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In 2016 the new executive council elected Guido Marcello Poggiani as President and the name of the group has been changed to, “Artists of Via Bagutta Cultural Group” to consider also the various artistic expressions that have gradually been added to painting such as: drawing, sculpture, graphics and photography. The group, besides the free theme artistic awards and exhibitions, is now including wider cultural activities such as: encounters and comparisons, debates; presentation of publications meetings, conferences, at the headquarters in Corso Garibaldi 17. And of course it is open to proposals of collaboration and interaction with the neighbourhood and also with other vital forces of the territory; form collectors of art and those who simply love beauty in all its forms and know how to seek the features and traits in a painting; in the contagious

passion of the artist who, in a street of the city, talks about his work. Or under that Lombardy sky so beautiful when it is beautiful, Just so!

There are aspects of Mi l a n that immediately give the sense of its dynamic and incessant evolution : such as the sparkling skyline of “Porta Nuova” with its steel and glass skyscrapers; the happy “Movida” evenings at the modernised “Darsena” dock; the “LILLA” the new tube line which with no driver on board, transports the people around the city.

Others that seemto cross time;which are in fact Milan as it was yesterday and is today: the rattling of the trams, the sunny yellow colour of the “risott giald” (Milanese risotto); the fragrance of the Panettone in the cake shops at Christmas.

Among all these we like to think of the gossiping saunter of native and non-native Milan people chatting and strolling among the paintings of “Via Bagutta” during the “Open-Air Art Fair”; inaugurated more than half a century ago and still vital during both its events in spring and autumn. We have come a long way since the time of the “Baguttians”!

The “Bagutta Group” was founded in 1964 by Bruno De Cerce, who led the Group till 1979. After him as president of the Group came Aldo Cortina t i l l 1988, then Romualdo Caldarini from 1989 till 2015 (today Honorary President).

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President Сultural Association GuizArt

President Cultural Association of Artists Via Bagutta, Milan

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Guido Marcello Poggiani


GuizArt has been operating in the art world at 360 ° since 1994 Managed by Guido M. Poggiani and his wife Anna, and various advisors and friends such as Giampieri Enrico, Sarhtori, Roberto Denti and Gennaro Montanaro, who have been engaged in the same environment for years . The Cultural Association has conceived and implemented various cultural projects with many municipalities and public and private bodies not only in the Milan area. We report the collaborations with the Museum of Transport of Ranco, ATM, Qantas, Australian Tourism Authority, Enel, Forest Ber, e-zero, Museum of Recycling, Brera and 3 Belgrade High School, Ex Martinitt.

We have created poetic-pictorial publications, conferences and poetry meetings, including Milanese dialect. The GuizArt association contains over 300 artists of various trends, including photographers, writers, designers, graphic designers, craftsmen.

For over 7 years the theme of recycling has been in the schedule of various programs and they have brought the association to different municipalities thanks to the RIGENERaRT project (different declinations) and inserted or combined with other events. Workshops are organized for adults and children not only classics but above all with a "recycling" theme, such as creating not only works of art but everyday objects, these are also carried out directly in the classes with the involvement of the family and teachers, starting from a information and awareness in respect of nature.

The management of ArTéGalleria, in the context of the Artepassante project, (recognized as a subject of regional relevance), increases the quality and professionalism of the association by offering a space of 350sqm (and beyond) equipped for art events and beyond, with contamination musical and of different nature, always in the context there are artistic and musical courses.

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ARTA INDIANOCEANIKA is a not-for-profit community-based organisation in Mauritius that develops, promotes and produces high quality visual arts, writing, poetry, music and crafts through a range of arts access, workshops, art residencies, and education programs, community activities, exhibitions and events. We aim to contribute to the cultural life of the Mauritius, and Indian Ocean- Africa region by nurturing creative potential, supporting artists and encouraging people of all ages and background to actively engage with various art forms.

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Boopen Doobah

Is one of the rare multi-talent Mauritian have studies and excellent in both Art and Strategic Management and Policy Studies, Art Market from Mauritius, UK and Sweden. In the eighties, he started his tertiary training in Fine Arts at local level and moved to France and Reunion to work under the guidance of Arts Masters. On his return, he worked as Fine

and Visual Arts instructor at the Mahatma Gandhi institute. Boopes is the Founder of ARTA  INDIANOCEANIKA TM.

He has been very active as Founder Member of Studio D’Art, Art Action, Le Collectif, CODAPArt, among others where local artists were involved in Art residencies, workshops and exhibitions in Mauritius, Indian Ocean and at International Levels: His major achievements have been his selection in 1993, for the Salon D’Automme, at Grand Palais in Paris, his participation in the Kunst Academy Exhibition in Mauritius, The Johannesburg Biennale of Arts, Le Collectif at Marie de Long Jumeau, France, Arts Afrique-Océan Indien and the Salon di Mai of 2018.

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