Video: © Studio Abbruzzese

Surrounded by the green of the Piedmontese countryside, in Agrate Conturbia – a small town of 1,500 inhabitants 30 km from Novara – the restored spaces of an old farmhouse have been transformed into a place dedicated to artistic expression and artists.
A place with multiple souls, CASCINA I.D.E.A. consists of large exhibition spaces in domestic and non-domestic environments, a residence for artists and a sculpture park: a mosaic of environments designed with the sole aim of offering artists the opportunity to experiment in total freedom.
This project replaces that of Cascina Maria, the artist's residence born in 2017 and recently completed, which in a former rural residence hosted artists including Igshaan Adams, Francesco Arena, Riccardo Beretta, Christiane Löhr and Eva Kot'átková. Cascina I.D.E.A. is therefore born as its evolution, as an opportunity for pure experimentation, in the desire to dissolve the boundaries between disciplines and to host experiments of land art. Rural spaces want to bring back artists en plein air, offering a valid alternative to hangars or white cubes, because today more than ever a rediscovered relationship with nature can provide new stimuli and give life to shapes with new meanings.

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I.D.E.A. 2023

artist in residence: Sarah Entwistle

Photo: Ludovica Mangini

end of residence exhibition: may / september 2023

Death, what? The sun’s corpse will roll on
a cura di Elsa Barbieri

inaugurazione: may 14

The title, “Death, what? The sun's corpse will roll on” suggests this idea of ever-changing circular motion that brings architecture, spirit and intellect into play. Without ever having known him, Sarah Entwistle inherited from her paternal grandfather, Architect Clive Entwistle (1916-1976), a large collection of unrealised projects and personal documents, which she filters and sifts through in search of motifs, images, materials and forms. Sarah's dismantling of the formal language - linear, monumental, immobile and masculine - leads to a circular, permeable, open form that revolves around material precarious and counter-balance.

Via Guglielmo Marconi 26
Agrate Conturbia (NO)
Visits by appointment by writing to elsa@nicolettarusconi.com