The fifth edition of AppARTEngo Festival, a public art event in Stigliano, in the province of Matera, has just finished.
During these three months, the festival hosted contemporary and international artists. The initiatives curated by artistic director Alessandro Suzzi didn’t play a passive and self-celebratory role, rather a synergy was created with the artists and the territory that has hosted AppARTEngo Festival since 2017.
“With feet here, with the head in the world” this is the claim of the festival, and a look at the world means a look at a shared future. For this reason, the branches of the 2021 festival outside Stigliano (in the municipalities of Gorgoglione, Rotondella, Montalbano Jonico and Sicignano degli Alburni) are a preview of the 2022 edition.
The goal is in fact to create a traveling exhibition of public art projects, involving small communities and villages in Italy.
Given the success of the 2021 edition, the call to participate in the new Appartengo R-Evolution will start already on October 14, 2021, when the selection of only one municipality per region will begin. The goal remains to protect small communities from depopulation by engaging artists who intimately and physically connect to sincere and generous territories.
Visit the AppARTEngo festival website to discover all the works made in the 2021 edition.