99 WORDS WITH RICCARDO BERETTA
RICCARDO BERETTA, ARAZZETTO GQ, EMBROIDERY AND THREADS ON PAINTED COTTON VELVET, 32X32 CM, 2016.
COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALLERIA FRANCESCA MININI, MILAN
On occasion of The Blank Benefit 2016, annual meeting to support the association’s network activities, Riccardo Beretta has realized a series of fifty velvet hand embroidered tapestries, realized as a unique thanks to a pictorial intervention and to a manual making process.
Each work, Arazzetto GQ, pays homage to the figure of Giacomo Quarenghi (1744 – 1817), in concomitance with the celebrations for the death bicentenary.
During the Benefit Dinner, planned on Thursday 15th December in the frame of Spazio ALT, a harpsichordist will present a repertoire of musical pieces referable to the historical period of Quarenghi, playing the harpsichord Birba (2009 – 2011), an instrument which is also an artwork, realized by Riccardo Beretta.