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Alessandro Papetti: Online Catalogue

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alessandro Papetti: Selected Works exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.

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Alessandro Papetti Exhibition in Cape Town

Saturday, April 6, 2013

In this new series of large scale paintings, depicting industrial landscapes, interiors and human figures, Alessandro Papetti revisits subjects that are dear to him and through which he reveals, with his unique expressive force, his vision of the world.

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Alessandro Papetti: Factories of Utopia

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Julia Zakopaiko for the Moscow Architectural Biennale: The exhibition Moscow, Factories of Utopia by the Italian painter Alessandro Papetti will be held at Muar, Moscow Museum of Architecture from April 26 to June 17. A pictorial survey in 30 large canvasses in which the artist revisits and brings to life some of the most symbolic places of the Soviet industrialization process in the mid of the XX Century: the three great engineering and car factories, ZIL, ZLK and the First PGZ. In this exhibition Papetti returns to industrial archaeology, one of the main topics of his poetics, with paintings of places where humans are no longer present but whose past activities have left strong traces, still perceivable and poignant, even more so as most probably these huge areas will be soon redeveloped. The exhibition is curated by Umberto Zanetti and supported by the Italy Russia Foundation, The Italian Embassy in Moscow and The Italian Institute of Culture and is part of the cycle of shows of Identity, the Moscow Biennial of Architecture. A catalogue will be published in Italian Russian and English by Alberto Allemandi, with essays by the historian Alessandro de Magistris and the art critic Alexander Evangely.

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Alessandro Papetti: The Artist's Artist

Monday, November 1, 2010

Claudia Cusano for Nuvo Magazine: Papetti was born in 1958. Milan, his city of birth and still home to the artist, was the ideal backdrop for the works he would create as an artist. “I tend to use monochromatic colours,” he says. “The light in my cities is fairly northern because I was born in Milan and that definitely had an influence. These [black, grey, blue] are the colours from my city, from the air that I’ve breathed.” Milan might well be less of an artistic mecca than Rome, Florence, or Venice, yet it has its own artistic and cultural legacy, including the Duomo; La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house; and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Thus, the city allowed Papetti’s artistic sensibility to develop.

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