Contemporary Creativity and Cultural Heritage: “Arte Contemporanea a Villa Pisani”

Apr 14, 2016 455

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM.

Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco)

Meet a Masterpiece by Andrea Palladio: A talk by Francesca Pola

This talk is intended to present the project "Arte Contemporanea a Villa Pisani" (Contemporary Art at Villa Pisani) which Francesca Pola started in 2007 as curator, and which is still ongoing. The project develops on-site commissions to contemporary international artists to carry out works conceived specifically for Villa Pisani in Bagnolo di Lonigo, a juvenile architectural masterpiece by Andrea Palladio. The main topic addressed here is the possible relationship between cultural heritage and contemporary creativity, which - as in the title of one of the pieces created for Villa Pisani - can "sing about the past but feel it in the present". How can contemporary artists, in conceiving a site-specific piece for an historical monument, deal creatively with its cultural heritage, respecting its identity and, at the same time, enriching its possible meaning for us?

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