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Journey into Fragility's fourth Art Sowing on demand in Wales

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The"sowing": 28 art micro-fragments plant in the middle of the nature for Rhod 2013 (Wales)! Below the list of the fragments I had the pleasure to sow! thanks to Microcollection to provide me the fragments! 

1. Devi piegarti verso ciò che raccogli. Il seme gettato/ You have to bend over to pick up. The seed sown (2012) Annamaria di Giacomo & Steafania Zocco,
2. Albero di 7 m/ Seven meters tree (1980-82) Giuseppe Penone
3. The Garden (1991-92) Paul Mc Carthy
4. Fungo/ Mushroom (2012) Stefano Venezia
5. Phosphorescent Yellow (2009) Jeanne Silverthorne
6. China Rose (2010) Raffaella Bandera
7. Fiore d’oro e d’argento/ Gold and Silver Flower (2012) Serena Vallese
8. Les Lilas des Indes/ The crape Myrtle (2011) Hubert Renard
9. The naked Garden (2008) Reinhard Kropf & Siv Helena Stangelad
10. Alghe Marine /Seeweed (1999) Sergio Recanati
11. Fractas Flowerfields (2008) Line Bergseth
12. Post Human Garden (2011) Maria Rebecca Ballestra
13. Bar Edera/Ivi Cafè (2011) Giancarlo Norese
14. Aglio Selvatico/Wild garlic (2011) Ermanno Cristini
15. Albero di 3 m/Three meters Three (1988-89) Giuseppe Penone
16. Water Violet (1999) Manuela Martines
17. Ricamo Elettronico Aconitum Napellus /ellectronic Embroidery Aconitum Napellus (2011) Daniela di Maro
18. Il Giardino dei fiori dimenticati/The Garden of Forgotten Flowers (1992) Riccardo Paracchini
19. Crazy Beans (2003) Giani caravaggio
20. Semi misteriosi/Mysterious seeds (2011) Ettore Favini
21. Hidden garden (2009) Antonio O’Connell
22. Giardino/Garden (2008) Cesare Biratoni
23. L’albero Segreto/The Secret Tree (2010) Miriam Broggini
24. Rosa Americana/American Rose (2009) Luca Scarabelli
25. La Framboise/Rasperry (2013) Jean-Francois Demeure
26. Angurie/Watermelons (1984) Piero Gilardi
27. Albero del Paradiso/Paradise Tree (1972) Gino Marotta
28. Salade/Salad (2013) Olga Theuriet


Journey into Fragility's second Art Sowing on demand in Singapore

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Art sowing on demand: Tree of 7 metres, 1980-82 by Giuseppe Penone* 

Today 09 October  2012  represents  a new crucial moment in Microcollection intense artistic path as its director Elisa Bollazzi gives  the renowned artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra  a  micro-fragment of the important  artwork Tree of 7 metres, 1980-82 by Giuseppe Penone *

-  lovingly saved from oblivion in 1991 – sure that   she  will  pursue this Art Sowing on demand in Singapore in a green area she  will then take good care of forever.

This  Art Sowing  will contribute to make the cultural-artistic humus  more fertile and nourish everyone’s creativity.

The so-called project Art sowings on demand,  together with the traditional Art sowings pursued by the Microcollection director herself since 2008, will help accelerate the dynamics of returning the art-fragments, lovingly collected since 1990, back to  the world.

 

* Giuseppe Penone, born  April 3, 1947  is an Italian artist. He started working professionally in 1968 in the Garessio forest, near where he was born. He is the younger member of  the Italian Movement named  “Arte Povera”. Penone’s work is concerned with establishing a contact between man and nature.

His works have been shown in major modern art museums all over the world.  

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Journey into Fragility's first Art Sowing on demand in China

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Today 15th August  2012 I have realised an Art sowing on demand, planting the micro-fragment of the important  artwork Watermelons 1984 by Piero Gilardi. This action is part of the collaboration between Journey into Fragility and  Microcollection by Elisa Bollazzi. The fragment has been planted on the top of a mountain around Fuyang (Hangzhou, Zheijiang), in a middle of a bamboo forest. 
I'm very happy to contribute to the wornderful project of Elisa Bollazzi with  my action of micro-donation to the world
 
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Microcollection send to Journey into Fragility the Art Sowing on Demand kit
 
12th July 2012

Art Sowing on demand: Watermelon, 1984 by Pietro Gilardi*

curated by Maria Rebecca Ballestra/ Journey into fragility Project

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Today 12 July  2012 represents  a new crucial moment in Microcollection intense artistic path as its director Elisa Bollazzi gives  Maria Rebecca Ballestra  an  ArtSowingKit  with a micro-fragment of the important  artwork Watermelons 1984 by Piero Gilardi -  lovingly saved from oblivion in 1992 – sure that   she will  pursue this Art Sowing on demand in a green area she  will then take good care of forever. Elisa Bollazzi is sure that  this ArtSowingKit   will contribute to make the cultural-artistic humus  more fertile and nourish everyone’s creativity.

The so-called project Art sowings on demand,  together with the traditional Art sowings pursued by the Microcollection director herself since 2008, will help accelerate the dynamics of returning the art-fragments, lovingly collected since 1990, back to  the world. 

* Piero Gilardi  (Turin, 1942 ) is an Italian artist. He began his artistic activity in the ‘60s in the contest of Post-Pop Art.. He participated in the birth of the Arte Povera Movement in the ‘70s. In the ‘80s he experimented with new technological languages and began to  create

A series of “virtual reality” artworks. His works have been shown in major modern art museums all over the world. He has been working on the Park of Living Art of Turin project since 2002.

 

SELF INTERVIEW 

ELISA BOLLAZZI  interviewing  MICROCOLLECTION


ELISA BOLLAZZI :   when and how did you get the idea for Microcollection?

MICROCOLLECTION :  In 1990. I was visiting the Venice Biennale and, almost by chance, picked up a few fragments  accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, opened up a  new world, an illumination! They triggered a completely fresh approach to meandering from gallery to gallery, from one museum to another. 

EBHow many  fragments does Microcollection own now? 

M:  More than 800, also thanks to the precious help of artists, collectors, friends that constantly send me art-particles from everywhere.

EB: What do you do with  these donations?

M:  The fragments are filed  and can be viewed under a microscope in itinerant Cabinets de Regard, in which  the viewers can sense the invisible and the real essence of art.  Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera,  Fontana,  Penone, Paolini, Beuys, Buren, Cragg, Long, and so on. 

EB: Tell us about your project Art Sowins..

M: The Art Sowings  started in 2008 with the creation of  small green areas planted and cultivated with valuable microparticles of artworks whose titles clearly show the selection criteria adopted: Tree of 3 Metres by Giuseppe Penone, Watermelons by Piero Gilardi, Garden by Paul McCarthy, etc. 

EB: Where about?                                                             

M:  Milan, Turin, Bozen, Basel, and so on. In 2010 in Jerago with Waiting flowerbed, an area planted with art fragments next to a bench on which sit and wait for an utopic art-garden to grow, a thought-provoking space, a meeting point,  where the work of art starts a process that changes the way we look at the “art system”. A beneficial wait to stimulate creativity and start thought spaces  in the contemplation of a growing  art garden.

EB : What are the so-called Art Sowings on demand ?

M :    In 2011,  I started the so-called project Art sowings on demand based on collaboration and faith.  Art fragments sent to supporters, artists, friends in Italy and abroad. They will help create  a cultural-artistic humus in parks and gardens all over the world. 

EB: Is there any links between picking up art fragments and planting them?

M: After long years spent picking up the “invisible”, I am now ready to return the world  what I have lovingly collected so far.

Micro-donations to the world . After long years spent watching the world, I am now ready to act and live my life.

EB: Anything to add?

M: « Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies. » (Anish Kapoor)

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Journey into Fragility meet Microcollection, taking part in Art sowings on deman

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In 2008 Elisa Bollazzi, director and creator of Microcollection Museum, built up an idea that sedimented for years on the real essence of art , thus promoting a new public art project :  the creation of land planted and cultivated with art, with valuable microparticles of artworks whose titles clearly show the selection criteria: The 3-metre tree by Giuseppe Penone, Watermelons by Piero Gilardi, Garden by Paul McCarthy, Phosphorescent Yellow Roses by Jeanne Silverthorne, and so on.

Waiting flowerbed, 2010 is an area planted with art fragments near the bench Zante by Saporiti Italia  on which the public sits  and waits for an utopic art-garden to grow.

This act of planting art is a real development of the museum, in the hope that a new brand of artistic humus contributes to making life more worthwhile.

By rotating these artistic “crops”, we guarantee a fertile land in which to grow.

Consequently , Microcollection has undergone a new educational journey that sits alongside the original projects of the early nineties.

 

Friday 28th October 2011 represents a new crucial moment in Microcollection intense artistic path as its director Elisa Bollazzi starts the so-called Art sowing on demand by sending valuable artworks micro-fragments – lovingly saved from oblivion in the previous years – to Microcollection supporters, artists, friends all over the world. Elisa Bollazzi is sure they will pursue their Art Sowing on demandin a green area they will then take good care of forever.

The so-called project Art sowings on demandis once again based on collaboration and faith. All those many friends, artists and collectors spread all over the world picking up contemporary art-fragments for Microcollection, are now involved in returning them to the world.

These Art sowings on demand, together with the traditional Art sowingspursued by the Microcollection director herself, will help accelerate the dynamics of returning the art-fragments to the world.

 

More info about MICROCOLLECTION available on the web site www.microcollection.it 

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