Painting and visual arts

In RUFA the meeting with Maria Chiara Valacchi

On Friday 22 November, starting at 12 noon, as part of the painting class held at RUFA Pastificio Cerere, journalist and independent curator Maria Chiara Valacchi will present to RUFA visual arts students the projects she has structured within the non-profit association Cabinet in Milan. On the same occasion, the editorial contents of the digital magazine “Paint!” will also be illustrated. The aim is to help new creative minds to finalize their future placement through practical experiences and possible direct collaborations.

In addition to offering exhibitions of the highest level, involving international artists unpublished in Italy, Cabinet is the flagship of a world, that of non-profit, to be explored. The experiment consists in creating a dialogue between the pictorial works of “mid-career” artists and the sculptural-installation element, to create a dynamic different from the simple contemplation of the painting. Here the choice of presenting doubles, which right from the start, have had a very good response from the public and critics: in fact, many newspapers have embraced with enthusiasm the new exhibitions of Cabinet.

Many artists have been hosted in the last few years: Brian Calvin, Kaye Donachie, Sylvie Fleury, Karsten Födinger, Dagmar Heppner, Christian Jankowski, Chris Succo, Alexander Wagner, Wendy White, Ivan Seal, Pieter Vermeersch and also young emerging artists such as Adrian Buschmann, Ma- tyas Chochola, Lindsay Lawson, Alex Mackin-Dolan, Mia Marfurt, Melike Kara, David Keating, Dan Shaw-Town, Tyra Tingleff, Henning Strassburger and Amalia Ulman.

As independent curator Maria Chiara Valacchi has completed “Supercolla”, the project on “Superleggera” by Giò Ponti, realized in Milan involving Italian and foreign artists and designers, including Flavio Favelli, Francesco Simeti, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Vedovamazzei. Since 2014, she has also been the editor-in-chief of “Paint!”, an online platform exclusively dedicated to the diffusion and research of the best contemporary painting, the first to benefit from the direct contribution of illustrious international painters.