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Tag : alberto Burri

10 Aug 2015
Valentina Lodovini

Valentina Lodovini – «… That time when i fell in love with Daniel Day Lewis»

She has ten years of intense career behind her: she has worked for Sorrentino, Mazzacurati, Vicari, Risi, she won a David di Donatello, she’s done television, radio, lent her face for video clips, and she even went on stage at the theatre next to Marco Travaglio to speak about the mafia. Valentina Lodovini, actress, born and raised in Umbria and Tuscany, on a mid-July afternoon, returned to Città di Castello where, before the limelight shone on her, she studied acting.  […]

09 Jul 2015
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UMBRIA JAZZ: THREE BURRI POSTERS

This year Alberto Burri will provide the testimonial for Umbria Jazz, which has chosen some of the artist’s works for its posters of events. So many colors and shapes seal this encounter between Umbria Jazz and the Fondazione Albizzini Collezione Burri, who both declined another way of celebrating Burri’s centenary but made not one, but three posters. According to the press conference, the maestro had had direct contact with Umbria Jazz for this type of collaboration, but it wasn’t completed. […]

12 Jun 2015

FRANKIE HI-NRG – WHY I SAID NO TO EXPO

It was 1997 when in “Quelli che benpensano” [Those who think well] he sang, “The last will be last if first is unreachable,” and now, 18 years later, these words still sum up the clear thinking of FRANKIE HI-NRG MC. His critical view of Expo 2015 has made the rounds of newspapers and television. Along with J-Ax and Fedez, he has set the talk shows alight and countered the rampant enthusiasm for the event. Expo Milano 2015- ‘Feeding the planet, […]

07 May 2015
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Burri’s Inn – The Mag 15

I was a little girl when I saw Burri for the first time. I can still clearly recall when he arrived at the Castello di Sorci in his four-by-four.   He was wearing a jacket with lots of pockets and was smiling and kind. The Castle’s massive kitchens still preserve the memory of the many dinners with my father and other friends. On the walls there are photos of Burri taken by my father at lots of different events. There’s […]

04 May 2015
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About Burri: Grande Nero Cretto – the Mag 15

In the mid-70s Burri made two monumental pieces; the  ‘Grande Cretto Nero’, which was donated in 1977 to the Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the second, the ‘Grande Cretto’ which went to the Museo di Capodimonte (Naples), in 1978. Both works were designed and produced in Città di Castello. It was here in his native town that Alberto Burri decided to have them moulded. He approached Ceramiche Baldelli where he was certain to […]

29 Apr 2015
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A brooch for a wedding present – THE MAG 15

Vanna Volpi Picchi talks to us about the little known side of Burri; his love of hunting, his talent for sports and all the things he was passionate about. The brooch that Burri designed for the daughter of one of his best friends has, in the meantime, been around the world being shown in international exhibitions. Burri’s art and imagination had no boundaries. “For us he was part of the family. I’d known Burri ever since I was a child, […]

16 Sep 2014

A CENTURY OF BURRI – 2015 THE CENTENARY – the Mag N11

2015 will be the year of Alberto Burri, celebrating the centenary of his birth with a series of events. These will include a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, (subsequently to show in Germany and Italy), a conference and summit of international artists as an original and symbolic moment of celebration in Città di Castello. The restoration and completion of ‘Cretto Gibellina’ accompanied by a Palermo festival in Riso; the reconstruction of the ‘Teatro Continuo’ in Milan’s Parco Sempione, […]

19 Jun 2014

Burri Centenary – WALTER VERINI: WHY HAVE A LAW?

by Cristina Crisci There is no denying the fact that there is a renewed focus on the work of Alberto Burri. There seems to be an increased curiosity about his genre. One of his pieces recently fetched 5,600,000 Euros at Christie’s, London. These are all signs we should take as a boost with the forthcoming centenary of the birth of the maestro, (March 12th 1915 in Città di Castello). Among the highlights is an exhibition at the Guggenheim in New […]

23 Apr 2014

Vittorio Sgarbi – MUSEUMS NEED TO BECOME LIVING SPACES

It’s not easy keeping up with him what with his artistic notions, exchanges of smiles and fans stopping him in the street. He’s actually an elegant and entertaining conversationalist despite his perennial air of being pissed off. by Massimo Zangarelli Professor, Councillor Bracco states that “The Marriage of the Virgin”, isn’t transportable to Città di Castello due to its being on panel? «It’s all lies; nonsense. You can move anything and it makes sense that these exciting temporary loans are […]