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Gluqbar is an umbrella for collaborative researches, applying image experimentation in disciplines beyond photography. Gluqbar aims to provide a framework at the intersection of online and offline communication and curating. Gluqbar is a full creative development studio, a  flexible exhibition space and publishing house with the goal of producing site-specific public installations, virtual & printed matter, off-site and online projects, in an oxymoronic architecture without walls.






“I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia.”



“Gluqbar”’s name sounds like an unassuming bar around Stazione Centrale, in Via Gluck: but with the toponym variation of the letter “q” instead of “ck”, it also recalls Uqbar, Jorge Luis Borges’ imaginary city. Gluqbar, both an operating business and an artistic intervention, is a domestic and public space challenging disciplinary boundaries between photography, art direction, architecture, design, arts & crafts.






STUDIO TEAM


Luca Massaro, Photography, Curating, Creative Direction
Sofia Prandoni, Styling, Fashion & Design Consultant
Giorgia Caboni, Graphic Design, Digital, Social, Art Direction
Giovanni Spera, Graphic Design, Production, Art Direction
Maria Chiara Montesi, Account, Production, Post-Production
Freelance Collaborations: Irene Sgarro, Dario Bellusci

PRESS


i-D Magazine “Gluqbar Studio, un luogo che è anche un’idea”
Domus: “Casa & Bottega nell’epoca della sharing economy”
ATP Diary: “Sfidare la superficie delle immagini”
Zero.eu: “Spazio anfibio, Casa & Bottega su due livelli”
Modus Operandi: “Making space”
Aperture Photobook Review: “Vietnik”




CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS



CONTRIBUTIONS
Alice Zani (Logo Design Collaboration)
Simone Massaro
Federica Chiocchetti (Vietnik)
Ben Janowitz (Retina)
Martina Corà (Retina)
Dumbo Gets Mad
Luca Delrio/Silvia Bertolotti
Eleonora Strozzi
Fiore Pinna (&-Books)
Comune di Reggio Emilia
Biblioteca Panizzi Reggio Emilia
MadioPrint
Parasite 2.0
ft. Leonardo Caffo
Sofia Pia Belenky
Hunter Brian Doyle
Leonardo Dellanoce
Olivier Goethals
Angelo Renna
Silvia Palmi

COMMISSIONS
C41 Magazine
Lunigiana Land Art
Viasaterna
Building Gallery
PhMuseum
Caterina Barbieri
Lamusa II
Alessandro Calabrese
Federico Clavarino
Condominio Arte
T14 Contemporary
59th Bugatti-Segantini Award
Edicola Radetzky
i-D
Vogue.it
Jägermeister
Duvetica
Retrosuperfuture
Coeval Magazine
Fotografia Europea Festival


EXHIBITED ARTISTS



MILANO
Enrico Boccioletti
Alessandro Calabrese
Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi
Martina Corà
Giorgio Di Noto
Irene Fenara
Teresa Giannico
Ben Janowitz
Filippo Luini
Rachele Maistrello
Pietro Mazza
Filippo Minelli
Network Ensemble
Parasite 2.0

REGGIO EMILIA
Alberto Sinigaglia
Esther Hovers
Federico Clavarino
Sofia Borges
Discipula
Miti Ruangkritya
The Cool Couple
Eva O’Leary
Fiore Pinna
Niccolò DeGiorgis
Giorgio Di Noto
Federico Carpani
Filippo Minelli
Piotr Niepsuj



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20125 MILANO ITALY
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