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Luca Scarlini

Luca Scarlini

Luca Scarlini, writer, playwright for theatre and music, narrator, performance artist. Teaches narration techniques at the Holden School in Turin and has worked with numerous Italian and European theatrical institutions, including the National Theatre in London, the Lod company in Ghent, the Festival Opera XXI in Anversa, La Batie and the amstramgram theatre in Geneva. He writes for music and for dance: from 2004 to 2008 he was the artistic consultant of the MilanOltre festival at the Teatro dell’Elfo in Milan; in 2006 he was the artistic director of TTV in Bologna; in 2005 he coordinated the activities of the Capitale Mondiale del Libro at Atrium in Turin. He has performed countless times as a storyteller, either alone or with musicians, dancers and actors in theatres, museums, and historical sites, and working with personalities and groups such as Martin Bauer, Monica Benvenuti, Sylvano Bussotti, Nora Chipaumire, Luisa Cortesi, Massimiliano Damerini, Francesca Della Monica, Francesco Dillon, Ane Lan, NicoNote, Pierluigi Piran, Elisabetta Pozzi, Francesca Tirale, Emanuele Torquati, Luca Veggetti, Francesca Benetti, Riccardo Favero, Alessandro Commellato, Ensemble Cremona Antiqua, Ensemble Vox Latina, and festivals in Italy (participating in Festivaletteratura, Mantua for many years). He conducts the Museo Nazionale programme on Radio Tre and has curated exhibits on relations among art, music, theatre and fashion. His recent books include Lustrini per il regno dei cieli (Bollati Boringhieri), Sacre sfilate (Guanda), dedicated to fashion at the Vatican, Un paese in ginocchio (Guanda), La sindrome di Michael Jackson (Bompiani), Andy Warhol superstar (Johan and Levi), Siviero contro Hitler (Skira), Memorie di un'opera d'arte (Skira), Ziggy Stardust. La vera natura dei sogni (Add), Bianco tenebra. Serpotta di notte e di giorno (Sellerio), Teatri d’amore (Nottetempo), L’ultima regina di Firenze (Bompiani), Le vacanze dell’arte (Pacini), L’uccello del paradiso (Fandango), and Rinascimento Babilonia (Marsilio). He has curated exhibits for the Ferragamo Museum in Florence (with which he collaborates), with the MAN Museum, for which he created Il regno segreto on relations between Piedmont and Sardinia, and will soon present an exhibit on Vittorio Accornero and Edina Altara. His work has always dealt with themes related to desire, in all of its forms and manifestations. 

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Asterusher

Michele Mari e Francesco Pernigo
Asterusher
Corraini Edizioni, Mantova 2015

Michele Mari talks about her childhood homes through images and “fetishes,” revealing an intimate link between life and objects.
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Asterusher
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Luigi Ontani

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Luigi Ontani
Edizioni MAMbo, Bologna 2009

Three books presenting Luigi Ontani and his work, from his solo show at MAMbo in 2008 to his art-filled home.
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Luigi Ontani
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Carlo Zinelli

Luca Massimo Barbero
Carlo Zinelli
Corraini Edizioni, Mantova 2019

An artist far from every pre-established movement, Carlo Zinelli mixed daily elements with oneiric visions of great interest.
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Carlo Zinelli
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Il teatro continuo di Alberto Burri

Gabi Scardi
Il teatro continuo di Alberto Burri
Corraini Edizioni, Mantova 2015

The reconstruction of the story of Teatro Continuo, one of Alberto Burri’s largest public works, created in Milan’s Sempione Park in 1973.
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Il teatro continuo di Alberto Burri
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Paranormal

Paolo Colombo
Paranormal
Corraini Edizioni, Mantova 2017

The paranormal investigated through the works of American artist Tony Oursler, collector of objects linked to the occult, and the works of sensitive painter Gustavo Rol.
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