凯撒‧卡塔 尼亚（Cesare Catania）
"Woman with a Book"
"Woman with a Book"
"The Open Cutting"
"The Open Cutting"
艺术家塞 凯撒‧卡塔 尼亚（Cesare Catania）的电台采访
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无线电指挥：凯撒 Cesare 接受了我们的邀请。说到您，我们指的是您的展览，展览将于2020年3月15日（星期日）在Finaosta展览空间内开放。我首先请您从艺术的角度进行自我介绍，向我们的广播听众解释艺术的发展历程，以及通常最接近的艺术形式。
凯撒‧卡塔 尼亚（Cesare Catania）：大家早上好。首先，感谢您和InBlu广播电台的盛情款待，最重要的是您选择了深化艺术主题。假设这些天我们听到了有关冠状病毒，感染数量等的信息……我们处于一种几乎矛盾的，超现实的境地。
凯撒‧卡塔 尼亚（Cesare Catania）：…与以前所说的保持联系，进行一次艺术展览意味着给每个人一个享受艺术的机会，而不论它是否是我们可以理解的；后者是当代艺术的典型含义。我们经常听到“即使我不太了解我也喜欢当代艺术”。
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凯撒‧卡塔 尼亚（Cesare Catania）：当然。我制作绘画和雕塑的当代艺术作品。这些画作除了属于超现实主义/超现实主义和抽象艺术的作品外，大部分都是被称为“非正规艺术”的家庭的一部分……尽管我制作的大多数画作肯定属于非正式艺术，因此，该技术中的人物被认可，但在技术和细节上并未得到充分表征。这种艺术潮流以及立体主义，如果我们愿意的话，允许艺术家将注意力更多地集中在鼓舞人心的部分上，而不是实际的技术部分上。
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我在奥斯塔（Aosta）带来了两件名为“ La Bocca dell’Etna”的雕塑。它们是红色和绿色版本（B和C版本）。我经常携带制作同一艺术主题的多个版本的事实。当我将某种灵感称为“圆润”（很好的“浓郁”……如果我们想要的话，有点像葡萄酒），那时候我喜欢创作更多艺术与相同的灵感联系在一起，加深了最初启发我的那个主题。
然后是两幅绘画作品，一部名为《带书的女人》，基本上是手工修饰的版画，另一幅是名为“ The Open Cutting”的有机硅和丙烯酸作品。 。
Radio Conductor: Thanks Cesare for accepting our invitation. Speaking about you, we refer to your exhibition that will be open until Sunday the 15th of March 2020 in the Finaosta Art Gallery (Aosta – IT). I would like to immediately start asking for you to introduce yourself from an artistic point of view, explaining to our radio listeners what artistic evolution you have done and in general which artistic form you are closest to.
Art as a Dream
Cesare Catania: Good morning everyone. First of all, I kindly thank you and your Radio InBlu for your hospitality and above all for your choice to explore the theme of art. Let’s say that during these last days we hear about Covid-19, number of infected, etc … we are in an almost paradoxical and surreal situation.
According to me, talking about art right now is useful; it serves both in a fairly banal way to change the subject, but above all to make people dream … People always need to dream and therefore art is not only beautiful to look at, but it is also useful for society, and above all in this historical moment.
The difference between art and design
I am often asked “why Aosta?” (maybe right now I’m doing my artistic show here), and it’s a fairly recurring question. Journalists usually ask for me when I go to Monaco, “why an art exhibition in Monaco?”, Or when I go to Lugano “why an art exhibition in Lugano?”. Let’s say that the starting point is that an artist goes where his artistic contribution is requested; there is no more beautiful thing for an artist to know that his works are in demand all over the World and in all cities. You are a journalist, I believe that certainly the closest artistic figure to you the writer
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a writer does the same things when he thinks that his or her book is available in all libraries all around the World. For art it’s the same… The only difference between journalism and art is that the journalist writes to communicate to others, so his or her main target is to be understood by everyone. The artist, the real one, in my opinion is selfish when he or she paints and when he or she sculpts: he does art for himself, regardless of the judgment of others. Otherwise it ends up producing design …
Art and artist are always linked one each other
Radio Conductor: Speaking of art, and in particular of exhibitions, I wanted to ask you: what does “organizing exhibitions” mean nowadays? In your case, where we are close to the field of contemporary art, what is your position on the organization of artistic events of this type?
Cesare Catania: … Reconnecting to what was said before, making an art exhibition means giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy art, regardless of whether it is, if we want, understandable or not; the latter a typical meaning of contemporary art. Very often we hear “I like contemporary art even if I don’t understand it very well”.
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if we talk about art, the real one, the genuine one, when you know the artist immediately you should be able to understand both the author’s thought and also his art. Both are in fact inseparably linked.
Art as universal messagge
Therefore, organizing an art exhibition means first of all spreading a message, the artistic one, trying to communicate it to everyone, regardless of the viewer’s portfolio. In fact, art is often seen as an elitist matter, destined for the few and rich. Instead, in my opinion, the basis of everything is that art should be a universal means of communication …
Radio Conductor: Cesare, we certainly cannot speak of the works that you have decided to exhibit in Aosta, not many, because we are talking about this exhibition of five works, but certainly of impact and of great quality. Can you help us frame them better?
His contemporary artworks: part 1
Cesare Catania: Of course. I make works of contemporary art both pictorial and sculptural. Those paintings are mostly part of the family which is called “informal art”, except from some works of hyperrealism / surrealism and abstract art … although surely most of the paintings I made belong to informal art, therefore that art where there are human figures that are recognized but are not fully characterized in the technique and in the details. This genre of artistic vein, as well as cubism if we want, allows the artist to focus more on the inspirational part than on the actual technical part.
In Aosta I brought two sculptures entitled “The Mouth of Etna”. They are a red and a green version (B and C Version). The fact of making multiple versions of the same artistic theme is something that I carry around often. When there is an inspiration that I understand to be, as I call it, “round” (so well “full-bodied” … a bit like wine if we want…), at that point I like maybe to create more than one work of art linked to the same inspiration, deepening that same theme that initially inspired me.
His contemporary artworks: part 2
Then there are two canvases, one entitled “Woman with Book”, which is basically a hand-made retouched copy, and then there is another silicone and acrylic artwork called “The Open Cutting” .
Finally I brought a tapestry, palette knife painting oil on canvas and touched up with a pad, called “Trois Hommes” (“Three Men”). Three men of science are represented on the same canvas: Pythagoras, Avogadro and Heisenberg. This is one of the artworks that best represents me. Being also an engineer, well … in this canvas I see myself… The classic question that I hear when people see this canvas is “what do all those numbers that dance in your artwork correspond to?”. The answer is very simple: those numbers are the numerical constants of the three scientists, the numbers that made them famous, numbers that are mixed together within the same work of art.
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凯撒‧卡塔 尼亚（Cesare Catania）展览于2月28日星期五在奥斯塔开幕，展览一直持续到2020年3月15日星期日。
这位意大利艺术家的两幅当代艺术雕塑作品，名为“ La Bocca dell’Etna”（B版和C版-2017年），过去已在蒙扎的雷亚尔别墅博物馆展出，在导演Piero Addis的监督下并在摩纳哥公国。这是由钢，硅树脂和丙烯酸制成的两个雕塑，从2月28日起可以在Via Festaz的橱窗中看到，也可以在展览空间内参观展览。 “ …当我想到这些雕塑的那一刻，甚至在设计它们然后再制造它们之前，我就意识到艺术灵感和美学品味都在一个物体中融化在一起……那时，火山口变得以单一艺术作品进行合成的借口，包括对几何学的热爱以及对非理性和非对称性的吸引……”因此，作者对裸露的双联画进行了解释。
在这两个雕塑中添加了三维绘画，该绘画采用与以前的雕塑相同的技术制成，将有机硅和丙烯酸混合在一起（在本例中为黄色和黑色阴影），使真正从画布上出来的绘画栩栩如生。它是先前作品“ Il Taglio”（2017）的修订版，这是另一幅三维绘画，艺术家希望加深能够代表画布上单一拉伸的合成强度。
最后展出的是当代艺术的杰作：“ Trois Hommes”，高超过两米半的布艺挂毯油，用调色刀涂漆，并用垫子修饰。这是一部结合艺术与科学，非正式与立体主义，对称与想象力的作品。
塞萨尔·卡塔尼亚（Cesare Catania）在这张油刷画布上代表了古代和现代科学的基石，根据画家的视野，这些人物改变了我们所生活的世界：毕达哥拉斯，阿伏加德罗和海森堡。 “这三个字符在画布上旋转，好像它们属于同一历史时刻……在宇宙中飞行的数字代表了使它们成名的数字常数，并从根本上改变了科学思维，因此间接地改变了我们对现实的态度。 ..”。
展览的策展工作委托给建筑师克劳迪亚·曼特利（Claudia Mantelli），策展人过去曾在同一地点组织了名为“诱惑”的集体展览，最近又在Pisacane画廊举办了名为“隐藏的真相”的展览。米兰艺术公司目前正在开发名为“梦想家”的艺术项目，这条道路包括在Finaosta的同一展览空间内进行群展以及刚刚描述的Cesare Catania的个人展览。
Title: “The words of the Artist: Cesare Catania Art Exhibition in Aosta (Italy) until Sunday the 15th of April”
Great success for the artist Cesare Catania during his last exhibition inaugurated in Aosta (Italy) on Friday the 28th of February and on display until Sunday the 15th of March 2020.
The Artworks: Part 1
Five in total the masterpieces on display until the 15th of March in the Finaosta exhibition space, the art gallery owned by the regional financial institution of the autonomous region of Valle D’Aosta (Italy) which has the main purpose of promoting the socio-economic development of the territory, including also art and culture.
Two sculptures of contemporary art made by the Italian artist, entitled “The Mouth of Etna” (B and C Version – 2017), already exhibited in the past among others also at the Monza Royal Palace Museum under the supervision of the magnificient director Piero Addis and in the Principality of Monaco. These are two sculptures made by steel, silicone and acrylic, which since the 28th of February are visible from the windows of the gallery in Festaz Street as well as visiting the exhibition inside the spaces. “… the moment I imagined these sculptures, even before designing and making them, I realized that artistic inspiration and aesthetic taste were merging all together, in a single object … at that moment the mouth of the volcano was becoming the pretext to synthesize in a single work of art both the love for geometry and the attraction for irrationality and asymmetry … ” with these words the Author explains referring to the diptych exposed.
The Artworks: Part 2
In addition to these two sculptures you will find a three-dimensional painting, made with the same technique as the previous sculptures, mixing silicone and acrylic together (in this case with yellow and black shades), giving life to a painting that literally comes out from the canvas; it is a revised version of a previous work called “The Cutting” (2017), another three-dimensional painting in which the artist wanted to deepen the synthetic strength that can represent a single cut on a canvas.
The exhibition continues with a limited edition print and hand-retouched by the artist (entitled “Woman with Book”), print whose hammer value at the last auction at the end of October 2019 was greater than 15,000 euros. This auction confirms the positive trend of the Italian artist’s prices and the strong rise as well as in the international ranking of artists according to Artfacts, one of the most authoritative sources used by art appraisal experts.
The Artworks: Art and Science
Finally on display a masterpiece of contemporary art: “The Three Men”, oil on canvas tapestry more than 85 feets high, painted with a palette knife and touched up with a pad. It is a work that combines art and science, informal and cubism, symmetry and imagination.
“This is one of the artworks that best represents me …” continues the Artist “… art and science seem suspended here in midair, in a perfect chromatic and morphological balance”.
In this oil-brushed canvas, Cesare Catania represents what for him are the cornerstones of ancient and modern science, the figures that according to the artist’s vision have changed the World in which we live: Pythagoras, Avogadro and Heisenberg. “The three characters twirl on the canvas as if they belong to the same historical moment … the numbers that fly in their Universe represent the numerical constants that made them famous and that radically changed scientific thinking and therefore indirectly our approach to reality. .. “.
The tapestry has already been exhibited in prestigious places, including at the Serbelloni Palace in Milan.
Where and When?
The curatorship of the exhibition was entrusted to the architect Claudia Mantelli, curator who, among others, has already organized in the past in the same location the collective exhibition entitled “Seductions”, which recently followed the exhibition entitled “The Hidden Truths” at the Pisacane Art Gallery in Milan and which is currently developing the artistic project entitled “The Dreamers”, a path that includes a group exhibition in the same exhibition spaces of the Finaosta as well as the personal exhibition of Cesare Catania just described.
Cesare Catania’s exhibition was inaugurated on Friday the 28th February and will remain open to the public free of charge until Sunday the 15th of April at the following hours: from Tuesday to Saturday 10am-12am and 3pm-7pm; Sunday 3:30pm-6:45pm.