Every year, in November, the “Abrivado” animates the beaches and the streets of Saintes Maries de la Mer in Camargue (France) for the yearly parade of bulls and horses.
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“Abrivádo” – feminine, plural – is a Provencal word meaning “exaltation”, “exuberance”. The accent goes on the syllable before last: “Abrivádo”. The French outside Provence call it “Abrivade”, that reads “Abrivád”, which, for them, is easier to pronounce. Read more “Abrivado in Saintes Maries de la Mer”
Cristina and I were in Venice to attend the 75. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, a cultural extravaganza culminating with the assignment of the Leone d’Oro award, (Golden Lion), a trophy in the shape of the traditional lion of Saint Mark, appointed by an international jury of movie professionals. Renowned film director Guillermo del Toro was this year president of the panel.
Vinile Milano is one of the landmarks of the city nightlife. Located at 17 via Tadino, parallel to shopping neighborhood Corso Buenos Aires, Vinile Milano shares its address with the world-renowned art gallery Studio Marconi.
The term “vinyl” is commonly meant to define the stuff, starting the 1950s, way up to the 1980’s, analog sound storage mediums – better known as “records” – were made of.
Thursday night, a few thousand citizens stormed the Milano Galleria for a Tango in Galleria dance happening. This opportunity was offered within the initiative OnDance – Accendiamo la Danza (Let’s turn-on the dance) conceived June 11th through 17th 2018 by the ballet star Roberto Bolle for residents and guests.
A schedule dense with shows, events, free workshops of classic, contemporary and street dance with world-renowned masters, academic courses with as subject various genre of dance, labs of movement design, play dance, lessons at the horizontal bar, flash mobs, photo exhibits, live installations, night tango gatherings and marathons of swing. Read more “An Evening of Tango in Galleria”
The following is a pretty extensive gallery of photos. Though it does not pretend to be an exhaustive review, it aims to visually offer the occasional reader the pulse of the town during the recent Milano Design Week 2018.
The Milano Design Week, also known as Fuorisalone, is an initiative aimed at giving designers, design firms – but also artisans and small businesses – an exposure to the international audience during the week of one of the most important fairs of the trade: the Salone del Mobile of Milano. Read more “Fuorisalone. Milano Design Week 2018”
2018 MiArt, the prominent art fair in Italy and one of the most important in the world, has closed its doors. Following, a few pictures to give you an idea of the state of the art.
From April 13 to 15, 2018, Friday to Sunday, if you were in Milan, you would have been able to review a selection of modern and contemporary art, starting from the beginning of the 20th century to the most recent works, carried into the city by galleries from around the Word. Read more “Walking Through The 2018 MiArt Fair”
Autism. Art awakens the soul. 60 works by 18 artists affected by autism exhibit their artistic self through abstraction and imagination. Sponsored by Associazione Autismo Firenze, Immaginar.io, and Amici del Museo Ermitage Italia, with the support of Intesa Sanpaolo the show can be checked-out at Gallerie d’Italia, Milan piazza Scala museum. (Testo Italiano qui)
The works of these artists are a rare mean to bridge a connection with subjects it’s usually tough to get in touch with. Read more “Autism – Another Way Of Being Human”
The M.A.C.-Musica Arte Spettacolo in Milano is now featuring The Art Of Shade, a show of LA Graffiti, shot by the photographer Andrea “Jako Vonjako” Giacomini, complemented each by the addition of Saturnino Celani’s shades. (testo italiano qui)
Saturnino is a musician. He plays bass in the group of Italian rock legend Lorenzo Cherubini (aka “Jovanotti”). He is also a designer of eyewear in the enterprise co-founded with Claudio Terruzzi. Read more “The Art Of Shade”
The Swiss have a gift for amusing themselves while pleasing their guests. In conjunction with the Snow Polo World Cup, which takes place annually in St. Moritz, Cristina and I were graciously invited to the Badrutt’s Palace Cocktail Reception.
Here tout le monde gathered to seep Perrier-Jouët, tasting bocadillos while listening to the last pettegolezzi and – a very few – setting the bases for multimillion-dollar international deals. Read more “Badrutt’s Palace Cocktail Reception”