The historic furnace overlooking the banks of the Arno river in Capraia and Limite, founded in the nineteenth century by the potters brothers Antonio and Enrico Pasquinucci and used for the production of all types of terracotta pottery until the 1960s, is today an original space for temporary exhibitions and cultural events. The ovens for cooking, the workspaces, the troughs for the dehydration of the clay are still preserved in this building, a real relic of industrial archeology returned to the community, and are the setting for the works by contemporary artists who often populate these rooms, in a continuous and suggestive game of mirrors between past and present. On the first floor of the Furnace, a large and articulated industrial archeology building where the cultural group of the same name is based and carries out its annual exhibition program, there is a rich and interesting collection of works by contemporary artists created from the 90s of the last century onwards. The Pasquinucci Furnace Cultural Group, in fact, has collected here paintings, sculptures, ceramics, etc. by artists who over time have been the protagonists of the many exhibitions organized in these thirty years. Another nucleus of works, these exclusively ceramics, derive from competitions/exhibitions held by the Municipality of Capraia and Limite at the turn of the 90s which saw artists of national importance engaged in producing unique pieces in local ceramics which then remained in the Municipality itself. Overall, among others, there are paintings by Luca Alinari, Vinicio Berti, Enzo Faraoni, Franco Mauro Franchi, Vairo Mongatti, Sergio Nardoni, Sergio Scatizzi, Giampaolo Talani, etc., ceramic works by Bruno Bagnoli, Remo Buti, Pietro Cascella, Aldo Londi, Luigi Michelucci (the only ceramic work by the great architect), Ettore Sottsass, Paolo Staccioli, etc. A visit, in the manner provided, to the Historical Archive can also be an opportunity to be accompanied to the other rooms of the Furnace, still witnesses of the ancient production of cookware and, if in progress, to view one of the many temporary exhibitions held there.
Address: Piazza Dori, 2, Capraia e Limite
Web site: www.fornacepasquinucci.it
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GPX coordinates: 43.7356645,11.0171018