Oasy Contemporary Art
On the Pistoia Apennines, inside the splendid Oasi Dynamo, OCA Oasy Contemporary Art is born, a place that already contains, in the name, its two souls: that of a naturalistic oasis and that of a space for contemporary art.
OCA, where art talks to nature
Oasi Dynamo is a WWF-affiliated nature reserve located in the heart of Tuscany, in the municipality of San Marcello Piteglio. Over 1000 hectares overlooking the Pistoia Apennines, where rare plants and wild animals find the ideal place to grow and live in complete freedom, safe and protected. In addition to the area’s environmental recovery and conservation activities, over the years Oasi Dynamo has also opened up to hospitality, eco-tourism, and the dissemination of a sustainable environmental culture. And today, with OCA Oasy Contemporary Art, art also arrives at high altitude, with a project entrusted to the artistic direction of Emanuele Montibeller.
At OCA, art integrates with nature, with the place that hosts it, and awaits the visitor at the end of his journey, to offer him a new world, to be discovered and created together. This year, the Swedish artist David Svensson and the photographer Massimo Vitali have been invited to inaugurate the project, with two works designed especially for OCA and for the idea that the place wants to bring with it. The idea that protecting nature does not mean prohibiting its enjoyment, but living it according to the culture of respect and knowledge.
Massimo Vitali’s exhibition and David Svensson’s installation open on 5 August 2023 and will remain open until 5 November 2023.
Massimo Vitali’s exhibition ‘La Grande Oasi. The way we live, now’ and the installations in the permanent collection can be visited free of charge throughout 2023.
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Can be reached on a walk in 40 min from the car park
Tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office at the entrance
OCA, a project by Oasi Dynamo
Oasi Dynamo is a WWF-affiliated nature reserve which, in addition to its environmental recovery and conservation activities in the area, has over the years also opened up to hospitality, eco-tourism and the dissemination of a sustainable environmental culture.
An enterprise with social aims that has as its objectives the protection of the territory through the development of hospitality-related activities and the dissemination of a culture that respects the environment and traditional agricultural practices.
Oasi Dynamo is committed to promoting research useful to deepen knowledge of the natural environment and the conservation of biodiversity, collaborating with universities and educational centres.
A variety of experiences are possible within the oasis, from trips to excursions, from summer camps to educational activities for schools.