Archive for month: August, 2015

Spazio Arte – Keziat

22 Aug
August 22, 2015
La Rivoluzione di Milo -Keziat

La Rivoluzione di Milo -Keziat

BIOGRAPHY

Born in San Severo (Italy) in 1973, Keziat Terracciano, alias Keziat, approaches the world of visual arts at an early age. In 1998 she graduates at the Academy of Fine Arts in Foggia (Apulia) and begins to collaborate with galleries and publishing houses in Italy and abroad. Since then Keziat has presented her works in Venice, Rome, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Porto, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Florence, Milan, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Singapore.

From 1996 to 2003 Keziat creates mainly paintings on canvas characterized by the representation of lunar, fantastic and mysterious worlds. From 2003 to 2008 she focuses on woman figures in an intimate, erotic and grotesque vein. During these years she draws numerous cartoons and illustrations for major publishing companies such as Enciclopediae Britannica (Chicago), Synergebooks (New York), 123Publishing House (Hong Kong), Altar Magazine (New York) and Clock Magazine (Los Angeles). Since 2006 Keziat collaborates with Violipiano Arts creating and producing interdisciplinary performance of music, dance, theater and visual arts. Projects such as Music for Your Eyes, Archi Liberi, Silenzio Assoluto or Fiddler in the Loop are the result of a constant research in the world of animation and video art.

Visionaria, her latest cycle of works, begins in 2009 with several black & white ink drawings on big sheet of paper and canvas. Subsequently it is enriched by various video animations, installations and performances. Her works become an introspective journey, a contemporary vision that of the world filtered through the lens of imagination. In 2010 the video animation Memoria di un Folle wins the fifth edition of MAGMART, the international video art festival presented in collaboration with PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli; made in stop motion, it is acquired by the permanent collection of CAM, the Contemporary Art Museum of Casoria (Italy). In 2012 and 2013 Visionaria becomes an international exhibition project; five solo shows with different themes and curators in five different spaces such as the MAT  Museo dell’Alto Tavoliere of San Severo (Italy), the Cultural Center Elsa Morante in Rome (Italy), Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ in New York, the Sabiana Paoli Art Gallery in Singapore and the Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam. Recently she has crafted a video animation logo for Hollywood company Umano Productions which will open all their films.

 

Keziat Biografia

Keziat Biografia

 

www.keziat.net

 

KEZIAT “HYBRIDS”

22 Aug
August 22, 2015

 

Hybrids

Hybrids

The word vision, besides meaning the physiologic act of seeing, means also something fantastic, extraordinary due to a prodigious event or a hallucination.

The prodigious event for an artist is art: it identifies with his own life and expresses his worked out vision of the world: ”vision” in the sense of a whole of thoughts and feeling flowing from his relation with reality. This is the case of Keziat.

If in every culture miracles are carried out by gods, demiurges or persons endowed with extraordinary capacities, we can assent that the artist is a demiurge of the imaginary, a creator of fictions worlds, a worker-out of reality. In his works he makes the observer discover elements in which he can recognize a part of himself and of his story or provokes questions which reveal other ways of looking at reality.

Then the miracle is showing art as an extra-ordinary relation.

In her works Keziat gives life to imaginary creatures  and worlds. In her drawings ”other” realities break “the taboos of a merely retinol vision” (Andrè Breton) just as it happens in dreaming. They show us polymorphous beings and animals genetically modified by fantasy or unusually expressive fishes peering at us from inside computer screens and broken tv sets. The screen instead of the face (expressiveness, communication) and of the mind (rationality and emotion) lays emphasis on the limit between real and virtual. On which we more and more often walk like rope-walkers and let our thoughts be oriented by television and computer. Electronic boxes, where the whole world seems contained, actually the deceitful mirrors showing manipulated parts of reality.

The reinventing of reality by Keziat doesn’t claim likelihood, rather it offers fantastic shelters to ponder over  daily life often too arid and schizophrenic. There are worlds peopled  by birds in the Lewis Carroll way with long legs and trumpet shaped beaks playing soothing melodies.

In the china ink triptych “The tree of dreams”, next to the musician bird, there is a screen reminding  us of anxious nightmare reality. In the central panel  the tree leaves become fishes flying and chasing one another to give life to the outline of a city which in its turn becomes hat and hair of a person emerging from inside an egg, a kind of Platonic cave.

The short animation “Memoria di un folle” /“A madman’s recollection”  is made up of a series of drawings with the same characters as on paper artworks. The world of the artist is all in her head, in her look open to the visionary, madness which gives birth to “the omnipotence of dreams”. Like the snail in the video let us yield  to day-dreaming, let us go into the world  of Keziat’s wonders where every why has multiple never definitive answers.

Just as in a dream, but with wide open eyes.

Emanuela De Notariis

www.keziat.net

 

KEZIAT “HYBRIDS” 13 September – 11 November 2015

Vernissage 13 September 7.00 pm

Relais Rione Ponte, via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 20 ( 00186) Rome

L'Albero dei sogni

L’Albero dei sogni

 

 

Piazza Navona

07 Aug
August 7, 2015

Perhaps the most famous baroque square in Rome, built in the late 17th century by Pope Innocent X° Pamphilji, on the site of the stadium that the emperor Domitian had built in the first century and which perfectly preserves the shape of the arena. The stadium was meant for athletic competitions, which the Romans called Agones, hence the old name ‘Circus Agonalis’, which could accommodate 30,000 spectators. Later the name of the place that was named ‘in agone’ and then for corruption ‘Navona‘.

Piazza Navona

During the middle ages the piazza had no particular relevance for Romans’ life, whereas starting from the Renaissance it became very popular thanks to the transfer of the daily market, selling vegetables, meat and much more. It became a meeting point of selling and soon also of celebrations and processions.

The Spaniards of the Church of San Giacomo (now the Church of our Lady of the Sacred Heart) were the first at introducing the procession of Easter morning, and very soon all the celebrations which up to that moment had taken place between Testaccio, via del Corso and many other sites in the city, moved to Piazza Navona.

Moreover, at the end of sixth century, Pope Gregory XIII Boncompagni wanted the fountains that adorn the two ends of the square to be placed there, the fountain of the Moor and the fountain of Neptune, both designed by Giacomo Della Porta, as well as a trough.

But the true luck of the square was the advent of Pope Innocent X Pamphilji in the mid 1600 who started a real reconstruction. At first he commissioned the architect Girolamo Rainaldi to build the family Palace, now the Embassy of Brazil, back in time house of one of the most famous and powerful women in Rome: the ‘Pimpaccia’ — Donna Olimpia Maidalchini, wife of the brother of the Pope, soon widow who gained the trust of the Pope and became so wealthy to become the mistress of the city.

His greatest credit was to convince the Pope Innocent X to commission Gian Lorenzo Bernini the fountain of the four rivers, still the most famous monument of the square along with the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone by Francesco Borromini, built on the site of the martyrdom of a young Christian, and many others like her who lost their lives during the persecution of the Empire of Domitian, in his own stadium.

Piazza Navona Summer time

Piazza Navona Summer time

Piazza Navona balconies

Piazza Navona balconies

After the glorious Baroque, Piazza Navona became one of the most popular places in Rome. In 1870 it was paved with the famous ‘cobblestones’.

Today it is still a place for people to meet, with many artists who daily exhibit and sell their works, but also-and above all-with the Christmas market and the feast of the Epiphany, with the historic ‘Befana’ that everyone waits on the night of January 6.

 

Stadio di Domiziano

Una vista dello Stadio di Domiziano

Text by Mary Di Giamberardino

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