The artist Matteo Fato lets us enter in his studio telling us about the portrait through his works. The video was made for the GENTILE COME UN PORTRAIT project – curated by Marcello Smarrelli – conceived as part of the 50th anniversary of Elica, which starts from the presumed self-portrait of Gentile da Fabriano in the altarpiece of the Adorazione dei Magi (1423) to recompose , thanks to the mark left on the canvas by each participant, a new, metaphorical portrait, a collective image of the company.
At the Ermanno Casoli Foundation, we believe that creativity is the most important resource that humanity has and art is its greatest asset. This is why we asked the closest artists to tell us what they did in this period, what their thoughts and wishes were during these long days of isolation. We have collected the contributions they sent us on our Youtube channel that we invite you to visit. THANKS to the artists who generously responded to our invitation. Now it’s time to restart, all together!
Elena Mazzi talks about her project for Elica and Fondazione Ermanno Casoli in this limited-edition publication, produced by the artist herself in collaboration with Boîte. Inside the book, you will find a conversation between Marcello Smarrelli, curator of the project and FEC Artistic Director, and the winner of the XVII edition of the Premio Ermanno Casoli award.
HOW CAN CONTEMPORARY ART GENERATE INNOVATION IN THE COMPANY?
In this book, through FEC projects with artists, trainers and companies, the authors articulate a working Method, born from a decade of experience in the field, which documents the effectiveness of the collaboration between the art world and the business company world.
Desirescope was born from the North Star, which has always been a point of reference for travelers on Earth. It is an ideal telescope created to find our deepest wishes lost in the meanders of everyday life: who knows if looking through it will helps us to not lose ourselves anymore.
Leonardo Petrucci, Desirescope, 2019
Friday, September the 20th in Fano, Francesco Casoli – Elica’s President and Marcello Smarrelli – FEC artistic director, will be guests of the Center for Economics and Territory Studies to talk about FEC activity and to discuss the working Method born of decades of experience, which documents the effectiveness of the collaboration between art and business.
On Wednesday 12th of June 2019, our artistic director Marcello Smarrelli will take part at the meeting entitled “The sustainable city. Bank’s foundations for a new reality”, offered entirely by the world of Foundations. The event, curated by Fondazione Carifac and open to the public, is part of the UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES CONFERENCE 2019 programm and it will be held starting at 15.00 at the Oratorio della Carità of Fabriano.
On Monday, the 6th of May in Villa Blanc in Rome, our artistic director Marcello Smarrelli and Elica President Francesco Casoli participated, being part of an exceptional guests group, at Appointments with ingenious. Art over the centuries: the reasons for an Italian success, the important conference organized by Luiss Guido Carli with the aim of enhancing Italian excellence in the art sector.