La Macina di San Cresci

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Founded 2001
Greve in Chianti, Italy


An open laboratory for artistic projects, a retreat, a place of contemplation and creativity, founded by two lifelong art lovers skilled in design and architecture, Duccio Trassinelli and Demetria Verduci. We believe art and offer artists an opportunity to work in a social environment that is quite different from the urban milieu that is the usual context of production and distribution of the contemporary arts. This new experience provides artists with a major stimulus to experiment with new ideas, approaches and modes of production, encouraging artists to rethink and renegotiate their role in such unfamiliar social contexts. Our mission is to encourage the mobility of artists and to develop a cultural exchange; As we are in the field of art, we have invested in La Macina to make it a place to accommodate and imagine new forms of dialogue within the context of art and culture.

Local Information

We are based in a Tuscan hill town, Greve in Chianti between two great cities of the Renaissance: Florence & Siena. Here the work of nature and the work of man has shaped a unique landscape. Vineyards and olive groves interspersed with farmhouses, turreted castles and fortresses and ancient hamlets: this is the typical Chianti landscape, possibly the best-known of all of Tuscany. The residency is located in the historic complex of the Pieve di San Cresci, X sec. the oldest in the Chianti area; it began to be mentioned in 948. We have restored this architectural complex for long fifteen years and for us it was like a dream to revive such an extraordinary building.

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