Artist Mark Kostabi Performs at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
June 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Innsbruck artist Mark Kostabi will be performing at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy on June 20th with Tony Esposito (drums), Antonio Nicola Bruno (bass), Paul Kostabi (guitar) and special guests Sasa Flauto and percussionists and vocalists from Sudan.
This event is being hosted by ‘Italians for Darfur’ and open to the public with free admission.
Kostabi has performed music as a soloist and with other musicians including Ornette Coleman, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Amedeo Ariano, Stefano Nunzi, Aaron Comess, Richard Hammond, Stefano Di Battista, Olen Cesari, Marco Siniscalco, Marco Loddo, Puccio Panettieri and Paul Kostabi. His compositions have also been performed independently by Rein Rannap, Kristjan Järvi, Maano Männi, Delilah Gutman and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. His CDs include I Did It Steinway, Songs For Sumera and New Alliance.
Retrospective exhibitions of Kostabi’s paintings have been held at the Mitsukoshi Museum in Tokyo (1992) and the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn (1998). The famous Italian art historian and curator, Vittorio Sgarbi, curated a vast exhibition of 150 Kostabi paintings at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome in 2006. Kostabi’s work is in over 50 permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Groninger Museum in Holland.
His permanent public works include a mural in Palazzo dei Priori in Arezzo, Italy, a large bronze sculpture in the central square of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, and a bronze portrait of Pope John Paul II in Velletri, Italy.
Kostabi released an album, “The Spectre of Modernism” in January 2011 produced by GRAMMY Nominee and multi-platinum award winning RK: Roman Klun. This innovative ambient album features guest performances by Ornette Coleman, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Aaron Comess and Richard Hammond.
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