Jorinde Voigt reworks her impressions of the Nipozzano estate through a complex system of conceptual graphs and diagrams, where patches of color meet vector lines and mysterious shapes, reminiscent of the Codes of Leonardo da Vinci, the foundations of thoughts and theories of the most extraordinary protagonist of Renaissance culture.
The work of Michael Sailstorfer reflects on the relationship between artist and model by using wine as a means to sketch the outline of a girl in five different poses, reminiscent of statues from the Tuscan Renaissance. It is a contemporary point of view that rereads the presence of tradition in the history of Italian art and is a source of inspiration for a video installation of rare elegance.
The private cellar of Nipozzano has inspired the work of Yuri Ancarani, which is focused on the Frescobaldi tradition of laying down a certain number of bottles of wine at the birth of a new family member. The artist has interpreted this tradition with a gesture, which reflects upon the private aspect of a patronage of the arts that defies time to aspire to eternity. May 1st is the day when Leonia Frescobaldi opens her first bottle of the 100 reserved to her. As a precious wine, May 1st 2014 is a document who will get a new value as time goes by and will be seen in a very special moment for the family. For this reason, the movie has been printed in 35mm, the only material able to guarantee the integrity of the work for 400 years. The movie is presented in its original case and locked. The label is inspired to the ones of the reserved bottles, that are written by hand, as you can see in the last scene of the movie.