Arrangement > Nutrire l'anima / Feeding the Soul - Expo 2015 - Galleria Castellano Arte

NUTRIRE L'ANIMA / FEEDING THE SOUL - EXPO 2015 - GALLERIA CASTELLANO ARTE Contemporary Art Collective: painting, sculpture, photography.
Food is the central focus of Expo 2015. But can man live by bread alone? Feeding our physical bodies is not enough. We all have a second, spiritual body, which must be fed as well. Art is one such source of nutrition. 
Feeding our physical bodies is not enough. We all have a second, spiritual body, which must be fed as well. Figurative art is one such source of nutrition.
These first thirteen artists on show articulate a surprising journey into the human soul. By baring their own thoughts, they also anticipate and condense the thoughts of all mankind. Many will certainly identify with their dreams, their fears and desires, or even with their focused attention on nature and human behaviour.

Grazia Azzali (Padua, 1961) painter, photographer and sculptor. Grazia molds physical matter to create heads with enormous blabbering mouths. Hers is a critique on contemporary society, whose dearth of values underscores a deformed, nonsensical reality.

Matteo Boato (Trento, 1971), painter and musician. For Matteo, every musical note is linked to a specific colour. In his personal dictionary, C is yellow, D is green, E is blue, F is indigo, G is purple, A is red and B is orange. White and black are used to indicate rests. The artist’s painted work thus comes to life as a musical narrative.

Luigi Carletto (Nove, Vicenza, 1946), ceramist. Luigi molds semi-refractory clay to make it look as if it were made of the same matter as him. He does not consciously investigate the relationship between man and nature, history and time, because for him they are one and the same.

Valter Caon (Castelfranco Veneto - Treviso, 1956) painter, musician and writer. Valter investigates man and his habitat. He employs a magnetic support studded with iron cut-outs. By shifting the cut-outs, spectators become artists themselves.

Isabel Carafi (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1954, lives in Trieste), painter and sculptor. Her human/object/architectonical hybrids form twisted shapes, chained to each other in a kind of South-American dance. Her works emanate a strong erotic impulse infused with captivating irony.

Fabiano Fiorin (Lido di Venezia, 1964), painter, illustrator, visual artist, creative artist. His source of inspiration is tied to the female world. By observing the women he meets on the streets or on the ferry, he scrutinizes himself in search of his own identity.

Silvano Longo (Palermo, 1953, lives in Padua), photographer. His photos reflect a personal research which strives towards a harmony with nature based on knowledge and awareness.

Aldo Pallaro (Piombino Dese - Padua, 1952), wood carver. Aldo dissects wood because trees can converse with us, telling us stories not unlike our own, stories of wood knots, of good and bad years, which are inscribed in the patterns of their growth rings.

Mario Tavernaro (Asolo, 1962, lives in Caerano San Marco – Treviso), painter and sculptor.Deformed visages, introspective self-portraits of the existence that is and will be. Mario’s aim is to paint or sculpt visages which have no eyes, noses or mouths, but which carry within themselves and impart to others the wisdom of their past.

Mirco Bardi (Treviso 1970, lives and works in Istrana), painter and sculptor. Mirco is an aesthete who seeks beauty and does not impose humanist meanings on his works. The end result should convey a sense of cleanliness, aesthetic order and, thus, mental discipline.

Igor Compagno (Mestre, 1973, lives in Mira – Venice), painter and sculptor. Igor embeds old nails into canvasses, tables, various kinds of wood and hats, and blends them with tactile paint. He seeks to freeze moments in time, for he does not wish for time to pass in silence, anonymous and unremarked.

Giacomo Filippin (Brescia, 1965), sculptor. Giacomo seeks lightness in iron. He employs plasma to dissect iron sheets and makes them vibrate as if he were applying paper origami techniques.

Maria Carla Prevedello (Crespano del Grappa - Treviso, 1955), painter. Sgarbi once referred to her as “she who looks at gold and sees the sky”. Maria Carla continues her love-inspired, poetry-infused research. She sublimates reality in order to touch a spiritual state which goes beyond human.

Inauguration: Saturday 16th, 5pm

Artists: Grazia Azzali, Matteo Boato, Luigi Carletto, Valter Caon, Isabel Carafi, Fabiano Fiorin, Silvano Longo, Aldo Pallaro, Mario Tavernaro, Mirco Bardi, Igor Compagno, Giacomo Filippin, Maria Carla Prevedello.

Presentation: Luigina Mazzocca, with the artists’ own contributions

Aperitif courtesy of “Le Corti”, Via Roma 37 - Castelfranco Veneto (TV)

Catalogue avaible at the exhibition

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7.30pm

It is also possible to make reservations outside opening hours.
info: +39 3480302605


CASTELLANO Arte Contemporanea
Via Roma.38 – 31033 Castelfranco Veneto TV
(500 metres from the train station)
  • Via Roma, 38
    Castelfranco Veneto (TV)


Castellano Arte Contemporanea was born in 2005 and this year celebrates its first 10 years in the business. The gallery is located in Castelfranco Veneto’s historic centre, in a building designed by architect Mario Botta in the Nineties, right in front of the splendid medieval walls which witnessed the birth of the great Giorgione.
Via Roma, 38
31033 - Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
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The Castellano Arte Contemporanea gallery focuses on artists from the Veneto region who have been well-known since the Fifties and alternates their displays with those of emerging artists, who share with their more famous counterparts the same concern with “art as Beauty.”

The gallery was inaugurated on 20th March 2005 with an exhibition by Ennio Finzi (1931), a Venetian artist whose research concentrates on the meaning of gestures, light and timbre.

In 2006 the gallery showcased works by Cesco Magnolato (1926) from San Donà di Piave (Venice), who in 1954 won first prize for engraving at the 27th edition of the Venice Biennale. In the same year the gallery also showcased works by Giovanni Centazzo (1942), whose chromatic and gestural poetry represents the landscape of the artist’s home region, the Friuli.

In 2007 the gallery invited painter and sculptor Giorgio Celiberti (1929), whose Holocaust-inspired art is internationally acclaimed, and Ulisse Salvador (1910), from Padua, who is known for his fresco paintings and who was a student of Saetti’s.

In 2008 the gallery hosted “100 female heads” by Toni Zarpellon (1942), an intellectually profound artist from Vicenza and creator of the well-known “Rubbio Quarries.” In the same year, the Castellano gallery – which was then known as Art&Media – assembled several artists for a great exhibition called “7 Painters of Today and Yesterday”: Barbaro, Borsato, Paolucci, Gambino, Gianquinto, Licata and Magnolato.

In 2009, the gallery ran the first of five collective exhibitions dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the great Giorgione’s death. The exhibition was called “Geometry of Art Created” and it displayed works by Getulio Alviani, Gianni Colombo, Dadamaino, Franco Daleffe, Edoardo Landi, Luciano Marin, Marcello Morandini, Bruno Munari, Manlio Onorato, Vincenzo Pellitta, Giorgio Perretti, Nino di Salvatore, Victor Simonetti, Jesùs-Rafhael Soto.

In 2010 the gallery served as incubator for the manifesto “Our Dialectic – The Emotional Dialectic of Art as Beauty,” which was created by 7 emerging artists from the Veneto region: Grazia Azzali, Ugo Gazzola, Fabiano Fiorin, Silvano Longo, Mazzocca&Pony, Maria Pia Settin, Patrizia Simionato.

In 2011 and 2012 the Castellano Arte Contemporanea gallery sought to promote, partly through art fairs held all over Italy, the work of emerging artists whose most diverse expression techniques aimed to convey the complexity of creative processes in the situation of profound crisis which characterizes this specific historical period. This crisis is not merely economic, but is also a crisis of conscience, values, and culture. A special mention goes to Annalù and Matteo Boato.

In 2013 the gallery hosted a personal exhibition by Renato Meneghetti (Rosà, Vicenza, 1947). An artist who has been at the centre of many exhibitions in the most important European and international museums, Meneghetti is known as the “Radiograph Painter.” He kept his work separated from the various artistic trends of his time and operated in several art sectors ranging from painting to sculpting, from design to architecture, from photography to cinema, from music to theatre.

The year 2014 was dominated by the exhibition “Hell and Paradise” by Monica Pirone and Mazzocca&Pony. This exhibition combined painting, sculpture, video installations and performances to effectively convey the notion of a broken, disoriented society, which nevertheless hopes that the Beauty of art might yet save the world.

In 2015, the year of the Milan Expo, the universal exposition, the Castellano gallery has planned several event-exhibitions to be held on site at Via Roma 38, Castelfranco Veneto. These event-exhibitions will contribute to the prestige not only of Giorgione’s birth town, but also of the Veneto Expo: a portal which includes events organized by artistic institutions all over the Veneto region.
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