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Inauguration day – vernissage in Osaka

On May 26 has taken place the inauguration of the first of two vernissage organized by Asian Studies Group for the Contemporary Art section of Switch on Your Creativity.

The official opening was held in the splendid Osaka Festival Hall, at the presence of the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Stefano Fossati and the Consul General of Italy Marco Lombardi, as well as a limited number of selected guests.

The exhibition, curated by Dr. Paolo Cacciato -scientific director of Asian Studies Group-, sees the participation of young Italian artists and a small collective of works done by students coming from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

The link between these two clusters is the theme of creativity lived as an exploration through the senses, objects, places, experiences …, keeping the focus on Italian heritage and / or the city of Milan, seen as a meeting place between Western and Oriental culture.

Among the young Italian artists are there: Marco Randazzo, Gianluca Sità, Andrea Sbra Perego, Vittorio Asteriti, Margherita Martinelli, Elisa Vendramin, Sophie Mühlmann, Filippo Cristini and Giorgia Cavaliere, while Elias Bertoldo, Silvia Greco, Magda Chiarelli, Yuki Aoki and Saeed Naderi represent the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

The Director Stefano Fossati and the Consul General of Italy Marco Lombardi has shown deep interest on the works selected by Asian Studies Group, so as to consider the possibility to postpone the closing of the exhibition beyond the deadline of June 15, moving it in Art schools and University in Osaka.

 

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1st event – Vernissage in Osaka

24th April 2017

Press release

Switch on your Creativity was born in 2013 as the Asian Studies Group production. It is an intercultural contest on youth creativity in Milan, very close to EXPO 2015. Thanks to the involvement of prestigious technical sponsors such as Enel, JAL, Samsung and Philips during 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, Switch on your Creativity rewarded creative works developed on diverse themes but with constant appreciation of the encounter between Western and Oriental culture.
During the award ceremony of the second edition, in the presence of EXPO 2015 and of all the majoexpo-in-citta_logor institutions, the “Charter of Values ​​for Youth Creativity” was presented, a programmatic document by which an International Commission for Young Creative puts the foundation for a series of proposals in order to favor and enhance the centrality of Milan as the European Capital of Creativity. Thus, the competition becomes an accelerator of creative projects with the aim of supporting the creation, promotion and support of creative content from Europe and Asia by guiding young protagonists in matching terms with sponsors or favoring their realization of international creative projects in Milan and consolidating, through them, territorial marketing actions for the City of Milan, facilitating twinning prospects with institutions, organizations, festivals and academies.
Switch on your Creativity, now in the fourth edition, continues in the enhancement of content that keeps alive the artistic dialogue between Asian and European countries, through the exaltation of works of wisdom. Switch on your Creativity best rep
resents for Milan what we have defined #ereditàexpo, that is, a legacy of dynamism and admiration for our city that the 2015 Universal Exposition have instilled in countries and cultures around the world.
Switch on your creativity 4th edition develops along the theme “Creativity is Discovery”. The creative proposals selected and introduced in our accelerator for promotion and realization fall into the following categories

Contemporary Art
Show & Dance
Music
Short Movies
Fashion & Design
Innovation

For what concern the Contemporary Art section of the 2017 edition, Asian Studies Group has consolidated a collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Osaka, welcoming at its Space Art at Osaka Festival Hall the exhibition entitled “From Milan to
Osaka, a bridge of emotions in the discovery of the Ego”, by Dr. Paolo Cacciato, the scientific director of Asian Studies Group. The exhibition will last three weeks, from 27th May to 15 June. Two categories are involved: 5 postgraduates students of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and 9 young professionals who deal with the topic of discovery immagineas a meeting of cultures, narrative of their subjectivity, discovery of diversity in comparison with the world, desire and need to communicate their own feeling with the “World Japan”.
The participating artists for the young professional category are: Andrea Sbra Perego; Marco Randazzo, Giorgia Cavaliere; Gianluca Sità; Filippo Cristini; Elisa Vendramin, Sophie MuhAccademia-Belle-Arti-Brera_0_15lmann, Margherita Martinelli, Vittorio Asteriti;
For the young students of the Accademia di Brera will participate: Elias Bertoldo, Saeed Naderi, Yuki Aoki, Silvia Greco and Magda Chiarelli.
We thank for their collaboration and institutional support Expo in the City and the Councilor for Culture Filippo Del Corno,
with us from the first edition; The Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka in the Director of Fossati, without whose support, the event would not have taken place;
Finally, thanks to Franco Marrocco, Director of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, for the courteous and supportive of the event.

Double your art, from Milano to Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Osaka

Asian Studies Group returns in 2017 with Switch on your Creativity, as its fourth edition, with the theme “Creativity is a Discovery”.

In collaboration with “Expo in Città” and the Municipality of Milan, the Switch on your Creativity is not just a contest but a concrete accelerator and incubator of crExpo-in-citta_logo.pngeativity and innovation of intercultural projects in order to approach Western to Eastern culture.

As with previous editions, the core contents of the event are developed around the four principles of the “Charter for Youth Creativity Values” specially drafted in 2015, during EXPO.

By following these principles, Asian Studies Group is going to develop, implement, promote and ultimately judge the best content, rewarding the internationality and creativity.

From the previous event, the contest consists of six different categories: Innovation, Art & Music, Short Movies, Fashion & Design, Contemporary Art, Show and Dance.

The award ceremony of the third edition, took place during the gala dinner celebrated at the Novotel Milano Ca’ Nord.

The fourth edition of the Switch on Your Creativity – Creativity is a Discovery, sees the collaboration between Asian Studies Group and the Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka (JP), with the specific aim of organizing a “double” vernissage Milan-Osaka, on May 20, 2017. In Osaka the exhibition will be hosted in the Italian Institute of Culture – Spazio Arte – at Festival Hall building.Immagine.png

We sincerely thank the Italian Institute of Culture, which in fact represents the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the granting of the spaces in the consular building in Osaka, in addition to the full logistical and financial support of the operation of the on-site works.

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Year after year Switch on Your Creativity raises the level of its objectives and of its partnerships, allowing the creativity to express themselves to the fullest, free of structural, organizational and promotional.

This double vernissage is a great opportunity in a dual perspective. Particularly it favors a concrete link between the two cities Milan and Osaka, in widely separated spatially, but thanks to the art can penetrate. This provides an additional contact element, stronger and more durable than money.

Central element of the Switch on your Creativity is the creativity of young people and through this event the lens is centered which is to provide emerging young artists and aspiring, the opportunity to be known and appreciated by an international and diverse audience level racial and cultural life, interesting, impressive and potential prospects both economic and employment.

Wanna know more about this opportunity and present your artwork for the official selection? please contact us

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.