The Ferrari Foundation Contemporary Arts Center will become the official museum of the renowned sculptor Virginio Ferrari. Inspired from Virginio’s belief “that it is time to consider how fast things disappear and to become more aware of making art to live with”, the nonprofit art organization will function to educate the public of his extensive work in the field of contemporary sculpture and public art, while also seeking to be an active organization in the production or new public art projects, exhibition art programming, and community based initiatives that connect his adoptive home and motherland.
Nature is an important factor in the work of Virginio and becomes the central link between the various programs of the foundation. A center courtyard links the galleries, archives, workshops, offices and community space while itself act as a flexible space for display and gathering. The courtyard also allows light to filter and animate the adjacent spaces. In addition, the courtyard is symbolic of the foundation’s desire to bridge between the studio in Chicago and his studio in Guardistallo, Italy for artistic and cultural exchanges between both countries and cultures allowing for artists to learn from each other and inspire new approaches to art.
This project is currently in the initial planning phase. To learn more about the foundation or to contribute to the foundation, please refer to the Virginio Ferrari Foundation site at https://www.ferrarifoundation.org/
Designed in collaboration with Civic Projects