Art in the winery, fifteen years of Art Park La Court

Art in the winery, fifteen years of Art Park La Court

Michele Chiarlo brings back to the winery the artists who worked on Art Park La Court, in a project that will bring artists like Emanuele Luzzati, Mark Cooper, Ugo Nespolo and more to Calamandrana.

Fifteen artists for fifteen exhibitions, fifteen years after the inauguration of Art Park La Court, created in 2003 by Michele Chiarlo, gave rise to one of Italy’s first examples of land art among the vineyards.

Fifteen artists for fifteen exhibitions, fifteen years after the inauguration of Art Park La Court, created in 2003 by Michele Chiarlo, gave rise to one of Italy’s first examples of land art among the vineyards.

Michele Chiarlo Winery

Michele Chiarlo Winery

This is the ambitious art project in store for the next few years at the Calamandrana winery through the  ARTE IN CANTINA project: fifteen years later, to bring back the artists who were involved in the creation of the art park in what Gian Carlo Ferraris – the project’s curator – has called a Warholian “factory among the vines”. The encounters with the Art Park La Court artists opened with an exhibition by Dedo Ruggero Fossati, whose Stones-sculture brought sculpture into Michele Chiarlo’s barrel cellar, the venue chosen to host the shows that will enliven the winery until next year.

After Fossati, it’s the turn of Mark Cooper, the British photographer who created some of the photographic panels displayed in the Park.

In cima del campo con vento da sinistra, Mark Cooper

In cima del campo con vento da sinistra, Mark Cooper

Freccia di Autunno contro luce, Mark Cooper

Freccia di Autunno contro luce, Mark Cooper

Cooper’s works, collected in the Earthscapes exhibition, are aerial images of the Monferrato area which have lost their figurative outlines to become abstract brushstrokes of colour, geometric canvases of Mondrian-like beauty and precision. Earthscapes can be visited until 25th October 2017 at Michele Chiarlo’s winery in Calamandrana.

ARTE IN CANTINA will continue through the winter and for the whole of next year. The programme includes an exhibition of the work of Emanuele Luzzati – the great illustrator, scenographer and artist who died in 2007 – one of Art Park La Court‘s leading lights. In conjunction with the Luzzati Museum, Chiarlo will bring to the winery some of the “maestro of Genoa”’s works: posters, sketches, theatre sets, cut-outs and illustrations of various kinds, all characterised by his unmistakable polished, dreamy style.

Future ARTE IN CANTINA events will include solo shows by Rolando Carbone, the creator of some of the totem heads – guardians of the vines – at Art Park La Court; Marcello Mannuzza, the ceramicist from Celle Ligure; Gian Carlo Ferraris, painter and creator of Michele Chiarlo’s wine labels; Ugo Nespolo, responsible for the Door to the vineyards; Fabio Cavanna, artisan-artist in molten glass; Guido Perina, blacksmith and artist from Acqui Terme; Peppino Campanella, master glassmaker; Balthasar, the Swiss artist who specialises in objets trouvés, also creator of several totem heads; photographer Norbert Schmell, and Emilio Giannelli, who contributed some of his cartoons for the re-opening of the art park in 2009.

Discover the biogs of the artists who have worked at ART PARK LA COURT with Michele Chiarlo.