The exhibition will be open, by reservation, until January 15, 2022.
Architectural spaces rethought without the human figure, objects that become protagonists and make us reflect on the theme of conviviality: these are the themes around which the new art exhibition "Convivium" will revolve, which will be inaugurated on Saturday 13 November, at 6.30 pm , to the Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa in Nizza Monferrato (At).
«After" Goblets and fabrics ", a summer setting that inaugurated the end of the cellar's restoration work - says Riikka Sukula , general manager Scarpa - we are renewing our path of research and mixing of art / wine. For 2022 we have three other art exhibitions planned: our large hall, just restored, opens and turns into an art gallery to give space and support young Italian and international artists ».
On display, this time, the works of the young Campania artist Francesco Campese who, in the course of his creative research and reflection after the long period of absence of forced sociality, has rethought and translated the concept of "emptiness" and the theme into art spaces of aggregation exempt from the human figure. Campese thus reinterprets the works of the great masters of the past: the poster of the Casa Scarpa exhibition is the work "After the Last Supper", created on the occasion of Expo Milano 2015, which strips the famous fresco by Leonardo of men and food, leaving the empty table and the architecture around it and focusing on the theme of conviviality and the table as a symbol of sociality and sharing.
«Campese's works - comments Matteo Chincarini , curator of the exhibition - transport you to an imaginative atmosphere made of static, suspended architectures, waiting for its protagonists. Abandoned scenography of an old film set or of a theater that awaits its actors. A cold and stiff wind accompanies the visitor as he observes his works, precise in technique and attentive to naturalistic details. Metaphysical landscapes and suspended forms create curiosity and attention in the viewer to go beyond the painting. A studied, veiled and constant technique that transmits confidence and a clear and firm vision of the artist ».
The visit to the exhibition is included in the tasting. You can book on the website www.scarpawine.com
Francesco Campese : born in Avellino in 1986, he moved to Rome to follow the painting course held by Giuseppe Modica at the Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies his interests focused more and more on the figurative aspect, investigating reality. In 2011, after the Academy, he worked on a long series of works that, starting from urban scenarios, transcended reality giving rise to mysterious architectural structures. In 2015, the first works on the interpretation of works by the great masters of the past were born (for example the Last Supper by Leonardo, the annunciation by beato angelico or the study by Antonello da Messina), emptied of any element considered by the artist superfluous including the human figure: architecture becomes subject. Today, after endless experiments, research has focused on the intrinsic aspect of painting; regardless of the subject, his source of inspiration is visible reality. Time, the transience of things, history buried under sediments of matter, are points of reflection that have always aroused interest in the artist. His way of painting is quite similar, which seeks out an image through layers of color, and at the same time digs into them, revealing the underlying traces.
ANCIENT WINE HOUSE SCARPA - THE GEM OF NICE MONFERRATO
Founded in 1854 in Nizza Monferrato, in the Asti area, by the Venetian Antonio Scarpa, the historic Scarpa winery has always placed the production and vinification of the noblest grapes of the Monferrato and Langa areas at the center of its business: in particular Barbera and Nebbiolo for Barolo and Barbaresco. Great attention is traditionally paid to wines from indigenous grapes such as freisa, ruché, brachetto, dolcetto.
A company that today continues along the path marked by Mario Pesce, a Nicese oenologist who since the 1940s contributed to making Scarpa what it is today, creator of one of the reference labels in the world of Barbera, La Bogliona.
Terroir and culture is the combination that guides the winery's activity, with the adoption of sustainability practices in the vineyards and the choice of long aging times in the cellar. In the Scarpa cellars in Nizza Monferrato you can find rare bottles and wines dating back to the 1962 harvest.
A unique experience that also includes three vermouths: historical recipes for White and Red with the use of local herbs and the use of Moscato d'Asti docg, and a new product absolutely new on the market: an extra-dry vermouth unfiltered.
SHOE IN NUMBERS:
VINEYARDS : 22 hectares (the main body around the I Bricchi farm in the Nizza Monferrato area as well as the recent acquisitions of 2 hectares in Verduno, in the Monvigliero cru and 2 hectares in Neive, Canova cru).
BOTTLES PRODUCED : 120 thousand every year
Barbera d'Asti Docg Casa Scarpa; Barbera d'Asti Docg I Bricchi; Barbera d'Asti Superiore Docg La Bogliona
Nebbiolo d'Alba Doc Bric Du Nota; Barbaresco Docg Tettineive; Barolo Docg Tettimorra; Dolcetto d'Acqui Doc; Monferrato Doc Freisa
Monferrato Rosso Doc Rouchet; Selva Di Moirano Red Wine; Brachetto d'Acqui;
Vermouth di Torino Rosso; White Vermouth; Extra-Dry Unfiltered Vermouth
Moscato d'Asti Docg Heel 12