Luca Gastaldo BLUE - Artsy Viewing Room

Opus in Artem is pleased to present the first online exhibition of Luca Gastaldo on Artsy:

'Luca Gastaldo: Blue'

This viewing room, which is availabe until October 28, 2021, shows selected works by the artist that are exclusively dedicated to the colour blue and its varied connotations as it sometimes dominates the landscape, and at other times the skyscape, and sometimes there is a fusion of both, when at sea.

It is rare to find such a deep identification between an artist and his work. When you meet Luca Gastaldo in person you can sense spontaneity, a frankness, but also a simplicity and reserve that inhabit a pure, though troubled, and undeniably tormented, soul, of which you would not be aware at first. Luca Gastaldo's artistic language is striking for the naturalness with which he manages to engage with a spectator and then to make the chords of emotion and enchantment vibrate through his work.

Neo-romantic in a sense certainly not decadent, Gastaldo has command of the poetry and grace to speak to us about light and its opposite. In these works, the artist takes us by the hand and introduces us to these rarefied and impalpable landscapes of the soul, which are sometimes ghostly, sometimes gentle. There is reference to memory and to what our mind brings to the surface of a memory as we rework it, without ultimate command or control of its power.

Luca Gastaldo's painting is so vibrant with a romantic spirit it almost leads one to believe that the landscape depicted is the subject and not the object of observation. From the black background of the bitumen drawn from the innermost aspect of his soul, the artist proceeds by subtraction, removing the darkness and perhaps even the pain of man, to recover unexpected glimpses of light that lead us on and to continue to believe.

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Art Site Fest 2021 - Opus in Artem presents Carola Allemandi at the Castello di Ussel (AO), Italy

25/09 – 30/10 2021

CAROLA ALLEMANDI
MONTAGNA VIVA

Ussel Castle, Chatillon (AO), Italy

Exhibition on occasion of the Art Site Fest 2021 curated by Domenico Maria Papa

In close contact with the nature that surrounds us, Carola Allemandi's photographs speak to us through the technique of black and white.

Surrounded by the mountains of Valle D'Aosta, in the green valley of Châtillon, stands Ussel Castle. Recently renovated, it inaugurates its cultural season with an exhibition of photographs by the artist Carola Allemandi, as part of the festival Art Site Fest 2021 - CLOSENESS.

 

25/09 – 30/10 2021

CAROLA ALLEMANDI
MONTAGNA VIVA

Castello di Ussel, Chatillon (AO), Italia

In stretto contatto con la natura che ci circonda, le fotografie di Carola Allemandi ci parlano attraverso la tecnica del bianco e nero.

Circondato dalle montagne della Valle D’Aosta, immerso nel verde della vallata di Châtillon, si erge il Castello di Ussel. Da poco ristrutturato, inaugura la sua stagione culturale con un’esposizione di fotografie dell’artista Carola Allemandi, nell’ambito di Art Site Fest 2021 CLOSENESS.


Arte Kunst Val Taro - A strategic cultural and creative regeneration plan for the Taro Valley

ARTE KUNST VAL TARO
A strategic cultural and creative regeneration plan for the Taro Valley

 

(Italian version below)

The Festival Arte Kunst Val Taro will be held from 29 July to 8 August 2021 in the Upper Valtellina towns of Bedonia, Compiano, Tornolo and Tarsogno.

The project has been organized by a German-Italian couple, who have been active for years in Milan in the field of art promotion and have recently moved to Bedonia: Bianca Maria Rizzi and Matthias Ritter. For the organic development and management of the initiative, they also had the help of the architect Enza Di Vinci from Genoa. Enza Di Vinci from Genoa.

The collaboration and experience of Bedonia's "La Pieve Association" (Centro Commerciale Naturale), passionately directed by Marco Mariani, was fundamental in giving this beautiful idea a concrete chance. Behind it, there was also the collaboration of the municipalities (headed by Bedonia) and the support of 13 local associations and many private sponsors. The main idea of the event is to revive for ten days the empty shops in the various villages by hosting the activities of 13 established artists, thus filling them with life, creativity and dialogue on art and culture.

The invited artists are Carola Allemandi (Turin), Luca Gastaldo (Varese), Monika Grycko (Faenza), Mirsad Herenda (Bremen, GER), Patricia Lambertus (Berlin, GER), Tancredi Mangano (Milan), Mikos Meininger (Potsdam, GER), Marco Minotti (Meda), Stefanie Oberneder (Carrara), Giuliano Orlandi (Carrara), Francesco Orrù (Biella), Davide Ragazzi (Genoa), Beatrice Roncallo (Genoa).

The artists will send a minimum of daily posts documenting the progress of their work in progress, and the environment of their residence in our valley, with a list of obligatory hashtags. Hotels, restaurants and other establishments involved in this initiative will thus be documented and promoted by the artists through their social channels, with small live videos, visible to the numerous followers in various countries.

Dulcis in fundo, to further enliven and enrich the festival, 9 out of 11 days of musical evenings are planned in the towns involved, with a very varied and qualified offer of opera, rock, folk and jazz music; and four of the concerts will be preceded by "conversations with the artist" or explanations of the project by the organizers.
At the end, with the works created during the residency, and with others by the artists themselves, an exhibition will be set up in the oratory of San Rocco in Tornolo (vernissage on Saturday 7 August).

This is an ambitious project, which requires a strong commitment on the part of the organizers and collaborators; but it is also a wide-ranging and well thought-out project, which can lead to a win-win situation.

Artists can experience an intense and creative period, expanding their professional network through meetings with other artists. The people of the valley, on the other hand, receive an input of culture linked to an immediate and potential economic growth of the area.

 

Italian version

ARTE KUNST VAL TARO
Un piano strategico di rigenerazione culturale e creativa per la Valle del Taro

Il Festival Arte Kunst Val Taro si terrà dal 29 luglio all'8 agosto 2021 nei centri altovaltaresi di Bedonia, Compiano, Tornolo e Tarsogno.

Il progetto è stato organizzato da una coppia italo-tedesca, da anni attiva a Milano nel campo della promozione artistica, e trasferitasi da poco a Bedonia: Bianca Maria Rizzi e Matthias Ritter. Gli stessi, per lo sviluppo organico e la conduzione dell'iniziativa, si sono anche valsi dell'aiuto dell'arch. Enza Di Vinci, di Genova.

Fondamentale, per dare concrete possibilità a questa bella idea, è poi stata la collaborazione e l'esperienza della “Associazione La Pieve” di Bedonia (Centro Commerciale Naturale), diretta con passione da Marco Mariani. Dietro di essa, è venuta anche la collaborazione dei Comuni (capofila, quello di Bedonia) ed il supporto di 13 Associazioni del territorio e dei molti sponsor privati. Idea cardine della manifestazione è quella di far rivivere per dieci giorni le botteghe vuote nei vari paesi ospitandovi l'attività di 13 artisti affermati, e riempiendole così di vita, creatività, dialoghi sull’arte e la cultura.

Gli artisti invitati sono Carola Allemandi (Torino), Luca Gastaldo (Varese), Monika Grycko (Faenza), Mirsad Herenda (Brema, GER), Patricia Lambertus (Berlino, GER), Tancredi Mangano (Milano), Mikos Meininger (Potsdam, GER), Marco Minotti (Meda), Stefanie Oberneder (Carrara), Giuliano Orlandi (Carrara), Francesco Orrù (Biella), Davide Ragazzi (Genova), Beatrice Roncallo (Genova).

Gli artisti invieranno un minimo di post quotidiani che documentino il progresso dei loro lavori in corso, e l’ambiente della loro residenza nella nostra valle, con un elenco di hashtag obbligatori. Alberghi, ristoranti ed altre realtà coinvolti in questa iniziativa verranno così documentati e promossi dagli artisti attraverso i loro canali social, con piccoli video in presa diretta, visibili dai numerosi followers in vari paesi.

Dulcis in fundo, ad allietare ed arricchire ulteriormente il festival, nell'ambito delle località interessate sono previste, per ben 9 giorni su 11, serate musicali con un'offerta assai varia e qualificata tra musica lirica, rock, folk e jazz; e quattro dei concerti saranno preceduti da altrettante "conversazioni con l'artista" o spiegazioni del progetto da parte degli organizzatori.
Al termine, con le opere realizzate durante la residenza, e con altre degli stessi artisti, verrà allestita una mostra nell'oratorio di San Rocco a Tornolo (vernissage il sabato 7 agosto).

Si tratta di un progetto ambizioso, che richiede un forte impegno da parte di organizzatori e collaboratori; ma è anche un progetto di ampio respiro e ben congegnato, che può portare ad una situazione favorevole per tutti.
Gli artisti possono vivere un periodo intenso e creativo, ampliando la loro rete professionale attraverso gli incontri con altri artisti. La gente della valle, invece, riceve un input di cultura collegato ad un'immediata e potenziale crescita economica della zona.

 

 


Dina Goldstein - "In the Dollhouse" at Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, Carrara, Italy

Dina Goldstein "In the Dollhouse"
Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, in Carrara (Italy)

(find Italian version below)

Saturday 12th June 2021, at 6.30 pm, at Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, in Carrara (Italy), inaugurates "In the Dollhouse", a solo exhibition of Dina Goldstein, artist born in 1969 in Tel Aviv (Israel), who lives and works in Vancouver (Canada). The exhibition is curated by Enza Di Vinci and organized by Opus in Artem and Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery.

In the last decades of the twentieth century, American art is experiencing an eclectic moment; American Realism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Minimal Art, are sources of inspiration for numerous new art currents that evoke those of the recent past to break away from it. Numerous expressive codes and media are mixed, in an only apparently rash way, to activate a synthetic and pungent artistic communication. From 1990 to 2000, kitsch, gothic novel, comic strip, science fiction, folk and fairytale illustration, advertising, religious iconography, film, decorative arts, academic painting, video and photography are used by American artists to propose mutant versions of realism and pop art, expressing particular concepts, such as aversion to modernist utopias, authoritarianism and machismo; verification of one's identity; self-determination within the society; opposition to media beauty standards. The communicative power of images (photography, graphics, advertising, cinema and video) is exploited to the maximum to express canons of conceptual distancing from contemporary aesthetics. An artistic current that consolidated in this period and to which the artistic production of Dina Goldstein is often associated is Lowbrow Art or Pop Surrealism (emerged in 1980 in Southern California). Despite many similarities between the work of Dina Goldstein and the Lowbrow artists, such a classification cannot be exhaustive.

Dina Goldstein moved from Tel Aviv to Vancouver in 1976 at the age of seven. She grows up and completes a university course of study in a multi-ethnic, officially anglophone city. Canada and Northern Europe share common elements from a natural, cultural and sociological point of view.

"The frontier life, always at the mercy of a harsh climate for much of the year, creates a sort of defensive and collaborative sociality. Compared to the USA, in Canada, also thanks to legislation, the frenetic thrust of competition that characterizes and, in some ways, penalizes US society is absent” (A. Gazzola).

Dina Goldstein began to devote herself to artistic photography in 2007, after 14 years of professional activity as a photojournalist and editorial photographer. It is not surprising to find, in her work, an aptitude for acute observation of society, a critical look at political current events, a strong reference to contemporary sociology.

Dina Goldstein’s photography is characterized by a refined classicism, a pop soul and some glamour elements, balanced within an essential narrative, enriched with irony, cynicism and comedy. In her works we can glimpse an aesthetic reference to North European photography and cinema, to American television series, comics, literature and European painting. The technique she uses the most is the tableau vivant in photography. The process that leads to the creation of this type of work can take up to 2 years; it involves the preparation of a film set, photographic shots with a medium format Hasselblad (with wide-angle lens) and accurate postproduction.

The “In the Dollhouse” series, created in 2012, consists of ten shots, which narrate the life and crisis of Barbie and Ken. On the set, the two characters, played by Regan Blake and Nate Campbell, adequately made up and arranged in static poses, are portrayed in moments of everyday life inside their idyllic pink house. Ken is happily discovering his true identity; in parallel, Barbie experiences a moment of inner crisis that will lead to a sad ending: the radical cut of the thick lock of blond hair, depression, the loss of Barbie's head. The "real life doll" is used by Dina G. to stimulate critical thinking about unattainable beauty standards and identity traps innervated in popular culture.

The exhibition "In the Dollhouse" is set up in the rooms of Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, an exhibition space directed by Giovanna Ambrogi, Daniela Borri, Selene Frosini, Stefanie Oberneder, 4 contemporary artists who live and work in Carrara and intend to offer citizens and international tourists who experience the city the opportunity to get closer to international contemporary art.

The organization of the exhibition was carried out by Opus in Artem and Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery. Opus in Artem is an information, consultancy, research and mediation platform in the international cultural sector and represents Dina Goldstein in Italy. Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery is an art studio and gallery based in Genoa (Italy).

 

Dina Goldstein, In the Dollhouse, solo exhibition
Curating and text: Enza Di Vinci
Graphic Design: Davide Ragazzi
Exhibit Design: Enza Di Vinci
Organisation: Opus in Artem, Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery, Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio
Supporters: APS Oltre and Carrara Studi Aperti

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Dina Goldstein "In the Dollhouse"
Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, in Carrara (Italy)

Sabato 12 giugno 2021, alle ore 18.30, presso Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, a Carrara (Italia), inaugura “In the Dollhouse”, mostra personale di Dina Goldstein, artista nata nel 1969 a Tel Aviv (Israele), che vive e lavora a Vancouver (Canada). La mostra è curata da Enza Di Vinci e organizzata da Opus in Artem e Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery.

Negli ultimi decenni del Novecento, l’arte americana vive un momento eclettico; il Realismo americano, la Pop Art, l’Arte concettuale e la Minimal Art, sono fonti d’ispirazione per numerose nuove correnti artistiche che rievocano quelle del passato recente per distaccarsene. Numerosi codici espressivi e media sono rimescolati, in maniera solo apparentemente inconsulta, per attivare una comunicazione artistica sintetica e pungente. Dal 1990 al 2000, kitsch, romanzo gotico, fumetto, fantascienza, illustrazione popolare e fiabesca, pubblicità, iconografia religiosa, cinema, arti decorative, pittura accademica, video e fotografia sono utilizzati dagli artisti americani per proporre versioni mutanti di realismo e pop art, esprimendo particolari concetti, quali l’avversione verso le utopie moderniste, l’autoritarismo e il machismo; la verifica della propria identità; l’autodeterminazione all’interno della società; l’opposizione a canoni di bellezza mediatica. Il potere comunicativo delle immagini (fotografia, grafica, pubblicità, cinema e video) è sfruttato al massimo per esprimere canoni di allontanamento concettuale dalle estetiche contemporanee. Una corrente artistica che si consolida in questo periodo e alla quale è spesso associata la produzione artistica di Dina Goldstein è la Lowbrow Art o Pop Surrealism (emersa nel 1980 nel sud della California). Nonostante molte similitudini fra il lavoro di D. G. e gli artisti della Lowbrow, una simile classificazione non può essere esaustiva.

Dina Goldstein si trasferisce da Tel Aviv a Vancouver nel 1976, all’età di 7 anni. Cresce e completa un percorso di studi universitario in una città multietnica, ufficialmente anglofona. Il Canada e l’Europa del Nord condividono elementi comuni sotto il profilo naturale, culturale e sociologico. “La vita di “frontiera”, sempre alla mercé di un clima rigido per molta parte dell’anno, crea una sorta di socialità difensiva e collaborativa. Rispetto agli USA, in Canada, anche grazie alla legislazione, è assente quella spinta frenetica alla competizione che caratterizza e per certi versi penalizza la società statunitense” (A. Gazzola). Dina Goldstein inizia a dedicarsi alla fotografia artistica nel 2007, dopo 14 anni di attività professionale come fotoreporter e fotografa editoriale. Non stupisce riscontrare, nel suo lavoro, un’attitudine all’osservazione acuta della società, uno sguardo critico sull’attualità politica, un forte rimando alla sociologia contemporanea.

La fotografia di Dina G. è caratterizzata da un classicismo raffinato, un’anima pop e alcuni elementi glamour, equilibrati all’interno di una narrazione essenziale, arricchita di ironia cinismo e comicità. Nelle sue opere si intravede un richiamo estetico alla fotografia e al cinema del Nord Europa, alle serie televisive americane, al fumetto, alla letteratura e alla pittura europea. La tecnica che utilizza maggiormente è il tableau vivant in fotografia. Il processo che porta alla realizzazione di questa tipologia di opere può durare anche 2 anni: prevede l’allestimento di un set cinematografico, scatti fotografici con una Hasselblad medio formato (con obiettivo grandangolare) e una post-produzione accurata.

La serie “In the Dollhouse”, realizzata nel 2012, si compone di 10 scatti, che narrano la vita e la crisi di Barbie e Ken. Sul set, i due personaggi, interpretati da Regan Blake e Nate Campbell, adeguatamente truccati e sistemati in pose statiche, sono ritratti in momenti di vita quotidiana all’interno della loro idilliaca casa rosa. Ken è alla scoperta felice della sua vera identità; in parallelo, Barbie vive un momento di crisi interiore che porterà ad un triste finale: il taglio radicale della folta chioma di capelli biondi, la depressione, la perdita della testa di Barbie. La “bambola dalla vita vera” è utilizzata da Dina G. per stimolare il pensiero critico su standard di bellezza irraggiungibili e trappole identitarie innervate nella cultura popolare.

La mostra “In the Dollhouse” è allestita nelle sale di Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio, uno spazio espositivo diretto da Giovanna Ambrogi, Daniela Borri, Selene Frosini, Stefanie Oberneder, 4 artiste contemporanee che vivono e lavorano a Carrara e intendono offrire ai cittadini e ai turisti internazionali che vivono la città l’opportunità di avvicinarsi all’arte contemporanea internazionale.

L’organizzazione della mostra è stata realizzata da Opus in Artem e Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery. Opus in Artem è una piattaforma di informazione, consulenza, ricerca e mediazione nel settore culturale internazionale e rappresenta D.G. in Italia. Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery è uno studio d’arte e galleria con sede a Genova (Italia).

 

Dina Goldstein - In the Dollhouse
Curatela e testo: Enza Di Vinci
Graphic Design: Davide Ragazzi
Exhibit Design: Enza Di Vinci
Organizzazione: Opus in Artem, Davide Ragazzi Art Studio Gallery, Estensioni Oltre.LoSpazio
Supporters: APS Oltre and Carrara Studi Aperti


Group Show "Radici" at the Castello di Compiano, Parma, Italy

Opus in Artem presents the group show RADICI
Castello di Compiano, Parma, Italy

Curated by Bianca Maria Rizzi

Partecipating artists:
Luca Gastaldo, Mirsad Herenda, Mihailo Beli Karanovic, Tancredi Mangano, Karl Menzen, Francesco Orrù, Enzo Rovella

Opening December 28, 2019
The exhibition continues until 21 March 2020

The exhibition takes place at the Castle of Compiano among the rooms of the Marquise Gambarotta: the mixture of contemporary sculpture and painting and antique furnishings, paintings, screens, vases and old trimmings, paper wallpaper and coffered ceilings will be a very exciting journey.


Dina Goldstein - Group Show "Yes, we Ken!" at the Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany

12 / 12 2019 - 19 / 01 2020

"Yes, we Ken!"

Pasinger Fabrik
Munich, Germany

Watch the show on münchen.tv


About Ken on contemporary art and society

Curators: Augusta Laar and Stefan-Maria Mittendorf

When Elliot and Barbara Handler invented Barbie's "boyfriend" for the Mattel company in 1961, he was modelled on the male ideal of the time, singer Neil Diamond. From then on, the well-dressed and somewhat stuffy Ken stood by Barbie's side as partner and inventor of her special household appliances. Ken and Barbie thus represented the American dream couple and advanced to become the plastic icons of Western culture. As a mirror of social developments, Ken became "Superstar Ken 1977" and "Earring Magic Ken 1993". The "Hipster Ken" with a fashionable man's bun no longer casts doubt on Ken's contemporaneity.
The exhibition focuses on the construction and transformation of the male image, exemplified by the legendary Ken doll and its reception in art and society. Not only will Augusta Laar's unique Ken collection of almost 100 dolls be presented, but the two curators have also invited international contemporary artists who have dealt intensively with the Ken doll by Mattel and who reflect on male identity and social change.

 

Participating artists
Dörthe Bäumer (Germany), Birthe Blauth (Germany), Stefan Stratil (Austria), Jana Cruder (USA), Dina Goldstein (Canada), Augusta Laar (Germany), Felix Müller (Germany), Olaf Probst (Germany), Sands Murray-Wassink (Netherlands), Rose Stach & Gisbert Stach (Germany) and Robert Weissenbacher (Germany).

 

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Art Site Fest 2018 - Dina Goldstein at the Castello Cavour di Santena, Turin, Italy

13 / 10 – 25 / 11 – 2018

Opus in Artem presents Vancouver, Canada-based photographer Dina Goldstein at the 4th edition of the Art Site Fest 2018:  "Il Senso del Luogo" curated by Domenico Maria Papa. During the festival the series Fallen Princesses will be shown at the Castello Cavour di Santena.

Some of Piedmont's most beautiful historic residences are hosting Art Site Fest, a journey through the languages of the contemporary world, including photography, sculpture, painting, theatre and music.

The Reggia di Venaria, Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Castello Cavour in Santena, Castello di Govone, the Egyptian Museum, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Chiablese, Palazzo Biandrate and Casa Martini in Pessione are the venues that host works and images in dialogue with their historic surroundings. The languages of contemporaneity with Art Site Fest become the key to interpreting cultural heritage and making memory a reason for identity, more relevant than ever in the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The project, curated by Domenico Maria Papa, in its fourth edition in 2018, involves artists from different countries with works often created specifically for the exhibition venues, or set for the chosen museum routes. 58 artists with over 160 works touch different disciplinary and professional fields, making borders and creative practices permeable.

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Art Site Fest 2018 - Opus in Artem presents four artists at the Castello di Govone, Cuneo, Italy

21 / 09 – 25 / 11 – 2018

In occasion of the the 4th edition of the Art Site Fest 2018 – Il Senso del Luogo curated by Domenico Maria Papa, Opus in Artem presents selected works by Mirsad Herenda, Mihailo Beli Karanovic, Matthias Langer and Patricia Lambertus at the Castello di Govone.

Some of Piedmont's most beautiful historic residences are hosting Art Site Fest, a journey through the languages of the contemporary world, including photography, sculpture, painting, theatre and music.

The Reggia di Venaria, Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Castello Cavour in Santena, Castello di Govone, the Egyptian Museum, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Chiablese, Palazzo Biandrate and Casa Martini in Pessione are the venues that host works and images in dialogue with their historic surroundings. The languages of contemporaneity with Art Site Fest become the key to interpreting cultural heritage and making memory a reason for identity, more relevant than ever in the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The project, curated by Domenico Maria Papa, in its fourth edition in 2018, involves artists from different countries with works often created specifically for the exhibition venues, or set for the chosen museum routes. 58 artists with over 160 works touch different disciplinary and professional fields, making borders and creative practices permeable.


Dina Goldstein - "Snapshots from the Garden of Eden" at the Jewish Museum of Venice, Italy

2 / 9 – 4 / 11 – 2018

Opus in Artem presents, for the first time in Europe, Dina Goldstein`s Snapshots from the Garden of Eden at the Jewish Museum of Venice.
Watch here the Making of ... the series.

In the occasion of the 19th European Day of Jewish Culture, which in Italy this year will be held on Sunday 14 October, the Jewish Museum of Venice has decided to participate with a special show by Canadian photographer Dina Goldstein, starting 2 September 2018.

The pictures, in striking black and white, juxtapose biblical myths and everyday life, creating images with a powerful narrative impact and showing a totally original way of looking at the stories of Jewish tradition. The episodes and protagonists of the stories depicted are for the most part set in contemporary times and spaces that produce a strongly alienating effect on the public, including that of a man intent on modelling a modern robot Golem (a clay giant in the service of its own creator) or a lascivious King Solomon lying in a bed between two unclothed women.

"The theme of this year's Jewish Culture Days is Storytelling, and we in various ways - says Michela Zanon, Coopculture Director of the Museum - will tell you the story of our ghetto and the personalities who have passed through it". Dina Goldstein's photographs interpret and re-propose ancient Jewish stories in a new way, making it possible to tell and read them from other points of view or with different eyes, fitting perfectly with the theme of storytelling.

This exhibition will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the vivid and provocative imagination of this artist, who refers to cultural archetypes and narratives inspired by the subconscious and the human condition, expressed through a cinematographic technique and a methodology that follows a precise pre-production process. Leaning on the visual language of pop surrealism, Dina stages narrative compositions that aim to eradicate prejudice, challenging notions of beauty, gender, sex and religion. Her work has been the subject of essays and articles in the world's media; her projects are studied and taught in art schools, photography programs and gender courses; in particular, The Fallen Princesses is published in several primary school textbooks.

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Patricia Lambertus and Mirsad Herenda at the Group Show "Interiors" at the Mastio della Cittadella, Turin, Italy

21 / 6 – 15 / 7 – 2018

Opus in Artem presents Mirsad Herenda and Patricia Lambertus at the group show Interiors curated by Domenico Maria Papa at the Mastio della Cittadella, Turin.

INTERIORS
Mastio della Cittadella, Turin, Italy
21 June - 15 July 2018
Curated by Domenico Maria Papa

An overview of current art, through the recent works of seventeen artists from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, set in one of the most representative historical places in the city of Turin.

The theme of the interior and the plural of the interior is intended both as a physical space, intimate, confined, destined to the intimacy of forms and relationships, and as a place of reflection, awareness, thought about identity and work.

Installations, painting, sculpture and photography dialogue with a space strongly characterized by its defensive function, such as the Mastio of the Cittadella of Turin, a symbol of protection to the extreme of closure and exclusion.

The protected and guarded interior of the space is a metaphor for the creativity that is born within the confines of a research project, but which develops in the openness of the confrontation and sharing of the physical space.

The exhibition space and the works of art thus establish a dialogue through different spheres, exploring significant poles that are close but not coincidental: protection and defence, intimacy and openness, the emptiness of architecture and the lightness of art.

The exhibition features works by: Daniele Dell'Angelo Custode, Valeria Dardano, Diego Dutto, Danilo Fiorucci, Octavio Floreal, Barbara Fragogna, Tea Giobbio, Stefano Giorgi, Liana Ghukasyan, Mirsad Herenda, Fukushi Ito, Patricia Lambertus, Aude Lorrillard, Sebastiano Mortellaro, Nicolina Silla, alter Vallini, Davies Zambotti.

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