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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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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 #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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#loveproject – 18 paintings given to Pisa

#loveproject – 18 paintings given to Pisa

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 first of the #loveproject paintings were installed in the first Tuscan city which gave their patronage to the project – the City of Pisa. As can be seen from the image above, the major piazza’s of the city were host (for a least a limited time) to a series of paintings from Fabrizio Da Prato […]

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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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Shameless Summer – Senza Vergona

Shameless Summer – Senza Vergona

The Glory Hole – by Fabrizio Da Prato and Keane – The undoubtedly provocative title which we have used for our work “the glory hole” alludes to our interpretation of the nebulous confines between art, eroticism and pornography. A glory hole is a hole in a wall, or other partition, often between public lavatory stalls […]

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The thumbnail Nuns of Barga

The thumbnail Nuns of Barga

Artists at Work who have been working in the territory over the past two decades are very active, especially in Barga during the summer months.  Probably the most public of their events in recent years was in 2010 and was also without a doubt,  the one event which was physically the largest,  we are referring […]

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Music, Art and a passegiata in Centro Storico

Music, Art and a passegiata in Centro Storico

The Festa del Centro Storico is many things, mostly but not exclusively musical, wrapped up into a 10-day package that can alternately dazzle and exhaust performers and audiences alike. It’s provocative a lot of the time and (alas) too enamored of high-decibel volume much of the time. But it is very seldom, if ever, boring. […]

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Art Cafe opens and closes in the same week

The Art Cafe in Piazza Angelio which opened up to the public just a couple of days ago has had to close down due to “bureaucratic difficulties”. What was a corner of the piazza open to the public to sit and talk about art and enjoy the company of others with a coffee or a […]