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Orti in Festival

Written by Susanna Maffini Tuesday, 27 May 2014

ORTI IN FESTIVAL
festival gastronomico degli orti contemporanei
30 maggio-2 giugno
Reggia di Venaria

 

Cascina Medici del Vascello accoglierà nelle sue Green Galleries, nella corte e nella serra le creazioni di alcuni artisti e designer. Sono installazioni capaci di coniugare il design e la progettazione con l'amore per il giardino, il desiderio di realizzare un orto anche in piccoli spazi e di produrre da soli erbe aromatiche e ortaggi.
Saranno presenti le creazioni di Silvia Beccaria (opere tessili ispirate ai semi dell’orto), Caterina Crepax (abito- scultura di carta semi e polline), Barbara Uderzo (gioielli tra cibo e design).

“La Bella la va al fosso, ravanel remulass barbabietole spinass...”: Blob Ring-Food,GlucoGioielli, Bijoux Chocolat, Free.Zero, Succulent Ring, da anni Barbara Uderzo (artista-designer, vicentina di nascita, veneziana di formazione, milanese di adozione) sperimenta e propone opere che vedono protagonista il cibo nelle sue varie declinazioni (tavole apparecchiate, zucchero e caramelle, cioccolato e oro, ghiaccio, vegetali), interpretando in modo personalissimo e contemporaneo questo settore della ricerca artistica e di design. Numerose sono le sue partecipazioni a mostre e rassegne su questo tema come “Progetto Cibo. La Forma del Gusto” al MART di Rovereto, la mostra itinerante “The New Italian Design”, a cura di Triennale di Milano, che recentemente ha fatto tappa a Santiago del Cile dove sono esposti alcuni glucogioielli dell'artista – e le performance, incentrate sulla messa in scena di esperienze sensoriali, interattive, finalizzate alla sperimentazione collettiva di nuovi ed inediti rapporti tra ornamento e corpo (nel 2013: “Delicati Gioielli”, Laboratorio MART -Rovereto; “Bijoux Déjeuner”, Basilica Palladiana - Vicenza).  

Orti in Festival

Written by Susanna Maffini Tuesday, 27 May 2014

ORTI IN FESTIVAL

Written by Susanna Maffini Friday, 23 May 2014

ORTI IN FESTIVAL
festival gastronomico degli orti contemporanei
30 maggio-2 giugno
Reggia di Venaria

Cascina Medici del Vascello accoglierà nelle sue Green Galleries, nella corte e nella serra le creazioni di alcuni artisti e designer. Sono installazioni capaci di coniugare il design e la progettazione con l'amore per il giardino, il desiderio di realizzare un orto anche in piccoli spazi e di produrre da soli erbe aromatiche e ortaggi.

Saranno presenti le creazioni di Silvia Beccaria (opere tessili ispirate ai semi dell’orto)
ph Mariano Dallago

BEAUTIFUL MAN

Written by Susanna Maffini Wednesday, 09 April 2014

BEAUTIFUL MEN by Marcello Bonfanti

curated by Daniela Boni

With artist jewellery produced for Susanna Maffini’s atelier

Creativity Oggetti
by Seulgi Kwon, Ana Hagopian, Myriam B and Paola Volpi

April 30th – May 31st, 2014
WE MADE FOR LOVE, Via Lodi 25, Turin Opening: April 30th 2014, at 6.30 pm

Starting from April 30th, the cultural association Made will be hosting BEAUTIFUL MEN, a photographic project by Marcello Bonfanti. It is a visual narration of a journey in three countries of three different continents, Cuba, China and Tonga, in pursuit of the intimate discovery of a universal dynamic: the assertion of a gender identity which differs from the biological one.

On the occasion of the exhibition four contemporary jewellery artists will produce customized works, specifically created for the event : Seulgi Kwon (South Korea) will interpret Beijing with jewellery created in silicone, Ana Hagopian (Argentina) will interpret the mood of Tonga with her jewellery created in paper and Myriam B (Italy) will interpret Cuba with her creations using varied materials; finally the designer Paola Volpi, will produce jewellery with industrial filters as a tribute to the world of drag queens. 

Creativity Contest - Il gioiello si mette in posa

Written by Susanna Maffini Friday, 21 February 2014

Tutte le immagini del Contest saranno realizzate da Federica Cioccoloni nel suo studio Romano

All images will be photographed  by Federica Cioccoloni at her studio in Rome.

CREATIVITY CONTEST - Il gioiello si mette in posa

Written by Susanna Maffini Monday, 25 November 2013

 

“Creativity Contest-Il gioiello si mette in posa”
Creativity Contest – The Posing Jewel
International competition -1st edition

 Dear artists,
Following the great response to the Creativity Contest, we would like to inform you that the creations that have been sent via post arriving later than the 15/03/2014, if judged favorably, will be considered for selection and added to those listed on our website from the 22nd March 2014.

 

-Introduction
Creativity Oggetti, an arts’ space in the heart of Turin, dedicated to the Applied Arts, jewellery and bijoux, launches an international competition  aimed specifically at jewellery designers and artists. The objective of this competition is based on the research of various materials, forms and innovations, with an award and prize of professional photographic services.
The title of the competition and of the exhibition to follow, is “Creativity Contest  - The Posing Jewel”. In addition to being a professional opportunity for the participants, its goal is also to be a playful exhibition for visitors who will be involved in voting.  

-Competition aims
Support for artists/designers through  the promotion of their work by means of an exhibition of images and a portfolio made by a professional photographer.
A direct encounter with the purchaser who will be able to provide a fundamental element of evaluation. 

-Competition and exhibition
The competition is open to all professionals, national and international artists, artisans and professional designers that, with the maximum freedom of expression, will submit a collection that complies to the selection criteria. The selected works will be on show at the exhibition “ Creativity Contest-The Posing Jewel” set up at the new venue of Creativity Oggetti, in the centre of Turin, held from mid September to the end of October 2014. They will also be featured in the catalogue published for the occasion.

-Selection Criteria
The jewellery must be created using alternative materials compared to those used in traditional jewellery making.
Jewellery in gold, precious stones, gems or pearls will not be accepted.
Gold or silver plated jewellery will be accepted
Silver jewellery  will be accepted
Each item of jewellery must be wearable and marketable.
Accepted types of jewellery : rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces.
One item from each collection submitted must be especially suitable for the production of an artistically finished macro photograph that will be printed in the catalogue, on a rigid support in measurements to be defined, and to be displayed in the exhibition.
The jewellery must be accompanied by original packaging and descriptive material. A collection of a minimum of 3 pieces should be submitted.
Artists/designers must declare that their designs are their own and not a copy.
All the entries will be selected by Susanna Maffini Massera, owner of Creativity Oggetti (www.creativityoggetti.it ) , by Federica Cioccoloni (www.federicecioccoloni.it ) , freelance photographer, and by Montserrat Lacomba (www.mardecolorrosa.com ), artist and blogger for contemporary jewellery.

By March 22nd 2014, the jury will select entries for admission to the competition and exhibition. Entries that have been accepted for the competition on the basis of the images sent cannot be replaced by other works; if the works do not correspond to the images, they will be disqualified from the competition. The works must be received by April 11th 2014, with all transport charges paid by the applicant. Applicants will be informed of acceptance to the competition,  methods and rules of delivery via e-mail.
The selected works will be on show in the exhibition “ Creativity Contest-The Posing Jewel” set up at the new venue of Creativity Oggetti, in the centre of Turin. It will be held from mid September to the end of October 2014 and will be featured in the catalogue published for the occasion.

-Jury
The jury and the visitors to the exhibition will be the judges of the competition.

-Criteria for Prize Awards:
Jewellery and bijoux that are distinguished for their technical innovation and /or aesthetics and potential for adornment.
Jewellery and bijoux that beautify the person, and that transformed into images can become decorative elements and furnishings.

-The prizes
The prizes will be assigned at the end of the exhibition.


1st Prize: photo shoot of the entire collection (max.10 pieces) executed at the studio, and professionally post-produced. The finished product will be presented in high resolution and all rights will be granted. 
A digital file of the images of the work included in the catalogue in high-resolution print format and in a version optimized for the web; A file of the artistically finished macro photograph of the image on show in high-resolution print and in a version optimized for the web;
Items of the collection to be photographed will be discussed with the winner, who may be present at the photo shoot, according to their availability.


2nd Prize: A file of the images of work in the catalogue in high-resolution print format and in a version optimized for the web; A file of the artistically finished macro photograph of the image on show in high-resolution print and in a version optimized for the web.

3rd Prize:  (awarded to all participants): A file of the images of work in the catalogue in high-resolution print format and in a version optimized for the web;

-All images will be photographed free of charge by Federica Cioccoloni at her studio in Rome.
-The produced material will be presented in high resolution and all rights will be granted.
- Participants agree to the use of the images by Creativity Oggetti for promotional activity.
-Participants agree to the use of their name and images,  mandatory by law (art. 20 Law 633/41)

-Criteria for Admission

It is possible to enter the competition by downloading the application form from the website: www.creativityoggetti.it and by sending it completed in full to:

Creativity Oggetti di Susanna Maffini,
via Mazzini, 29/e -10123 Torino – Italy.

A CD-ROM with a maximum of 9 images (in JPG format 72dpi) must be attached to the application form, Curriculum Vitae with the artist’s training and any eventual exhibitions.
To gain entry and acceptance to the competition, the completed application form, CD with images and curriculum vitae should be signed and dated by the applicant, and sent in a sealed envelope with delivery costs paid by the applicant by March 15th 2014 (the date on the postal stamp will be taken as proof of the delivery date). Envelopes can be sent by post, express courier, or delivered by hand.
A scanned version of the application form may also be sent via e-mail to: designer@creativityoggetti.it  with a maximum of 3 attached images in low resolution (in JPG format 72 dpi), accompanied by the descriptive data necessary of the work and a Curriculum Vitae with the artist’s training and any eventual exhibitions. Documents must be in PDF format.
Applications must be submitted by 15th March 2014. The participants will be notified via e-mail of  admission to the competition and the related exhibition no later than March 22nd, 2014.  In some cases other images may be requested via e-mail.

Despatchment of works
The jewellery selected for the production of the macro photography, one for each participant, must be properly packaged, shipped or delivered in person, and must be received by

Creativity Oggetti di Susanna Maffini,
via Mazzini, 29/e -10123 Torino – Italia

By and no later than April 11th, 2014.  The choice of jewellery that will complete the collections, will be discussed directly with Susanna Maffini.

- Creativity Oggetti will be responsible for the safekeeping of the works, of any theft or damage to the items, from the time of possession until the time of their restitution. At the end of the exhibition the jewellery will either be paid for or returned.
Creativity Oggetti declines any and all responsibility for damage or breakages caused to works at any stage of delivery or return.
Delivery and return costs are borne by the participants. By sending the signed application form, each applicant authorizes the processing of his or her personal data in accordance with law 685/96(ART. 10 ) and accepts all terms and conditions stated .

- Organization
By Susanna Maffini Massera owner of Creativity Oggetti
(www.creativityoggetti.it

 

 

 

Alfredo Gioventù

Written by Susanna Maffini Thursday, 29 August 2013

In occasione della 53 a mostra di Castellamonte, Alfredo Gioventù
presenta la mostra " Racconti metaforici" al Castello Ducale di Agliè

Alfredo Gioventù

Written by Susanna Maffini Thursday, 29 August 2013

In occasione della 53 a mostra di Castellamonte, Alfredo Gioventù
presenta la mostra " Racconti metaforici" al Castello Ducale di Agliè

Alfredo Gioventù

Written by Susanna Maffini Thursday, 29 August 2013

In occasione della 53 a mostra di Castellamonte, Alfredo Gioventù
presenta la mostra " Racconti metaforici" al Castello Ducale di Agliè

Alfredo Gioventù

Written by Susanna Maffini Tuesday, 27 August 2013

In occasione della 53 a mostra di Castellamonte, Alfredo Gioventù
presenta la mostra " Racconti metaforici" al Castello Ducale di Agliè

RACCONTI METAMORFICI

Pensando al divenire, caratteristica di una natura in continua trasformazione, fonte di metamorfosi narrate sin dai miti dell'antichità, posso considerare i “giardini d'inverno” delle serre del Castello di Agliè come una della tante mimesi che la natura stessa spesso compie per entrare in sintonia con i bisogni evocativi dell'uomo.

Registrare i mutamenti culturali nel rapporto uomo – natura è uno dei compiti dell'arte contemporanea, trovo perciò doveroso cogliere questa occasione per contribuire al dibattito, proponendo un dialogo tra l'estetica degli affreschi e la visione contemporanea narrata dai miei “sassi”.

Ripartendo dalle suggestioni della classicità, base comune alla nostra cultura occidentale, mi permetterò di modificare momentaneamente i nomi delle stanze per rendere più creativo e proficuo il confronto.

La “serra della fontana” diventerà così la stanza del “poeta”, in onore al principale strumento estetico utilizzato dall'uomo per raccontare il suo viaggio; una colonna di 9 sassi, opera dal titolo “La musica del rio” (dotata di effetti sonori) su cui sono incisi i versi di una poesia di Neruda, introdurrà alla prima metamorfosi, quella tra pietra ed acqua, l'una che dona la voce all'altra, l'altra che ne incide la storia, tracce visibili nella seconda opera dal titolo “Memoria d'acqua”. In questi sassi il rapporto tra i due elementi è interpretato da paradossali fratture.

La serra Berain, prenderà il nome dall'opera “Poseidon” il dio del mare e la sua compagna, rappresentati come sassi ricoperti di incrostazioni e conchiglie, punto di unione tra la vita minerale e quella organica, assisteranno alla metamorfosi “Sassi del cielo” opera in cui un ciottolo, rotolando per 18 volte nell'aria a compiere un arco, si riveste di foglie di alloro che assorbono i colori azzurri dei tralci d'uva della volta.

I colori della vigna e le sue foglie accompagneranno la “Daphne che fugge” (nell'omonima “stanza di Daphne”, prima “serra dei finti marmi”) nell'opera l'Eremo di Bacco”, in un mondo dove gli dei preferiscono le sembianze vegetali e minerali a quelle antropomorfe.

L'ultima stanza, già “a motivi illusionistici”, sarà dedicata “Ad Itaca” illusoria meta di ciascuno di noi, isola che galleggiando si sposta così da rendere centrale il viaggio anziché la meta.

Un monito al senso dell'esistere, nella poesia “Il viaggio finisce a questa spiaggia” di Montale, sarà registrato da sassi fluttuanti nell'aria.

Il modificarsi continuo, attraverso metamorfosi, degli elementi e dei parametri  loro applicabili può diventare, così, un territorio su cui ritrovare armoniose dialettiche tra cultura e natura.

Vittorio Sacco

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