Saturday, November 4, 2017

THE CINI FOUNDATION 2017: MY TWO WINGS







Sir Roger Scruton, Jacob Burda, Alan Lawson, Hubert Burda, Raymond Tallis, John Burnside, Maria Furtwangler, Julian Spalding, Alison Sudol, Andrew Huddleston, Michael Lesslie, Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen, Gillian Clarke, Marc Vinciguerra





                                           
                                   



LECTURE ON THE THEOLOGY OF THE FUTURE

















Monday, October 23, 2017

PREPARING FOR VENICE SHOW




I am delighted that my favorite Theologian has agreed to write the catalogue of the Triptych for Venice. There will be two catalogues published one luxury edition numbered and signed by the artist and another catalogue published at 12 000 copies.





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

THE BAPTISM OF THE TRIPTYCH IN VENICE




I was in Venice for multiple reasons recently and I met with the curators of my show next year. My Opus Magnum The Triptych of The Religion of Atheism will premiere in Venice. The past years participants of this show were Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Sir Anthony Gormley, Hermann Nitsch, Joseph Kosuth among other many talented artists. I am honored to have been chosen this year to participate. A five hundred pages catalogue will be published.

















Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ANOTHER BOOK PUBLISHED




So hysterically happy to see my art in a new publication graced with incredible texts by Sir Roger Scruton who wrote a sublime manuscript called The Point of Intersection of the Timeless with Time and other texts by Julian Spalding who is I believe the John Ruskin of our times and many other illuminated minds that I had the immense privilege to share the Fellowship with in the monastery of the Fondation Cini. Jacob Burda and Alan Lawson have created what is the highest cultural circle in Europe today where High Art and High Philosophy meet to create the future of Art. Like the president of the Foundation Cini Pasquale Gagliardi told me eloquently two days ago quoting Gustav Mahler, what we care about is ''the Fire of Tradition''. To follow the thought of Gustav Mahler, we are Adoring the fire and not the ashes. The Alpine Fellowship makes it every year more and more clear to the world that the Golden Age of culture is not lost. We will regain the right for art to be deep and sublime.
















Sunday, July 23, 2017

FOUNDATION CINI 2017



I am honored to have been invited for the fourth time at the Foundation Cini during The Alpine Fellowship 2017. The greatest philosophers of our time will gather again with a small group of artists to envision the future of Art and Philosophy in a closed monastery. It is one of the most beautiful experience of my life to be part of the conversation for the past 4 years. For me to walk on the Palladian pavement in such company is like breathing the oxygen of a transcendental world. Each time I have the privilege to stay in this extraordinary gathering, the words of Schelling are beating in my heart :


'' I AM SPEAKING OF A MORE SACRED ART. AN ART THAT IN THE WORDS OF

ANTIQUITY IS THE TOOL OF THE GODS. THE PROCLAIMER OF DIVINE MYSTERIES.

THE UNVEILER OF THE IDEAS. I AM SPEAKING ABOUT THIS UNBORN BEAUTY WHOSE

UNDESECRATED RADIANCE DWELLS IN AND ONLY IN PURER AND ILLUMINATED

SOULS.''


Schelling The Philosophy of Art ( 1804 )







Saturday, July 15, 2017

VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE 2018



I have been invited next year as a sculptor to show my work during the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018. My beloved Triptych The Religion of Atheism will be installed in a Venetian/Gothic/Byzantine fifteen century Palazzo for 6 months in front of the Grand Canal. For the first time during the Biennale of Architecture a foundation has chosen 30 sculptors in the world to show their work near architects. I am enchanted to see that the bond between sculpture and architecture that disappeared for one hundred years is starting again.












Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Marriage of Atheism and the Sacred (2016-2017)





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