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BELVEDERE#3

BELVEDERE#3

ROME_12th-16th DICEMBER 2012

 

 

 

BELVEDERE IS THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ABOUT VISUAL MAGAZINES AND ART BOOKS THAT I HAVE IDEATED AND IED ORGANIZES EVERY TWO YEARS. THE FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BEST VISUAL MAGAZINES, ART BOOKS AND PERIODICALS BELONGING TO THE WORLD OF VISUAL CULTURE.

THIS THIRD EDITION IS CHARACTERIZED BY THE PARTNERSHIPS WITH TWO IMPORTANT INSTITUTIONS BASED IN ROME AND HOUSING EXHIBITIONS AND NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: MACRO AND CASA DELLE LETTERATURE.

I’M VERY PROUD OF THE PRESENCE OF BELVEDERE IN A CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM. FOR THE FIRST TIME A FESTIVAL OF VISUAL MAGAZINES ENTERS A PLACE USUALLY DEVOTED TO GREAT MODERN ART EXHIBITIONS NOT AS PART OF THE SETTING BUT AS THE OBJECT OF AN EXHIBITION. THE FLOW OF IMAGES THAT IN THE NEXT DAYS WILL INVADE MACRO AND CASA DELLE LETTERATURE, MARKS THE CROSSING OF THE BORDERLINE BETWEEN ART AND EVERYDAY OBJECTS AND THE OVERCOMING OF CONSTRUCTIONS USUALLY INFLUENCING MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS WHEN THEY HAVE TO SELECT AN EXHIBITION.

IN TODAY’S CULTURE WHERE IMAGES FREELY CIRCULATE THROUGH THE INTERNET, THIS FLOW REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT STEP AHEAD TOWARDS FUTURE.

THE GALLERY OF IMAGES IS MADE OF A DIALOGUE BETWEEN IMAGES ON THE BEST MAGAZINE COVERS DISPLAYED ONE NEXT TO THE OTHER. THE COMBINATION BETWEEN IMAGES IS THE RESULT OF A JAZZ

IMPROVISATION WHERE IMAGES BELONGING TO DIFFERENT AREAS INTERACT, TURNING INTO A DIALOGUE THE CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC OF THOSE IMAGES IS THAT OF BEING STRONGLY EVOCATIVE; THEY CATCH THE ATTENTION BECAUSE OF THE INTRIGUING SHAPES AND MYSTERIOUS FIGURES ABLE TO TELL A TALE. A TALE LEGIBLE TURNING OVER THE PAGES OF THE CALENDAR INSPIRED BY THE AGES OF LIFE CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED TO REVEAL THE MALE, FEMALE AND ARTS LIFE CYCLES.

LUIGI VERNIERI_BELVEDERE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
IED ROME VISUAL COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR