ART IN THE WOODS backstage
Ciao! My name is Kathryn Lanute, an adventurous, art loving girl exploring the world and seeing what it has to offer! I have flown over the ocean for over 24 hours from Chicago, to get to know Italy, especially Bologna in order to discover deeply all the joys and opportunities it can offer me and gain experience in the fashion business. So I found my new “spot in the world” in the countryside of the city, working side by side with Gioia Maini. I am so unimaginably excited to work with her and see hands on what goes into running a business, specifically in the shoe world.
I came just in time to get my hands, help, and sweat on the organization of ART IN THE WOODS, the collective exhibit Gioia is organizing and I am eager to help and observe the twist this expo has with fusing together art, fashion and friendship.
From my American eyes, Italia is known all around the world as a place to see art and various art exhibits of infinite beauty. When one thinks of the idea of an “art exhibit”, old rustic buildings and perfectly framed portraits come to mind. But for this next exhibit, Gioia Maini decided to take a different, more personal approach.
As the common thread is the decontextualization, the photographs taken will be displayed in the woods behind the family home, originally thought at the time by her mother as a place of encounter, exchange and spiritual “rendezvous”.
A “back to basics” not only metaphorical but also purely physical. Like in the past with the Yoga meetings people came upon to share the experience, this collective exhibit will take you away from the showroom and classical exhibition spaces to share with you the Art experience in the deep of the Woods.
The only way to understand what will be happening is to just be there! 😉