Korean Wunderkrammer chooses Milan

Korean Wunderkammer by Orange Bridge, a Korean art movement created in Milan, has been selected as a creative project for art section in the third edition of the Switch On Your Creativity, “Kaleidoscope Nature, Man at the Mirror”. The Collective exhibition that presents artworks by more than 150 contemporary korean artists, sums up very well  the concept of research on the nature of art, the human society, as well as the relationship between cultural traditions of origins and insights from the West.

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Over twenty artists under 35 years old are participating in the group’s exhibition  and they are strengthening a well framed dialogue focused on youth participation that brings Korea close to Milan as the European capital of creativity (as defined officially by Minister of Industry Trade and Energy of Republic of Korea in Milan during the 130th anniversary of bilateral relations Italy Korea in June 2014) .

The exhibition “Korean Wunderkammer”  will take place at Fondazione Luciana Matalon on 7 of July.  It perfectly represents an equilibrated synthesis of Asian and Western dialectic and offers a contemporary sight through millenary culture. In these pieces, the national artistic soul meets the influences from west, and the tradition reinvents itself with new experiments.

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This collective exhibition is like a call back to the roots, to the cultural fundamentals deeply shaken by radical economic, social and political changes that brought Korea on international scene. However, the exhibited works are like a pragmatic tale, more than a traditional one, where artists bring out a silent awareness and attitude, and are looking to rediscover their history and original individuality.

The journey through the “windows of curiosity“, typical European collecting, thrills in this “Korean” re-reading and stimulates the need for a comparison that is never satisfied when it comes to mutual understanding and inspiration.

Milan and Chinese Creativity: “SENZA” The New Fashion Brand

We are pleased to announce a new entry for Fashion & Design Section of our international contest about Creativity developed by Asian Studies Group.

CM Design studio founded by Jin Ma from Nanjing and Chen Bi Hong from Hunan in Milan is the new joiner of the contest Switch on Your Creativity for fashion & design section. In fact these two young chinese creatives are producing the  first collection of new fashion brand created following our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature”.

This experience also realizes a concrete perspective of cross-cultural cooperation about creative industry in Milan exactly as promoted by our Charter of CM studio logoValues for Youth Creativity.

jin ma greyThese two designer studied in Milan (IED and Domus Academy) after some international experiences (in Japan) and they want to pursue a creative study about fashion keeping clear perception of that home country represents for them as much as they feel italians for those aspects that concern style and way of living.

The observers of Asian Studies Group who confirm the pertinence of each creative proposal coming for the third edition of the contest, accepted to include the kick start of “SENZA” , the new fashion brand developed by CM Design, into official promotion of the creative contents for fashion and design section that are competing for the “International Dialogue among Cultures Award” by Switch on Your Creativity.

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The new “SENZA”  collection for woman consist of 17 articles, the number 1 in chinese numerology represent the origin of everything with important connection with nature and 7 in biblic and western tradition got lot of meanings about man and his relation with God. As cross cultural conjunction between Italy and China through Fashion could be perfectly represented by number 17.

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The official presentation of SENZA collection in Milan will take place in special location supported by our organization and it will be not only a glamorous event in perfect fashion night’s style typical of Milan but it will be the perfect occasion to present the deep study senza studio orangeamong shapes, colors and technique and it will reveal the presence of dynamic generation of chinese people who are anxious to be part of our Made in Italy system. They started as students but now they are approaching professional life in Milan and they wanna be part of the italian excellences.

For this first collection the research has been focused on “body links”,  well framed analysis of those parts, shapes, configurations specifically owned by nature and at the same time developed in different ways for the human sphere, it’s something that keep natura and humanity well connected like common genoma: Keep the act of the nature on pursuing your daily style

Because we love to sustain cross cultural creativity when it represents a positive and concrete improvement for our city and country we definitely want to be part of this new venture.

Stay tuned for more info about official presentation of SENZA in exclusive for Switch on Your Creativity.

 

Performing with creativity: the Asian Dance & Voice Contest in Milan

The third edition of Switch On Your Creativity  is a platform to develop and promote well framed creative and dynamic contents concerning cross cultural dialogue on topic titled “kaleidoscopic nature”.

As we have already introduced on informative page of this website, for the current edition we decided to select contents, events and projects following six different categories.

Today we are pleased to mention one important event that has been selected by our organization to join our Switch on your Creativity as official nominee for Music, Dance and Show Section .

The first Asian Dance & Voice Contest organized by Soul Arts Company in cooperation with cultural association Motofumetto, promotes youth creativity through  music and dance from pop music tradition from  Korea, China and Japan.

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The show takes place in Milan at Teatro Menotti on 2nd of April from 10 am and will host groups of guys and girls from every part of Italy whom will “fight” performing with K-pop, J-pop and C-pop.

Italian and Asians living in Italy will try to create  original choreographies dancing and singing in different languages.

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The project has been selected for this edition of Switch on Your Creativity cause it totally embraces some crucial points of our Charter of Value for Youth Creativity, in particular those aspects that concern cross culture and international cooperation and dialogue sustained with modern tools among young people.

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Then it matches also with our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature, man at the mirror” because of the liaison that dance and music can figure out for some introspective elements. Sometimes dancing and music represent an important way to explore human feeling, on giving voice to personal dreams or to express hope and energy for better future, especially among young people.

We wish all the best and good luck to these young performers and we are pleased to invite you to join the show in Milan!

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Music Section Launched: Europe & Asia in Music

Europe and Asia in Music – created and produced by Asian Studies Group (studies centre for oriental languages and cultures) as part of fund called ASIAc3 – represents a creative cross cultural platform to promote an aesthetic dialogue between western lyric scenario and contents selected from lyric tradition of Japan, China and Korea.

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The first edition of the project has been presented in Milano in the 2014 in cooperation with City of Milan as part of  “cultural revolution ” for high level’s artistic contents that have been shared in unusual space like Fabbrica del Vapore as part of “Urban Opera’s concept” wanted by Asian Studies Group

 

Now Europe and Asia in Music becomes part of our international contest and  in particular it represents the official launch for Music & Dance Section of third edition, promoted in Italy by Asian Studies Group to sustain the assignment of ” International Dialogue between Cultures – Award”.
Our contest has been referenced by EXPO 2015 and got support by some important groups like Enel, JAL, Philips, Samsung and during the second edition  it introduced also a new cooperation’s project developed by young artists from Italy and Asia: The Charter of Value for Youth Creativity
Europe and Asia in Music has been also approved by Lombardia Region and Province of Lodi as high value content of special  show promoted by Asian Studies Group about international creativity and cross cultures dynamics called “Cross Culture and Internationalism, energy for contemporary society” and sustained by fund in support of NPOs of the territory.
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The concert will take place in Lodi on 12th of December in the location of Choir in Santa Chiara Nuova – selected as “Discovered Treasures of Italy” by Touring Club Italia and offered by City of Lodi to our organization in behalf of sustaining the international contest Switch on Your Creativity 2016
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Garden Blaze Talents Management Studio from Milan cooperated in this initiative introducing profiles of noted exponents from opera music scenario from Italy and East Asia.
Singers and  Repertoire are available here

Mapping Korea – creative composition contest added in Switch on Your Creativity third edition

As part of Asian Studies Group’s activity our Fund for Youth Creativity developed ,during last years, many initiatives aimed to boost cross cultural relations on important themes. As you know Switch on Your Creativity with its award  called “International Dialogue Among Cultures” represents the best project sustained by our organization every year on international way.

For the third edition as you can see in the specific informative area of this website we decided to  host and sustain 6 different sections according with well framed creative categories.

Today we are proud to announce one project approved by our organization as content of Creative Composition Section in Switch on Your Creativity 2015 / 2016 – defined Mapping Korea, in cooperation with KSCPP which we already got nice cooperation last year

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Mapping Korea is a cultural laboratory that put focus on the personality of King Sejong the Great, and his crucial effort  in korean history for those aspects that concern the development and definition of own culture and tradition for korean peninsula.

Students of korean language and people interested on korean culture in Italy can read a book offered for free by KSCPP, partner and developer of the project, and after that have collected all info they needs they can prepare a composition of any nature about the mythical figure of King Sejong. Details about scholarships and awards and further info about the contest-  Mapping Korea are indicated on our ASG website

As follows a brief introduction made by Mr. Giancarlo Crocetti an italian representative of KSCPP living in USA.

KSCPP Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project is  non-profit organization that dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. In appreciation of the United State’s support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, KSCPP began to introduce the history and culture of Korea in the United States in 2005.  We distribute free literature and give presentations at museums, universities, schools cultural organizations, and corporations, for those who are interested in learning not only about Korea, but also about its culture & art generally.

It is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers, and all literature and events are provided free of charge.

Throughout Korean history we many examples of creative thinking that brought to the scientific and artistic development with important contributions like the movable metal types in 1234 (200 years before Guttenberg’s type), unique astronomical charts, and culminating with the Hangul, the only alphabet in the world for which we know the author, date of invention, and the reasons behind the invention.

However, creativity in Korea is not only a fact of the past. Korea had to develop a creative culture in order to reemerge from the backdrop of a war that left everything in ruins. Only through their creative and imaginative minds and with hard work, described by scholars like Bruce Cumings as “worked their fingers to the bone to create the industrial country we now see”, they were able to become the industrialized nation that we see today.

It is with this spirit that KSCPP is honored to participate to the “Switch On Your Creativity” project and help new generations to develop that spirit of endurance, compassion, and devotion so distinctive of Korean culture that is part of any creative process.

De Rerum Mirabilia in Milan: great start for Switch on Your Creativity third ed.

After successful conclusion of second edition in June 2015 with assignation of awards at presence  of Milano EXPO 2015 and participation of many creative personalities from Europe and Asia for the short movie contest, we are really pleased to announce the development of new guideline for the third edition of Switch on your creativity 2015 / 2016

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According with fundamentals of charter of values for youth creativity presented during the second edition through official ceremony at presence of institutions, we decided to boost concretely an open call for producers and sponsors interested to take an important role in the contest not only for those elements may concern economic sustainment for our initiative ,but also as guidance for development of contents can be used as communication’s tools for sustainers on creative and innovative way with involvement of youth skills.

Asian Studies Group with well selected network of operators as foundations, companies, private funds and investors confirmed some well framed production’s series for youth creativity that will have the opportunity to contribute on making day by day Milan as european capital of creativity!

As follows six sections of production confirmed by Asian Studies Group as official categories for the third edition

Contemporary Art section

Fashion and Design  section

Short Movie  section

Creative Composition section

Music and Dance section

Creativity and Innovation for Entrepreneurship section

Each serie of contents will be produced with support and guidance of official tutors recognized among foundations, companies, private investors, twinned organizations. They will support the organizer to present topics and guidelines will be promoted to get cooperation of  creative personalities from Academies, Universities, Researchers, Associations, Artistic groups and Movements etc from Europe and Asia according with Asian Studies Group’s Fund for Arts and Creativity’s  with assignment of International Dialogue among Cultures Award and other official mentions / awards for each category.

Beyond some productions that will be included in each sections as previously mentioned, we’ll also  propose some topics following the fundamentals of charter of values,  these argumentations will become creative proposals to allow free participation to our contest with full expression of creative freedom by each participant.

Now, we are also pleased to announce the start of the third edition with production of de Rerum Mirabilia, ceramics exhibition with participation of italian and japanese artists.

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William Morris ‘Acanthus’ wallpaper, 1875.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on 15th of september at Fondazione Luciana Matalon in Via Foro Buonaparte 67 (vernissage 6 pm). The event is presented by Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Garden Blaze Talents Management and with sponsorship of Fondazione Luciana Matalon that is one of operators that sustain the charter of values and guide contents for contemporary art’s section for third edition of Switch on Your Creativity. The vernissage is also sponsored by Business Lunch.

De Rerum Mirabilia represents a cross cultural interpretation of essence of nature inspired by latin text of Lucrezio and well examined by japanese and italian ceramists (collettivo C13) through cultural and creative lens of high- sensitive perception about nature-humanity’s relation .  On saying that we should remember that japanese culture got well deep awareness of  nature’s aesthetic and essence in relation with human life.

Three ceramists will join our contest for Contemporary Art’s section of Switch on Your Creativity: Matteo Bagolin, Yuria Nishi and Yumiko Murata.

Stay tuned to see pictures and video of official opening if you cannot join us in Milan.

Luciana Matalon Foundation New official supporter of Youth Creativity in Milan

logo matalonThe opportunity to boost creative contents through well framed and international initiatives in prestigious museum in the center of Milan: that’s the effort proposed  officially by  Luciana Matalon Foundation to our organization.

It certainly  represents a great step ahead for The Charter of Values for Youth Creativity introduced recently through  Switch On Your Creativity,  the international contest for young creative talents developed by Asian Studies Group in Italy with cooperation of institutions and companies.

nello taiettiWe’ve met Dr. Nello Taietti,  president and director of Luciana Matalon Foundation in his office at beautiful exhibition space of the Foundation  in the center of Milan near Sforza Castle, surrounded by fascinating artworks in a peaceful but exciting and professional atmosphere and and we collected his impressions about the recent launch of  the Charter  – It’s exactly what we intend to do as Luciana Matalon Foundation –  Taietti underlines – and we were born to  improve continuously our guidance in behalf of youth creative personalities coming to Milan to experiment and share perceptions and perspectives on cross cultural dimension.

The Foundation was founded by artist Luciana Matalon on 2000 with the aim of creating an exhibition space which could become an international “crossroad” of new ideas and the occasion for visual, emotive and intellectual enrichment.

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The Foundation is already involved in high level’s international projects and  it started on cooperating with Cathay Pacific as Gold Sponsor of  prestigious Cathay Pacific Business Award.

With an interesting calendar full of activities and appointments confirmed by EXPO in Città, the  list of events and exhibitions introduced by official channel of Municipality of Milan & Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Taietti and his staff willingly accepted the opportunity to support contents jointly and projects which follow the principles of the charter of values for your creativity.

We are really into international researches and cross cultural contaminations through arts and creativity – Taietti continues – and we strongly think that young generations got the energy and skills to make these cultural perceptions much more dynamics and useful for that concerns concreteness in behalf of contemporary society.

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The Foundation  contributes on our mission promoting exhibitions, meetings/conferences and initiatives of cultural exchange in their prestigious space according with parameters shared through the Charter of Values.

Beyond doing that  the technical support offered by Luciana Matalon Foundation’s staff with deep and long experience in contemporary art’s environment represents a plus value for our organization on selecting, guiding and developing talents for the preparation of third edition od Switch on Your Creativity 2015 / 2016 which will be focused on multi- creative contents from Europe and Asia.

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