Progetti
2007
In 2007 the Sincresis Association collaborated for the realization of the State of Art’s project promoted by Councillor of Culture and Ceramics Project, Cesare Baccetti of the town of Montelupo Fiorentino, by the Montelupo Institution Culture & Promotion under Benedetta Falteri, general coordination, and Alice Pistolesi as tutor, and by the Museum System of Montelupo Fiorentino directed by Fausto Berti, with the support of the Bank Credito Cooperativo di Cambiano.
The aim was to find a point of union between the project of design according to formality and innovative trends and the ceramics and glass manufactory production of historic tradition in the territory.
In order to better value the work of typical materials of our geografic area, characterized by a laudable artistic handicraft industry, still active today, and to project it towards the actual experimentation in the visual arts and in the design, to collect stimuli and energies), so as to promote and guarantee new prospects to the qualification of the creative products, was the founding objective.
The students in the course of planning for their degree in Industrial Design of Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence attended a two month course. Their teachers, Gianpiero Alfarano, as director of the specific management of the course, and Gianni Veneziano, in close contact with the students, worked for the creation of an object of design that can combine two materials, ceramics and glass, with the theme of illumination. It was planned and made with the workmen of the local manufactures directed towards an interaction for a change in competence and to activate new itineraries of research.
In the attempt then, to create a synergy between young and future designers and company staff, a workshop for training was activated, which was characterized as an open workshop. The proposals of the new generations were oriented on one hand towards originality, attempting not to fall in the trap of imitations and “revival”, on the other hand the specific professionalism of the companies.
These companies last accepted the project and also participated also in moments of training to increase their knowledge in design, put in evidence technical particularities of working in evidence, and sometimes the necessity to adjust the conception and therefore the projected fantasy of the possibility to realize of the object and to guarantee its functionality.
In the workshop two artists also intervened, proposed by Sincresis, our association, Paolo Fabiani and Francesco Landucci, who presented the students their creative itinerary, to express the possible contaminations between art and design.
They exhibited a work in Montelupo Fiorentino for the occasion of the Ceramics Exhibition, Pulcinella’s Kitchen in ceramics in the outside spaces, near the manufactory by the Museum, and The tree of Life in crystal in San Lorenzo Church.
The days of the project alternated from days of study and project work at the base of the course of Industrial Design in Calenzano managed by the above mentioned teachers, with the support also of the Agency for the Development of Empolese Valdelsa, that attributed formative credits, and opportunity for the project tests in company to reach a presentation and awards for the best projects. A jury was appointed to indicate particular characteristics, from the originality, to the tight bond between aesthetics and functionality, from the reference to the symbolic connotation (meanings).
Energies, thoughts, capacities, knowledge involved in a project “in nuce” to be prepared, improved,if necessary with suitable devices, in order to foresee future prospects, that could mean the beginning of a collaboration, a dialogue, a comparison, of a concrete experimentation for the future.


WORKSHOP
2008
5th – 16th of april
Painting Workshop
Opera prima (First work)
Fabio Cresci, artist
Tohko Senda, assistent
Alumnis of the master of the Libera Accademia Belle Arti, Florence
Promoted by START Association, Barberino Val d’Elsa
Participants: Loredana Ballo, Luca Di Salvo, Chiara Fronterré,Andri Josef, Sara Lusini, Cinzia Matteucci, Daniel Nystedt,Michela Rufini, Valeria Scrillatti, Dorotea Tasca, Michele Tonon, Valentina Venier
Meetings: 10
Total hours: 30
Locations: LABA, Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence; Artist’s studio; D’A Art Space, Empoli.

2009
Sottomano (Underhand)

With the artist Daniela De Lorenzo
Project and realization of felt installations with performance
Enlisted: 15 people
Meetings: 5
Total hours: 20; each meeting 2/4hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 250
The workshop dedicated to students, teachers and lovers will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Workshop
Ibrido, memoria, recupero (Hybrid,memory, recovery)

With the artist Zoe Gruni
Project and realization of dresses – sculptures with found materials and juta for performance.
Enlisted:15 people
Meetings: 6
Total hours: 20; each meeting 2/4hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 250
The workshop dedicated to students, teachers and lovers will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Theatral Workshop
Se questa troppo solida carne (If this too solid flesh)

with Andrea Giuntini, Gloria Grazzini, theatre actors
Diction, acting, gestures for performance
Enlisted:15 people
Meeetings: 10
Total hours:20; each meeting 2/3hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 200
The workshop dedicated to students, teachers and lovers will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Multimedia workshop
First level
Riflettere il reale (Reflecting the reality)
Con Pietro Paolo Capezzone video technician
Videoing and montage with theorethical and practical lessons for the knowledge of the video and cinema language for the realization of a documentary.
The course is a beginning in to the knowledge of the video and cinema language. It is a training course for students, teachers and lovers of the realization of a documentary.
Enlisted:15 people
Meetings: 5/10
Total hours:20; each meeting 2hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 200
The workshop will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed (established) according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Second level
Massimo Becattini, Pietro Paolo Capezzone, video technicians
Videoing and montage with theorethical and practical lessons for the realization of a videominute.
In the course of theorethical lessons meetings with artists video and experts are guaranteed, with consultation of video materials and interventions of Mario Gorni, Director of the Careof Association in Milan, Simonetta Fadda artist, Melania Lanzini artist, Neon Gallery, Bologna to which three/four meetings will be dedicated.
Enlisted:15 people
Meetings: 5/10
Total hours:20; each meeting 2 hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 250
The workshop dedicated to students, teachers and lovers, will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Workshop – course
Meeting contemporary art

Theoretical lessons with projections and discussions about the creative aspects of contemporary art and culture.

In occasion of the 400 hundred year anniversary
Galilei Galilei Art and Science
With Lorenzo Poggi Philosophy of the estetics
The structure of the artistic revolutions.
The reason of scientific language. Galileo Galilei art critic.
Art as mimesis and Art as expression and representation.
Death of Art in Hegel’s philosophy
Characteristics of the contemporary age between Nihilism and Post Modernism.

In occasion of the centenary of futurism
FUTURISM 1909 - 2009.Birth, developments, times of an avantguard between the first wave and the second wave futurism, international influences.
With Alessandra Scappini art historian

Theoretical lessons with projections and discussions about the creative aspects of contemporary art and culture.
To become familiar with contemporary art to go deeper into creative itineraries through an excursion of the history of art of the 20th century; theoretical lessons with projections and consultation of in - house materials of the association.
Enlisted:15 people
Meeetings: 5
Total hours: 12; each meeting 2 hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 100
The workshop will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Those enlisted, if interested, can take part in a further program of cultural visits:
Futurism 1909 – 2009, Real Palace, Milan; Futurism in Europe, Mart, Rovereto;
(The art’s places: Luigi Pecci Center of contemporary art, Prato, Villa Celle, Gori Collection, Pistoia, La Strozzina, Florence) with an additional cost for the guide and with travel expenses.
This program also foresees a overseas trip to visit the Museum of contemporary art in Bilbao.
The organization and the travel costs and with dates yet to be fixed will be indicated after the beginning of the course.
It will be possible to change the travel itinerary based upon the needs of those enlisted.

Workshop
Artist’s book dedicated to Time

With Nicoletta Testi artist
Project and realization of an artist’s book dedicated to time.
A brief introduction about artist’s book in contemporary art, with projections of artists’ works, and a practical part in laboratory, with demostractions and exercises on binding techniques and monotype printing. There will be an analisys of the different social and individual constructions of time to inspire and also create a calendar or a journal as artist’s book, as an unique edition or a circulation in many copies.
Meetings: 8
Total hours:16; each meeting 2 hours
Total cost per person (course and inscription): Euro 200
The workshop dedicated to students, teachers and lovers will take place only with a number of at least ten enlisted and the dates are fixed according to the artist’s availability, and with the consideration of the enlisted participants in mind.
For detailed informations: contact via the association’s e – mail or phone.
Place: D’A Art space, Empoli
At the end of the workshop valuable certification is granted as formative credits.

Sincresis Associazione Culturale per le arti contemporanee
Sede: Via della Repubblica, 52/54 - 50053 Empoli (Firenze) - Tel. +39 0571 73619 - info@sincresisarte.org
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