Paleocrio exhibition event!

(press release)

Paleocrio’s work is the result of a complex synthesis of symbolism, living matter and tradition, meant in the most esoteric and intimate possible way.

The event-exhibition presented by 28 Piazza di Pietra Fine Art Gallery, curated by Francesca Anfosso and organized by ComediArting, exhibits mostly unpublished paintings exploring the theme of collective subconscious with a special sensitivity for eating disorders (ED).

The reason for this connection has its roots in the distinctive strong symbolism of Paleocrio’s work and in his long-time research on psychoanalytic topics moved by an even cathartic and therapeutic will.

When we talk about a symbol, we hit a rock of contradictions and paradoxes, that if not understood, can become an eschatological trap set by the subconscious. Lacking alternative tools, Art, in its limited drive towards utilitarianism, makes the enigma of symbols graspable through sensory perception, which is not and will never be limited to the simple act of looking.

Being tangible just like an external trauma, Art can catalyze pain, showing its meaning while turning distress into something useful. Hidden trauma, however, will appear in symbols – the ultimate carrier – capable of revealing the arcane and certainly collective root of the deepest human suffering.

Art, therefore, will reach onto us through an “expansion” that will lead us to pleasure. The Symbolism hidden in It will gather every sorrow with clarity so that pain can be seen, understood and made, perhaps, vain.

This link between art, pain and the hope of overcoming it, summarized in the symbol, also finds expression in the words contained in the catalog that Professor Leonardo Mendolicchio, psychiatrist expert in ED, dedicates to the artist: <<Art wouldn’t be art if it didn’t challenge the time it represents, art must necessarily be a tool for observing the world we live from an unprecedented “perspective”. In Paleocrio’s fullness there is a difference with the “surplus” of the consumer society: while that society hands out “objects” of consumption, our artist instead, gives us pure symbols. What is the power of the “symbol” that finds the most sublime of vehicles in art? The ability to provide meaning without ever satiating people. The symbol nourishes without suffocating, without gorging, without saturating. At its best the symbol in art can take to an “elsewhere” keeping the individual hanging on a question that will revive rather than clouding as the object of consumption would do.>>

The works on display are therefore creative tools to interpret and understand the sense of pain, even of a person affected by ED, but not only that. They are also a really living part of the experiment, since all the works presented both in the exhibition and in the catalog published for the occasion (Pandion ed.), were created using ancient techniques, mainly linked to the Italian Renaissance, with the desire to recover and the ability to revive, through an inner search made of creative images, a sacred sense of beauty.

Paleocrio, born Leonardo Caprio, lives and works in Rome.

At the end of the exhibition, there will be a meeting and talk-show on art and psyche coordinated by the Curator and Historian of Art Gina Ingrassia with the artist Paleocrio and Prof. Leonardo Mendolicchio.                             .

 

All crazy about Cracking Art extended until January 9th

The exhibition of the mammoth and colorful animal sculptures signed by the Cracking Art artistic movement, hosted at the Aia dei Musei in Avezzano (AQ), will remain open until January 9, 2022, by virtue of a long extension made possible thanks to the commitment of the Foundation Third Pillar – International that promotes it, of the Culture and Art Foundation which organizes it in collaboration with Comediarting and Arthemisia, and to the availability of the collective, the Avezzano Municipal Administration and the Aia Dei Musei Direction.

In fact, in almost three months after its inauguration, the exhibition achieved great success with the public, exceeding 5,000 admissions.

“I am pleased to have brought to Avezzano, at an exhibition site of great beauty that the Foundation intends to contribute to making a new center of excellence for contemporary art, the exhibition” Cracking Art “, as I believe that, with its strong ecological message, the riot of bright colors and the representation of animals in a “pop” key, constitutes a message of optimism and positivity, even on a symbolic level, after the dark period of the pandemic that we have all experienced “, said Prof. Avv. Emmanuele FM Emanuele, President of the Third Pillar Foundation – International.

Much loved all over the world, in fact, the works of the Crackers (as the artists of the collective define themselves) are characterized not only by their bright colors and sizes ranging from small to XXL sizes, but also by their creation process. in synthetic material that derives from the regeneration of plastic which, in this way, from material considered disposable becomes art. Plastic, in fact, transforms itself and becomes a means of communication: from a simple material in common use and a substance that is potentially harmful to the environment, it shapes itself, becoming a decorative element and a source of inspiration.

With the aim of making art accessible to the wider public and contributing to the civic sense of society, the exhibition is designed and desired free of charge, so that it can be within everyone’s reach.

The new opening hours are as follows

Monday closed

Tuesday to Friday 10-13 and 16-18

Saturday 11 am-1pm and 4-6pm

Sunday 16-18

The extraordinary openings foreseen are

Wednesday 8 December 16-18

Friday 24 December 10 am-1pm

Sunday 26 December 16-18

Friday 31 December 10 am-1pm

Saturday 1 January 16-18

Thursday 6 January 16-18

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.