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WHY DON’T YOU PAINT FLOWERS?
A show by: Antonella Ferrari Silvia Forese Ellie Geary Joana Roberto Angela Wright
The title of this project is intended as a playful joke about some people’s frustration with understanding and engaging with contemporary art and their hope for a more traditional subject matter.
The artists challenge the question posed by the title, by offering exactly what is asked for – a more traditional subject matter, such as flowers, landscapes and everyday objects. But despite complying with the title’s request and offering a more understandable and familiar image to the audience, the works speak in a contemporary language and explore conceptual themes.
Curated by hARTlane Project Space, London 2015
This series, made in digital, is called ‘Spot the differences’. In every work both subjects are exactly the same. The ironic concept would suppose a research more than a simple game. With this work I’m pushing the viewer to carefully observe what one has in front, instead of just giving a glimpse.
NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 2012
Borough Park is the Brooklyn Chassid-Ville. In ten years, the number of Jewish families in Chassidim neighborhoods has jumped from 8 to 38 percent. Out of 53,000 Jewish souls, 95 percent of them are Orthodox. In an area twenty blocks long and six wide, the Chassidim live amongst themselves. In this network of streets, there is a feeling of the past. Orthodox Jews have unique characteristics: dark spots connoted by high hats. Under the kippah ritual, the head is shaved and only two hairs to grow over their ears. These hairs are formed into ringlets. They wear mostly black clothes with the exception of the white shirt worn under the waistcoat. The women also wear a wig on top of their shaved heads. It is prohibited to show their legs and bare arms. The rabbis of the synagogues regularly walk the streets. They have strong religious feelings, great devotion to the Jewish law and a high level of education.Their title takes its name from a Hebrew word: Chassid means “Pious”. In these neighborhoods of Brooklyn, it feels that you are entering private property. It feels like a quiet village entirely populated by the Orthodox. It is a place of culture that looks and smells like early twentieth century Warsaw. In the vast western metropolis, past and present Jewish culture intertwines the lives of millions of non-Jews, creating a fascinating mosaic of daily life and history.
The Orthodox people of New York City manage the Diamond District among many other contributions to a major global city. In the cultural melting pot of New York City. The artist was impressed by the apparent discrepancy between the Chassidim and the rest of the population and the Chassidims contributions to the econmy of New York City. The curiosity about this Jewish society, influential and growing; can be read in her work with fine irony.
This series was started in March 2012, and the work is increasing.
The orthodox portraits are an infinite number, they lead to the continued expansion of the various chassidic groups not only in America – and in Israel – but also settled in Australia, Russia, Morocco, South America, Alaska, South Africa and one hundred other nations.
All works are acrylic on paperboard, 22×20 cm // 9 “x 8″
The installation will include a number greater to 100 units distributed randomly in the word.
CUT OUT – open serie 2014
Selection as an act, generally implies a separation, a particular consideration, an in-depth study of the established element. Selection is also the final result of a research culminating in an evaluation which often rewards the most deserving candidate.
“Be selected” consists in a series of photographs which document performances involving adhesive tape. By sticking short segments of coloured tape over the scene around the subject I trace the silhouette of the chosen element therefore creating the selection and and turning the subject into an artwork. A sort of anamorphosis allows me to create an illusion as if the tape was fluctuating in the air or as if it was simply a vector image. The final result of the performance is to be printed on phographic paper.
Lucania Film Festival is the first International Cinema Festival happening every summer, in Pisticci (MT) Basilicata. It’s a project made to promote cinema knowledge, new young directors and their work. Since 2000 LFF has been growing constantly deserving an important artistic position. From all over the world people come to enjoy movies under the sky in an intimate atmosphere, created by the Festival and the warm local people.
Allelammie Cultural Association, created in 1997 in Pistcci, (Matera Ecoc 2019) has become by now a landmark in the vast panorama of the Italian and international associationism. At the beginning it dealt with fighting the social degradation and the environmental damage by holding small entertaining activities and awareness campaigns about ecological subjects. From then on a gradual but constant growth has started and it made Allelammie one of the most active associations of the south of Italy.
It has developed from organising small events to handling more ambitious projects: it hasn’t taken long to see the results. Culture has become an occasion for planning the future of our world; created enterprises and job opportunities; increased the value of the huge inexpressed potentials of the territory and raised the awareness of the material and inmaterial resources as regards to the productivity, those resources connected to the financial, political and administrative means used today; are the â€œsecretâ€ of an experience which has the taste of success but is still to be.
The formation of resources, professional figures, personalities in the field of the music, the cinema, the new knowledges and the multimedia, represents the main goal that Allelammie wants to pursue in the future. The journey continues, or better still, it has just started. Come in, there’s space for everybody.