This exhibition recalls the creation and life of the “Site Transitoire” (Transitory Site) in Asciano, Tuscany. Designed by French artist Jean-Paul Philippe, this artwork results from his confrontation with the singular landscapes of the Senesi crests, where he lives. For the artist, the “Site Transitoire” symbolizes the “three ordinary attitudes of human beings: seating, standing or laying down”.
The show features a selection of photographs, video (one them created in-situ in Asciano by the artist), sculptures, and posters presented in the abbey’s refectory.
On the occasion of the twinning of Asciano, Italy and La Roque d’Anthéron, France, the idea is to echo the “Site Transitoire” – thus materializing through the creation of an artwork a strong and lasting bond between the two cities and their environments.