Boston Como

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BOSTON COMO More than an Art Exchange

A COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT CITIES WITHIN THE WESTERN SOCIETY.

VISIONS AND IMAGINATION.

 

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THE CONCEPT

The Boston-Como project is a cultural exchange between two cities: Boston in the U.S., and Como in Italy. 34 artists, half from the States and half from Italy , work together in an art round trip. Prestigious public and private spaces in both cities host an exhibition-itinerary that will guide the audience through the streets of Como in 2013 and of Boston in 2014. The exhibition explores what are the actual strengths and homogeneity points of Western culture, ie from the block consisting of the U.S. and Europe. The invited artists are called to dialogue among themselves and with the spaces of the city in search of a line of continuity between their own two intellectual visions. The research will be based on four pillars: the historical heritage, the urban vision, the representation of contemporary man and the aesthetic dimension. Painting, sculpture, photography, but also videos, performances, site-specific interventions and interactions with the public, will create guided tours that will introduce the viewer to a deeper reflection on the Western system.

THE LOGO

The logo designed to represent the event Boston-Como derives from the colours and shapes of the American and Italian flags. A white star on a blue round represents the state of Massachusetts, USA, and a red round stripes wnat to looks like the american flag. The green round stripe stays for part of the italian flag, and symbolise the artistic cultural exchange between the two countries.

 

PROJECT CURATED BY

James Hull and Carolina Lio.

CONCEPT AND ORGANISATION BY

Fabrizio Bellanca.

 

ARTISTS

FRANCO ANZELMO – AGOSTINO ARRIVABENE – MIRKO BARICCHI – FABRIZIO BELLANCA – PIETRO BELLANCA – MARCO BESANA – LUCA BIDOLI – GIAN MARCO CAPRARO – ENRICO CAZZANIGA – MARCELLA CHIRICO – DANA CLANCY – LISA COSTANZO – JEANNE DASARO – TORY FAIR – MATTEO GALVANO – DANILO GIANNONI – AUDREY GOLDSTEIN – FEDERICO GUIDA – JOHN GUTHRIE – JAMES HULL – MAURIZIO L’ALTRELLA – GIULIO MANTOVANI – RENZO MARASCA – MARIOTTI MAZZEO – ANDREW MOWBRAY – CRISTI RINKLIN – JENNIFER ROSA – TARA SELLIOS – BILL THOMPSON – HILARY TOLAN – DONNA VEVERKA – JOE WARDWELL – DOUG WEATHERSBY – BRIAN ZINK.

 

 

LOCATIONS:
Palazzo del Broletto
Ex Chiesa di San Pietro in Atrio
Spazio Natta
Camera di Commercio
Galleria Roberta Lietti
Galleria Lopez
Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
www.boston-como.com

 

 

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 SPECIAL THANKS

Danielle Beuker and Jean-Paul Meeuwissen and  Dremel Europa/Skil, for all their help in supporting this event “America and Europe together” … eight years of artistic collaboration… I hope to see you at the vernissages in both Como and Boston;

Marco Bernasconi, Fabrizio Morari and Patrizio Previtali of Banca Popolare di Bergamo, thank you,
your help was very “Precious”;

Pietro Casagrande of PRIMA s.a., thank you for believing in this project and helping us with the “Art of Shipping”;

Luigi Cavadini Councilor of Culture and Tourism of the Comune di Como, thank you for believing in this Art project from the beginning,you gave us the best Public Art spaces in town… if this exhibition is the “Talk of the town” for a month,
it will be because of your help;

Antonella Guariglia e Valentina Cavallari, thank you for all your technical support

Paolo de Santis e Barbara Rizzi of the Chamber of Commerce of Como, thank you for allowing us the use of your spaces, for being part of this project and for all your kind help;

Giuseppe Casartelli and Fausto Ricci of Kiwanis Club International of Como for your patronage of this event and for providing many contacts;

James Hull and Donna Veverka of the Laconia Gallery… a great feeling was established from the beginning… so nice to meet free spirits.. thank you both for your belief in this project… here we are, after a year–from a mere dream to reality!

15 American artists all together here in Como for the first time;

Jeanne Dasaro for agreeing to be part of the event this year with your Art-project and for your help next year in Boston;

Roberta Lietti, thanks for the participation of your gallery, it is great to see public and private spaces collaborating for one Art event;

Maria Grazia Lopez of Galleria Museum Lopez, for sharing your gallery with us, when I knew I had a jewellery Artist to exhibit in Como, my first thought was to call you…to be part of our event… and thank you for the “Tango Clandestino”;

Hermann Janach  and Alba Minadeo of Atelier Santa Caterina/Ex-libris, thank you for you Classical Music Event

Davide Berardino of Bryan s.a.s., thank you for your partnership as the web voice for this exhibition with www.boston-como.com;

Fabrizio Navarra of Avantgard Textile Design, thank you for the foulards, precious fabric for precious works of Art,
your silk artworks will cross the world;

Arch. Giacomo Pozzoli and Arch. Angelo Monti of the Ordine degli architetti di Como, thank you for your partnership and help in designing the exhibition spaces
at Chamber of Commerce;

Maurizio Giunco of Espansione TV and Cesare Baj of Corriere di Como, your Media coverage will be the “Talk of the town”;

Nicola Orichuia of Bostoniano.info our Media Partner in Boston. the voice of Italy in Boston;

Salvatore Amura of Accademia Galli of Como, thank you for joining us and for being a partner next year as well;

Xus Francés thank you for the pictures and text realized for Pietro Bellanca;

Robert Palladino, Consul for Press and Culture of the Consulate General of the United States of America in Milan,
thank you to support all the American artists and for your presence

Omar Frigerio and Oriana Pozzi of Patentando, for printing the banners and the poster for this exhibition, and for your practical help;

Romano Sassi of Tecnografica, for your help in the realisation of the catalogue and maps;

Erisinda Pennino and Antonella Chiesa and Riccardo Gorla of Villa d’Este Group (Hotel Barchetta and Hotel Palace), thank you for your help;

Germana Redaelli and Massimiliano Pini of Corto Circuito, the “Bio-side” of Catering at San Pietro in Atrio;

Corrado Sancesario, for your “stylish” Catering at Spazio Natta;

Avenue Hotel thank you for hosting some of our artists;

Emil Carnovale of Supermedia, thank you for your “high-tech” support;

Carolina Lio, thank you for curating this Art event, we started one year ago with an idea and now this great event is happening,

it has been an honour to work with you and benefit from your experience;

thanks also to Roberta Macchia for your help and for the event you organized during the exhibition and to Isabella Elena Avanzini and Kyle Johnson for your translations;

and a special thanks to all artists participating in this event, your ART is the most important thing…

I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone.. and last but not least, thanks to Jessica and Roberta Bellanca for being part of my life…
for over a year I’ve been talking about this project obsessively…it seemed so far away… but now here we are…

Let’s get on with the first part of this Art-Journey…