SETTING-UP AND OPENING OF GRAND-ART ART SHOW IN MILANO

November 10th through 12th, 2017, “The Mall” – the new exhibition space in the Porta Nuova district – stages the first edition of GrandArt, Modern and Contemporary Art fair.

Setting-up Grand Art

Setting-up Grand Art, Modern and Contemporary Art fair

Just over the entrance of this show, one experiences the nice feeling of being surrounded by objects one can appreciate without being compelled into acrobatic mental concoctions. Alleluiah! Continue reading

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CODERDOJO EVENT IN MILANO

From CoderDojo website: «The Foundation of CoderDojo was established in 2013 [in Ireland] by co-founder James Whelton to provide a structured entity to support the rapid expansion of a global movement.

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so». Continue reading

MISSONI’S HEADQUARTERS IN SUMIRAGO

Sumirago is a village 15 km from Golasecca, Rosita Missoni’s birth place. Along with her son Luca and her daughter Angela, she is the owner of the homonymous fashion house.

Ottavio’s work desk, about to be moved inside the Company Museum. Nikon D810, 78 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/100″ ƒ4 ISO 800

Well known for its colorful garments, Missoni was founded by Rosita and her husband Ottavio “Tai” Missoni (1921-2013) in Gallarate in 1953.

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SEBASTIÃO SALGADO – “KUWAIT. A DESERT ON FIRE”

Sebastião Salgado 25 years after the I Gulf War.

Sebastião Salgado does not need a presentation. In October 2017, the photographer was in Milan to promote his book and the exhibit, Kwait. A desert on fire. A couple of thousand people attended the event.

Sebastião Salgado, Kuwait. A desert on fire

Sebastião Salgado, Kuwait. A desert on fire. Fondazione Forma per la fotografia Milano

We arrived at the location in front of Forma Gallery around 9:45 AM. At that time the situation was manageable. Cristina set the tripod and I found an available chair. Continue reading

SALINAS DE LEVANTE IN ES TRENC

The rosey coloration is given by the microorganisms still sitting within the crystals of salt. Salinas d’Es Trenc, Island of Mallorca. Nikon D750, 110 mm (80.0-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/400 ƒ/4.8 ISO 250

The Salinas de Levante are placed in an area, ranging 135 hectare of marshland in the South-East of Mallorca, mayor island in the Spanish archipelago of the Baleares. Thanks to its appointment to “Natural Area of Special Landscape and Rural Interest”, this area is protected from the real estate development and shielded from mass tourism. Continue reading

VOLTERRA FORMER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Volterra, former psychiatric asylum, Maragliano Pavillion. January 2017. Nikon D810, 24 mm ( 24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/6" ƒ/8 ISO 64.

Volterra, former psychiatric asylum, Maragliano Pavillion

Mental asylums radiate a mysterious allure soaked with anguish, injustice, prevarication and deceit.

Volterra former psychiatric hospital originated from an economic evaluation. In the XVIII century, the community of Pisa used to send its own mental patients at a dear price to Siena. To save money, the city launched an offer that was met by Volterra. Therefore, the Mendicity Hospice of this town welcomed the initial body of mental patients and, in 1989 the Mental Asylum was established. The first pavilion was erected near a hilltop called Poggio alle Croci. Continue reading