In 1946, Lucio Fontana was the first to use the ballpoint pen as an artistic material while he was in Buenos Aires, where a few years earlier the Hungarian László József Bíró, who fled Nazi persecutions in Europe, had patented the definitive prototype of his invention.
One of the most significant consequences of the omnipresent multiplication of the image in the media era is the crushing of reality in a myriad of visual testimonies leveled by the net that are increasingly populist and unable to produce reliable hierarchies of meaning.
Fiction writer Philip Dick (1981) wrote: “The fishes do not carry rifles.” With this phrase, extracted from “The Divine Invasion”, the author imagines a disarmed and fluid society like the open sea in which to dive and re-emerge, giving shape to multiform events.
According to theoretical physics the blacks holes are celestial bodies in which matter is directly transformed into energy due to a gravitational field so strong and intense to prevent the escape of any element. Even light can escape its force of attraction and for this reason it is invisible and only indirectly detectable through the […]
Among revisited Mayan prophecies, several international collaborations, the restyling of the bikes of Valentino Rossi Team, and the daily work in her studio in Rovereto, we met Laurina Paperina, who has an ongoing “apocalyptic” solo show in the land of origin, Trentino. She tells us all in this interview, but be careful not too many questions …
The Arcade Gallery, founded by Christian Mooney in 2008 in the vibrant art scene of Old Street, London, focuses on encouraging new international and emerging voices of contemporary arts. This vision is confirmed by the exhibition I Hear You Singing in the Wire, which presents works by Riccardo Baruzzi (Lugo, 1976), Leonor Serrano Rivas (Malaga, […]
It was the late 1974 and the Democratic Republic of Congo had recently assumed the name of Zaire, imposed by new dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Mobutu, who choose a name that was already a presage of the cult of personality that was involving his government, became sadly famous for its corruption and for having established what […]
In his exhibitions conceived as infinitely mirroring games, Ovidiu Hulubei attempts to displace perception – first, by frustrating it, second, by allowing it to conceive of its complete Other. The works are often deceivingly interactive, calling for a response from the passer-by, either as a leap of imagination which never hits the bottom of reality, […]
Galleria de’ Foscherari presents a new exhibition project that, evoking the masterpiece of James Ensor entitled The entrance of Christ into Brussels in 1899, compares the poetics of Piero Manai (Bologna, 1951-1988) and Luigi Presicce (Porto Cesareo 1976).