A preview of my works for “XX x XX (twenty for twenty)”, a group show by Daniele Decìa featuring street art, new pop, underground. Seventy-one artists, seventy-one artworks 20×20 cm. Opening 12th December at Studio D’Ars, Via Sant’Agnese 12, Milan. From 12.12.2013 to 07.01.2014
Artists: 108, 9Periodico, Ak, Ale Senso, Nicola Alessandrini, Alice Pasquini, Aris, Awer, David Bacter, Francesco Barbieri, Giorgio Bartocci, Massimo Caccia, Camilla Falsini, Carmelo Cambareri, Checkos’Art, Corn 79, Crin, Ct, Giordano Curreri, Darkam, El Euro, Etnik, Fabrizio Fontana, FraBiancoshock, Frank Lucignolo, Gianmaria Giannetti, Gio Pistone, GLoois, Gosia Turzeniecka, Gue, Michele Guidarini, Halo Halo, Irwin, Kraser, Krio,Luca Ledda , Antonello Macs, Andrea Mangione, Marco Memeo, Mrfijodor, Mp5, Nevercrew, No Curves, Pao, Opiemme, Orticanoodles, Pier De Felice, Ale Puro, Ravo, ReFreshink , Denis Riva, Seacreative , Emila Sirakova, Cristian Sonda, Giacomo Spazio, Stencilnoire , Tellas, Tenia, Mattia Turco, U252, UFO5, Uno, Urbansolid, Urka , Giulio Vesprini, Vine, Vins Grosso, Emanuele Vittorioso, Fabio Weik, Zibe, Zorkmade.
In the day of Berlusconi’s decadence. After 30 odd years of Media Dictatorship, who are the newspapers and politicians going to talk about? I’m pretty scared about what will happen in the next few days. Please stop calling his name in vain.
Do call my name in vain, 2012 61 x 34, digital print on dibond
I published the home page of the daily “Il Giornale”. Here is a description on Wikipedia: “The newspaper was planned in 1972 by the journalist Indro Montanelli […] In 1977 Montanelli, in financial difficulty, accepted an offer by Silvio Berlusconi, who thus became the publisher. Indro Montanelli edited and published il Giornale from its start, until Berlusconi entered politics (December 1993). At that time he left to found the new daily La Voce. […]”
I met Luciano Pivotto two years ago in Biella, Alessandro Pianca introduced us. Along with ale, he was the first person to talk to me, to suggest that I should approach BI-BOx Art Space, telling me how Irene Finiguerra was young and attentive. I would have found out only later on that it wasn’t just a gallery, but it was a “forge” where one was in close contact with friendly happiness. Irene, Gigi Piana, Loris Bellan, Alessandra Maio. Luciano for me, though I hardly knew him, became teacher, a precursor. He intertwined drawings with words as though they were thread created paintings which remind me of lithographs. Simple, synthetic, yet so dense. His paintings are the evolution of Italian visual poetry, of calligram by Guillaume Apollinaire, with whom poetry first found an articulate structure. After the passing of Martino Oberto in 2011, another master of relation between images and words we were left with.
The words that I haven’t said to you. The words which you have not taught me. The words that we will draw, will remind you.
“Incontrai Luciano Pivotto l’anno scorso a Biella, Alessandro Pianca ci introdusse. Con Ale, lui fu il primo a parlarmi, a suggerirmi di avviciniarmi a BI-BOx Art Space, dicendomi quanto Irene Finiguerra fosse giovane e attenta. Avrei capito solo in seguito che non era solo una galleria, ma una fucina dove si era a stretto contatto in un’amichevole serenità. Gigi, Irene, Loris, Alessandra. La figura di Luciano, per quanto poco lo conobbi, divenne per me quella di un maestro, di un precursore. Intrecciava disegni con le parole come se fossero fili, e componeva pitture che mi ricordano litografie. Essenziali, sintetiche eppure così dense. La sua pittura è l’evoluzione della poesia visiva italiana, dei calligrammi di Guillaume Apollinaire, con lui per primo la poesia ha trovato forme esteticamente più articolate. Dopo la scomparsa di Martino Oberto nel 2011, un altro maestro del rapporto fra immagine e parola ci lascia.
Le parole che non ti ho detto. Le parole che non mi hai insegnato. Le parole che disegneremo, ti ricorderanno.”
«Aveva un desiderio collaborativo alto e nobile, un’eleganza intellettuale e una sensibilità rare in un ambiente competitivo come il nostro» Gigi Piana
18.10 – 18.11 SpazioBlue (Via Gandino 3, Bologna ) presents “OPIMAIOr Minor Cessat“. Two site-specific, “DOMUS” and “PISCEM VORAT MAIOR MINOR”, by Alessandra Maio and Opiemme, curated by Marta Gabriele.
A solo exhibition in Bologna (IT) from 7th to 28th June 2013 at Portanova12 Gallery. Three of the walls (7x5x4 metres) in the main room at Elastico Studio have been dedicated to a site specific intervention, to which the exhibition owes its name: “Parole di Carta” (Paper Words). An installation made of newspapers, tape, paper and cut-out wordswhich spreads out on the walls in a collage of Italian national news headlines of the last month and quotes some of the themes previously expressed by the author in solo show “No Flags”, reflections on the absence of valuesin the ‘Bel Paese’ Italy. Opiemme composes a site specific with stencils of works created from 2010 on, in a dialogue with his own poetry, of which parts, side by side, integrate with each other and enrich with meaning.
Daniele Decia presents his new curatorial project “Street D’Ars” in Milan, renewing Studio D’Ars’s proposal with a selection of Italian street artists. This new season opens with a solo show focusing on street poetry, typography and visual poetry evolution by Opiemme. Introduced by a curatorial text by Alice Zannoni.
“Solaris” site specific project (4x3m) at “Green Area” of Step 09 Contemporary Art Fair in Milan for Bi-BOx Art Space Gallery. Based on a poem by Maria Ivana Trevisani (Ecopoetry). On ArtsCharity, China (more infos)