EXTRA. Geometries between art and design, is an event which brings together different cultural actors, promoted by Federmobili and ASCOM of the province of Vercelli, supported by the Municipality of Vercelli, and curated by Antonio De Luca and Marianna Foglia.
After the success of the first edition in 2017, EXTRA returns with an even richer program, with more exhibitors and extra space. The programme will take place at Pavilion EX18 (via Garibaldi/via Viotti), the only venue in 2017, and in two other locations, Casa d’Arte Viadeimercati (via G. B. Morosone, 3), and Palazzo Pasta.
The inauguration will be on Friday, May 25 at EX18, with a speech by artist Sirtwo (Cristiano Luparia), a writer from Vercelli who will create for EXTRA a work inspired by the Volvo XC40, car of the year 2018.
The Casa d’Arte Viadeimercati, a prestigious gallery active in the city for eighteen years, will host Project Rooms, a series of domestic scenarios, where the protagonist will be the relationship between the arts; the contemporary art of great Masters and designers will counterbalance the works of younger artists. Here will be exhibited, among others, oils by Bruno Munari, vases by Gaetano Pesce and watercolors by Giorgio Griffa.
At Palazzo Pasta (via Duomo), home of the West Sesia Irrigation Association, the works of Luca Coser will be exhibited in One show – untitled, in a dialogue with history and tradition.
On May 26th two special events organized at the Casa d’Arte Viadeimercati and Palazzo Pasta will animate the first Saturday of EXTRA; at 6 PM, at the headquarters of West Sesia there will be Echi, a saxophone performance of musician Francesco Aroni Vigone; at 7 PM, at the Casa d’Arte Viadeimercati, the piano of Silvia Belfiore will conclude the afternoon events of EXTRA.
Other music events will be held on Sunday 27 May, Friday 1 June and Sunday 3 June.
EXTRA will also offer visitors the works of a contest aimed at high school students, and, in the spaces of the EX18, will be organized educational workshops for students of lower secondary schools, organized by the Artistic High School “Ambrogio Alciati” in Trino (VC).
In the EX18 Pavilion, a restaurant area will be available every evening from 5 pm, curated by Pizza&Pasta di Vercelli.
Sponsor EXTRA 2018 are AD Tappeti, Arredamenti Prella, Bieffe Ceramiche, Borgo Divisione Luce, Giovannini Arredamenti, Mosca Ufficio Stile, Odone Angelo, Raimondo Piero, Rita Spina Design, SGA Ambienti, SAMAR, which will supply the furniture on display.
The artists and designers who will animate the second edition of EXTRA with their works are: Giorgio Biscaro, Gianni Cella, Luca Coser, Antonio De Luca, Ronaldo Farolfi, Danilo Marchi Nuti, Florencia Martinez and Giordano Quaresima.
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