Country Unlimited
Country Unlimited

Cascina Maria, a country residence just a few kilometres away from Lake Maggiore that will become an innovative concept-space for contemporary art managed by Nicoletta Rusconi, will officially open on 16th September. The country house, which comprises two large buildings and a spacious park, will host a new residential project for artists, a sculpture garden and temporary projects devoted to photography, after it has undergone important renovation work.

Cascina Maria’s spacious exteriors will, on the other hand, be the setting for Country Unlimited: a park designed exclusively for displaying important, large-size, environmental sculptures by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Nicoletta Rusconi will be working with the most prestigious Italian galleries on the Country Unlimited project, which will be presenting a range of ambitious projects aimed at creating a large “outdoor gallery”. The first exhibition event being held from 16th September-16th November 2017 will host works by Francesco Arena, Miroslaw Balka, Matthias Bitzer, Monica Bonvicini, Mattia Bosco, Latifa Echakhch, Dan Graham, Paolo Icaro, Carlo Ramous and Markus Schinwald, thanks to a working partnership with the following galleries: Raffaella Cortese, Kaufmann Repetto, Giò Marconi, Francesca Minini, Massimo Minini and the architect Walter Patscheider.


Cascina Maria

The apartments belonging to Cascina Maria will host works by artists who have worked with Nicoletta Rusconi over the years, transforming the premises into an unusual gallery where the hosts will be able to reconstruct the various artists’ different backgrounds and careers through catalogues, special editions and testimonies. It is worth noting that Cascina Maria contains a number of site-specific works from Nicoletta Rusconi’s own private collection, including wallpaper painted by Donatella Spaziani, wall-paper designed by Davide Tranchina, flooring designed by Flavio Favelli and a mysterious door that is the work of Alexeij Koschkarov.

Cascina Maria will be turned into a concept-space for contemporary art in all its most distinctive forms, a residency for artists but also a place where art lovers can come to relax and recuperate or take walks through nature in close vicinity to the local golf courses and numerous stables.

Short rent:

■ 5 apartments fully furnished, for up to six persons
■ external spaces for events

CASCINA MARIA
Via Motto 11
Agrate Conturbia (NO)