpina River Sunday 3 November at 8 AM.