Antinori Art Project | SAM FALLS | Untitled (Antinori)
Antinori Art Project
presents Sam Falls “Untitled (Antinori)”
for Antinori nel Chianti Classico
from 25 June 2019 in the permanent collection
curated by Ilaria Bonacossa
For the Antinori winery in the Chianti Classico, Sam Falls has created a site-specific environmental pictorial work: the vegetation and the vineyards that surround the structure, together with the sun, rain, night humidity and the animals that inhabit the area, they are the elements that give life to an environmental palette activated by the artist, but transformed by chance and the passage of time.
A large canvas, long and narrow, almost a horizon, sprinkled with dry pigments, has been left among the vineyards. Through contact with natural and atmospheric elements, such as the sun, humidity, the spontaneous fall of leaves and shrubs, the canvas was ‘painted’ by nature and, subsequently, installed in one of the two staircases that cross the cellar in height Antinori. In this way, the natural life of the Chianti Classico landscape has entered the underground architecture of the cellar, creating a surprising crasis between interior and exterior, between nature and contemporary architecture, metaphorically transforming into a natural window.