di Susan Glasspool
Hidetoshi Nagasawa:"Pozzo nel cielo" Pieve di S. Appiano (Barberino V.d'Elsa)
The third edition of Tuscia Electa will remain open until April 25th 2000. The exhibition, now a biennial event, first opened in 1996 and brings together some of the most famous names on the international art scene. Tuscia Electa was first proposed by the Town Council of Greve in Chianti, and is now promoted by all the towns in the Florentine and Sienese Chianti. This edition consists in an itinerary in which visitors, map in hand, can travel about to discover works of contemporary art together with its historical and natural beauty spots: the squares, castles, churches, parishes, vineyards and olive groves that make this territory so unique. This year Tuscia Electa will try to indicate the changes in spatial concepts that are taking place in artistic spheres today, marking the passage from a purely physical concept of the environment to one that is mental and immaterial. Thus the traditional type of installations set in the environment will be completed by a series of temporary events aimed to further animate the exhibition: performances, theatre, concerts and video projections. Artists taking part in this edition are: Antoni Abad, at the ex-Consorzio Agrario, Greve in Chianti; Bruno Benuzzi, at the Lake of the Don Gnocchi Foundation, (Pozzolatico) Impruneta; Christian Boltanski, at the Castle del Nero, Tavarnelle; Nicola Carrino, at the Church of S. Pietro in Bossolo, Tavarnelle; Cuoghi & Corsello, at the Prisons, Radda in Chianti; Tung-Lu Hung, Church of S. Francesco, Greve in Chianti; Eliseo Mattiacci, at the Etruscan tombs, Castellina in Chianti; Mario Merz, the walls of San Casciano Val di Pesa; Hidetoshi Nagasawa, at the Church of S. Appiano, Tavarnelle; Max Neuhaus, at Palazzo dei Pellegrini, Barberino Val d'Elsa; Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, in the old town centre of Barberina Val d'Elsa; Michelangelo Pistoletto, Piazzale di Porta Romana, Florence; Arnaldo Pomodoro at Badia a Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti; Grazia Toderi and Virgilio Sieni at Teatro Niccolini, San Casciano Val di Pesa; Bill Viola at the Certosa (Galluzzo), Florence; Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Art-Music-Poetry Project at Scandicci and Siena. Curators and organisers of this edition, as well as the preceding ones, are Fabio Cavallucci, Sergio Bettini and Events s.r.l.
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