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Una boccata d’arte

20 artisti 20 borghi 20 regioni 


Opening: 12-13 September 2020

12.9 - 11.10.2020 


A Fondazione Elpis project

in collaboration with Galleria Continua


Una boccata d’arte is a contemporary, extensive, and unifying art project, created by the Fondazione Elpis in collaboration with Galleria Continua. With the intention of becoming a source of optimism and starting a push towards cultural, touristic and economic recovery, it aims to create an opportunity for encounters between contemporary art and the historical and artistic beauty of twenty villages in Italy. In the current context of new beginnings and the resumption of cultural activity, with Una boccata d’arte, the Fondazione Elpis wishes to make a significant contribution in supporting contemporary art and Italian heritage.


In September, the chosen villages will host twenty site-specific contemporary art interventions, the majority of which will be placed outdoors, by both emerging and established Italian artists invited by the Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua. Twenty artists for twenty villages, in all twenty regions of Italy. 


For the first edition of Una boccata d’arte the inauguration will take place on the weekend of 12 and 13 September at the same time in all the selected locations. The works will be on show for a month and they provide an opportunity to take part in safe outdoor encounters for art loves, collectors and sector professionals, encouraging local tourism and inspiring curiosity in those who love to discover their local area. 


The artists and villages


Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo, province of L’Aquila, the artists Antonello Ghezzi (Nadia Antonello, Cittadella, 1985 and Paolo Ghezzi, Bologna, 1980).

Pisticci, Basilicata, province of Matera, the artist Sabrina Mezzaqui (Bologna, 1964).

Soverato Vecchia, Calabria, province of Catanzaro, the artist Matteo Nasini (Rome, 1976).

Sant’Agata de' Goti, Campania, province of Benevento, the artists Ornaghi & Prestinari (Valentina Ornaghi, Milan, 1986 and Claudio Prestinari, Milan, 1984).

Grizzana Morandi, Emilia-Romagna, province of Bologna, the artist Massimo Uberti (Brescia, 1966).

Sutrio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, province of Udine, the artist Sabrina Melis (Milan, 1986).

Ronciglione, Lazio, province of Viterbo, the artist Marta Spagnoli (Verona, 1994).

Cervo, Liguria, province of Imperia, the artist Elena Mazzi (Reggio Emilia, 1984).

Castellaro Lagusello, Lombardy, province of Mantua, the artist Clarissa Baldassarri (Civitanova Marche, 1994).

Acquaviva Picena, Marche, province of Ascoli Piceno, the artist Matteo Fato (Pescara, 1979).

Sepino, Molise, province of Campobasso, the artist Francesco Pozzato (Vicenza, 1992).

Orta San Giulio, Piedmont, province of Novara, the artist Paolo Brambilla (Lecco, 1990).

Presicce – Acquarica, Puglia, province of Lecce, the artist Claudia Losi (Piacenza, 1971).

San Pantaleo, Sardinia, province of Sassari, the artist Giovanni Ozzola (Florence, 1982).

Ferla, Sicily, province of Syracuse, the artists Marta De Pascalis (Rome, 1987) and Filippo Vogliazzo (Milan, 1987).

Volterra, Tuscany, province of Pisa, the artist Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, 1977).

Mezzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, province of Trento, the artist Luca Pozzi (Milan, 1983).

Massa Martana, Umbria, province of Perugia, the artist Arcangelo Sassolino (Vicenza, 1967).

Avise, Aosta Valley, province of Aosta, the artist Alice Visentin (Ciriè, 1993).

Borgo Valbelluna, Veneto, province of Belluno, the artist Bekhbaatar Enkhtur (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 1994). 

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