MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires | First event International architecture, video-art, photography, installation and performing art festival
The first event of MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires, international festival of architecture, photography, video art, installation and performing art, has been held in the prestigious Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice (Italy), from the 06 of June 2014. During the festival, it has also been presented the division Pixels of Identities, international exhibition of photography, video art, installation and performing art. The press conference and preview of the festival was on June 05, 2014 at 05.00 PM, at Palazzo Albrizzi.
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The main concepts of MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires, curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS, It’s LIQUID Group and International ArtExpo), are the unifying power of sustainable architecture and the relationship between man and the city. Architects and designers have been invited to work on the theme of sustainable architecture and the relationship between man and the city. Artists, photographers and video makers presents works on the theme of urban identities and hybridization between identities, bodies and urban settings in contemporary time.
More than 90 artists, photographers, video makers and architects form all-over the world are taking part in the festival. There are projects, scale models and installations by international renowned architect firms such as MVRDV, Netherlands-based architecture and urban design practice, exhibited and published worldwide, winner of numerous international awards such as Red Dot Design Award 2013, A&W Architect of the Year 2012, WAF Award (World Architecture Festival); ADEPT (Denmark/China), Danish studio which has won several national and international architectural, landscape and urban planning competitions; LETH & GORI (Denmark), one of the most important emerging Nordic architect; Derek Mark Pirozzi (USA) winner of eVolo contest 2013; ross barney architects (USA), awarded the 2005 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture for a distinguished career and dedication to Architecture in the public realm; Allmann Sattler Wappner (Germany) which has received, among the awards, the German Architecture Award, the Hugo Häring Award, the German Steel Design Award, the Lighting Design Award, the LEAF Award and the ECOLA Award.
Among the exhibited artworks there are the installation “Puzzles” by Czech artist Daniel Pešta, represented by MuMo Muzeum Montanelli of Prague, whose artworks are exhibited in numerous contemporary museums, collections and events such as the Contemporary Art Museum of Prague (Czech Republic) and the Biennale of Venice, 55 edition; the video “Nuvo Japonica” by American artist Laurence Gartel, father of Digital Art, exhibited in Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, PS 1 and permanent collection of Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History and Bibliotheque Nationale; ceramic installations by the Italian artist, architect and designer Tarshito, exhibited world-wide, including at the Venice Biennale – Padiglione Italia (2011) and Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New Delhi; photographic work of Nora Schöpfer, Austrian artist presented in many museums, galleries and events such as Städtische Galerie Wollhalle of Güstrow (Germany) and “KunStart 12” Contemporary art fair in Bolzano (Italy); the video work “They Talk.” by Susan Yeung, producer, artistic director, choreographer, event manager, lecturer and performer, working at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore); the murals by Pablo Bobbio, authorized to represent the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti of Bergamo in U.S.A., founder of the Art Department of the East – West Association (Barcelona, Spain) and Art Department of the Center for the Development of Human Welfare, Menorca (Baleares Islands, Spain).
The exhibition has been reviewed by International press and media, and visited every day by many International visitors and citizens particularly sensitive to the contemporary art new languages.
On June 06, 2014 at 06.00 PM there was the opening of the exhibition “Amando Berlino: Spunti fotografici e pittorici di architetture urbane” by Italian artist Miresi, with a performance of Eva Meier (press conference of the event on June 05, 2014). The exhibition will run from June 06 to July 07, 2014.
International ArtExpo would like to acknowledge all the artists for their effort, vision, and passion for contemporary art.
MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires .featured architects MVRDV . The Netherlands | LETH & GORI . Denmark | Allmann Sattler Wappner . Germany | ross barney architects . USA | ADEPT . Denmark/China | Derek Mark Pirozzi . USA | JAKOB + MACFARLANE . France | BAUMGARTNER + URIU . USA
.featured artists Daniel Pešta . Czech Republic | Laurence Gartel . USA | Tarshito . Italy | Nora Schöpfer . Austria | Pablo Bobbio . USA | Susan Yeung & Russell Morton . Singapore
.architecture Massimo Guidotti . Italy | Francesco Verna . Italy | KGA Architecture Pty Ltd . Australia | RALPH BRILL ASSOCIATES . USA | Exquisite Corpse . USA | CORFONE+PARTNERS . Italy | Bekkering Adams architecten . The Netherlands | Ersi Krouska . Greece | Ilario Bontempo . Italy | Johannes Knoops . USA
.video art Mar Garrido . Spain | Shaun Wilson . Australia | Debbie Davies . USA | Gregory Steel . USA | Fred. L’ Epee . Switzerland | Danielle Zorbas . Australia | Christine Istad . Norway | Felix Leffrank . Germany | Helena Schultheis Edgeler . Croatia | Darija Dolanski Majdak . Croatia | Albin and Elisabeth Schutting . Austria | Parul Verma . India | Farah Alhashim . Lebanon | Filip Ignatowicz . Poland | Maggie Van der Toorn . Italy | Enas Elkorashy . Italy | Mario F. Londoño Muñoz . Argentina | Janette Gay . Australia | Blaide Lallemand & Hilary Cuerden-Clifford . Australia | Josephine Telfer & John Phillips . Australia
.photography Serena Rossi . Italy | TGFN – The Girl From Nowhere . USA | Cecilia Rahban . USA | Véronique Lerebours . USA | Karim Shokair . Italy | Javier Bassi . Uruguay | Nancy Oliveri . USA | Christian Mélot . France | Katerina Theodosiou . Cyprus | Maria Kaleta . Poland | Wojtek Lukowski . Poland | Malgorzata Basinska . Norway | Alessandra Bello . Italy | Maddalena Merlino & Claudio Paletto . Italy | Tom Vack & Ester Pirotta . Germany | Johan van der Dong . The Netherlands | Giulia Strippoli . Italy | Jake Singer & Thuthuka Sibisi . South Africa | Maria Rebecca Ballestra . Italy | Fatima Augusto . France | Pauline Thomas . France
.installation Vardi Bobrow . Israel| Nat Wilms . Germany | Lorenzo Taiuti . Italy | Miguel Mariño . Spain
.performing art Sara Davidovics . Italy | Ya-Wen Fu . Germany | Sandford&Gosti . Italy
Pixels of Identities .video art David Folan . Ireland | Irena Berdon . Italy | Tara Mahapatra . Germany | Lea Dolinsky . Israel | Yasunori Kawamatsu . Japan | Rose Dickson . USA | Khara Cloutier . USA | Silvia Bakker . The Netherlands | Susan Mains . Grenada | Nina Athanasiou . Germany | Peter Trukenbrod & Barbara Ekström . Sweden | Marie Piselli . France | Allison Kotzig . USA | Susanne Wawra . Ireland | Helena Wadsley . Canada | Katja Klien . Germany | Dimitris Argyriou . Germany | Julia Guzzio . USA | Anastasia Chaguidouline . The Netherlands | Erato Hadjisavva . Greece | Gabriela Stoica . Romania | Katarzyna Jablonska . UK | Coletivo Algodão Choque . Brazil
.photography Kujtim Syli . Kosovo | Albert Van Der Weide . The Netherlands | Federica Falcone . Italy | Raewyn Gilkes . New Zeland | Sofia Venturini Del greco . Italy | Catherine Soubbotnik . France | Alessandro Palmigiani . Italy | Alice Casalini . Italy | J. Redza . Malaysia | Mazia Djaballah . Algeria | Martim Sanches . Portugal | Damien Dufresne . France | Monica Lisi . Italy | Sabina Hagverdi . Italy | Gabriela Torres Ruiz . Mexico | Diêgo de Oliveira . Brazil | Marcello Scalas . Italy |Giulia Rossi . Italy | Constanze Kratzsch . Germany | Sarah Delaney . Australia | Elisa Roggio . Italy | Vanessa Champion . UK | Christine Heimerman . USA
.installation Pandora Apostoloska Sazdovska . Macedonia | Sašo Sazdovski . Macedonia | Tomek Kawszyn . Poland | Claudia Caldara . Italy | Martina Manzini . Italy | Hala El Sharouny . Egypt | Marius Jurca . Romania
.performing art Alexandra Foffano . Italy | Laura Partin . Romania | Mo’ Mohamed Benhadj . Algeria | Giulio Mariotti . Italy | Luisa Contarello . Italy | Massimo Varchione, Davide Palmentiero & Giuseppe Pisano . Italy
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