LOVE MY BODY 2021
International Contemporary Art exhibition
Opening February, 19 2021
Corso San Gottardo – Milan (Italy)
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Opening Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri from 11 am to 2 pm
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I have been invited by Lisa Galletti, the curator, to take part in a new exhibition at the renowned @madsmilano gallery. The Private View is Friday, 19th February 2021
M.A.D.S. Art Mediator, Advisor, Dealer, Seeker. M.A.D.S. is a contemporary art gallery, located in one of the main Milan district, the Navigli area, set up with screens, aimed to create a continuous multimedia exhibition with the use of new video system projection technologies. An evolution for the art market, a new trend. M.A.D.S. is constantly a point of reference and a matter of interest for museums, galleries, institutions, associations, foundations, curators, critics, as one of its primary objectives is to highlight the artist, his talent, his portfolio, making it accessible to an increasingly international audience. There are now hundreds of artists from all over the world, who find in M.A.D.S. the answer to their needs of exhibition, curatorial, of marketing and sales.
Social media publicity published by the gallery
I have received a personal invitation to submit some of my recent pieces to an international exhibition organised by Artoze. I was a featured artist in the last edition of their magazine. I was very touched to be recognised and invited again:
Hope you’re doing great!
It’s my pleasure to e-meet you and introduce you to this amazing opportunity that could be an interest for you and your beloved ones to let the creativity be showcased on an International Platform.’
I have spent the whole morning preparing relevant information and refining my artist statement. At the moment, I am ready to submit 12 paintings to be included in this show.
I have included a screenshot of the confirmation email below:
I have been invited by Al-Tiba9 to take part in an online preview of the new edition of their art magazine. Time: Jun 26, 2020, 14:30 Madrid
“Al-Tiba9 (الطباق) focuses on light as a manifestation of energy, a principle that makes it possible to reach the phenomenological world, an element of knowledge to achieve multiple levels of reality. This transgressive contemporary Arab show emerges between lights and shadows, human and artificial from here and there, reaching for profound hope but staying rooted in reality.“
— Mohamed Benhadj, Founder & Curator
Luca Rossinin, an Italian visual artist and fashion photographer, was a featured guest presenter. Her work was not known to me before. Her website is divided into three parts containing fashion, still life and collage. I become absolutely fascinated by her lonely, withdrawn and impactful art. Her style is original and unique and resulted in the creation of highly aesthetic and powerful images, which force a strong reflection on a viewer. They have a dream like quality and appear to visualise a world, which appears to be perhaps unreal. There are strong references to the old Dutch and Flemish masters in terms of her use of colour and chiaroscuro. Her models are withdrawn and absent minded. She is somehow questioning our perception of someone’s presence. Perhaps, her creative intentions are best summarised by her statement is below:
‘”Photography to me is not a way to document reality, but more the way in which I can suspend reality, with all its physical and societal rules, and turn everything into my dream of it. I love working with complex lights and low light, both in studio and in the open. My favourite subjects are portraits which tell dream-like stories; places which seem daydream scenarios; and surrealistic concepts created in my studio.
My view over the world has been seriously affected by “dreamers” like David Lynch, David Cronenberg and Federico Fellini, with their ability to transmit the distinct and uncomfortable feeling of not being really awake.
I come from the analogue days of the dark room, but my stylistic growth is very digital. I spent most of my life struggling to confine my artistic nature, so I achieved a PhD in biomedical engineering. It didn’t work, nothing works, there’s no cure against the urge to create and communicate, I guess.”
In addition to all of my current duties, I have spent the last three months working hard to organise an amazing and challenging venture called artpandemic.co.uk
Due to the many limitations of the current crisis, our summer show has been moved online. Despite these compromising conditions, which you might think, would prevent me from organising a major celebration of learning and achievement, I have put together something very special and much bigger than the usual final assessment exhibition.
As a leader of Art & Design at my institution, I have invited Hi-Tec and Digital to join with me for a unique online international exhibition. Additionally, I have approached a range of former students, staff and artists from all-over-the-world to celebrate creativity and resistance to the damaging impact of the current pandemic. I am also delighted that Richard Wilson – one of the most renowned British sculptors agreed to exhibit a range of his artefacts with us, including his famous architectural interventions.
The Virtual Summer Exhibition 2020 took place on Friday, June 19th at 6 pm UK time. A scheduled link was distributed to those invited and activated on the night. The celebrations were possible thanks to Zoom – a multi-screen videoconferencing and interaction platform.
During the Private View, I was joined by artists from 18 countries, who were supporting my innovative response to the crisis, by producing their own work to enrich the exhibition.
I was asked to make a statement for a press release in Devon Live:
“It’s really exciting in these difficult times to be able to construct an exciting and revolutionary platform for students to present their work. The prospect of disappointing everyone by not having a summer exhibition and denying our learners an opportunity to show their talent was unacceptable. The idea of organising this ambitious online venture came about from my involvement in the prestigious Dubai Ideathon 2020. I was selected out of over 300 applicants to play an active role together with 100 fellow international artists and designers. I realised then the potential in connecting hundreds of people simultaneously could be achieved, and immediately knew, this would be the perfect solution for our students”.
The notion of an online art magazine seemed the natural way to go to prolong and elevate the artwork long after the event and give the work longevity. I have worked with three Foundation Art students on the design and format of the brand new Art Foundry Magazine. The first edition includes interviews and work produced by Richard Wilson, alumni, current students and a selection of collaborating artists. This publication will be updated on a quarterly basis.
Further details are below:
VIRTUAL SUMMER SHOW 2020 ART PANDEMIC
Link to the online exhibition:
Link to our full invitation video:
Art Pandemic in numbers:
139 artists, 1935 artefacts and 18 countries are represented, including: UK, USA, Switzerland, Canada, Nigeria, Serbia, Italy, The Philippines, Russia, China, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Poland, Argentina, Bahrain, UAE & Greece.
I have included some statistics below. Data were gathered on 27th June 2020.
|LINK TO THE EXHIBITION:|
I was invited by Al-Tiba9 to the opening of its online contemporary exhibition that takes
part in a Special EDITION – Al-Tiba9 Global 2020. It featuring artists from around the
world in a series of online shows to reflect contemporary perspectives and inspirations
that impact on our future.
This particular 8th Edition aims to give the artist a curated show and extensive
international exposure that helps them to deal with the online technologies and
confront their works and creativity in a virtual environment.
Opening exhibition 20.06.2020 at 6:00pm GMT+2
Featured Artists are:
Alexandra Freitas (Portugal) – Joram Blomkwist (Netherlands) – Braun & Braunschweig
(Germany) – Conceiçao Abreu (Portugal) – Gianni Lucchesi (Italy) – Hong Taeyang
(South Korea) – Jieyuan Huang (China) – Joe Karlovec (USA) – Kaoru Shibuta (Japan) –
Naoki Okada (Japan) – Povilas Daknys (Lithuania) – Raki Nikahetiya (Sri Lanka) –
Ray Ewing (USA) – Ronald Gonzalez (USA) – Sarah Tompkins (Canada) – Wong Tin Wai
(China) – Val Wecerka (Bulgaria) – Vasya Dmytryk (Ukraine) – Yvonne Lin (China)
The exhibition was opened by Anna Shvets, who is an art manager, an expert on trends in
the world of art and CEO at TAtchers’ ART Management. She believes that art can be a
unique language that unites countries and continents, culture and science.
She is an internationally recognised arts manager.
South Devon College students have come up with a high-tech digital solution
This is an article, which summaries an awful lot of hard work to get the concept for this exhibition established, shared and promoted.