PALAZZO BOTTIGELLA IS PLASTIC BAG FREE!

Palazzo Bottigella is plastic bag free!

As from yesterday the beautiful renaissance palazzo is getting ready to welcome new ventures. Artists, watch out for that magnificent space!

I’ve just come back from Pavia with a huge van full of bags: all the work created during my six weeks at Palazzo Bottigella.

The bags that invaded the ancient frescoed surrounding are now in a huge pile waiting to be transformed into new forms and concepts. The next show is quickly approaching. Soon the bags will be at MUDAC in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Once again I would like to thank the Calisti family for all their support. It has been a mad adventure that has open new views and doors on new possibilities. The access to such a unique amazing space as well as to new materials have definitely contributed to further my artist practice.

DISPOSABLE LOVE

In 2007 I was commissioned by film director Caroline Bridges to set my ‘field of Emptiness’ at the Solihull Art Centre in the Midlands, UK. This collaboration resulted in ‘Disposable Love’ a large scale site-specific mix media installation.

Here is a video of it

SOMEBODY IS SELLING PICTURES OF MY WORK!

During an internet search I came across this page: http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/sculpture-oasis-by-claudia-borgna-polythene-carrier-nachrichtenfoto/134642064 Only to discover that someone took pictures of my work and is now selling it on line. Or at least that is what I understood. Very interesting indeed! Is that legal?

The work photographed and now for sale is the one created for the Broomhill National Sculpture Park in 2010 titled OASIS:  a large outdoor installation of 20 palm like trees set in North Devon. The photo was taken by Tim Graham and is being sold by Gettyimages.

Don’t they need my permission at all?

I purposely don’t sale my artwork to avoid its commodification but apparently someone else is, and ruthlessly so! Why don’t they create their own artworks to photograph it and sell it?

I suppose it’s like photographing nature, one just expect it to be there and exploit it……..

How ethical is that? Some things never seem to change.