PRIMO PIANO LIVINGALLERY is pleased to
invite you to the opening of the exhibition
VISIONARY ART SHOW
Contemporary Art Fair & Spectacle
From 14th to 28th May 2017
Sunday 14 May at 18,00h pm
PALAZZO VERNAZZA CASTROMEDIANO
Vico Vernazza 8, Lecce, Italy
The VISIONARY ART SHOW main aims to be an important art show for South Italy and provide a fun and exciting platform for people to gain access to, increase their knowledge of, fall in love with, and buy art – and our offering continues to attract and appeal to both existing art buyers and new collectors. Founded by a curator and collector, the event brings with it the characteristics of a curatorial art project and the quality of works. No ticket is required to visit exhibitions. One of a kind!
In May 2017, Visionary Art Show contemporary art & spectacle is the perfect complement to the simultaneously held great art fair and events in Lecce, Italy. The young international art fair VISIONARY ART SHOW presents from 14 to 28 May 2017 works of newcomers and established artists: paintings, sculptures, art photography, digital art, video, installations, visual performance, sound islands, tableaux vivant, talk, life achievement award and many more..
Set in the beautiful location of ‘500 century PALAZZO VERNAZZA CASTROMEDIANO - with ritual site of Temple of Iside and Purgatorium of goddess in the basement - the event brings artists closer to art lovers and collectors. Lecce is considered as the cultural capital of Apulia’s Region. The visitors met art everywhere, while strolling through the beautiful old town or in one of art museums. The many top events that take place each year in Lecce underline the city's reputation as a cultural hotspot in Salento’s Peninsula.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Lecture with Grimanesa Amoros, Polyxene Kasda (on 14th may), Tribute to Italian sculptor Sauro Cavallini with Centro Studi Cavallini of Fiesole-Fi (19 May) and tribute to painter Rien Vörgers (28 May).
GRIMANESA AMORÓS, American, born in Lima Peru, she lives in New York City. She is an interdisciplinary light sculpture artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. She makes use of sculpture, video, and light to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. She is TEDGlobal 2014 guest speaker, a recipient of NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, NEA Artist Travel Grant, Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. Grimanesa Amorós has often drawn upon important Peruvian cultural legacies for inspiration for her large-scale light installations. She often gives talks at museums and universities where her lectures not only attract future artists but students and faculty engaged with art, science and technology. Amorós, a lighting sculpture artist, has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
POLYXENE KASDA, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, she lives and works in Athens, Greece. She is an interdisciplinary artist, writer & research artist with diverse interests in the fields of poetry, myth, network, scientific research and critical theory. She taken part in numerous exhibition over the world and her works are in public collection and she often gives talks at museums and universities. Her main Project Myth/Network 1990-2016, is a long-now work, characterized by depth psychology, experiments on space/time transpositions and on the linguistic scaffold of perception. “ The Conscious Eye” by Poly Kasda (in the book Artificial Intelligence by Prof. John Kontos and “Needles” by Poly Kasda’s Conscious Eye. Perception-Consciousness-Diegesis-Discovery-Creativity) is associated with the epistemological interpretation of under-determination. Poly Kasda initiates a genuine and systematic exploration of the human experience and the cognitive processes that transpire the works of artists and the artistic movements of the 20th century. The human eye is used as an interface, the eye becomes a quasi-mechanical component tool which creates a tube between the inner and outer reality topology.
PERFORMANCES: Massimiliano Manieri & Michaela Stifani (14th May), Giorgia Santoro (19 May), Sandra Detourbet & Nicolas Gasiorowski (21th May), Ephemeral Tomorrow Collective by Riccardo Torresi, Maxime Lethelier, Asako Fujimoto, Andrea Cucinotta (28th May).
MASTERPIECES. This section of the exhibition is devoted to four contemporary artists who are inspired by the works of the past and to the myth. In exhibition video animation by Aes+F Group, Marcel.li Antunez Roca, Silvia De Gennaro, Studio Smack.
ISIDE’S ROOM: Sandra Detourbet & Nicolas Gasiorowski, Kostya August, Eva Koethen, Andrea Vargas con “Orizzonte”, Rasha Amin, Maria Pesma, Salvatore Sava, Renato Tagliabue, Maurizio Giarnetti.
OPEN SPACE: Rosa Cruz, Polyxene Kasda, Dimitris Strouzakis, George Syrakis, Stefan Havadi-Nagy, Fides Linien, Tom Schlaiss, Christel Sobke, Teresa Olabuenaga, Alexandr Minaev, Andrea Vargas, Rien Vörgers, Nel Ten Wolde Giovanni Alfonsetti, Sauro Cavallini, Pierluca Cetera, D&S, Fernando De Filippi, Pina Della Rossa, Cristiano De Gaetano & Stefania Pellegrini, Angioletta De Nitto, Maria Luisa Imperiali, Giovanni Lamorgese, Dario Manco, Massimiliano Manieri & Pablo Peron, Rosemarie Sansonetti, Fabrizio Santona, Maria A. Scaringella, Roberto Tondi.
SCREENING ROOM: Grimanesa Amoros; Sofi Basseghi, Silvia De Gennaro.
3D PROJECT ROOM: Erika Erdész, Cor Fafiani, Anastasia Antonova (alias Lea Daniel), Vitaly Maximenko, Jaja Dario, Christine Palamidessi, Massimiliano Manieri & Pablo Peron, Monte Wright. See virtual tour on 14th May to this link https://visionaryartshow.live/exhibition-program/3d-virtual-gallery/
BEST VISIONARY ARTIST: The award ceremony will take place on 28th May (Finissage exhibition)
Catalog in the show