Events Archivie

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expressions of talent and creativity: art and craftsmanship 16.02.2019 - 08.06.2019

Elective affinities between client and artist: The park of Villa Celle, an irrevocable realization.

Fabio Gori intervenes

Concert dedicated to Daniele Lombardi 13.10.2018

Itinerant concert dedicated to Daniele Lombardi.

This itinerant concert presented a program of pieces selected for their connection to Daniele Lombardi. Some of his most cherished composers are represented as well as compositions that are tied to his affectionate friendship with Giuliano Gori. For this commemoration flutists Roberto Fabbriciani and Guido Pratesi, flanked by violinist Cristiano Rossi, paid special tribute to the Florentine artist/composer and to his permanent work for the Celle chapel: Porta Sonora:, Paradiso.

The first two music stations - at Teatro di Beverly Pepper, where Roberto Fabbriciani played for the inauguration of the environmental work in June 1992 - and at Bowling, the program includes performances of acoustic music; in the final station, in front of the Porta Sonora:, Paradiso the piece will be performed by a violin thanks to the extraordinary participation of Cristiano Rossi. To conclude an absolute premiere composed by Roberto Fabbriciani and dedicated to Daniele, music for flutes and live electronics.


At the Beverly Pepper Theater

D. Lombardi, The saggy air (from: L'ora alata) for flute, (1992) first performance: Celle 27 June 1992, scenes and costumes by Beverly Pepper, flutist Roberto Fabbriciani.

G. Petrassi, Angelic dialogue for two flutes (1948).

D.Lombardi, Rondellus, for flute (1995) written work for Roberto Fabbriciani.

At Bowling, with Virtual Music 22 by Daniele Lombardi

B.Maderna, Dialogue for two flutes (1969).

D.Lombardi, The breath for flute and piccolo (1984) first performance: Castello di Montecchio Vesponi, Tug Mazes, September 4, 1994 flutist Roberto Fabbriciani.

L. Berio, Sequenza I (1958)

In front of La Porta Sonora:, Paradiso, by Daniele Lombardi

D. Lombardi, "the sound door:, Paradiso", for violin. first absolute performance: Celle, Saturday 15 October 2016.

R. Fabbriciani, Fantasy Falls (for Daniele), 2018. Celle, 13 October 2018: First absolute performance, for two flutes and magnetic tape.

Season's Greetings from the Gori Collection! 23.12.2017 - 10.02.2018
2018 REOPENING 01.10.2017 - 10.02.2018

WINTER CLOSURE & 2018 REOPENING: as in the past the Collection closed on September 30th and will reopen in the spring. Starting in February 2018 we will be accepting requests to visit in the upcoming season but we do advise, before writing your email, that you consult the complete information on these pages Visit and How to Request a Visit. See you next year!

Anselm Kiefer: Libri tra i libri 08.09.2017 - 25.11.2017

Visit the exhibition of selected books-artworks by Anselm Kiefer, a show conceived by the Gori Collection and organized by the Fondazione Jorio Vivarelli in co-production with the City of Pistoia, sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia and in collaboration with the Galleria Lia Rumma Milan/Naples. The show is open during library hours until November 25, 2017.



Daniel Pennac: Il caso Malaussène – mi hanno mentito 24.06.2017

Il Caso Malaussène
Mi hanno mentito

by and with Daniel Pennac
and with Massimiliano Barbini and Pako Ioffredo
staging by Clara Bauer



Inauguration of new works 15.10.2016

New permanent works are inaugurated: Residenza by Stefano Arienti, Echo by Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Porta musicale by Daniele Lombardi

togther with two temporary shows:

Musica virtuale 22 by Daniele Lombardi

Foresta orizzontale by Fabrizio Plessi


Caro Amico ti scrivo 19.03.2016

Franco Checci and Paolo Nesi read from the book Umberto Buscioni, Adolfo Natalini. Altre lettere e racconti da un epistolario 2002-2013 published by Gli Ori. 

Inauguration of the fabroni Family Geneological Tree 03.12.2015
Lindsay Kemp: Dancing Drawing for Celle 12.09.2015

Inside the Limonaia space at the Fattoria di Celle the English artist carried out two large-scale drawings in front of the audience and accompanied by Stefano Agostini on the flute. Afterwards videos about Kemp's career and a conversation with Roberto Ferdani completed the celebration of the publication of the artist's book "Lindsay Kemp Wednesday Drawings". In collaboration with the galleria Peccolo, Livorno.


Brandimarte's first novel "Amalassunta" (Giunti pub., Florence 2015), recipient of the 2014 Calvino Prize, is presented by the author and Paolo Gori. Afterwards a film is screened, "Giuliano Gori: Remembering Osvaldo Licini" (2015, in Italian) by Biancalucia Maglione and Mattia Patti, Università degli studi di Pisa.

09.05.2015 - 26.07.2015


Organized by the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alberto Burri's birth, the show (curated by Bruno corà) focuses on the friendship between the artist from Città di Castello and Giuliano Gori. The Collection loaned 8 artworks by Burri and contributed to the exhibition catalogue published by Gli Ori, Pistoia.

Dizionario Generale del Restauro 16.05.2014

Salavideo, 6 p.m.

the Gori Collection hosts the presentation of the "Dizionario Generale del Restauro" (Mandragora Pub., Florence, 2013) edited by Francesco Gurrieri.

Speakers: Franco Lucchesi, Bruno Santi, Alessandra Marino, Marco Ciatti, Gennaro Tampone, Francesaco Gurrieri, Giuliano Gori

L'Occupazione Cinese (The Chinese Occupation) 27.09.2013

Salavideo, two screenings at 5pm and 7 pm

The Gori Collection hosts the screening of the documentary film by Massimo Luconi: "L'Occupazione Cinese (The Chinese Occupation). Made in Prato". (2013, produzione RAI Cinema/D4)

Pratofutura's 30th Anniversary 10.07.2013

salavideo, 5pm

The Fattoria di Celle hosts an event in the series to celebrate Pratofutura's 30th anniversary: 

Prof. Severino Salvemini presents the book, ""Disordine armonico. Lezioni di Leadership dal Jazz". A jazz concert will follow. 

The Mechanical Tree 16.06.2012

Alessandro Mendini. The Mechanical Tree The inauguration, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Gori Collection to the public, of Alessandro Mendini’s new permanent work, installed in the “Seventy Year’s Wood” near Casapeppe. Inside the same building Mendini also inaugurated a temporary exhibition of his design titled Parliamone insieme


Robert Morris. Venus The inauguration, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Gori Collection to the public, of Robert Morris’s new permanent work, installed near the Villa.

For Those who Fly 16.06.2012

Luigi Mainolfi. For Those who Fly The inauguration, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Gori Collection to the public, of Luigi Mainolfi’s new permanent work, installed on the roof and façade of the Farm Building.

The Hand, The Creatures, The Singing Garden 16.06.2012

Loris Cecchini, The Hand, The Creatures, The Singing Garden The inauguration, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Gori Collection to the public, of Loris Cecchini’s the new permanent work, installed along a path in the park.

Arcadia in Celle 31.03.2012 - 10.06.2012

Inauguration of the exhibition Arcadia in Celle. L'Art pour la nature, la nature pour l'art, Fondation Marguerite e Aimé Maeght Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Marco Tirelli: Intorno al Silenzio 11.09.2009

Casapappe; Inauguration of the temporary exhibition by Marco Tirelli entitled Intorno al Silenzio. On view until December 31, 2009.

Cette obscure clarté qui tombe des étoiles. 2009

Anselm Kiefer. Cette obscure clarté qui tombe des étoiles. Inauguration of the new permanent art work.

Adriana Polveroni: This is Contemporary! 12.04.2008

Audiovisual room; Presentation of the book This is Contemporary! Come cambiano i musei d'arte contemporanea by Adriana Polveroni, ed. Franco Angeli. Speakers include Mario Cristiani, Giuliano Gori, Massimo Melotti, Arabella Natalini, Gianni Pettena, Pier Luigi Tazzi as well as the author.

Piero Fogliati: Utopie Possibili? 23.06.2007

Cascina Terrarossa; Inauguration of the temporary exhibition by Piero Fogliati entitled Utopie Possibili? On view until September 30, 2007.

Sissi: Voliare 23.06.2007

Casapeppe; Inaguration of the temporary exhibition by Sissi entitled Voliare.


Casapeppe; Temporary exhibition curated by Giacomo Rambaldi and Lina Lopez entitled MAIMAO. A group show of Chinese contemporary artists who have used the figure of Mao Tse-Dong in their work. Later, the exhibition moved to the Orangerie des Jardins de Luxembourg in Paris to celebrate the cooperation between China and France. MAIMAO was later shown at the Fiera di Parma.

Michele Mulas: Il Dialogo Infinito 2005

Podere della Vigna; temporary exhibition by Michele Mulas titled Il Dialogo Infinito, in collaboration with Jorge Eielson. On view until September 30, 2005.

Sol LeWitt: Pencil Lines in Four Directions and All of Their Combinations on Black Squares 10.07.2004

Casapeppe; July 10, a site specific exhibition by Sol LeWitt, Pencil Lines in Four Directions and All of Their Combinations on Black Squares. At the same time, the artist constructed the permanent site specific artwork 1-2-3-2-1 for the yard of Casapeppe

Mario Vannetti: 90x90 2004

Podere della Vigna; Inauguration of the temporary exhibition by Mario Vannetti entitled 90x90

Omaggio a Luciano Berio 2004

Spazio Teatro Celle; concert by Contempoartensemble, Folk Songs, Omaggio a Luciano Berio, in the presence of Mrs. Talia Pecker Berio.

Christiane Löhr: Tendersi dentro 2004

Catalogue Gli Ori Pub., Prato with essays by Giuliano Gori, Christiane Löhr, Cristoph Schreier.

Daniel Buren: La Cabanne éclatée aux 4 salles 2004

Presentation (via drawings and models) of Daniel Buren's permanant projec"t, La Cabane éclatée aux 4 Salles.

Keith Haring Exhibition 2003

Olive grove near Casapeppe; Temporary exhibition by Keith Haring via a series of sculptures on loan from the Haring Foundation of New York.

Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden a Celle 01.06.2002

On the lawn that slopes upward behind the villa, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama arranged a temporary installation of her Narcissus Garden, one thousand spheres of shiny stainless steel. 

Dani Karavan/Daniele Lombardi 30.09.2000

Audiovisual room; Presentation of the book Te: la cerimonia del Tè dall'opera di Dani Karavan.
Speaker Claudio Rosati with readings by Franco Di Francescantonio.

Afterwards, a concert is held by Daniele Lombardi of his Mitologie 2 composition for piano.

Magdalena Abakanowicz: Working Process 24.06.2000

Casapeppe; temporary exhibition by Magdalena Abakanowicz titled Working Process.

Eliseo Mattiacci: Microcosmo 24.06.2000

Cascina Terrarossa; Inauguration of the temporary exhibition by Eliseo Mattiacci, entitled Microcosmo

1930 Forest 2000

In front of Casapeppe, for his 70th birthday, Giuliano Gori plants a "forest" dedicated to his friends born in 1930, asking each one to choose their ideal tree: Magdalena Abakanowicz, James Beck, Loriano Bertini, Enrico Castellani, Richard Demarco, Piero Fogliati, Bukichi Inoue, Dani Karavan, Gio Pomodoro, Pierre Restany, Niki de St. Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, Costas Tsoclis.

Nam June Paik: Playground Child 2000

Inaugurated as a part of the collection of works by Nam June Paik. Entitled Playground Child, 1989.

Dani Karavan: The Tea Ceremony 12.06.1999

Spazio Teatro Celle; June 12, 1999. Inauguration of the new permanent artwork, The Tea Ceremony by Dani Karavan. In honor of the inauguration, an authentic tea ceremony was performed to present the rigorous Japanese tradition in the context of Celle's historical Casian del Tè. 

Percussion Performance 12.06.1999

Spazio Teatro Celle; The event was part of the program organized by SMAC (Metropolitan System for Contemporary Art) and is one of four exhibitions in Tuscany devoted to Karavan's work.

Jorge Eielson: Ultima Cena 1998

Former woodshed, Cascina Terrarossa; Inauguration of the temporary installation Ultima Cena by Jorge Eielson. The former storage area was completely darkened and only a low, bluish light allows visitors to glimpse the table, laid for thirteen places with the remains of a meal scattered across the surface, at the end of the room. Everything appears blue and distant, including the ladder and other objects which complete the work. 

Arte in Erba 1998


Stefania Gori founds the Arte in Erba Association as an educational workshop to teach young children about contemporary art.


N. Tanda and H. Tsuchiya: Concert 1997

Audiovisual room; concert by Naoko Tanda on flute and Haruna Tsuchiya on piano.

Jaume Plensa: Rumore 1997

Cascina Terrarossa; Jaume Plensa inaugurates his temporary exhibition Rumore, where he uses gongs and cymbals inscribed with words for the first time.

Claudio Parmiggiani: Polvere 1997

Casapeppe; Inauguration of the temporary exhibition by Claudio Parmiggiani entitled Polvere.

A. Bussani and A. Hequet: Percussion Performance 1997

Spazio teatro Celle; Percussion performance by Antonella Bussani and Anthony Hequet.

Stefano Arienti 28.06.1996

Cascina Terrarossa; Temporary exhibition of works by Stefano Arienti, presentation by Stefania Gori. 

Hossein Golba 28.06.1996

Cascina Terrarossa; Temporary exhibition of works by Hossein Golba, presentation by Stefania Gori. 

Ben Jakober, Yannik Vu: Tribute to Masaccio 1995

Cascina Terrarossa; Inauguration of the temporary Tribute to Masaccio by Ben Jakober and Yannik Vu. The artists had been present in the Collection since 1983 with Jakober's Tree of Peace.
In another project with the artists, the Gori Collection advised the Unione Industriale Pratese to acquire and donate the artists' Mazzocchio sculpture to the city of Prato for its 50th anniversary. Permanently installed near Porta Frascati in 1994, the Mazzocchio later lent its form to a miniature scale reproduction, in gold, to serve as the award for the "Umanesimo e Management Prize" (founded by Prato's Unione Industriale, Pratofutura and the Camera di Commercio).

Virgilio Sieni Dance Co: Vorrei strappare all’eco l’ultima parola 05.08.1995

Park; The Virgilio Sieni Dance Company performs Vorrei strappare all'eco l'ultima parola. Studi su le Coefore di Eschilo. Choreography and direction by Virgilio Sieni with the music of Giorgio Battistelli, John Zorn, Diamanda Galas. The event is supported by the Presidenza del Consiglio, Dipartimento dello Spettacolo Toscanadanza, Centro Coreografico Regionale and the Fattoria di Celle. Event booklet with texts by Giuliano Gori and Virgilio Sieni is published.

A-Ronne 25.06.1995

Fattoria meeting room; The world-premiere of A-Ronne, music by Luciano Berio, words by Edoardo Sanguineti, marionettes by Amy Luckenbach (in the presence of Talia and Luciano Berio, Edoardo Sanguineti, Renate and Umberto Eco). The event is carried out in collaboration with the Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese and the Brigata del Leoncino di Pistoia.

Robert Morris: Tempora Caeca 10.06.1995 - 20.09.1995

Casapeppe; Inauguration of a temporary exhibition by Robert Morris entitled Tempora Caeca.

Virgilio Sieni Dance Co.: Elogio all'ombra 03.09.1994

Park; Virgilio Sieni Dance Company presents Elogio dell'ombra, choreography by Virgilio Sieni, music by the Balanescu Quartet. The event is part of the Itinerari musicali program organized by the Province of Pistoia, the Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese, and the Regione Toscana.

Menashe Kadishman: Luce del Mattino 08.07.1994

Casapeppe and Campo degli Olivi; Temporary exhibition by Menashe Kadishman entitled Luce del Mattino. Presentation by Stefania Gori and Miranda B. MacPhail.

No no no no! O Sì. 17.07.1993

Spazio Teatro Celle; No no no no! O Sì. Chagall e la sua "Introduzione al Teatro Yiddish." Performance written by Rita Lintz using local actors and musicians. Lintz responds conceptually to critic Avram Kampf and poet Hayyim Bialik.

Berto Lardera: Dramatic Occasion X 1993

Paolo and Paola Franci donate Berto Lardera's important work Dramatic Occasion X (1964-65) to the Collection.

Robert Morris: Labyrinth Portfolios 1993

Robert Morris presents two portfolios of prints devoted to the theme of Labyrinth. One of these contains five black and white engravings printed in twenty-five copies (A-Z/Z), while the other contains three lithographs and two engravings, both in color and printed in an edition of one hundred-twenty-five copies (1-100/100 e I-XXV/XXV).

Performance of Classical Ballet 28.06.1992

Spazio Teatro Celle; Classical dance recital. Choreography by Maria Rosa Villoresi, Studio Internazionale di Danza di Firenze, and Egon Madsen, Stuttgarter Ballet. The benefit performance contributes to the restoration of the Antica Farmacia del Conservatorio San Niccolò di Prato, and is organized by the "Comitato Consorti" of the Prato Rotary Club and by the Fattoria di Celle.

Daniele Lombardi: L'ora alata 27.06.1992

Spazio Teatro Celle; A commissioned performance is held to mark the tenth anniversary of the site specific art collection, the inauguration of Beverly Pepper's "amphisculpture" titled Spazio Teatro Celle: Filiate Walls, Precursor Columns (Homage to Pietro Porcinai). The recital L'ora alata. Wandererphantasie was written expressly by Maestro Daniele Lombardi from fragments of Ovid's Metamorphoses and excerpts from Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Sung by: Gabriella Bartolomei, choreographies chosen by Antonella Agata, set and costumes by Beverly Pepper.

Sandro Chia: Improvisations on Leonardo 1991

Fattoria meeting room; Temporary exhibition of drawings and prints titled Improvisations on Leonardo. Sandro Chia. The event, promoted by the Hammer Foundation of Los Angeles, is presented by Carlo Pedretti.

Inauguration of the Audiovisual Conference Room 1991

Inauguration of the audiovisual and conference room designed by architect Gianni Vannetti, and located inside the fattoria.


Andrei Roiter: Room of Cristoforo Colombo 1991

Fattoria, second floor; Russian artist Andrei Roiter carries out his Room of Cristopher Colombus, a temporary site specific work. 


Fluxus concert 1991


Park; Fluxus concert by Geoffrey Hendricks, F.Coen, Alain Giurie. 


Dimitrij Prigov: Performance 27.05.1989

Park; Dimitrij Prigov reads his poetry.

Vocal Performance: Enrico il Verde 27.05.1989

Park; performance Enrico il Verde written by Aldo Spoldi,with Laura Vestri, soprano

Mosca: Terza Roma 1989

The Collection acquires the whole Mosca: Terza Roma exhibition, which it had organized together with Sala Uno in Rome (the show's first venue). After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this historically important exhibition brings seven dissident artists to the West for the first time. Some of the participants, charged with working against the old regime's strict creative cannons, had undergone severe punishment in the USSR. The artists are: Andrei Filippov, Georgij Litichevskij, Boris Orlov, Dimitrij Prigov, Andreij Roiter, Vadim Zacharov, Konstantin Zvezdociotov. Entirely financed by the Gori Collection, the event receives official support from the City of Rome and the Italy-USSR Association.

Christo: Islands 1988

During their stay at Celle, Christo and Jeanne-Claude present their documentary Islands at the Cinema Roma in Pistoia.

Luciano Ori: Quadri di una Esposizione 1988 - 1991

Fattoria meeting room; Temporary exhibition by Luciano Ori titled Quadri di una Esposizione, catalogue published by Gori Collection with texts by Gillo Dorfles and Luciano Ori. The show is extended to 1991.

Alan Sonfist: Cerchi del Tempo Portfolios 1987

Alan Sonfist carries out two portfolios of prints titled Cerchi del tempo. One of these contains three original wax engravings printed in one hundred-twenty copies (1-100/100 and I-XX/XX) while the other contains eight wax engravings also printed in one hundred-twenty copies (1-100/100 e I-XX/XX).

Alberto Burri: Grande Ferro 1986

Located in front of the Collection's entrance gate, Alberto Burri's Grande Ferro Celle is installed.

Magdalena Abakanowicz: Katarsis Portfolios 1986

Florence, Stamperia La Bezuga; Magdalena Abakanowicz carries out two portfolios of prints titled Katarsis. One of these contains three original wax engravings printed in one hundred-twenty copies (1-100/100 and I-XX/XX) while the other contains seven wax engravings printed in one hundred copies (1-100/100).

Roberto Barni: Giorni Felici 1985

Fattoria meeting room; Roberto Barni paints Giorni Felici.

Emilio Vedova: Not Where 1985

Fattoria, West Tower; Emilio Vedova begins the creation of his first "disks," painted on both sides for an installation entitled Non dove.

Inauguration of the Site Specific Art Collection 12.06.1982

June 12, inauguration of the first fifteen site specific artworks, subsequently the collection opens to the public. Artworks in the park:  Alice Aycock, Dani Karavan, Fausto Melotti, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Ulrich Ruckriem, Richard Serra, Mauro Staccioli, George Trakas. Artworks on the top floor of the villa: Luciano Fabro, Mimmo Paladino, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gianni Ruffi, Gilberto Zorio.

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