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My first Upcycled Statue Exposition

It was a great emotion when I learnt that the Planetrise Organisation based in Hungary is interested in my upcycled statues.Their mission is to save the Earth, and since 'what is waste for others is treasure for me', we are allies in this mission.

The venue was decided to be in Keszthely, Hungary, with the intention of moving the collection to a next location in January 2021. We have planned all details and were getting ready for the opening ceremony on the 20th of October, 2020.

I delivered the statues myself by a truck of one of my friends and Beata Somogyi, the curator of the show has set the scene.

It was such a surprise to see how these statues, which so far were part of my everyday life, had a much elevated aspect in this environment. I trust that through the extra explanations exposed, especially about the upcycled parts I used (which vary from vintage motorcycle parts to bearings etc.), will render the visitors' experience even more interesting.

Special thanks to:

Juhász Péter Gergő, President of Planetrise Association - for the initiative and organisation

Somogyi Beáta, Curator - for her attention to detail and professionalism

The Venue: Természet Háza Látogatóközpont, Gyenesdiás

Kádár András, General Secretary of Jane Goodall Institute, Hungary - for visiting and sharing his thoughts

Orazio Scelsa - for the film collages and accompanying me in this important step in my Zsuzsa Scelsa - for pushing me through this, packing all statues thoroughly and the live broadcast on FB :)


Keszthely Television (in Hungarian):

In English:

"Bearing ball, butterfly dowel, tin jug, Pannonia lamp - Scelsa Giuseppe makes his sculptures using such raw materials. Every form and material moves the imagination of the amateur artist who has been living in Hungary for two decades now. What is waste to someone else is a real treasure for him. The protection of artistic value and the environment is also important for the creator. Scelsa Giuseppe says it really motivates you to give old things a new function. According to the artist, it is very beneficial for our land to produce less waste and recycle the existing one. The exhibition was realized by the Planetrise Cultural and Environmental Association. Founded in 2002, the NGO has several objectives, focusing on sustainable development and environmental protection. The work of Scelsa Giuseppe is related to the activities of the association. “I think it’s a symbol. He wants to show that we need to pay attention to our planet, and much more famous experts from us are also trying to draw attention to this. We are also trying to show this part, so that if possible, do not litter, if possible, do not harm the environment, but if this has already happened in some form, we will try to remedy it, ”said dr. Péter Gergő Juhász, president of the association. The Jane Goodall Institute has a long relationship with the Northeastern Association. The Hungarian Secretary General of the organization, named after the world-famous ethologist, spoke at the opening of the exhibition about the need for everyone to strive to live in harmony with nature. Secretary General András Kádár: "We need to help, inspire other people to create this harmony, for example with this environmental education program, or by reflecting on the exhibition here, presenting the possibilities of recycling or reuse as interesting." Until the end of December, the public can see the works made from the further utilization of redundant materials at the House of Nature in Gyenesdiás. Scelsa Giuseppe's sculptures will also be presented in Budapest and Kisvárda. Ákos Hársfalvi - Keszthely TV"

Planetrise Media coverage (in Hungarian)




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