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Flash Art Event
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milano (Italy)

08 - 10.02.2013


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Exhibition February 08 - 10, 2013. Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Via Piranesi 14  – Milano (Italy). Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February from 2 pm to 9 pm and Sunday 10 from 12 to 7 pm. Free entrance. Info www.flashartevent.it.


Culture hotel is a project related to creative hospitality. A real place set up in Naples that aims at housing the creativity of people living the town, of those who decide to visit it and stay for long periods, and of those who pass by. Culture hotel implies the idea of living the work of art in its daily life in a premise-gallery, where exhibition places involve not only shared spaces but also the private and intimate life of visitors, by spurring their cultural involvement to an unprecedented level.


It is located in Via Monteoliveto 16, in the heart of the largest historical centre in Europe, part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1995 for the following reasons:

"Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history. Its street pattern, its wealth of historic buildings from many periods, and its setting on the Bay of Naples give it an outstanding universal value without parallel, and one that has had a profound influence in many parts of Europe and beyond. It testifies to a remarkable exchange of knowledge during a given period, or within a given cultural area, about the development of architecture or technology, monumental arts, urban planning or landscape creation. It gives an example of one kind of building or architectural structure or landscape which is the sign of an important period of the history of mankind".

 

Culture hotel is a concept based in Naples, but at the same time it moves and participates in the Flash Art Event from 7 to 10 February in Milan, at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Via Piranesi 14. Opening on the 7 February from 7 pm.
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February from 2 pm to 9 pm and Sunday 10 from 12 to 7 pm. Free entrance. Info www.flashartevent.it.












In keeping with Ballroom Marfa’s mission, New Growth will feature newly commissioned work including a large-scale sculpture and video—both produced during the artist’s stay in Marfa, as well as paintings, works in wood, and islands of sculptural installation.





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© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2013. All Rights Reserved

Flash Art Event, Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milano

Benny Dröscher lives on the Samsø island in Denmark, where he creates his paintings strongly influenced by the surrounding landscape. "When, by lying down on the grass, you look at the sky and the fast passage of the clouds, your mind is amazed by the wealth of details, colours and shapes, although it does not focus on anything in particular". The artist suggests a way to approach his paintings, that harmoniously cross the borders of painting genres and styles without letting the one prevail over the other. The visitor is projected into a reality completely free from prejudices and conditioning, where the ambiguous game between reality and fiction, the reference to natural elements and the use of quotes, participate in the emotional involvement that aims at representing the spirituality that permeates everything.


Simon Keenleyside works within the tradition of the British landscape painting; he explores the familiar surroundings of Essex, where he has grown up and where he lives. In his latest works, by wondering about the ontological understanding of the place and although the references to the landscape are prevailing in his work, Keenleyside explores more in depth the many possibilities of painting. By bringing his research to abstraction, he discovers the new details of already known places.




Gian Paolo Striano devoted part of his work to his town, Naples. In his exhibition "Terre irredente", he has built an exhibition-journey within his own land: from the stormed and un-stormed protected houses of the members of Camorra, to the polluted sea of the Bay of Naples, to the sandy shore of Bagnoli disfigured by the steel plants of Italsider. They are all the symbols of a land which has always been trying to change its own history, but which is still unable to find a solution, thus remaining irremediably unredeemed. Also his life in China influenced his work, bringing him to investigate the new shapes, new materials and new mental processes that he had to confront with during his recent stay in Shanghai.


In Adam Cvijanovic the place is suggested by the studies and research that he carried out on the remains and ruins typical of the decline of the American contemporary culture, which - in the conviction that history repeats - are represented by the remains dating back to ancient Rome reproduced, with a critical mood, in their current state of neglect. Thanks to the famous technique of portable murals, that is movable frescoes, the artist broadens the role of painting so that it becomes installation itself and it changes the exhibition place by creating an actual new place, an habitat which is congenial to him.