The Celle Property

The Gori Collection is configured in two distinct periods, the first 1950/70 the second Since 1970, still in progress Giuliano and Pina Gori make their contemporary art collection in Prato, favoring artists who adopted innovation in artistic language, in the period from 1950/70.

The rapid growth of the works obliges Gori to provide the collection with an adequate space that soon became a sort of "cenacle", attended without interruption by artists, critics and art lovers. The second period begins in the spring of 1970, when the historical part of the Collection is transferred to the current headquarters of the Fattoria di Celle - Santomato di Pistoia.

Where a complex project of Environmental Art begins, consisting in the realization of projects in which space ceases its ritual role as a simple container to assume the most important part of an integral part of the work.

This allows the Collection to reactivate strictly the relationship between the artist and the client almost interrupted until the beginning of the twentieth century. . June 12, 1982, the first eighteen works were inaugurated in Celle, including ten in the park created by the following artists:

Alice Aycock, Dani Karavan, Fausto Melotti, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Ulrich Ruckriem, Richard Serra, Mauro Staccioli and George Trakas; and eight realized inside the historical buildings: Nicola De Maria, Luciano Fabro, Mimmo Paladino, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gianni Ruffi, Aldo Spoldi and Gilberto Zorio.

At the same time, Giuliano and his family decree the public opening of the Collection. The Gori Collection identifies itself in Celle in an interdisciplinary laboratory that continues unabated a creative activity where, with constant alternation, artists from different continents take part.

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