Una Boccata d’Arte
The third edition

From Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2022, Una Boccata d’Arte is back: a contemporary art project, spread throughout Italy, by Fondazione Elpis in collaboration with Galleria Continua and with the participation of Threes Productions, that promotes a coming together of contemporary art with the country’s artistic and scenic heritage.

Villages

Selected by the project’s staff according to their historical, artistic and landscape heritage, 20 villages, one per each region on Italy, will host contemporary art interventions as the result of a dialogue between artists and citizens, places, local workers and artisans.

Morgex (AO), Valle d’Aosta • Neive (CN), Piemonte Montemarcello • frazione di Ameglia (SP), Liguria • Cigognola (PV), Lombardia • San Lorenzo Dorsino (TN), Trentino-Alto Adige • Malamocco – frazione di Venezia (VE), Veneto • Pesariis – frazione di Prato • Carnico (UD), Friuli-Venezia Giulia • Montegridolfo (RN), Emilia-Romagna • Sorano (GR), Toscana • Panicale (PG), Umbria • San Costanzo (PU), Marche • Fumone (FR), Lazio • Rocca San Giovanni (CH), Abruzzo • Castropignano (CB), Molise • Albori – frazione di Vietri sul Mare (SA), Campania • Spinazzola (BT), Puglia • Grottole (MT), Basilicata • San Donato di Ninea (CS), Calabria • Castiglione di Sicilia (CT), Sicilia • Aggius (SS), Sardegna

Artists

20 artists have been selected by the project’s staff for their talent and research. From emerging artists to well-known names, they have been invited to do a short residency period in one of the villages, getting to know its history and its identity. The novelty of this third edition will also be the presence of a twenty-first artist with a special project that will connect all the villages.

Antonio Della Guardia, Natália Trejbalová, Alice Ronchi, Alina Kleytman, Giulia Mangoni, Lucia Cantò, Riccardo Benassi, Diana Policarpo, Serhiy Horobets, Luis López-Chávez, Eva Marisaldi, Dessislava Madanska, Victor Fotso Nyie, Tommaso Spazzini Villa, Fabrizio Bellomo, Simone Bacco, Hanne Lippard, Anna Zvyagintseva, Isaac Chong Wai, Ludovica Carbotta

20 artists for 20 villages

Una Boccata d’Arte started in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic: a unanimous and original project that’s akin to a unique cultural itinerary that each year invites the public to discover 20 new Italian villages, rich with centuries old traditions and natural beauty, far from the well-trodden tourist paths and art circuits.

20 interventions

After this time in which the artist can listen to and explore the place and plan their work, each artist will give back a site-specific installation to the community. These are made accordingly with the local area and the experience the artist has had there in mind, demonstrating how the 20 interventions that cover many different art forms come about. From painting to sculpture, photography, video, sound and performance, the work is the result of gaining an understanding of a place and of the precious dialogue with the local residents.

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