Sculpture Line
Rivarolo Canavese 2019

We are very proud to collaborate for the second time with Sculpture Line. 

In this fifth edition the exchange is on several fronts. In Prague, Scupture Line hosts the work by the Italian sculptor Paolo Grassino, in Turin we presented the site-specific installation by the German artist Johannes Pfeiffer and at Areacreativa42 in Rivarolo Canavese we proposed a ceramic artwork by the Italian artist Luca Freschi who also did an artist residence.

Thanks to the energy, open-mindedness and determination of Ondrej Skarka, Director of the Festival and to the skills of Michal Gabriel, Artistic Director, the project grows year by year and leads to the planning of new projects and collaboration. 

The network is wide and for us it is a privilege to be part of it, hoping to host Czech sculptors in Italy.

Karin Reisová

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Casa Toesca

Via Ivrea, 42, 10086 Rivarolo Canavese

Cariatidi

Luca Freschi
Ceramic and iron

The work takes shape from the accumulation of vessels that have lost their function as containers of substances to become containers of cultures. The vases come from different countries of the world. The theme of the precariousness of ceramics and of recreated Caryatids is universal, as is the language of ceramics utilised by the artist.

Solemn and suspended in time, the Cariatidi (Caryatids) of Luca Freschi stand out in silence. They are extremely tall and fragile figures at the look, austere and immeasurably immobile, they arise from the careful and sincere gesture of the artist who, in these works, with an admirable care, has made of the balance the highest exercise of his creative gesture. These tall figures have an ancient allure and welcome into their verticality elements of tradition such as busts of statues, capitals, fragments of columns or shiny skulls, to which the artist associates large or small vases of ever new shapes and colors that hold inside the richness of the worlds and the cultures of the signs they show on the outside. The vases, in their intended overturning of the forms, are the most disconcerting element of the Caryatids. They bear, in fact, the powerful sign of transience of being. The Caryatids are poignant and in their sweet melancholy they fully fall into that delicate and honest reflection on life and its transience so dear to Freschi's poetics.

Crag Gallery Art Lines Ministerstvo kultury ČR Areacreativa42 Labdia