→ Piacenza 14.05 / 12.07 2015

An itinerant exhibition featuring diverse forms of contemporary art and design presented in spaces that define the urban fabric of Piacenza.

Promoted by the Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano, and designed and developed by C.Ar.D. – Contemporary Art & Design, C.Ar.D in the city presents a cultural experience that bridges past and present, and will take place between the 14th of May and the 12th of July 2015. While the first, highly successful edition of C.Ar.D was hosted by several towns in the Val Tidone and Val Luretta last Autumn, this year C.Ar.D resturns as a completely new event – C.Ar.D in the city. This year’s exhibition route has been designed to run through the urban centre of Piacenza, revealing the fascinating artistic heritage and refined beauty of this little known city.

Updated with many new pieces, the exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to view a series of artworks, installations and contemporary design pieces by fourteen internationally renowned artists, namely:

Christopher Broadbent / Alice Cattaneo / Marco Ferreri / Duilio Forte / Ron Gilad / Rashawn Griffin / James Hyde / Ezra Johnson / Barney Kulok / Fabienne Lasserre / Donna Moylan / Giordano Pozzi / Attilio Stocchi / Jessica Stockholder / Studio Formafantasma

With this year’s dates falling during the inaugural months of Expo Milano 2015, C.Ar.D. in the city will attract visitors from all over the world, who during the coming months will flock to the capital of Lombardy and its neighbouring towns. For the Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano – which chose to promote the project with great enthusiasm –, this initiative involves supporting an event whose artistic and cultural value will no doubt impact positively on tourism in and the promotion of the areas surrounding Piacenza.

Seven locations have been “lent” to C.Ar.D for this year’s edition:

Palazzo Farnese / Palazzo Gotico / Palazzo Anguissola di Grazzano / Palazzo Costa Trettenero / Palazzo Rota Pisaroni / Antiquarium in the adjacent Complex of Santa Margherita / The former head offices of Enel in via Santa Franca