Antonio Fiore – "Traveling with Ufagrà"
Exhibitions, Italy, Frosinone, Fiuggi, 02 August 2014
critical text by Giorgio of Genoa

Exhibition hall of the Teatro Comunale - Fiuggi

2 to 31 August 2014

Opening Saturday, August 2nd at 18.00

After the recent success with Roman participation in the Italian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Venezia, with staff from Tartaglia Arte, with the anthology to CERP Rocca Paolina in Perugia, with the personal to the Gallery and the Victoria Hall Conventions and Exhibitions Gangemi, Antonio Fiore, described by critics as the heir of the Futurists specialist, arrives in Fiuggi, hosted by the City of Fiuggi, with a large anthology which will be inaugurated Saturday, August 2nd at 18.00 to remain open until 31 August.
The exhibition is under the patronage of the Municipality of the City of Fiuggi and Signs.
For the artist signs it is actually a return to the town of Fiuggi, as there exhibited several times, the last in 2007, the Workshop of Memory and Image. "Anthony Fiore - Travelling with Ufagrà," will present some fifty works, including drawings, paintings and sculptures dating between 1978 and 2014, divided into six thematic areas that decline his language: "Paintings message UFAGRA '"; "Fields Total space"; "Getaway plastics in space"; "Forests cosmic signs"; "The sacred UFAGRA"; "The celebratory UFAGRA '." Accompanying the exhibition will be published in a catalog published by Gangemi Editore, with the presentation of Fabrizio Martini, Mayor of Fiuggi, and with text by Giorgio Di Genova.

Anthony Fiore, born in Segni in 1938, graduate studies in economics at the University of Rome stopped for an early, brilliant managerial career in companies such as ENEA, Gepi, Klopman, fussy collector who wanted a relationship with the artists directly, not only trade, by 1978 understands that he could also have something to express in art and, stimulated by Sante Muniz, known painter with a past as a futurist, founder in 1962 of the neo-futurist movement AGRA ', he begins to paint starting the discourse of "Pictures AGRA message '"using the technique of collage. Since then, combines the artistic with the managerial activity, continuing to have relationships with other characters in the world of art as sisters Luce and Elica Balla, Giacomo Balla's daughters, the great protagonist of Futurism, or as Francis Cangiullo, futurist parolibero Neapolitan very dear to Marinetti.
He began to exhibit in several Italian cities and abroad, getting more success with its language of form fiammiformi dynamic and colorful with which consists listings fantastic set in the sidereal, which at the beginning, with the four-message, containing short sentences, exclamations ; those futurists called themselves "free word" messages that will soon disappear to leave the field only to color, full-plate of the languages ​​that intertwine and soar into unknown dimensions. The first solo exhibition was in 1980 at the Gallery "La Gatta" Colleferro. Fiore signature Ufagrà (AGRA Universe Flower '), so named from Muniz artistically presenting it in the catalog.
This was followed by exhibitions in major Italian cities and abroad and he became interested in the most renowned critics, especially one that deals with the study and deepening of Futurism. And in the eighties, as well as Muniz, there were also other artists that Futurism had experienced first-hand, even in its extreme season, and then Fiore could not have a relationship with them. Among these Enzo Benedetto in 1967, convinced of the continuity of the movement Marinetti, had launched the "Declaration Futurism Today" and an eponymous magazine and who initially gathered around his speech futurists like Gerardo Doctors, Tullio Crali, Alexander Bruschetti, Osvaldo Peruzzi, Mino Delle Site, and others.
In 1989 he began a fruitful relationship with the art historian Giorgio Di Genova which still follows the artist, which the care a major retrospective in 1991 in the Monumental Complex of San Michele a Ripa. It 's the season of "painting in the total field." In the mid-nineties, the artist experiments with new forms to be given to the work; born so shaped wood, where his motives become three dimensional, the "cosmic storms and forests." In the meantime, the exegetes of Flower were added Rossana Bossaglia and Franca Calzavacca and then Carlo Fabrizio Carli. His painting is enriched with different materials such as steel, which, moreover, reflects and amplifies forms the framework of the beholder. 2005 is another key artist exhibition at the Vittoriano in Rome by Claudio Strinati, Giorgio Di Genova and Rossana Bossaglia, like that of 2008 at the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome, with text by Gabriele Simongini and also that of 2009 at the Galleria Vittoria in Rome, on the occasion of the celebrations of the centenary of Futurism, with text by Giorgio Di Genova. In 2011 he exhibited by Tartaglia Arte in Rome by a long text of John List, the well-known historian of Futurism which, for the first time, is interested in flower. That same year, the artist invites Sgarbi Signs at the Palazzo Venezia in Rome for Lazio section 54.a of the Italian Pavilion Venice Biennale. The 2012 is an important retrospective at the CERP-Rocca Paolina in Perugia, edited by Massimo Duranti Baffoni in collaboration with Andrea and Francesca Duranti. In 2013 he exhibited at the Galleria Vittoria in Rome recently and the room conferences and exhibitions Gangemi - Rome.

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