Cronache da una città sommersa
On November 12, 2019, an exceptionally high tide - up to 187 cm - flooded the city of Venice. After this extraordinary event, locals just want to move forward and return to their ordinary activities.
Cronache da una città sommersa is a project created by some friends working to help the Fallani Venezia serigraphy, a historical studio that has been based in Venice for over fifty years. The aim is to support this small business and help them recover from the serious damages they’ve suffered. The flooding has damaged a lot of machinery and materials which, over the years, had allowed them to bring the works of numerous artists and illustrators who attended the printing house to life.
This project involves a first group of artists - both old and new acquaintances of the studio - each of whom designed an artwork related to the city of Venice. Bruno Bozzetto, Ale Giorgini, Riccardo Guasco, Franco Matticchio, Andy Rementer, Jacopo Rosati, Guido Scarabottolo, Lucio Schiavon and Olimpia Zagnoli have decided to donate one of their graphics to the serigraphy to allow Gianpaolo, deus ex machina of this craft laboratory, only to restart his business with new pressings, but also to replace the broken machinery.
Graphics can be pre-ordered by clicking on the image below. This is a signed and numbered, limited edition of 50 prints that can be bought either separately or as a collection.
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Sounds Good by Riccardo Guasco
The first Cultural Event dedicated to the excellence of Art Crafts in Europe.
1+2=A is a creative game aiming at inspiring people of all ages, to tell a story about which only a scenery is given to start.
The game is made by 15 bifacial boards of different dimensions that the player can join together in various ways and without becoming aware that he/she is creating a small architecture: just by letting his/her creative juices flowing.
The scenery of this graphic suite is a “Chase” where police cars with their sirens wailing are chasing others vehicles, as if they were in a perpetuum story.
In fact, the chase reminds us of a Moebius strip where the characters are modules, traces and spots seen by different points of view.
Serigraphy and illustration seem to have been born one for the other.
The collection of posters TAKE CARE by Lucio Schiavon has found this technique in its maximum expression.
ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE
the winners of the artistic residence
This year the selection of artists has awarded a range of different styles and techniques of expression, focusing on the ones that seem to offer more stimuli and greater potential for experimentation with the screen printing technique.
In this perspective, the selection focused on more exquisitely graphic works such as those by Montaner, but also to "wanderings" aimed at creating a complex artistic confrontation and to "challenge" artists that are not intentionally or consciously vocated to screen printing.
It is not surprising therefore that the strongly photographic work of Van den Ouvendhoven was chosen, together with the materic painting of De Flers. The selection of El Khouri, aka Potato Nose, a Lebanese artist of marked and clear street extraction, is a real challenge, since he will have to translate his art into completely different languages and formats.
Nobel Prize Dario Fo