Borromeo Islands, Lake Maggiore, Italy


:: William Kentridge

:: Liliana Moro

:: Robert Wilson

:: Images of the works

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11 June – 18 September 2006

Under the patronage of
Regione Piemonte

A project by ART for the World
Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg

Acting as a watery boundary between two Italian regions – Lombardy and Piemont, the Lake Maggiore can also claim to be in two countries at once: its northern tip sits in Switzerland. 34 miles from Milan’s Malpensa airport, Lake Maggiore area is enhanced by the three Borromean islands of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. Isola Madre (Mother Island) is the largest of the three and it’s importance comes from the botanical Garden where from the beginning of the 18th century on have been cultivated exotic species coming from all over the world.
After the great success of the 1° Edition of Contemporary Art on the Lake Maggiore (see, 2005) which featured the installations by the artist Jannis Kounellis on the Isola Madre, this 2nd edition of Contemporary Art on the Lake Maggiore will be opened on June 11, 2006.
The Isola Madre will host the works of the three artists:

Robert Wilson, worldwide claimed American Artist and Theatre Director.
William Kentridge, South African Artist whose animated films have been shown in the most prestigious museums all over the world.
Liliana Moro, an Italian Artist from Milan, one of the most talented artists of her generation, who, as her first international show outside of Italy, was invited to participate of the Documenta Kassel.
Sculptures, drawings, videos and installations will be shown on the whole island: in the botanic park, particularly renowned for its rare and exotic plants and birds, in the Orangerie and inside the 17th century building.
The close relationship and the intimate dialogue with the nature and also the history of the island is the thread, which has directed the artists in the realization of their works.
The three exhibitions are curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and organized by the staff of ART for The World Europa, based in Milan since October 2005, in collaboration with Change Performing Arts, Milan.

This second edition of Contemporary Art on the Lake Maggiore, marks also the 10th anniversary of the foundation of ART for The World, Geneva, NGO, which works worldwide, since 1996, in contemporary art.