1. We're only in it for the money - Don Manuel Bueno Martire (Diego Perucci) exhibition at Casa Là Farm Gallery


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    ENG Diego is 29 years old, he comes from Brescia and he lives in Siena. He's on top on everything he does: painting, writing, direction. We cannot exhibit him in person, so we decide to show his works. We're only in it for the money (1968) is the title of one of Frank Zappa and the Mothers most iconoclastic albums. This amazingly creative musician didn't loose the occasion to be sarcastic with some of the most hypocrite aspects of Sixties american culture. Many reflections and discussions were already made about consumerism, massive spreading of dopes and manipulation of protest movements. The album title refers directly to the Beatles, who realized Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (1967)following some popular flower power culture trends only for gaining success and earnings. It has to be said that Zappa itself did the same thing, but only to have a broader audience and media attention. All these things happened 46 years ago, when pop culture was at its best. That period has been hugely idealized and mystified; nevertheless, it can be considered not so different from nowadays: people who have (or had) a job use their power against people who will never get it; the poors exploitment continues to grant privileges and wealthy to the upper classes. Diego Perucci is clearly inspired by American Op Art. The precise style and the repeted geometries are used toghether with psychedelic and fantastic elements, realizing a perfect mix of dreams and rationality. In his ink artworks, the lack of colours makes us feel the artwork skeleton, which has been realized after a deep spatial reflection. The void is one of the primary elements in Diego Perucci artworks, so deeply influenced by the Sixties art. We're only in it for the money. Which money? Underground art is hard to sell; nevertheless, houses host frequently on their walls many banal paintings, or worse, many lo-fi prints of famous paintings, which cost is substantially higher of an underground artist works. Can underground art be an economic resource and a gratification for artists? Of course yes, especially outside the traditional art market who burden them. This exhibition has also a metaphoric, deeper meaning: profit or not, art stands and resists. That's why the title can be read also with an ironical eye: even if you continue to invest in something banal or lacking any esthetical value, we are here, with ours ideas and projects, ready to challenge the sewer wave of triviality. The curator: Sandro Fracasso

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    • FOR FOOD - opium new year


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      facebook.com/forfood forfoodforfood.wordpress.com forfood.bandcamp.com/album/dont-believe-in-time

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      • anons of "mail art" workshop with DohVinci from Hasbro


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        Hasbro, the famous American toy company, has developed what it is calling the world’s first handheld 3D Play-Doh printer for kids, DohVinci. Also Hasbro created DohVinci art studio and invited popular creative instagram bloggers to make online workshop for kids. We were happy to work with amazing mail-art artist @nasyakopteva for 5 online lessons.

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        • Paris, rue Saint Jacques 198 - mail art exhibition at Casa Là Farm Gallery Paris


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          Mail art international exhibition held in Paris the 13th of September 2014. Curator: Sandro Fracasso. Outfitting and organization of the event: Martina Marolda.

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          • Paris, Rue Saint Jacques 198 - ITA


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            Mostra internazionale di mail art allestita per una sola notte e in forma riservatissima il 13 settembre 2014 a Casa Là Farm Gallery Paris. Curatela: Sandro Fracasso. Allestimento e organizzazione: Martina Marolda.

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            • Cadavres Exquis - Bibliothèque Chiroux 2014


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              Cadavres exquis : ateliers, mail art, appel à participation, exposition évolutive... le tout à la bibliothèque Chiroux en collaboration avec Les Ateliers d'Art Contemporain et l'asbl Pari. La présente vidéo a été conçue et réalisée par les Ateliers d'Art Contemporain pour la Province de Liège et la bibliothèque Chiroux, dans le cadre de leur partenariat.

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              • Gifted Artworks 2014


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                Artworks from Mail Art artists from all around the world who gifted Pietro Romano Matarrese with their art.

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                • West presents: Rod Summers


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                  Home & Away #1: The Archive: Rod Summers Thursday, 12.06.2014, West Den Haag More info: http://westdenhaag.nl/exhibitions/14_03_Autonomy_Exchange_Archive -- About Rod Summers (b. 1943, Dorset UK) Based in Maastricht, Summers is a sound, visual, conceptual artist, performance poet, dramatist, mail artist and book artist, publisher, archivist, and lecturer on intermedia. The results of Summers' multiple, art-related activities have often appeared as part of his concept of VEC (Visual, Experimental, Concrete), which he originated in 1973. It is estimated that Summers has the one of the largest privately owned artist produced audio-archives. http://www.vecworldservice.net/

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                  • BuildingaVillage2014


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                    A looped video of the creation of the village in the Building a Village project initiated through social media by Pam Hall in April 2013. The "village" was created by collaborators around the world who marked and manipulated small cardboard houses provided by the artist and returned them to her in St. John's Newfoundland, where more than 300 of them are now on display at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery as part of Hall's larger exhibition HouseWork(s). For more information on the project see www.pamhall.ca

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                    • Besos, Lina (I'll never really learn to know you)


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                      "Besos, Lina" es un vídeo que recoge fragmentos de una correspondencia real encontrada en el rastro de Valencia, mantenida entre 1984 y 1990 entre una chica sueca y un chico español, de la cual tan solo tenemos las cartas que ella le envió a él. La primera de las cartas retrata precisamente el instante en que se encontraron por primera vez en un viaje en tren por Europa, y que les llevaría a continuar manteniendo una intensa relación en la distancia. www.naranjayrojo.wix.com/besoslina

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