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Un blog di arte e (s)cultura a Pietrasanta e nei dintorni. A blog about art and sculpture in and around Pietrasanta.
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La Dolce Vita
The Carrara-area marble quarry workers go on strike to protest Renzi’s “Jobs Act” reforms
Tonight at 9pm the Tuscany Region presents its new – and contested – Environmental Plan
“If you hang them in a museum and if they hang long enough,” said Elmyr in F is for Fake, “then they become real.”
Go figure! “The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture” exhibition at Southbank Centre, in London
From “Marble Weeks” to “Marble Wrecks.” Group organizes a mock auction of items to highlight the plundering of marble in the Apuan Alps
Camaiore exhibits copies of the Riace Bronzes, Reggio Calabria, home of the 5th C BCE originals, invokes copyright ownership
Sculpture Shock: Photographer dresses up the Riaci Bronzes in thongs, feather boas… his shoot is suspended, he gets the boot
The Marble Quarry Wars ____________ The environmentalists take on the art critic Philippe Daverio for his strong defense of the quarries
Julia Vance, Pietrasanta based sculptor’s “Me/We” sculptures stranded at Customs because they’re not recognized as … sculptures
The Marble Quarry Wars ____________ The art critic Philippe Daverio on the marble quarries: “Enough with paleolithic ideas, the Apuan Alps are beautiful because of the intervention of man”
The Marble Quarry Wars ____________ Local hiking club trail signage destroyed
“Nude Offending a Staircase” ____________ Nudity still manages to provoke, make the (art)news; … we state flatly that this post is NOT a provocation!
“Where are the women artists?” … we wonder out loud, in the “City of Art” ____________ Pietrasanta Scultura, 2014
The Quarry Controversy: Tuscany passes a compromise plan on the management of marble quarries within the Apuan Alps Natural Park – and no one is happy; scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday the 1st of July: a complete shutdown of the industry… and a “March on Florence”
24 hours to “Stop the Destruction of the Apuan Alps”
Damien Hirst’s “dead sheep” – scheduled to appear at ICASTICA, in Arezzo – angers locals and animal activists
Danger: Landslide! Stefano Pierotti’s new art provocation in Rome
Iconoclasmism ____________ Rothko’s “Black on Maroon” restored
The photo, symbol of the recent clashes in Rome becomes a sculpture at the Accademia di Carrara
A second sculpture is “banned” from the “Croce del Redentore” (Cross of the Redeemer) show in Carrara
The Tuscany Region comes back swinging. ____________ Marble Quarry Closures and the proposed Environmental Protection Plan
“In the quarry of Michelangelo, it’s war between environmentalists and quarrymen” The Italian daily ‘La Stampa’ follows the ongoing controversy over the marble quarries in the Apuan Alps
Marble Quarry Closures – The seven mayors of the Versilia stand united against Tuscany
The David trades his slingshot for an assault rifle – Italy is dismayed, shocked, outraged … well, offended!
The Mayors of all the local municipalities stand with the quarries, united against Tuscany’s Plan to shut down quarries within the Natural Park, … the Environmentalists make noise, set off smoke bombs… take a (protest) hike
48 marble quarries at risk of being shut down as part of new Tuscany Region environmental plan
“Apuane, the Water Mountains” (Valter Torri , 2009, Trailer … and because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here… but go ahead and click on the link… it’s worth a look)
La Dolce Vita … Photoshopped! Tuscany Region axes retouched images
“L’economia alternativa nelle Apuane” conference will address alternatives to the ongoing marble quarrying, this Saturday, in Lucca
Riace Bronzes on display again… finalmente!
A “dedicated space” in Pietrasanta for artists’ provocations”
Another Pietrasanta based artist surreptitiously installs a sculpture, … and, yes, donates it to the city
“Pietrasanta is a brand and it will not be colonized.” Mayor Lombardi answers contentious remarks from “rival” Carrara
New Pompeii collapses prompt calls for Culture Minister’s resignation
“Homeless Jesus” sculpture finds a home in the Vatican
“On the Paths of Destruction” hiking tour sponsored by environmental groups sets out “to defend the Apuan Alps” ____________ This Sunday, the 17th of November
The 3 New Scents of Marble: Carrara women’s collective unleashes essences of the fabled stone … and they smell like honey, vanilla, mango and amber… and of course, … marshmallow!
<Reposting: "The destruction of the Apuan Alps; the greatest environmental disaster of Europe"
UPDATE: ____________ “Stop the destruction of the Apuan Alps” – Online petition gathers steam, prompts an official response
Sculptor “occupies” Pietrasanta’s Piazza, graciously donates sculpture to the City… – in return, he gets a fine and his sculpture back
“Sculpture Shock” Qatar benches Zidane’s Headbutt
“Stop the destruction of the Apuan Alps” – Online petition gathers 4,057 signatures… so far
Henry Moore – now for more … and less. “Standing Figure” stolen, “Reclining Figure” off to auction
Gay kisses in church: the Vatican shutters the photography exhibition
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