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Richard Gonci

Creative Director and Storyteller-in-Chief, Studio amd in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Art as Dialogue - Not Decoration

PRESENTED ON FEB 15, 2018
IN PORTSMOUTH NH @ VOL 32

Robert Gonci is an avid amateur art collector and explores the idea of art as dialogue, rather than decoration. He has been collecting art for more than 20 years and says that his eclectic collection talks to him every day.

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Public Bath - The Origin of Collector

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Living legend Shinobu Machida collector extraordinaire of Japanese goods, culture, moments and experiences joins an illustrious PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week 2015 Special lineup sharing his latest compilation of curiosity, this time images of the tradition Fuji Mountain murals in Japan's public baths.

PechaKucha Night Tokyoにレギュラーご出演中の、ユーモア溢れる内容で大人気、コレクターで庶民文化研究家の町田忍さん。今回は町田さんの原点と言える「銭湯」をテーマにユニークなプレゼンテーションを披露されています。

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A Collection of Thoughts and Verbs

BY MARINA QUIRK
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 12, 2015

Artist Marina Quirk speaks on her work, and shows us that by observing the fascinations of communication, she opens dialogue and consideration to the words we use to understand one another and ourselves.

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Ancient Coins and Modern Chinese Paintings

BY SHENTON SONG
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Shenton Song shares his passion in collecting items ranging from ancient coins that he turned into unique cufflinks to modern Chinese art that is unique to Sarawak, his home.

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I'm a Collector (Hold the Applause, Please)

BY JOSH MAGUIRE
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 05, 2016

Josh Maguire shares his love of being a collector. Collecting is something he has participated in his whole life, so how can something be wrong when it feels so right? Josh explores the history and inner workings of his habit and attempts to explain his life-long obsession with video games and action figures in this personal account. Josh lives in Alliance, NC and currently is a Dean's List student at Craven Community College where he is also a C-STEP participant and a tutor for TRiO Student Support Services.

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Big Ears – Listening and Changing the Conversation

BY ASHLEY CAPPS
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Big Ears Festival has become one of the most anticipated cultural gatherings in the world.  Bringing thousands of visitors to town, Big Ears not only hosts many of the world’s leading artists, but showcases Knoxville’s symphony, jazz orchestra, local music scene, poets, theaters, clubs, churches, museums, galleries, restaurants, shops…the texture and character of the city. It brings the world to Knoxville and it showcases Knoxville to the world. In this presentation Ashley Capps discusses how Big Ears is changing the conversation about Knoxville - how the world sees the city as well as how Knoxvillians see themselves and their possibilities as a community.

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Who is the other? The Living Library

BY CRISTINA MANCIGOTTI
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Identities can create barriers, instil a feeling of fear and lead us to act in different ways. Or they can spark curiosity and make us eager to understand different perceptions and realities. Cristina Mancigotti talks about projects she has been involved across Europe (Italy, Hungary, France) which foster dialogue, such as the Living Library.

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Creating a Dialogue and Building a Story

BY RAJ BALI
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"It's a placement of onesself outside the norm and the mainstream. It's an identity that's perfect for society critique. 'Queer' is not a bad word. It's an owned word—a negative word that's been given a positive connotation by our community."

Raj Bali has spent the last year working to build a space for marginalized people to share their experience, create a dialogue and learn from one another. His experience informed this talk on queer representation and why it's essential to give more of the spotlight to marginalized voices.

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Collecting Intentionally, Accidentally, and Inadvertently

BY CHRISTINA PEREYMA
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Christina Pereyma, a conceptual artist, comes from a family of artists and collectors.  Nature, architecture, and cultural objects are some of her favorite subjects.

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The Art of Conversation

BY CHRISTINA UYENO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 11, 2017

Eat Cake Gallery is a production company whose mission is to empower women through the art of conversation and film.  Created by Christina Uyeno and Melissa Mattos, they hope to create a safe space for women of all backgrounds to come and indulge in their own creativity, passions, and journey, and to also connect those of similar mind and heart.