Castello di Ama per l’Arte Contemporanea
Site-specific installations for a dual passion: art and wine
One thing is essential for Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Pallanti: the uniqueness of place: this is true of their wines, of course, whose uniqueness is owed to the soil’s inherent qualities, but also of their art collection, which consists exclusively of site-specific and permanent installations. The project started in 2000, and almost every year an artist is invited in their vineyard estate to dialogue and create a piece inspired by the spirit of the place. Since 2015 Philip Larratt-Smith is in charge of the project and curated the last installations of Lee Ufan ( 2016), Roni Horn (2017) and Miroslaw Balka (2019).
The first artist was Michelangelo Pistoletto, who set up a four-meter-high tree with a mirror hidden inside of it—a trademark of the artist—in the basement of the Villa Pianigiani. After Pistoletto, many other well-known artists, such as Daniel Buren or Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, came and dealt with this unique space in their own striking way.
"Artists from all over the world give life to a community, devoid of ideologies and yet the works created are deeply linked to the local situation."
Take a further look into this concept with individual videos for each of the presented artists on the Castello di Ama per l’Arte Contemporanea website below.
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