Monday, April 9, 2018

FRANCESCO APRILE Pagine per un abbecedario asemantico a cura di Vincenzo Lagalla e Sandro Ricaldone



FRANCESCO APRILE
Pagine per un abbecedario asemantico
a cura di Vincenzo Lagalla
e Sandro Ricaldone

Former
via Sottoripa 1A/89 – Genova
6 aprile – 18 maggio 2018
orario: lunedì-venerdì 15,30-18,30
inaugurazione:
venerdì 6 aprile 2018, ore 18
                                       
Former Cultura, in collaborazione con Entr’acte, presenta dal 6 aprile al 18 maggio 2018, una personale di Francesco Aprile, Pagine per un abbecedario asemantico.

«Gli abbecedari – scrive l’artista – percorrono una strada in cui il materiale sociale, culturale, quale quello alfabetico, è tentato dall’altro da sé della sua forma: la grafia asemantica, la macchia, anche violenta come spessore del verbale o, ancora, aggiunta, tono, scontro feroce. Queste scritture sono un testa a testa fra segno socialmente istituito e scritture sbagliate che non conducono a nulla, se non all’inciampo, al diluvio effimero del gesto continuando un lavoro sulla scrittura volto a indagarne il lato perturbante».

Il primo abbecedario è nato in forma di libro d’artista in copia unica nel settembre 2016. Nello stesso anno, fra settembre e ottobre, altri abbecedari: uno, in singola lettera (la “A”), destinato a Stephen Nelson; altri, espressione della totalità dell’alfabeto con l’aggiunta di numeri e segni d’interpunzione, per la cartella collettanea a carte sciolte Dado tutto bianco curata e chiusa da Giancarlo Pavanello nel dicembre 2016. Seguono abbecedari asemantici in: “591” (numero 3, estate 2017, rivista di poesia visiva diretta da J. F. Bory e edita da Red Fox Press); Abc asemic book (Utsanga.it, marzo 2017); Abc asemic book (libro d’artista in copia unica, collezione M. Jacobson, esposto presso Asemic Writing: Offline And In The Gallery: an Asemic Writing exhibit @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 10 marzo / 4 giugno 2017); Abbecedari asemantici/Scritture sbagliate (abbecedari asemantici, formato 50x70 cm, esposti presso Aprile-Caggiula-Marullo, Utsanga. Modulazioni granulari, Palazzo Risolo, Specchia, Le, 2017); Nord-Sud: andata e ritorno (mostra di poesia visiva e altre scritture: F. Aprile, F. S. Dòdaro, V. Lagalla, R. Mignani, U. Carrega, G. Galletta, E. Miglietta; 21 aprile/31 maggio 2017 presso Gingoo, Genova, promossa da Former e Entr’acte); Abc Asemic Book (in Tip of the knife - Visual poetry magazine a cura di Bill DiMichele, 2018); Pagine per un abbecedario asemantico (mostra presso Former Cultura, Genova, promossa da Former e Entr’acte, 6 aprile / 18 maggio 2018).

English translation courtesy of Google Translate:

Former Culture, in collaboration with Entr'acte, presents from April 6 to May 18, 2018, a personal Francesco Aprile, Pages for an ABC asemantic.
 
"The dictionaries of artists - says the artist - run through a road where the social material, cultural, such as the alphabet, the other is tempted by itself of its form: the handwriting asemantic, the stain, even as violent thickness of the minutes or, still, adding, tone, fierce collision. These scriptures are a sign of butt socially established and wrong scriptures that do not lead to anything except all'inciampo, the flood of ephemeral gesture continuing work on the face writing to investigate the disturbing side. "
 
The first primer was born in the form of artist's book in a single copy in September 2016. In the same year, between September and October, other dictionaries of artists: one, single letter ( "A"), intended to Stephen Nelson; others, expression of the totality of the alphabet with the addition of numbers and punctuation marks, for a collective folder with loose papers all white Nut curated by Giancarlo Pavanello and closed in December 2016. Following asemantic in dictionaries of artists: "591" (number 3, summer 2017, direct visual poetry magazine JF Bory and published by Red Fox Press); Abc asemic book (Utsanga.it, March 2017); Abc asemic book (artist's book in a single copy, collection M. Jacobson, exhibited at Asemic Writing: Offline And In The Gallery: an exhibit Asemic Writing @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts, March 10 / June 4, 2017); Dictionaries of artists asemantic / wrong Scriptures (dictionaries of artists asemantic, 50x70 cm, exhibited in April-Caggiula-Marullo, Utsanga. Granular modulations, Palazzo Risolo, Mirror, The, 2017); North-South: return (exhibition of visual poetry and other writings: F. Aprile, FS Dodaro, V. Lagalla, Mignani R., U. Carrega, G. Galletta, E. Miglietta, April 21 / May 31, 2017 at Gingoo, Genoa, promoted by Former and Entr'acte); Abc Asemic Book (in Tip of the knife - Visual poetry magazine edited by Bill DiMichele, 2018); Pages for an ABC asemantic (exhibition at Former Culture, Genoa, promoted by Former and Entr'acte, April 6 / May 18, 2018).
 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Set, The hus æf, & Ugaritasuna by David Felix





David Felix is an English visual poet who lives in Denmark.
For fifty years or so his writing has taken on a variety of forms, in collage, three dimensions, in galleries, anthologies, festival performances and video and in over forty publications worldwide, both in print and online.
Born into a family of artists, magicians and tailors he is no stranger to the world of stretched canvas, smoke and mirrors and shoulder padding.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview with Charles Jerry about Veve Voodoo Magic Symbols from Haiti

MJ. Give me a background of who you are?

CJ: I’m Charles Jerry. I was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. I’m 19 years old, and I’m an artist who paints the story of Voodoo magic black Haitian.

MJ. How did you first become involved with art?

CJ: I have been involved with art since I was kid.  I had a love for art and after the 7th of November 2015, I participated in a festival artistic which is named "Ghetto Biennial." This festival was based on the culture of Haiti which is Voodoo. It’s the reason this style of  Haitian art is based on the artists story of Voodoo magic black Haitian.

MJ. Your paintings seem to be filled with symbols do you like to explain them, or keep them as a mystery?

CJ: Each my paintings represent something from Haitian Voodoo magic because I get inspiration from my culture to make my paintings.

MJ. What is the art scene in Haiti like?

CJ: On the 1st of November there is a festival where families congregate to remember loved ones who have passed away by celebrating their death with face-painting, storytelling and food offerings. In Haiti, the celebrations centre around honoring the Haitian Voodoo spirits of Baron Samdi and Gede. Samdi, the head of the Gede family, is one of the Loa of Haitian Voodoo and is often depicted wearing a top hat, black tuxedo, dark glasses, with skin resembling a corpse

MJ. Can you explain the Veve symbols and how they affect your art?

CJ: Each veve I make represents something in my work, and they are give chance, if you believe on them, they can help you make some success in yourself.

MJ. Your art seems very spiritual. Can you talk about the spirituality behind your art?

CJ: Each my paintings have different spirituality behind them, and I do each of my paintings on Voodoo. it’s the reason each represent a spirit from Voodoo Haitian.

MJ. Your art also seems very personal. How do you think it relates to the global Internet art scene online?

CJ: I think it relates with global Internet art scene because Haitian Voodoo magic is very poweful. It’s something alot of people woldwide want to know something about.

MJ. Where would you like to take your art in the future? Do you have gallery representation?

CJ: I would like in the future for my paintings to get worldwide exposure and make alot people learn about my work, and make half of the people in the world know about my culture which is the story of Voodoo magic black Haitian.

I have 3 gallerys that represent me already:
1. Gallery Polysemie in France,
2. Gallery Exodo in Peurto Rico,
3. Gallery Lionne in France at Marseille.
 
Here is Charles' Facebook page if you would like to contact him.