The art show Art San Diego, which takes place from November 6 to 9 at Balboa Park Activity Center, introduces the public to its curated works of art. Everything from site-specific projects made with the art show's current location is related to new media works, photography and film. Featured programs include art talks, panel discussions and art labs, which highlights projects by leading San Diego–based art institutions, alternative spaces and universities.
During the show visitors are invited to interact with site-specific and performance works by international artists, to visit exhibitions that showcase the thriving contemporary art culture. Each year the show follows a common theme, this year it is “inter.play”, which explores the ways in which artists affect and reflect each other’s work and examines the response evoked by the attending audience.
Anna Paola Pizzocaro is an artist photographer, selected for the curated show. The artist, who is living and working in New York and Milan, has been interviewed by Art Business News (edition fall 2014) about her aesthetic concept: "My artwork focuses on contemporary issues of global warming and adaptation. I like to create sophisticated composite images representing a surreal world in the most realistic way possible."
At Art San Diego Anna Paola Pizzocaro showcases her recent photography series Walking Distances in Wonder, focused on the global worming, climate changes and co-habitation as a central subject. About her intention she explains: “In this new series a land made of ice, where several animals are trying to co-inhabit in this new eco-system, this time glacial, trying to survive in the various climate change on our planet.”
Born in Milan (Italy), Anna Paola Pizzocaro gratuated at the New Academy of Fine Arts Milan. In Paris she obtains a post diploma at the Elite University École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Anna Paola Pizzocaro holds a Master Degree in Aesthetics from the prestigous Sorbonne University in Paris. Appreciated for her photography, video and film projects, Anna Paola Pizzocaro was involved in a lot of projects and productions worldwide such as the famous movies by Roman Polanski and Luc Besson. In New York she was working in the team of LaChapelle. Amoungst her countless art exhibitions it should mentioned, that her photographies were exhibited at Louvre Palace Paris.
What is the uniqueness of this photography series? Anna Paola Pizzocaro intends to convey a climate message in a subtle way. Nevertheless her photography is embracing the climate change community and as well as the scared public. Her work has a lasting value and high reinterpretation potential, transmitting meanings of the earth’s fragility or our ability to manage the climate change - or not. If society is a mirror, Pizzocaro's photography is a prism.
The art book and catalogue titled Walking Distances in Wonder, edited by Umberto Allemandi & C., released in January 2014, is already available at the New York Public Library in Manhattan.
by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Critic
Art San Diego
FIRST PREVIEW | VIP OPENING NIGHT
First Preview | Thursday, November 6th: 5 – 7 pm
VIP Opening | Thursday, November 6th: 7 – 9 pm
Friday, November 7th: 12 - 8 pm
Saturday, November 8th: 12 - 8 pm
Sunday, November 9th: 12 - 5 pm
About the Author:
Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, born in Zurich/ Switzerland, is an Art Historian and Managing Director at Art History Consulting (AHC). She studied Art History at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Germany), University for Foreigners Perugia (Italy) and London Guildhall University (UK).
In 2002 she earned her PhD from University of Kiel with a Dissertation on Modern Sculpture: “Sources of Inspiration.The Meaning of Nature in Henry Moore´s Late Work.” Barbara is an art historian and art critic who has written widely on modern and contemporary art. Her essays have been featured in monographs, exhibition catalogues, e-zines, journals and Goethe Institute Inc.
Based in Hamburg since 2002, she has curated numerous exhibitions for collectors, commercial galleries and non-profit organizations, including the Association of Women Artists GEDOK.