THE ARTIST RESIDENCY
Holistic Laboratory. VGO ASSOCIATES FOSTERS holistic retreats and workshops with artists and luminaries through new collaborative practices with a program of 4 residences per year that celebrate the seasons and bring together creatives PEOPLE from different fields, nationalities and cultures. Each guest arrives with a workshop to share with the rest of the group. For each residence 8/10 participants are selected on the basis of their proposal.
OUR RESIDENCES ARE ORGANIZED ALWAYS IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION, LOOKING FOR AN ATMOSPHERE OF CONCENTRATION AND IDEAS EXCHANGE. VGO ASSOCIATES IS A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE, IDEAS AND BELIEFS. WE THINK THAT IN ADDITION TO TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS, WHAT DENOTES THE QUALITY OF A PROJECT IS THE VISION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE THAT ENRICHES AND STIMULATES US. FOR EVERY PROJECT, LIKE A POEM, WE TRY TO FIND THE MOST EVOCATIVE WORDS AND THE POET WHO MAKES THE BEST USE OF THEM.
APRIL / MAY – Spring: Rebirth, psycho-physical awakening, a time to celebrate new ideas.
July / August – Summer: A time to sleep under the stars, to feel free and limitless.
October /NOVEMBER – Autumn: In this period of the year we celebrate the fruits of the “harvest” and give thanks.
January / FEBRUARY – Winter: The time to set new goals and to delve deep within ourselves.
Place and dates are defined two months in advance.
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SEASONAL RESIDENCES .
The gallery offers 4 days residencies per year. VGO PROVIDES An ongoing program of residencies to celebrate the seasons. The residency is intended as an occasion for experimentATION ANT TO stay and practice together under the stars.
International authors are called to use their skills to grow autonomous and radical communities. We unfold to an hybrid path that follows the vision of a free world from vaCuity, respecting the environment and the most simple and pure way of living it and interpreting it. IN ORDER TO PARTECIPATE TO OUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL PROVIDING A GROUP WORKSHOP PROPOSAL AIMED BY the idea to share and connect with our sensivity.
AN EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF APPLICANTS WILL BE FUNDED AS RESIDENTS TO EXHIBIT AND LIVE IN OUR SPACE. WE ARE glad to host artists to build site-specific Projects in the garden. VGO Associates aims to provide an inspiring shelter to artists and creative professionals looking for a mental and physical space to develop their projects. FOR MORE INFO:
Unique pieces created by the artists
FLORENCE IS HOME TO MANY ANCIENT CRAFTSMEN WORKSHOPS WHOSE GENUINE TRADITIONS HAVE BEEN PASSED FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT. the VGO ASSOCIATES CRAFTSMEN AND ARTISAN STUDIO VISITS in FLORENCE INCLUDES A SELECTION OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND CHARACTERISTIC FLORENTINE TECHNIQUES and artistry.
VGO ASSOCIATES IS GLAD TO ORGANIZE FOR ITS GUEST EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE VISITS WITH THE BEST ARTISANS CREW IN TOWN.