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.
THE NIVOLA MUSEUM IN ORANI: CONNECTING NEW YORK TO SARDINIA
Contemporary art scattered across Venice
STREET ART: THE ORGOSOLO’S MURALS
The Sardinian hill town of Orgosolo is famous for its anti-authoritarian streak inspired by shepherds and immortalized in its street art
THE CITY OF ARBOREA
In the 1920s in central-western Sardinia, arose a town in Art Nouveau style that is today one of the most productive pastoral-agricultural hubs on the island
THE MYSTERIOUS NURAGIC COMPLEX OF SANTA CRISTINA
A unique, inimitable land. Stones guarding secrets that have lasted four thousand years, evidence of the first civilizations that appeared in the Mediterranean
PINUCCIO SCIOLA GARDEN MUSEUM
Innovative and prolific Italian sculptor, Sciola is best known for his mind-bending series of "sound stones": carefully sculpted rocks that produce eerie music when touched correctly.