Lazagne Magazine 2013 Issues
Lazagne Magazine was a online quarterly magazine on contemporary art and culture. This publication was created to promote the work of european artists.
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Lazagne Magazine is a online publication created to promote the work of european artists: emerging and now, but very tasty artists.
Our task will be soaking these pages of names and curiosity by following our taste which is mostly consistent with an essential search of sensations.
In the infinite stream of images that hit us every day and makes tense our critical thinking by forcing us to eat, almost
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we have thought to propose you, although not perfect, an healthy and hopefully tasty lasagna.
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LAZAGNE MAGAZINE ISSUE#1 SEPT | OCT | NOV 2012
MARIANO MARINI ISSUE # 1
We are waiting for Mariano.
It's 1.00 am. We are waiting for Mariano in a club that vaguely reminds one of the Tacheles one in Berlin. There is a concert going on tonight: electronic / experimental / ambient / contemporary classic styles, all mixed up. We are here, waiting, with this music in the background ... There he comes! He has a big smile on, and he asks for a beer.
Here it is ... the artist.I am not an artist. That's not me, I'm just a photographer. I love photography so much, I do not want to replace with the photographer. I am a "craftsman of photography", using my hands and my eyes. How would I be able to take pictures without them? , That is a sort of "osmotic relationship", stronger that their own bodies.
Mariano Marini looks for deep relationships. They have to do with intimate researches, soul-caves, loneliness. Each click finds its scratch in his home-places, in his dream-world. He is some kind of alchemist, revealing himself to himself. My walls, the ones where I escape on my own, but they are also perfect backgrounds where everyone can find his own personal refraction. Looking for abandoned places (caves, houses, paths, ...), I take pictures of surfaces, abstract situations that I put into my creations. After the necessary loneliness, an absolute need for human relationships.
In this way he managed to find some kind of balance. Marini is interested in worrying silence, passions, shouts and fear. Each other introduces a new story, showing its own secrets through the indecency of the truth. I believe that anyone needs his own moments of loneliness. Personally, I deal with my troubled states of mind staying in my own and working out my paranoia - in that way Mariano, why are the faces hidden? Because anybody could be those faces. I am.The enigmatic side is an element present in the pictures, attractive for its very strong impact. Marini describes himself as "ironic and dreamy", with a darkened one, often hidden underneath a fake smile, appearing as a huge need, seized by these powerful images.
An aside: My daughter came home from school the other day saying she had to do a research paper on Mariano Marini. My reaction was, Oh you mean the famous Italian who is well known for his realistic equestrian sculptures? I think he had a monumental 8-foot bronze rearing horse and rider sculpture originally erected in a New York plaza. We saw it at the Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden the last time we went. My daughter looked dubious and said the Mariano Marini I am going to research is not a sculptor. I think he's a photographer. A half hour later she came back and said I also found a Mariano Marini who is a musician.
Who asigned this research paper and why didn't they give you more specific directions? The assignment was to do searches on the web and report on the results. Aha. I understand now. I think your teacher wants to demonstate that one name can result in may different searches as in this case where there are many people who have the same name. Mom, you're brilliant!. Nice praise my my daughter. I smiled and went back to my own web searches trying to decide from among the choices for all sizes of North Face jacket styles which one would be the most appropriate and comfortable for me for an upcoming Alaskan camping trip we were planning. I love North Face and their innovative technologies. They are not only fashionable, but also functional although their functionalty was most inportant for this trip.
Update: My premise about the assignment was correct. My daughter saifd there were many frustrated and anxious kids in her class the next day because they had similr results as she did for other names the teacher had given out. Because there were so many results kids were worried they were going to end up with the wrong answer. Fortunately my daughter understood what the teacher was demonstrating and went to school the next day confident. Perhaps I shouldn't have said anything, but she had a restful sleep where as many of her friends did not! I suspect the Mariano Marini mentioned in LAZAGNE Magazine's ISSUE #1 was the photographer.
ERRI DE LUCA ISSUE # 1
ERRI DE LUCA
"What would you ask Erri de Luca?"
Paolo, manager director / I find Erri's tales "vertical", since they look like if they were always rising up. When can we expect an horizontal, flat that from you?
I know, and I wrote about those where I took a bath in.
Stefania, secretary / Where do you get the inspiration for writing? What, nowadays, still makes you emotional? The starting point is a memory, I start wishing to be with people, and in those same places. I can not make up stories, I use the ones happened to me or in my surroundings. Kafka wrote in one of his personal diaries, "Only later you can see what you have seen". I see them in a different light. Writing about them completely involves me.
Elena, bank clerk / How do you maintain an original glance on the world? How do you prevent your glaze from being standardized and your mind? With whom or what do you relate? I find the Italian dictionary very useful, since it helps me to maintain an ingenuous glaze. I would not say that I describe the world, but I believe I have my own point of view, Forces of nature to keep my astonishment intact.
Andrew, writer / What makes a place, where we live with our things and matters. I do not refer to a place saying that I live in it. I say that I stay in the countryside. I stay in the world where I happen to be, whereas I live my time, even if in an extemporary way.
Anna, photographer / You put on stage Quixote and the invincible ones with Gianmaria Testa and Gabriele Mirabassi. Why Don Quixote? What made you decide to take on a "journey with no destination"?
To me, Quixote is the top of modern literature. On his behalf, we put on stage a gallery of other invincible ones, the indomitable defeated, ready to fight once again, not the winners, modern adjective inducing competition, contests and lotteries.
Monik, shop assistant / What is the role of the woman for you? I believe in this fact. That's why it is Eve that has been to the fruit. Newton, on his side, either mature or rotten
Gian Piero, doctor / You are the most poetic and deepest writer of all ... what do you think of love? I do not think I'm poetic. I do not think I'm able to reach poetry. A friend of mine, a poet in Sarajevo, * Izet Sarajlic (page 25), published by Einaudi, refused to tell literary genres apart. I agree with him. Love is the most powerful energy in the human body. It spreads pure warmth - renews itself. The manna, it has to be used every day. Who saves it will loose it.
Susan, translator / To me, clandestine is a title of honor, which only heroes of modern journeys through different continents deserve. I often feel unauthorized.
Benilde, grandmother / Why do you write short books? Why is this story?
Tobias, barman / When you walk down to the street, I can immediately read faces, I see them written.
DELIO PICCIONI ISSUE # 1
How does Delio Piccioni relate to the art world? I am an artist and naturally I rotate around the art world.
Art interests me in all its forms and styles, both ancient and modern, this interest ranges from music to literature and I need it for a multiple analysis of what I see. My artistic production can be "anomalous" because it interacts between design, painting, mechanics, mathematics but my field of interests is so multiple that I can not exclude any of these disciplines.
What or who would you throw from the catapult?
Before answering I have to make a premise: the "cosmic catapult" is the result of a research that starts from the study of ancient Egypt that makes use of a fascinating hypothesis that is, the pyramid was a kind of machine, which served to the deceased pharaohs to be projected among the stars and become immortal. For the propulsion system of this device, I referred to the Greek thought "the immobile engine", while for the dimensions I used the Fibonacci numerical series. Finally I added a pinch of esotericism in the construction of the forms and weights used to balance the structure. Now I can answer the question: after a similar effort, I would like to use this "prodigy" to be projected among the stars.
You have absolute power for a day ... I would not change anything of what is already, and then I seem to already have absolute power every day. The word "transformation" is part of your art ... Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed. I follow and execute the natural laws: when I look at an object I see it already in its becoming and I help it in the process of mutation.
How important is the cosmos for Delio Piccioni? For me, the cosmos is the page of a great book, the only story in which I find written the infinite secrets of nature. It is all written above our heads completely legible but unfathomable.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
From nature in all its visible and invisible forms, from the forces that interact in space and from everything that before having "weight" is only thought, idea, number.
ANDREA SALVATORI ISSUE # 1
Andrea Salvatori introduces Andrea To do not know him. Artist.
The importance of irony in your art.
Oooh, I had a perfect answer to this question ... I do not remember it with irony you can handle all the possible issues, I am a subject that is ironic You can say all or much.When you look at my art works the first feeling you have is the "lightness", but it's only the first layer, the most superficial one. If you want to type, you will certainly find something.
It follows a pulp tradition.What would Tarantino think of your works?
If Tarantino made sculptures, I would like to make it right .. I could always sell him them anyway.Perhaps I am turning from splatter and I am moving closer to some more poetic and thin line ... like the ceramic posy of flowers of Capodimonte ... I am always looking for something that does not fit though!
The most attractive thing of the ceramic of Capodimonte is its preciousness. I like it, I do it in "Pink Mountain", one of the best, so baroque, making it blob, chopping off heads, shocking it with pulp themes my last works, I have been working with my husband and my wife. I was working I had Philip Guston on my mind.I saw one of his exhibition in Rome, where he made pink all his paintings, I got the inspiration from my work. It fits with the idea of mountain, with the one of anatomy, compared to the exuberant baroque. Many of your works are currently considered design objects.
What do you think of design?
They are works for a night table. Being large is not a must in order to communicate. I have always been doing "design", you can get it in stone, you can do it in the money box, or in a candlestick or pot.Otherwise you can get a stone and turn it into ceramic, and it will gain its own importance. It has got the same value. I think that nowadays, they have the same importance. You put it into the same passion, same commitment, same care, and the work returns you.
So, what about the use of art?
Opens your mind and helps you thinking.
What do you wish to have in this moment?
I was thinking of a few days ago ... I would like to have a very big oven of about 2 meters. Can you imagine how many things would you be able to realize? Even a sofa!
When did you start working with ceramic?
Borning in Faenza makes you see and breathe ceramic every day, so at the age of 16, you get the decision to attend a school for potter ... You move to the Academy in Bologna and you see a completely different world. You reach maturity, you get all that you have been learning until then and one day you inevitably wake up and understand ... your needs..making sculpture. I consider ceramic a way for it.
So, do you feel attached to your territory?
Yes, I would like to be in the 5th Avenue in New York, I wish to be there ... leaving from here and getting there. Here my office is 700 meters, perhaps it would cost too much in New York. I can always put an advertisement for my office at 700 mt in Solarolo, with one of 150 meters in New York or in a skyscraper in London. Let's get information, let's get for a trade-in. What kind of question is it? We sail into high sea, the best is yet to like!
It was an exhibition in Milan, in the Curti and Gambuzzi Gallery and it was very well-groomed.The curator Marco Tagliaferro, has been very good and so did the Gallery. Few works very well groomed in detail for each artist.
Do not you expect artistic awards?
Sometimes .. I attend an award in Australia, and I placed second. Nobody knew me, I knew my work, they understood my project. I presented a shiny white project. However, a girl whose work was all black and burned. C'est la vie! Your relationship with Italy.If anyone has got some inspiration, can have ambition later on.
Who are the art dealers you relied on?
I am now cooperating with ThePoolNYC. They are based in New York but the move throughout the world. They move with their team of artists, organizing exhibitions or attending fairs. This is a very good way in order to get visibility everywhere.
The Dadaism school of thought, which has theorized that "everything is nice", has also affirmed that "it's good what you like" .. is kitsch nice?
My work start form kitsch .. it does not scare me! Kitsch is a showcase for me, it's an unmissable element, uncatchable for my art at least. I want to clarify that I copied my thesis on kitsch though! "In the reign of Kitsch, the dictatorship of hearth rules. Many people share Feelings that come from kitsch. For this reason kitsch does not depend on an odd situation but it's linked to the main images that people hold into their memory "
ELEONORA MAZZONIA ISSUE # 1
A meeting with Eleonora Mazzoni, author of the book "The Defective" (Faulty Women) published by Einaudi. I really liked your book, it immediately reminded me of a poster hanging on the wall of my working place that says: "what really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of you and you could call him. "JDSalinger - The Catcher in the Rye ... and my wish to contact you , to meet you, to have a privileged point of view.
The first question is about the art of writing, the dialogues, the rhythm, the subtly theatrical writing method. Is yours an innate talent? EM- I think there is something inside ourselves, it is part of the person's disposition but it's also true that you get it and it's an art resulting from studying.I've started with the theater, I performed the classics on stage, Shakespeare, Goldoni, Boccaccio, Claudel. Acting taught me everything, words become material, concrete, they are strong. You learn to work with your emotions, your feelings, your body, your voice and your mind, all together. Writing is an embodied art. But often writers write ideas .... not stories, not characters; good ideas, most of all, are about a character level or are extremely sentimental. But a character IS. The action is triggering the feeling. I'm sure I'm not sure I'm sure I'm not going to be in my opinion.The character says something but thinks about something else, I know this is a richness ... to tell about the conscious and unconscious of the situations.
Let's talk about your book now, the theme is motherhood: a woman can be a mother without having children or can not be a mother even if she has children. Is motherhood a biological or socio-cultural need? EM - Both aspects are present. Carla, the main character, does not have a simple job. She graduated, she started at University career, she moved to another town for a while she did not feel the urgency to become a mother. When you have many interests you postpone the idea.The women I found myself on the net are different: some of them are very young and others have been loved but they have enjoyed other interests but when the desire of motherhood arrived, maybe later, it was imperative, as if it was a primeval desire.Many people says it is an induced desire, I think there is a part of induction (especially because it is thought to be only a woman and a wife) but it's also true that there is a biological aspect linked with the act of giving life, of perpetuating the species .Many women say no. It's a kind of evaluation, every choice in your life makes you gain or lose. But it's still a taboo, both not being able to have a child and deciding not to have a child.
Sometimes desire and do not match.EM - We should accept difficulties. Unfortunately, science does not ensure 100% results. You are always subjected to the chance Lottery, to God, to Karma, to make or whatever you call it.A child ... but the couple? "I think it can, because you take poetry and sacrality away from the sexual act making it a technical act". Think about it ... to copulate on a certain days, in certain times, after the hormone temperatures have been taken, etc., but I enjoyed turning the tables on. Carla says: "We try to find the positive aspect in the most uncomfortable situation.
Marco was also smart ... EM - Yes he was, but at a certain point I put their relationship into the crisis. One goes through the illusion to be pregnant and then the delusion. He is feeling a little hard, actually he is a little hard. But he is obsession is mainly a female matter. When the couple is in crisis, Marco says: "The child is neither a right nor an we have been making a long journey and I know how to make up our own narcissistic injury ... "EM - This sentence comes at three-quarter-length in life! Not only a child.There is an inability to accept failure. Some women do not see any possibility to give up, they are going to be a mother depression and desperation will arrive. The situation has a strong connotation!
Carla fails but finds herself ... EM - In fact I thought it was the best happy end I could make. That is: "we are able to give birth naturally if we are able to use this difficulty and transform it into an opportunity. You do not know what you will find out. It is very important to have a Seneca as a fellow traveler with his pearls of wisdom? EM - I find Seneca extremely modern, I suggest everyone keeping his books on the bedside table and reading them now and then. I loved this sort of short circuit between contemporary science and classic culture. A series of events that is possible while classic culture shows a restraint, a sort of disciplines, also of austerity. According to it, human beings are independent, they rejoice over what comes concretely. You're a loser! This is something to rediscover a world that urges you to desire But being successful happens beyond the schemes of the dominating culture.Eleonora is an actress, theater, television, movie and now your debut as a writer is a success. You are a woman embodying thousand women's dreams. You are lucky! - You must be ready to accept your luck, sometimes you as close to it but you are not ready.I must say that 2011 was an excellent year. I signed with Einaudi and I got pregnant with two children. It was amazing! But I think I made a journey so I do not know ... things arrived ... One must be sow well.EM - It could be a Seneca's sentence but it is not. He is happy because he is realizing his goals but he realizes his goals because he is happy. Actually I made a journey and I was happy as you came from ... EM - When you get away from the external result, you do not beg anymore, you stop asking, pretending and you feel stronger.It's a journey everybody can make!
CLAUDIO ALLIA ISSUE # 1
Let's start from what we know about Claudio Allia. He was born in Catania in 1962 and he's a OM Ophthalmologist doctor. In other words, a doctor who measures eyesight. If he was just this, only short-sighted people would get to know him. Since 2005 though, fascinated by technology, he decided to experiment in various artistic fields. To be precise, Claudio has always been researched, from music (as a composer and independent jazz, electronic and classic music producer), to photography (mainly used to document his journeys). One day, he started to work with digital photography. We find the results amazing.You will not be short-sighted, and we have noticed the genius of the artist, we would like to know from his own mail ...
What has to be done in a man's mind in order to ... Emoticons? In other words, can you tell us how the project started? Just like other visionary projects of mine, the idea comes up at night, while listening to some good music ... Afterwards I write down some messy notes, along with some sketches, patterns and drawings. In 2007, while producing my two short series Emoticon, I was listening to Tango by Eric Satie through my headphones - I started smiling, pre-visualizing the irony of some of the images that I was going to put into my photographic project. I imagined a "Crusoe / Emoticon", like a disdainful and unsatisfied castaway on a polluted beach, a symbol of every-place, real and unreal. He was with his "servant / Friday", who tried to make the cohabitation bearable, in such an unfriendly, narrow although boundless, space.Watching your pics, it's easy to find many objects from the past: a vintage suitcase, a truck-tire's inner tube, an everlasting vest, a Hasselblad car and, last but not least, a "Sturmtruppen" style helmet. "Paradoxical and ironic" contest. Why did you use these wonderful fetishes? The objects used in the scenes are strictly connected to my childhood memories and to the Sicilian summers spent on the beaches with my uncles and my grandparents. The room (a Zeiss Ikon from the Thirties) is very similar to the one that my grandfather used to have with him on the beach. I wanted to come from the sea, I took it from my original owners, who knows where and when ... virtual reality, made of all and nothing.Tell us about Mr. Emoticon: what's his job? what is his name? how old is he? He does not seem to be very nice, he is just an aseptic container of binary codes, he is detached, neglectful ... He certainly is not very nice, he exists mainly because of the stupidity of his "servant / Friday". Him of the emptiness surrounding him, he values "Crusoe / Emoticon" as someone to honor - this is the only way to make his worthless existence worth living. This figure illustrates an autobiographical experience with virtual reality (web community, chats, forums and virtual platforms). For some time it is too much of my attention, so afterwards I wanted to make fun of it, using ridiculous symbols.
EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL
ARTIST ISSUE #4:
THE MAISON DU COUTURIER
At the age of 25 after a long time in London, returns to Italy, in Verona, where he meets Barbara Awards (pattern maker) ... La Maison du Couturier, is born.We leave the list of Lambert's studies and working experiences to fashion magazines.We start with a great event, determination and passion.As he did not want to give his participation to the White (Milan Fashion Week) "Exhibition space, outside the entrance, making an installation with all his creations. How did the story end?
The Maison du Couturier is considered a brand and a hope of the Italian fashion.
1. The question comes up, the importance of obstinacy.I would say "courage" instead of "obstinacy", meaning "to be ridiculous but to be aware" - to be proof to oneself first and then to the world its own ability to create the desired message through them.
2. Why does the idea of "changeability" or "transformation" arise and how? From a creative point of view it is something natural for me: I work a lot on the mannequin, I "mold" the matter (the cloth) so that imagination can fly: thanks to it in fact I can see beyond the piece of clothing and create a concept that gets out of the traditional canons of fashion and clothing.From a technical and functional point of view lack of time (I only design woman collection) who are both active and with family and in society, etc.When you have a trench coat you can use the jeans in the morning when you go out and the same can be transformed with a few gestures into an evening dress,ready for the same day.
3. What is best, imagination or reality? The first is the idea (imagination) then the piece of clothing is created (reality). Which step are you most attached to? Imagination. Everything starts from an idea, a concept. Without imagination any work could not have a starting point, both in fashion and in art. It's true that reality allows us to realize the idea, to create it physically so that it can become tangible and usable. The only problem is the limit of the future. And this is the reason why I am attached to it.
4. Do you think that only in the Maison du Couturier style? Yes, absolutely. The woman wearing The woman is a woman, she is aware of herself, both of her body and of both women.
5. Your creations enhance the female figure and at the same time they give the impression to be cosy, soft, and generous. They communicate the belief to go beyond sizes and to respect womenIt’s true. I prefer the large shapes that enhance the directional decoration and the female figure. Using textiles such as chiffon, jersey and merino wools and creating a dress with oblique cuts allow it to have a fluid movement every time the woman moves and walks; this makes her sensual, especially thanks to the see-through effect of her body shapes (especially the back, in fact I like to let see through women’s backs). My large shapes respect women completely, but I am often told that my dresses can only be worn by beautiful, tall and skinny women.This happens because it is thought that a woman, to be feminine, must enhance her curves with stretch dresses. Only once she tried to wear an article of my collection, the same woman starts to appreciate the curves she didn’t like before, finding a new way of enhancing her femininity.
6. Research, study, tradition: try to explain how important is the knowledge, study and history for the creation.Knowledge expands our mind, it gives us the basis and the inspiration to improve the talent we have inside. It also makes us aware of what we are doing.Study provides us with the technique to improve ourselves and to face the problems we encounter in our career in the best way possible, helping us to find the best solution. it is a human being, an evolution of society, of human beings, and of habits.
7. Tell me a word that contains the philosophy, the thought of the Maison du CouturierVersatility.8. What do you think about contemporary art? I prefer photography and collage art and you can mix together thanks to modern techniques (for example Photoshop). And I am fond of artists who express strong concepts (such as Alessandro Capuano). I am not the same, but the art communicating a message for eyes, heart and mind.