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“Collection of a Magpie”
A magpie does not steal, it collects
It takes small shiny objects and bring them into the nest
Wedged between feathers, twigs and dry leaves, it creates a small collection of enchanting failures
A magpie embodies the spirit of the collector
In its nest, like within a collection, objects replace desires
To arrange, classify, select, and sort, just like memory exercises
A space for reconstruction
“Collection of a Magpie” by Alice Padovani
A magpie embodies the spirit of the collector
Le Dame Art Gallery are delighted to present “Collection of a Magpie”, the first UK Solo Show of Italian artist Alice Padovani.
Born in 1979 in Italy, where she still lives and works, she graduated at the University of Bologna with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts in 2015. Preferring drawings, installations and performances, as a visual artist she has won several awards such as the Art Rounds – Celeste Prize in 2016, the Who art you? Press Award Winner – 4th Edition (Italy) in 2015 and the Young Art Pitching Prize, Art&Museum International Exhibition Xchange in Turin (Italy) in 2014.
In 2017 she was selected for the Artrooms Fair in London and due to the incredible success with Private and Public Collections, the directors Cristina Cellini Antonini and Chiara Canal invited her to join the Portfolio of Le Dame Art Gallery.
“Alice is the kind of artist every gallery would like to work with. Her artistic research generates impactful works worth a Museum exhibition, such as those from the “Collection of a Magpie” series. Scarab beetles and little tiny objects, or fragments are assembled together to create precious nests made in gold, or emerald or simply black and white. The outcome is just exquisite, a must-have collection”, say Cristina and Chiara.
Alice’s constant research and unconventional background (as a former theatre actor and director) lead her to explore different media and techniques. Obsessed with death and time, art is a personal diary to overcome loss and grief.
Collection of a Magpie by Alice Padovani
Private View: 7 June from 6pm to 8pm
Public Opening: 8 June – 31 August
Monday to Friday from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Le Dame Art Gallery at the Meliá White House Hotel, Albany St, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 3UP
About Le Dame Art Gallery:
Le Dame Art Gallery has a reputation for scouting and representing the finest up-and-coming artists, whose works have been commissioned or acquired by public, corporate and private collections. Le Dame Art Gallery is based at the Meliá White House, a 4-star deluxe hotel in central London, where the gallery has been curating the MWH Art Collection (launched in 2016) and where they also host ARTROOMS – International Contemporary Art Fair, not just a fair but a laboratory for exploration that has already become a focal point for galleries and collectors looking to uncover talented artists. With approx 2000 sq meters exhibition spaces from the Meliá White House, Le Dame Art Gallery is proud to launch Le Dame Art Hub running two programs for international & UK based artists.
Open Call Artrooms 2018
10 May 2017
Held in high esteem from participating artists and attendees, and with record-breaking sales on its third edition, Artrooms team is currently working towards its 4th edition and eagerly awaiting for the artists applications. For Founder Cristina Cellini Antonini: “Artrooms’ aim is to facilitate the quest for galleries and collectors to find tomorrow’s next big star”. Nonetheless, the fair is already fulfilling its purpose, in its last edition artists were selected by several galleries and acquired by important corporate collections.
Artrooms is the only fair in the world offering free exhibition space to independent artists looking to emerge into the London Art Market and eager to be scouted by art galleries. If you are an artist and wish to be part of Artrooms, we invite you to apply to the 2018 edition. Applications are now open!
The deadline to apply for the 2018 edition is end of June 2017.
“An Open Letter to the Art Collector”
We also invite artists to join the “An Open Letter to the Art Collector” project which explores the relationship between the artist and art collectors. The project started on the Artrooms 2017 edition and it is a series of experiments, installations and essays investigating the complexity of the relationship between the artist and the collector. Artists around the world are invited to write a letter to express their ideas, feelings, experiences and maybe expectations towards the imaginary of the collector, the letter can be anything that the artist establish as one, there are no limits. The most interesting letters will be selected for an installation and/or other publication. If you are interested in being part of the project, please send us your kind of letter (hand-written/ hand-done or creatively-done) until the 15 of September 2017 to Artrooms Fair Ltd c/o Collective, 110 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 2LS.
“Call for Curators”
On the other hand, the “Call for Curators” is the leading light for Artrooms’ next edition. It is a fantastic opportunity for 8 emerging curators under the age of 30 to work with Artrooms. We are looking for curators that have the ability to develop a site-responsive project but also capable of presenting a proposal that is conceptually rigorous and focus on projects or innovative themes that are engaging and relevant to the concept of Artrooms. In addition to be working with us during the fair, our chosen curators will also take their places on our prestigious Selection Committee and write an essay for the Artrooms 2018 catalogue. Closing date for applications is 15 June 2017.
For receiving more information about applying to Artrooms 2018 edition, the Call for Curators and the Artrooms “An Open Letter to the Art Collector” project, email email@example.com and follow @artroomslondon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We are thrilled to announce that Artrooms 2017 artists are stepping up and leaving a mark in the international art market.
Artists Zoi Pappa and Maria Giovanna Morelli (aka Collettivo Instabile) have been selected among the 125 artists that will be exhibiting and competing for The Laguna Prize at the Arsenale in Venice this March 2017. The Arte Laguna Prize is an internationally renowned art award that, in the same spirit as Artrooms Art Fair, aims to enhance the contemporary art world.
Also, Felix Baudenbacher’s show at the Exhibitionist Hotel will open on the 14th of March, while artist Ilsa Brittain has been selected by curator Monica Colussi for the “Kanojo”show at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Motor Village UK. To learn more about the artists, visit www.fbaud.com and www.ilsabrittain.com .
For more news about Artrooms artists, and about submitting an application for Artrooms 2018, please follow @artroomslondon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.