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Brush folder: 2014-2019, an exhibition by Michele Galluzzo and Press Press

An exhibition dedicated to a particular path of the graphic brush from digital to analogue.

On Wednesday 5 February Michele Galluzzo presents his work as a resident graphic designer at Press Press: Brush folder: 2014 – 2019, a selection of sketches and notes related to the digital brushes designed using software such as Adobe Illustrator and Savage Interactive Procreate.

The limited-edition fanzine is printed in risograph, in RGB and is the first release of Campionario, an editorial project curated by Press Press that offers a guided residency inviting the designer to experiment with artisan techniques such as screen printing , chalcography, relief engraving and risograph, all devices are in their studio Spazio Florida. Proofs, graphic material and animations are exhibited as the object of the research and development of this editorial product. During the evening, Michele Galluzzo and Press Press will talk about their professional combination and how they came to physically put together Brush Folder.

Post Butt, an exhibition by Melani De Luca

Post-Butt analyses the virality of images in our mediated society. More rounded, it is a case study around the image of female bottoms and behinds, and their influence in media, society and art. The posterior is the protagonist of mass-mediated cullture, it is the democratic sex organ par excellence. The phenomenon of bootyfication exists in many contexts, as varied as the exploitation of the body in colonialism to 90s hiphop culture.

Post-Butt goes through different periods in time and place, to analyse the political meaning of the usage of the image of the female buttocks. Then, it discusses the role of the booty in varied cultural expressions such as film, Internet art, music videos, dance and plastic surgery.

Deep inside,Post-butt aims to reflect on how our society is conditioned by viral images, that do not only exist in the digital context, but have deep consequences on our physical world as well.

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Capitalism is not your friend, Little John Bundle Release

Little John is a contemporary culture publishing project, conceived, designed and produced by Parcodiyellowstone. It refers to experiences as Adbusters and local fanzines, we assemble images and words and try to make sense of this accumulation. The special edition of Little John collects the three volumes published between 2015 and 2018.

Who will speak?:

Luca Peretti, in the Little John editorial team, will speak about the story of these 3 years. Luca teaches at The Ohio State University in Columbus (Ohio, USA), where he lives when he is not in Rome. He deals with Italian culture and cinema. He has edited two books (one on Pasolini, one about cinema and terrorism), written for various academic publications – such as Senses of Cinema, The Italianist, Cinema e storia and Historical Materialism – and occasionally collaborates with magazines and newspapers. He is part of the Storie in Movimento association and is in the editorial office of Zapruder. He is a Roma football club supporter. 

Emanuele Bonetti, in the Little John editorial team and partner of Parcodiyellowstone, the graphic studio behind the magazine’s design, which since 2010 has been dealing with visual strategies and brand identity with a particular focus on the relationship with new technologies. Since 2011 he has been involved in university training in the graphics and programming disciplines. Since 2017 he has been a professor of Web and Communication Design at the University of Bolzano. In his spare time he raps and tidies up the comics.

Parasite 2.0, authors of the article “Cosmology, subculture and urban wilderness” published in the upcoming issue. Parasite 2.0 (Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo) was founded in 2010 and is based in Brussels and Milan. They investigate the state of the human habitat through a hybrid of architecture, design and art. In their researches and projects they have collaborated with La Biennale di Venezia and MAXXI National Museum of XXI Arts. They have taught in numerous institutes including Design Academy Eindhoven, Politecnico di Milano, NABA and have been teaching since 2016 at the MADE Program in Syracuse. Parasite 2.0 is represented by the Operational Contemporary Art Gallery of Rome and the Corraini Contemporary Art Gallery of Mantua.

Noura Tafeche, will talk about her work as an illustrator starting from her reinterpretation of Little Red Riding Hood, made for “24/7”, the second issue of Little John. Noura was born and raised in Milan and is self-taught in drawing. Graduated in New Technologies for Art at the Brera Academy, where she has never touched a pencil for a single day. Her life changed when she discovered a book called “Communication-Guerrilla” which is a particular intersection between art, pranks and activism. Then, it became the subject for her degree thesis, and her professional obsession. Her works are hand-made, miniature drawings, preferably pencils on paper. She spent lot of time in researching, aiming to discover and assemble in drawing the different sensitivities, intuitions and social practices that we are able to experience, crossing as many continents and centuries as can be crossed: from the writing systems forgotten and destroyed by the colonialism, the theme of mass surveillance up to the importance of dreams in the different cultures of the world.

Alberto Baraghini, will read “Famiglie”, “Le Palle” and “La ballata dei condomini inesplosi”, poems by Francesco Targhetta, contained in “Periferie”. Versatile actor and performer, active in theater and cinema. He won the 2015 ERT “Elisabetta Turroni” award for artistic creativity.
In the theater with Andrea Adriatico / Teatri di Vita, Circolo Bergman, Sandro Mabellini, Paolo Grassi Civic School of Milan, APACHE / MTM. Protagonist of some of the most awarded Italian web series in the world, Run Away the series (2013), Milano Underground (2014), Hidden (2016), he is the male protagonist of the film “L’Abbandono”, (2018) and we will see him on “The Pantani Case” (2019).

The Interfinity Mark and The Unanswerable by Francesco Guarnaccia and Nick Young

“The Interfinity Mark and The Unanswerable” is a publication produced by Parcodiyellowstone. The project is a collaboration between the philosopher Nick Young and the cartoonist Francesco Guarnaccia where they reflect on Radim Peško’s glyph: “The Interfinity Mark” and its applications.

Peško’s mark, resulting from the combination of an infinity sign (∞) and a question mark (?), becomes for them a source of inspiration opening a conversation on the reasons why it’s been composed and its potential uses.

Nick Young

Nick Young is a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct coordinator at the Centre for the Philosophy of Time at the University of Milan. His PhD research focused on auditory perception and he is currently working on a new project entitled ‘Time and the Emotions’.

Francesco Guarnaccia

Francesco Guarnaccia is an Italian cartoonist and illustrator, born in 1994. He’s part of Mammaiuto cultural association. He has been published with Shockdom, Rizzoli, Linus, Internazionale. In 2018 he published ‘Iperurania’ with Bao Publishing. Currently, he’s working at Parcodiyellowstone as a motion designer and one day he will finish his new comic about procrastination.