MANOLO VALDES till July!

Exhibition by Manolo Valdés at Palazzo Cipolla, Rome, reopens on the 27th of April

The great exhibition by the Spanish artist held at Palazzo Cipolla in Rome, extended until the 11th of July due to the commitment of the promotor Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, which promoted it, and the willingness of the gallery and lenders, reopens on the 27th of April when the Lazio region returns to the yellow zone.

This exhibition has been strongly advocated by Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele Chairman of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, organised by POEMA in association with the Contini Gallery in Venice, supported by Comediarting and Arthemisia, and curated by Gabriele Simongini.

Professor Emanuele declared, “I really hope that this umpteenth reopening of exhibitions spaces is finally definitive and I am really delighted to be able to welcome visitors to Palazzo Cipolla, in the most scrupulous conditions of personal safety, until summer. Manolo Valdes is an extraordinary artist who has stayed away from Rome for too long and is undoubtedly worth a visit: he draws on the most famous masterpieces in art history and reinterprets them in an absolutely up-to-date way.  As well as the visual language of undoubted impact, his attention to medium and preference for large scale artworks, I particularly like his aptitude to draw on the artistic repertoire of the past in an entirely natural way and provide a contemporary rendering of it, corroborating my belief that art is an uninterrupted flow of dialogue between the great artists of the past and those of the present day.”

The exhibition (opened last October and was interrupted several times by a series of decrees issued by the Prime Minister),  which brings Valdes back to Rome after twenty-five years of absence, consists of around seventy artworks -paintings and sculptures in wood, marble, bronze, alabaster, brass, steel, iron, some of which are monumental – from the artist’s studio and important private collections that recount Valdés’s creative career from the early nineteen-eighties (just after the end of his experience in Equipo Crónica) to date.

In compliance with the current regulations the exhibition space at Palazzo Cipolla will observe the following opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 to 20:00, last entrance at 19:00. Saturdays and Bank Holidays entry by advanced online booking at

www.ticket.it/valdes and https://www.ticketone.it/artist/manolo-valdes/.

 

CHAGALL in CHENGDU

NOW OPEN “Andy Warhol: Beginning Seoul”

 

WARHOL exhibition for the HYUNDAI MUSEUM opening!

Despite the Pandemic era,  the Andy Warhol’s exhibition opens in Korea in a new and huge location! 
 
Unlike previous Andy Warhol exhibitions, this is the first large-scale retrospective exhibition to be be held in Korea.
A total of 153 artworks on show, from iconic portraits of Liz and Marilyn Monroe, among the others, to drawings that could not be seen before easily. Also on display is a private collection that shows Warhol’s various interest toward art. A journey through which define Warhol the king of PoP-Art.
This amazing exhibition is housed in an equally amazing and brand new venue; The Hyundai Seoul. The Hyundai Seoul kicks off as the biggest department store in Seoul, with 89,100 square meters of operating space, or about the size of 13 football fields.

The exhibition space, dubbed Alt 1, boasts ample space where about 200 works or art can be displayed, according to Hyundai.

The retrospective exhibition, “Andy Warhol: Beginning Seoul,” opens to run until 27th June.

 

ANDY WARHOL in China

 

Here We Are! ANDY WARHOL in China

Shanghai Minsheng Museum of Modern Art

presents

“THE POP IMAGE——Andy Warhol’s 1962-1987 ” exhibition from January 1 to April 7, 2021.

Idea by ComediArting

Curated by Lola Úcar Durán

Special Thanks to the Rumor Collection

On January 1st, 2021, the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum will launch its opening of  THE POP IMAGE——Andy Warhol’s 1962-1987, a retrospective exhibition of classic works by the artist Andy Warhol. THE POP IMAGE will feature artworks created by Warhol from 1962 to 1987, totalling 72 works which include silkscreen prints, offset lithographs, photographs, videos, and other media.
Andy Warhol was a leading figure and proponent of the Pop Art movement, with mechanical reproduction being a distinguishing feature of his artmaking process – his works would often consist of multiple replications of the same image, either as exact copies or in varying hues. Such classic works as those from Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe series, Campbell’s Soup Cans series, Flowers series,

Celebrity Portraits series and Cow series have been specially selected for this exhibition, so as to provide a comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s most quintessential creations.
If one were to regard Pop Art as the hallmark symbol of consumerism and popular culture in the 1960s, then Andy Warhol would be the central creator of this symbol, as the content of his works is closely related to American consumerism, commercialism and celebrity idolization in the 1960s. Through this exhibition, viewers will be made aware of how everyday objects have crossed the boundaries of fine art, and of the ways in which artists subversively appropriate elements of consumerist society, popular culture, and mass media in their works.

Back to Korea with Mr CALDER

ALEXANDER CALDER

<CALDER ON PAPER>

OPENING FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 10 AM – 7 PM

DECEMBER 13 2019 – APRIL 13 2020

<CALDER ON PAPER> RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

2-3/F,807 SEONNEUNG-RO, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL, KOREA

OPENING HOURS: TUESDAY – SUNDAY, 10 AM – 7 PM

KMCA is proud to present a first-ever largest Alexander Calder’s retrospective exhibition an idea by ComediArting, in all of Asia, <Calder on paper>. The museum has coordinated this tremendous event, in particular, the exhibition features over 150 pieces of Calder’s gouaches and paintings spreading from 1920 to 1976. A large number of unseen private collections of overseas collectors have generously participated in this exhibition. KMCA is preparing this exhibition with great passion to introduce Alexander Calder to the general public and the contemporary art industry of Korea. It is highly anticipated that this show will allow them to gain an insight into Calder’s art and encourage them to have a fascinating experience with his art world.

The Minvera Award with the Italian Republic President (sponsored also by ComediArting)

(Photo by: La Repubblica)

On the occasion of the thirtieth edition of the Anna Maria Mammoliti Award, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, received the eight 2019 winners at the Quirinale, accompanied by Olga Mammoliti Severi, President of the Women’s Club – The Minerva Award – Anna Maria Mammoliti reaches the XXX edition.

This year’s event – celebrated as usual in the Campomoglio Protomoteca Hall – awarded the following women: Marta Cartabia (to the Institutions), Lucia Dovigo (to the Social Commitment), Carolina Rosi (to the Arts), Fawziya Abikar Nur (Women in the World), Vandana Shiva (to Human Rights), Maria Barilà (to Public Management), Alessandra Necci (to Culture), Federica Angeli (to Journalism). Giuseppe Bungaro and Lorenza Bisignani respectively the “Scientific Research” and “the Improvised” awards of the International Prize What’s Up Young Talents, now in its thirteenth edition

ComediArting is pleased to have been among the sponsors of the edition.

CORRADO CAGLI now in Rome!

The exhibition at Palazzo Cipolla is dedicated to the Italian painter Corrado Cagli (1910-1976), remembered for forming the Scuola Romana art movement in the 1930s.

The show features around 200 works including paintings, drawings, sculptures, sketches, theatrical costumes, tapestries and prints.

Promoted by Terzo Pilastro Foundation, with Archivio Cagli, Poema and Comediarting.

 

Chagall in Bologna!

An exhibition dedicated to the great Russian artist Chagall will open on September 20th at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna. Dream and Magic: 160 works of art illustrate the original poetic language of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) through the common thread of his poetic and magical sensitivity.

Powered by ComediArting, Producer Arthemisia Group, curated by Dolores Duràn Ucar.

Jewish, Russian and Western culture, his love for literature, his deep religious faith, the pure concepts of Love and tradition and the feelings for his beloved wife Bella can be found in 160 pieces of art including paintings, drawings, watercolours and incisions.

A collection of rare and extraordinary works of art from private collections and therefore usually unavailable to the great public.
The exhibition illustrates the artist’s world drenched with wonder and marvel.

 

 

 

Stars of Pop Art now in Lisbon!

Andy Warhol and Lichtenstein among the 122 works of the exhibition “Stars of Pop Art”

Works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein will be exhibited at the “Pop Art Stars” exhibition with 122 graphic pieces, which opens at the West Tower of the Cordoaria Nacional in Lisbon. According to the organization, under the responsibility of the Portuguese company Art For You, in partnership with the Italian group Artemisia, and ComediArting, the exhibition brings together a selection of authentic graphic works by the Spanish collector José Luís Rupérez.

In addition to the emblematic Pop Art artists, David Salle, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel and Keith Haring are also represented. Under the curatorship of Dolores Durán Ucar, the exhibition – which has already been held in South Korea and Spain – was designed, produced and performed by Art For You, and will be open until January 5, 2020.

 

Rubens the genius illuminates Seville

The exhibition Rubens: Ercole e Deianira. Capolavori dalle collezioni italiane curated by Anna Maria Bava, Director of the Sabauda Gallery in Turin, with the cooperation of Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz de Fisac has been promoted by Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale and organised by PoemaComediarting and Arthemisia, under the aegis of the City of Seville.

Two of the most important masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, indisputable leader of seventeenth-century Flemish art, have arrived in Spain from Italy:  Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides and Deianira delivering the fatal tunic to the Fury.  The two large canvases kept in the Sabauda gallery at the Musei Reali in Turin will be exhibited in Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrij in Seville from the 4th of April to the 22nd of September 2019.

The exhibition is part of a wider project titled ‘Masterpieces from Italian collections’ which from now on will bring several masterpieces belonging to the most important Italian museums to the beautiful setting of the house-museum Palacio de Lebrija, tracing a fil rouge with the precious exhibits kept there.

The exhibition proposes a direct comparison between the artworks from Italy and the mosaics and sculptures belonging to the unique collection of the Sevillian palace.  Hercules and Deianira are the protagonists who engage in dialogue with the mythical figures that populate the mosaics’ decorations, the arabesques in the patio and the classical Greco-Roman marble busts kept in the museum.

Scholar and Humanist with a voracious intellect, Rubens was close to Spain due to his friendship with another great baroque painter, Diego de Velázquez and because he served the courts of Europe including the Spanish court.  His two masterpieces recount two episodes of the stories of Hercules.

In the first imposing canvas the hero is depicted when, having slain the guardian snake Ladon, he picked the golden apples that were kept in the garden of the Hesperides, to perform his eleventh labour.  He leans his right arm on the wooden club that he made to face the first labour to slay the Nemean lion and he is wearing its skin, which together with the club became his main attribute.  Hercules triumphantly crushes the head of the savage snake lying lifeless at his feet, whilst its limb still clasps the club in a last attempt to resist the demigod’s superhuman strength.

In the second majestic painting, Deianira, the wife of Hercules (who looks like Ruben’s second wife, Hélène Fourment), is depicted looking upwards paying attention to the words whispered by the Fury, the snake-haired goddess of vengeance, who leaning towards her offers her the bloody tunic of Nessus the centaur.  Unaware that the blood was poisoned and believing instead that it was a love potion that would help her to win back her husband, who was enamoured with Iole, Deianira subsequently gave the tunic to Hercules, which caused his atrocious death and she committed suicide  out of remorse.