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 this 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 month in front of the Grand Canal.












Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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





                           THE AMERICAN VERSION                





                               THE VENETIAN VERSION




                               THE SALZBURG VERSION






Saturday, September 17, 2016

A NEW PUBLICATION



So delighted to know that a book is going to be published at the end of the year archiving all the artists who lived in this studio in Italy that was the hub of Victorian artists. Leonard de Vinci, Wagner, Strauss, Henri James, Baselitz, Cosima Wagner, Bocklin and being the last artist in time who worked in this studio I will join this long chain of artists that will be spoken about in this extraordinary history of a mysterious  deconsecrated monastery where works of art have been born, from the Adoration of the Magi to the Triptych of Secular Transcendence. I asked the scholar this evening under the loggia if she found a link between all these artists through the centuries and she said yes, they all conceived mentally there works here. Like if this place was what I always thought it was, a metaphysical womb calling by some sort of power of geomancy the artists that IT wants. This book on top of being an important historical document will also in my opinion  feature as a subtext the unwritten link between architecture and  mysticism.

Friday, September 9, 2016

FOUNDATION CINI VENICE 2016







Sir Roger Scruton, jacob Burda, Alan Lawson, Marc Vinciguerra, Hubert Burda, Maria Furtwängler, Raymond Tallis, Julian Spalding, Mark Wrathall, Andrew Graham Dixon, Pasquale Gagliardi, Harry Eyres, Shaun Berke






Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FOUNDATION CINI : TO REMETAPHYSIZE ART



I am most delighted to be invited to the Foundation Cini in Venice.  For the third year in a row, as an artist, I will be joining the distinguished Alpine Fellowship.  I am honored and humbled to be part of this cloister of extraordinary minds.To bring back philosophers and artists together is one of the most important task for our civilization today. Philosophy and Art together will remetaphysize art and that is exactly what is needed and it is what I am trying to do in sculpture since 20 years.Did I say art ? No I meant Art this activity that use to be civilization-defining since 7000 years. I can't wait to see you my friends...