Archives 2018

Kimono or the art of wearing stories – January 7 – 19, 2019 – Roma

Roma – January 7 – 19, 2019

Istituto Giapponese di Cultura – Roma

The dress makes the monk, the child, the Japanese, the flower, as explained by the four sections of the exhibition, inspired by religion, childhood, tradition and nature, which unfold narratives and icons on fabric. From the private collection Manavello, in collaboration with the Museum of Civilizations of Rome, a selection of fine kimono man / woman / child of the first half of the last century shows (social) implications, (anthropological) stretches and stories, woven, embroidered, dyed thread and head, accompanied by ikebana Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu, dolls kites and all the beauty there is.
Concentus Study Group will represent the Sogetsu school from 7 to 19 January 2019.

 

La Via dei fiori – Ivrea – October 19 – 20 – 21, 2018

Ivrea – October 19 – 20 – 21, 2018

Ivrea, Museo Civico P.A. Garda

www.museogardaivrea.it

Opening: friday October 19 from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm
Opening hours :
Saturday October 20 from 3.00 pm until 7.00 pm
Sunday October 21: from 3.00 pm until 4.00 pm

Ticket: € 5,00 / € 4,00

Oriental art continues to be at home at the Garda Museum which will host, from 19 to 21 October “Ikebana – the way of flowers”, the international exhibition, realized with the contribution of the CRT Foundation and the Guelpa Foundation, under the patronage of the Consulate General of Japan in Italy and the Piedmont Region.

Artists of the Wafu Kai school in Ivrea led by Ingrid Galvagni Tosei, the Ohara schools in Milan, Kagei Adachi in Zurich, Sogetsu in Rome, Florence, Venice and Merano, and Ichiyo in Geneva, together for the first time in Italy, will exhibit their ikebana at the PA civic museum Garda.
The guest of honor of the exhibition will be Geneviève Kokera Ausenda, Grand Master Ohara, who, throughout her life with great passion and commitment, has contributed to spreading the art of the ikebana.

Wafu Kai
Wafu school was founded in 1896 by Wafu Teshigahara. In 1946 the director of the school (iemoto), the eldest son of the founder, introduced a new style of ikebana. A tireless artist, he presented his works all over the world, wanting to transmit through the ikebana a message of peace and understanding among peoples. His personal vision of the art of ikebana, summed up in the motto “flowers that you like – suitably – in a container that you like”, spread to Japan, the United States and South America. Since 1992, the current iemoto follows in the footsteps of its two predecessors.

Ohara
Ohara school, founded by Unshin Ohara at the end of the 19th century but officially only in 1912, emphasizes seasonal characteristics, natural growth processes and the beauty of natural environments. It is an address that has developed, in particular, moribana style defined to represent through floral compositions an idea of ​​landscape with literary and pictorial connotations and defined Bunjin and Rimpa.

Kagei Adachi
Choka Adachi, founder of Kagei Adachi school in 1912, was intended to free ikebana from traditional forms and styles. The criteria he advocated were to emphasize the asymmetry, water as a vital element of plants, had to be visible as part of the composition.

Sogetsu
Sogetsu School (literally “Grass and Moon”) was founded in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara, an artist interested in the modern world and strongly influenced by the opening of Japan’s borders. He “removed” the ikebana from his usual position: the tokonoma. Using new materials and innovative techniques he stated that: ikebana can be done by everyone at any time, anywhere with any material.

Ichiyō
Ichiyo school, founded in 1937 by Meikof Kasuya and his sister Ichiyo, tried to adapt ikebana to the contemporary way of living while maintaining traditions and teachings of the past. In 1983, Akihiro Kasuya became the third school iemoto and introduced theatrical performances, realizing ikebana in which balance and technique of tension predominate.

What Ikebana can do today – Workshop September 22 – 23, 2018 – Roma

Rome – September 22 – 23, 2018

Hotel dei Congressi – Viale Shakespeare 29

Lucio Farinelli e Luca Ramacciotti present 3 workshops exploring “What ikebana can do today”.

A conference by Sensei Lina Alicino Ran-Son on the history of the ikebana Sogetsu in Italy will open the event, the three workshops will follow:

1) Aloe arborescens” – A plant native to Africa that grows easily on the Mediterranean seaside. A material difficult to treat and match; we’ll learn about it with Lucio Farinelli who also used it for the photo published in the book “Ikebana by emotions”.

2) “Ikebana comes out of the closet” – Ikebana and fashion, from a project by Lucio Farinelli developed also in collaboration with the designer Massimo Alba, a workshop in which the container is not a vase but a dummy.

3) “Composition Using Unconventional Material” – Apply the principles of ikebana and the themes of the Sogetsu school to inert material giving it a new identity (Zenei-Bana) with Luca Ramacciotti.

Sonne Luna – Meran – May 19 – 25, 2018

A free Sogetsu ikebana exhibition for the Merano Spring event
Held from May 19 to 25, 2018 at Merano’s Thermal Baths
Presented by the Concentus Study Group

Free entry exhibition, open on May 19 at 11.30 a.am.
Luca Ramacciotti gives a talk on May 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Ikebana workshop 1: on May 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Ikebana workshop 2: on May 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Partecipation fee: €30.00 per workshop
Length: about 60-90 min.

With this name “Sonne Luna” that puts togetherthe two languages of this wonderful land named Sud Tyrol, we welcome you to our event which consists of an exhibition, a workshop and a talk in Meran. The event is organised in collaboration with Merano Tourist Office by Concentus Study Group member Patrizia Ferrari.

Ikebana (“living flowers”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. While similar western art forms often emphasize the number and the color of the flowers used, ikebana emphasizes the
use of lines and of “empty” spaces. Few flowers and branches suffice to create an artful yet simple and clear arrangement.
Nowadays, ikebana can be included in the visual arts. Its main (but not sole) components are flowers, but materials such as plastic, metal or scrap metal may also be used in floral arrangements.
During the Merano Spring event, an ikebana exhibition and two ikebana workshops are held at Merano’s Thermal Baths and presented by the Concentus Study Group.

Ikebana demostration by Silvia Barucci and Ilaria Mibelli – Firenze – April 28, 2018

Firenze – 28 Aprile 2018 H.15.30

Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 1

The Sogetsu Ikebana demonstration by Silvia Barucci and Ilaria Mibelli of Concentus Study Group will be held during the “Mostra Mercato Primaverile dei Fiori”.
A special thanks goes to the Tuscan Society of Horticulture that organizes and promotes the exhibition and in particular to Dr. Alberto Giuntoli who gave us the chance to enjoy the beautiful space where the event will take place.

 

I fiori d’arte – Vernissage – Rome – Aprile 8, 2018

Rome – Aprile 8, 2018 H.18.30 – 23.30

Borgo Angelico 18A

Sunday, April 8 at the Apres club will be held the opening of the ikebana exhibition by Lucio Farinellii and Luca Ramacciotti, leaders of the Concentus Study Group. The masters, together with the teachaer Anne Justo, will guide us towards ‘the way of flowers’, a splendid path that proposes seven works witnessing the continuous and fruitful dialogue between art and nature, as masters of the universe. Ikebana is an art regulated by ancient traditions and poetic symbolism, so we will immerse ourselves in the infinite shades of flowers.
“Ikebana should not be considered a fixed object.
Ikebana is constantly fluctuating.
You should not give ikebana a shape.
Ikebana has a new shape for every new Era.”
(Hiroshi Teshigahara)”

Club Après, Borgo Angelico 18a.
Reduced price admission (18.30 – 20.30): 3 euro
Standard price admission (dalle 20.30 in poi): 5 euro

“There are flowers everywhere for all those who are able to see them” (Matisse).

Il fiore e l’argilla – Ikebana exhibition – January 22 – March 10, 2018

Rome – January 22 – March 10, 2018

Pots – Via in Selci 64

Pots ceramics atelier once again collaborated with Concentus Study Group.

Sebastiano Allegrini and Angelica Mariani host the new collaboration with our group: an ikebana exhibition with Pots ceramics. For a month and a half the arrangements of the group members will be on display. Every seven days three different ikebanists will be exhibiting.

Come and visit us repeatedly, each time it will be a different experience.

Workshop on perfumes with Antonio Alessandria – January 20 , 2018

Rome – January 20, 2018

Hotel dei Congressi – Viale Shakespeare 29

Antonio Alessandria begins his studies in Italy with Mouillettes and Co. and continues at Cinquième Sens in Paris. Subsequently he deepens the subject by working with established independent perfumers.

At the same time, the desire to share his passion with others pushes him to start a new adventure: the creation and management in Catania of a salon of artistic perfumery, Boudoir 36.
His desire is to host people in an intimate place, to tell his passion and to make known the creations of the most beautiful perfumery, in an environment that would forget all geographical and temporal references.

He realised his first 3 fragrances in 2014 as a tribute to the moon “Nacre Blanche”, “Nuit Rouge”, and “Noir Obscur”. A year later he was “Fleures et Flammes” time. In 2016 he created “Eperdutament” and in 2017 “Gattopardo”. His creations are inspired by his land, Sicily. He also makes perfumes for another Italian brand, “Noble 1942”. His perfumes are sold throughout Europe, America and the United Arab Emirates.

During the workshop we will explore the world of fragrances in a scientific way and the sensations they provide.