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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,

15 Mar

Naturografie on the Monte Serra ( Pisa)

 

CALCI (PISA)

Starting from 9 March 2019, Roberto Ghezzi will build an installation composed of some of his naturographs arranged in the form of a golden spiral near Montemagno, in one of the areas affected by the fire of September 2018.

Ghezzi’s research has always aimed to investigate the aesthetics of the natural datum and to dialogue with the surrounding environment; the meaning of naturography is precisely that of creating through nature.
In the case of this species, Ghezzi entrusts the soil and the forest ravaged by fire with white canvases prepared with organic compounds in order to trigger a dialogue aimed at capturing, in a single work, the traces of the drama of fire and those of rebirth. Memory of the place, therefore, a warning and a wish for the future in the sign of respect and knowledge.

Many of the installations made by Ghezzi, like that of Monte Serra, follow the shape of the golden spiral. The golden ratio is in fact the link between nature and mathematics, the meeting point between the supreme harmony of the cosmos and the model that represents it.
But there is also another reason that characterizes the artist’s choice: the Fibonacci spiral is also a golden spiral: therefore harmony between man and nature and homage to the great genius of the Pisan mathematician born in these beautiful lands.

The installations will remain on site for as long as necessary for their creation, so that interested parties can visit them or come across them casually along the path that crosses the land devastated by the fire.
At the time of their collection, the naturographs will be donated by the artist to the Comune of Calci, as a reminder of what has been and hope for what will be.

On May 11, 2019 – when the installations will still be on site – Ghezzi will inaugurate a personal exhibition at the cetacean hall of the Calci Natural History Museum, so that interested parties will be able to see the artist’s research in every its phase.

07 Mar

Special project : Limen – Cesena – part. 2

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Roberto Ghezzi took the canvases that were part of the Limen installation on the river Savio near Cesena. The installation has miraculously resisted the floods of the river and will be exhibited at the Crote Zavattini gallery 31 during the artist’s solo exhibition starting on May 18th.

 

The installation on October 2018

 

The installation on December 2018

 

The installation on March 2019

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)

08 Nov

TREKKING CONTEMPORANEO CORTONA

Sunday 4 November 2018 the Maec (Museum of the Etruscan Academy) organized under the care of Stefania Rinaldi a day of trekking during which the participants were accompanied to visit the Hermitage of Le Celle di Cortona, the Naturografie by Roberto Ghezzi in the river of Loreto and the Etruscan tombs.

Stefania Rinaldi Erica Romano Photo Credits

 

 

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.

 

22 Ott

FLUMINA

 

The Marcolini Gallery presents Flumina, a project by Roberto Ghezzi that in his painting investigates a new possible (non) representation of nature. What Ghezzi establishes with reality is a mimetic relationship presenting the sign that nature imprints on previously prepared supports and on which then Ghezzi intervenes, modifying its appearance and final perception. His works are witnesses of an intimate union between man and nature, unique objects defined by the artist as a “natural mimesis”, the repetition of a sign that is itself nature. His “Naturografie” are cultures of cyanobacteria, algae, protists, aquatic lichens, rhizoids on which he intervenes by modifying the course of proliferation. “The sign that these organisms trace on the support is a curious and unexpected form of natural beauty that corresponds to the beauty of spontaneous forms of nature, such as spiderweb, corolla, foliage, and it is not representation, human sign”.

Inauguration on Saturday 27 October at 18.00

Galleria Marcolini, Forlì, via Francesco Marcolini 25 / A Info: www.galleriamarcolini.it

Ilaria Bovina photo credits

 

 

12 Ott

LIMEN – SPECIAL PROJECT

Roberto Ghezzi’s “naturografie” are works that arise from the effective collaboration between Man and “Ambiente” in which the artist prepares the supports that will be installed in the landscape, chooses the places where to place them and decides the exposure times. Everything else is done by Nature which, left to act undisturbed for days, months or years on the surfaces of naturography, acts like a painter on a white canvas. We then witness the creation of a “living” work of art that does not represent the landscape, but it is the landscape, for that time and on that support chosen by the artist for this purpose. For VIE PERIPHERICHE the artist will perform a tracing of the chemical and dynamic life of the river Savio.

Network project with Galleria Marcolini_Forlì

Sunday October 21st 10:30 am

CORTE ZAVATTINI 31_Cesena

Fiume Savio_Cesena

https://www.cristallino.org/roberto-ghezzi

03 Ott

TUNIS : Roberto Ghezzi artist in residence

49 artists of international standing and 30 independent art spaces will be the protagonists of the first edition of ‘Open Art Week’, an event dedicated to contemporary art that will be divided between Perugia and Tunis with two weeks of exhibitions, films, dance shows and theater, photography, concerts, meetings with artists, workshops. The event that will be held from 29 September to 7 October in Perugia and from 13 to 21 October in Tunis.

Roberto Ghezzi realized his installation in the ancient Punic port of Carthage, in collaboration with the Oceanographic Museum of Tunis, already in the first days of September, and will return to be raised during the week from 14 to 20 October when he will be a guest of the Selma Feriani Gallery.

https://www.openartweek.com/project/roberto-ghezzi-naturografie-talk/

 

 

04 Lug

SOUTHAFRICA : Roberto Ghezzi artist in residence

 

June 2018: Roberto Ghezzi is  artist in residence in South Africa .
He installed canvas and organza supports at two locations on the continent: Blyde River Canyon and Mossel Bay.


These two locations were chosen because the artist wants to deal with the red earth of the continent and with the ocean, two different and very fascinating environments.

The naturographs have been entrusted to two local artists who will follow their development throughout the month of July and August.