Contemporary Parks-Art Museums of Italy

Gardens, public parks, great private collections of outdoor sculpture.  This is the mosaic ‘ composed by the parks of contemporary art Museums of italy. An italian exellence in the field of environmental sustainability.

For contemporary art parks or “parks-Museum” means those reality spatial, urban natural feature precise will of uniting itself to the contemporary sculpture: different realities, which belong to both the artist’s Garden, as the public park and the great private collections of outdoor sculpture, the work of patrons as Antonio Presti or Francesco Martani, leading art outside the customary circuits of mass tourism to discover local art tourism which arouses great interest.

One way to valorize the territory and relaunch the tourism that deserves more visibility, because much appreciated by the audience formed by visitors who are invited to a close contact with the works in the same context in which and for which they were created. An opportunity to overcome, on the ground of one shared space, distrust and sense of strangeness that often undermine the relationship of non-specialist public with contemporary art.

“Giardini delle meraviglie” , characterized by an explicit size. In Europe there was a greater awareness about art-environment relations, taking into account the complexity of a context in which the historical-cultural dimension and natural substrate are inextricably connected, which leads to establish the terms of a new and dialectical integration.

A system of making art encouraged by the results of the controversy led by artists like Michael Heizer, Walter de Maria, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, in the early 1960s, in respect of institutional spaces of the art system, which took them to intervene in nature.

Or the ecological lesson of Joseph Beuys, which has influenced deeply in the work of many contemporary artists, active also in some “paths of art in nature” and Italian Museum. Artists that from the 1970s, “have chosen to carry out their work in natural open spaces of the countryside or remote suburbs of Metropolitan using only materials of the same environment, without making use of techniques, materials and colours that in relation to the surrounding habitat can be somewhat uneven or invasive”. Many times also in opposition to the Land Art.

A scenario heterogeneous than ever but sustainability example declined in key artistic local and national. A new way of conceiving art Landscape, which can unlock horizons interculturalthe other Civilizations is particularly attentive to the landscape, what is the Japanese, who carries a completely different vision, as told by the teacher of Ikebana Yoshiko Hirao.

For geographies of art and intercultural Nature to discover and interpret in modern times.


The Italian gardens: classic paths

Discovering  art museums parks in Italy

A contemporary art park  in Emilia-Romagna: Ca ‘ la Ghironda

PAV. A living art park  in motion

Interview with Antonio Presti-founder of the Park of Fiumara d’Arte

Interview with Yoshiko Hirao-Teacher of Ikebana,Sogetsu Foundation


About Odile Milton

I travel through words whenever possible. Odile Milton is my signature on the web as I wanted an alter ego to indicate only my writings and works, not my personal life. Odile like the dancer in black swan, and Milton from the novel An old-fashioned girl. View all posts by Odile Milton

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