DIVE INTO THE BEAUTY
A BOLD DISTILLATION OF CULTURE
AND CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Dive into the beauty of eastern Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. A land of unspoiled nature, the island boasts historical richness and contemporary culture, with intriguing contrasts and unexpected fusions, including the old center of Nuoro, its cobblestone streets studded with sculptures by the master Costantino Nivola. At the Nivola Museum in Orani we will encounter this leading figure of Sardinian Modern Art, who spent most of his career in New York and played an influential role in 20th century European and American Modernism, working closely with architects and masters like Le Corbusier, De Kooning and Pollock.
The MAN Museum, the first Sardinian institution for contemporary art, features a comprehensive collection and exhibitions program.
We will journey from the formidable settlements of the Nuragic civilization, the ancient soul of this land, to the world of another 20th century Sardinian: Salvatore Fancello. At Fancello Museum in Dorgali we will explore the polymorphic work of the great ceramist, sculptor, and painter.
The Stazione dell'Arte in Ulassai occupies the three main areas of the old railway station, and is located just outside of the village, on a floor overlooking the valley. This open air museum was conceived by Maria Lai, a Sardinian pioneer of European Relational Art, whose work was recently presented in the Venice Biennale and Kassel's Documenta.
In a tour through the 150 murals of Orgosolo, a venue borne of the spontaneity of 1960s, we'll discover some of the most provocative manifestation of Italian graffiti art. Toward the southern region of the island, we'll dive into the world of Pinuccio Sciola, another great experimenter of 20th century Sardinian art, whose Sound Garden is a unique fusion of stone, sound, and landscape.