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Museum of memory – exhibition by Marco Favili

Museum of memory – exhibition by Marco Favili

sala espositiva "museum della memoria" in Barga Vecchia until the 19th August

Acquisisce il ritmo, il disorientamento, la sospensione temporale, della pittura americana iperreale dei grandi spazi esistenziali. Dalla tradizione livornese, già con originali esiti, appena simbolisti, ad una nuova ricerca dove ancora si modifica lo spazio pittorico di Marco Favilli. Classe 1979, nato a Piombino e residente a Cecina (LI), riconduce i suoi colori singolari, e […]

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Chair Art returns to Barga

Chair Art returns to Barga

Garfagnana Chairart originated in Fosciandora from within the small village of Treppignana. It was launched in 2010 with the intention of encouraging creative participation locally for artists and also for those who had no previous experience of participation in public art events

Over the past decade we have published many articles about Chairart (they can be seen here)   – at the very start of the project it was 20 white chairs and 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people. This year once again, the chairs are back in Barga as this week they have moved […]

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Exhibition – Contrapposizionismo – Nenietz

Exhibition – Contrapposizionismo – Nenietz

Giovanni Vitiello opened this week his first exhibition of paintings “Contrapposizionismo – Nenietz” at the Museum of Memory in Barga Vecchia. His exhibition will stay open until the 7th July.

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Chairart 2019

Chairart 2019

Garfagnana Chairart originated in Fosciandora from within the small village of Treppignana. It was launched in 2010 with the intention of encouraging creative participation locally for artists and also for those who had no previous experience of participation in public art events

Over the past decade we have published many articles about Chairart (they can be seen here)   – at the very start of the project it was 20 white chairs and 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people. This year once again, the chairs are back in Barga as this week they have moved […]

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Palazzo Balduini – checks for falling masonry

Palazzo Balduini – checks for falling masonry

On the 6th March residents in Barga Vecchia noticed that one of the steps leading down from the Museum of Memory had been damaged during the night. The culprit was a large section of stone which has fallen during the night from the wall of the Palazzo Balduni. This morning workmen were checking the whole […]

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palazzo balduini

palazzo balduini

On either side of the piazza Garibaldi there are two passageways which lead down towards the Via della Fontana. Facing onto the piazza itself is one of the most beautiful of all the buildings in the historic town centre, the Palazzo Balduini, built by the Barghigiano, Balduino Balduini in the second half of the 16th […]

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Cleaning work on Mario Bargero’s sculpture “la vedette”

Cleaning work on Mario Bargero’s sculpture “la vedette”

The sculpture has been standing in Barga Vecchia for the past 7 years, come rain and come shine and time has gradually been taking its toll and making its presence felt.  Plus certain “invaders” have been making a home on the rusting metal. This week it was time for a clean up and an eviction of […]

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Chairart 2013 opens its doors to the public

Chairart 2013 opens its doors to the public

the largest exhibition of decorated chairs as 118 chairs arrive in Barga

The wonderful summer weather that we have been enjoying for the past couple of months has finally disappeared and we woke up this morning to grey overcast skies and a temperature drop of almost 8 degrees. By ten o’ clock it was raining and it continued to rain on and off all day. The perfect […]

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Private property or communal responsibility?

Private property or communal responsibility?

An interesting debate is taking place in Barga Vecchia this week which quite nicely defines and brings into the light of day one of the gradual changes that is taking place in this community. Once upon a time there was a great pride in the city, its architecture and history and people looked after, felt […]

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Barga Chocolate – second day

Barga Chocolate – second day

Second day of the sixth annual Barga Cioccolata event organised by Barga Events and the Comune of Barga with chocolate makers from Firenze, Arezzo, Empoli, Lucca,  Torino and Barletta displaying their wares in Piazza Angelio, Piazza del Comune, in the main entrance hall of the Palazzo Pancrazi, piazza Garibaldi, the Museum of memory and inside […]

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Garibaldi and Mordini Exhibition

Garibaldi and Mordini Exhibition

An exhibition opened this morning in the Museum of Memory in Barga Vecchia dedicated to the story of the birth of the Italian republic 150 years ago which an emphasis absolutely locally. The title of the exhibition ” Barga per l’Italia Unita” bears witness to the fact that most of the objects in the exhibition […]

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Barga Cioccolata – second day

Barga Cioccolata – second day

Second day of the fifth annual Barga Cioccolata event organised by Barga Events and the Comune of Barga with chocolate makers from Lucca, Pistoia, Empoli, Firenze, Arezzo, Barletta and Torino displaying their wares in Piazza Angelio, in the Galleria Il Marzocco; Piazza del Comune, in the main entrance hall of the Palazzo Pancrazi; piazza Garibaldi, […]

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