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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.

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The SWITCH ON YOUR CREATIVITY proposal for its 4th edition is “Creativity is Discovery”

This contest, edited by Asian Studies Group, has the aim to explore creativity, viewed from different perspectives.

This not only through six different thematic areas (music, short films, contemporary art, Innovation, Show and Dance, Fashion & Design) but collaborating more closely wExpo-in-citta_logo.pngith institutions like EXPO in CITTÀ’, which sponsors the event, and a number of international institutions linked to Eastern culture.

In this sense, Asian Studies Group has developed a fruitful joint with the Italian Film & Art Festival – IFAF  – in Seoul, the solely Italian film festival in Korea.

Inside the Italian Film & Art Festival (next date in November 2017), SWITCH ON YOUR CREATIVITY will have a space where to expose participants works for the short film category.IFAF_LOGO [Convertito].jpg

Between the 30th of June and the 1st of July, the Director of IFAF, Dr. Lanki Jung, will come to Italy make an open seminar over Korean cinematography and to assist to a film screening of emerging artists from Korea, selected by her.

We are collecting video-visual projects which meet the theme of Creativity lived like a discovery (emotional, environmental, sensory, landscaping, instrumental, etc..) and you can introduce your work emailing us to:

asg@asianstudiesgroup.net

As participant of SWITCH ON YOUR CREATIVITY you will have the chance to see your work represented at Italian Film & Art Festival, an international and prestigious context

Follow us to discover all participants!!

 

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

Creativity is Discovery – the 4th edition 2017

Switch on Your Creativity has become concretely a real cross cultural and well framed accelerator for youth creativity and it’s ready to sustain many projects for the next year introducing Milan as preferential frame to develop international contents on diversified creative sections with the topic “Creativity is Discovery”

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20161012_195035_014For the new edition the Charter of Values for Youth Creativity created on 2015 during Milan EXPO still represents the core-contents of the initiative. For 2017 these values will be officially introduced during two important partnered events abroad: the Italian Film and Arts Festival of Seoul and during first edition of Milan Osaka Youth Creativity Day promoted by  our organization Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka. At the same time these international events will be preferential occasion to present and promote some creative contents approved and presented in Italy during the 4th edition on 2017.

Switch on Your Creativity  started as international contest promoted on 2013 by Asian Studies Group in occasion of Milano EXPO 2015 but from last edition has become a multi-platform incubator with many activities realized with introduction of experts, supporters, funds, locations and services.

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The current edition includes six different sections where it’s possible for youth creative personalities (individuals, organizations, schools, associations, foundations etc) to present initiatives that concern cross cultural dimension (like europe and asia on dialogue and mutual cooperation or comparison between europe and asia) and follow  the principles of our Charter of Values for Youth Creativity.

We’ll consider the initiatives that include the following elements for those concerns creative elements

  • contemporary art & photography
  • music
  • innovation
  • short movie
  • fashion & design
  • show & dance

As part of our NPO’s activity we examine all the requests of support for the realization of the projects  and we select those meet our feasibility ‘s scheme according with sponsors and institutions interested to follow specific contents.

In particular, contact us to present your artistic and creative project to be realized in Milan if you need

  • Promotion
  • Services (concept, production, post production)
  • Location
  • Management
  • Interpreters
  • Funding and Production
  • Counseling
  • Improvement of attendance
  • Support to introduce and realize the same project abroad (East Asia)

20161012_195432_006For 2017 our organization Asian Studies Group decided to inaugurate a new platform called Force for Creativity, Art and Innovation. The fund consist of amount collected basically by annual membership subscriptions or sales of services made by our organization. First of all the fund support the organization of conclusive Gala Night when some projects receive special mention for particular costitutive factors and “The international dialogue between cultures, Europe and Asia on dialogue” Award is assigned. Beyond that the fund is also a collector for sponsors or institutions that want to support our mission.

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Fill the form to contact our staff if you want to cooperate with us and start being part of the creative network of operators who choose to cooperate in Switch on Your Creativity. Your iniziative will be examined and classified to join our 4th edition.

Milan and Creativity: International Dialogue between Cultures Award 2016

The Charter of Values for Youth Creativity inaugurated during Milano EXPO 2015 is our guidance to develop, promote, realize and finally judge creative contents for our international contest.

For the third edition, just celebrated few days ago in Milan at Novotel Milano Nord Ca’ Granda, we decided to present a selection of projects have been considered very   important according with four core-points of our charter.

Beyond introducing officially the six categories that will characterize Switch on your creativity by now (Contemporary Art, Music and Show, Short Movie, Creative Composition, Fashion & Design, Creativity as Innovation for Companies)  we assigned three different  awards to creative projects supported by our format and that have been considered fully connected with our cross cultural aims.

Because of the origin of our incubator for youth creativity and our intention to promote at the same time the contents, the supporters and the city (Milan), all the projects that we introduce have taken place in Milan during the last year of activity (from september 2015 until summer 2016)

Contemporary Art Section – supported by Fondazione Luciana Matalon

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures, best project for full correspondence  with the contest’s topic to:

Collettivo C13 with De Rerum Mirabilia 

(Italy- Japan’s cooperation)

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Show & Dance – supported by Novotel – Accor Hotels

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best involvement of youth participation to:

Asia Dance Voice Contest – Soul Art Company

(Italy – France – Korea’s cooperation)

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Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best cross cultural content for Europe-Asia relations to:

Europe & Asia in Music – supported  by Expoincittà and managed by Garden Blaze Talents Management 

(Italy, China, Japan, Korea’s cooperation)

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For the third edition we decided to assign the award for best supporter of Youth Creativity in Milan, JAL – Japan Airlines that is continuously supporting us as sponsor from the first edition.

“thanking to support our projects, travels and dreams between Europe and Asia”

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During the Gala Night,  Ms. Elena Negri received the Best Supporter Award

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During the Gala Night we presented also other projects and creative contents and we mentioned new guidelines for development of new edition that will be presented until the end of 2016  with official introduction of institutions and partners.

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Switch on Milan: our call for creative personalities

We still didn’t finish yet the third edition of our incubator for youth creativity and new projects are already taking off as part or our dynamic network of collaborations that make Milan as special place to boost and vitalyze creativity industry.

Just to mention some opportunities that we are going to promote for next months: creative campaigns for some cultural events as strategies for cross cultural marketing in behalf of some commercial players, International exhibition in Osaka for young talents with promotion and support of Ministry  for Foreign Affairs, creative viral marketing with cross media contents and storytelling for services agency, artistic involvement as consulting for promotional solutions, call for video contents for special section of Italian Film Festival in Seoul, exhibitions and cultural concepts from Europe boosted in one of most important galleries of Shanghai and much more.

Beyond these concrete working opportunities we also are going to improve our Fund for Arts, Creativity and Innovation that will support  creative personalties during their first step into public scene to promote their profile as long as their creative vision with inter-action of cultural industry.

Swith on your creativity third edition, the Gala Night in Milan on 12 of october is the perfect event to spread contents and protagonists from previous productions and start to focus on new opportunities.

From Friday 7th of october it will be possible for everyone who want to introduce personal creative profile and portfolio to us to reserve a special ticket for our event and join to direct meeting with organizers during the Gala Night. (at Novotel Ca Granda Milan)

The link for some special “Creative Free Tickets” will be showed as follows

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-switch-on-your-creativity-3rd-edition-the-gala-night-in-milan-28315921684

– Stay tuned and join us to take your chance on being part of creative team will cooperate with us during next edition and for some specific working projects.