THE ARTIST RESIDENCY
BASED IN GRASSE, SOUTH OF FRANCE, OUR GALLERY AND WORKING SPACES ARE FLOODED IN NATURAL LIGHT. AN ATMOSPHERE OF CONCENTRATION AND IDEA 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.
The institution of artists-in-residence exists as a model to invite artists, academics, seekers, and the like to create new forms of artistic expression and to exchange their visions. VGO Associates aims to provide an inspiring shelter to artists and creative professionals looking for a mental and physical space to develop their projects.THE VGO Artists in Residence program is an independent project and sustains itself by renting out its lofts to travelErs that want to visit South of France aND EXPERIENCE A different perspective.
SEASONAL EXHIBITIONS .
AN EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF APPLICANTS WILL BE FUNDED AS RESIDENTS EACH SEASON TO EXHIBIT AND LIVE IN OUR SPACE. The gallery offers 4 days residencies per year. These days are by invitation only. 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.
THE AUTUMNAL CELEBRATION PRACTICE 2020
Suspended in the creative space between the material and ethereal worlds, only the FIELD can offer the possibility of seeing the world in an entirely new way. 21-25TH OCTOBER 2020 Field is a 5-day residence to celebrate autumn, which focuses on the primordial characteristics of the human being and on the construction and perception of ritual space. The idea of a “sacred” space, Taste and sensibility reflect your changes in thought and emotion. A pause to gain focus can lead to a brilliant breakthrough in creativity. The senses redefine sensibility, and return to the essential.
Unique pieces created by the artists
YEAR-round AND SEASONAL
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.
OUR APPARTMENT IN FLORENCE IS OPEN TO WELCOME ANY KIND OF SEEKER.
VGO ASSOCIATES IS GLAD TO ORGANIZE FOR ITS GUEST EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE VISITS WITH THE BEST ARTISANS CREW IN TOWN.