This summer, Officine Saffi, Milan’s renowned gallery devoted to contemporary authorial ceramics, reaches the Apulia region, in the territory of Ostuni, among the trulli and the pristine landscapes of Salento.
Until 18 August, the Diciassette Coni manor will showcase a collective exhibition of ceramics works created by leading figures of Italian and international art, along with collateral events like performances and workshops.
The trulli are becoming, in fact, the pivotal background around which the exhibition is built: the viewer will receive a map that will help them find their way between indoor and outdoor spaces and locate the works, following a strict connection between their shapes and natural or architectural shapes. The close connection between the artefacts and the landscape is specially compelling and fascinating thanks to the space without borders within which they develop a perfectly harmonious dialogue.
As Laura Borghi, the founder of Officine Saffi, declares: "The exhibition aims at becoming a container of stories, dialogues, relations and wonders targeted at the local public and at an increasing number of foreigners. Through ceramics, the initiative aspires to become a permanent event within the Apulian summer, exploring suggestive places and unprecedented instances”.