After having opened to the public, through exhibitions and events, Collezione Agovino continues its path of research and both cultural and territorial promotion, launching an artist's residence, under the coordination of Francesca Blandino, in the charm of the splendid Aquapetra Resort & Spa, located in the heart of the lush Sannio district of Benevento; characterised by rows of grapevines, hundred year old olive groves and blooming hills. The project foresees the creation of a park of sculptures, without thematic planning, which leaves artists the freedom to interact with space and nature.
Each year the residence will host two artists, one foreign and one Italian, who will be selected by the Collezione Agovino and whose outlook will be orientated towards the complex relationship of man-art- nature, the latter in tune with the concept natura naturans, conveyor of secular and ecological sacredness. The main intent is to establish a dialogue between the landscape and contemporary art, as a source of knowledge and experience, as well as for aesthetic enjoyment, in line with the principles that enliven the resort; a catalyst for energy and both physical and spiritual wellbeing.
The first artists to inaugurate the residence, which is structured in two parts, are Chiara Camoni (1974, Piacenza) and Martin Soto Climent (1977, Mexico City). In the first part, which will take place in the second half of October, artists will have the opportunity to converse with each other and with the rural and architectural space of the resort, in order to explore its expressive and aesthetic potential. The second part will take place in May, a period in which the artists will work to create and install their original and site- specific pieces, which will be presented to the public in a second inauguration and later acquired by Aquapetra Resort & Spa to form the art park.