An agricultural prayer, a short film by JR and Alice Rohrwacher

An agricultural prayer, a short film by JR and Alice Rohrwacher

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Art

We left the famous French artist JR in Cuba, with the work “Giants, peeking at the city” on the occasion of the Havana Biennial, but this time we find him in Italy with the Italian director and screenwriter Alice Rohrwacher. The first images of the project appeared on Instagram; it is the short film An agricultural prayer that thanks the class of farmers:

“For all those who through the centuries have protected springs and forests to leave our children a planet as fertile as they found it”.

In the most recent post it is possible to read the integral prayer:

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An agricultural prayer (a short film to come in collaboration with Alice Rohrwacher) (making of the film on the highlighted stories) For the small peasants, who have kept us alive for thousands of years. For all those who through the centuries have protected springs and forests to leave our children a planet as fertile as they found it. Let us pray. For all those peasants without a name who have preserved seeds and guarded their know-how and given it – not sold it – to the future generations. For all those peasants who have protected and delivered us the greatest wealth there is: biodiversity. Let us pray. For the unknown person who planted the hedges to live together with animals and insects, who planted trees to give shade and relief to flocks and shepherds. For all those who didn’t poison what feeds us. Let us pray. For all those peasants who suffered misery and poverty but offered the world beauties and marvels and landscapes. For this moving testimony whereby human beings can live in harmony with nature, not geared toward profit and without destroying all ressources. For all those peasants who have been exploited and humiliated by the landlords of all the times. Let us pray.

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On the profile there is also another post, which takes up a beautiful quotation dated 1962 by the great Pier Paolo Pasolini:

“When the classical world is exhausted, when all the farmers and all the artisans have died, when there are no more fireflies, bees, butterflies, when industry has made the cycle of production unstoppable, then our history will be over”.

JR and Alice Rohrwacher have already developed work on farmers and on the world of the countryside: through this collaboration both are ready to give life to a work that celebrates a world that needs to survive, at least through art.

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Carhartt WIP’s FW19 campaign that doesn’t look like a campaign

Carhartt WIP’s FW19 campaign that doesn’t look like a campaign

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Tired of those advertisements made of empty images and without a real message? The ones that fill pages and pages of magazines, taking away space from the contents? Perhaps Carhartt WIP has found the solution to all this, creating a beautiful campaign, with crazy and meaningful photographs. 

The US brand‘s FW19 campaign presents the new items of the collection in fantastic shots taken by photographer Maciek Pozoga. Each image, characterized by a vintage style, tells a story as if it had been extrapolated from a larger series. 

The visual narrative is also accompanied by a title and a real text that illustrates what we are really looking at, contextualizing places and people, but also introducing characters we don’t see, but who have to do with the photo. 

Carhartt WIP’s campaign will perhaps be the only one that you will not leaf through listlessly, on the contrary, it will keep you glued to the page. 

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Elian Chali immerses walls in color with his street art

Elian Chali immerses walls in color with his street art

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Art

Elian Chali is a self-taught Argentinean artist who creates beautiful murals rich in color, characterized by huge backgrounds with bright tones, minimalist and incisive design. It is not uncommon to find anamorphic forms in his murals, which are able to give dynamism to the various color blocks so that, seen with the naked eye, his works seem almost digital reproductions of reality.

The artist’s intent is to represent the dynamic and creative soul of the city through bright colors full of life. The primary colors allow to simplify the process of assimilation by the public, so as to bring abstract art to a minimum.

In addition to his street projects, Elian creates small paintings and prints suitable for the gallery space, and the artist also works as a freelance curator.

Follow Elian’s latest projects on Instagram.

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LEGO celebrates its history with a huge wooden minifig

LEGO celebrates its history with a huge wooden minifig

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

We all know LEGO, we have all built houses, castles, palaces, and models at least once, but not everyone knows that originally instead of the current ABS plastic, the bricks were made of wood. 

Their invention is to be credited to the Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen who initially worked to create small cars and animals, and then he made the famous interlocking brick. Only many years later, in 1978, when wood was replaced by other materials, did the first mini-figure, a policeman, appear.  

This year, to celebrate that release and the entire history of the company, LEGO has decided to create a limited edition wooden figure in scale 5:1, or seven-inch-tall. 

In addition to containing the unique piece, in the package, you can find a booklet with the entire history of LEGO and 29 additional pieces to customize it.  

If you love colored bricks you can not appear this unique piece that more than a toy is a real piece of design. 

Discover it in our gallery! 

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Mcflyy Studio: sneakers land in Hollywood

Mcflyy Studio: sneakers land in Hollywood

Collater.al Contributors · 1 month ago · Art

On October 25th, at Los Angeles, has been opened to the public the first pop up museum projected and entirely dedicated to honoring sneakers lovers. For many people these are just “shoes”, but for sneakerhead, this is true culture and distinctive lifestyle.

The event was attended by the world’s largest sneaker brands and many artists including Michael Murphy, Jonas Never, Ricardo Gonzalez. 

The event in question is “Sneakertopia” and it is defined by the chief executive director as “a project created, developed and curated with the aim of presenting sneaker-themed installations by placing them in a museum context”. 

The initiative was a moment dedicated to the culture and trends of sneakers, sport, music, art and a tribute to the world of streetwear

For the launch of the event, some designers have created posters that celebrate the most iconic sneakers inserting them in film contexts that have left a mark in the world of films.

In particular, Mcflyy, a graphic and visual design studio in Los Angeles founded by Paul Shelton. He is famous in the industry for collaborating with well-known brands in the industry including Puma, Under Armour, Moncler and many others.

Mcflyy Studio has revisited the posters of some of the must-have films in the history of cinema in the 80s and 90s, creating illustrations studied in detail giving it a personal and innovative touch.

These films are in order: Forrest Gump 2, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Reebok, E.T, Fight Club, Back to the Future and the Exorcist.
What he did was to include some of the most iconic sneakers of recent years and more contemporary elements within each illustration.

For example, in the Pulp Fiction poster, Beatrix Kiddo aka Uma Thurman was reinterpreted in a modern key by a girl with long black hair, a pair of yellow sunglasses and a pair of Air Jordan at her feet.

The title of the films has also been shaped according to the new concept. 

This idea of modifying, aging and bringing the Pulp Fiction poster up to date has also been applied to the other films mentioned above.
Surely it is an interesting experiment that manages to reconcile the Hollywood film reality with the streetwear lifestyle that dominates the culture of the sneakerheads.

Text by Anna Cardaci

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