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Alessandro ChiaramontiSmall Things – How children look at fish FROM 20/04/2024 TO 28/07/2024

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Small Things – How children look at fish

solo exhibition by Alessandro Chiaramonti 

21 April – 28 July 2024

Meet the artist: Saturday 11 May, at 16,30

The personal exhibition of the sculptor Alessandro Chiaramonti is entitled “Small things – How children look at fish”. It opens on Saturday 20th of April at 4.30 pm and which will be visible at the Park until July 28th.

Chiaramonti’s exhibition is a direct opportunity: Just as art does, so his sculptures speak of us and directly to us. Chiaramonti plays, it must be said, with the concept of childhood and does so in a simple but concrete and direct way. It’s easy for him: behind small things he hides great possibilities, intended and reserved for those who are able, or simply willing, to seize them.

Through rapid hand movements, sometimes just fingers, the material (clay) is modelled to create predominantly figurative sculptures. This proliferation of faces and bodies leads us to liken a work by Alessandro Chiaramonti to a page of text, written in italics. Moreover, the subjects always seem to have something to tell.

The choice of clay and terracotta, often to the detriment of other materials such as bronze or marble, is inherent in that same process of creation, so dear to Alessandro Chiaramonti. And that’s not all. Terracotta, as a “poor” material, creates an extreme coherence with respect to the themes of humility and truth, central to the sculptor’s works. While the material remains modest, the process that leads to the finished work is extremely rich and not at all easy. On a structural level, in fact, it requires many precautions and more processing time for modelling, drying, firing and restoration.

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Alessandro Chiaramonti (Born 1982 in Empoli – lives and works in Chianti)

His passion for clay modelling began in the early 2000s, while working with children and adolescents as an educator. From that moment he decided to visit the workshops of the artisans of Montelupo, one of the most important centres for the processing of clay since the Renaissance. He delved into the plasticity of clay and then the casting of bronze. In 2018 he moved to Chianti and it was here that he began his actual career as an artist. He opened a personal studio, began to exhibit in local art galleries and started collaborations with other artists, institutes and associations. Alessandro Chiaramonti is a self-taught and immediate sculptor. The immediacy of his works is found both in the process of creation and in the understanding. It all starts from an often random inspiration, derived from the non-judgmental observation of people.

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HOW TO REACH US

By paved road from Siena, take the SP408 to Ponte a Bozzone. Turn left at the church and follow the signs for Pievasciata / Sculpture Park. We are about 15 km from Siena.

THE WALK

The walk round the Park is about 1,5 km and it is suitable for baby buggies and wheelchair users. Upon request we offer a tour of the Park in an electric buggy for those with mobility issues. Contact us for further information.

OPENING HOURS AND TICKETS

Open every day (including Sundays and holidays) from 10am to 6pm. Last entry one hour before closing.

Tickets: €10 adults | € 5 reduced – under 18 yrs | Free 0-4 yrs

Booking is not necessary. The Chianti Sculpture Park APP – available for free on Apple Store and Google Play Store – is an excellent audio guide!

GROUPS

Groups of more than 12 people are asked to book entry in advance, to facilitate organisation.

Guided tours are available in Italian and English upon reservation.

A VISIT FOR EVERYONE

The visit to the Park lasts an hour and a half on average and it is absolutely suitable for children! Our four-legged friends are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and any ‘deposits’ are removed! The park does not have a restaurant, but we will be happy to recommend some restaurants that can be reached by car in a few minutes. A picnic area is available.

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