by Yona Friedman with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle
Opening September 20th 2014 – permanent installation
Rosazzo (Udine), Italy
Vigne Museum, realised by Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle with D/A/C for the Italian winery Livio Felluga is a museum with no doors, an open space, a structure created from metal circles welded together. The opening was held the 20 September, at the occasion of Livio Felluga’s centenary.
In Vigne Museum, the Livio Felluga winery brings together soil, landscape, vineyard and wine in a three-stage elaboration of memory: past (when Livio Felluga bought the land and tended it for many years); present (celebrating Livio Felluga’s one hundredth birthday); and future (the synthesis of the entire process in Vigne Museum for future memory). Vigne Museum is an invitation to reflect and a project in progress whose path will be traced by the actions and interventions undertaken over coming years.
Decavèle adds that Vigne Museum stands for the architecture of transparency. You can look straight through it. Vigne Museum offers an open view embracing landscape and sky from multiple points of view. The focus on landscape in the work is intense. The vegetation that frames the structure combines with the vines to define the territory and render it unique, along with the people who work its soil. These are the life-giving elements that underpin Vigne Museum. The installation is located on a hill chosen by Friedman, Decavèle and the Livio Felluga family, from where it will command a 360-degree view that stretches as far as Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic Sea.
To inaugurate Vigne Museum by Friedman / Decavèle with D/A/C, was held a public convention entitled “Art and Enterprise Safeguarding the Rural Landscape”, curated by Pieroni/Stiefelmeier. The aim of their D/A/C project is to activate and consolidate partnerships shared by producers and artists on behalf of enterprise, making artists “idea sponsors” for business.