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the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed, favorable public reputation (ita = fama successo)
bisogno molesto di mangiare, carestia, grande miseria, grande desiderio (eng = starvation, hunger)
Fifth edition for Studiocromie’s summer festival !
here’s the text, it’s the same from the first year, if you have it says it all and still, you stupid journalists cant write a decent article!
In order to avoid rhetorical somersaults of the case, Studiocromie is pleased to announce FAME festival for what it is: the meeting of a dozen international artists in a small italian centre, Grottaglie.
The city is famous for its ancient ceramics tradition and there’s a whole area exclusively dealing with ceramics production.
FAME wants to be a new point of view on the original structure of this quarter and the city. While politicians and institutions only care about their personal interests, we’d like to give back to the town and its original asset the light they deserves.
The name of the event, FAME, refers to the ironic difference of meaning of the word itself between Italian and English. If in Italian FAME means hunger, in English is FAME, understood as honour and success status, things that Italy can only have exactly a great hunger.
The idea is to host the artists for variable length of time (from 1 to 4 weeks) and to offer them the cooperation of the local artisans for the production of pottery works and limited edition prints.
Furthermore the artists will have at their disposal several walls to paint around the city, in order to upgrade a few areas which are aesthetically depressed.
At the end of their stay, everything created, including new original artworks, screenprints and ceramic pieces made with the collaboration of local artisians will be showcased in a final group show.
it will take place in one of the most ancient ceramics workshop of the area, the opening is set to be on the 25th of september.
More importantly, it has to be said, the festival is entirely financed and curated by Studiocromie, wich is a one-man (+ his parents) screenprinting studio, without any kind of sponsorship from external sources.