Monthly Archives: July 2013

Or Not 6 presented at Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan

Sooner or later it had to happen: Hamlet appears on the cover of Or Not, issue nr 6, the monthly magazine published by arsprima.

Or Not 6 – entirely dedicated to the photographer Sara Magni — was presented last Tuesday, July 2nd, at Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan, while the Upper Foyer housed Sara’s photographs, created exclusively for Or Not and dedicated to Hamlet.

Special models had been the students of the Paolo Grassi School of Theatre, who made their debut the day after the event with a theatrical performance entitled Hamlet with out eyes, directed by Manuel Renga, who re-edited the original drama by Shakespeare.

During this unique event, open by invitation only, Sara Magni herself told us about the creative artistic process behind her work, supported by the redactor of this issue, Silvia Bottani, by the contributors Rossella Locatelli and  Katia Ceccarelli, and by Art Director and president of arsprima, Cristina Gilda Artese, who generated an interesting debate.

Have a look at the event’s pictures and start reading the profile of Or Not 6.  Enjoy!

Photo credits Kristina Bychkova

Scouting for talent: Giulia Cassano

Not always talent emerges suddenly. More often, it shall be hunted, fostered, nurtured.
There are lots of young artists who deserve to be discovered and to have the opportunity to show their talent and value.

One of arsprima’s main goals is to foster new talents. There it is, then: the first solo exhibition of Giulia Cassano, a young artist with a degree in Fashion Design and Visual Arts at the Brera Accademy of Fine Arts in Milan. The exhibition titled La femme d’à coté is curated by Cristina Gilda Artese.

This solo show, inspired by and based on the novel Fosca by Igino Ugo Tarchetti, one of the main representatives of “la Scapigliatura milanese” (t.i. the Italian equivalent of the French bohème) reveals the behind-the-scenes activity of the vicious and distorted world of the vampire and fatal woman.

The exhibition, featuring digital works and mixed media paintings, runs until July 31st at the Nur Gallery, Corso Italia 9, Milan. It is open to visitors by appointment only.

For information please call +39 02 58308360 or send an email to:

Study notes for an artist - by Cristina Gilda Artese

Study notes for an artist – by Cristina Gilda Artese

I have been following the photography of Pietro Broggini for around 5 years. I’ve known him for about 30. I categorised the images and chose the most repre- sentative from the first one sent to the last from June 2013. Broggini loves philosophy, poetry, speed. A great aesthetic sense. An excellent technical command. Read Murakami. […]