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Chairart 2012 opens to the public

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Chairart 2012 opened to the public this afternoon with the ribbon being cut by the organiser of the event, Martin Galloway.

The exhibition is being held in Palazzo Pancrazi and out in the piazza Salvo Salvi. Already before the opening their were many visitors intrigued to find out just why a full size skeleton was sitting inside  Palazzo Pancrazi

Over the past three years we have published numerous articles about Chairart (articles here) – 20 white chairs and the 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people.

Each year the number of participating artists grows and the choice of painted objects expands – last year it was not just chairs but also windows,

Finally we can see what is this years object…. it’s not ironing boards, wooden chests or tables but the humble suitcase – an object which plays a central role in this area with the generations of emigrants who left during economic hard times and of course with the new influx of visitors to the city.

The exhibition opened in Palazzo Pancrazi today (Saturday) at  and will be open from first thing in the morning until late at night right through the week until Saturday 15th.

Be sure to click on the interview with Serena Petri later in this article in which she talked briefly (in Italiano) about the reasons behind her choice of chair and the message that she hopes people will receive.

The Mayor of Barga, Marco Bonini speaking at the opening of the exhibition this afternoon


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