From 25 July to 1 August the village of Fivizzano in Lunigiana hosts the “Lunense Symposium” of sculpture which will involve numerous national and international artists and which will take place in plein-air mode in the scenographic context of the village.
The theme of the Symposium will be “Art meets Le Vie del Sale”. The history of the area has been linked to this element since ancient times: Fivizzano is a crossroads at the center of exchanges and routes. The kermesse, which will be inaugurated next Sunday, will also be an opportunity for to strengthen the historical affinities between the municipalities of Fivizzano and Volterra, a friendship that has its roots in the past and that has seen the two neighboring municipalities several times over the centuries. Relationships that are reconnected thanks to the Vie del Sale: ancient paths used for transport and trade, today rediscovered and enhanced for the enjoyment of slow and sustainable tourism.
Three sculptures dedicated to the symposium were created with the Volterra salt, which will be exhibited out of competition and will be visible for the duration of the event. “An unusual material – explains Francesca Nobili, Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Fivizzano – which for the occasion has been shaped and will give shape to works that once again testify and are a symbol of the ancient friendship between the municipalities of Fivizzano and Volterra ».
The initiative, whose artistic direction has been entrusted to Clara Mallegni, is organized by the Municipality of Fivizzano under the patronage of the Italian Touring Club. “Art is the protagonist of the economy of beauty, which continues to renew itself and to renew ancient ties – says Gianluigi Giannetti, mayor of Fivizzano – Art, therefore, as an element of enhancement of the village, as a heritage of local identity, in an engaging journey through the streets of the historic center and the suggestive corners that will be the natural stage for the event. Furthermore, for the entire duration of the symposium, it will be possible to admire the work of the artists and attend numerous events scheduled in the rich calendar of the event ».