Within the boundaries of Livorno's historic Parterre park in Viale Carducci, a host of new inhabitants are about to be installed: Project Parterre - a collective project involving 34 prominent contemporary artists - will fill the park with animals and beasts of literary and oral tradition, imaginary creatures that have come about at the hand of these artists and which will make the Parterre into a unique urban park of contemporary art, and the first in Italy with a literary-ludic theme.
Project Parterre in fact aims to create the first contemporary art park in Italy with a literary-ludic theme, thereby adding value and substance to Livorno's contemporary art scene. On a voluntary basis, the artists involved in the project will each create a site-specific work inspired by the animal and literary worlds, turning the park into an open-air gallery and a space in which visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy this unique artistic zoo. Educational visits will be available for children.
In the future, the artists hope to see the art park develop and grow, to include works by other artists from other areas of Italy and other countries.
To support the Parterre project, it is possible to make donations and to buy specially-designed t-shirts. See the official website for further information.
Fabrizio da Prato
Angelo Foschini & Lavinia Iacomelli
Progetto artistico Libertà
Luca Papini & Elisa Possenti
Parterre (Parco Pertini)
Viale Carducci, Livorno