Forme nel verde San Quirico d’Orcia

Forme nel verde 2022, San Quirico d'Orcia

Horti Pacis, the Gardens of Peace, a meeting of personalities from the world of sculpture, until November 2, 2022

16 September 2022 / News

Horti Pacis, the Gardens of Peace, the fifty-first edition of Forme nel Verde, sees a meeting of personalities from the world of sculpture, from different countries (Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and other nationalities ). An example of unity of purpose that art represents.

The works in the Horti Leonini, with different languages, techniques and ways, testify to the search for an exterior and interior peace that only freedom and the right of expression can spread.

The works for peace, imposing and on a human scale, placed between the box hedges of the parterre and on the large lawn above, enrich the sixteenth-century Horti Leonini.

The route reaches Piazza Chigi, with the imposing mirror steel sculpture by Helidon Xhixha, to then enter the first floor of Palazzo Chigi Zondadari with other works.

Designing and organizing an exhibition in the period of a war, almost on the doorstep, is an arduous action, also due to the decisions and different feelings that animate the hearts and sensibilities of the artists. In any case, it is also a duty, a contribution to the search for a world balance: art, creation, practice and the pleasure of invention are essential components of the individual.

Freedom is also identified with the well-being and pleasure of appreciating the harmony of a society. Peace to be free and freedom to be at peace. The creation of a work, thanks to the autonomy with which an artist chooses the language, the technique, the material, already interprets and declines the message of 'Horti Pacis, the Gardens of Peace' in different forms. The artists who, with their sculptures, have accepted to participate raise a hymn to joy and peace.

In the comforting silence of the Horti Leonini, the candid shapes of the marbles, the patinas of the bronzes and woods, the rust of the irons, the shine of the steel, reach out to a universal embrace: a collective and silent act of love against the clamor and the barbarism of every war.

Forme nel Verde, San Quirico d'Orcia

Horti Leonini

Piazza della Libertà
53027 San Quirico d’Orcia (SI) - [Italy]