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Help me create a residency and contemporary exhibition space in Puglia, Italy.
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The Project

For the last 5 years I've dreamed about opening a residency/exhibition space in Puglia. I finally found the right space. With the help of your generous donations, the project can be fully realized.

The project will host several artists, curators and writers at a time. The space will have an advisory committee and lend itself to contemporary practices, research, publications and exhibitions. The villa is very close to the sea, farms, hilltop towns, the city of Lecce and more. The funds would help me purchase the building and land, that includes 2 acres of olive trees and a building to house artists and exhibitions.

Purpose

There is a need for more contemporary art spaces in rural Southern Italy, not only to research contemporary practices, but also to rediscover/discover the history surrounding the space. 

Rooms in Project Space
Rooms in Project Space

What Is Needed

I've been working really hard to get this project up and running, and I am seeking support at this initial stage. There are designs to extend the building, and the villa needs an updated bathroom and kitchen. With your generous donations, I can guarantee the purchase of the property and the success of the project.

A publication is in the works, as well as plans for the first exhibition in mid-2019 with a visiting curator and a group of international artists. The project is forming a group of institutional advisors and the support of a strong community.

Olive trees and fruit/nut trees in front of project space
Olive trees and fruit/nut trees in front of project space
Project space entrance
Project space entrance

Why Puglia?

I came to Puglia about 5 years ago on the advice of a gallery I worked with in Turin. It was fortuitous - I had been studying women as witches in New England, and I began to read about Tarantism in Southern Italy; mourning rituals, and female labor. I have tremendous respect for the area and its people. A space like this in Puglia would be the first of its kind. Puglia is located in the stiletto heel of Italy's boot, and the space is only a few miles from the Adriatic sea and natural preserve; 40 minutes from Lecce; close to the towns of Ostuni, Carovigno and Cisternino. 

Rewards

The project is offering Kickstarter exclusive rewards for your generous donations. Artist designed publication, ceramics, paintings and sculpture, as well as fully independent stays at the Villa (come in November and pick your olives). Rewards include artworks made through the project by Trisha Baga, Gina Beavers, Daniel Boccato, Patrice Renee Washington, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet and Jamie Sneider.

Limited Edition Publication - Pledge $50 or more
Limited Edition Publication - Pledge $50 or more
1 of 10 Unique Project Prints by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet - Pledge $125
1 of 10 Unique Project Prints by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet - Pledge $125
Squid Ink Painting by Jamie Sneider – Pledge $500
Squid Ink Painting by Jamie Sneider – Pledge $500
   
Trisha Baga Trippy Espresso Set of 5 Cups, Made for the Project Space - Pledge $500
Trisha Baga Trippy Espresso Set of 5 Cups, Made for the Project Space - Pledge $500
Trisha Baga Hologram Painting for Project Space (will be similar work, but not same as pictured) - Pledge $1,000
Trisha Baga Hologram Painting for Project Space (will be similar work, but not same as pictured) - Pledge $1,000
One Week Independent Stays at the Villa - Pledge $1000 or more
One Week Independent Stays at the Villa - Pledge $1000 or more
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Residency Painting for the Project Space - Pledge $1200
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Residency Painting for the Project Space - Pledge $1200
Larger Squid Ink Painting by Jamie Sneider - Pledge $1500
Larger Squid Ink Painting by Jamie Sneider - Pledge $1500
   
Marble Sculpture (Foolery, 2018, Carrara marble washboard) - Pledge $5000
Marble Sculpture (Foolery, 2018, Carrara marble washboard) - Pledge $5000
Edition of 5 Project Prints by Martin Roth - Pledge $125
Edition of 5 Project Prints by Martin Roth - Pledge $125

Bio

Jamie Sneider currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Exhibitions include SculptureCenter (Queens, New York); Gianni Manhattan (Vienna, Austria); NEOCHROME (Turin, Italy); Feuer/Mesler (New York, NY); Thierry Goldberg (New York, NY); Alpineum Produzentengalerie (Lucerne, Switzerland); The Living Art Museum (Reykjavík, Iceland), and Zach Feuer (New York, NY).

Residencies include Treignac Projet (Treignac, France) and Parsons Paris (Paris, France). Sneider has a BFA from New York University, and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts.

Questions/Comments

Please feel free to email the project: progettopugliaspace@gmail.com, or jamiesneider@gmail.com.

Risks and challenges

The project space will be a dedication along with my own practice, but I have a strong community of artists, writers and curators who are committed to the project. I see the space as part of my work, and a project that will contribute to contemporary art and collaborative practices in Southern Italy. I have a strong commitment to the space and the participating artists.

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    Project Postcard by Daniel Boccato

    Project space postcard with drawing by artist Daniel Boccato.

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    Gina Beavers Limited Edition Tote Bag

    Limited edition tote bag designed by artist Gina Beavers for the project space.

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    Limited Edition Artist Publication

    Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; and website acknowledgement.

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    Publication/Tote/Postcard/Acknowledgment

    Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; Gina Beavers tote bag; Daniel Boccato postcard; and website acknowledgement.

    (Postcard will be shipped by Dec 2018; Tote by Feb 2019; Limited Edition Publication will ship mid 2019.)

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    Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Photo Print

    Artist Jean-Baptiste Bernadet photo print of Puglia and the project residency. Size 8 x 10 inches. Each photo in the edition of 10 is a unique image.

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    Martin Roth Photo Print

    Artist Martin Roth photo print for the project residency. Size 14 x 10 inches. Edition of 5.

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    Handmade Ceramic/Publication/Tote

    A collaborative ceramic work with a resident artist and a ceramist in the well-known Apuglian ceramic town of Grottaglie; Gina Beavers tote; Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; and website acknowledgment.

    (Gina Beavers Tote will ship Feb 2019; Limited Edition Publication and Ceramic by mid 2019.)

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    Painting/Publication/Tote/Postcard

    Squid ink painting by Jamie Sneider (2018, 24 x 18 inches); Gina Beavers tote; Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; Daniel Boccato postcard; and website acknowledgement.

    (Painting and Postcard will ship by December 2018; Tote by Feb 2019 and Limited Edition Publication ships mid 2019.)

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    Trisha Baga Trippy Ceramic Espresso Set

    Artist Trisha Baga Trippy Ceramic Espresso Set of 5 Cups created for the project space. Only 5 sets available!

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    Patrice Renee Washington Ceramic

    Artist Patrice Renee Washington unique ceramic sculpture made as part of the residency for the project space. Only one available!

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    One-Week Stay/Publication/Ceramic/Tote

    One week fully independent stay at the villa; a collaborative ceramic work with a resident artist and ceramist in the well-known Apuglian ceramic town of Grottaglie; limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; Gina Beavers tote bag; and website acknowledgement.

    (Tote will ship by Feb 2019; Publication and Ceramic by mid 2019; Villa stay estimated by end of 2019.)

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    Trisha Baga Unique Hologram Painting

    Artist Trisha Baga Hologram painting made for the project. Similar to the one pictured. Only one available!

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    Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Painting

    Jean-Baptiste Bernadet resident artist painting for the project. Oil on palette paper, perspex frame, approx. 41.5 x 31.5 cm. Will be similar to the one in photo. Only 1 available!

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    One-Week/Painting/Ceramic/Publication

    One week fully independent stay at villa; Squid ink painting (2018, 24 x 18 inches); Ceramic work with a resident artist and ceramist in the well-known Apuglian ceramic town of Grottaglie; Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; Gina Beavers tote; and website acknowledgement.

    (Painting will ship by end of 2018; Gina Beavers Tote by mid Feb; Limited edition publication by mid 2019; Villa stay estimated by end of 2019.)

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    • Painting by Jamie Sneider
    • Limited Edition Publication
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    One-Week/Large Painting/Ceramic/Tote

    One week fully independent stay at the Villa; Large squid ink painting (2018, 40 x 30 inches); Ceramic work with a resident artist and ceramist in the well-known Apuglian ceramic town of Grottaglie; Gina Beavers tote; Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; and website acknowledgment.

    (Painting will ship by end of 2018; Gina Beavers tote by Feb 2019; artist designed ceramic and limited edition publication by mid 2019; Villa stay estimated by end of 2019.)

    Includes:
    • One-Week Stay in Villa
    • Handmade Ceramic Work Made in Grottaglie
    • Painting by Jamie Sneider
    • Limited Edition Publication
    • Project Website Acknowledgement
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    Marble Sculpture/Week/Advisory Council

    Unique edition Carrara grey marble sculpture by Jamie Sneider (similar to photographed work, 20 x 12 inches); One week fully independent stay at villa; Member of the advisory council; Artist designed ceramic work; Gina Beavers Tote Bag; Limited edition numbered publication with artist pages, exhibition documentation and the making of the project space; Daniel Boccato postcard; and website acknowledgment.

    (Postcard will ship by Dec 2018; Villa stay estimated by end of 2019; Marble work shipped by March 2019; Limited Edition Publication and Ceramic by mid 2019; Tote by Feb 2019.)

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    • Carrara Marble Sculpture by Jamie Sneider
    • Limited Edition Publication
    • Handmade Ceramic Work Made in Grottaglie
    • Project Website Acknowledgement
    • One-Week Stay in Villa
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