Bonito – The first edition of Impronte gets inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo
In the small Italian town of Bonito the first edition of Impronte is currently taking place it is dedicated to street art and inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo, the famous designer and craftsman born in Bonito in 1898. Participating artists are: Tellas, Gola Hundun, Millo, Milu Correc and Giulio Vesprini.
The idea of Impronte stems from the desire to pay homage to Salvatore Ferragamo, a designer from Bonito. It is celebrating the creativity that has marked his career and his many transversal projects which encompassed fashion, design and art. The event itself has two different parts. During the first part it is about street art and the second part is where design is the main focus.
The first part of Impronte is about the interventions by five different international artists. The artists have been chosen because of the shapes, the patents and the materials which portrayed Ferragamo’s work over the years. All five artists have their own unique style for which they are known for.
Gola Hundun is known for his intrinsic investigation in the animal world. Millo for the meticulous black and white and his graphic sign. Milu Correch uses floral elements in his work on the woman image. Tellas associates his art with nature. Giulio Vesprini is known for geometries and the wise dosage of colors.
During the second part it is where design will be protagonist with an interesting exhibition. It will expose five historical shoes from Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence. The exhibition will take place in the spaces of the Convento Francescano di Bonito and exposed together with the artworks created by the artists.
At the moment of writing a few artists (Tellas and Gola Hundun) have already finished their intervention for Impronte. Tellas’ intervention is titled ‘In the Heart of Irpinia’ and it represents the synthesis of the surrounding territory perception. Gola Hundun’ intervention is titeld ‘Chiarezza di Luna’ (Moonlight). It expresses the desire to freeze that moment in which the sun is not yet finally gone down, but already the moonlight overlooks the landscape.
The Summer holidays are coming, so if you are going to be in the South of Italy, make sure to pass by Bonito.
Photography by Antonio Sena.