Fall 2019 Exhibit Dec 7

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FALL 2019 SHOW  (Mostra di autunno, testo in italiano di sotto)

EXHIBIT INAUGURATION SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th 4-6pm
The evening will begin at 4:00pm with the presentation of the works and refreshments.  We’ll celebrate together the artworks created by the young artists of the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts during the Fall 2019 semester.

In addition, during the exhibit opening event it will also be possible to visit the studios of artists-in-residence John Melvin, Marina Mangubi, Pamela Lawton, Danny Licul, and Honey Jones-Hughes.

Free and open to the public.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/454441798828536

 

Artist’s Talk with Marina Mangubi

We’re delighted to have Marina Mangubi starting her residency at the Siena Art Institute, as the final artist-in-residence for our Fall 2019 season. A painter, printmaker and installation artist, Mangubi works on thematic projects that probe hidden meanings in familiar historical and philosophical constructs, and she is Professor of Art at the College of Wooster. Her current visual and performance art series, titled Painting Biathlon, posits an artist as an athlete.

Marina Mangubi will be leading an artist’s talk on Tuesday Nov 12 at 6pm at the Siena Art Institute as part of our ongoing series “StARTers: Assaggi d’Arte” (Tastes of Art).  The talk will be free and open to the public.  We hope you can join us to learn more about her unique artistic practice and the projects she’ll be working on during her residency here in Siena!

For more info, visit her residency profile page.

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TWO LATE : Giacomo Casprini @BarIlPalio 16 Oct

Questa sera, 16 ottobre alle ore 19.00, vi aspettiamo al Bar Il Palio (Piazza del Campo) per il primo appuntamento di TWO LATE, il programma di tre incursioni artistiche nelle marginalità della città di Siena. (ENGLISH TEXT BELOW)

Due soli giorni di workshop, tre artisti che si confronteranno e apriranno un dialogo con altrettante comunità locali. Tre mesi perché artisti e comunità ospitanti producano sei progetti d’arte che saranno presentati nel 2020: opere grandi appena 20 cm e da esporre nello storico Bar il Palio quelle degli artisti, variabili di volta in volta quelle delle comunità. Una collezione in continua crescita di opere che darà vita col tempo a un archivio di memorie, consultabile quotidianamente.
Questo progetto è realizzato da Siena Art Institute nell’ambito del progetto “Racconti dal Margine” nell’ambito del bando Toscanaincontemporanea 2019 con il contributo della Regione Toscana e GiovaniSì.  Si ringraziano per la collaborazione Bar Il Palio e Residenza d’epoca Villa Il Borghetto.

Il primo artista di TWO LATE è Giacomo Casprini che lavorerà con la Casa Circondariale di Siena (Piazza S. Spirito 3)

BIO: Giacomo Casprini nasce a Montevarchi nel 1980, studia fra Firenze ed Arezzo muovendosi soprattutto nelle discipline che vanno dalla pittura alla scultura, appassionato anche di altri media come la fotografia e l’installazione cerca di andare verso realtà quotidiane nuove e sorprendenti mettendo in relazione segni e colori in opere molto grandi. Dai suoi lavori si possono trarre delicate vibrazioni, come i suoni di un brano musicale, una sorta di astrazione che vuole lasciare la massima libertà interpretativa all’osservatore.

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This evening, Oct 16 at 7.00 pm, join us at the Bar Il Palio (Piazza del Campo) for the first appointment of TWO LATE, the program of three artistic incursions into the margins of the city of Siena.

In two days of workshops, three artists will confront and open a dialogue with many local communities. Three months for artists and host communities to produce six art projects that will be presented in 2020: works that are just 20 cm in size to be exhibited at the historic Bar Il Palio, with the possibility of including alongside those of the community. A constantly growing collection of artworks that over time will create an archive of memories, which can be viewed daily.
This project is carried out by the Siena Art Institute as part of the “Racconti dal Margine” project in the context of the Toscanaincontemporanea 2019 call with the contribution of the Tuscany Region and GiovaniSì. We would like to thank Bar Il Palio and Villa Il Borghetto for their collaboration.

The first TWO LATE artist is Giacomo Casprini who will work with the Siena Prison (Piazza S. Spirito 3)

BIO: Giacomo Casprini was born in Montevarchi in 1980, he studied between Florence and Arezzo moving especially in the disciplines ranging from painting to sculpture, also passionate about other media such as photography and installation, trying to move towards new and surprising everyday realities by relating signs and colors in very large works. From his works one can draw delicate vibrations, like the sounds of a musical piece, a sort of abstraction that wants to leave the maximum freedom of interpretation to the observer.

Julie Wyman Artist’s Talk Oct 15

On Oct 15th at 6pm our October artist-in-residence, Julie Wyman will lead a talk about her as part of our weekly series “StARTers:Assaggi d’Arte” (Tastes of Art)

(Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/437791300201722/)

Julie is an American filmmaker and performer whose work aims to challenge and expand our culture’s narrow range of represented bodies. Her documentary films engage issues of embodiment, body image, gender, and the politics, possibilities, and problematics of media spectatorship.

For more information about the Siena Art Institute’s recent and upcoming resident artists, click here.

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Artists Talk with Fatlum Doçi

Tuesday October 8 at 6pm at the Siena Art Institute (Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 2, Siena)

FATLUM DOCI for StARTers: Assaggi d’Arte

Albanian artist U35, selected by Adrian Paci for the SIENAricorda project, sponsored by the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation and organized by the Sienese Museums Foundation in collaboration with SART. His current residency project is focused on the Stanze della Memoria, the museum dedicated to the Sienese Resistance and the history of the twentieth century in Tuscany.