Showing posts from May, 2012

"Il Delta dei Veleni", oil exploitation in Nigeria

"Il Delta dei Veleni", oil exploitation in Nigeria.
A photo exhibition and a documentary by Luca Tommasini

Only few days left to visit the photo exhibition by Luca Tommasini "Il Delta dei Veleni" at WSP Photography in San Paolo area, in Rome. I visited the exhibition the day of the opening, Wednesday 9th of May.  The exhibition was completed by the projection of the documentary "Oil for nothing" by Tommasini (produced by CRBM) and a talk with Godwin Uyi Ojo, Director and co-founder of Environmental Rights Action, Elena Gerebizza e Luca Manes di CRBM.

"Everything is so damned interrelated...and you are here".

On Thursday 26th of April, we inaugurated the first solo exhibition in London of Rome based artist Massimo Nota @ Art Lobby, curated by Alessandra Migani. The show received a warm welcome despite the persistent rain and a grey sky.
I am publishing here my piece of writing on the show and images of the artist's work.
These black sounds are the mystery, the roots that probe through the mire that we all know of, and do not understand, but which furnishes us with whatever is sustaining in art. Black sounds: so said the celebrated Spaniard, thereby concurring with Goethe, who, in effect, defined the duende when he said, speaking of Paganini: "A mysterious power that all may feel and no philosophy can explain." Federico García Lorca, The Theory and Function of Duende
Massimo Nota, originally from Rome, is a prolific artist/illustrator whose world is imbued with visions. Nota’s creative act reveals an instinctive gesture that he follows spontaneously on the surface. Here words and i…