08.31.2018

Hunting for Art in Chiantishire

For the third summer in a row, selected Chiantishire cellars will house contemporary art on the occasion of the ‘Art of The Treasure Hunt’

  • Hunting for Art in Chiantishire
  • Hunting for Art in Chiantishire
  • Hunting for Art in Chiantishire
  • Hunting for Art in Chiantishire
  • Hunting for Art in Chiantishire

Chianti is a landscape of graceful villages and rolling hills sloping from Florence to Siena, as well as the homeland of the notorious red wine of the same name, a place cherished by artists and intellectuals all over the worldfor its peace and its beauty.
 
These seventy thousand hectares of land were given their name by Cosimo III de' Medici in the year 1716 and have recently celebrated their 300thanniversary; it was on that occasion, in 2016, that The Art of the Treasure Huntwas first held in the form of a very special treasure hunt showcasing contemporary works of art on the backdrop of Chiantishire’s beautiful villages and wineries.

Curated by Kasia Redzisz, senior curator at Tate Liverpool, the hunt returns for the third time this summer making room for 14 artists from 11 countriesin six prestigious wineries located in Castello di Brolio, Colle Bereto, Felsina, Borgo San Felice, Castello di Volpaia and Villa di Geggiano.
 
The theme of the 2018 edition is Time is the Game of Man. The invited artists have been entrusted with the task of depicting their own idea of ​​time, bringing their personal experience into it regardless of their age, from Magdalena Abakanowicz, born in 1930, to Angélique Stehli, born in 1993. 
 
The contrast between the absolute modernity of the works and the ancient beauty of the villages and hillsis truly amazing. Sylvie Fleurycreated three large iridescent mushrooms inspired by Alice in Wonderland against the backdrop of the Castle of Brolio. In the lemon grove of the same castle, Poupées Pascales by Pascale Marthine Tayouis an installation with ten crystal dolls decorated with ribbons, feathers, plastic flowers and wooden beams inspired by African female statues. Kevin Francis Grayused Carrara marble for his Soho Girlsculpture in Colle Bereto, sitting next to the neon installation Eden is a Lieby Ciryl de Commarqueand the Flower Fountainby Kiki Smith.
 
The colorful plexiglass spheres by Alfredo Pitti, coming straight from his retrospective at MACRO in Rome, are hosted in Borgo San Felice along with works by Raul de Nieves, Alin Bozbiciu, Henrik Hakansson, and Stefan Bruggemann
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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