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OCTOBER 2016 / OTTOBRE 2016 – IL CORRIERE DI SIENA
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2016: ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS (IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA,L’ECO DI BERGAMO) ABOUT MY NEW BOOK
JANUARY – AUGUST 2016
DECEMBER 20, 2015
1ST DECEMBER, 2015
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2015
OCTOBER 25-26, 2015
“The Ghost Bus” project by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons Plc and Act Group. A visual adventure from the Land of Robin Hood to Tuscany. Italian Film Premiere on Mount Amiata – Tuscany – on October 25-26, 2015 – Piancastagnaio, Siena – Special Presentation of “Volcano Dress”, an HotCouture creation by Mitrani Yarden based on the original artwork by Roberto Alborghetti from “The Ghost Bus” pictures series. Infos at:
JULY 3-4-5, 2015
JULY 3-4-5, 2015 / 3-4-5 LUGLIO 2015
- Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como, Italy.
- Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno, Comune Tremezzina, CO.
JANUARY – MARCH 2015
“The Ghost Bus” project by Roberto Alborghetti with Bartons Plc and Act Group. A visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. Films Premiere at Bartons Plc, Chilwell, Nottingham, UK, on March 27, at 6.30 pm. “There’s an old bus at Barton garage, in the ancient Land of Robin…”. Infos at:
JULY 12 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
My “Shooting Star” is a collage created with 300 waste-paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters(2012, cm.53×35). It was selected and donated to the 40th edition of “An exhibition, A restoration” which intends to protect and to preserve a great piece of art by Jacopo Siculo (XVI Century), “Incoronazione della Vergine”, in the beautiful Norcia (Perugia, Umbria, Italy). My “Shooting Star” work will be on show from July 12, 2014 to September 7, 2014, at Complesso monumentale San Francesco. The event is promoted by “Una mostra, Un restauro” committee.
Hearty agreement and great success in Anzio (Rome) for the exhibition “Scratches, Cracks and Lacer-actions / Between dream and reality” inspired by Roberto Alborghetti artworks for the project co-ordinated and carried out by Professor Patrizia Sapri. The show was held at the Professional Institute “Marco Gavio Apicio” where a series of pictures told a journey through “special painterly colors and material” and the singular experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the syndrome of autism spectrum. The initiative was made possible thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Roma Golfo di Anzio, Nettuno , which has included the activities in “Anzio for Autism” project .
MARCH 13, 2014
ACT (Art-Culture-Tourisme) in Beeston, Nottingham, UK, was a “cultural experiment” bringing all together to perform artists from different Nations of the world. I was very glad to be part of this wonderful event with my Lacer/action Project about works of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural and random “cracks” and scratches and urban signs. The Cultures Crossing event was held at Anglo-Scotian Mills on Wollaton Road, Beeston. Guest performers coming from different countries presented wonderful music, dance, literature, arts etc. A great opportunity to network with people from the business and creative domain. Event promoted by ACT (Founder Marysia Zipser, Events Manager & Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter).
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2014
Eleven works from my “Lacer/actions” project went on…aluminium. After being re-produced on canvases, lithographic prints and textiles (silk and cotton), my images about decomposed publicity posters, cracks and “road signs” have found a new way to be showned and represented.
Now they are on aluminium plates… Maybe due to a surprising chemical reaction, aluminium metal gives brilliancy, depth and strenght to colors and shapes, releasing chromatic effects and emphasizing textures.
All the eleven installations are now part of private collection of Fai Service, in Italy, who participated to this “experimentation” curated and produced by “Passepartout” (Bergamo, Italy). So, enjoy this special gallery about “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” “as an unmistakable complement of interior design and decoration…”
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THE NEXT APOCALYPSE”: MY COLLAGE WORK FOR “ART TOPPLING TOBACCO” PROJECT
“The Next Apocalypse: no Heaven or Hell, only Smoking or Non-Smoking”; Collage made with 150 small pieces of waste-paper of torn and decomposed publicity posters; Sizes: 47×47 cms.; 2013. This work takes part to “Art Toppling Tobacco”.
“CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS”: SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY, IMAGES FROM TODAY
Twenty-seven images (Lacer/actions) by Roberto Alborghetti go with scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (1563-1631) or Thomas From Olera.
“Abstract realism” by Roberto Alborghetti meets the heart writings of a mystic and visionary man – who lived over 450 years ago, in the name of revolution of Francis of Assisi – through installations and a short clip.
The video features speaker Marco Minelli (Radio Kiss Kiss Station manager) who gives strenght to the thoughts of Thomas From Bergamo. “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” video was carried out in collaboration with: Centro Studi “Tommaso Acerbis”, Doriano Bendotti, Marco Daminelli and Marco Marcassoli.
MY SURPRISE PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL SQUARE
A surprise public exhibition dedicated to Roberto Alborghetti works… It happened on July 14. A special performance with my “Lacer/actions” artworks, in an ancient and fascinating place: a beautiful square in the historic heart of Ambivere, Bergamo country, not so far from Milan (this place is documented and quoted in scripts dating back to year 923!)
“RUSTIC NIGHTS” BY VIKRAM ROY + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS: THE VIDEOCLIP
“Rustic Nights”, composed and performed by VIKRAM ROY, from his “Rustic Nights” Album, meets artworks created by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI for his “Lacer/actions” project / Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters.
“FALLING SNOW”: FLUTE NINJA COMPOSITION GOES WITH 21 IMAGES BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
Original composition by Flute Ninja goes with 21 works created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project (realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed publicity posters, cracks and urban signs).Flute Ninja plays shinobue, a transverse Japanese bamboo flute. A sensorial experience for ears, eyes, heart and mind…
1.000 STUDENTS WORK WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ON THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS
Pupils as artists – and art critics – for a day. It happened at “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at the beautiful Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio ( Tuscany, Siena ). 1.000 students participated in a creative experience investigating and exploring Roberto Alborghetti artworks displayed in seven rooms at the medieval castle.
A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORK SELECTED FOR THE NEW “PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART” (MARCHE (ITALY)
Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace) in Mercatello sul Metauro (Pesaro Urbino, Italy ) the new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art opened exhibiting 158 works including 32 sculptures and 126 paintings. The collection also shows an artwork created by Roberto Alborghetti for his project “Lacer/actions”
FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL 2013
THE HEALING POWER OF COLORS: DISABLED STUDENTS WORK ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S IMAGES
Roberto Alborghetti works have been the focus of “Atelier of colors and emotions” project which involved children with disabilities (Autism Spectrum Syndrome).
The activity was promoted and implemented in Aprilia (Latina, Italy) by teacher Patrizia Sapri and non-profit organization “Il Senso della vita Onlus”. The experience based on Roberto synaesthetic images which have been reproduced manually by the students. The project merged into a final exhibition.
7.000 VISITORS FOR ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE MEDIEVAL TUSCANY CASTLE
“Colors of An Apocalypse” – the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio – Siena, Italy) – ended on January 15; the show has been exceptionally extended in consideration of the great interest and attention from people and media. About 7.000 visitors have taken turns in the rooms of the charming manor, discovering the provocative artistic language of Roberto Alborghetti.
ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION EXCEPTIONALLY EXTENDED TILL JANUARY 15, 2013
Due to the great number of visitors, “Colors Of An Apocalypse”, the Roberto Alborghetti Show at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Tuscany, Italy) was exceptionally extended till January 15, 2013. On display: forty artworks (canvases, silk scarves, lithographs, collages) from his research about the decomposed publicity posters and urban signs as Cracks… Promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco Sponsored by Provincia di Siena.
“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE“: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW OPENS IN THE IMPRESSIVE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS IN TUSCANY
“Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition, opened on October 6, 2012, in the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy).
THE OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF THE SHOW:
IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES
Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2012 London Olympic Games suggested Roberto Alborghetti to toy with his “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters… In this piece there’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing…
HAIGA VIDEO: MEREDITH DEERHEART VERSES AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART
An Haiga-videoclip (haiku+artpiece). Meredith Deerheart verses and Roberto Alborghetti Art; realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters (Lacer/actions Project). Soundtrack: Eastern Sun – Beautiful Being
“COLORS AND TANGOS IN THE NIGHT”: MEREDITH DEERHEART VERSES + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORK
Verses by Meredith with Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions art piece (images of torn posters and urban signs). From “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haigas” Project. Soundtrack: “Montreal” by KJ Sawka.
“GLORIOUS MORNING”: GENE EMERSON ORIGINAL PIANO SOLO + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS
“Glorious Morning”, original Piano solo by young talented composer and pianist Gene Emerson (from Canada), goes with nine “Lacer/actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti (images of torn posters and urban signs).
ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
Pure Silk Scarves (Crêpe de Chine) were created in a Three Images Series by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy) Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms. The silk scarves are available in a very special limited edition.
“LIKE ECHOES”…: POEM BY SUSAN KAHN, MUSIC BY MIKE STRICKLAND AND ARTWORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
“Empty Moon” poem by Susan Kahn goes with a “Lacer/actions” artwork (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). Inspiring words from the world meet an image of torn publicity posters and urban signs with a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. Welcome to a sensorial experience and to an emotional message-massage. Like echoes…like Lacer/actions.
STEPPIN’ ON “LACER/ACTIONS” : A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO SEE A CANVAS / A VIDEOCLIP
A Roberto Alborghetti artwork as never has been seen before… The videoclip shows a “Lacer/actions” piece out-of-view. It’s an image caught under a different perspective. Roberto Alborghetti brings his eyes – and camera eye – inside one of his pictures of torn posters and urban signs. It’s a different way to watch “And a big fire storm poured on earth…” (Canvas, 93×62, 2010). Capturing soundtrack: it’s Kyrie (live version) composed by Lorenzo Perosi.
SEASON’S GREETINGS IN AN “HAIGA”
Dark night / Snowflakes and frost / Before the New Day… This Season’s Greetings card fuses, in an “Haiga”, words (“Haiku”) and visual art. The image (lithograph, 50×70) is part of “Lacer/actions” collection, concerning my research about torn posters and urban signs.
“REVOLUTIONARY CHOPIN”: TALENTED PIANIST SOFIYA URYVAYEVA + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART
Talented pianist SOFIYA URYVAYEVA plays “CHOPIN REVOLUTIONARY ETUDE” going with ten Lacer/actions artworks. An emotional experience of music, talent and Images of Torn (publi)City…
“MODA E TENDENZE” REVIEW WRITES ABOUT SILK SCARVES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
“MODA e TENDENZE” (“Fashion and Trends”) review in December 2011 issue pays attention to Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer /actions” project, focusing on silk scarves made with images of torn posters torn and urban signs. “Fashion and Trends” writes: ” The torn, dirty and worn paper of ripped posters sticked on the walls of our cities became a fashion accessory…”
POETIC VERSES BY JOSHUA SELLERS + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ‘S TORN POSTERS IMAGE
Joshua Sellers words fused in four pieces (Haiga Series) created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” project. The images series was another good result of Roberto Alborghetti collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA).
L’ECO DI BERGAMO NEWSPAPER DEDICATES 2 FULL PAGES TO ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART
We know: you aren’t dedicated two pages in a newspaper every day… Especially when they refer to art and culture. However, this happened to Roberto Alborghetti… L’Eco di Bergamo – the most popular local newspaper in Italy – wrote about “Lacer/actions” artworks dedicating two full pages. The article was signed by Diego Colombo, who interviewed Roberto Alborghetti reporting and describing his art.
HAIGA+LACER/ACTIONS: HAIKU AND VISUAL ART IN A NEW PROJECT CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI AND JOSHUA SELLERS
This is a new collaboration between Joshua Sellers (Arkansas, Usa) and Roberto Alborghetti (Italy) after the “Linger” videoclip. They presented an unpublished series of four images in which Joshua Sellers’s Haiga met Roberto Alborghetti art.
“LIFE UNLOCKED”: ART CLIP WITH SRINI PILLAY’S WORDS AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS
A SRINI PILLAY thought – from his book “LIFE UNLOCKED” – and two ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’ Lacer/actions artworks. They are all mixed up in a clip, posted at YouTube…
Thirtytwo seconds for a relaxing break, inspired by Dr. Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, executive coach, “The Huffington Post” columnist and author (“Life Unlocked”; “Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of the Great Leaders”.
BULWARK DESIGN” FOR “LACER/ACTIONS” WORKS ON SHOW IN LONDON AT “PARALLAX AF
The three “Lacer/actions” artworks on show in London at Parallax AF (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall) were presented to visitors in a dimension that is not visible through the pictures posted on the web. In fact, only a live view enables the eyes to detect a particular feature. That is, some type material “elements” – whose transparency is absolute – which have been deposited in some areas of the image on canvas. It’s the result of the positive collaboration and experimentation carried out between Roberto Alborghetti and Bulwark Design (Modena, Italy)
ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS ON SHOW AT “PARALLAX AF” IN LONDON (OCTOBER 14-16, 2011)
Roberto Alborghetti artworks were on show in London, at “Parallax AF” (Wall 12, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall) from 14 to 16 October, 2011). The exhibition ‘s curator, he art historian dr. Chris Barlow, selected three works: “Nine Eleven, New York 2001, Victims & Martyrs, The Blood Tracks #2”, Canvas, 47×70, 2011; “As fast running water…”,Canvas, 62×42, 2010; “I don’t like to stand still”, Canvas, 62×42, 2010.
“ART IS A FORM OF HEALING”: DR.SRINI PILLAY WORDS IN A NEW “LACER/ACTIONS” CLIP
The evocative and deep thoughts expressed by Dr.Srini Pillay (Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, “Huffpo” columnist and award-winning author ) about Roberto Alborghetti art in his article at “The Huffington Post”, suggested to create a short videoclip. Thirty seconds of words, music and a work by Roberto Alborghetti : it’s “In amniotic fluid” (canvas, 57×87, 2010).
“9/11,REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY THROUGH ART”: DR. SRINI PILLAY WRITES ON “THE HUFFINGTON POST” ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORK
Dr. Srini Pillay – Harvard psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, clinician and executive coach, author of “The Life Unlocked”, The Science behind the Law of Attraction”, “Your Brain and Business” – wrote an article on “The Huffington Post” about Roberto Alborghetti artworks (canvas and silk scarf) dedicated to 9/11; the canvas will be on show in London at Parallax AF, next October.
Link to article:
9/11 NEW YORK 2001: AN IMAGE TO REMEMBER
In the 10th Anniversary of the WTC massacre in New York, Roberto Alborghetti dedicated one of his “lacer/actions” artworks to the Memory of the 3,000 fallen in the terrorist attack. He made a canvas and a silk scarf.
“LINGER”: JOSHUA SELLERS MUSIC MEETS ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORKS
Four blue colored images merge into the meditative sound of the Usa composer and producer. A videoclip “for the contemplative eye and ear”. The meditative music created by Joshua Sellers – composer and producer – meets “Lacer/Actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti in a videoclip titled “Linger”. Made by Earscapes, the video presents a Joshua Sellers soundtrack accompanied by four images comin’ from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti (pics of torn posters, urban signs and natural cracks).
JAP JAP MUSIC MEETS LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
“Lacer/Actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti meet Jap Jap music in a videoclip titled “The Ever Expanding Light”. Made at Animoto, the video shows nine images from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti about ripped advertisings. The soundtrack is a preview of the new Jap Jap soon to be released album.
300 STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS
The based in Siena “IL CITTADINO” magazine dedicated an article to the conference leaded by Roberto Alborghetti with 300 students from all over Italy. Alborghetti spoke about his LACER/ACTIONS project and introduced videoclips made with his pics of torn advertisings.
LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS FOR “STOP OIL SPILL” PETITION
A videoclip based on Roberto Alborgetti ‘s artworks as a strong message about what happened in Gulf of Mexico. Eleven images – selected from Roberto Alborghetti pictures of torn publicity posters – met the sound of Pure Dream Ladder in a 33 seconds clip name “S.O.S : Stop Oil Spill”.
30 THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITED ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION
Great success for the three days exhibition at Oriocenter, Milano Bergamo Airport, dedicated to the incredible research about ripped ads (“The Four Elements”). Press and media that told about Alborghetti ‘s “ingenious way to read images, mixin’ up styles, colors, explicit or subliminal messages”. Thirty thousand people visited the show.
LACER/ACTIONS SHOW AT ORIOCENTER, JULY 16 – 18, 2010
Thirty “laceR/Actions” of Roberto Alborghetti will be shown from 16 to 18 of July 2010 on a special event at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport). Visitors will have the way to admire and to meet the incredible research leaded by Roberto Alborghetti through out the incredible world of torn publicity posters, urban signs and natural cracks.
LACER/ACTIONS WORKS GO WITH JONTEKNIK MUSIC
“Time” is the new videoclip created with Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions. Made at Animoto, the video shows pictures from the huge collection gathered by Roberto Alborghetti.
The soundtrack is “Time” by Jonteknik (Jon Russell), Brighton (UK) based musician and composer (the track is part of his “Sounds from the electronic garden” album.
LACER/ACTIONS: A TEST ABOUT SENSORIAL PERCEPTION
LaceR/Actions works by Roberto Alborghetti will be part of an experience about sensorial and emotional perception. D.A.Spachtholz Studio propose a kinesiologic test which will be done subjecting the muscles under a light pressure. The level of muscular tension will cause the effects and the final results. This test will be done watching and processing some artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project.
“SKY”: A NEW VIDEO BY JAP JAP MUSIC AND LACER/ACTIONS
“Sky” is a new videoclip created by Roberto Alborghetti. Made at Animoto, the video shows ten images from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti about ripped ads. The soundtrack (“Winds of change”) was produced and performed by Jap Jap, Amsterdam based musician and composer. Jap Jap (Jasper Boer): www.japjap.net
LACER/ACTIONS: A PAGE ON A MONTHLY ITALIAN MAG
“LaceR/Actions” has got a full page on Okay! , an Italian monthly magazine that reaches students, teachers and educators. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are so appreciated in workshops and meetings for schools and young people interested in street and modern art. The page presents the logo of “LaceR/Actions” with nine pictures chosen from Roberto Alborghetti ‘s huge collection.
ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART MEETS SWEET P MUSIC
Ten Roberto Alborghetti works are now part of a new 30 seconds videoclip. The soundtrack is produced and performed by soul and R’n B artist Sweet P The Entertainer, who was so impressed by the artworks of Roberto Alborghetti.
Sweet P is workin’ on his new album. He lives in L.A.
“LACER/ACTIONS” PORTFOLIO: PICS OF TORN (PUBLI)CITY
Roberto Alborghetti album-portfolio about his “Lacer/actions” Project is out. The booklet has received a good response. In the introduction, Roberto Alborghetti tells about his project and how his idea has been developed.
“LACER/ACTIONS AS POP ART AVANT-GARDE”, SAYS ONE OF THE MOST ITALIAN FAMOUS REVIEWERS…
This is the link to a review about my LACER/ACTIONS artworks wrote by a famous Italian Art reviewer, Lino Lazzari, journalist, writer, one of the historic leaders of art communication in Italy, author of essays and studies, including the monumental books about Accademia Carrara (Italy).
READ THE REVIEW:
ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ON ARTSLANT INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
Roberto Alborghetti opens his own page at ArtSlant, the most important international network for contemporary art: