Chianti is a landscape of graceful villages and rolling hills sloping from Florence to Siena, as well as the homeland of the notorious red wine of the same name, a place cherished by artists and intellectuals all over the worldfor its peace and its beauty.
These seventy thousand hectares of land were given their name by Cosimo III de' Medici in the year 1716 and have recently celebrated their 300thanniversary; it was on that occasion, in 2016, that The Art of the Treasure Huntwas first held in the form of a very special treasure hunt showcasing contemporary works of art on the backdrop of Chiantishire’s beautiful villages and wineries.
Curated by Kasia Redzisz, senior curator at Tate Liverpool, the hunt returns for the third time this summer making room for 14 artists from 11 countriesin six prestigious wineries located in Castello di Brolio, Colle Bereto, Felsina, Borgo San Felice, Castello di Volpaia and Villa di Geggiano.
The theme of the 2018 edition is Time is the Game of Man. The invited artists have been entrusted with the task of depicting their own idea of time, bringing their personal experience into it regardless of their age, from Magdalena Abakanowicz, born in 1930, to Angélique Stehli, born in 1993.