Bangkok / 20-23 November, 2562.
Pope Francis trip coincides with the 350th anniversary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Siam. Established back in 1669, its creation marked the first formal steps taken by the Church to introduce Catholicism to the country.
The last Pope to visit Thailand was Pope Saint John Paul II, who visited the country over four decades ago in 1984.
Mr. Vernizzi’s “Bridges” drawing was embraced by Chulalongkorn University for their media communication campaign honouring Pope Francis’ speech at their main Auditorium on November 22, 2019.
Il Tortellino da caffè, 2562
Art director / Gianluca Vernizzi
Designer / Takanao Todo
Awards / applied to Kasama Ceramic Award 2020, Japan
Project commissioned by Inter Nos Co. Ltd. under the HeArtshare Charity Program, and conceived to create an iconic and unique merchandise object allowing an Italian autistic children organization to generate sales and income supporting their infrastructure and education activities.
Il Tortellino da caffè coffee handmade ceramic cup celebrates the organic form of Modena’s homemade “tortellino” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortellini ) and the Italian family-friendly ritual of espresso coffee typically closing the main meals.
Organic clay and glazes, oxidation firing, electric Klin, heigh 105 mm. | width 50 mm. | depth 45 mm., hand made in Thailand.
A video interview by Zoe Calman
GloW-Design Thnktank Workshop: International Steering Team
April 7-9, 2017
GENARATTIVE thnktank, a program of GloW-DESIGN at the 2017 Fringe Festival (Edimburgh), is launched as a critical and creative thinking, as well as making and repositioning vehicle, which reviews and offers solutions for topical societal questions or concerns.
An annual team of multidisciplinary creative leadership is convened to collaboratively identify, swot and solve a topical challenge for community building and the improvement of life-quality in the urban context. Having designed and built a project, the GENARATTIVE thnktank team will generate the narrative and compellingly tell a story which is original and many people across the world are going through an identity crisis due to fast change and complexity, which they cannot seem to be able digest.
Requiring innovative interpretation, thoughtful and detailed strategy, this thnktank is primarily an exercise in collaborative imagination, inventiveness and action for human betterment by design.
BUU International Art Exhibition and Workshop
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Burapha University (Thailand) and Fine Art Magazine
October 15-17, 2016
art installation at ASA 2016
Daan Botlek, Gianluca Vernizzi
28 January - 21 February, 2016
at P.Tendercool, Bangkok (Thailand)
art installation at ASA 2016
Conceptually I started designing the scope and nature of this work from a quote of one of the most famous Italian Designers, Bruno Munari, who once said to his student before starting a class on design:
"The egg has a perfect shape, even if it's laid from the ass."
I added on such provocative-evocative statement with my own words and thoughts:
"I am sure we can improve it if we use our brain."
Why? Because, no matter how perfect nature is, nature is vulnerable and reactive; therefore we, as a human beings, have the duty to being human and preserve the integrity of nature's beauty and balance by using the good side of our brain as to constructively and responsibly manage our behaviours along anything we do.
What is "Egglectics" about?
It's a 3D metaphoric sculpture of the Enneagram.
The enneagram (from ancient greek ennea meaning 9) is a theory of human personality taught as a typology of 9 interconnected personality types (teaching of Oscar ichazo and Claudio Naranjo) which are represented by the points of a geometric figure called an enneagram, which, it is believed, also indicates some of the connections between the types. In business contexts it is generally used as a typology to gain insights into social community and workplace dynamics; in spirituality, it is more commonly presented as a path to higher states of being, essence, and enlightenment.
Eggcletics groups 8 eggs (each egg = 1 personality)
in a nest (the society with its norms, standards and conditioning); 1 egg (personality) is missing. For ease of the enneagram map visual reading, each egg looks different through Fractalis colors and textures because all personalities - as a matter of fact - are different and, I believe, they are all somehow eclectic/eggcletic their own way; the missing one, too.
None of the finishes used for each egg were coded or named by personality type as to avoid any influence on people. Honestly, I did not even think about this technical aspect as an option, because I conceive art as transcendence, only.
People are free to run their own assessment and decide weather their egg is missing or not. Each of us is free to call himself/herself in or out of the nest without drama or sense of guilt. Not necessarily we always match or fit where we belong to, or like what we are offered to see, but we can always make our own choice (free will) and stay connected. That's the beauty of life.