Tutti invitati all’attesa cerimonia di Accensione dell’albero in Piazza della Riforma, momento inaugurale del Natale in Piazza: il 1° dicembre a partire dalle 17:15 Michelangelo Cavadini e Filippo Morandi scalderanno l’atmosfera con ospiti, giochi e gadget, accompagnati dalla musica di Luis Landrini;
Attività creative gratuite rivolte a bambini da 5 a 10 anni, e spazio di socializzazione per adulti e bambini di altre età.
12 March - 13 August 2023
Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana – sede LAC, Lugano
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6
Rita Ackermann’s exhibition titled ‘Hidden’ will focus on a selection of recent paintings in relation to the artist’s early works from the 1990s.
The exhibition will encompass nearly fifty paintings and drawings developed over the past 30 years in New York City.
Rita Ackermann was born in 1968 in Budapest, Hungary and lives and works in New York City. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Budapest and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from the years of 1989 to 1992.
Ackermann invented images that became instant sensations, perturbing young girls that are now part of the universe of global imagery. Her drawings and paintings between 1993-95 (which will be included in the exhibition “Hidden”) depict compositions of adolescent female figures of clonelike multiples engaging in various self-destructive and hazardous activities. Her early works with their ambiguous presence serve as bridges between high and low culture, just as the myths and folk tales which often serve as merits to Ackermann’s compositions.
Twenty years later she would abandon the figure, erasing the very matter of her own work. In her ‘Mama’ series, a complex layering of visual language oscillates between abstraction and figuration into a subconscious unfolding of form—concealed deeply in the abstraction of the omnipresence. In early 2022 Ackermann began her latest series of paintings titled, ‘War Drawings’. Oil, china maker and acrylic are heavily worked into the surface of raw linen. Figures are lost, lines are scraped away to reveal shattered compositions. Each of the paintings subjugated by disaster as a purifying element for inevitable harmony.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Mousse Publishing.
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The Mixtape, pop choir born in 2020 within the MAT Artistic Center and directed by Maria Silvia Roli.
Mixtape Pop Choir is made up of twenty-five boys between the ages of 14 and 20, and boasts a repertoire ranging from American pop hits to songs from the most famous musicals, allowing you to play with modern, classical and gospel sounds.
Have you ever wondered if Beethoven was born in New Orleans in the heyday of blues music? If Mozart had known Miles Davis? How would they write their music? Would they achieve the same fame as Jazzmen, Rock Stars or Bluesmen?
In this musical mental exercise, trying to give an answer to these questions, Igor Caiazza and Matteo Sarti eclectic musicians and composers, with their baggage in the field of classical music and at the same time great jazz experience propose a jazz reinterpretation of the themes most beautiful classical music by Mozart, Bach and Beethoven to then delve into the fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev.As with the original version, each character of the work is represented by a different instrument which in this case, however, since it is a Jazz Band rather than a symphony orchestra, the instruments, harmonies and rhythms that accompany the characters take on a completely different flavour. The structure, themes and tonality of the work remain unchanged, but the harmonies and rhythms become modern. Thus, ranging from Swing to Latin, from Rock to Ballad.
To shed light on the musical project, the presence of important names from the world jazz scene will shine, Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet, Nico Gori on clarinet, Alessandro Tedesco on trombone and Luca Bulgarelli on double bass.
The "Pierino and the Wolf in Jazz" project is a light but at the same time intellectual, comic but profound show, for children and adults, for Jazz and music enthusiasts.