For some years now Gagliano del Capo has become a point of reference in Apulia’s and Italy’s contemporary arts scene.
The artistic productions of the association Capo d’Arte from 2010 and Ramdom from 2012 have been involving artists, curators, researchers coming from all over the world with an internationally acknowledged fame. A detailed press release contributed to take Capo di Leuca, already known for its beautiful landscapes, to the spotlight of the national and international press also for its artistic dynamics. After years of continuous, but rhapsodic collaborations, in 2016 Capo d’Arte and Ramdom realized a series of programs of related exhibitions and performances, which encouraged other organizations and curators, who helped in the planning part: the result is a spontaneous festival with 9 contemporary art interventions, which brought more than 4000 visitors to a city which population is 5000 in the months of July and August. But the summer events are only the peak of the iceberg of an everyday work, which produces workshops, training courses, meetings and wide collateral activities. Nourished with prestigious partnerships as with Capo d’Arte and l’Accademia di Francia in Rome or Ramdom’s partnership with NABA of Milano. On the footsteps of the pioneer edition in 2016, Capo D’Arte, Ramdom and NOON are about to strengthen the experience of the collaboration promoting an actual festival of contemporary art, structured by exhibitions, workshops, performances, talks and time to engrossment. A festival, which does not limit itself – although its fundamental- to its major visibility in the summer, but elaborates all the work on the territory during the whole year through the activities of the preparation, the collateral events and projects of artistic residence, which allow to the artists and curators to soak into the local life, and allow for the local operators to confront themselves with national and international realities.