from 19/10/2013 to 30/11/2013
The Primo Piano LivinGallery with the show PAPER is pleased to present an ambitious project with national and international artists, dedicated to paper. In the building where the gallery is located, there is also the PRIMO PIANO ATELIER , which is a laboratory dedicated to the study and practice of artistic graphics. PAPER is divided into three sections: Art graphics, illustration, and visual poetry. The exhibition includes works from over a period of time from 1980 to today.
During the show, a meeting with the authors : SALVATORE LUPERTO, director of the MACMa Museum in Matino (Lecce), who presents the video “SAL SAL INA SALENTO, the myth of visual poetry ” and the artists of visual and sound poetry LILIANA EBALGINELLI, will present the performance “Voce”.
A note on the video :SAL SAL INA SALENTO: the myth of visual poetry is a precious audio visual document presented at the MACMa Museum in Matino (Lecce), during the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of visual poetry The video, curated by Salvatore Luperto, (previously art director of the MACMa), was made thanks to the collaboration of Giovanni Giangrande, Liliana Ebalginelli and Biagio Putignano. The film, sponsored by the Banca Popolare Pugliese, critiqued by Lamberto Pignotti, was presented 22 May 2013 by the noted critic Claudio Cerritelli at the l’Academy of Fine Arts in Brera-Milano, and is now part of cultural programs in Florence, Rome and Palermo.
From Salvatore Luperto : “In 1963 a few young intellectuals, poets and artists, musicians, and philosophers, animated by a critical spirit, founded the group Gruppo Settanta in Florence and began a semiotic battle against the so called “fourth power “ through a new language mutated by technology and mass media. Eugenio Miccini, Lamberto Pignotti and then Michele Perfetti, Lucia Marcucci, Roberto Malquori, took images and texts from another contexts (magazines , posters, newspapers , ads and erasing or associating other signs they manipulated the meanings, unveiling the objectives of the press and its huge publicity. With lucid irony they criticized society and the communication system. Through decomposing the images which are reinterpreted in new images, more convincing poetical meanings. After fifty years, this historical and consolidated event is proposed documented by books, magazines , exhibitions , museums and relived in the Salina dei Monaci in the Paldue del Conte in Torre Colimena, in Salento, where the video was filmed”.
PRIMO PIANO ATELIER-Is the section dedicated to didactics and teaching traditional and experimental Chalcography; Xylography, Linoleum cut and artist’s books. The studio, opened in 2006 yearly hosts artists and printers from around the world who follow full immersion courses . The lab is directed by Dores Sacquegna. Info: www.primopianoatelier.com
LILIANA EBALGINELLI– Born in Schio (VI), lives in Milano. After research in the field of iIalian popular culture, she works with the association Archivi del ‘900 of Luigi Olivetti, curating in 2000 the exhibit A!E!I!O!U! Aldo Palazzeschi: 1905-1914(CD audio, Leditrice, 2001). For years she has worked in the field of visual and sound poetry With Ferruccio Cajani she founded iin 2001 la lilianaebalginelli Editrice (specialized in visual e-books e phonic CD s, active until 2005 and a bilingual online magazine of contemporary poetry ULU-LATE directed by her and where :Arrigo Lora Totino.contributes . Personal exhibitions: Esplodità with Paolo Brunati Urani, Ferruccio Cajani and Arrigo Lora Totino (Museo della Carale, Ivrea 2010), Psiche poema in versi e XI tavole (Officina Coviello, Milano 2011), Vado là e nulla mi può guidare with Anna Oberto and Lucia Pescador (Museo della Carale, Ivrea 2011). Books published : L (1999), Voyage (coautore F. Cajani, 2001), L/Amami (2007), Medusa (coautore Antonio Agriesti, 2009) Manes (2010), video Sal Salina Salento, Il mito della poesia visiva (2012). Info: www.ulu-late.com
Monique Ariello Laugier
Marco Marchiani Mavilla