24 marzo – 9 settembre 2018
Dal 24 marzo al 9 settembre 2018, Palazzo Albergati di Bologna ospita una grande mostra dedicata al Giappone classico.
Attraverso una selezione di oltre 200 opere, il Mondo Fluttuante dell’ukiyo-e arriva per la prima volta a Bologna, un vero e proprio viaggio alla scoperta dell’elegante e raffinata atmosfera del periodo Edo, l’odierna Tokyo.
Geisha e samurai, donne bellissime ed eroi leggendari, attori kabuki, animali fantastici, mondi visionari e paesaggi bizzarri sono i protagonisti di Giappone. Storie d’amore e guerra.
Tra le opere presenti quelle de i più grandi artisti dell’Ottocento giapponese tra cui Hiroshige, Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, ma la mostra offre un panorama completo anche sulla vita dell’epoca in Giappone, con l’esposizione di vestiti di samurai, kimono, ventagli e fotografie.
Il percorso, sviluppato attraverso dieci sezioni, si snoda tra il suadente mondo femminile delle geisha e delle ōiran (le cortigiane d’alto rango) e il fascino dei leggendari guerrieri samurai, il racconto della nascita dell’ukiyo-e e le famose stampe shunga ricche di erotismo, le opere che ritraggono gli attori del teatro Nō e Kabuki accanto a quelle che rappresentano il mondo della natura in tutte le sue manifestazioni – fiori, uccelli e paesaggi.
Con il patrocinio del Comune di Bologna, del Consolato Generale del Giappone a Milano e della Fondazione Italia Giappone, la mostra è prodotta e organizzata dal Gruppo Arthemisia e curata da Pietro Gobbi grande studioso dell’arte giapponese.
March 24th – September 9th 2018
From March 24th to September 9th 2018 , Palazzo Albergati in Bologna hosts a major exhibition dedicated to classical Japan.
Through a selection of over 200 works , the Floating World of ukiyo-e arrives for the first time in Bologna, a real journey to discover the elegant and refined atmosphere of the Edo period, today’s Tokyo.
Geisha and samurai, beautiful women and legendary heroes, kabuki actors, fantastic animals, visionary worlds and bizarre landscapes are the protagonists of Japan. Stories of love and war .
Among the works present are those of the greatest Japanese artists of the nineteenth century including Hiroshige, Utamaro , Hokusai , Kuniyoshi , but the exhibition offers a complete panorama on the life of the era in Japan, with the exhibition of samurai clothes, kimono , fans and photographs.
The path, developed through ten sections, runs between the enticing female world of geisha and ōiran(high-ranking courtesans) and the charm of the legendary samurai warriors, the story of the birth of ukiyo-e and the famous shunga prints rich in eroticism, the works portraying the actors of the Nō and Kabuki theater alongside those that represent the world of nature in all its manifestations – flowers, birds and landscapes.
Under the patronage of the Municipality of Bologna , the General Consulate of Japan in Milan and the Italy Japan Foundation , the exhibition is produced and organized by the Arthemisia Group and curated by Pietro Gobbi, a great scholar of Japanese art.
Erskineville is being transformed into a haven of horse activity for Art & About 2008, the biggest free public art festival in Sydney.
Created by local artist, Annie Kennedy, The Stables project will celebrate, honour and remember the rich history of horses in the Erskineville area.
“The Stables will act as a counterbalance to our modern lifestyle and remember a way of life that used to exist in Erskineville,” Ms Kennedy said.
Not so long ago, Erskineville was alive with working horses making deliveries of milk and bread, selling clothes, rabbits, wood and other household items. Some residents kept horses, while Clydesdale horses for Penfold’s stationers were housed in stables in Union Street when the area was first settled as a working farm.
As part of Art & About, The Stables kicks off with a free public celebration on Saturday, October 11. The day will feature giant horse projections that can be viewed from Erskineville Road, as well as live horses, and horse and cart rides.
The public celebration day also marks the opening of The Stable Installation, featuring video interviews with local residents on their recollections of horses in the area, projections and memorabilia.
It also marks the opening of the Clay Horse Exhibition in Erskineville Road shopfronts. In August, every house in Erskineville was delivered a block of clay with residents encouraged to make a small model clay horse.
Ms Kennedy held a community workshop soon after to help members of the community craft their horses.
Thousands of clay horses were collected, fired and will be displayed in shop windows along Erskineville Road. Both The Stable Installation and Clay Horse Exhibition will run until October 26.
The Stables art project in Erskineville culminates with the Procession of Horses on Saturday, October 18. From 3pm to 5pm a procession of horses will meander Erskineville’s back lanes to mark both the return to and loss of horses from the area.
“This new project will see public spaces, shopfronts, streets and buildings in Erskineville come alive with a public art project linking Erskineville’s colourful history and personal stories to the wonderful community precinct it is today,” said Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
– Linda Daniele
*First published in the South Sydney Herald, October 2008.
Robert Doisneau. Paris en Liberte
29 Sept-3 Feb 2013. A major retrospective celebrates Robert Doisneau and his love story with the city of Paris. It features over 240 original photographs taken by Doisneau in Paris between 1934 and 1991. The exhibition is organised according to the photographer’s favourite themes and subjects. The author of a large corpus of photographs, focusing principally on Paris, Doisneau was to become the most illustrious expert of “humanist” photography in France.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, tel. 0639967500. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed
I loved coming home through Trastevere, particularly because it was often evening twilight time.
The following is my favourite image captured of Trastevere at that time: dusk.
Note the laundry, casually hanging between the houses.
Today it is a lovely area of leafy roads and spectacular views.
It shows Anita mounted on a rearing horse, holding a baby in her left hand and brandishing a pistol in her right.
At the top of the hill were two important temples: one dedicated to Jupiter Capitolinus (a descendant of Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Zeus) and another to Juno Moneta (now covered by the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli) which housed Rome’s mint.
Today the Capitoline still wields political clout as home to the city council.
Piazza del Campidoglio is regarded by many (me included) as Rome’s most beautiful square. It is the magnificent centre piece of the Capitoline Hill.
At the top of the stairs, the square is bordered by three palazzi: Palazzo Nuovo to the left, Palazzo Senatorio straight ahead and Palazzo dei Conservatori on the right.
Together Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori house the Capitoline Museums, and Palazzo Senatorio the city council.
Michaelo “authored” their facades and designed the piazza’s pavement for Pope Paul III in 1538. Work on the square continued until the mid-17th century apparently!
In the centre of the square is a copy of an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Apparently, the restored original has been behind glass in Palazzo Nuovo since 1981.
- Rome, City Guide 2006, pp 88-90 (Lonely Planet).
The obelisk came from a cloister of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.
- Rome, City Guide, 2006, p 93 (Lonely Planet)