La Tinaia al Bosco is part of the Palazzo al Bosco, a private property located in San Casciano in Val di Pesa (15 minutes from Florence, Italy). It was recently acquired by the Swiss collectors and art patrons Caroline and Eric Freymond.
Surrounded by olive trees and vines, this historic site is comprised of several buildings including la Tinaia (an old cuverie or wine cellar). Today, it is intended principally to welcome contemporary creations and art in all its forms including private concerts, exhibitions, meetings, tastings etc.
The other private buildings of the property, along with the gardens, are currently under renovation. They will serve as a setting and exhibition space for the owners’ private art collection which combines contemporary art; eighteenth century furniture and art objects of an extraordinary quality; contemporary Italian design; outdoor sculptures and site specific artists’ commissions.
Amongst these commissions, we are delighted to be able to mention the renovation project by the American-Cuban artist Jorge Pardo, who will transform la Limonaia (the Orangery) into a salon d’hiver concept.
Other artists have already been approached for specific projects including Bertozzi & Casoni (ceramicists), Isabelle de Borchgrave (painter, sculptor and paper artist), Hubert le Gall (designer), Pablo Reinoso (franco-argentine sculptor), Hervé van der Straeten (designer) and Manuela Zervudachi (sculptor).
For its part, the open-air theatre, with its view of Florence’s Duomo, has already served as a setting for ballet performances by the Italian dancers of the Opéra de Paris. A long-lasting music festival produced by Julien Brocal and his ‘Garden Musical’ will also be launched at the theatre during the 2022 summer.
Artist residencies are also being considered in the future.
La Tinaia represents a dynamic and innovative contemporary concept set within a unique space. It is accessible by invitation or appointment only.
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