adidas and Parley for the Oceans want to continue saving the oceans

adidas and Parley for the Oceans want to continue saving the oceans

Andrea Tuzio · 2 years ago · Style

World Oceans Day will be celebrated on June 8, and adidas, along with longtime partner Parley for the Oceans – a company that reclaims plastic from the oceans – are returning to collaborate to continue raising awareness for all athletes around the world to turn their workouts into a concrete contribution to the environment by participating in the Run for the Oceans 2022.
For the first time, the challenge will be enriched with new disciplines that will make this Run for the Oceans the most inclusive edition ever.

Beginning today, May 23, and running through June 8, adidas is calling on athletes around the world to sign up for Run for the Oceans 2022 at adidas.com/runfortheoceans and then join forces to protect the oceans from plastic waste. 
Research tells us that we have reached a point of no return, with the oceans set to succumb and contain more plastic than fish by 2050. 

Katja Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at adidas, said: “Time is not on our side in the race to eliminate plastic waste. That’s why we need to press even harder on the accelerator and act in the most targeted way possible. Since this is an industry-wide problem, we need equally broad solutions, because sustainability is a team effort. By calling on the sports community, we can inspire concrete action against plastic waste, ensuring participants have an experience where their actions and passion for the movement can truly help clean up the oceans. It is important that our brand commitments reflect the situation we are facing, which is why we have set an ambitious goal to replace virgin polyester with recycled polyester whenever possible in our products by 2024”

All of us can make a real contribution, anywhere in the world, and this year’s Run for the Oceans aims precisely to expand the ranks of people ready to do their part as much as possible. For every 10 minutes of activity, from running, tennis, soccer, etc. – registered through the adidas Runtastic app or on Joyrun, Codoon, Yeudongquan or Strava, Parley will clean up beaches, remote islands and coastlines of waste equivalent to the weight of a plastic bottle before it reaches the oceans.  

Cyrill Gutsch, CEO and founder of Parley commented: “Seven years ago adidas signed an agreement to support Parley as a founding partner. With this decision, the brand of the three stripes demonstrated the courage to take on an epic threat: the plastic crisis. Since then, millions of people have supported us, with concrete actions and by purchasing products made from Parley Ocean Plastic®, a material we invented in-house to fund our initiatives. These products have become the Symbol of Change, flags that spread a message of optimism. We can end this crisis and clean up our planet by inventing yes new materials, but most importantly by changing mindsets. Today, plastic continues to pose a threat to life itself. But billions of people are now aware of its danger. With Run for the Oceans this awareness is translated into action, and this is how our movement continues to grow and everyone can contribute. We must run with our feet, but also with our minds! Help us win this historic battle. Together we can overcome this impossible mission and end the destruction of our magical blue planet. Join the great Parley for the Oceans family!”.

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Michele Gabriele brings his aliens to miart

Michele Gabriele brings his aliens to miart

Giorgia Massari · 2 weeks ago · Art

After yesterday’s preview on April 11, today miart officially opens to the public until Sunday 14. With the title no time, no space, director Nicola Ricciardi declared that this edition, the 28th, will be the best in recent years. Impossible to state objectively, but the novelties and the quality of the installations lead us to confirm this thesis. The emergent corridor, the first one you encounter as soon as you cross the entrance, is always the most interesting in our opinion. So many galleries we already knew, like Milan’s ArtNoble with an installation by Luca Staccioli, others we discovered here like London’s Gathering with works by Soojin Kang. Moving to the established corridors, also from London we also liked the booth at Cooke Latham Gallery with Lisa-Marie Harris’ solo show. Then Ciaccia Levi with Zero Gallery and Francesco Gennari’s installation; Cassina Project with works by Louisa Clement, Alessandro Fogo, Cecilia Granara and Erin Jane Nelson. What surprised us, however, was the work of Michele Gabriele (1983, Fondi), presented by the New York gallery ASHES/ASHES, which, by the way, is also simultaneously present in the spaces of the aforementioned Cassina Project, in the group show To Romanticize with Indecision that he curated together with Monia Ben Hamouda. So let’s talk about his work, perhaps the most Instagrammed of the fair because of the particularity of the subject, an alien – actually two, three if you count the painting – wounded, plastered and with fins on his feet.

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Michele Gabriele‘s mediums are painting, sculpture and installation. At miart there are two alien sculptures presented by the Lazio artist, class of ’83. In the background of July 2nd, the work at the center of the ASHES/ASHES booth, is the painting A Life in Theory that offers a clearer idea of what his research is. On the one hand, the artist makes us reflect on what are the alienating effects of the era in which we live, on the other hand, he does not take himself too seriously strong in an aesthetic that is extremely linked to the most sophisticated pop culture possible. In the midst of the Anthropocene, it is not surprising that everyone is drawn like moths to this booth, intrigued by the novelty of something finally divisive on display at miart.

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ASHES/ASHES, Michele Gabriele, miart 2024, installation view

Courtesy Michele Gabriele

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All facets of Alessandro Mendini

All facets of Alessandro Mendini

Giorgia Massari · 1 week ago · Art

«I am not an architect, I am a dragon,» is how Alessandro Mendini described himself in a self-portrait drawing that is now the poster for his just-opened retrospective exhibition April 13 – atTriennale Milano in collaboration with Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Indeed, his eclectic personality is difficult to describe in a single word. Architect, designer, graphic designer, artist, poet, craftsman. Mendini was all this and more. From the emotional charge present on stage during the April 12 press conference, where daughters Elisa and Fulvia Mendini also spoke, one could sense not only the genius but also the incredible sensitivity that such a multifaceted figure guarded. This exhibition, open until Oct. 13, aims to connect all the threads that make up his complex, kaleidoscopic identity, to quote Stefano Boeri. «In the exhibition we have tried to give an identity to the various sections to show how Mendini’s identity is not univocal, but composed of many parts. Like so many red threads that lead to the various rooms of the dragon,» explained curator Fulvio Irace, who had a long-standing friendship with Mendini.

Drawings, installations, design objects, thoughts. In this exhibition there is everything. Or rather, there is the whole world of Alessandro Mendini, the whole reality filtered through his eyes, no doubt colorful and never boring. The playful aspect is evident as well as his cartoony gaze. Mendini in fact, as Irace explains, also wanted to be a cartoonist. Even more, his daughter Elisa Mendini-during a touching speech-describes him as a shaper of reality. His empathy for everyday objects and the mystery of poetry that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary is clearly rendered in Pierre Charpin‘s installation, which divides the path into six thematic nuclei, while maintaining the coherence that has always distinguished Mendini’s personality. Through more than four hundred works, the exhibition I am a Dragon. The True Story of Alessandro Mendini offers viewers a broad look at the history and especially the creative force of a man who changed the history of design and architecture.

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@delfino sl @dsl studio ©Triennale Milano
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@delfino sl @dsl studio ©Triennale Milano

Courtesy Archivio Mendini, Triennale Milano, Fondation Cartier

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Cécile Dormeau illustrates what it means to be a woman

Cécile Dormeau illustrates what it means to be a woman

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

Every woman knows how difficult it is to be a woman: fighting with your hair in the morning, trying to hide pimples, dealing with comments about your weight, your appearance, your clothes. These are aspects that are part of everyday life and that sometimes take a heavy toll on morale. French illustrator Cécile Dormeau gives voice to all women by drawing scenes of normal everyday life and normalising certain aspects that are not always talked about. 

Cécile Dormeau graduated from the Estienne school of design in Paris, then lived first in Hamburg and then in Berlin where she worked as a designer and illustrator. She later worked as a junior art director at Ogilvy One in Frankfurt, finally deciding to pursue a career as an illustrator and return to Paris, where she now lives and works. 

Every day Cécile shares simple illustrations with her 265,000 followers on Instagram, with colourful backgrounds and featuring girls of all ages struggling with jeans that are too tight or hair growth.
What sets Cécile’s work apart from that of all other illustrators is that she started dealing with these topics in “unsuspected times”, beginning to make her illustrations as early as 2015, long before movements like NormalizeNormalBodis. 

The illustrator manages to summarise in a single image the state of mind of thousands of people, who share her work, finally feeling understood and no longer alone. 

We’ve selected just a few of her works, but if you want to find out more, follow her on Instagram

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The History Of Writing Told At MAMbo

The History Of Writing Told At MAMbo

Giorgia Massari · 1 week ago · Art

When the phenomenon of Writing was not yet fully known in Europe, researcher and scholar Francesca Alinovi (Parma, 1948 – Bologna, 1983) promoted an exhibition on frontier art, specifically looking at the New York scene. This was in 1984, the writers Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Ronnie Cutrone were so young that their works were still accessible, yet Alinovi had already understood the magnitude of the phenomenon that would shortly thereafter explode internationally. Forty years have passed since the exhibition at the Galleria comunale d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, and to mark the anniversary, MAMbo in Bologna has decided to pay homage to Alinovi and writing with an exhibition that intends to retrace all the evolutionary stages of the phenomenon, to tell the story of the past but also the present. FRONTIERA 40 Italian Style Writing 1984-2024 – curated by Fabiola Naldi – collects the sketches of 181 authors, testimonies of the creative process of several generations of Italian writers, unique expressive devices, priority and generative of each author’s style. Let’s better understand what it is all about.

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More than 40 years have passed since Francesca Alinovi began writing about graffiti, glimpsing in the concept of frontier the evanescence of boundaries and in aesthetic contamination a new Avant-Garde. In the years when the scholar was telling about this new frontier, painting was overcoming the space of the frame, was expanding into the environment, was dematerializing in futuristic visions in which a single platform would share and contaminate all styles and all languages, while knowing how to interact with a complex social, anthropological, and cultural place. This premonitory vision allowed the scholar to see beyond the surface, to go where one should not go, to meet, talk to, and thus understand all those kids who, armed only with their letters and their fast-changing style, were training a new generation of authors, disrupting the fortunes of all Western metropolises

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Bozzetto CURSE Roma 2024

Writing today, city by city

Among the writers selected for the exhibition at MAMbo are some young Italians who bear geographical witness. In other words, the importance of the city in which they operate emerges from the writers’ works. «Operating in Milan certainly has a different meaning from doing so in Bologna or Rome, and furthermore, the thickening of the relationships woven with provincial places has reinforced in these authors the use of contaminated languages that have given rise to letters containing different styles and little comprehensible to a public unaware of the glossary of the discipline», reads the press release. But the phenomenon does not remain confined to the city of origin; in fact, the exhibition shows how the friendships and crews that were created were instrumental in forging a connection between different cities, giving rise to larger and even international groups that contributed to the spread of the phenomenon and, above all, to its affirmation.

The exhibition will be open at MAMbo until July 13th, 2024

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Bozzetto BREEZY G, Roma 1993
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Bozzetto ROSE, Rimini 1995
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Installation View, FRONTIERA 40 | MAMbo di Bologna
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Bozzetto DAFNE, Genova 1996

In cover: CRASH, Torino 1995

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