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Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

It has recently opened in Rome at the Art-Core Gallery which hosted the event Crosswide! -ideated and organized by the Volume Foundation to explore many languages and artistic realms -, the exhibition “Carnival Motel”, featuring the photography by Francesco Vincuso who tells by a series of pictures and objects and evokes dream-like and surreal suggestions, episodes embodied in the Emerick Lenders diaries’ that tells of stories about the people who lived in the motel he owned.

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Thus the exhibition, running through 29th April 2013, becomes the set of grotesque stories of actors without theatre, citizens without cities, outsiders, murderers, prostitutes, stories that are up-to-date and successfully make concrete the research made by the artist.

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

the setting of exhibition along with the photographs by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

the setting of exhibition along with the photographs by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

A mask featuring in the setting of exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

A mask featuring in the setting of exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Vincenzo Mancuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Vincenzo Mancuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The setting featuring in the exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The setting featuring in the exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The diaries of Emerick Lenders featuring in the exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary featuring in the exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The setting featuring in the exhibition and the works by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The setting featuring in the exhibition and the works by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, wants overtaking the gap between past and present, reality and imagination by using of the atemporality which depicts the subversive grotesque aesthetics I love and celebrate and reminds me the quotation by the legendary Aubrey Beardsley: “I have one aim, the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing”. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who are – disperately,joyfully,  enthusiastically Byronesque – devoted to the grotesque.

L’ ELEGIA DEL GROTTESCO: “CARNIVAL MOTEL” DI FRANCESCO VINCUSO ALLA ART-CORE GALLERY DI ROMA

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

É stata recentemente inaugurata a Roma presso la Art-Core Gallery che ha ospitato l’ evento Crosswide! – ideato e organizzato dalla Fondazione Volume Foundation  per esplorare svariati linguaggi e ambiti artistici -, la mostra “Carnival Motel”, di cui è protagonista la fotografia di Francesco Vincuso che racconta mediante una serie di immagini e oggetti, evocando suggestioni oniriche e surreali, episodi racchiusi nei diari di Emerick Lenders i quali raccontano storie sulla gente che ha vissuto nel motel di cui era proprietario.

A little skull featuring in the setting of exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

A little skull featuring in the setting of exhibition, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Così la mostra, che prosegue fino al 29 aprile 2013, diventa lo scenario di grottesche storie di attori senza teatro, cittadini senza città, outsiders, assassini, prostitute, storie che sono attuali e concretizzano felicemente la ricerca effettuata dall’ artista.

 Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary and photos by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary and photos by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary and photos by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary and photos by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders' diary and photos by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The Emerick Lenders’ diary and photos by Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Francesco Vincuso vuole superare il divario tra passato e presente, realtà e immaginazione avvalendosi di una atemporalità che dipinge la sovversiva estetica grottesca che amo e celebro e mi ricorda l’ affermazione del leggendario Aubrey Beardsley: “ho uno scopo: il grottesco. Se non sono grottesco non sono niente”. Un evento imperdibile per coloro che  – disperatamente, joyfully, entusiasticamente byroneschi – sono devoti al grottesco.

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Federico Poletti, Tommaso Basilio and Iris Van Herpen

The renowned Rome fashion school European Design Institute(IED) recently held at the Maxxi B.A.S.E. “Talk in IED”, a meeting – included in smashing series of workshops organized to train the students – moderated by the journalist Federico Poletti and the professor Tommaso Basilio, featuring the young Netherlander high fashion designer Iris Van Herpen and come before by the screening of shortfilm directed by Joost Vandebrug . Here the designer, shy and hesitant, woman – embodying a leitmotiv of many creatives and artists who are able to feel and make, but rarely to explain properly and fully ideas -, answered to my question (“to which extent she was influenced by the idea of grotesque as unconventional standard of beauty”, a “difficult question” as the creative said, giving rise to a nice interaction and asking me immediately for further references concerning the grotesque, marvelously depicted by the works of Aubrey Beardsley, patterns I think that are evoked in an avant-garde way by her) and many other ones, talking about her work, based essentially on an artistic approach made of thought and intuition – bright evidence of the creative power of chaos, as concept opposing to the order and organization of work – as well as the search for materials that often, but not only are a source of inspiration. A successful chance for students and enthusiasts to discover and enjoying an emerging talent of high fashion – who debuts on Fall, presenting her first ready-to-wear collection,  further step of her creative paht towards the synthesis of concept I wish her of making at best – as well as to think about fashion culture and culture in fashion, ancient connection and precious source which sometimes is taken for granted.

“TALK IN IED”: IRIS VAN HERPEN A ROMA AL MAXXI B.A.S.E.    

Iris Van Herpen

La rinomata scuola di moda di Roma Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) ha recentemente tenuto presso il Maxxi B.A.S.E. “Talk in IED”, un incontro – incluso nella formidabile serie di workshops organizzati per formare gli studenti – moderato dal giornalista Federico Poletti e il docente Tommaso Basilio di cui é stata protagonista la giovane designer di alta moda Iris Van Herpen e preceduto dal fashion film diretto da Joost Vandebrug. Ivi la creativa, donna timida ed esitante – che racchiude in sé un leitmotiv di creativi ed artisti che sovente hanno la capacità di sentire e fare, ma raramente di esprimere idee in modo appropriato e dettagliato – ha risposto alla mia domanda (“in che misura è stata influenzata dall’ idea del grottesco quale standard anticonvenzionale di bellezza?”, una “domanda difficile”, come ha detto la giovane creativa, dando vita a una simpatica interazione e chiedendo immediatamente a me ulteriori riferimenti in merito al grottesco, meravigliosamente dipinto dalle opere di Aubrey Beardsley, motivi che ritengo siano da lei evocati in una foggia avveniristica) come anche a molte altre, parlando del suo lavoro che si basa essenzialmente su un approccio artistico fatto di pensiero e intuizione – brillante concretizzazione del potere creativo del caos quale idea contrapposta all’ ordine e organizzazione del lavoro – come anche di ricerca dei materiali che sovente, ma non unicamente sono una fonte di ispirazione. Una felice occasione per studenti ed entusiasti per scoprire e apprezzare un emergente talento dell’ alta moda – che debutta in autunno presentando la sua prima collezione di prêt-à porter, passo ulteriore del suo percorso creativo verso la sintesi del concept che le auguro di realizzare al meglio -, come anche per riflettere sulla cultura della moda e la cultura nella moda, antico legame e preziosa risorsa che talvolta é data per scontata.

Iris Van Herpen

Iris van Herpen

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Aubrey Beardsley collection by Koeniglich Tettau

The German brand of porcelain furnishings Koeniglich Tettau celebrates the genius of Aubrey Beardsley, bright author and celebrated illustrator, a dandy of grotesque, art, fashion and literature icon – who asserted: “I have one aim: the grotesque, if I am not grotesque I am nothing” -, launching a special collection of vases, cups and plates featuring the celebrated illustration he made for the Salome by
Oscar Wilde. A fetish to have or give as a gift for all the ones are devoted to the suggestions of an unforgettable, charming artist.

IL GROTTESCO SU PORCELLANA: LA COLLEZIONE SPECIALE AUBREY BEARDSLEY DI KOENIGLICH TETTAU

Aubrey Beardsley special collection Koeniglich Tettau

Il brand tedesco di arredi in porcellana Koeniglich Tettau celebra il genio di Aubrey Beardsley, brillante scrittore e celebre illustratore, un dandy del grottesco, icona dell’arte, moda e letteratura di ieri e oggi – che affermava: “ho uno scopo: il grottesco, se non sono grottesco non sono niente” -, lanciando una speciale collezione di vasi, tazze e piatti che hanno quale protagonisti le celebre illustrazioni da lui realizzate per la Salomé di Oscar Wilde. Un feticcio da avere o regalare per tutto coloro che sono devoti alle suggestioni di un’indimenticabile, affascinante artista.

Aubrey Beardsley

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Giuseppe Torrisi and me at “Da Francesco” restaurant

The Rome Fashion and Costume Academy’s ancient building provided the setting for the party, hosted by  Mercedes Benz Alta Roma, celebrating Aubrey Beardsley . The sound design was a DJ-set of Warm Up Natasha Slater and  Matthew Stone from London. Enjoying the evening with me was Giuseppe Torrisi – chief of Attila press office  – with whom I shared a joyful dinner at “Da Francesco”, the restaurant in Piazza del Fico which made me think about my dear friend Glenn Belverio.

IL PARTY MERCEDES BENZ ALTA ROMA ALLACCADEMIA DI COSTUME E MODA DI ROMA

 
 
 
 
 

Pascal Gautrand and me

 

L’ antico palazzo dell’ Accademia di Costume e Moda di Roma è stata la location per il party, ospitato  da  Mercedes Benz Alta Roma che ha celebrato  Aubrey Beardsley . Il sound  design era curato da  un DJ-set di Warm Up Natasha Slater e  Matthew Stone da Londra.  Ad apprezzare la serata con me é stato  Giuseppe Torrisi – capo dell’ufficio stampa  Attila  –  con il quale  ho condiviso una gioiosa cena “Da Francesco”, il ristorante a  Piazza del Fico che mi ha fatto pensare al mio caro amico Glenn Belverio

Delfina Delettrez

Juan Caro & Fabio Sasso aka Leitmotiv and me

 

Clara Tosi Pamphili and me

Liliana Tudini and me

Aubrey Beardsley

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Inside and outside- Islet 1 by Chinwook Kim, Chines ink and acrylic on canvas, 2010

Chinwook Kim smashing Korean artist – featuring in “State of Reverie”, a collective exhibition, recently opened at London Scream Gallery, running until 20th February 2011 and showcasing his works along with the ones made by other bright emerging artists – of whose imagery reminds me the aesthetics of Aubrey Beardsley – deeply connected to my suggestions -, successfully overlapping with Oriental painting, creating a synergy of organic and human form in a surreal re-imagining of nature and evidencing a completeness of personality.

 

IL SURREALE IMMAGINARIO DI CHINWOOK KIM

Inside and outside landscape- Indifference by Chinwook Kim, Chines ink and acrylic on canvas, 2010

Chinwook Kim, formidabile artista coreano – protagonista di “State of Reverie”, una collettiva, recentemente inaugurata alla Scream Gallery di Londra che prosegue fino al 20 febbraio 2011 ed espone le sue opera unitamente a quelle realizzate da brillanti artisti emergenti – il cui immaginario mi ricorda l’estetica di Aubrey Beardsley  – profondamente connessa alle mie suggestioni – che felicemente si sovrappone con la pittura orientale, creando una sinergia di forma organica ed umana in una rielaborazione surreale dell’immagine della natura ed evidenziando una completezza di personalità.

Inside and outside- Monologue 2 by Chinwook Kim, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 2010

Inside and outside 2 by Chinwook Kim, mixed media, 2010

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