HIC TERMINUS HAERET - The Garden of Daniel Spoerri
In the early 90s, the Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri has begun to install a sculpture park in southern Tuscany, about 60 km south of Siena, which in 1997 was open to the public. In ten years of operation were installed 90 works by 40 different artists, which can be freely discover along the paths that cross ca.16 hectares of forests, meadows and land otherwise inclined. For a comprehensive tour takes about 2 - 3 hours, helped by a map that allows you to move and receive news on essential works that meet and on the path alongside that botanical art. Also in 1997 "The Garden of Daniel Spoerri" has been officially inaugurated as Foundation recognized by the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Ten years after its inception, the Foundation "The Garden of Daniel Spoerri has decided to extend working hours and to reactivate the small refreshment point with a new openness. Visitors to the Garden will find the opportunity to have lunch (cooking simple dishes with Tuscan).
At a small point of sale offers maps of the area, brochures, postcards and a small guide. There are also local products (wine, olive oil, jams) 4 small village houses apartments (from € 85 to € 110 per night); nights also are possible corner - Restaurant Silene to 2 km away, whose owner, Roberto Rossi, since 2007 the new manager of the Garden.
ARTISTS OF THE GARDEN OF DANIEL SPOERRI
If Daniel Spoerri has always been the director of this place where he installed their works together with those of friends and companions of artistic movements, which have variously contributed to this integrated work to the territory, the Garden in addition to being a great work of organic and Spoerri precisely collects a large repertoire of famous artists mainly from the relevant Swiss-German, as well as some Italian. There are with Spoerri and Eva Aeppli, who has donated to the Garden complete collection of his bronzes, 39 artists:
Arman, A-yo, Till Augustin, Roberto Barni, Erik Dietman, Herbert Distel, Katharina Duwen, Olivier Estoppey, Karl Gerstner, Luciano Ghersi, JW Goethe, Alfonso Hüppi, Dani Karavan, Jürgen Knubben, Zoltan Kruse, Jule Kühn, Bernhard Luginbühl, Ursi Luginbühl, Luigi Mainolfi, Birgit Neumann, Meret Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Josef Pleier, Graziano Pompili, Dieter Roth, Susanne Runge, Kimitake Sato , Uwe Schloen, Nora Schöpfer, Pavel Schmidt, Martin Schwarz, Esther Seidel, Rafael Soto, Daniel Spoerri, Patrick Steiner, Paul Talman, André Thomkins, Jean Tinguely, Roland Topor, Not Vital, Paul Wiedmer
At Garden is a labyrinth, which consists of a walled path along 500 metres, "Chambre Nr. 13, in a room measuring 1:1 cast in bronze, which weighs more than 5 tons, a golden olive tree, a fence wall to move, which are laid horse skulls nine (9 liocorni), a navel of the world symbolic! From where you can enjoy a view Amazing to 360 ° from the mountains to the sea. Three giant sonatori drums, 160 geese that directed towards the village of Seggiano, a dragon sputafuoco; sofas grass, a Ticinese egg granite, which weighs 22 tonnes and other sculptures, idols, warriors, jugglers, dwarfs and mysterious figures!
The sculptures were installed in a historic landscape, comprising 200 olive trees, chestnuts and Mediterranean (there are 50 varieties of orchids in this environment). The heart of the estate is the small village with its 4 houses grouped by where and she wound up his visit. All entries are presented in the site www.danielspoerri.org Here you will also find all the information for how to get there, where to stay and other attractions to visit in the surroundings. Even contacts for reservations and information are listed on the site.
D `OPENING HOURS
1 April - 31 October
The Garden of Daniel Spoerri: 11:00 - 20:00
Restaurant" not only EAT ARTs ...": 12: 30 - 14:00
day off: Monday (summer open every day)
For dinner reservations: Restaurant Silene +39 0564.950805
< BR> TICKETS: Adults € 10
Students € 8
children under 8 years free entry
tours (Italian, English, German) by appointment
visits are available upon request to outside the opening hours
CONTACT: The Silene The Garden of Daniel Spoerri Susanne Neumann Roberto Rossi "Hic Terminus Haeret" cultural management tel +390564950805 Rd. The Garden Garden by Daniel Spoerri fax +390564950553 58038 Seggiano (GR) tel / fax +39 0564 950026 www.ilsilene.it tel / fax +39 0564 950026 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.danielspoerri. org