Twenty-four paintings by Velasco Vitali (curated by Flavio Arensi) will be unveiled every night at 6 pm from 1st December 1st to Christmas' Eve: a massive Advent Calendar will occupy over 330sqm of façade of one of the historic buildings of Piazza San Magno in Legnano.
Velasco Vitali's "Sbarco" joins I-ΣMIGRAZIONI (Migrations / Photolux Festival, Lucca) a complex collective exhibition, both multimedia and transmedia, which aims at giving a comprehensive picture of the migration phenomenon starting with a section dedicated to the Italian diaspora which has seen, from the beginning of the XX century until after the Second World War, a constant flux of migration especially towards America, to end with the representation of and the reflection upon the present crises of migrants in the Mediterranean which is mining the identity roots of the whole of Europe.
Velasco Vitali is the curator of the first retrospective of the painter GiANCARLO VITALI TIME OUT, 5th July-24th september 2017 in Palazzo Reale, Sforzesco Castle, Natural History Museum, and (curated by Peter Greenaway) Manzoni's House. The exhibition offers a critical look a 70 years long career dedicated to painting - from his early work appreciated by Carrà to his last (and never before presented) production.
Alongside paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, acclaimed and given historical context by Testori, a wide selection of never before exposed paintings will be on display with a selection of refined engravings and works on paper.
ArchiViVitali is a cultural and non-profit organization that aims to conserve, protect, promote the name and work of three authors that share the same last name and place of birth: the writer Andrea Vitali, the painter and engraver Giancarlo Vitali, the painter and sculptor Velasco Vitali, all residents in Bellano, on the eastern shore of Lake Como.
Iron and steeel sculptures by Velasco Vitali are on the main square of S. Pietro all'Olmo: ten small trees that punctuate the space as a musical score, are sorted on two paths, expanding from large central elm, stretched along the lines of the square starting from the new D'O restaurant by Davide Oldani.
Today on the Huffington Post, an article by Paula Di Perna about Giancarlo and Velasco Vitali
Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March (12:30) East Building, National Gallery of Art: screening of Hand Gestures (Il gesto delle mani, Italy 2015. 77 minutes), a documentary that follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali’s famous dog sculptures, from wax to glazed bronze, at the Battaglia Artistic Foundry, in Milan.
Saturday 6th February 2016, h 17.00: Giulia Niccolai presents Paul Vangelisti's "Solitude", a book curated by Nanni Cagnone with drawings by di Velasco Vitali. Paul Vangelisti, Velasco Vitali, Nanni Cagnone, Brunella Antomarini will be present.
the movie Il gesto delle mani (Hand gestures), about the process of the making of a bronze sculpture by Velasco Vitali, after winning the FIPRESCI award at Berlinale 2015, has been selected in the section LOVE of the BFI London Film Festival.
Saturday 27th june (h.18.30): opening of Velasco Vitali's solo exhibition "FUGA" at Galleria Mazzoli (29th june-19th september 2015). Opening times: Monday-Saturday 9am-1pm/4pm-7.30 pm or by appointment.