last Friday, 5 April, we took down our 'Little Treasures', the sad part of the exhibition.
It was again another wonderful mini format show.
Creativity, colors, variety, but above all high quality have been protagonists of this last edition. I'm very happy with the results of the show and very grateful to all exhibitors to whom goes this applause because each of you deserve a big 'bravo' and a big 'thank you'!
As is my habit, I will send an email with the latest updates at the beginning of next week. Paola Trevisan - Bologna, 7 April 2013
Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, October-November 2012
Thursday 8 November was the last day of a wonderful show. We kept having good attendance and enthusiastic feedback from visitors.
Some artists were still around so it made the 'end' less sad. But of course it's not an end but just the start of a longer path I hope to share with many of you again.
Like always, soon I will send a private email to all exhibitors, and my webmaster is preparing a slide show with all photos taken by photographers and artists during the show.
Thank you again, and as a souvenir, I cordially invite you to watch this 23 minute musical slideshow of Little Treasures - Paola
For copyright reasons (sound), this video is blocked in Germany, but the no-sound version will play. Please click below.
Exhibition of Miniatures at Galleria de' Marchi, Bologna
9 - 21 April 2011
International Art Exhibition
Museum of the Estense Castle, Ferrara (Italy)
23 - 31 October 2010
In planning a new exhibition project, I always inevitably like to envisage it in terms of variety, since quality artistic expression is expressed as infinite nuances and studies. Artists follow their own paths, their stimuli and impulses, that is, the force of their own creative energy, just as I do when, in my work as a curator and an organizer, I give birth through them to a new exhibition. My objective consists in channelling the energetic and creative flux deriving from all the participating authors, giving relevance to the works of art – individually and collectively – by arranging them into a greatly harmonic exhibition, in spite of the very different personalities and artistic results.
My most recent work experiences as a curator – particularly the participation to the “Art Melbourne” in Australia and the “Little Treasures” exhibition in Bologna – have deeply helped me in choosing this theme, which I am especially fond of, since it has already become a distinctive feature of my exhibitions and contributes to making them unique as well as homogeneous, enabling the artists to perceive them as their own and to interpret them in a totally personal, original and innovative way. With “Creative Energy” I have decided to focus on creativity because, thanks to my exchanges with artists and colleagues, but also visiting and participating to exhibitions and events on the current artistic scene, I have realized how often what characterizes a work of art, giving it added value and turning it into a universal language work, is precisely the creative force generating an energy that can break through language, geographical and cultural barriers. Before the intense creative energy emanating from works of art, I stand enchanted.
During the endless conversations with the artists, with whom I am lucky enough to spend time exchanging ideas and opinions, I realize the innate but also violent desire to create that drives them in making their works and always allows them – and this is a key point of making art in its entire pureness – to enjoy themselves and the creative art within the canvas or sculpting material.
This exhibition will introduce to the public a group of international and innovative artists who love dreaming, experimenting and, especially, creating in a context of freedom of thought and who, by personally interpreting the subject, reveal the force, fantasy and talent they have developed into an exceptional and heterogeneous range of nuances and expressions. The result is a multicoloured yet harmonious pattern in which it will no longer be possible to avoid the moving sensations generated by the pureness and the energy perceivable in the chromatic vibrations, in the vigour of the pictorial signs, in the formal compositions and in the variety of textures.
In this occasion too we will walk through the rooms of the Este Castle – a perfect and suggestive scenery, set in the as magical and fascinating city of Ferrara – discovering an artistic universe wrought by the creative energy that not only runs through every author as she/he creates their works, but will also powerfully affect the spectator, to whom an incredible and surprising world will be disclosed, at times mysterious and enigmatic, at others transparent and shiny.
International Art Exhibition "Little Treasures", Bologna
Galleria De' Marchi, Bologna, Italy, 8 - 24 May 2010
Over recent years I have curated many exhibitions of fine artwork by individual creators from all over the world. Through the great diversity of individual expression these exhibitions have grown in size and attention and have always been well received by the public and critics alike.
The 2006 show ‘Magic’ at the Castello Estense in Ferrara seemed to re-awaken an awareness of the great traditions of art inherent to Italy and especially Ferrara. The traditionalists with their superb renderings of reality echoed the spirit of Cosmé Tura, while the magic of the metaphysical abstraction, reminded us of Carra and De Chirico.
In 2007 I curated the ‘Spirit – Spirit In Art’ exhibition. This show brought with it a redoubled enthusiasm and further enlightened interchange between the artists, their public and myself.
So, the following two years 2008 and 2009, within the same castle walls, I saw my tree of art blossom and I was honoured to curate two further great International exhibitions. These shows, ‘Traces of Memory’ and ‘Imaginary Journeys’ were magnificent occasions where genuine and sincere artists from all over the world came to meet and exchange their cultural and aesthetic views.
It was as if a great discovery of emotional and spiritual treasure had been located. As we dug deeper (often far into the night over good limoncello) we knew that there was much more to be unearthed. This search culminated in our first ‘Little Treasures’ exhibition held in 2008.
Once again, from this great blossoming tree of art came the fall of delicate small petals. These are happily gathered once again and proudly presented to you as our second exhibition of ‘Little Treasures’.
I would like to thank all of the artists who have contributed such exquisite creations to this very special exhibition.
Thank you for your interest and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the show.
Trevisan International Art at Art Melbourne
Because of the many great memories and emotional experiences, it is difficult to know where to begin in my report on Trevisan International Art exhibiting at ‘Art Melbourne’.
From April 22nd – 25th this great art fair displayed over 800 Australian and International artists at the magnificent and historical Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. Through the Australian artists that I have had the pleasure to work with, I have learned that Australia is a great young country that is open to all levels of art. They were right - I am extremely happy that I made the decision to join this great event. It has proved a very important step for me in that it gives me confidence and opens up all sorts of international possibilities for the future. The Melbourne public was especially welcoming in their appreciation of our efforts and we received great feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the quality of the paintings and sculptures in our display.
I would especially like to thank those artists who believed in me and allowed me to represent them at this great event: Marion Bakker (Holland), Michele Krauss (United States), Ton Lindhout (Holland), Fran Mc Cann (Ireland), Keith Morant (New Zealand), Franz Rittmannsberger (Austria), Carol Rowling (Australia) and Joe Sloan (Ireland). I am very proud of you all. I am also very happy that we had such good results, not only on terms of sales, but also in the great interest and compliments received by many visitors on the quality of your exhibited artworks.
I have made many new contacts and received great stimulation and encouragement from this experience; it gave me the opportunity to know Australia, a wonderfully modern country that is very alive to contemporary art. This venture has also been a strong test for Trevisan International Art, forcefully demonstrating, that, thanks to the integrity and creative richness of the artists, we are able to cross any geographic barrier.
It was an honor for me to exhibit these eight artists in Melbourne and I am confident that this has been a giant first step on a journey towards much more international exposure for the future of Trevisan International Art.
Ferrara – Castello Estense – Sale dell’Imbarcadero
Seventy-eight artists from all over the world have created an important and diverse exhibition of international art.
Imaginary Journeys, with artists from all over the world bringing their individual contributions of inventive and creative art into the beautiful setting of Ferrara in the Po valley.
The exhibition “Imaginary Journeys”, staged in the Imbarcadero Rooms of the Castello Estense in Ferrara from 24 October to 1 November, was a great success: its launch was preceded outside by a delightful exhibition of traditional flag-wavers, which then proceeded into the halls inside with a brief welcome and thanks from the curator, Paola Trevisan, who presented a number of prizes to the exhibiting artists. Many of them were present among the crowd, which was of a considerable size and clearly showed its appreciation of the enormous and varied range of painting, photography and sculpture. An international exhibition of high quality art that has attracted many visitors from Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, northern Italy and beyond. The enticing draw of the imagination as a link between such a variety of different poetic individuals who have developed their skills in various countries and with such passion, has found a large audience.
From Nigeria to Switzerland, the United States to the Netherlands, Australia to Israel, the sheer range of nationalities of the exhibiting artists forms a whole that is more interesting than ever, with a preponderance of abstract, informal paintings (not excluding figurative touches in some of them), together with the mouldable quality of elegant, essential sculpture to reflect today’s more intimate shapes. Colours, landscapes of the unconscious, symbols: each of the artists exhibiting here has made a mental journey into the minds of some among the many that populate our world and who are shown here in art, through three or four works. Ferrara, always a city of grand artistic horizons, has staged an important event that managed on the occasion to sense what is happening in art at present: it is global, though not standardised, but, rather, multi-faceted, with a profusion of talent, imagination and skill.