QUI NON SI CANTA AL MONDO DELLE RANE
ARTE IN CENTRO
Ascoli Piceno, Castelbasso, Pescara, three contemporary destinations in the centre of Italy: from the 26th July to the 6th September ARTE IN CENTRO comes back, a project born in 2014 to realize a contemporary art centre between Abruzzo and Marche. Connecting the three existing experiences of Associazione Arte Contemporanea in Ascoli Piceno, of Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture in Castelbasso and the Fondazione Aria – Fondazione Industriale Adriatica in Pescara, the ARTE IN CENTRO system has hardened, showing a unique project, shared in a diffused exhibition, connecting about 7.000 square kilometres. By Andrea Bruciati, the exhibition – inside the residencies of Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Osvaldo Licini in Ascoli Piceno, Palazzo Clemente and Palazzo De Sanctis in Castelbasso, Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo and Spazio Matta in Pescara – develops the ARTE IN CENTRO format creating a bridge between territory roots and contemporary research. The connection between the contemporary, open by definition to an international dimension, and places identity, with their cultural and environmental heritage, is the fundamental challenge shaping this edition too: “The main idea of the project, in fact, is to create a network that can be a shared laboratory for the lateral idea of building a proper site where we can talk with the territory. Lateral and suburban, suburban and different: the alterity is the quality for a strong identity”, as Bruciati has said. Ph. Gino Di Paolo.