COLLAGE exhibition by Luca Galofaro
/Think about Architecture/
Never has the boundary between Art and Design become so subtle, faint, almost inexistent
A path created by antoniolupi: a new goal that leads us to reflect on representation and on the city and architecture, through images and drawings. It started with the exhibition "Sezione di paesaggio anonimo", which collected the drawings of Beniamino Servino, the path now continues and is articulated with a program of exhibitions and events curated by Luca Galofaro, architect, professor and curator of the next Biennale Of Architecture at Frac Center in Orléans.
The COLLAGE exhibition was inaugurated on September 25th 2017.
The "Pietra e Fuoco" showroom in the Tuscan antoniolupi headquarters becomes Stage of the COLLAGE exhibition by Luca Galofaro. The space has been transformed for the occasion into a real art gallery in which the pictorial works are contextualized in a perfect balance between space and time. Never has the boundary between Art and Design become so subtle, faint, almost inexistent. In fact, contamination is becoming more frequent and we can say that we are in a total evolving scenario. Art inspires and excites, Design develops a concept and becomes functional: we might think that the two go in different directions.
The origins of my images have different backgrounds. The fragments are extracted from files, the origin is however Important because it guards times and places that interact with memory. Postcards, photographs of architecture and landscapes, paintings, personal photos, overlap constantly
Luca Galofaro is one of the founders of the IaN + architecture studio. Lecturer in urban design at Confluence of Lyon, taught at The Bartlett School of Architecture of London, at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris and at Kent State University in Florence.
Author of numerous books, including "Artscapes. Art as an approach to contemporary Landscape "(Gustavo Gili, 2003 / Postmediabooks, 2006) and " Aristide Antonas "(Libria, 2015), he writes for Art and Criticism, Domus and Abitare. He is author of two architecture blogs: The Booklist and The Imagelist.
From our side, we wanted to offer a new way of living art: artists in our company place side by side their works to our products offering a new vision of art and put it In touch with contemporary design and that of art.
History of combining art and design for antoniolupi – Antonio Lupi is not new to collaborations with artists: the first being in 2007 with Anne and Patrick Poirier, well known international artists. Their works have been on display in the Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris, at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Bruxelles, at the MOMA, Museum Moderner Kunst of Vienna, etc. Vascabarca was the absolute first experience that Antonio Lupi had in the art world bonded with uniqueness and pure emotion. The two artist created a unique piece: a sculpture of a boat that functions as a bathtub. Function does not prevail over emotion: the function is enhanced an absolute dense moment of emotion….bathing with art…….This work marks the beginning of a new path that binds more and more the experience of design to that of art, creating a context of contamination that significantly marks the brand's growth.
Antonio Lupi today expresses the desire to experiment, to create objects that remain in time, which restore emotional thickness to the bathroom environment, a physical and symbolic place not merely of purely physical pleasure but also of ever more mental and spiritual pleasure. The added value of this business choice is great: with this approach to the world of art, Antonio Lupi wishes to be recognized not only as a producer of quality projects of great beauty, but also as a promoter of cultural enrichment, being able to create artistic works by eternal beauty. The path, started some years ago, is increasingly finding its significance and has the potential for expressing future planning still rich in original initiatives and stimulants.