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Riccardo Mannelli2016-11-01T13:03:10+00:00

Project Description

THE REASON WHY

«I’ve long envisioned this country as an archipelago. Its islands as floating islands.
Riccardo Mannelli is one of these floating islands.»

THE PROJECT: ART CURATION

After the last page comes the first: this introductory statement, which could well be the conclusion, is instead, the beginning. Last June, Riccardo Mannelli and I were sitting at a café, near his studio in Rome. It was a beautiful sunny day. We were having something to drink and watching people pass by. The flow of humanity. Someone we both know asked us how we had met. It was a girl. To my surprise, Riccardo replied: “We met in a brothel”. Obviously he didn’t intend the literal, objective meaning of those words. Brothels no longer exist, and it’s clear our meeting took place in other circumstances. My thoughts had to go beyond his words and their literal meaning, beyond verbal language. Why did Riccardo give that image of our meeting? I started thinking. Actually, I started thinking differently. I had to understand Mannelli. I had to look into the images and not the words.

FULL TEXT
THE MOVIE
WHO IS RICCARDO MANNELLI

Born in Pistoia, he has lived and worked in Rome since 1977. One of the most incisive and sharp Italian pencils, Mannelli since 1975 has been working with the most leading Italian satirical magazines with comic magazines as Linus and Alter Linus, and with newspapers and magazines such as Playmen, Blue (Coniglio Editore), L’Europeo, La Stampa, Il Messaggero, Lotta Continua, Il Manifesto, La Repubblica, Il Fatto Quotidiano and abroad L’Heco des Savanes (France), Humor, pagina 12 (Argentina), Il caffe (Locarno). [source: Wikipedia – read the full bio]

HIS WORKS
ART CRITICS
Shana Nys Dambrot
Peter Frank
THE MAKING OF
THE EXHIBITION
OPENING NIGHT AT BUILDING BRIDGES LA

RICCARDO MANNELLI

Notes for the reconstruction of Beauty

Curated by Gianluca Draghetti

LA Art Show red Carpet After Party & Opening Reception

OTHER EVENTS

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Los Angeles

LA ART SHOW

2016 Los Angeles

PRESS REVIEW
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