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ARTISSIMA 2023 – GIANNONI & SANTONI PRESENTS NEW EGG

On the occasion of Artissima 2023 Giannoni & Santoni presents NEW EGG, the first expression of OFF, a spin-off of the company born with the mission of giving rise to works and art objects outside the box, oriented towards a new relationship with nature.

This first creation, created by Vedovamazzei with the artistic direction of Nicolas Ballario, represents an unexpected collection of domestic hen coops that transcends the boundaries between art, design and architecture.

The project was created in collaboration with a team of architects and designers and with the precious contribution of Paolo Parisi, the most appreciated producer of high-quality eggs in the world.

NEW EGG will be presented from Thursday, November 2nd to Sunday November 5th 2023, within the evocative spaces of Villa Sanquirico in Turin.

 

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“OPERAE” – GIANNI LUCCHESI’S NEW INSTALLATION ARRIVES IN GENOA

From September 21st to November 5th, in Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa, artist Gianni Lucchesi exhibits OPERAE. The installation, standing at 13 meters, is composed of 12 concrete cubes forming a tower, with a life-sized sculpture of a seated man gazing towards the horizon at its summit. The sculpture, designed specifically for Fuorisalone 2023, was created with the relationship between man and “building” in mind. OPERAE is strongly characterized by geometric and mathematical elements. The Fibonacci golden sequence marks the rotation of the cubes supporting the contemplative figure of the man. In fact, the cubes undergo a slight rotation near the sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, whose sum is 12, which is also the height of the tower in meters. The golden markings that scratch the cement surfaces represent an increasing overlap towards the top of a Brunian seal.

The installation, which will be exhibited in Piazza de Ferrari until November 5th, was presented by Studio Rossetti Gallery.

“It all began with the desire to create an important project to present a unique, large work of art in the city, one that has never been seen before, capable of elegantly stimulating reflections on relevant and current issues. Piazza De Ferrari welcomes Gianni Lucchesi’s sculpture as proof that Genoa is one of the capitals of Italian culture,” explains Elisabetta Rossetti, owner of Studio Rossetti Gallery.

The OPERAE project was developed by Lucchesi in collaboration with Carlo Alberto Arzelà, Sandra Bozzarelli, Julia Caracciolo, and the Hangar studio. The artist worked on the construction solutions and aesthetic finishes of the cubes with the company Giannoni & Santoni. Lucchesi hand-shaped the resin sculpture. The human figure was created with the support of Poliart. The lighting was provided by Filotto, while the studio Ingegneria e dintorni designed the statics of the entire sculpture.

The Genoese installation saw the collaboration of the Municipality of Genoa, Chamber of Commerce, Confcommercio Genoa, and was sponsored by PSA Italy, the port company that manages three container terminals in Italy between Venice and Genoa, and partner companies I.M.S. S.p.A., Ticketcrociere, and Dpsonline.

Information:

Title: OPERAE

Artist: Gianni Lucchesi

Collaborators: Giannoni & Santoni, Arzelà Studio Architettura, Sandra Bozzarelli, Julia Caracciolo, Hangar

Technical Sponsors: Ingegneria e dintorni and Poliart

Lighting: Filotto

Location: Piazza de Ferrari, Genoa

Dates: September 21st to November 5th, 2023

 

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Gianni Lucchesi

Gianni Lucchesi was born in Pisa in 1965. Since 1985, he has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 2006, he received the Cisdac award for contemporary art. He participated in the 2014 Casablanca Biennale and from 2016 to 2019 in four editions of the Museum of Madness curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. Since 2019, he has exhibited in exhibitions curated and presented by Nicolas Ballario and Carlo Alberto Arzelà. In 2021, he won the competition for the creation of the monument to Sandro Pertini in Savona. His latest exhibition in 2023 is “Signum,” an installation curated by Nicolas Martino.

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“OPERAE” – GIANNI LUCCHESI’S NEW INSTALLATION FOR FUORISALONE 2023

On the occasion of FuoriSalone 2023, from April 17th to April 26th, within the framework of the exhibition-event INTERNI Design Re-Evolution, the artist Gianni Lucchesi presents OPERAE in the Cortile d’Onore of the University of Milan. The installation, towering at 13 meters in height, is composed of 12 concrete cubes that form a tower, with a life-sized sculpture of a seated man gazing towards the horizon at its summit. This sculpture, specially designed for FuoriSalone 2023, was created with the relationship between man and “building” in mind. OPERAE is strongly characterized by geometric and mathematical elements. The Fibonacci golden sequence marks the rotation of the cubes supporting the contemplative figure of the man. In fact, the cubes undergo a slight rotation near the sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, whose sum is 12, which is also the height of the tower in meters.

The golden markings that scratch the cement surfaces represent an increasing overlap towards the top of a Brunian seal.

“The title of the INTERNI exhibition intertwines the concepts of revolution and evolution, two parts of the same developmental process. While it is true that as human beings, we have evolved, it is also true that we have constructed a social reality that does not always respect diversity and the environment. There is a need for a revolution of the spirit to improve our future. Art, architecture, and design can play a fundamental role in this mission by creating new visions,” declares Gianni Lucchesi.

The OPERAE project was developed by Lucchesi in collaboration with Carlo Alberto Arzelà, Sandra Bozzarelli, Julia Caracciolo, and the Hangar studio.

The artist worked on the construction solutions and aesthetic finishes of the cubes with the company Giannoni & Santoni. Lucchesi hand-shaped the resin sculpture. The human figure was created with the support of Poliart. The lighting was provided by Filotto, while the studio Ingegneria e Dintorni designed the statics of the entire sculpture.

Information:

Title: OPERAE

Artist: Gianni Lucchesi

Collaborators: Giannoni & Santoni, Arzelà Studio Architettura, Sandra Bozzarelli, Julia Caracciolo, Hangar

Technical Sponsors: Ingegneria e dintorni and Poliart

Lighting: Filotto

Location: University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono 7

Dates: April 17th to April 26th, 2023

Opening Hours: April 17-23: 10 AM – 12 AM | April 24-26: 10

INTERNI Design Re-Evolution Press Conference: April 17th, 2 PM, Aula Magna of the University of Milan

Website: www.internimagazine.it

 

Gianni Lucchesi

Gianni Lucchesi was born in Pisa in 1965. Since 1985, he has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 2006, he received the Cisdac award for contemporary art. He participated in the 2014 Casablanca Biennale and from 2016 to 2019 in four editions of the Museum of Madness curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. Since 2019, he has exhibited in exhibitions curated and presented by Nicolas Ballario and Carlo Alberto Arzelà. In 2021, he won the competition for the creation of the monument to Sandro Pertini in Savona. His latest exhibition in 2023 is “Signum,” an installation curated by Nicolas Martino.”

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GIANNONI E SANTONI – ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS – PIETRASANTA

September 15, 2023

Technique and Art, craftsmanship precision and irrational inspiration: a duo that transcends centuries and is capable of bringing out the best in each other in a harmonious synergy of intent. The goal of Giannoni & Santoni Artistic Collaborations, as summarized in the words of the two owners, is to “merge creativity, experience, material, and energy to realize extraordinary artistic projects.”

Thanks to the company’s know-how, the installation features the works of Aurelio Amendola created on cement panels expertly illuminated through the innovative project by Pollice Illuminazione. The final result showcases the most famous works of the great photographer as we know them, yet they are different from the originals. It was Marino Marini, a friend and mentor of the artist, who asked him to make his sculptures dance, to bring them to life through the modulation of light. This is the outcome of the fusion of Giannoni & Santoni’s technique, Pollice’s study of light, and Aurelio Amendola’s photographs: a script of light and matter, a gestural expression that creates a continuum in space and expands time

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TOSCANI CHEZ MAZZOLENI

After Palazzo Reale in Milan and Palazzo Albergati in Bologna, Mazzoleni Torino is pleased to host the third and final stage of the series of exhibitions celebrating Oliviero Toscani’s 80th birthday.
TOSCANI CHEZ MAZZOLENI  brings together a wide selection of photographs curated by the artist, from his most iconic and well-known images to the unpublished corpus of photographs of the Grande Cretto di Burri di Gibellina, presented for the first time with the innovative technique of printing on concrete.
The exhibition opens on the ground floor of the gallery with an anthology of over one hundred images that retrace the creative power of Oliviero Toscani embracing his entire career. Going upstairs to the main floor, the exhibition presents a more rarefied selection, a series of photographs printed with a particular technique on large concrete slabs for the first time, a technique which gives the images body and three-dimensionality. Iconic works by an artist who used visionary skills, provocation and transgression to counter racism, inequality, and abuse. These include the famous Jesus Jeans poster ‘Who loves me follow me’, as well as ‘Kiss between priest and nun’ from 1992 and the ‘Three Hearts White / Black / Yellow’ from 1996.
A dedicated section of the show will focus on the series on the Cretto of Gibellina, photographed by Toscani for the “Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye” project, a collection of photo albums created by the Maison with ten of the most famous photographers in the world. Each of them was invited to take pictures of a city of their choice for a series dedicated to travel. Toscani, with great surprise, chose Gibellina, the Sicilian town destroyed by the Belice earthquake in 1968 and where Alberto Burri poured hundreds and hundreds of tons of cement on the rubble of the city in 1981, creating one of the most important works of European Land Art.
These shots have been printed on monumental concrete slabs and interact with some Cretti by Alberto Burri from Mazzoleni’s collection.
Finally, two large-scale wallpapers accompany visitors on a condensed journey across the ten-year project Razza Umana, with which Oliviero Toscani has crossed hundreds of squares around the world to take pictures of people in their daily lives, creating the largest existing photographic archive of morphological differences of humanity, with over 10,000 portraits, some of which taken during the last edition of the Kappa Future Festival in Turin.

2 November 2022 – 14 January 2023
Opening 2 November 2022
6 pm – 10 pm

Source: Mazzoleni Art