Carlo Alfano: Tra L’io E L’altro
The film retraces the oeuvre of Carlo Alfano by reconstructing a complete cross-section of the complex imaginary of the Neapolitan artist who prematurely passed away in 1990.
The documentary strives to approach an intense, elusive artistic path and deliberately refuses to provide definitions. The artist’s voice, interpreted by actor Lino Musella, guides us in the discovery of his works which arose from the constant tension in exploring the significance of representation, of painting and, in a more philosophical sense, of the existence of man suspended on the undefinable threshold between ego and others.
It was the opening film of the 24th edition of the ‘Artecinema’ festival held at San Carlo theatre in Naples.
The Garden That Doesn’t Exist
Since Giorgio Bassani’s book ‘The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’ was published in 1962 and later was adapted to an Oscar winning film by Vittorio De Sica, people from all over the world come to Ferrara to look for this garden.
‘The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’ tells the story of the unfulfilled love between two young Jews from Ferrara, Giorgio and Micol. When the fascist racial laws are enacted in the late 30’s, they create a safe haven within the walls of the Finzi Continis’ garden – a refuge from the rapidly changing reality.
The documentary ‘The Garden that doesn’t exist’ follows the people whose lives were touched by the book and who carry the garden in their hearts. The film explores the myths and the reasons that attract people to this locus amoenus, an imaginary parallel world we create in order to deal with the chaos of the reality outside.
Today, when the world is experiencing another wave of nationalism, fear and intolerance, the quest for our own ‘Garden of the Finzi Continis’ has become more relevant than ever.
Brioni | The Bespoke Service
Alto Piano has been asked by Brioni to conceive and produce the new Brioni Bespoke Fall Winter 2020 digital campaign.
We tried to emphasize the uniqueness of the experience: What does a bespoke garment mean?
We thought of a light, playful and appealing tale. We enjoyed revealing the different stages of production of a tailor-made garment using different techniques such as the stop motion and motion graphics alongside with illustrations and collage still- lifes of products and components.
The result is a unified video divided into different episodes with a decidedly dynamic and interesting character.
Prada | Summer Mood
Summer Mood explores urban and natural settings to tell a story about a trip through a graphic whirl of metropolitan scenes and exotic suggestions.
As if in a post card, the flowing silhouettes of cotton outfits become a canvas that narrates, through vibrantly colored contrasting prints, a surreal journey to major cities around the globe. The boxy, men’s-style shirts with bowling collar and geometric and floral motifs are paired with slip-on knit sneakers and boat shoes, an expression of modern casual elegance. Wicker and leather bags and accessories such as nylon hats enhance the refined, contemporary charm.
Frigoriferi Milanesi | The Unexpected Subject
The exhibition was held at the Frigoriferi Milanesi, in collaboration with MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Frittelli Arte Contemporanea and FLASH ART.
The exhibition has been realized thanks to the contribution of Dior.
In June 1978 at the Venice Biennale there was the women’s exhibition “Materializzazione del linguaggio”, curated by Mirella Bentivoglio; on the occasion of which about eighty artists – including Tomaso Binga, Lucia Marcucci, Irma Blank, Maria Lai, Giulia Niccolai, Mira Schendel, Anna Oberto, Patrizia Vicinelli, – made their entrance to the Biennale claiming loudly space and visibility in a place traditionally difficult for women to conquer. As part of the same edition of the Biennale, an anthological exhibition pays tribute to Ketty La Rocca, the protagonist of the Italian neo-avant-garde, who passed away in 1976 at the age of just thirty-eight and is now in the collections of MoMA and the Centre Pompidou. At the same time, at the Magazzini del Sale, the Biennale also gives space to the feminist group “Immagine” of Varese and to the group “Donne/Immagine/Creatività” of Naples.
Fondazione Prada | Jannis Kounellis, Venice
“Jannis Kounellis”, curated by Germano Celant, is the major retrospective dedicated to the artist following his death in 2017. Developed in collaboration with Archivio Kounellis, the project brings together more 60 works from 1959 to 2015, from both Italian and international museums , as well as from important private collections both in Italy and abroad. The show explores the artistic and exhibition history of Jannis Kounellis (Piraeus 1936 – Rome 2017), establishing a dialogue between his works and the eighteenth-century spaces of Ca’ Corner della Regina.
Brioni | Bespoke Fall Winter 2019
Alto Piano has been asked by Brioni to conceive and produce the new Brioni Bespoke Fall Winter 2019 digital campaign.
“Brioni Bespoke arrives everywhere” is the tagline that highlights their refined and efficient made-to-measure service, now available worldwide.
With an ironic slant and modern touch we chose to narrate the spirit of adventure that typifies Brioni Master Tailors, to demonstrate the boundless possibilities and flare of their Bespoke services. We had fun!
Prada | Rong Zhai | Postcards
While Prada is a luxury fashion brand, they have a longstanding relationship with both radical contemporary architecture and exquisite historic preservation around the world. The unveiling of Prada Rong Zhai, a meticulously restored historic early 20th-century mansion in central Shanghai, marks the latest in this ongoing investigation into the form and language of design.
We have been involved by April with the documentation of the spaces and the production of evocative and suggestive contents. We have choosen to mark the inspirational mood of the Villa appealing to the early century practice of sending postcards, translating this into a series of animated frames, with a gentle touch of fashion.
Buren & Kapoor | Galleria Continua
Alto Piano has been asked to documentate the show of Buren and Kapoor at Galleria Continua that pays tribute to two of the most significant figures of the international art scene: artists whose work has had an enduring impact on art from the 20th to the 21st century.
Palazzo Barberini & MAXXI | Eco E Narciso
With 37 works by 25 artists from the collections of the Barberini Corsini National Gallery and the MAXXI, the exhibition brings together ancient and contemporary art on the theme of portraits and self-portraits.
From Caravaggio to Giulio Paolini, from Raffaello to Richard Serra, from Bernini to Yan Pei Ming, from Piero di Cosimo to Kiki Smith, from Luigi Ontani to Pietro da Cortona, the works tell the themes of temporality, the representation of power, eroticism, intimacy and the exotic.
Antony Gormley | Human
From 26 April 2015, Florence has host the work of Antony Gormley, one of the most acclaimed sculptors working today. The exhibition HUMAN followed on from the success of exhibitions by Zhang Huan, which marked the reopening of the Forte di Belvedere in 2013 and Giuseppe Penone in 2014. Curated by Sergio Risaliti and Arabella Natalini, HUMAN brought together over one hundred works by Gormley in the inner rooms of the villa, the bastions, the staircases and the terraces, to occupy every side of the 16th century fortress with its extraordinary views over the city and the surrounding hills.