Land art among the vineyards of Filandetta Park in Bortolomiol

In the Valdobbiades, the Bortolomiol family started an industrial restoration project that led to the creation of an art and vineyard. Inside, there is room for a country art collection that supports female creativity. The latest work was inaugurated on the occasion of the Cantine Aperte

Filandetta Park, ph. Mattia Mionetto

The final deal with Cantine Aperte was a celebration of Italian wine culture held on 28 and 29 May across the peninsula. The initiative from The wine tourism movement has been repeated for many years now with the intention of strengthening the national wine heritage precisely in its cultural dimension, understood as an agricultural and social tradition peculiar to large parts of the Italian territory. But there is more. For some time, numerous realities have intertwined their activity with the world of art, supporting artists called to interact with the vineyard’s human and landscape identity.

Filandetta Park, ph.  Mattia Mionetto
Filandetta Park, ph. Mattia Mionetto

FILANDETTA PARKEN. THE BORTOLOMIOL PROJECT

It happens with a certain continuity to Filandetta Park, the result of the restoration of an old spinning mill in the Valdobbiades – by the architect Wally Tomè – supported by the Bortolomiol family, one of the most famous names in viticulture, identifying the very suitable area of ​​the Prosecco Superiore hills. The project awarded the sparkling wine house the Prometheus Prize for its ability to integrate a symbol of local industrialization with an old and characteristic craft tradition in the area, namely viticulture. And it is precisely here that a land art collection of site-specific works takes shape, one intervention after another, with the aim of transforming the park into a space with artistic expression in all its forms, from sculpture to music, from architecture to design (the place is already a cultural container for concerts, book presentations, meetings and tastings in the heart of the Prosecco hills).

Parco della Filandetta, the work of Ines Coelho da Silva
Parco della Filandetta, the work of Ines Coelho da Silva

THE ARTIST’S HOME AMONG THE VINEYARDS

In support of this constant exchange between the wine and art world, the Bortolomiol family invested in 2019 to create an artist residence now available to Italian and foreign creatives interested in being inspired by the landscape (here protected as Unesco Heritage, also from 2019) and from the culture of the vine, leaving a trace of its passage. In the second half of May it came Inês Coelho da SilvaPortuguese artist selected in the competition Female country artists wanted, project in support of women’s art married to Bortolomiol (a company now run by women), which has previously already involved the German country artist Susken Rosenthal (testimony of his residence is Cocoon). The work created in recent weeks instead made its debut on the occasion of the Cantine Aperte weekend.

Filandetta Park, ph.  Mattia Mionetto
Filandetta Park, ph. Mattia Mionetto

BORTOLOMIOL LAND ART COLLECTION

The ancient spinning mill is thus still enriched with content that will write the future of a space devoted to vitality and meeting, functionally and contemplatively at the same time. The place also hosts the winery cellar and a tasting room, flanked by an amphitheater with stone stairs and the Land Art project, which is developing on the edge of the organic vineyard in Ius Naturaewhere is it is very present work of Giovanni Casellatoartist originally from Maser (TV), who draws here, in addition Ballto Wind field and ai Francesca’s flythat Table (2020), a tribute to the vine. Made from corten – a material that is widely used in viticulture due to its versatility – the work integrates perfectly with the surrounding nature and also has a practical function because it allows you to gather around a common room during guided tours of the park works that usually lead visitors to the basement (and not only) to discover the collection.

THE SPACE EXHIBITION – INTEGRATED VISIONS

Not far, meanwhile, until next August 15, the nineteenth-century complex of the former Opificio di Villa Cedri, in the Valdobbiades, hosts the exhibition Space – Integrated visions, with which the Arte Laguna Prize transforms the structure into a temporary gallery open to the public, under the artistic direction of Sara Tortato and Alessandra Lazzarin. It is no coincidence that the residence is the seat of the Association of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and the Valdobbiades, in a landscape and cultural context driven by wine culture, but increasingly devoted to opening up for the intervention of contemporary art.

Livia Montagnoli

www.bortolomiol.com/parco-della-filandetta/

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