“Hsiao Chin – Infinite Universe”. A selling exhibition at Sotheby’s Hong Kong presenting an original series of mosaics. From 10th September to 09th October

Sotheby’s Hong Kong, in collaboration with Hsiao Chin International Art Foundation, presents “Hsiao Chin – Infinite Universe“, a selling exhibition dedicated to the artist Hsiao Chin (蕭勤), founder of Il Punto International Art Movement and pioneer master whom promoted Post-War Chinese art worldwide. Studio Reduzzi is honoured to announce that, in addition to a group of paintings accurately selected, the show features a never released series of 12 mosaics made with Venetian smalto and marble, realized by the artist in close collaboration with Lino Reduzzi starting from 2005.
The opening is scheduled on Tuesday 10th September at Sotheby’s S|2 Hong Kong Gallery. For further information, please visit the official website of the exhibition. Moreover, check out this must-read article, published on Sotheby’s website, about the roots of mosaic art and Hsiao’s experience with Lino Reduzzi and this ancient technique.

Scuola di Palazzo Te – Lino Reduzzi invited as a guest to the course “Fare Arte 2019”, from 25th June to 03rd July 2019 at Palazzo Te, Mantua

Among the projects supported by Fondazione Palazzo Te in Mantua (Italy), again this year Scuola di Palazzo Te organizes “Fare Arte“, a 9-days residential course open to young artists and led by a group of professors composed by researchers, artists and experts in different artistic and scientific disciplines.
This course aims to increase project management skills in the context of cultural production, focusing on the artistic experience as a practice of trainable faculties such as attention, listening, knowledge, design and action.

“Scuola di Palazzo Te – says the Director Stefano Baia Curioni – offers the experience of a practical and fruitful relationship with the cultural heritage and tradition. A relationship that comes from contemporaneity, from poetic and artistic practices and from the awareness that the best cultural design can’t help a live relationship with memory and cultural heritage.”
From this point of view, Palazzo Te, a Renaissance masterpiece by Giulio Romano, is a place in which culture does not deposit itself passively but it becomes living and contemporary, turning into a mutlidisciplinary space for learning and experimentation, a real workshop in which creative processes can arise.

It is precisely in this context, therefore, about the past and the future, the tradition, about Italian handcraft and artisanal skills and their application in contemporary projects, that Lino Reduzzi will speak as a guest of the course, telling and showing some projects realized by Studio Reduzzi that “so perfectly describe the “modernity of ancient”, reminding us of the silent forces and powers of antiquity embodied by the new.”

For further informazion about the course agenda, please visit the official website of Fare Arte 2019. For general information, please visit the official website of  Scuola di Palazzo Te.

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HSIAO Chin and Studio Reduzzi – A long-term artistic collaboration

Hsiao Chin (蕭勤) in Lino Reduzzi’s workshop – Photo Studio Reduzzi

It continues intensely the successful artistic collaboration between Studio Reduzzi and Hsiao Chin (蕭勤), the international renowned Chinese artist, one of the first whom came to Europe being operative in Italy at the end of the Fifties. Studio Reduzzi is very close to him for more than twenty-five years through a long collaborations history and a strong friendship.

Hsiao is considered a pioneer of the abstract art in China. Leading member of the Ton Fan Group (1956), he established – together with Li Yuan-chia (李元佳) and Antonio Calderara – the artistic movement Il Punto (1961) and he was the founder of the international movements Surya (1978) – together with Joe Tilson and Kengiro Azuma – and Shakti (1989). His artistic journey brings together oriental culture and spirituality with the knowledge of the occidental artistic modernity, that he studied and experienced during his long stays in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, New York and Milan.

In the last months, Hsiao Chin and Lino Reduzzi are working together side by side for an ambitious project of the Chinese artist, realizing a large mosaic with Venetian smalto tesserae, natural gold and silver tiles, designed ad hoc by Hsiao for an important private client. Further information will be released in the following months.

Opening ceremony of the new Pastoral Centre in Cavernago and Malpaga (Italy)

On Sunday 11th March 2018 the new Pastoral Centre in Cavernago and Malpaga (Italy) will be inaugurated by H. Em. Mons. Francesco Beschi, Bishop of Bergamo. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 AM.

This new building complex, designed by the architect Paolo Belloni and the PBEB architects studio (Bergamo), is composed by the new church, the oratory, the parish house and the multifunctional spaces for the community. The new buildings were being developed through the architectural space referring to the theme of the “magna mater”: their shapes symbolize a big embrace that greet the community, representing an area of solidarity and inclusion opened to everyone.

Studio Reduzzi is pleased to announce its collaboration to this ambitious project, working with the Italian artist Gianriccardo Piccoli in the realization of the tabernacle and the permanent wall installation near the baptismal font. Lino Reduzzi also worked for the architectural interior fittings (altar, pulpit and processional cross), designed by arch. Belloni and realized in bronze and concrete gilded with 24 kt. genuine gold leafs.

HSIAO Chin – To the eternal garden

The web section “Mosaics” has been updated adding the mosaics series To the eternal garden by the Chinese artist Hsiao Chin (蕭勤).

The series is composed by 13 mosaics realized by Lino Reduzzi and Hsiao Chin in the period 1992-2015, whose original sketches belong to the portfolio of paper works of the same name: it is a theme particularly close to the Chinese artist, who began to develop at the beginning of the Nineties.

For the realization of these glass works, Lino Reduzzi and Hsiao Chin worked side by side in order to create a specific new mosaic texture: the mosaics are made of colored Venetian smalto tesserae, meticulously hand-cut in small tiles and laid at different heights on various layers, in order to fully match the stylistic requirements expressed by the artist himself.

Some of these works were shown for the very first time in the retrospective exhibition Eighty years of energy: Hsiao Chin’s restrospect & prospect, that the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts of Taichung (Taiwan) organized in 2015 to celebrate Hsiao Chin’s 80th birthday.

Finestre Meridiane – Stefano Arienti on show at Villa Croce Museum in Genoa

Stefano Arienti in Lino Reduzzi’s workshop, 2015 – Photo Studio Reduzzi

For the 13th Contemporary Art Day institued by AMACI on Saturday 14th October 2017, the Contemporary Art Museum of Villa Croce in Genoa (Italy) will present the solo show “Finestre Meridiane. Intersezioni con la collezione di Villa Croce” by the Italian artist Stefano Arienti, curated by Anna Daneri and Francesca Serrati.

It is an ambitious project, mounted through the noble floor of the villa, in which the permanent collection of the museum is shown directly in conversation with eighty brand new works by Arienti belonging to the unpublished series The Sundials / Le Meridiane.
On show there will be also five works that the artist realized between 2014 and 2016 with the technical collaboration of Studio Reduzzi. Here Arienti experienced and improved the traditional fresco technique, with which he was able to reproduced on the plaster the variations of light produced by the movement of the sun and catched by the artist during an entire day.

The exhibition runs till 14th January 2018; for further information, here is the link of the event.


The Golden Tower – James Lee Byars at the Venice Biennale 2017

During the 57th International Art Exposition in Venice (Italy), as a part of the Collateral Events of the Biennale, Michael Werner Gallery will present The Golden Tower by the American artist James Lee Byars, that will be installed en plein air in Campo San Vio (Dorsoduro, Venice) on the edge of the Grand Canal and it will be on view from 13th May through 26th November 2017.

Byars conceived this project starting from the second half of the Seventies and he envisioned The Golden Tower as a colossal monument, a beacon, a gilded oracle that would bridge heaven and earth unifying humanity.
With its 22,5 meters height, this sculpture is the artist’s largest and most ambitious work: the Venice installation fully realizes his intention of presenting the monument in a pubblic space and it is doubly significant given Byars’ deep conncetions to the city, where he lived on and off starting from 1982.

Studio Reduzzi is pleased to announce its collaboration to this ambitious project, for which Lino Reduzzi gilded the entire surface of the tower. They were used more than 30.000 24 kt. genuine gold leafs 80×80 mm, applied by Reduzzi with the oil-based size traditional technique. In short time, it will be published online a detailed description of the entire work, which will illustrate the various executive phases.

The presentation of The Golden Tower is curated by Alberto Salvadori and made possible thanks to the generosity of Fondazione Giuliani (Rome) and the support of Michael Werner Gallery (New York / London).

For further information, please contact the gallery and visit the official website of the Venice Biennale.

Sette Stagioni dello Spirito – Gian Maria Tosatti on show at MADRE museum, Naples

On Friday 16th December 2016 at MADRE museum in Naples will be inaugurated the retrospective “Sette Stagioni dello Spirito” by the Italian artist Gian Maria Tosatti (Rome, b. 1980).

The exhibition, curated by Eugenio Viola, presents the conception and the realization of the striking project “Sette Stagioni dello Spirito”, promoted by Fondazione Morra and supported by Galleria Lia Rumma, in which Tosatti created seven environmental installations through the city of Naples from 2013 to 2016, reinterpreting the book “Il castello interiore” (1577) by Santa Teresa d’Ávila. In addition to the “behind the scenes” of this monumental project, in the show are exhibited for the very first time two new works realized by Tosatti with the technical collaboration of Studio Reduzzi. The exhibition runs till 20th March 2017, a must-see!

For further information, here is the link of the event.

Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard, Tortona (Italy) – The gilded sculpture goes back to its brightness

More than sixty years later its realization, the sculpture representing the Virgin Mary with Christ Child finally goes back to its brightness, illuminating the city of Tortona (Italy) from the top of the cathedral bell tower. In fact, on September 2016 Studio Reduzzi finished the restoration works of the sculpture, which consisted of an ex novo gilding of its entire surface (more than 200 square meters).

In short time it will be published online a detailed description of the entire work, which will illustrate the various executive phases with a rich photo gallery.

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Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard, Tortona (Italy) – Studio Reduzzi started the restoration works of the gilded sculpture

On June 2016 Studio Reduzzi started the restoration works of the sculpture Mater Dei, representing the Virgin Mary with Christ Child. This 14 meters high sculpture is placed on the top of the cathedral bell tower, that measures more than 60 meters high.

The sculpture was commissioned in the second half of the Fifties by Saint Luigi Orione to the Italian artist Narciso Cassino. It was realized in bronze by Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Milan, Italy) and then gilded with 24 karats genuine gold leafs for its entire surface. In the course of time, the adverse weather conditions damaged the golden film, consuming it and producing the loss of some parts of it. These typical degradation phenomena caused relevant problems for the conservation and the security of the sculpture itself, for which it was necessary to plan and to realize a preservative intervention.

After careful diagnostic studies, Studio Reduzzi designed the restoration and, after the approval of the Superintendent of Fine Arts for Turin, started the executive phase of the works.

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