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Art in Porto Cervo Marina

By paolafalconi   /     Aug 20, 2018  /     Inspiring artists, Inspiring moments, My art

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Last weekend I went to Porto Cervo Marina to the vernissage of a collective exhibition in which I participated with a selection of six sculptures.

Left: Quiete and Silenzio. Right: Abbraccio and Untitled

 

I am very happy of having been involved in this exhibition in my beloved Gallura which, together with the whole of Sardinia, has always been a huge source of inspiration. The sky, the colours, the Mediterranean scrub vegetation, the rocks sculpted by the wind and the sea, the silences and the perfumes of my motherland which have inspired many sculptures I exposed. And seeing them in that context made me joyful because it seemed like as if they were at home.

Maestrale. Fiberglass and Polystirene. 200x150x200 cm

Maestrale. Fiberglass and Polystirene. 200x150x200 cm

In the small square of Porto Cervo Marina, other than the “Semi Verticali” made by Pinuccio Sciola, there are sculptures made by Alessandro Lobino, Chelita Riojas Zuckermann, Szymon Oltarzewsky and my “Maestrale” made of fiberglass. Close by, Immobilsarda’s offices host some artworks by Eliane Aerts, Massimo Golfieri, Adolfo Macciocco, Raphael Mazzucco, Jean Pierre Ramos and Licia Sanna, but also some sculptures made by me and other sculptors who exhibit outside in the little square.

Myself explaining "Spes" to a collector. Architect Ayllon taking a picture.

Myself explaining “Spes” to a collector. Architect Ayllon taking a picture.

Giancarlo Bracco, founder of Immobilsarda, and Sabrina la Leggia, curator of the exhibition, made a very good job in organizing the exhibition. Saturday’s vernissage brought a great number of collectors and art lovers with whom I had the privilege to share opinions while enjoying typical products of the island’s food and wine.

Sabrina La Leggia, curator of the exhibition, talking with Renzo Persico, President of the Consorzio Costa Smeralda

Sabrina La Leggia, curator of the exhibition, talking with Renzo Persico, President of the Consorzio Costa Smeralda

 

Giancarlo Bracco, president of Immobilsarda, organizer of the exhibition.

Giancarlo Bracco, president of Immobilsarda, organizer of the exhibition.

Rondò Veneziano Concert at the end of the exhibition

Rondò Veneziano Concert at the end of the exhibition

It has been a very nice weekend and the exhibition is on until the 9thof September, so if you pass by Gallura…don’t miss it!

 

Arte a Porto Cervo Marina

Questo fine settimana sono stata a Porto Cervo Marina al vernissage di una mostra collettiva alla quale ho partecipato con una selezione di sei sculture.

Sono molto felice di esser stata coinvolta in questa mostra nella mia adorata Gallura che, insieme alla Sardegna tutta, è sempre stata per me una grandissima fonte di ispirazione.

Il cielo, i colori, le piante della macchia, le rocce scolpite dal vento e dal mare, i silenzi e i profumi della mia terra hanno ispirato moltissimo le sculture che ho esposto. E vederle in quel contesto mi ha fatto gioire perché sembrava che fossero a casa.

Nella piazzetta di Porto Cervo Marina, oltre ai “Semi Verticali” di Pinuccio Sciola, ci sono sculture di Alessandro Lobino, Chelita Riojas Zuckermann, Szymon Oltarzewsky e il mio “Maestrale” in vetroresina. Poco distante gli uffici della Immobilsarda ospitano le opere di Eliane Aerts, Massimo Golfieri, Adolfo Macciocco, Raphael Mazzucco, Jean Pierre Ramos e Licia Sanna; oltre ad altre sculture mie e degli altri scultori che espongono all’aperto nella piazza.

Giancarlo Bracco, fondatore di Immobilsarda, e Sabrina La Leggia, curatrice della mostra, hanno davvero fatto un gran lavoro per organizzare la mostra. Il vernissage di sabato ha richiamato un gran numero di collezionisti ed appassionati d’arte coi quali è stato un grande privilegio confrontarsi mentre si degustavano i prodotti tipici dell’enogastronomia isolana.

E’ stato veramente un bel weekend, ma la mostra continua fino al 9 settembre per cui se passate in Gallura approfittatene! Questo il link di google maps per trovare il posto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Maestrale” Sculpture – Artrooms Fair Rome 2018

By paolafalconi   /     Mar 10, 2018  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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Participating in Artrooms Fair in Rome has been a rather enriching experience. I arrived in Rome on a Wednesday morning, after a snowfall which entirely covered the eternal city in white. At first, I was afraid that the snow could block the transportation of my sculpture but, with all the doubts flying away, I could not wait to open the box containing the sculpture to see if it was still intact.

Packing "Maestrale" in Cagliari

Packing “Maestrale” in Cagliari

Unpacking "Maestrale" in Rome

Unpacking “Maestrale” in Rome

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Arte Povera in New York

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 12, 2017  /     Inspiring artists, Inspiring moments

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I have been to New York last week with my husband for a short trip. Being an artists who lives in an island like Sardinia, it is sometimes necessary to take a plane and visit a big city to fill up the mind with new creative stimuli to take back home.

It has been an incredible and very intense trip, also because I have travelled alone with my husband for the first time after twenty years, without my children. A weird sensation, almost bewilderment, but after a while I was able to focus at the 100% on the reason of my trip: to immerse myself in modern and contemporary art.

At the MoMa I went to an exhibition of one of my favourite artists, Louise Burgeois, you must visit it! And finally at The Neue Galerie I have also seen  in great detail one of the greatest masterpieces of the 1900thThe woman in Gold, a Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer. The sensations I felt while calmly observing these artworks for as much time as necessary are really indescribable.

Anyways, I had been very positively surprised by the growing attention paid in New York for the Italian Arte Povera. Recently, maybe because it is the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the movement curated by Germano Celant, initiatives on the Arte Povera are flourishing. The biggest galleries in Manhattan are launching exhibitions with artworks of Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gilberto Zorio and others.

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An Intense Summer

By paolafalconi   /     Sep 01, 2017  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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When it comes to art, July and August have been very intense months for me.

I worked for the whole winter together with my curator Katy Carta on the realization of my monograph ‘’IN // Inspired by Nature’’ and, when it was finally ready, I considered important presenting it to my friends, acquaintances and art collectors in my city: Cagliari.

Presentation of the monograph at ‘The AB Gallery’

Presentation of the monograph at ‘The AB Factory’

The presentation of the monograph happened in mid-July in ‘The AB Factory’, along with the exposition of seven paintings and four sculptures, all representative of my artistic journey. (more…)

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IN // Inspired by Nature

By paolafalconi   /     Jul 09, 2017  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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We finally made it! The curator Katy Carta and I have been collaborating for a year for the realisation of my monograph “IN // Inspired by Nature”. I liked the idea of fixing on paper my artistic experience.

After the Academy of Arts, I followed the classic path of all the young artists: frequenting galleries and cultural associations, participating in collective exhibitions and art competitions. But, while I was starting my career I was living: I got married and with my husband I raised a family of four kids.

As many working mums I chose to sacrifice my career in order to give quality time to my family but I never abandoned my artistic activity. I just slowed it down, I didn’t exhibit anymore but I never regretted it at all.

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Besides that, since a few years, with my kids being more independent I gradually increased the amount of time spent working and, thanks to this blog, I started talking about me and my art. For me writing is close to a psychological introspection. It has helped and stimulated me to work always more, up to the point of dedicating myself completely to art again – first by painting, then by exhibiting and finally by sculpting.

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