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Greenpeace video – La Casa dei Pesci

Massimo Catalani's sculpture has been installed under the sea

Dopo anni di tenace lavoro, a Talamone (Grosseto) è stata inaugurata “La Casa dei Pesci”, il primo parco sottomarino dell’arte in Italia. Nato per contrastare le attività di pesca illegale, offrirà anche un habitat per il ripopolamento dei pesci e un’attrazione per il turismo subacqueo. L’ideatore è Paolo Fanciulli, pescatore toscano dall’animo ambientalista, che grazie […]

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La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany.

The social art project, La Casa dei Pesci, which is so captivated visitors to Barga last summer, this morning moved into its final stages as the last pieces in the jigsaw were lowered into the Mediterranean Sea. The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of […]

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“ll Capo” by Yuri Ancarani

“ll Capo” by Yuri Ancarani

Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures the otherworldly landscape of a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, as Il Capo (The Chief) guides his men through the extraction process.

“Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” says Yuri Ancarani, the filmmaker behind today’s excerpt from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief), which follows a quarry boss as he guides his men through the extraction process, using a silent language of gesture and sign. […]

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Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

People savoured the moment, the silence extended, it moved into poetry, one of those special moments that can't and won't be repeated  .... then spontaneous applause filled the piazza and the moment had passed.

People started to gather in Piazza Angelio at 11.45 pm as word spread that there was to be a closing ceremony for the marble sculture. At midnight all the street lights in Barga Vecchia were extinguished and the city fell into darkness – well, not quite darkness as the full moon lit up the piazza with a bright penetrating […]

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The marble blocks arrive in the city and work starts

The marble blocks arrive in the city and work starts

The sound of a hammer and chisel can now be heard in Piazza Angelio as finally the project moves from an idea into practice

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

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An underwater “Stonehenge” being prepared in Barga

An underwater “Stonehenge” being prepared in Barga

un parco di sculture contro la pesca illegale - La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

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Crash – L`ultimo respiro di Michelangelo – Rai Storia

Salviamo le Alpi Apuane

Alberto Grossi is a video maker who has been making a series of short films about the destruction of the mountains by the excavation of marble in the marble quarries in the Apuane mountains. He was last here in Barga during 2013 (full article here) As Alberto eloquently said that day,  when somebody mentions the word “Apuane” […]

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Villa Libano – Benvenuto Saba – Light and Marble

Villa Libano – Benvenuto Saba – Light and Marble

Mormorio marmoreo – marble, paintings and musical instruments the opening evening included music played on a specially designed marble flute

As we have already published in another article earlier on this week (here) Villa Libano was this weekend the setting for another series of exhibitions as part of the Libeccio project. On Saturday it was the turn of Benvenuto Saba to exhibit his installation based around his ever precise and evocative photographs matched and intersected by layers of marble. […]

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Villa Libano – Mormorio marmoreo – marble, paintings and musical instruments

Villa Libano – Mormorio marmoreo – marble, paintings and musical instruments

the opening evening will include music played on a specially designed marble flute

  The series of Libeccio exhibitions continues later this week with another two artists sharing the Villa Libano and once again there is a distinct connection and subtle dialogue between the work being presented for the first time in both galleries. Fabrizio Da Prato, originally from this area but now living in Livorno continues with […]

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Elia Pegollo and Alberto Grossi – Salviamo le Alpi Apuane

Elia Pegollo and Alberto Grossi – Salviamo le Alpi Apuane

Two visitors to the barganews office this afternoon and both with a story to tell and two very different ways of getting their message across. Alberto Grossi is a video maker who has been making a series of short films about the destruction of the mountains by the excavation of marble in the marble quarries […]