Associazione Arte Continua
Since 1990, the Arte Continua Association has been carrying out free public art initiatives involving significant artists from the international art community.
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Associazione Arte Continua was founded in 1990 by a small group of friends who share a passion for contemporary art. The Association’s mission is to seek a line of continuity and direct dialogue between works generated by artists who are part of the international art community and artists who have for centuries ‘inhabited’ the common life of cities that today are called ‘cities of art’, even though at the time they were cities where it was ‘normal’ to have the most important artists of the time in the spaces of everyday life, both in private sphere as well as in public space.
Our action is aimed at continuing that ‘normality’ at the present time. It can be said that we do not like the category of cities with an art absence. This is the fundamental reason that has led us to continuously propose public art initiatives involving artists from the international art community. The initiatives are not only located in large cities, but are spread throughout the territory, seeking a different relationship between city and countryside, between art, architecture and landscape, as well as between art, technology and science. Associazione Arte Continua is a non-profit organisation that has always and predominantly supported itself with the help of private donations, seeking greater collaboration with partners such as private and public companies, and that does not disdain sponsorships, although the focal point remains involvement with public administrations.
Our work has led artists from the international community to create site-specific works in many areas of Italy and Europe, some of which have become permanent thanks to the generosity of the artists and our association. This has in some cases started local development processes and laid the foundations for social and cultural connections. Since 2023, the project of art education paths has also begun, through the works of internationally renowned artists such as Antony Gormley, Kiki Smith, Mimmo Paladino, Ilya Kabakov, Sarkis, Anish Kapoor, Sol Lewitt and many others spread throughout the Arte all’Arte locations, a project undertaken by Associazione Arte Continua since 1996. Associazione Arte Continua is therefore involved in the realisation of numerous projects that place contemporary art as a driving force for the improvement of social and environmental conditions. The Association’s aim is to attempt to create, both in small settlements as well as in more urban areas, a point of balance between town and country, working in collaboration with local communities and institutions, thus producing new links between art and everyday life, giving art a central role in the construction of towns and territories while respecting their specificities.
– Mario Cristiani, President of Associazione Arte Continua