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Noi Tv: Keane #loveproject biroldo

Noi Tv: Keane #loveproject biroldo

Fabrizio Da Prato and Keane first presented the #loveproject to the public back in 2015 at Isola Santa in Garfagnana (article here) It then became a central player in a conference held in Livorno on “the art of giving” and was presented to an audience of academics including professors from the University of Florence. The same […]

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Tradizioni & Tradimenti – Around Rizieri – Maggio epico

Tradizioni & Tradimenti – Around Rizieri – Maggio epico

Ore 21:00 Teatro Dei Differenti con Around Rizieri Maggio epico tratto da una storia di Nicolao Valiensi e Andrea Tessieri con “La piccola Banda Metafisica” di Filarmonica “Leopoldo Mugnone” Navacchio, musica e direzione Nicolao Valiensi, Installazioni di Keane e Fabrizio Da Prato, e con i Maggianti “Il Rizieri” Franco Reali “Dusolina” Cristina Bertei “Il Camillo […]

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Tradizione & Tradimenti – Procession Fantastique

Tradizione & Tradimenti – Procession Fantastique

Procession Fantastique con la Filarmonica Mascagni di Camporgiano per le vie del castello.

Well it’s been a long time coming but finally in a sharp, freezing cold December evening, the Procession Fantastique took to the narrow streets of Barga Vecchia in front of a slightly bemused but nevertheless entertained and well wrapped up audience. The Procession Fantastique had been on the “drawing board” for number of years as […]

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The Invisible Wall in Barga

The Invisible Wall in Barga

The project is actually very simple

An extremely ugly large reinforced concrete wall 6 metres high and 20 metres long in one of Barga’s prime public parks just below the medieval walled historic centre of the city. The project is to make this eye sore invisible as much as possible so that it blends into the natural scenery of the wooded […]

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La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall – latest developments

La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall – latest developments

latest images of the wall - the colour BLACK is now coming into its own

Over the last two weeks there has been some serious activity going on at the ristorante Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia once their clients had eaten their fill and left the premises. Workmen then entered the building and started work on one of the rooms inside the Locanda. They worked for many hours, then […]

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La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall

La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall

Over the last two weeks there has been some serious activity going on at the ristorante Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia once their clients had eaten their fill and left the premises. Workmen then entered the building and started work on one of the rooms inside the Locanda. They worked for many hours, then […]

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Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – Biroldo – Nessuna Concessione

Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – Biroldo – Nessuna Concessione

Some serious jazz and the #loveproject combine for an evening based around Biroldo

Garfagnana was the location last night to a collaboration between a group of musicians, artists and cooks on a project that has been over a year in the making and which finally saw the light of day in front of an invited audience at Rio Cavo a trattoria just outside Camporgiano. The percussionist and drummer Piero Orsi had […]

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The #loveproject arrives in Siena

The #loveproject arrives in Siena

The Love Project in the cradle of the Renaissance - The plan is to place two paintings in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free. This month: Siena starting from the Pretto Prosciutteria and finishing at the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena - the oldest surviving bank in the world.

The most conventional chapter in the saga of the Love Project was the exhibition that opened it — and even that had its unusual twists. On the 13th and the 14th of June last year, the well-known local artists Keane and Fabrizio da Prato inaugurated a joint exhibition of 100 paintings. The venue was not a gallery in Barga or Lucca, […]

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The love project arrives in China

The love project arrives in China

The plan, says Keane, is to “place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free.

The loveproject has now reached out and has landed on the Chinese mainland as can be seen on the following site: here (in Chinese) The most conventional chapter in the saga of the Love Project was the exhibition that opened it — and even that had its unusual twists. On the 13th and the 14th of June last year, […]

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The #loveproject in Firenze

The #loveproject in Firenze

the event where two artists are giving away 100 paintings reaches Florence

#loveproject – The plan, says Keane, is to “place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free.” This week the fourth group  of  #loveproject paintings were […]

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Artists at Work : #loveproject in Livorno

Artists at Work : #loveproject in Livorno

The plan, says Keane, is to “place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free.”

The rub is that no one will be informed exactly where — or when — the gratis works will appear for the taking. The schedule will be stretched out over at least six months. If things go according to plan, the artists or their representatives will be on hand to watch what happens. Da Prato […]

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Lake Angels walk to Lago Santo

Lake Angels walk to Lago Santo

.... with a strategically placed image of the Biroldo from Barga to keep them company

So the earth spins round the sun, the seasons change and certain traditions once more are kept. One of the once yearly appointments which a group of people look forward to with a healthy mixture of trepidation and anticipation is the annual trek across the mountains out of Tuscany and into Reggio Emilio – the Lake […]

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