Open dialogues: Alice Padovani

by Margaret Sgarra, contemporary art curator

Mangiare la luce

Alice Padovani, after a degree in Philosophy and Visual Arts, worked for several years in contemporary theater as actress and director, developing her own path as a visual artist and performer. She has exhibited in personal, collective and museum exhibitions on a national and international level, receiving numerous awards and recognitions. Her works are part of some important private and public collections in Italy and abroad.

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Open dialogues: Paola Calcatelli

by Margaret Sgarra, contemporary art curator

Paola Calcatelli is a visual artist specialized in photography and multi-material installations with a predilection for ice and metallic materials. At the center of her research are the concepts of transformation and memory. She exhibited in many collective and personal exhibitions.


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Who’s next?… Arturo Nathan

by Valentina Biondini, art and literature amateur

Solitudine, 1930

If you ask Who’s Next? I answer that my name is Arturo Nathan and I was an Italian painter of Jewish origin. For the themes I deal with in my painting I have been defined as “the solitary contemplator”, precisely because of the poignant way in which I was able to transpose the contemplation of the end of things onto the canvas. Here’s my story.. Read more

Open dialogues: interview with La Chigi

by Margaret Sgarra, contemporary art curator

Adoration (Janas), 2020

La Chigi, a multi-material artist born in Bassano Del Grappa, defines herself as “a creator of small worlds”. Her works focus on the individual struggling with existence, and with the relationships one develops during this time frame. The installations she created highlight the concept of utopian, dystopian, ordinary or extraordinary “history”. She took part in several collective and personal exhibitions, creating, among other things, participatory art projects. Currently she lives and works in Trento. Read more

Photography and matter: the visual imagery of Darren Harvey-Regan

by Romina Ciulli e Carole Dazzi

In materia, 2023

The work of the English artist Darren Harvey-Regan returns a photographic imagery in which the simplicity of the material underlies a complexity of meaning and vice versa. In fact, his works create a connection between the represented subject, the photographic representation of the object and the exhibited photograph itself. This relationship generates an aesthetic tension that takes possession of photography and sculpture to deepen the themes of his artistic research. Read more