Interactive Star App
Since 2010 Vincenzo Marsiglia has begun to introduce the Interactive Star App into his work, an application for iPad that arises from the need to approach a new multimedia medium to give shape to an interactive work. The artist subsequently modified this app of his invention using it in different projects and contexts. During the lockdown, together with Laetitia Florescu and Julie Fazio, the app was used for the interactive project United around a Portrait. The same project is now re-proposed with a new version on the occasion of Maker Art 2020.
Event on digital.makerfaire.eu
Laetitia Florescu-Sperti is editorial manager at Arteez Magazine, a Swiss platform dedicated to modern and contemporary visual art. She also works as an independent art curator, developing projects and exhibitions, collaborating with artists and private institutions, foundations, museums and art galleries. In 2020 she developed with Julie Fazio the artistic project United around a portrait by Vincenzo Marsiglia. She graduated in Languages and Italian Literature and History from University of Geneva in 2003. She was contributor for the art magazine Artpassions and collaborated with several art galleries. In 2018, she attended an advanced course-Running a Contemporary Gallery- at Sotheby’s Institute of Art of London.
Vincenzo Marsiglia (Belvedere Marittimo, 1972) is graduated in painting at the Brera Academy in Milan. He is a multimedia artist who has long identified his distinctive sign in the four-pointed star, a simple graphic symbol called Marsiglia Unit. The artist always uses this symbol through different techniques to experiment with his formal and meaningful possibilities in sculpture, painting, interactive and immersive installations created using technological and digital means. In his latest works, the need to find a convergence between natural and artificial, real and virtual emerges more and more. He is elaborating a critical reflection on the current world looking at the technological future with optimism. Recent exhibitions and personal projects include: Vincenzo Marsiglia. Interaction Shapes, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, Iaga - International Art Gallery Angels, Cluj Napoca, Romania (2014); Dopo-Logica/o, curated by Matteo Galbiati, Palazzo Ducale and Teatro all'Antica Sabbioneta, Mantua (2016); Digital Antica, curated by Mario Nardo, Sant’Eustachio Abbey, Nervesa della Battaglia (2019); Art & Design, curated by Serena Cassissa and Andrea Castrignano, Spazio Andrea Castrignano, Milan (2020); Biennale Light Art, curated by Vittorio Erlindo and Gisella Gellini, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua (2020); Three Rooms' Exhibition, curated by Milena Becci, Traffic Gallery, Bergamo (2020); La città ideale, curated by Beatrice Audrito and Davide Sarchioni, Mirandola (2020); Buonanotte Contemporanea. Marsiglia, Artan, Pignatelli, curated by Maria Letizia Paiato, Montebello sul Sangro (2020); Cercles, Galerie Wagner, Paris (2020).
Davide Silvioli is a contemporary art critic and he has curated exhibitions for art galleries, independent and institutional spaces. He took part in projects promoted by Paratissima, the MAXXI Museum and the Swiss Institute. He has lectured in Italy and abroad. His texts and research are published in catalogs, art magazines, monographs and gallery editions. He is curator of artist archives, contributor for specialized magazines and press offices. He collaborates with foundations, public museums, publishers and universities on research and curatorial projects.
Davide Sarchioni (Orvieto, 1979) is an Italian art curator, consultant and art historian. He is curator of the art projects at the Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini in Orvieto - IT. He graduated in Contemporary Art with Enrico Crispolti at the University of Siena. Since 2005 he has been a curator and consultant for public and private institutions, museums, foundations, art galleries in Italy and abroad, curating several exhibitions, collections, books and art catalogues. He works with various italian and international artists, both established and emerging. From 2010 to 2014 he collaborated with the Museum am Dom (MAD) in Würzburg, curating exhibitions and art projects by important Italian and German artists. He is consultant and curator at Il Frantoio Association in Capalbio. In 2015 he is co-founder of the TerraMedia and LaDi Art project. He lectured in various Italian and international institutions. He has been contributor for some art magazines such as Exibart and Rivista Segno and has published essays, catalogs and monographs with various publishers including SKIRA, Gangemi, Gli Ori, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Broecking Art Edition.
Julie Fazio lives in Geneva where she works independently as Art Manager, Art Curator and Art Dealer with contemporary artists of kinetic, conceptual and minimalist art as well as African artists. She collaborates with galleries in Italy, France, Switzerland and Morocco. Her role is to promote artists, to support them in their work, to organise collective or personal exhibitions and to create synergies with art galleries, foundations, private institutions and museums. In 2020 she developed with Laetitia Florescu the artistic project "United Around a Portrait" by the artist Vincenzo Marsiglia. She studied at Sotheby's Institute (London). In 2016 she gets the title of "Specialist Art Market Consultant" at Drouot Formation (Paris). During her studies she worked for the Simon Studer Art gallery in Geneva, Christie's Geneva and Artcurial Paris.