Gucci’s new ArtWalls, a hymn to Pret-À-Porter

Gucci’s new ArtWalls, a hymn to Pret-À-Porter

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

Following the topic of the latest campaign, prêt-à-porter, and on the occasion of the upcoming fashion week, Gucci has decided to renew its ArtWalls around the world. The style of the installations is a direct reference, but also a way to celebrate the fashion of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and the looks of the different years. 

Almost all of them in black and white, the billboards show models with their hair in cotton and perfectly folded that really seem to have come out of another era, except for their clothes which are part of the new Fall/Winter 2019 collection. 

Alessandro Michele‘s goal was to celebrate the Gucci universe in the round and in all its eras through the iconic garments of the house and a way of making fashion, that of prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear), which places particular emphasis on cuts, the choice of fabrics and the construction of an outfit. 

You can find the ArtWalls #GucciPrêtÀPorter in Lafayette Street in New York, Largo la Foppa in Milan and in the Brick Lane area in London. To coincide with the creation of these three works, as many have been inaugurated in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, and Mexico City.

Gucci ArtWall | Collater.al
Gucci ArtWall | Collater.al
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Pugna, the installation of ARYZ inside a church

Pugna, the installation of ARYZ inside a church

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

The Spanish artist Octavi Arrizabalaga, better known as ARYZ, returns to surprise with unique work. It is called Pugna and is a giant installation created in an atypical place, especially for the subject. The work portrays four gigantic identical men intent on fighting and has been placed at the end of the central nave, just in front of the altar, of the Temple of Saint-Éloi in Rouen, France. 

Pugna takes up the unmistakable style of the Spanish street artist who, in a rather extraordinary way, manages both to blend in with the colors of the architecture that surrounds it and to contrast strongly with the style of the building built between 1228 and 1580. 

The modern meets the ancient but not only, but the sacred also meets the profane this strange marriage of styles could not have been better than this. 

ARYZ has created Pugna, which will remain on display until September 22, on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held in Hangar 107, also in Rouen, which will open on September 20 and will remain open until November 24. 

La Pugna ARYZ | Collater.al
La Pugna ARYZ | Collater.al
La Pugna ARYZ | Collater.al
La Pugna ARYZ | Collater.al
La Pugna ARYZ | Collater.al
La Pugna ARYZ | Collater.al
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LAX Bar, an installation inspired by the Loos Bar in Vienna

LAX Bar, an installation inspired by the Loos Bar in Vienna

Claudia Fuggetti · 8 months ago · Art

The LAX Bar is an art installation inspired by the Loos Bar in Vienna, a famous American-style bar designed by the famous architect Adolf Loos in the early 1900s.

During an artist residency in Los Angeles, Ute Müller, Christoph Meier, Robert Schwarz and Lukas Stopczynski-met formed a collective. The team of artists found the idea of recreating the famous bar as a temporary place interesting. The interiors were covered with white ceramic tiles, inspired by French artist Jean-Pierre Raynaud, known for covering entire houses with white square tiles.

LAX Bar has been enriched with mirrors, which create an illusory space for visitors:

“When the door of this inconspicuous building opens, visitors, like Alice in Wonderland, fall into a sort of rabbit hole”.

The ‘LAX Bar’ focuses on “an apparently simple design that underlines the pure impact of the white material while rejecting the material opulence of the original version of Loos”.

Check out the bar’s website here.

LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
LAX Bar, un'installazione ispirata al Loos Bar di Vienna  | Collater.al
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Find out what happened during the fifth edition of FestiWall.

Find out what happened during the fifth edition of FestiWall.

Giulia Guido · 8 months ago · Art

On September 15th, the fifth and last edition of FestiWall, the International Festival of Public Art, ended in Ragusa. The time has come to sum up, go over this edition and above all discover the 6 new murals of this year, which have been added to those of previous years. 

Let’s start with the German Case Maclaim which presented a mural representing a woman cleaning a window, but in the reflection, she sees something different from herself, maybe a reality.

Maclaim FesriWall | Collater.al 2
Maclaim FesriWall | Collater.al 2

We continue with Fasoli aka Jaz who has proposed a personal and secular interpretation of the figure of St. George fighting a dragon, a symbol of the endless struggle between order and chaos.

Fasoli FestiWall | Collater.al
Fasoli FestiWall | Collater.al

Inside the former Ancione company we find the work of M-City, which covers several walls of the building and represents a subject much loved by the artist, or the relationship between man and machine that fits perfectly to the place where it was made.

Not far away is Ampparito‘s work that literally transforms a wall into a giant ruler, of the old ones, in wood and yellow paintings. The Spanish artist reflects on everyday objects playing with the viewer’s perspective and perception.

Ampparito FestiWall | Collater.al
Ampparito FestiWall | Collater.al

The fifth work is signed by Ciredz and was made on the facade of the building material factory Brinch. The subject is a mountainous landscape with geometric shapes, but the colors are those of the factories.

Last but not least is the Argentine Elian Chali who has transformed the multi-colored environment of the Skate Park city, headquarters of the event. It was here that the National Poetry Slam final took place, organized by the Italian League Poetry Slam (Lips) and won by Emanuele Ingrosso.

But it doesn’t end there, the 6 days of the FestiWall were animated by the jazz music of Francesco Cafiso and the Graffiti jam, which brought together the best Sicilian street artists who immediately set to work on wonderful works. 

This is how FestiWall’s adventure in Ragusa ends, a journey that began five years ago and has come to an end, and we can say that it has fully achieved the goal set in 2015, that is to give new life to peripheral and abandoned areas through artistic interventions. 

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Kit Kat and packages that become origami

Kit Kat and packages that become origami

Giulia Guido · 8 months ago · Art

Eco-sustainability and plastic waste is an issue that affects everyone, especially large companies, which try in any way to renew the materials they use, especially with regard to packaging and packaging. 

Nestlé, the food industry giant, had a brilliant idea to replace the Kit Kat wrapper, the famous wafer, and chocolate snack found in any machine in the world. The red plastic box will be changed with a very similar one, but made of origami paper, the one that allows you to make small paper sculptures with animal shapes (those that El Profesor in Money Heist compulsively folds while dealing with the police). In addition, the envelope will be printed on the steps to make paper cranes. 

Unfortunately for us, for the moment these new packages will be adopted only in Japan, where the sale of Kit Kat reaches about 4 million units per day. Statistics say that this invention will enable the company to reduce its annual plastic use by 380 tonnes. 

Nestlé, well done!  

Kit Kat e le confezioni che diventano origami | Collater.al
Kit Kat e le confezioni che diventano origami | Collater.al
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Kit Kat e le confezioni che diventano origami | Collater.al
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