Francesco Acone, Untitled, 2009. Installation view of “Natural Mente” at FARNESPAZIO, Bologna, 2009. Courtesy FARNESPAZIO
FARNESPAZIO is a nonprofit cultural association for the promotion of contemporary art. Its main goal is to provide spaces to young artists so that they can develop their own research in the field.
The association was founded in 2008 by opening a space in Roccagloriosa (Salerno), in southern Italy, which was committed to artists in residence. At this space, artists mainly work with a focus on the relationship between art and nature. Since 2009, the association has made an apartment in Milan available to talented young artists. Here, artists work on the relationship between art and design, in an intimate hearth, where they deal with domestic activities.
In 2010, FARNESPAZIO added the EX-BRUN space in Bologna, the porch of an old building, which in the past decades was used for private collections and as an exhibition room. This space is mainly committed to performances.