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MARCO NEREO ROTELLI "La poesia Piu Lunga Del Mondo" con Adonis e Yang Lian
ARTLAB SAN SERVOLO 2009 Le Isole della Creativita' - Rapa Nui


The pesonage
October 2008
Vladimir Vysotsky was born in Moscow. His father, russian Jew, was an army officer and his mother a German language translator. His parents divorced shortly after his birth, and he was brought up by his stepmother of Armenian descent, whom he called "aunt" Yevgenia. He spent two years of his childhood living with his father and stepmother at a military base in Eberswalde in the Soviet-occupied section of post-WWII Germany (later GDR). In 1955, Vladimir enrolled in the Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering, but dropped out after just one semester to pursue an acting career. In 1959, he started acting at the Aleksandr Pushkin Theatre where he had mostly small parts.Vysotsky's first wife was Iza Zhukova. He met his second wife, Ludmilla Abramova, in 1961. They were married in 1965 and had two sons, Arkady and Nikita. In 1964, director Yuri Lyubimov, who was to become Vysotsky's close friend and mentor, invited him to join the popular Moscow Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Taganka. There, Vysotsky made headlines with his leading roles in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Brecht's Life of Galileo. Around the same time, he also appeared in several films, which featured a few of his songs, e.g., Vertikal ("The Vertical"), a film about mountain climbing. Most of Vysotsky's work from that period, however, did not get official recognition and thus no contracts from Melodiya, the monopolist of the Soviet recording industry. Nevertheless, his popularity continued to grow, as, with the advent of portable tape-recorders in the USSR, his music became available to the masses in the form of home-made reel-to-reel audio tape recordings, and later on cassette tapes. He became known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. His lyrics resonated with millions of Soviet people in every corner of the country; his songs were sung at house parties and amateur concerts.After his divorce, Vysotsky fell in love with Marina Vlady, a French actress of Russian descent, who was working at Mosfilm on a joint Soviet-French production at that time. Marina had been married before and had 3 children, while Vladimir had two. Fueled by Marina's exotic status as a Frenchwoman in the USSR, and Vladimir's unmatched popularity in his country, their love was passionate and impulsive. They were married in 1969. For 10 years the two maintained a long-distance relationship as Marina compromised her career in France in order to spend more time in Moscow, and Vladimir's friends pulled strings in order for him to be allowed to travel abroad to stay with his wife. Marina eventually joined the Communist Party of France, which essentially gave her an unlimited-entry visa into the USSR, and provided Vladimir with some immunity against prosecution by the government, which was becoming weary of his covertly anti-Soviet lyrics and his odds-defying popularity with the masses. The problems of his long-distance relationship with Vlady inspired several of Vysotsky's songs. By the mid-1970s, Vysotsky had been suffering from alcoholism for quite some time. Many of his songs from the period deal ľ either directly or metaphorically ľ with alcoholism, insanity, mania, and obsessions. This was also the height of his popularity, when, as described in Vlady's book about her husband, walking down the street on a summer night, one could hear Vystotsky's recognizable voice coming literally from every open window. Unable to completely ignore his musical phenomenon, Melodiya did release a few of his songs on vinyl in the late 1970s, which, however, constituted only a small portion of his creative work, which millions already owned on tape and knew by heart.At the same time, Vysotsky gained official recognition as a theater and film actor. He starred in a hugely popular TV series Mesto Vstrechi Izmenit' Nel'zya ("The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed") about two cops fighting crime in late 1940s Stalinist Russia. In spite of his successful acting career, Vysotsky continued to make a living with his concert tours across the country, often on a compulsive binge-like schedule, which, it is believed, contributed to the deterioration of his health. He died in Moscow at the age of 42 of heart failure.Vysotsky's body was laid out at the Taganka Theatre, where the funeral service was held. He was later buried at the Vagankovskoye Cemetery in Moscow. Thousands of Moscow citizens left the stadiums (as it was the time of the Olympics) to attend the funeral. Although no official figure was released, it was later estimated that over one million people attended Vysotsky's funeral, almost as many as that of Pope John Paul II in 2005. The Soviet authorities, taken aback by the unexpected impact on the masses of the death of an underground singer, ordered troops into Moscow to prevent possible riots. Vysotsky was posthumously awarded the title Meritorious Artist of Soviet Union.
Inaugura il 23 aprile la nuova mostra di Marco Lodola a Firenze

JONATHAN GUAITAMACCHI al teatro del contagio di Milano
Le bellissime scenografie di Jonathan Guaitamcchi fanno da sfondo allo spettacolo teatrale dal Titolo "Alcina- il viaggio avventuroso di Guerrin Meschino nella'antro della Sibilla" Ins cena il 24 e 25 ottobre 2009 al Teatro del Contagio di Milano

Inaugura il 12 marzo 2009 in Messico la mostra dedicata a Gustavo Aceves "Habeas Corpus" al Centro Educativo Y Cultural Manuel Goez Morin

Outline is a new collection of essays of critique of contemporary art. The series is dedicated to the characterization and the in-depth analysis of themes, patterns and images of the contemporary art world. Outline is curated by Giovanni Iovane and Filipa Ramos.

LODOLAvsCUSTRONE "Sovraesposione"
Inaugura il 12 febbraio 2009 alla Galleria Mar& Partners Art Gallery di Torino con una performance musicale di Andy dei Bluvertigo

April 2009
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