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“Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken” is the solo exhibition, featuring the works by Daniel Lismore brilliant British visual artist (and fashion designer who worked as creative director for the British brand Sorapol, Tate Modern Museum and Graduate Fashion Week Ambassador), being part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival and will be held from 1st to 30th June 2018 in Iceland, in Harpa at the Harpa Hall and Conference Centre. The exhibition path successfully makes concrete the Wagnerian “Gesamkunstwerk” (Total work of art), includes about 30 sculptures, self-portraits, combined to theatrical dressing ensembles that decorate them(, joins  haute couture, vintage items and precious cloths, giving rise to a marvelous dialogue between different channels of communication) and tracks a visionary anthropology which talks about the self, unconscious, identity, inviting and encouraging to think about the individual, the sole person, and at the same time humanity, caught in its dynamism and colored multiformity. It’s an universal lyricism, arising from who made his life an artwork, being really contemporary and eternal, as it explores with coherence, lightness and poetry the ontology of being. Here it shines a categorical imperative: “be yourself, as everyone else is already taken”, which is also the title of the book he recently released and edited by Skira/Rizzoli,  smashing chance to enjoy art as elevation of thinking and question, rethink about yourself under the sign of freedom and hopefully a new and deep consciousness.

 

 

 

LA PERSONALE DI DANIEL LISMORE ALLA HALL & CONFERENCE CENTRE DI HARPA

 

Daniel Lismore

Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken” è la personale di cui è protagonista l’ opera di Daniel Lismore, brillante artista inglese ( e fashion designer che ha collaborato nelle vesti di direttore creativo per il brand inglese Sorapol, ambasciatore del Museo Tate Modern e della Graduate Fashion Week), che è parte del Reykjavik Arts Festival e si terrà dall’ 1 al 30 giugno 2018 in Islanda, ad Harpa, presso la Hall and Conference Centre di Harpa. Il percorso espositivo concretizza felicemente la “Gesamkunstwerk” (opera d’ arte totale) wagneriana, include circa 30 sculture, autoritratti, abbinati a teatrali assemblaggi vestimentari che li adornano (unisce pezzi di alta moda, vintage e preziosi tessuti, dando vita a un meraviglioso dialogo tra diversi canali di comunicazione ) e traccia una visionaria antropologia che parla del sé, dell’ inconscio, di identità, invitando e incoraggiando a pensare all’ individuo, la singola persona e al tempo stesso dell’ umanità, colta nel suo dinamismo e nella sua colorata multiformità. Un lirismo universale che nasce da chi ha reso la sua vita un opera d’ arte ed è  estremamente contemporaneo ed  eterno, poiché esplora con coerenza, leggerezza e poesia l’ ontologia dell’ essere. Ivi risplende un imperativo categorico: “be yourself, as everyone else is already taken”, che è anche il titolo del suo libro, recentemente pubblicato ed edito da Skira/Rizzoli, formidabile occasione per apprezzare l’ arte come elevazione di pensiero, interrogarsi e ripensare a sè all’ insegna di libertà e sperabilmente una rinnovata e profonda consapevolezza.

 

Arwork by Daniel Lismore

 

 

Artwork by Daniel Lismore

 

 

 

http://daniellismore.blogspot.com

 

Floracult, photo by N

Nature as a lifestyle under the sign of sustainability, that is what it featured in the ninth edition of Floracult, event ideated by the strong social activist, pioneering fashion designer and farming businesswoman Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai, which was recently held in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at I Casali del Pino. It’s culture, this, made concrete through different events as workshops, book-launches, exhibitions and talks. The sounds, scents and flavors belonging to the natural world along with its little hosts were the main features, a tale enriched by an awesome frame, the enchanting, relaxing and warmth atmosphere which makes this place a special place where to go and come back. That is what I do since seven years and year after year I continue discovering something new concerning the nature, sustainability. I often use to saying I am grateful to have the chance of increasing my modest knowledge concerning this field to which I am very sensitive and deeply connected.

 

Floracult, photo by N

 

The entering of the exhibiting spaces featuring plants, flowers, along with the wines and interior design made by Anna Venturini Fendi and a series of vintage selection she made, photo by N

 

A perfect frame to read a book what an exhibitor did into his space, photo by N

 

Scarves made by using organic dying, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus co-branding series of accessories made by teaming with Vibram, made of rubber, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Headonism by Alessandro Magagnini( aka it’s an immense joy), photo by N

 

Hedonism by Alessandro Magagnini ft. me, myself and I, photo by N

This event becomes more special as it often gives to me the chance to see many things and also sharing all that with some beloved friends. I like reminding two special moments, a talk featuring the architects Antonio Girardi and Cristiana Favretto, focused on sustainable solutions as the Jellyfish hydroponic installation in its further developments which has been presented during the Milan Expo. They also talked about the PNAC, the projecting team joining architecture, botany and interior design coordinated Stefano Mancuso as well as about the way plants can be used as sensors, model for innovation and means to purity the air. That it has witnessed by “Breath”, an installation evidencing to which extent the plants can be filters to remove the pollution there is in the atmosphere. This and other kinds of solutions that are respectful of the world where we live were adopted by some Tuscany areas as Prato, city with which the PNAC is collaborating. Another special interlude has been the conference held by the iconic fashion guru Li Edelkoort and hosted by the bright fashion journalist Antonio Mancinelli. She created Bloom, a magazine launched in 1998 I was pleased to see and read, to increase the contemporary lifestyles inspired by the love for the plants, flowers and garden. It is a precious contribute she gave in order to increase a sustainable way of thinking inside out the realm of fashion, or rather to define fashion in an anti-fashion way, considering the current vision of mainstream connected to this realm. It’s a different way to think, create and make, that until now it has considered just merely pioneering, but it is born to be the only way possible in the forthcoming future. The consciousnesses arising from that, doubts and ideas were many, a precious gift resulting from this moment of culture sharing: to question and have doubts, ideas on the move, the driving forces of a change, something which is really necessary.

 

SUCCEDE A FLORACULT: NATURA, CULTURA & SOSTENIBILITÀ

 

Yes she can!…Ilaria Venturini Fendi ( along with Adelaide Corbetta taking a picture), photo by N

Natura come stile di vita all’ insegna della sostenibilità è stata protagonista della nona edizione di Floracult, evento ideato dalla fervente attivista nel sociale, pionieristica fashion designer ed imprenditrice agricola Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai, che si è recentemente tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta, presso I Casali del Pino. Cultura, questa, concretizzata attraverso svariati eventi quali workshops, presentazioni di libri, esposizioni e talks. I suoni, profumi e sapori del mondo della natura unitamente ai suoi piccoli ospiti erano i prersonaggi principali, un racconto arricchito da una splendida cornice, l’ incantevole, rilassante e calda atmosfera la quale rende questo luogo un posto in cui andare e ritornare. Questo, ciò che faccio da sette anni e anno dopo anno continuo a scoprire qualcosa di nuovo in tema di natura, sostenibilità. Dico spesso che sono grata di avere la possibilità di accrescere la mia modesta conoscenza in questo ambito verso cui sono molto sensibile e profondamente connessa.

Antonio Girardi and Cristiana Favretto along with the Jellyfish installation presented during the Expo, photo by N

 

Anna Fendi exhibiting space joining wines, homewear and a selection of vintage jewelry, photo by N

Anna Fendi exhibiting space joining wines, furniture and a selection of vintage jewelry, photo by N

 

Anna Fendi exhibiting space joining wines, furniture and a selection of vintage jewelry, photo by N

 

Anna Fendi exhibiting space joining wines, furniture and a selection of vintage jewelry, photo by N

 

plants and water by Alessandro Magagnini, photo by N

 

Headonism moment ft. Antonio Passa, Michele Lettieri and Alessandro Magagnini who ideated the hats with the plants growing on it, photo by N

 

Floracult, photo by N

Tale happening diventa ancor più speciale, poiché mi offre anche la possibilità di vedere tante cose nuove e anche condivider tutto ciò con alcuni cari amici. Mi piace ripensare a due momenti speciali, un talk con gli architetti Antonio Girardi e Cristiana Favretto, incentrato su soluzioni sostenibili come l’ installazione idroponica Jellyfish nei suoi ulteriori sviluppi che è stata presentata nell’ occasione dell’ Expo milanese. Costoro hanno anche parlato di PNAC, il team di progettazione che unisce architettura, botanica e interior design coordinato da Stefano Mancuso come anche del modo in cui le piante possano fungere da sensori, modello di innovazione e strumenti per purificare l’ aria. Ciò che dimostra Breath”, installazione che prova in che misura le piante possano essere filtri per rimuovere l’ inquinamento atmosferico. Questo ed altri tipi di soluzioni rispettose dell’ ambiente in cui viviamo sono state adottate in alcune aree della Toscana come Prato, cittadina con cui il PNAC sta collaborando. Altro speciale interludio, la conferenza tenuta dall’ iconica fashion guru Li Edelkoort e moderata dal brillante giornalista di moda Antonio Mancinelli. Costei ha creato Bloom, un magazine lanciato nel 1998 che son stata lieta di vedere e leggere, per incentivare gli stili di vita che si ispirano all’ amore per le piante, i fiori ed il giardino. Un prezioso contributo, il suo, al fine di incrementare un modo sostenibile di pensare dentro e fuori dall’ ambito della moda o meglio definire la moda un una modalità anti-moda, considerando l’ attuale visione di mainstream collegata a questo settore. Un diverso modo di pensare, creare e fare che finora è stato ritenuto meramente pionieristico, ma è destinato ad essere l’ unico modo possibile nel prossimo futuro. Molteplici le consapevolezze, i dubbi e le idee che discendono da ciò, un prezioso regalo, tratto da questo momento di condivisione di cultura: interrogarsi e aver dubbi, idee in movimento, le forze motrici di un cambiamento, qualcosa che è davvero necessario.

Floracult, photo by N

 

The shopping bag by the Carmina Campus label Socially made in Italy, made by the women being in the Italian prisons, photo by N

 

Monili Ro.vi jewelry by Roberta Visentin, photo by N

 

Monili Ro.vi jewelry by Roberta Visentin, photo by N

 

Monili Ro.vi jewelry by Roberta Visentin, photo by N

 

The ArteViva installation, photo by N

 

The ArteViva installation, photo by N

 

Bloom magazine by Li Edelkoort, photo by N

 

Bloom magazine by Li Edelkoort, photo by N

 

Floracult, photo by N

 

A “Suicide” moment aka “Dream baby dream”, featuring me, myself and I wearing the t-shirt-artistic project by Nico Vascellari at Floracult, photo by N

 

Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

It successfully runs through 7th May 2018 at the London Gallery Lazinc the exhibition “Ash from Chaos”, which showcases the works by Joe Corrè(, bright fashion designer, businessman, who created yesterday the celebrated luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, and later the sartorial clothing brand A Child of the Jago and the make-up brand Illamasqua and strong social activism, focused on the protection of environment and the climate revolution), that arise from “Burn Punk London”, initiative he made on 26th November 2016 which took place in London in a boat on the Thames where precious memorabilia of punk were burned by him.

 

Arwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

A destructive act of protest against the commodification by the mainstream of a counterculture movement, which has turned into art, more specifically into a series of artworks – made of the ashes arisen from funeral pyre of punk. The proceeds arising from their sale will be entirely donated to a charity – and a part of documentary film he made( which is currently work in progress), accompanying  this awesome showcase and giving rise to a marvelous alchemy, emphasizing the message underlying to this gesture: “to question on price and value” , as Joe( embodying at best the assertiveness, modesty,  romanticism, which is not that consisting to give as a gift roses to the one you love, but to follow and make concrete the idea of freedom and humanity, pleased to tell you more  about him his bright visions and ideas soon) says and stop to be passive, developing a conscious way of thinking which is respectful of the world surrounding us.

Details from Ash from Chaos by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

Details from Ash from Chaos by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

Details from Ash from Chaos by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

That and much more will be the core of talk featuring the iconic, genius British fashion designer  and bright visual artist Daniel Lismore( who is Ambassador of Tate Modern as well as Graduated Fashion Week and has made his life a work of art), hosting in the Lazinc Gallery at 7pm  a talk with Joe Corrè about this marvelous initiative, successfully joining art and activism. A not to be missed happening to appreciate a smashing conversation between two precious individuals under the sign of culture, emancipated  from the obvious and reasonable, contemporary times, sense, values and art.

 

 

“ASH FROM CHAOS”: ARTE E ATTIVISMO IL TALK CON DANIEL LISMORE E JOE CORRÉ ALLA GALLERIA LAZINC DI LONDRA

 

Joe Corrè along with his mother Dame Vivienne Westwood and his daughter Cora Corrè, photo by N

Prosegue felicemente  fino al 7 maggio 2018 presso la Galleria d’ arte di Londra Lazinc la mostra “Ash from Chaos” che espone le opere di Joe Corrè(, brillante fashion designer, uomo d’ affari che ha creato ieri il celebre marchio di lingerie di lusso Agent Provocateur, successivamente il marchio di abbigliamento sartoriale A Child of the Jago, e fervente attivista nel sociale, impegnato nella protezione dell’ ambiente e nella climate revolution), le quali nascono da “Burn Punk London”, iniziativa da lui posta in essere il 26 novembre 2016 che ha avuto luogo a Londra in una barca sul Tamigi, in cui sono state da lui bruciate memorabilia del punk.

 

The iconic and eclectic Phillip Sallon at the Lazinc Gallery during the private opening of “Ash from Chaos”, photo by N

 

An icon of punk Jordan Rooke wearing a marvelous t-shirt, photo by N

 

Jordan Rooke along with me, myself and I, photo by N

 

 

The fashion designer Pandemonia Panacea along with visitors of the Ash from Chaos private opening, photo by N

Un atto distruttivo di protesta contro la mercificazione da parte del mainstream di un movimento di controcultura che si è trasformato in arte, più specificatamente in una serie di opere d’ arte – fatto delle ceneri della pira funeraria del punk. I proventi derivanti dalla loro vendita saranno devoluti per intero a un’ associazione di beneficienza – unitamente a un frammento della pellicola documentaristica, un racconto, un’ esperienza visiva unica (che sta per essere ultimato) che accompagna questa fantastica rassegna che dà vita a una meravigliosa alchimia ed enfatizza il messaggio sotteso a tale gesto: “interrogarsi su prezzo e valore”, come afferma Joe( il quale incarna al meglio assertività, modestia, romanticismo – che non ciò che consiste nel regalare rose a cui si ama ma seguire e concretizzare l’ idea di libertà – e umanità, lieta di raccontare presto altro ancora su di lui, sulle sue brillanti visioni ed idee) e smettere di essere passivi, consolidando un modo di pensare consapevole e rispettoso del mondo che ci circonda.

The fashion designer and visual artist Daniel Lismore, me, myself and I along with an artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

A detail embodied in the artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

Questo e molto altro sarà il cuore del talk di cui sarà protagonista l’ iconico, geniale fashion designer inglese e brillante artista Daniel Lismore( che è anche Ambasciatore del Museo di Londra Tate Modern, della Graduated Fashion Week ed ha reso la sua vita un’ opera d’ arte) il quale  sarà il moderatore di un talk con Joe Corrè che si terrà presso la Galleria Lazinc alle ore 19:00, incentrato su questa lodevole iniziativa che unisce felicemente arte ed attivismo. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare due vibranti individualità  all’ insegna di cultura, emancipata dall’ ovvio e ragionevole, contemporaneità,  senso, valori e arte.

 

Still image from the film by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

 

Me, myself and I along with the artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

http://burnpunklondon.com