about

Quartz Studio was founded in 2014 as a no-profit space for producing contemporary art. To borrow the words of Jonathan Monk, the artist with whom we first opened the studio, Quartz Studio is a small privately-funded exhibition/project space working with artists to help them visualize their ideas. The intention is to adopt a formula that goes beyond the existing non-profit/gallery dualism how it is traditionally understood. We give mid-career artists, particularly those born in the 1970s, a space of artistic freedom where they can involve colleagues or others in total autonomy.This place allows for the "solo" implementation of projects not possible in other settings. The space itself is part of Quartz's format, a room/display on the street, effectively a monoroom art space. The key features of the space with which the artists form a relationship are its small proportions, cement floor, vaulted ceiling, and visibility from the outside. The name suggests a wunderkammer, a "cabinet of curiosity" in which rare items were displayed, such as the mineral quartz, in which the word "art" is nestled. In 2018 Quartz Studio was supported by the Fondazione Sardi per l'Arte, a contemporary arts foundation founded and headed by Pinuccia Sardi Cagnucci. In the words of the foundation's curator, Lisa Parola, it plans to pursue a program over coming years based on cultural and artistic works, understood both in relationship to their economic and innovative contexts and as generators of emerging ideas and forms. Quartz Studio's intent is to provide art and artists space and concentration.

 Our providers and partners:

ARSMOVENDIFIRENZE (shipping)

CUTTER SHIPPING (shipping)

STEFANIA DE FRANCO (translations English/Italian)

FABIO DI CAMILLO (show arrangements)

BEPPE GIARDINO (photographs)

MASTERGRAFICA

MIRIAM HURLEY (translations Italian/English)

KDS-ART (shipping)

FABRIZIO MUSSO (shipping)

JOELE MUSSO (show arrangements)

COSIMO PIGA (show arrangements)

QUI IN VANCHIGLIA (food and drinks)

TOMATO HOTEL (hospitality)

TRATTORIA ALA (food)

VAN STUDIO (graphic design)

WILLIAMS AND HILL (shipping)

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