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C.Ar.D.
ART ITINERARIES IN PIACENZA HILLS

Un circuito espositivo sulle colline piacentine che si sviluppa per 36 km tra siti di archeologia industriale e rurale dimesssi e dimore storiche prestigiose.

12.09 / 12.10 2014

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Tidone River

Pianello Val Tidone

Arriving from Milan and taking the bridge over the Tidone River into Pianello, you catch sight of the first work on the left bank. Designed by Duilio Forte, this towering wooden structure depicting the mythical figure of Odin’s horse, Sleipnir, stands nearly 18 metres high.

→ Duilio Forte

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Bowling Grounds

Pianello di Val Tidone

Leaving the Stores, take viale Leonardo da Vinci, passi piazza Madonna and enter viale Giuseppe Castagnetti. Midway down this street, on the left, you’ll find the town’s old bowling grounds, now restored for the occasion. Here you can visit three exhibitions: on the ground floor, Marco Ferreri, in the former bowling hall a large installation by Jessica Stockholder and, on the first floor, a photography exhibit by Barney Kulok.

→ Marco Ferreri
→ Jessica Stockholder
→ Barney Kulok

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Stores

Pianello Val Tidone

By taking the third exit on the left at the roundabout, you’ll come across a major retrospective by James Hyde. The exhibition is installed on two floors in a warehouse located between viale Leonardo da Vinci and via Mascaretti. At the bookshop you can pick up your card for free access to all events, plus a catalogue on the artists and venues involved.

→ James Hyde

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Auditorium

Pianello Val Tidone

Heading down viale Castagnetti until reaching piazza del Mercato you’ll come across a fascinating gigantic red “monster” in rubber by Denis Santachiara. Its enormous red tongue falls right to the floor, inviting visitors to enter the Auditorium.

→ Denis Santachiara

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Public Library

Pianello Val Tidone

The “Giovanni Bavagnoli” Public Library hosts another photography exhibition: “Painting Then for Now”. It presents 19 enlarged photographic details from paintings by Giambattista Tiepolo, selected by Svetlana Alpers – art historian and expert of this great Venetian master – abstract painter James Hyde, and photographer Barney Kulok. In 2009, this collaboration resulted in a publication and exhibition in New York, which are now presented in Italy for the first time.

→ James Hyde
→ Barney Kulok

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Rocca dal Verme

Pianello Val Tidone

In the village centre, next to the front door of the Town Hall in largo dal Verme, there is an exhibition by Christopher Broadbent.

→ Christopher Broadbent

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Cascina Masarola

Pianello Val Tidone

Proceeding towards Piozzano, at exactly 1 kilometre from the end of via Roma, a short path on the right leads to Cascina Masarola. Composed of a group of farm buildings, the Cascina is centred around a stable block and granary dating to the sixteenth century. With only minimal adaptation, thorough cleaning and the installation of ad hoc lighting, these spaces provide the setting for three exhibitions by artists and designers who wished to embody their encounter, through adaptation and contrast, with these characteristic places, so rich in memories and the traditions of country life.

→ Paola Anziché
→ Giordano Pozzi
→ Studio Formafantasma

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Rocca d’Olgisio

Pianello Val Tidone

Leaving the Cascina Masarola, returning to Pianello, you’ll reach the junction that leads to the Rocca d’Olgisio. A sculpture of galvanized pipes, intertwined by Attilio Stocchi and entitled “R(e)AME” is installed here.

→ Attilio Stocchi

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Consortium San Gabriele

Piozzano

Descending towards Chiarone from the Rocca d’Olgisio, and continuing along the road, you’ll reach Case Gazzoli. And from here, taking the road on the right to Piozzano, you’ll find San Gabriele, the location of the former Agricultural Consortium. The building, 500 square-metre shed, houses four solo exhibitions by artists from a younger generation, aged between thirty and forty years: Alice Cattaneo, Rashawn Griffin, Ezra Johnson and Fabienne Lasserre.

→ Alice Cattaneo
→ Rashawn Griffin
→ Ezra Johnson
→ Fabienne Lasserre

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Villa Anguissola Scotti

Agazzano

Leaving the village of San Gabriele, after 3 kilometres, you’ll reach Piozzano, and immediately after (6.5 kilometres) Agazzano. Here, the Villa Scotti Anguissola (17th century) hosts a retrospective exhibition of works by Donna Moylan. The courtyard in front of the Villa features a fine installation by Ron Gilad.

→ Ron Gilad
→ Donna Moylan

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Castle of Lisignano

Gazzola

The exhibition itinerary ends just beyond the torrent Luretta. Leaving Agazzano, head towards Gazzola/Piacenza and, after 1.5 kilometres, on the left you’ll reach the towers of the Castle of Lisignano, which emerge from the liquid mirror of the ditch.

This castle, and especially the court – which was restored at the end of the 17th century by Ferdinando Galli Bibbiena (1657-1743), using a refined selection of modest materials that accentuate both the exquisite elegance of the design and its execution – hosts a selection of works by artists from other exhibitions at C.Ar.D., including James Hyde, Jessica Stockholder, Fabienne Lasserre, and an installation by the young Italian-American artist David Alexander Flinn.

→ David Alexander Flinn
→ James Hyde
→ Fabienne Lasserre
→ Jessica Stockholder