The four week long residency will be inaugurated in Autumn 2017 and will be finalized with a group show of all artists involved, in Naples.
.1 is the first of a series of residencies, with its first collaborating partner being Relais Regina Giovanna and set in the 2,000-year-old southwestern coastal town of Sorrento. The picturesque landscape has been home to many artists, writers and intellectuals from Maxim Gorky to Thomas Mann.
Situated within 50 acres of land, Relais Regina Giovanna will offer artists the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas. The space benefits from a 24hour accessible workshop facilities as well as a vast archive of materials, provided by the Relais.
The dialogue between the artists and the environment will be stimulated by exploring the natural rhythm of the place, in which the connection with the here and now and the art practise is accompanied by the historical energy that bounds the holy atmosphere to the mysterious stories about Regina Giovanna “La Pazza”. With its first exhibition “The Good, the Bad and the InBetween”, artists may question the experience of contemplating the natural beauty and thinking in circular terms.
Artists are invited to use the workshop and relate to found and natural materials that belong to the territory. The program will involve weekly visits by guest curators, group discussions lead by Naldi Rossano and walks exploring the urban environment, with a visit to “Il sentiero degli Dei”.