La mia prima mostra personale: DeComposite.

A distanza di svariati mesi, finalmente riprendo in mano il mio blo, con la speranza di mantenerlo più attivo da ora in poi.

Oltre ad aver drasticamente cambiato la lingua principale del sito e dei post (qual è la lingua migliore in cui scrivere se non la propria lingua madre?), ho anche realizzato la mia prima mostra personale.

La mostra si è svolta a Grosseto, in una distilleria a Paganico: la Distilleria Nannoni.

Priscilla Occhipinti assieme a Ginevra Scialpi

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Ho stampato i fotoquadri su pannelli di plexiglas di 100×70cm, e ho deciso di appenderli senza alcun tipo di cornice, per renderne la forma più essenziale e pulita.

La mostra è andata molto bene, è stata abbinata ad una degustazione di grappe, visto l’eccezionale luogo, e si è fatto il taglio della torta, in occasione della Festa delle Donne del Vino.


La distillatrice, Priscilla Occhipinti, ha organizzato tutto perfettamente, rendendo la Festa delle Donne del Vino un evento ludico, ma allo stesso tempo estremamente culturale.

Alla fine, per ringraziare Priscilla dell’ospitalità, e della bottiglia formato magnum della loro più premiata Grappa di Brunello, le ho lasciato uno dei quadri, con tanto di dedica dell’artista.



Carnival installation in Venice

Winter is approaching, Carnival is near. In Venice, especially, it is a really important festivity. It will be, this year, between the end of January and the beginning of February.

A Contemporary Art organisation, called MACLab (Management of Arts and Culture), is organising an event, for one single day, on Saturday 25th January, for Carnival.

Since in Venice the Calatrava Bridge was built, there has been fewer and fewer people passing through the Fondamenta dei Tolentini and Fondamenta di San Simeone Piccolo.

So this installation, made of 7 or 8 artifacts, should be able to invite people to walk again through those beautiful streets.

In particular, I was interested in the little Campo in front of the IUAV (Istututo Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, which translates in Venice Universitary Instutute of Architecture) library, the Tolentini library.

This has become a zone through which people is only bypassing, and not stopping, despite numerous little bars (bàcari) being there.

So, my idea for the project is to install a urban livingroom, with a sofa, armchairs and a tea table, obviously everything in a delicious vintage style.

With this inviting open room, people should have the feeling of wanting to sit there, have a little chat, and maybe drink a little glass of wine (ombra de vin) bought in some bàcaro in the fondamenta.

I am sending the project these days. It is a working group project, and it is a university initiative, so I hope for the best.

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The Fire Is Us

Finally I am back. I’ve been pretty much busy because of an exhibition I’ve been working on.

I was offered this interesting occasion to exhibit in an ancient austrian Fort, called Forte Gazzera, which is a few kilometres away from the metropolitan city of Venice.

Forte Gazzera

Forte Gazzera

I designed a little photography project about the four natural elements of an unusual city such as Venice.

Infact I realised six triptychs, made indeed of three photos each. They represent the natural elements wich Venice is conposed of: the first one of the triptych represents water, the second one represents ground and the third air.

Il Fuoco Siamo Noi - The Fire Is Us

The particular thing about the triptychs is that each one is labeled by a particular sign, technically called Pantone.

The Pantone works through an exadecimal code, used to identify a very specific tone of colour. The code in the sign represents, in fact, the code for the main colour of wich the three photos are composed.

I personally made researches and codification for all of them.

Pantone per Il Fuoco Siamo Noi

The title of the series is Il Fuoco Siamo Noi, that means, translated from Italian, obviously, The Fire Is Us. This makes the whole artwork easy to understand: I chose to represent the main elements of a unique city in three pictures as a pattern, but the fourth is missing, the fire.

The fire is us. Us, the inhabitants of the city I chose to represent in my work. We are the fire of the city, because we walk through it like blood in the veins, giving it life, as it should be, to never let it die.

Il Fuoco Siamo Noi - The Fire Is Us

The exhibition is located in Mestre (VE), the inauguration was this Saturday, 23rd September, and it will be open till the end of October.

Il Fuoco Siamo Noi - The Fire Is Us

It was a beautiful day, there were 50 different artists, with every kind of different fields of art, like painting, drawing, sculpture, video, audio installation. And every artwork was great.

Myself in front of the prints of my photographs.

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Damien Hirst in Venice – Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable (part one – Punta della Dogana)

Damien Hirst is a contemporary artist I studied at the University. He was born in 1965 in Bristol.

I live in Venice and I visited the first part of his personal exhibition in the city: Punta della Dogana, in the Francois Pinault Foundation (the second part goes on in Palazzo Grassi).

For Venitians and for students entry is free on Wednesdays, so I went yesterday.

A legend told that a slave called Antiochia, back in the II century, escaped from his poor conditions, travelled the world, collected a large number of preciuous relics and put them all on his enormous boat, that sinked with all its treasures in the Indian Ocean near the East Coast of Africa.

Apparently the Wreck was rediscovered in 2008, with all the treasures. The name of the boat was Άριστος (àristos), which in ancient greek means unbelievable.

Hydra and Kali (detail)

So, this brilliant artist, which I love very much, just imagined what all these magnificent treasures could be.

He created numerous sculptures similar to other relics from every part of the world, from Egypt to ancient Rome, from India to the Aztec People.

A collection of rare jewellery discovered amongst the wreckage of the Unbelievable

He set up the exhibition in the same format of an archaeological museum, displaying every single piece in a window or on a pedestal.

The objects are actually, really unbelievable, just as the name Hirst chose says. Infact they are explicitly outcomes of the artist’s own creativity and mind.

Spoiler alert. Detailed pictures following below.

I just want to publish some of the things I saw, but to the people who do not love exibit spoilers (like me) I suggest not to carry on reading.

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