SyArt Sorrento Festival - 4th edition
The SyArt Sorrento Festival event, dedicated to contemporary art and now in its fourth edition, presents forty artists from fourteen countries from 11 July to 6 September.
The suggestive Sorrento location of Villa Fiorentino welcomes the artists, selected by Dr. Rossella Savarese curator and gallery owner SyArt, becoming a unique container in which more than a hundred contemporary works of art tell of contamination and exchange between multi-ethnic languages and multiple artistic declinations . Photography, painting, sculpture, installation become contaminated by continuing a metaphysical dialogue inaugurated in the previous edition. The exhibition itinerary ends with a Solo Room dedicated to Video Art with a suggestive work by the creative Simone Riccardi. In addition to well-represented Italy, the event hosts countries such as Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Russia, Slovenia, Egypt, Turkey, England, Brazil, Peru, Serbia, Korea Southern and Poland. There is an interesting cultural exchange in the room dedicated to photography where two Neapolitan artists Nico Vigenti and Federica La Magra confront their Brazilian, Uruguayan and Turkish colleagues.
From a ground floor focused on a purely figurative discourse we move along the three exhibition floors and in the eight large rooms in which the informal gives way to photography, illustration, body art, rather than sculpture and video art . The female presence is also important in this edition, most of the works have been created specifically for the Festival during the quarantine period and are presented to the public for the first time. Among the topics covered, gender violence, environmental pollution and forced isolation to which we have recently been subjected. As usual, during the inaugural evening the Arbiter Fata Verde Prize is awarded, a wooden trophy created by the Sorrento artist Toni Wolfe. The winner has the privilege of creating one of the artistic covers of the well-known Arbiter magazine and which has supported the Festival since its inception. The realization of collateral events with well-known car manufacturers is renewed, this year BMW and M. Car decide to marry the SyArt idea through the exhibition of a car model reinvented by one of the participating artists. The married couple Cappiello, creators of the event, were pleased with the renewed opportunity to allocate this year the proceeds collected during the inaugural evening for a beneficial purpose. And again a multi-handed and all-female live painting. The curator declares: "Excited I give you a structured exhibition path during a period of uncertainties with the knowledge that art does not stop continuing its endless dialogue".
Concomitant events include the legacy of the work "Mikado" by Vincenzo Mascia to the City of Sorrento, installed a few steps from the entrance of Villa Fiorentino in Corso Italia and which is part of the Outdoor Museum project conceived and created by SyArt Gallery of Sorrento and that with each edition expands and structures the location in the urban fabric of artistic works.
SyArt Sorrento Festival 11 July - 6 September
Villa Fiorentino, Sorrento Foundation
July 11th at 7.00pm
Every day from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. / 5.00 to 9.00 p.m.
Corso Italia, 53 Sorrento (Na)
Sorrento Foundation +39 0818782284
SyArt Gallery +39 3332882217
Free admission to the exhibition
Catalogue in place, cost to the public € 15.00