Artist in residence
Mandranova, farm and resort, located on the hills of Palma di Montechiaro in the province of Agrigento, not far from the archaeological site of the “Valle dei Templi” and from the sea, structures in the months of May/June and September/October two programs of residences, inside its structure, dedicated to international mid-career artists. The project, curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi, promotes research and study stays in an area steeped in valuable environmental, scenic and historic/architectural features encouraging new productions in the fields of visual arts and promoting the exchange between the artists and the country.
The activity is concentrated in the venue of Mandranova farm that within the space of a month offers to the selected artist a stay and a place where realize his/her own site-specific projects. In support of the hospitality program will be made a publication on paper dedicated to every single experience, and also will be set up a system of on-line updates, in which the artists “in residence” will be free to disclose the relevant stages of their daily work. Mandranova In Residence proposes itself as a specific curatorial project for this area and it aims to foster the creation of a network to put into dialogue different ideas, practices and models from global to local and vice versa.