second edition of art in Chianti Classico is underway

Contemporary art that reinterprets and influences the cultural landscape, travels long distances in a traveling form and offers new visions and angles on reality, takes root in Chianti. Today’s art, material and digital, establishes unprecedented points of contact, intellectual and sensory ties with the monuments, buildings and public spaces of the municipalities of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Barberino Tavarnelle and Greve in Chianti, generating new languages ​​and sites. This is CHIANTISSIMO.

It is the most famous hilly area in the world, a land of wine, oil, inhabited for centuries by intellectuals, writers, artists, navigators, to welcome creativity and open the doors to contemporary art in an unprecedented dialogue with those he lives it , inhabit it, visit it. Over the past weekend, the preview dedicated to professionals closed.

Valentina Palazzari – ph Isaco Praxolu

A project of contemporary art, which this year from San Casciano in Val di Pesa, the leading municipality, extends its gaze to the Chianti municipalities Greve in Chianti and Barberino Tavarnelle. The initiative, which started last year with the aim of addressing the negative effects of the pandemic, relaunching and promoting existing artistic resources and creating new ones, proposes contemporary art, public culture as a driving force for tourism in an even more seductive formula. economic, artistic language intended for public involvement, expressive possibilities entrusted to a select group of contemporary writers.

CHIANTISSIMO officially opens to the public today, Monday, June 6, after a triple preview that took place on Friday, June 3 at. 11.30 in Piazza Pierozzi in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Friday 3 June at 18 in San Michele Arcangelo’s Chapel in Semifonte and Saturday 4 June at 11.30 in Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti.

Chromatic number – ph Margherita Nuti

TerraMedia APS and Chianti municipalities

To devise and organize the CHIANTISSIMO association TerraMedia APS which, in synergy with the municipal administrations, is once again focusing on the project after the success last year, as evidenced by over a thousand presence in the summer trade. The Board of Trustees is signed by Davide Sarchioni, art historian of international importance, supported by the skills and professionalism of the cultural operator Fiammetta Poggi. CHIANTISSIMO is promoted and sponsored by Commune of San Casciano Val di Pesafrom Greve in Chianti municipalityfrom Barberino Tavarnelle municipality, from Metropolitan City of Florence, in collaboration with Pro Loco of San Casciano and is made possible thanks to support from ChiantiBanca.

CHIANTISSIMO, a place and a cultural space to live and share in relation to the environment, history and identity roots in one of the most prestigious areas in the world, looks like an articulated journey in three stepsthis is one of the news of the year, distributed in the months of June, July and September, characterized by the gradual placement of new works and artistic projects.

Thomas Lange – ph Isaco Praxolu

In the first phase, which lasts until the beginning of July, 6 artists participated in the three municipalities of Chianti. It’s about Gabriella Ciancimino, Flavio Favelli, Vincenzo Marseille, Chromatic number and San Casciano Val di Pesa, Valentina Palazzari at Barberino Tavarnelle; Thomas Lange and Greve in Chianti. There are six exponents of the international art scene, different by generation, language and origin, whom we have invited to confront some of the most important places in an iconic and famous territory around the world, transformed into Container with contemporary artour goal is to activate new visual stimuli and trigger unprecedented dialogues between history, architecture and landscape“Declared the curator Davide Sarchioni.

Jobs “site specific

The works, which are part of the site-specific session of San Casciano Val di Pesa, Gabriella Ciancimino made a wall drawing inside the Municipal Library, Flavio Favelli will present a large “sign” inserted in the Stianti Parking Area; Chromatic number proposes an urban intervention in the historic center involving Piazza dell’Orologio and the adjacent streets. And again, as part of the San Casciano exhibition session, Vincenzo Marseille will perform a digital performance inside the Niccolini Theater. In Greve in Chianti, the San Francesco Museum hosts an intervention by Thomas Lange, presented as a dialogue with the permanent collection of ancient art. Hos Barberino Tavarnelle, Valentina Palazzari it is installed in the suggestive chapel of San Michele Arcangelo in Semifonte.

In the second phase, which will take place from July, the interventions will reinterpret some of the emblematic sites of Chianti in an artistic key and specifically the Torre del Chianti in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, the Romanesque parish church of Sant’Appiano and the Antiquarium by Barberino Tavarnelle with the participation of a new group of artists.

The third phase, scheduled for the end of September, is the first edition of Chiantissimo Prize, which will identify the work among those present in the 2022 art container, most in accordance with the characteristics of the place where it was placed. The work, which will be awarded the prize after being evaluated by an expert commission, will be part of the budding contemporary art collection of the municipality of San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

Gabriella Ciancimino – ph Isaco Praxolu

The mayors are talking about CHIANTISSIMO

Chianti, with the sides of dynamic and authentic life written every day by the resident communities and the resources that identify it, from a naturalistic and historical-architectural point of view offers a cultural heritage that is never stable and straight with itself, in which it is possible to embed ever new visions and reflections, immerse yourself in a deep experience that is nourished by contemporary expressive invitations“Declared the mayors Roberto Ciappi, Paolo Sottani and David Baroncelli.

The artists of Chiantissimo 2022 are encouraged to develop specific projects related to the places and places previously explored and known, and create a new idea of ​​cultural landscape that arises from the meeting of environment and art, between nature and expressive reinterpretation to put online in material form and intangible with Chianti’s social and environmental structure“Concluded the mayors. Such is the landscape looks like an engraved surface, a map or text, through which it is possible to read the peculiar historical, political and social implications of the territory.

The completed projects they will further modify the Chianti “cultural landscape” and connote it with new significant characters that dialectically fit into the contexts for which they were conceived while implementing the existing public art collection;“Explained curator Davide Sarchioni during the press conference. The pre-existing works that qualify Chianti are the masterpieces of Mauro Staccioli, Roberto Barni, Mario Merz, Igor Mitoraj, Perino & Vele and many others that testify to the strong connection between Chianti and contemporary art.

In addition to the works in situ, Chiantissimo proposes an itinerary with selected works by the invited artists, entitled “Chiantissimo 2022. The cultural landscape”, which will be exhibited along the three phases in different places and contexts of special historical-artistic and landscape significance, spread between San Casciano Val di Pesa, Greve in Chianti and Barberino Tavarnelle.

Flavio Favelli – ph Isaco Praxolu

The map indicating the artistic routes to discover Chiantissimo’s works is available on web tools and social channels, accompanied by updates on the various events that will gradually take place in the area.

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