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"The place of work, the kilns of clay"


Carlo Vigni's exhibition at the Landscape Museum in Castelnuovo Berardenga, showcasing Carlo Vigni's shots of industrial archaeology

Industrial archaeology in the photographs of Carlo Vigni: "The place of work, the kilns of clay" is the new exhibition at the Landscape Museum in Castelnuovo Berardenga.

More than 30 unpublished shots by the Sienese artist, who for years has been investigating the landscape as a working environment in which industrial architecture meets nature, sometimes in contrast, sometimes in harmony. A work, as the title of the exhibition emphasizes, that also engages places, ages them, transforms them by altering the landscape itself.

A site-specific exhibition dedicated to an industrial insistence that has strongly connoted the territory and the life of the community: the two sites of the "Laterizi Arbia", disused for years now, located between the territories of Asciano and Buonconvento, and in which from the surrounding clay were precisely obtained building materials exported throughout Italy.

This is the second episode of an itinerary launched in April at the Lombardi Art Gallery in Siena, devoted mainly to a reportage on the Sardinian mining district with some Sienese "forays".

The exhibition path will be enriched by a video, curated by Luca Gentili and made with a drone, which is the starting point for a reflection on industrial archaeology, the concept of landscape, which is often degraded and compromised, and the relationship between environmental imbalances and production needs.


  • September 30, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • opening hours - Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday closed
  • free entrance