Una Boccata d’Arte 2021
20 artisti 20 borghi 20 regioni
Opening: 26-27 June 2021
26.06 - 26.09.2021
A Fondazione Elpis project
in collaboration with Galleria Continua
Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua announce the twenty artists of the second edition of Una Boccata d’Arte, which takes place in all of Italy’s regions, from June 26 to September 26, 2021.
With the participation of Threes Productions.
Una Boccata d’Arte is a contemporary art project spread all over Italy, in all of its regions, that promotes the meeting of contemporary art with the historical and artistic beauty of the country’s most scenic and evocative villages.
From June 26 to September 26, 2021, the second edition of the project brings us on a new cultural journey that includes twenty new villages, one for each Italian region, and twenty selected artists, who will realize twenty site-specific works. From Valle d'Aosta to Sardinia, it aims to involve not only art buffs and insiders, but also a wider and more transversal audience.
The twenty villages, selected each year on the basis of: less than 5000 inhabitants; the presence of an active cultural scene; and a capacity for family-run artisanal, commercial and hospitality industries, welcome twenty site specific artworks created by emerging and established artists, all of whom have been invited by the Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua.
Una Boccata d’Arte gives full creative freedom to the artist and allows the use of any artistic media, exploring various themes that dialogue in a convincing way with the villages. By choice, Fondazione Elpis pays attention to the educational and social impacts of its own activities. It focuses its projects both on already established artists and on the support of young and emerging artists that come from different countries and cultures, whose talent deserves an opportunity to be supported and become more visible.
The selection of artists, a task shared between Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua, is time consuming and meticulous, starting with visits to artists’ studios and their works, and culminating in the shortlist of each edition’s twenty chosen artists.
The artists and villages
• Giuseppina Giordano in the village of Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO) in Valle D’Aosta
• Binta Diaw in the village of Monastero Bormida (AT) in Piedmont
• Alice Cattaneo in the village of Varese Ligure (SP) in Liguria
• CAMPOSTABILE in the village of Cornello dei Tasso (BG) in Lombardy
• Camille Norment in the village of Santa Gertrude (BZ) in Trentino-Alto Adige
• Jem Perucchini in the village of Battaglia Terme (PD) in Veneto
• Irini Karayannopoulou in the hamlet of Polcenigo (PN) in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
• Rudi Ninov in the village of Portico e San Benedetto (FC) in Emilia Romagna
• Adelita Husni-Bey in the village of Radicondoli (SI) in Tuscany
• Francesco Cavaliere in the village of Vallo di Nera (PG) in Umbria
• Margherita Moscardini in the village of Corinaldo (AN) in Marche region
• Zhanna Kadyrova in the village of Tolfa (RM) in Lazio
• Agnese Spolverini in the village of Abbateggio (PE) in Abruzzo
• Alberto Selvestrel in the village of Fornelli (IS) in Molise
• Polisonum in the village of Gesualdo (AV) in Campania
• Gaia Di Lorenzo in the village of Pietramontecorvino (FG) in Apulia
• Jesse Bonnell and Gabriella Rhodeen (GRJB) in the village of Pietragalla (PZ) in Basilicata
• Lupo Borgonovo in the village of Civita (CS) in Calabria
• Renato Leotta in the village of Centuripe (EN) in Sicily
• David Benforado in the village of Tratalias (CI) in Sardinia