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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 during the summer of 2014,  (articles here and here) ,  moved into its final stages as the last pieces in the jigsaw were lowered into the Mediterranean Sea three years ago today. The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” […]

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OXO COLLECTION: tra grandi maestri ed artisti emergenti

OXO COLLECTION:  tra grandi maestri ed artisti emergenti

La preziosa collezione privata arricchisce le stanze dell’Acchiappasogni Art Boutique Hotel di Barga

Fabio Maestrelli has been a regular visitor to Barga in recent years including a stunning exhibition of his work in the Gallery Comunale back in 2015 (article here) .. this weekend he was back in the city, this time in the Art Boutique Hotel Acchiappasogni in Barga Vecchia for the unveiling of a sculpture, Traccia Mnestica commissioned […]

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Barga Jazz Festival 2015: Arte al Eno Jazz

Barga Jazz Festival 2015: Arte al Eno Jazz

Clara Natoli & Stephane Mascarenhas Arte Contemporanea, Principato di Monaco sono lieti di presentare al Barga Jazz Festival 2015 - Eno Jazz due installazioni site-specific in notturna degli artisti Massimo Catalani e Matteo Sanna.

Nella splendida cornice di Villa Libano sullo sfondo della jam session notturna sarà esposta al piano terra l’installazione video di Massimo Catalani:”There she blows” realizzata in occasione dell’expo 2015, prodotta da Greenpeace e Ganga Film e al primo piano l’installazione neon di Matteo Sanna : ” Comfortably numb” del 2010. Massimo Catalani è già noto […]

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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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Greenpeace – Casa dei Pesci – the project is ready

Greenpeace – Casa dei Pesci – the project is ready

Massimo Catalani and Paolo Fanciulli - 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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Massimo Catalani – cake art

Massimo Catalani – cake art

Hard marble or soft chocolate - it's all in a days work

The non stop creative energy machine running under the name of Massimo Catalani continued his progress in Barga this week. Not content with spending most of the day sculpting three large marble blocks  for the La Casa dei Pesci –  the “Fish Homes” project in Piazza Angelio, at midnight he could be found at Villa Libano decorating […]

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The Casa dei Pesci starts to take form

The Casa dei Pesci starts to take form

What started out as a single project has gradually metamorphosed into a social event with other artists and passers picking up hammers and chisels and lending a hand at chiselling into the hard marble surface.

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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Massimo Catalani and the Cinquantarti

Massimo Catalani and the Cinquantarti

Catalani will be sculpting the monument to the abyss in a live performance for a whole week

Barga becomes an example of artistic and cultural excellence. After an extremely rich summer season, which saw combined art and music in such an exceptional location as Villa Libano, even the autumn reserves great discoveries for the chief town of the high mid valley of the Serchio river. In fact, thanks to the synergy of […]

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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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La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

Part of an "underwater Stonehenge" being prepared in Barga during September

Regular readers of this site will have noticed that over the last 10 days most of the articles have been about the annual Barga Jazz Festival which once again has brought thousands of people into the city. It is without a doubt the most prestigious, well attended and most talked about event of the year but […]

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Arti Differenti – presentazione del libro “A cuore vivo” di Romina Bramanti

Arti Differenti – presentazione del libro “A cuore vivo” di Romina Bramanti

Appuntamento venerdì 28 alle ore 18 con la presentazione del libro "A cuore vivo" di Romina Bramanti, finalista della sesta edizione del premio letterario Giovane Holden.

Ad inaugurare gli eventi speciali della collettiva di arte contemporanea ARTI DIFFERENTI sarà la scrittrice versiliese Romina Bramanti che, venerdì 28 febbraio alle ore 18 a Barga (LU), presso il foyer del Teatro dei Differenti in centro storico, presenterà “A cuore vivo”, raccolta di poesie edita da Giovane Holden Edizioni.   Dopo essersi classificata tra […]

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Massimo Catalani donates work to Barga

Massimo Catalani donates work to Barga

painting by Massimo Catalani presented this morning to the Mayor of Barga

An emblematic mix of mediums this morning in Palazzo Pancrazi for the press conference for this years Arti Differenti exhibition of contemporary Art as the guest curator of the exhibition, the artist Massimo Catalani although unable to attend in person sent a video message from his studio in Rome which was shown on a large […]