Hana Bi

Last September Shozo Shimamoto had a performance in Reggio Emilia, in front of Palazzo Magnani to open his exhibition Opere 1950-2011 – Oriente e Occidente (Works 1950-2011 – The Est and the West). I wasn’t there unfortunately, but he was described to me as a very zen-looking old gentleman who throws bottles of paint with energy.

One work includes, literally enveloped in paint together with pieces of glass, several leaves fallen on the September day from the trees of the avenue.

I am not fond of fireworks because they’re noisy (but human noise is definitely ok on stage produced by some rock divinity), so this is my wish for you, for a happy new year. Not too noisy, still very colourful.

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