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Keane: the Ghilone presented to the Comune

Keane: the Ghilone presented to the Comune

Quando l’arte ci ricorda la nostra storia - article by Luca Galeotti - Giornale di Barga

La scultura progettata da Keane e realizzata da Francioni e Mastromarino di Pietrasanta a cura per la mostra Pennati curata da Oxocurators e che trovate ancora oggi in piazza Salvo Salvi raffigura un “ghilone”: così lo si chiama dalle nostre parti, mentre in Garfagnana è conosciuto come uncino ed a livello nazionale semplicemente come gancio […]

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Keane – exhibition Pennati – ancient memories

Keane – exhibition Pennati – ancient memories

Circolo le Tenacce - Terrinca

The work is based around graffiti, carvings and engravings of pennati In the rocks of the Apuan Alps – the mountain range between Barga and the sea. The Pennati – Latin falx arboraria is the typical instrument still used by woodcutters in this area, characterised by a short handle, a wide blade 30/40 cm long […]

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Ancient Memories – an Exhibition by Keane at the Oxo Gallery

Ancient Memories – an Exhibition by Keane at the Oxo Gallery

Review by Frank Viviano

An Exhibition by Keane at the Oxo Gallery, Barga – August 1-15, 2019 Review by Frank Viviano Memory, in the barren language of conventional psychology, is simply “a faculty of the brain applied to the coding, storage and retrieval of data.” No wonder, then, that psychology’s numbing vocabulary (and mechanistic perspective) has been adopted whole […]

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Love Project— 爱之心项目 in China

Love Project— 爱之心项目 in China

爱之心项目”计划是把我们两个人的作品放在托斯卡纳大区的最重要的五个城市:Florence 佛罗伦萨,Siena 锡耶纳,Livorno 利伏诺,Pisa 比萨Lucca 卢卡任何有缘人碰到这些作品,喜欢作品就可以带走,是全免费的。

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Keane – Pop Tarot in Palazzo Pancrazi

Keane – Pop Tarot in Palazzo Pancrazi

Italy is said to be the birthplace of the tarot, which according to playing-card historians was originally a card game invented in the fifteenth century.

A series of paintings by Keane which were installed in the new Bistro at the Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia back in 2016 (article here) have now been moved into the Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia.  Tarot cards in Barga Barga, in it’s heyday, was a stronghold of The Medici’s Florence. Against the often […]

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The Pennati – work in progress

The Pennati – work in progress

di Vagli son, a Vagli son nato, meglio morir che lascià il Pennato

There have been many visitors to Keane’s studio in Barga Vecchia over the past six months (some of them can be seen here) – they have been arriving to see for themselves how the latest work based on rock engravings and the pennati  – the bill hooks, are progressing. A whole series of  new canvases […]

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Keane – Celtic Life International article by Tom Langlands

Keane – Celtic Life International article by Tom Langlands

And though Keane’s work may be founded in Barga, its depth and resonance reaches far beyond the boundaries of this small and very beautiful city.

I first met the artist Keane quite by chance while enjoying a morning coffee at Aristodemo Casciani’s bar – known as Aristo’s – in Barga’s Piazza Salvi. It is remarkable how slowly the world turns under a hot Tuscan sun and striking up conversations with strangers is part of what breathes life into these medieval […]

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Oxo Collection Gallery: Invisible cities – Guzzoletti and Keane

Oxo Collection Gallery: Invisible cities – Guzzoletti and Keane

The newly opened Oxo Collection Gallery in Barga Vecchia commissioned an event based on literature, art and music all centered around one small book - Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

The book “Le Città Invisibili” – Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino explores imagination and the imaginable through the descriptions of cities by an explorer, Marco Polo. It is framed as a conversation between the aging and busy emperor Kublai Khan, who constantly has merchants coming to describe the state of his expanding and vast empire, […]

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Keane – Hasnamuss and saints exhibition in Palazzo Pancrazi

Keane – Hasnamuss and saints exhibition in Palazzo Pancrazi

A "pop up" exhibition of work this week in the Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia by Keane

Six oil paintings on vertical metal panels – all reminiscent of the Barga Pop Tarot paintings from 2016 (article here)  with black outlines and limited colouring. The symbolism found on some early tarot cards led many people to believe that tarot cards were in fact the expression of ancient streams of wisdom… the eternal, esoteric […]

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Exhibition – Menu – Locanda di Mezzo, Barga

Exhibition – Menu – Locanda di Mezzo, Barga

Fabrizio Da Prato, Giorgia Madiai, Keane, and Stefano Tommasi - original artworks for the new Menu with Gianluigi Guarnotta and Andrea Cortopassi

Arte In Sala   A menu should tease the senses, especially smell and taste. however, when artworks and artistic photographs of mouthwatering dishes are added, sight becomes involved as well, as do the hearts and souls of viewer and creator. The menu at la locanda di mezzo is an artist’s menu, reminiscent of the artist’s […]

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The Barga shrine paintings

Keane – The Barga shrine paintings It is sometimes very difficult to explain the reason behind making a particular series of paintings as the actual original reasons can be many and varied. Such is the case with the latest work – the Barga shrine paintings, but basically there were probably three main inputs to start […]

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Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Images of Barga in an exhibition as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland

We are extremely lucky in this part of the world to have in our midst, the piazzas – areas of daily transit on foot and places to meet and greet. Since the Italian Renaissance, ideas, concepts, communication and culture has freely moved through these piazzas. Over the past few years, the participants of Hamish Moores’ […]

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