Artists from all over the world
in our alleys
“Ad ognuno la sua p’arte“
Discover avant-garde art strolling through our little mountain village
Open on Sunday 19. agosto 2018
Guided tours from 10am to 6pm
with artistic performances, concert and a refreshment
Pomona Zisper DE, Peter Bottazzi IT, Denise Bonapace IT, Menno Schrap NL, Jessica Padt NL Jacky Planche FR, Noizechoir family GB, Vida Simon CA, Jack Stanley CA, Ambra Trucco IT, Laurence Favre CH, Mikaela Drux DE/CH, Heiner Böttger DE, Françoise Rod CH/FR, Madeleine Doré CA/FR, Giuseppe Pintus IT, Lucie Prod’homme FR, Richard Arapian FR, Antje Poppinga DE/FR, Jean Louis Paquelin FR, Valerie Morraja FR, Fabian Schalekamp NL/ES, Maria Isabel Uribe CO/ES.
The artists come from all over the world – Canada, Colombia, Great Britain, Spain, France, Holland, Switzerland, Italy and Germany – to transform the medieval mountain village of Villatalla into an open-air museum of modern avant-garde art. Ad ognuno la sua p’arte means: “To each his share (part) / each shows his art (arte)”. In 2018 this artistic event takes place in Villatalla already for the fifth time. Villatalla is a picturesque, very original mountain village, situated on a ridge in the hinterland of Imperia. On a walk through the village, the visitor discovers contemporary works, which are fitted into the surrounding medieval context by 23 internationally renowned artists. Installations, sculptures, photographs, pictures, performances, poetry, sounds: everyone will contribute his share to art.
But „Ad ognuno la sua p’arte“ is more than an art exhibition. It is a dialogue, an encounter between artists, visitors and locals. The children of the village play an important role in this story: They lead through the outdoor exhibition. In the days before the event they are introduced to the individual artistic pieces. Every artist explains them idea, material and meaning of his oeuvre. Coordinated by the adolescent Pietro Gazzano, who divides them in groups of two, the children present the respective art event in italian, english, german or french. And maybe this year the children will prepare an artistic surprise themselves.
The adult inhabitants of the village also contribute to the event: a family and the Benedictine monks offer sleeping places, other families cook for the artists, the village women bake, the men help the creatives to transport and assemble heavy parts. Thus, the event on Sunday becomes a great work of art: to each its share.
The organizers: tadlachance and Speak
The idea of the event comes from the artists’ association „tadlachance“, which is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art. Who has made possible the whole event is the swiss company „Speak“. The artists’ union tadlachance represents conceptual art and relational aesthetics, two contemporary art movements that involve the environment and the audience in the artistic work. Since 2001 tadlachance has been implementing artistic mobility practices, that means that Art is taken out of the traditional locations of the exhibition and the artist approaches the viewer and encourages him to participate in the contemporary creative process or project. The artists of tadlachance are concerned with establishing relationships between the individuals and the various collectives. Madeleine Doré and Françoise Rod are the initiators of the group. It all started when Speak – the Swiss company of Brigitt Walser, Sibylle Sommerer, and Jürg Hebeisen – invited the artist Françoise Rod in 2014 to realize a project in Villatalla. In the spring of 2000, the three founded the Atelier “Villatalla” to give space to art and artists: a gift to Swiss artists to realize their creative projects for several months in Liguria. And an offer to the inhabitants of Villatalla to deal with modern art.
Special thanks are due to all inhabitants of Villatalla, the company Speak, the municipality of Prelà, the Gazzano family, the Benedictine monks of the village, the tadlachance association, the city of Cuges Les Pins and the department of Bouches du Rhône.