Press Release:



In Cesena, Sunday 15 May 2022, at 5.30 pm at the suggestive CHURCH OF SANTA CRISTINA - by the architect
Giuseppe Valadier - the exhibition of the Japanese artist MAEDA KAMARI, "Sound shells", will be inaugurated, dedicated to a nucleus of vibrant recent unpublished works, made on paper, especially for this occasion. All within the scope of the project "Calligraphie" linked to the quarterly magazine of Art & Literature GRAPHIE, directed by the architect Marisa Zattini. The young architect Andrea Pompili, who selected the artist as part of her stay in Tokyo, introduced the artist. Following, a live performance by the Artist to the sound of music performed by the Japanese


Megumi Horie,student of the “Bruno Maderna” Conservatory of Cesena.
An obsolete calligraphic performance to fully appreciate "the way of writing", the Japanese art of calligraphy
called Shodo (sho = writing; do = away). The curator writes: "It is the practice of a fascinating art that, through a technical improvement, leads to an inner "refinement", to a change of the individual in the improvement of the Self. Like any other art it is therefore comparable to a growth path. Through the action of the brush, the calligrapher artist converts his vital energy (qi / Ki) in 'sign': fast or slow, thin or thick. Each sign binds to the next and the previous one in a real representation of the idea, made up of infinite relationships "(from the text in GRAPHIE n.98, Year XXIV, 2022).


MAEDA KAMARI (Prefecture of Fukui, 1973) is presented in Cesena with twenty-two unpublished tables, each of a
size equal to the double alchemical square: 140 x 70 cm. These are tables intended as "portraits of the heart".
These works have been divided into two sections: 16 set up by the architect Augusto Pompili in the evocative neoclassical CHURCH OF SANTA CRISTINA (1820) and you are in the IL VICOLO Interior Design showroom. They were the dictates of architecture of the Church hosting the exhibition to indicate the perfect rhythms: the 16 coupled columns have been hung, in ostension, as exemplary banners, the works of Maeda Kamari. Eight large historiated ceramic plates complete the setting by the Artist.
«When the" sign "is deprived of its role as a" signal "it is reborn as a symbol. It is no longer mere
medium of technical information but it abstracts, transmutes and becomes an “imaginary rewrite”. Every word of art Shodo thus becomes intuition, emotional transposition, emotional poetic creation. And the iconic and verbal signs do they transmute into a revitalizing iconography »(Andrea Pompili).
Afterwards, visit to the second section of the exhibition set up in Via Carbonari 16.