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Interview: Brioni

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Interview: Brioni

Luca Curci talks with Brioni during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.

Brioni is a European artist London – based. She combines music and art developing her own synesthetic concept: the painting is not a copy of what she hears; rather, when she listens to music, she perceives more colorful textures than she normally perceives and she is able to depict them in the painting. She is solo on stage playing her paintings as an electronic drum, connecting everything with a keyboard, a controller and the laptop. “Piece of me” and all her single tracks were released a few months apart from each other, totaling up to more than 20.000 plays and views on YouTube. Her artworks were exhibited in London, Rome and Venice.

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Interview: Vandana

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Interview: Vandana

Luca Curci talks with Vandana during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RIUALS at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.

Vandana, born in Haryana, has completed her MFA in Fine Art from London, UK, after attending Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft, Mumbai, and achieving Masters degree in English from New Delhi following her Bachelors degree from Haryana. She has exhibited her work in India (Including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata), United Kingdom (including London), Switzerland, South Korea (Daegu Art Fair) and Thailand (Bangkok Art Biennale 2018). Her practice involves installation, mixed media, sculpture & two dimensional work, live performance, and video. Recently, she has performed her first long durational Live Performance (175 hours in 22 days) titled – I The Flame, at Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, comissioned by Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI). She has been awarded Kingston Award Gold Level in 2018 and GREAT Scholarship Award in 2015 by Kingston University & British Council London. Vandana was awarded Third Prize for her Live Performance Chapter Close, at pratyagati-Journey Home, exhibition cum competition in Mumbai,juried by eminent artists Mr. Subodh Gupta & Ms. Shilpa Gupta, and organized by Stiftung Futur, Switzerland in 2017. Her work, City of London, has been featured as staff pick of the week during Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 a year long touring exhibition in the UK. She received Creative Artist Award by Gallery Sree Arts in 2014. She had been an artist in residence at Stiftung Futur Artist Residency Program, Switzerland, in April-June 2013. Vandana received Excellence Award-First Prize for her monograph on Silence, by RSAFAC, Mumbai in 2011, and the Best Artist 2003, title award, by Adarsh College (MDU) in addition to University Rank 13th in 2003.

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Interview: Nathalie Massa

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Interview: Nathalie Massa

Luca Curci talks with Nathalie Massa during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

During her childhood, Nathalie was always around her Italian grandfather’s paintings. He communicated her the desire to express herself with a paintbrush. She studied at the Beaux-Art in Paris as well as theatre in the Cours Florent. Amongst her last expositions, Nathalie Massa presented her works in the Salon d’Automne, in the City Hall of the 16th district of Paris, in the Modern Art Fair Art Home Expo  on the Impressionist Island near Paris. In May 2019, she will expose internationally in China’s artistic capital Xi’An and in the ITSLIQUID International Art Festival in Venice. Her inspirations are nature and in particular birch forests.

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Interview: Mark Anthony Taylor

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Interview: Mark Anthony Taylor

Luca Curci talks with Mark Anthony Taylor during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

Mark Taylor is a self-taught artist and has proven himself to be a painter with a remarkable natural talent. Taylor’s early figurative paintings were finely crafted and heavily influenced by the vision and technique of the old masters. With his ability to create spellbinding visual images, Taylor has developed his abilities successfully as an artist with his own unique style. His work is iconic and is influenced by both symbolism and literary factors, together with his acute visual awareness and love of creating images. Taylor’s painting technique demonstrates a pursuit of perfection in handling paint and his paintings show great care and attention to detail in execution. When Taylor makes these images, he makes art that demonstrates his vision, his world view and his excellent and fertile imagination.

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Interview: Valeria Fano

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Interview: Valeria Fano

Luca Curci talks with Valeria Fano during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.

Valeria Fano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and resides in Burgundy, France, since 2017. She started her career as an artist at the University of Cambridge (1980 to 1981) and studied Art History in 1985 at the School of Architecture of the University of Florence, Italy (Gothic to Baroque periods). Returning to her native city, she pursued her art studies with Kenneth Kemble and thereafter with Maggie Atienza. Valeria Fano exhibited her works in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Spain, Italy and the United States. She is presently living and working in Burgundy, France.

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Interview: Irem Arcasoy

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Interview: Irem Arcasoy

Luca Curci talks with Irem Arcasoy during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS  at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

İrem Arcasoy is a Turkish artist born in İstanbul and graduated from french High School Notre Dame de Sion then from the Faculty of Literature Department, English Literature at Istanbul University. İrem’ s interest in art begins in preschool ages. After some work experiences in various international companies she started to paint in 2005 at Pi Artworks Gallery studio trying to appreciate different style of works, techniques, patterns and figures. To deepen her art skills she worked with Antonio Cosentino, İrfan Önürmen, Mustafa Pancar, Burcu Perçin, Meray Topsakal internationally known artists. She considers herself as an artist of figurative style and she is inspired by the human faces that have touched her soul. Her work is known for her simple colour palette and her portraits with a great emotional load. Her delicate portraits need to reflect something of the past. Their characters always intend that they are going through some kind of deep melancholy.

”…childhood is a place between dream and reality, full of endless possibilities. Adult is nothing else than the infidelity to this childhood spirit.” Donald Winnicott.

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Interview: Michele Tombolini

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Interview: Michele Tombolini

Luca Curci talks with Michele Tombolini during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.

Venice, 1963. Michele Tombolini‘s research ranges in different disciplines, from painting to sculpture, to installations and to performance.  His initial pictorial style originates from an introspective research that has in instinct its most strong characteristic with a material style which is inspired by the great masters of the twentieth century, from Picasso to the great upheavals of the transavantgarde.  During his participation to Personal Structures, at the 2013 Venice Biennale, with a video; Michele Tombolini put the foundations for a change by turning his perspective towards an increasingly conceptual approach with a deeper focus on social matters.  In 2014 the artist moved to Berlin where he realized Butterfly, an interactive mural created on the facade of a building in the centre of East Berlin. The monumental artwork, h.20 m, fitted into the context of the international Indelible Marks project, aimed at raising public awareness of the great problem of child prostitution and child abuse in the world. Butterfly, depicting a girl with a mouth closed by a plaster but with blue butterfly wings, represents the beginning of a revolution in the artist’s language in which an element of positivity, represented by bright colours, is inserted in contrast to the greyness of the city, the degradation and social problems that characterize the great metropolises.  The artist’s new artistic path is characterized by an approach to the image that can be defined as Pop, while maintaining a level of reading that carries a marked interest in social dynamics, the Social Pop.  The artist lives and works between Venice and Oslo.

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