BIO
Flavia Lanza studied architecture at the"Federico II", University of Naples.

After that, she has specialized in the promotion and sale of art works for "FMR-ART'E", where she worked until 2004.

In 2005 arrives in Milan to attend the degree course in "Communication and market management of art and culture" at IULM and from July 2009 to December 2010 worked as Art Project Manager at Famiglia Margini Contemporary Art Gallery.

From October 2010 to June 2011 she collaborated on "The Misael Project" as a Project Manager and Art Press.

In 2011 she received her master's degree in management education "Art & Cultural Skills for Management" at the LUISS University in Rome and currently works at Contemporanea Progetti of Florence at organization and production of temporary exhibitions. As press office she’s working on communication and promotion of contemporary art exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

Lives and works between Milan, Florence and Naples.
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EVENT

INTRACORPI... et nos cedamus amori


Dates:
Sat Jun 14, 2014 18:00 - Sun Jul 06, 2014

Location:
Seregno, Italy

From Saturday, June 14 to Sunday, July 6, 2014, the Museum Vignoli in Seregno opens its doors to the public with the exhibition "INTRACORPI ... et nos cedamus amori". An analysis of the artistic career of Giancarlo Marcali (Richterwil - Switzerland 1963 ) from 2010 to the present, through the works which have marked every phase of what the artist describes as "artistic boiling point" of a vision.

An exhibition strongly desired by the artist. As Giancarlo Marcali said, "this show has a great emotional and personal value as well as a professional one It's my "first time" in the area where I grew up and in which I live and work for more than four years. It sounds like an important opportunity to show my artistic path to the people with whom I share my everyday life".

The opening will take place on Saturday, June 14th at 18:00 and will see the special participation of the poet and performer Paola Turroni, accompanied by guitarist Carlo Monti, for a multimedia reading of great emotional intensity: words, music and images to interpret and present one of the unpublished projects made by the artist.

On display seven large-scale installations, two of which made for the occasion. Handwriting on paper, x-rays, photoengraving on Agfa film, mirror boxes: the different means of expression of the artist chase after the need to re-veil the instant in which "everything changes, explodes and implodes, forever". That instant, which has the appearance of the painful moment of an end, but which manifests itself as the epiphany of the life force of a beginning.

Didi-Huberman, philosopher and art historian speaks of "images, which touch something, then someone. Images to go to the heart of the issues: touching to see or, on the contrary, touching not to see anymore; seeing but not to touch or, on the contrary, seeing to touch". Giancarlo Marcali shapes the meaning of his works, their "going to the heart of the issues" through the revelation of sensitive and visible relationships in the image of which the artwork itself is the creator. And in a melee fight with ordinary perception, through an opening of the space and time dimensions, the artist moves emotions, actions and bodily sensations of the viewer. The artist's vision is an "imaginary vision" which opens up to the visitor different worlds of images and different levels of experience, to create a horizon of meaning in which the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the intangible, the presence and the absence will re-unite under the banner of universal love. To give back to everyone, the vision of the tissue and essence of himself, to explore the vision far beyond the merely aesthetic.

The exhibition, organized by Mikeroart (Michelangelo Anastasi and Lucyna Eroded Marelli Raska), under the patronage of the City of Seregno, sponsored by Biemme Ltd. and Computer Dream; K-KLASS; Moregallo; Building Enterprise Scozzari; EGE Construction; Love Bar; Artephoto, in media partnership with the Journal of Seregno and Seregno TV will be open according to the following hours: Wed-Thu-Fri: from 19.00 to 21.00; Sat: from 16.00 to 20.00; Sun: 10.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 (free admission). Exhibition catalogue, with texts by Stefano Migliorini and Flavia Lanza.


EVENT

“RISVEGLI – 100% BIODEGRADABILE” (Awakenings - 100% Biodegradable)


Dates:
Thu Jan 30, 2014 18:30 - Sat Mar 15, 2014

Location:
Milan, Italy

A National preview for the Brescia based photographer Gianluca Chiodi. On Thursday, January 30th, at 6.30 pm, Federico Rui Contemporary Art in Milan presents his solo show, “RISVEGLI – 100% BIODEGRADABILE” (Awakenings - 100% Biodegradable), the brand new project with which the artist stages the contemporary interaction between human being and the enviroment.

On exhibition, twenty-one "photographic installations" and eight encausti on panel to show in a metaphorical melee between victim and perpetrator, a paradoxical short circuit similar to the the Stockholm Syndrome, in which the hostages end up to grow fond and defend their oppressors-kidnappers. Naked bodies, wrapped into the plastic in an ideal garden, seem to dance "a deadly dance" in honor of a human being who is "more packaging than substance,". They are trapped and at the same time they play and coexist with plastic, accomplices and held hostage by the material.

The work of Gianluca Chiodi always filled with talent, creativity and irony, on this occasion become a real installation of the concept that is at the base of the project coming to conceive the artwork itself as an object of use and responsible consumption. Gianluca prints his photos on cotton paper and ends his "photographic installations" with glass, wood, cardboard. No polluting material, all 100% biodegradable.

The title of the exhibition, AWAKENING - 100% biodegradable, can be understood both as a spontaneous awareness, both as a suggestion to bring viewers to wonder about those behaviors, right or wrong, that can change the environment in which we live and questioning the mentality of men and women of the global society in order to begin to predict the future by acting on this, pursuing sustainable development, becoming responsible consumers.

The exhibition, curated by Claudia Bernareggi and accompanied by a catalog published by Vanilla Edizioni, will be open until March 15 (Tue - Fri: 15:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday by appointment, free admission).


EVENT

Take me back to the start. Jara Marzulli


Dates:
Fri Dec 20, 2013 19:00 - Fri Jan 31, 2014

Location:
Lecce, Italy

Take me back to the start, the solo show by the Bari artist Jara Marzulli, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara, inaugurates at 7 pm on Friday, December 20, at the Contemporary Art Gallery E-lite studiogallery of Lecce.

Unseen works, oil paintings and drawings never exhibited before, for a show which, as the curator states in the catalogue, unfolds the narrative of a distorted memory, the look turned towards a past impossible to recognise as the horizon of time produces an insidious estrangement of the individual towards herself. Marzulli’s bodies are always immersed in an unreal placenta, a visual space devoid of scene, with no perspective, a dreamlike place where an immediate coexistence of reality and fantasy is possible. What happens is that a multitude of signs, allegories, animal presence and visual bursts emerge, and they all lead to a third mnemonic space, to a “start”, a beginning that has no past but only an ideality: a start that is always different, that alters a human’s present time again and again. The Bari artist is all along fully immersed in a rigorous search of realism around the condition of a body. She elaborates a new experience of metamorphosis through existential traces assimilated by the skin that shows clearly all the unsolved and conflictual relationships that everybody experiences during lifetime".

The exhibition’s title – "Take me back to the start", taken from the song Even though elsewhere of Carmilla and the Secret of the Cherries, written by Giuliana Schiavone – sounds like an invitation to the visitor almost whispered by the artist to experiment with her the intermediate dimension of thought and experience which is the equivalent of child transitional area. It deals with that potential space between the individual and the environment; an early and important bridge between self and other; a "beginning" in which all the thought and the creative process take place to develop the reflexive personal autonomy, to seize the opportunity that each one wants for himself and to give a new and personal meaning to the existence and to the world, starting from past social and cultural experiences.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Editrice Salentina and can be visited until January 31 (Tue - Sat: 5 pm – 8 pm, free entrance). As told by the gallery owner Claudia Pellegrino "it is the first solo exhibition, dedicated to one of the artists who collaborate with E-lite, to be presented in the headquarters of the gallery. The exhibition fully reflects our will of making a quality offer, both artistic and cultural, mainly on painting, in the context of figuration.

During Christmas holydays the show will observe the following special openings: Sunday 22 and Monday 23 from 5 am to 8.30 pm, Tuesday 24 from 10 am to 12 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Jara Marzulli
Born in 1977 in Bari.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari with the highest grades. Participates since 1999 in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy (RezArte gallery, Reggio Emilia; Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate, Milan; Palazzo Durini, Milan; E-lite studiogallery, Lecce; Palazzo Pirola, Gorgonzola (MI); Palazzo Vernazza, Lecce; Roma Contemporary Gallery Former Asylum, Rome; Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (BA); etc.) and abroad (Fiera Art Taipei 2013, Taiwan, China; Akbank Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey; Museum Mainz, Buenos Aires, Argentina); she was selected and awarded in many competitions including the "Premio Morlotti" XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Castel Sant'Elmo (NA); " Combat prize"; " ORA award; "Wannabee Prize International Art Contest 2011". Her works have been published in numerous catalogues.

Her art tells a feel ecstatic and sensual at the same time, made even more poignant and incisive by the artist's technical perfection. A liquid and indefinite dimension, in which women and children are silhouetted against transparent backgrounds and dripping, a lucid and piercing expressive quality, an indefinable purity dressed in painting, a constant game of displacements, exchange of roles between the artist who paints and the represented subject.
Lives and works in Adelfia (BA), Italy. www.jaramarzilli.it

Info

Personal exhibition of contemporary art
Artist: Jara Marzulli
Title: Take me back to the start
Curated by: Roberto Lacarbonara
Organization and realization: E-lite studiogallery contemporary art gallery Lecce
Exhibition catalogue: curated by Roberto Lacarbonara, published by Editrice Salentina
Graphics: Enig Russian
Location: E-lite studiogallery
Address: Corte San Blasio 1c, Lecce
Opening: Friday, December 20, 2013, at 7 pm
Date: December 20, 2013 to January 14, 2014
Opening Hours: Tue - Sat: 5 pm to 8.30 pm;
special openings: Sunday 22 and Monday 23 from 5 am to 8.30 pm, Tuesday 24 from 10 am to 12 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Admission: Free
Information: Claudia Pellegrino | Mobile: +39 338_1674879
Mail: info@elitestudiogallery.com | Web: www.elitestudiogallery.com

Press office FLPress: Flavia Lanza | Mail: flpressartnews@gmail.com | Mobile: +39 340_9245760



EVENT

With Aliens, Summer in Lecce is a 'state of the art affair'.


Dates:
Sat Jul 20, 2013 20:00 - Tue Aug 20, 2013

Location:
Lecce, Italy

With E-lite Studiogallery, exclusively in the Baroque capital, the fifth station of the national exhibition project: 'Aliens. The alienating shapes of Contemporary Art' - from the 20th of July to the 20th of August.


On the 20th of July, E-lite Studiogallery - an established exhibition space in Lecce and a hub for Contemporary art - will host: 'Aliens. The alienating shapes of Contemporary art'. This is a national itinerant exhibition conceived by Sergio Curtacci, director of the Milanese Contemporary Art magazine 'Frattura Scomposta'. The exhibition has already been on show during the first five months of 2013 travelling between Lombardia and Emilia Romagna.

The concept of the project prompts artists to express - through their individual medium, spirit and creativity - themes relating to the human alienation. The exhibition saw its first collective launch at the Spazio Vega in Margera (VE) in 2007, in parallel with the 52nd Venezia Biennale; earlier this year, the show travelled to Como, Bologna and Gorgonzola (MI), engaging some fifty-nine Italian artists. Nineteen of the artists involved were also exhibiting at the Biennale for Visual Arts in Venice, three were mentioned by the Corriere della Sera as best artists of 2012, and one exhibits his works in the permanent collection of the world renowned Mart museum in Rovereto.

The style proposed by E-lite Studiogallery for this fifth stage of the project is rather remarkable and innovative. The forty artists invited to participate will work and interact with two exhibition spaces: the distinctive open space of E-lite Studiogallery and the XVI Century Palazzo Vernazza Castromediano, one of the oldest and most imposing architectural gems of the city.

Claudia Pellegrino and Flavia Lanza explain: 'The deliberate choice to realize the show using two different exhibition spaces both in the heart of the city, has a specific objective: to establish a focal point of attraction and sponsorship for Contemporary art and culture in a city like Lecce that boasts one of the most impressive and prestigious artistic and architectural heritage, and that is not only a popular seaside resort, but also a key destination for culture tourism. The project seeks to highlight the intrinsic qualities of art that, by its virtue, distinguishes itself from other manifestations of human creativity which are often serving utilitarian or speculative purposes.It will be a true 'alien' invasion. 120 works on display: painting, sculpture, installations and photography by the most promising artists of the Italian art scene. 4 performances in the program, to engage locals, tourists, art lovers and more, a 'state of the art' Contemporary art summer in Lecce!!'

Andrea Martinucci, Angela Viola, Anna Caruso, Anna Frida Madia, Annaclara De Biase, Annalù, Antonio De Luca, Antonio Delluzio, Carlo Cofano, El Gato Chimney, Elisa Anfuso, Eva Reguzzoni, Fabio Mazzola, Fabrizio Riccardi, Francesco Sambo, Fulvio Martini, Giancarlo Bozzani, Giancarlo Marcali, Gianluca Chiodi, Ilaria Margutti, Irene Lucia Vanelli, Jara Marzulli, Marcella Bonfanti, Marco Rea, Massimiliano Manieri, Massimo Quarta, Matteo Nannini, Maurizio L’Altrella, Momò Calascibetta, Nicola Caredda, Nunzio Paci, Orodè Deoro, Raffaella Formenti, Roberta Ubaldi, Roberto Fontana, Streamcolors, Tarshito, Tiziano Soro, Vania Elettra Tam, Vincenzo Todaro.  Forty talents with diverse backgrounds, age, training, provenance and technique, yet with a single purpose: being a lens through which the rays of Contemporary art, life and society converge, with the aspiration of building an image that contributes to reshaping and reassembling social welfare. Contemporary art is a means to overcome the uneasy conditions of contemporary life that sees us acting as 'aliens' on the earth, and as frightened foreign visitors to the planet to which we belong.


Opening on Saturday 20th of July at 8pm, at Palazzo Vernazza with the presentation of the project and a performance by Orode' Deoro, to then continue at the E-lite Studiogallery with the performance by Ilaria Margutti and an 'alien' reception, offered by Leone de Castris, Vitivinicoltori since 1665.

The exhibition - realised with the patronage of Lecce City Council and the Department of Culture, Media and Tourism, and with the sponsorship of Vestas Hotels &Resorts, Leone de Castris Vitivinicoltori since 1665 and Pezzuto Furnitures for technical engineering systems - will remain open until the 20th of August, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Performance Agenda

Saturday 20th July8pm, Palazzo Vernazza
Orode' Deoro, 'Istruzione per il compimento di un'azione'. Action painting with painting performance, saxophonist and dancer - Orode' Deoro (action painting), Roberto Gagliardi (saxphone), Stefania Mariano (dance). The performance searches for a novel connection between forms and expressions. Brings them together for a brief moment to then disappear, thus escaping the consuming action of time passing by.

9.30pm, E-lite Studiogallery
Ilaria Margutti, "Predizioni", Video installation and performance:
This is the celebration of routine, slow and conscious gestures, conveyed through the discipline of a traditional art, embroiding.

Saturday 20th July9.30pm, E-lite Studiogallery
Fabio Mazzola, 'a Giacomo', Performance:
the artist proposes to be a 'medium', through the re-writing of a rediscovered manuscript that once belonged to his late father, with the purpose of establishing a contact with him and with the public.

Friday 2nd August8pm, E-lite Studiogallery
Tarshito, 'Beatitudine', Happening:
to express an art, which attitude it is to support and encourage the shining aspect of each one of us, an art that is opposed to selfishness,dominance and violence.

Friday 9th August8.30pm, Palazzo Vernazza
Massimiliano Manieri, 'The Keyboard', Performance:
to expand the perception of reality through a way of creating an art that is vigilant, insightful, and instrumental to realise a metaphor/message of reconciliation with the end of the world.

Information Sheet


Collective Contemporary art exhibition: 'Aliens. The alienating shapes of Contemporary art'.
Artists: Andrea Martinucci, Angela Viola, Anna Caruso, Anna Frida Madia, Annaclara De Biase, Annalù, Antonio De Luca, Antonio Delluzio, Carlo Cofano, El Gato Chimney, Elisa Anfuso, Eva Reguzzoni, Fabio Mazzola, Fabrizio Riccardi, Francesco Sambo, Fulvio Martini, Giancarlo Bozzani, Giancarlo Marcali, Gianluca Chiodi, Ilaria Margutti, Irene Lucia Vanelli, Jara Marzulli, Marcella Bonfanti, Marco Rea, Massimiliano Manieri, Massimo Quarta, Matteo Nannini, Maurizio L’Altrella, Momò Calascibetta, Nicola Caredda, Nunzio Paci, Orodè Deoro, Raffaella Formenti, Roberta Ubaldi, Roberto Fontana, Streamcolors, Tarshito, Tiziano Soro, Vania Elettra Tam, Vincenzo Todaro
 
Curator: Sergio Curtacci, Frattura Scomposta Contemporary Art Magazine Milano
Management and production: E-lite Studiogallery, Contemporary art gallery, Lecce, and Frattura Scomposta
Patronage: Lecce City Council and Department of Culture, Media and Turism, Lecce
Sponsors: Vestas Hotels & Resorts, Leone De Castris Vitivinicoltori since 1665, Pezzuto Forniture engeneering and industrial systems
Catalogue: edited by Sergio Curtacci, Frattura Scomposta Contemporary Art Magazine, Milano

Venues:
Elite Studiogallery, Corte San Blasio 1c Lecce
Palazzo Vernazza Castromediano| Piazzetta Giuseppe Pellegrino Lecce
When: 20 July – 20 August 2013
Launch: Saturday, 20 July, 8pm 
Opening times: Tue – Sat,  6pm– 9.30pm

General information and contact details:
E-lite Studiogallery, Corte San Blasio, 1c,  73100 Lecce
Claudia Pellegrino, mobile: +39 338_1674879
Mail: info@elitestudiogallery.com, Web: www.elitestudiogallery.com

Frattura Scomposta Contemporary Art Magazine Mail: info@fratturascomposta.it, Web: www.fratturascomposta.it
Graphic design: iNOVA media – multimedia communication agency, www.inovamedia.it

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EVENT

"The thread of Ananke. Written on the skin"


Dates:
Sat Jun 22, 2013 18:00 - Sat Jul 20, 2013

Location:
Barberino di Mugello, Italy

Saturday, June the 22 at 6 pm, the exhibition space of the Praetorian Palace in Barberino di Mugello opens its doors to "The thread of Ananke. Written on the skin", the solo exhiibition by Ilaria Margutti, one of the most talented contemporary Italian artist.

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The Municipality of Barberino, which has worked for years alongside other Mugello Municipalities to support and promote contemporary art, continues its cultural proposal and offers to all the visitors from Mugello and Florence, the opportunity to meet the artistic career of Ilaria Margutti.

Ilaria Margutti is the sensitive artist from Arezzo “who has chosen the ancient art of embroidery – a female activity since the dawn of humanity – to talk about pain, healing and redemption (Adriana M. Soldini, the renowed Italian art curator).

The artist, as a modern Moira, catches the thread of Ananke, the thread of fate, and with a slow, laborious, miraculous embroidery work, further enriched by inserts of gauze and natural elements, goes to write pages of a courageous and authentic process of artistic maturation through her portraits of women's faces and bodies.

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Embroidering the skin is almost like a long and pondered work done to enrich not only the skin itself but also more properly the own inner identity. “My work – as Ilaria told in a recent interview - is a metaphor for the construction of our own identity, a construction, which starts by taking care of ourselves because it’s just when we find the courage to take care of ourselves that we can begin to do so. Embroidery becomes for me a means by which I can express myself with my feminine identity, which is not that of painting or sculpture, but that has properly to do with the origin of female creativity, which passes through the thread”.

"Weaving, embroidery, mending, sewing are all 'actions' symbolically linked to the 'creation', to generate life from expectancy.
The needle becomes an instrument of 'creation'. "The needle is a medium, a mystery, a reality, a hermaphrodite, a barometer, a moment, and a Zen: it leaves no traces and at the end it disappears. The only one trace is the connection realized by it" (Kim Sooja). The needle is pungent, it serves to injure, as well as to patch up, close, mend, rebuild the lines of the existence.
The hands investigate the skin, recognize edges, impress furrows and mend folds. Women tirelessly make up themselves and define their forms, run through cavities and protrusions through the mouth and eyebrows, knees and navels, breasts and nails.
The artist does not heal her injuries, but goes through the fractures of the flesh to transfigure her canvases in a scar in which to shut her and have peace.
The border is the skin, weak and thin hinge between the inside and the outside". (Taken from the critical text by Lucrezia Naglieri and Lara Carbonara).

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The exhibition enriches he program of the public event A thread of... to be held on June 23 in Piazza Cavour in Barberino di Mugello. It’s an event dedicated to knitting and other traditionally female jobs, such as embroidery, weaving, crochet, in all their possible creative developments, from street furniture to decorative objects and artistic creation.

The exhibition "The thread of Ananke. Written on the skin" is extraordinarily opened on Sunday, June the 23 for all day long, from 10.30 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 10 pm, and every Tuesday evening from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

The exhibition will also be opened to the public from Monday, June the 24 to Saturday, July the 20, according to the opening hours: Mon: 9 am to 13 pm; Tue: 9 am to 13 pm; 2:30 pm to 6:30pm; 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm; Wed: 9 am to 13 pm; Thu: 9 am to 13 pm; Fri and Sat: 9 am to 13 pm.

BIO

Ilaria Margutti was born in Modena in 1971.
In 1990 she attained her graduation diploma in applied arts from the Istituto d’Arte di Sansepolcro (AR) specialising in textiles and printing on fabric. From 1990 to 1992 she attended an intensive course for illustration and animated design at the Istituto d’Arte di Urbino.
From 1992 to 1997 she was in Florence as a pupil of the Accademia di Belle Arti, during which time she began to exhibit in various Florentine venues participating in the various initiatives and collaborations between students and galleries.
Following the diploma attained with top marks, she spent some months at Seville art school in Spain before returning to Sansepolcro in 1999 where she now has a studio where she still works.
After experience in the field of restoration, she now teaches drawing and history of art at the high school in Sansepolcro.

Technical details

Contemporary art solo exhibition: The thread of Ananke. Written on the skin
Artist: Ilaria Margutti
Curated by: Manuela Bacchiega
Critical essay: Lucrezia Naglieri e Lara Carbonara
Location: Pretorian Palace exhibition space| piazza Cavour, 36 | Barberino di Mugello
Schedule: from June the 23 to July the 20, 2013
Opening: sabato 22 giugno alle ore 18:00
Opening hours: Mon: 9 am to 13 pm; Tue: 9 am to 13 pm; 2:30 pm to 6:30pm; 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm; Wed: 9 am to 13 pm; Thu: 9 am to 13 pm; Fri and Sat: 9 am to 13 pm.

Info and contact: Cultural office: +39 055_8477287
cultura@comune.barberino-di-mugello.fi.it www.ilariamargutti.com

Press office: FLPress | Flavia Lanza
Mail: flpressartnews@gmail.com | Mobile: +39 340_9245760