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Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – wild boar, red wine and serious jazz

Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – wild boar, red wine and serious jazz

Rossano Emili - sax baritono clarinetto basso | | Luca Giovacchini - chitarra | Piero Orsi - batteria

Camporgiano, Garfagnana was the location for a collaboration between a group of musicians, artists and cooks on a project which last year saw the first event in front of an invited audience at Rio Cavo, a trattoria just outside Camporgiano. The percussionist and drummer Piero Orsi assembled three other musicians – all extremely well known […]

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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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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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The invisible wall in Barga

The invisible wall in Barga
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Keane – latest Curriculum Vitae

Keane – latest Curriculum Vitae

1983-1984 Toured Europe with own street theatre “Lord Lucan’s Travelling Box” Since 1985 Living and working in Italy as a painter 1991 Elected member of Fine Art Society, Florence, Italy 1992 With Fabrizio Da Prato and Tiziana Fontana formed “Artists at Work” 1996 started the first on line news site in Tuscany, Italy – barganews.com 1982 […]

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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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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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Keane: exhibition – Invisible Cities

Keane: exhibition – Invisible Cities

Le "Città invisibili" di Keane in mostra a Barga - images by Giorgia Daruma Fuchs - sounds by Andrea Guzzoletti - exhibition organised by Lucia Morelli curatrice assieme alla critica Riccarda Bernacchi - video by Elisabetta Gianasi

Andrea Guzzoletti – Invisible Cities, the music project that had been gradually evolving for the past six years was released to the public on line on itunes and Amazon. The record is dedicated to the memory of the great musician Hector Zazou who tragically passed away in September 2008, and contains a previously unreleased live […]

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#loveproject – wooden structures removed and paintings packed

#loveproject – wooden structures removed and paintings packed

The presentation is over - the #loveproject now begins in earnest.

Two weeks ago was the presentation of the #loveproject in the 13th century church in the long-deserted (and now slowly gentrifying) village of Isola Santa. Two large wooden structures were needed to house the 100 paintings by Fabrizio Da Prato and Keane. No nails could be put into the church walls and so some other […]

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The #loveproject opens to the public

The #loveproject opens to the public

finally the doors were open on the church at Isola Santa and people could actually see first hand just what the project was all about

Il 13 e 14 giugno 2015, Love Project sarà presentato a Isola Santa (Careggine, Lucca), un antico borgo lambito dal piccolo omonimo lago e incastonato in una valle mozzafiato del Parco delle Alpi Apuane. Qui, nella sconsacrata chiesa medievale di S. Jacopo (XIII sec.), due grandi strutture lignee incorniceranno le 50 opere realizzate da ciascun […]

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#loveproject – wooden structures rise

#loveproject  – wooden structures rise

The plan 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. - Keane and Fabrizio Da Prato

With less than two weeks to go to the presentation of the #loveproject in the 13th century church in the long-deserted (and now slowly gentrifying) village of Isola Santa, things are starting to take shape. Today work started on building the large wooden structures which will be need to house the 100 paintings by Fabrizio […]

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#loveproject paintings finished and documented

#loveproject paintings finished and documented

More or less for the whole of the winter Keane has been working in the studio on a series of paintings for a project which runs under the name of the #loveproject. That series of fifty paintings based upon biroldo is now officially finished and this weekend the biroldo panels were taken out of the studio in Barga Vecchia and […]