Boston/Como: more than an art exchange

BOSTON COMO-2013

Boston Como 2013 is an artistic and cultural exchange between Como-based Italian artists and Boston-based American artists. Throughout 2013-2014, two 30-day art exchanges will take place. The first in 2013 in Como, Italy from July 18 to August 18, and the second in 2014 in Boston, USA.

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Please join North End Stories for the  opening reception on July 18, 2013 in Como, Italy

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THE CONCEPT
The Boston-Como project originated with the idea of Fabrizio Bellanca to create a cultural exchange between two cities: Boston in Massacchussetas and Como in Italy. 30 artists, 15 from Boston and 15 from Italy in an Art round trip. Public spaces and private spaces together in one great project. An exhibition-itinerary will guide visitors and residents through the city streets. During the exhibition some other events will take place in public locations and on a municipal stage: classical, jazz, ethnic music concerts, videos, performances, all in order to increase the impact and enrich the cultural exhibition program.

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THE TITLE
The title Boston-Como symbolises a kind of round-trip ticket into the world of contemporary art. “more than an Art exchange” stays to indicate that is not only art that moving from a place to another, but a contamination between the Italian and the American Art and a real cultural exchange

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THE LOGO
The logo designed to represent the event Boston-Como derives from the colours and shapes of the American and Italian flags. A white star on a blue round represents the state of Massachusetts, USA, and a red round stripes wnat to looks like the american flag. The green round stripe stays for part of the italian flag, and symbolise the artistic cultural exchange between the two countries.

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ART DIRECTION
Carolina Lio for Italian artists in both events
James Hull for American artist and Boston event in 2014

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PROJECT COORDINATION
Fabrizio Bellanca
Carlina Lio
James Hull

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CONCEPT & ORGANIZATION
Fabrizio Bellanca

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