perarolo-di-cadore-italy

Perarolo09

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Perarolo di Cadore, Italy, resembles no place else on earth. A village of fewer than four hundred souls lost in a snowy valley in the province of Belluno in the Dolomites, it was once a renowned vacation destination. Today it is nearly a ghost town, devoid of tourists. However, the Perarolo09 project has made a difference, transforming emptiness into a sense of expectation. The program consists of a sequence of solo exhibitions by five emerging Italian artists: Alberto Tadiello, Nico Vascellari, Diego Marcon, Andrea Galvani, and Christian Frosi. (Another artist, Matteo Rubbi, designed and produced a neon sign perarolo with the collaboration of local craftsmen. This work will remain in the village as a gift to the community.) On the third Saturday of each month, an artist hands off the show to the next in a sort of artistic relay. Tadiello, for example, installed an iron sculpture on the

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