|11 June – 18
Under the patronage of
A project by ART for the World
Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg
Acting as a watery boundary between two Italian
regions – Lombardy and Piemont, the Lake Maggiore
can also claim to be in two countries at once: its northern
tip sits in Switzerland. 34 miles from Milan’s
Malpensa airport, Lake Maggiore area is enhanced by the
three Borromean islands of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and
Isola dei Pescatori. Isola Madre (Mother Island) is the
largest of the three and it’s importance comes
from the botanical Garden where from the beginning of
the 18th century on have been cultivated exotic species
coming from all over the world.
After the great success of the 1° Edition of Contemporary Art on the Lake
Maggiore (see www.artfortheworld.net, 2005) which featured the installations
by the artist Jannis Kounellis on the Isola Madre, this 2nd edition of Contemporary
Art on the Lake Maggiore will be opened on June 11, 2006.
The Isola Madre will host the works of the three artists:
Robert Wilson, worldwide claimed American Artist and
William Kentridge, South African Artist whose animated
films have been shown in the most prestigious museums
all over the world.
Liliana Moro, an Italian Artist from Milan, one of the
most talented artists of her generation, who, as her
first international show outside of Italy, was invited
to participate of the Documenta Kassel.
Sculptures, drawings, videos and installations will be shown on the whole island:
in the botanic park, particularly renowned for its rare and exotic plants and
birds, in the Orangerie and inside the 17th century building.
The close relationship and the intimate dialogue with the nature and also the
history of the island is the thread, which has directed the artists in the
realization of their works.
The three exhibitions are curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and organized
by the staff of ART for The World Europa, based in Milan since October 2005,
in collaboration with Change Performing Arts, Milan.
This second edition of Contemporary Art on the Lake
Maggiore, marks also the 10th anniversary of the foundation
of ART for The World, Geneva, NGO, which works worldwide,
since 1996, in contemporary art.