Discovering an Exhibition
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E’ per Sempre – Press Release
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
San Marco 4303 – Venezia
Venerdì 7 maggio alle ore 11:00
Excess and waste of plastic materials are opposed to the lack of certainties and values.
We live in a world where the accumulation of indestructible waste and the irreversible damage they cause to Nature, leave indelible traces both in the environment and in the conscience of individuals who, today more than ever, have been deprived of their points of reference, of the certainties that, erroneously, were presumed to be immutable.
Yet, these months of lockdown represent, at the same time, a unique opportunity to concretely experience the path of degrowth, the authentic value of frugality and the ability to think about sustainable and compatible processes with our environment.
It is on these convictions that the works of Mara Fabbro and Alberto Pasqual are based in the exhibition curated by Alessandra Santin and hosted in the two exhibition rooms on the main floor of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, a historic building owned by I.P.A.V. (Venetian Public Assistance Institutions), managed by Venezia Foundation for Personal Services through the “Hidden Jewels of Venice” cultural enhancement project. The exhibition was organized by Dform Srl through its brand specialized in museum installations Theke Museum in Pasiano di Pordenone, in collaboration with the Giovanni Santin Foundation
The installations of the two artists – constantly in dialogue with each other – document the existential void of Man and the substantial fullness of natural space, now suffocated by the plastic residues so intrusive in our society: from the open-air landfills of our suburbs, to the microplastics of the oceans. And to remind us of this the first installation, which welcomes visitors at the foot of the famous Scala: a shower of plastic bags evokes the “End of the fish”, suggesting the atrocious death by asphyxiation to which many marine species are condemned.
But this eternal material can also be regenerated, it can take on new forms, soaring in all its abstract sinuosity in Alberto Pasqual’s “Presenze-Absenze”, ghosts of buildings in an apocalyptic scenario; or in the “Metropolitan Membranes” by Mara Fabbro, transparent panels where the “void” of the support is opposed to the “full” of the matter of the pixels of sand, resin and glues that trace city maps. They are graphic, physical and visual representations of territories: crowded metropolises, desolate lands, cities crossed by rivers or overlooking the ocean, lands known and imagined at the same time.
Alberto Pasqual’s material works express the dynamics of the transition from empty to full, from transparency to opacity, from lightness to weight. The artist entrusts to iron, concrete or polycarbonate the intrinsic and visual strength of the material on which he imprints an intense gesture that interrupts the geometry of the traditional figure creating an unexpected and exciting aesthetic. A gesture that, as Pasqual explains, has always been at the center of his artisan knowledge, a “darting and decisive gesture, like the snap of a
whip. Like the blacksmith who hardens steel with primordial strength “.
The visit to the exhibition is an itinerary that can lead to renewing our awareness of the fragility of Nature and the need to defend it, profoundly changing our personal habits and collective.
In welcoming the works of the two Friulian artists in the spaces of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, I.P.A.V. and Fondazione Venezia Servizi alla Persona wanted to testify that the commitment to building a sustainable future belongs to each of us; and that each of us is called to do our part.
The exhibition will remain open from 7 May to 31 August 2021,
from 10:00 to 18:00 (consult the website for updates on the days open to the public).
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To see videos of the artists:
THEKE @ DIOCESAN HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF CONCORDIA-PORDENONE
On Thursday 26 November 2020, some of our employees helped the entourage of the Historical Diocesan Archives of Concordia-Pordenone in arranging various historical documents.
The Historical Archive of the Diocese of Concordia-Pordenone has followed the events of the Christian community, of which it is a voice, in its itinerary: first in Concordia, then in Portogruaro (1586) and subsequently in Pordenone (1972), with the task of testifying the various moments in the life of the Diocese.
The most ancient document is a parchment of the bishop Romulus, datable to around 1190. This first document is followed by a long and copious series of testimonies that go down to the present day, quantifiable in 1763 parchments, 881 registers, 5500 cards, 1450 prints.
All the material is divided into funds: Bishops (pastoral letters, circulars and dispositions, administration of the Bishop’s canteen), Bishop’s Curia (appointment of parish priests, parish reports, processes in both civil and spiritual matters), Chapter of the Cathedral (capitular acts, mansionerie, prebends, administration), pastoral visits (reports of visits to individual parishes), parish archives (48 those currently present) merged following the 1976 earthquake and globally divided into registry office, factory, activity and religious life. Particular sectors are made up of the Maps, which present situations that no longer exist or are altered and therefore fundamental for the study of the territory, of the settlements and of the jurisdictions, and lastly of the Correspondence, which reveals a vast and varied gallery of characters.
For us at Theke it was an honor to be able to view and handle documents of such historical importance, therefore we publicly thank the Diocesan Museum and the Diocese of Concordia-Pordenone for choosing to have us carry out this delicate and prestigious task.
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DFORM | THEKE SUPPORTS CULTURE!
29. International Sacred Music Festival of Pordenone.
With pride we have decided to support this cultural event very well organized and promoted by “Presenza e Cultura” and by the “Centro Iniziative Culturali” in Pordenone.
It is a series of initiatives (thematic cultural meetings, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and guided tours) coordinated and linked together by the same focus focused on the Human Trinity.
For all the details: www.centroculturapordenone.it/pec.read more >
NEW: DISPLAY CASE RENTAL SERVICE
From May 2020, Theke’s commercial offer is enriched with a new proposal designed for all exhibition spaces that need a fixed-term solution; Thus was born the idea of rental service for some of our brand new Bell cases.
Based on the customer’s needs, the service can be provided in the short / medium / long term, the display cases will be delivered, assembled and collected directly by our specialized technicians and we will always be active with our customer service for any maintenance event.
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THEKE Multimedia Offer
Theke Museum is not only synonymous with high-quality traditional museum installations, but also a specialist in the creation of multimedia exhibition spaces with highly technological and interactive solutions.
In this video you can enjoy a rundown of the most significant works carried out so far that accompany the visitor by offering the best of the multisensory museum experience.
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For us at Dform, the safety of our employees, customers and suppliers has always been of the highest and priority importance, and today in the face of the Covid-19 emergency it has become more than ever.
During this delicate and uncertain period for all, we want to let our customers know that we are putting all our resources into action to ensure business continuity, both in production and in technical-logistical terms.
We are operational, with the dedication and professionalism that have always distinguished us, to answer all your questions, requests for information, projects and to develop any type of request, waiting to start again stronger than before.
*Representative image-Coronavirus Disease 2019 Rotator Graphic for af.mil. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario “Charo” Gutierrez)read more >
PALAZZO CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO – VENICE
On request of “Venezia Servizi alla Persona Foundation”, we created the furnishings for the Bookshop area located on the ground floor of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice; the furnishings include the design and construction of the reception desk and display furniture, one of which includes plexiglas display cases (also available in glass).
The reception desk is made of Corian in the Deep Cloud finish;
the display cabinets are made of Okumè plywood covered with Polaris 9/10 laminate in the 2909 Gris Graphite finish;
the vertical panels behind the display cabinets are made of Okumè plywood covered with 9/10 Polaris laminate in the 2909 Gris Graphite finish with shelves and profiles (grooves) in Zero Chemical finish aluminum.read more >
VENICE – CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO PALACE, EXHIBITION “EZIO GRIBAUDO – ITINERARIES: NEW YORK, VENICE, TURIN”
Theke @ Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo (Ve): exhibition “Ezio Gribaudo – Itineraries: New York Venice Turin”.
As part of the events for the 90th birthday of the artist Ezio Gribaudo, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo organized an exhibition that celebrates him, exhibiting works that retrace an itinerary that touches on three important stages for his work: Turin – his hometown – Venice – where he won the prize for graphics at the 1966 Biennale – New York – the city that marks the culmination of his friendship with Lucio Fontana following the presentation of his book at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York.
The Bovolo exhibits paintings, documents and photographs that trace the artist’s career and the works of the artists that Gribaudo meets during his career: his friend Lucio Fontana, Giorgio de Chirico and Karen Appel.
The exhibition takes place over a period of time that starts from 1961 and arrives at the end of the 1970s, telling the story of a provocative and multifaceted character.
The construction project and the direction of the works are by the architect Giovanni Di Vito of the Studio Vitruvio, for which we have created the exhibition structures under the Theke brand. The graphics of the exhibition were designed by Chiara Grandesso.
The exhibition is open to the public from 11/15/2019 to 04/30/2020.read more >
PALAZZO ZABARELLA (PD)
Padova, 26th October – 1st May 2020
At the request of the Bano Foundation, which follows the exhibition project, we have created customized display cabinets designed to showcase some of the most prestigious private collections in the world, including over seventy masterpieces by Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh; this is the private collection – later made public – by Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel “Bunny” Lambert, two of the most important patrons of the last century.
The works come from the Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Arts and will be exhibited in the evocative setting of Palazzo Zabarella in Padua from 26th October 2019 to 1st March 2020.
The set up made by us includes:
- 1 case 84x200cm with base in Corian col. Diamond Blue and glass bell containing one of the most famous works by Degas, “La Piccola Ballerina, 14 years old”, ca.
- 4 cases 54x160cm with base in Corian col. Seagrass and glass bell containing the famous equine sculptures by Degas
- 1 case 74x180cm with base in Corian col. Athena Gray and glass bell containing the largest sculpture among those depicting horses made by Degas
Our showcases are characterized by a particular opening system that provides for the vertical sliding of the glass bell, while the display area is free from uprights thus ensuring maximum visibility of the exhibits.
All the materials used are antibacterial, antifungal and anti-rust; the closure can be keyed, with laminated glass for a high level of security.read more >