Project by the Association Arte Continua
curated by Vicente Todolí and Antonello Colonna

Charity sale with the aim to build water systems:
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Shanghai: September 8th 2012
Fellah Hotel, Marrakech: March 2nd 2012
Ristorante Babette di Barrish, Teramo: November 27th 2008

Residence Du Parc, Torino: November 5th 2008

Il Sole 24 Ore, Milan: April 3rd 2007
Villa Bartolazzi Acquaviva, Trento: October 21th 2006
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen: June 24th 2005
Vinopolis, London: March 26th 2004
Santa Maria della Scala, Siena: November 22th 2003

Lothar Baumgarten for Chianti Classico, Castello di Ama  
Richard Hamilton for Summus, Banfi
Roni Horn for Luenzo, Cesani
Cildo Meireles for Nobile di Montepulciano, Avignonesi
Michelangelo Pistoletto for Brunello, Il Poggione
Gilberto Zorio for Vernaccia Riserva di San Gimignano, Panizzi

In 2003 the Associazione Arte Continua widened its field of activities, regarding the launch of the benefaction campaign artexvino=acqua. The Charity sale are organized with the aim of building water systems in disadvantaged areas. The identified places are in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Senegal, Israel, Palestine and China.

Funds are raised through sales of an artexvino=acqua sets consisting of: a case containing six wines from the province of Siena chosen by chef Antonello Colonna, with labels specially designed by six artists selected by Vicente Todolì, director of the Tate Modern in London; one limited edition portfolio containing six signed and numbered prints by the artists (format 50 x 35 cm); six signed and numbered lithographs of the wine labels (format 66 x 88 cm).

The artists invited to design the labels were: Lothar Baumgarten, Richard Hamilton, Roni Horn, Cildo Meireles, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio. The wine producers and wines are: Avignonesi (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), Castello Banfi (Summus), Il Poggione (Brunello di Montalcino), Castello di Ama (Chianti Classico), Cesani (Luenzo) and Panizzi (Vernaccia Riserva di San Gimignano).

The funds raised during the artexvino=acqua evenings go towards the realization of water projects, including the construction and maintenance of cisterns for collecting rainwater, desalination
of water, installation of irrigation systems for agricultural and domestic use and the organization of educational programmes to increase awareness about how to make the most of this resource.

Mario Cristiani
Presidente Associazione Arte Continua

The special artexvino=acqua set is on sale for the nominal price of 6,000 €.

The crates, portfolios and posters can be reserved at the Association Arte Continua.
Via del Castello 11; 53037 San Gimignano (SI) tel. +39 0577907157 - fax +39 0577907291

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For the deposit – special current account:
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Coordinate Bancarie: B 01030 72000 000000541531
c/o Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Iban Code: IT 94 B 01030 72000 000000541531

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