FIRST EXHIBITION “INTHEBOX N. 1 “
DREAMS, WORLDS, MEMORIES, ENCLOSED IN A BOX …
STEFANIA FABRI- FRANCESCO FILANGERI – MARIA CARLA MANCINELLI –
GINO SABATINI ODOARDI – SILVIA STUCKY
Showing in our gallery is a first group of writers / artists / designers who have each created a box. Each one has used the box to create a different world, such as the tea ceremony of Silvia Stucky; the desert in the fairy tales of Stefania Fabri; the dream evoked by poetic words on flowers of Maria Carla Mancinelli; the memories of childhood events that took place in the life of Francesco Filangeri; and still other memories, about ‘vu cumprà’, of Gino Sabatini Odoardi.
This first session INTHEBOX of October is also an opportunity to compare these various prototypes and to reflect on the potential of this experimental project, which is bearing very original fruit. Inthebox continues in other three sessions, with a total of twenty creations, during the following dates: November 30, 2012, January 26, 2013, February 23, 2013.
Here we have provided a reminder of the “rules” for the construction of the box. Of course, each project has its own specific requirements too, that are related to the artist’s imagination and its specific research and aesthetic ideals.
PROGRAM OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EXHIBITION “INTHEBOX n. 1 “
STEFANIA FABRI – FRANCESCO FILANGERI – MARIA CARLA MANCINELLI –
GINO SABATINI ODOARDI – SILVIA STUCKY
Visions of possible imaginary journeys and the evocation of impossible goals
MARIA CARLA MANCINELLI ” POETIC OUTCROPS “
Emotions, flowers and poetry, like dreams emerging from our souls
Container: cardboard box, cm. 45×30, rust-stained. Outside, a Turkish proverb offers the sense of the creation: “He who has bread, but buys flowers, is a poet.”
Content: The box is divided into five sections, each closed by a cover. Each section contains and reveals a feeling. Poetic phrases on the flowers, taken from famous poets, and fabric flowers of different colours express the five senses kept in the box.
Revisiting the literary or artistic re-creation of real or imagined ‘worlds’
STEFANIA FABRI “A FABULOUS DESERT”
The fairy-tale world evoked by the desert, with its magic and its mysteries
Container: cardboard box with painted and collage image, cm 30x20x8
Content: “The Day of the merchants” fairy tale and game (book, board, tokens and cards), art by Giovanni Lussu and Maurizio Caminito; “Codadad and his brothers” from “The Arabian Nights” illustrated by Orsola Damiani and “Cod and his brothers” rewriting modern, illustrated by Marilena Pasini; ” Lindolfo Sereno in the Sonoran Desert” a story about a sensitive cowboy and his adventures on Baboquivari; • Sand of the Sahara Desert; Ethiopian box with a pink stone; True photos of true desert; Incense of the dunes; Saguaro Pendant; Small camel; Poems on the desert.
SILVIA STUCKY “WORLDS IN A BOX OF COOKIES”
Poetic worlds in China and Japan that have been translated into English and Italian.
Distances. Small occurrences of nature – rivers and phoenix, flowers and leaves. Between different worlds and their untranslatable. Alphabets and ideograms, writing and painting.Drawings in brush tip, gouaches blue – photographs. Everything flows, as elusive as water.
Container: cardboard boxes of biscuits for tea, diameter 9.5 cm x (h) 3 cm – Content: The river continues to flow, 2012; 3 gouaches on paper, diameter 8.7 cm each; 3 texts
Container: cardboard boxes of biscuits for tea, 22.6 x 6.4 x (h) 4.6 cm -Content: The garden of the moon unexpected, 2012; 3 gouaches on paper, 16 x 5.5 cm each, 3 photographs, 5.5 x 5.5 cm each, a booklet with three poems
Memories of the experience of people who have lived elsewhere or at other times and our own memories that are brought together and offer new thoughts and new ideas
FRANCESCO FILANGERI “MEMORY GAME”
A personal memory of childhood is linked to a more general history that involves us all
Container: a cardboard box, cm. 40×50 which opens like a book;
Content: The materials used are cardboard, paper, paintings and prints in colour, the instructions of a game, a history of two pages, a poem on a page. A false bottom to the box can be lifted up to reveal the presence of a dozen photographs 9X9.
Visitors are invited to play the “memory game”, ordering photographs according to what he remembers from reading the story. Finally, the visitor is asked to take a picture of the composition just made. Subsequently, the photos taken during the exhibition will be part of a new work.
GINO SABATINI ODOARDI “GOING AWAY IN SILENCE”
The memories vu compra’ impose themselves in an artistic installation that evokes the streets and the small markets of our cities
Container: Plexiglas drawn by the artist cm. 5x5x5
Content: “Going away in silence”. In a white pen drive dipped in crumbs of plexiglass is the video of the show filmed at the end of the Master in Management of Museums, Faculty of Architecture of Rome, where the artist had set up an installation in which a number of non-EU immigrants, dressed in white, sit in front of fake stalls made of polystyrene.
This video says: “I dwell on that sheet of asphalt on which helpless bric a brac rest around the raised corners of our neurotic ‘visible’ city. Non-EU people, intolerant of intolerance, preside behind hidden arcaded columns, tables without feet, laden for the meal. A militia of coloured pixels similar to pop reliefs adorn these surfaces kissing the dusty ground. Watches, CDs, glasses, lighters and Prada handbags wink at the current ghost. I am aware of being part of what is occurring. In silence, I watch these attractive mosaics that strive to make the invisible indifferent. Am I also part of the game? ”
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THE GORILLA ANT
Stories of kind strength and of tenacious fragility
Sophie Benini Pietromarchi – Orsola Damiani ~ Marilena Pasini
M & S MARGINS AND SIGNS GALLERY Bracciano
6 May to 8 July 2012
Opening May 5 18:00
The exhibition features three illustrators’ drawings, collages, paintings, works on fabric, small handmade books, whose great charm is tied to the imagination and to that portion of childhood that should always remain with us. The illustration is prodigious, it can show the magic in the words, the most extravagant and incredible too, and it can tell fantastic stories without any problem, but always with a soft touch, a little bit ironic, a little bit naughty. These three illustrators, each one in her way, are able to transport us into their personal world, where the technique enjoys complicating the things, but where a vague and precise imagination, at the same time, speaks of itself in person. Their fantasy is fragile but tenacious as the ant, is powerful and strangely similar to the human, without being fully human, like the gorilla: all this is expressed in a feminine way.
From the ants embroidered on fabric by Sophie Benini Pietromarchi and her compositions for the books of Tara Publishing, whose The book book represents the best of her extraordinary and exquisitely artistic capacity to suggest how to create books with various materials, we obtain an impression of grace and creativeness, full of fun, that only the picture can give us, when, paradoxically, gets rid of itself.
From the collage of drawings of Orsola Damiani, who is engaged in the communication of clear messages and, at the same time, in creating expectations for surprises and delights of the imagination, we get another possible route of research in the repertoire of images for contemporary illustration, where the word searches in the drawing the necessary help of utopia to find their own true meanings.
From the paintings of Marilena Pasini, so full of poetic suggestions, we obtain an extension of the illustration into unknown territories, where we can look for a total liberation from the word to venture in the abstract incarnation of itself, to narrate as a ‘gorilla’, surprised to be so similar to a human and so different yet, so original. The pictures thus become an icon almost as a language of other worlds.
Just Photos by Extraordinary Girls
OPENING on 21December 2011 18:00 to 31 March 2012
From 2011 October the 15th is active in Bracciano, in the charming
historic village, in the scenario created on the right by the yellow particular
façade of the Collegiata cathedral and on the left by the gray wonderful Odescalchi Castle,
a new cultural space, called “M & S – Margini & Segni”.
This small studio/ gallery aims to promote new approaches to
art and publishing, with great attention to the contemporary and to
the creativity of individuals. Our aims: research on women’s artistic, innovative forms of
expression, small works, publishing projects with a character of oneness…
A photography exhibition, J.P.E.G. – Just Photos by Extraordinary Girls, will
open on 21 December 2011, till February 26, 2012.
Three girls only twenty-three years old have discovered photography as
a way to express their personality: their gaze to the outside world
reflects the inner self and their language looks in the contemporary ‘series’
an undamaged involvement.
Starting from installation called “Thresholds” of Gaia van der
Esch up to the sequence of “Shoes” by Giulia Caminito, to “Dancing on the roof”
of the urban performer by Domiziana Marinelli De Marco,
we can find three young girls really ‘astounding’, with
three visions of amazing intensity.
For further info, please contact:
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Maurizio Caminito firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 00393356400296
Margini e Segni via del Pescino 59 00062 Bracciano
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