Tagged Italy

Anish Kapoor at Castello di Ama

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In 2004, Anish Kapoor opened up the floor of this chapel at Castello di Ama. I visited it last summer with my husband and two preschool aged boys. I’ve been writing about our trip for a while, including my experience touring this art collection and winery. Walking into the oldest chapel in the village, there is …

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The Confession of Zero by Sugimoto

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Castello di Ama is winery located in a very small hamlet in Tuscany. Over the last 17 years, the owners have commissioned remarkable site-specific artworks. I wrote about our visit with our family in an earlier post. I highly recommend this stop in Italy with or without your children. One of the more recent commissions in the collection …

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Castello di Ama: the publications

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Castello di Ama publishes small catalogs on each artwork they commission. Full of beautiful photographs, they unwrap the process and trigger the sense of the installation. Since these site-specific artworks won’t be traveling,  I am so glad I brought these thick brochures home. I also picked up a few postcards with simple line drawings of some of …

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Castello di Ama

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Driving through the landscape in Chianti is just like the books. You pass vineyards, rolling hills, and bicyclers. Even if you are driving on point, it feels like you are lost (in a good way). Finally, at the top of a hill and the end of the dirt road, we came to a few medieval buildings and very …

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My Sky Hole by Bukichi Inoue

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  When I exited this installation by Bukichi Inoue at the Gori Collection, I heard the wailing of my child. He desperately wanted to go back and do it again! But the timing, the tour, and the group leader told us that we must  stay together and continue on. I let him cry because how many times …

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The Magician’s Park by Gori & Mariotti

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Last summer, our family of four went to Europe to chase art. Since we returned, I’ve been writing about our experiences, the art we saw, and the art books we found. And I still have more art from our trip to tell you about! We spent about two weeks in Italy and toured the Gori …

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How to visit the Gori Collection

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During the summer, you can visit Guiliano Gori’s art collection at Fattoria di Celle. The property stretches over 70 acres of diverse rolling landscape. The artworks are all site-specific and thus take on a different feel than other collections in sculpture parks. Each artwork is integrated into the landscape by the artist. The ditches, bridges, fields, and groves …

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