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ASSOCIAZIONE ARTE CONTINUA

Associazione Arte Continua was established in San Gimignano in 1990 by Mario Cristiani, Maurizio Rigillo and Lorenzo Fiaschi. The association’s purpose has always been to connect reflection and research on current times, in their most interesting components, with the history of art we are living, in an attempt to continue today what was started by previous generations. Contemporary Art as an expression of our times and as a reflection on society, which joins the dialogue with local culture and historical centres; a story made of landmarks that are common heritage and craftsmanship knowledge.

 

The soul of Associazione Arte Continua was undoubtedly the “Arte all’Arte” experience: an inspiration, an idea, a model. A ten-year journey, from 1996 to 2005, which brought renowned national and international artists and curators to exchange views with the Tuscan territory.

 

Since 1999, Arte All’Arte has expanded its activity with the Rinascimento-Nascimento project. The project aimed to establish a new relationship between art, industry and landscape, creating a local alliance in order to do what has always been done in this area: asking the most interesting artists of the time to work not only for art, but also for the local communi- ties. The specific purpose was to progressively transform industrial areas into workshops of a sustainable development model, feasible in the immediate future and capable of combining all the challenges presented by contemporary times, in terms of culture and economic-productive activity.

Galleria Continua is among 20 most important galleries in the world. The first Continua opened in Italy in 1990, as an initiative of Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo. Occupying a former old cinema, it was established in an unexpected location, away from big cities and modern urban centres, in a medieval town called San Gimignano; its desire was to maintain continuity between generations, to compose a story responsive to the contemporary creation, which nourishes the bond between the past and the future.

 

In 2004, another Galleria Continua opened in Beijing’s 798 Art District as one of the first foreign commercial galleries in China. Since then, we have been performing an intense role of cultural mediator on that side of the world, offering Chinese art-lovers the chance to visit exhibitions in which international-level artists devise projects specifically for the gallery space.

 

The next location was chosen in Le Moulin of Boissy in the Parisian countryside and opened in 2007. It is a site for ambitious projects and exhibitions of large-scale works, as it occupies a 30,000-m2 space being a former paper factory. The neighbouring Le Moulin of Sainte-Marie was dedicated to visual arts (painting, performance, installations, sculpture, multimedia and video), and shows unseen private and public collections.

 

In 2015, Continua established yet another remarkable space, in a cinema theatre from the 50s at the heart of Havana’s Chinatown. The goal for this project in Cuba is to make hu- manity travel. Galleria Continua intends to create a bond with Cuba and invite artists from the whole world to “breathe the air”, interact with people and understand the country.

 

By expanding our mission to the challenging locations, we hope to provide an everlasting source of enrichment and multicultural respectful communication.

MOI&TOI CHILDREN CONCEPT STORE

Moi&Toi is specialized in premium international brands with collections for baby,  junior boy, junior girl and unique items for dogs.

In 2014, they were visiting Soho, New York. They were already intrigued by the concept of combining art, design, dogs and kids (we have a total of 5 kids and 2 dogs between us) : They were just waiting for a sign to point out that we were in the right direction. The inspiration we needed eventually came from a postcard which had “you and me” written on it with a picture of a little girl and a dog.

Then then visited every dog and children shop in New York (including Brooklyn), Paris, Milan, London, Boston and Portocervo, and that November they  opened the temporary shop in Megève while waiting to open our first official store in Geneva, more specifically in Carouge.
Carouge is a neighbourhood offering artisanal workshops, vintage shops and art galleries. Walking down the wide streets is very pleasant and every Wednesday and Saturday the main square hosts a market where all goods from the nearby regions are offered.
The interior of the shop reflects the peculiar characteristics of the neighbourhood while also enhancing it with prestigious brands such Mimisol, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella Jean, Zadig &Voltaire, Il Gufo, 10X10 an Italian Theory, Charabia, Lamantine, San Andres, Atsuyo & Akiko. Also offered are Donna Wilson and  Fab Dog products together with dogs’ delicatessen. The strenuous market research that Moi&Toi conducts periodically enables our shop to always offer new and relevant products.

The next adventure awaiting our imaginary girl and dog is Ibiza.

In June 2015, they open our second shop in Isla Blanca. While maintaining the Ibizan peculiarities such as a big wooden entrance and the absence of shop windows, the shop is a completely open space decorated with Hania Farrel’s light boxes, offering Monnalisa, Ermanno Scervino, ABC123me, Maan, N°21, 10X10 an Italian Theory, Yporquè, Charabia, Lamantine, Quis Quis. The area dedicated to dogs has I Love My Dog products and delicatessen.

To perfectly capture and honour the island’s mood, last year from July to the end of September  we hosted  dog parties every fortnightly.

To celebrate art and tradition, the dog and the girl then decided to go to Carrara where in November 2016 the third shop was opened.

In march 2017 all collections are available by their e-commerce www.moitoi.com

At the end of January 2018 Moi&Toi will transform its Geneva space into a creative laboratory for designers, artists and fashionistas. During Art Genève 2018 they present the first of a series of pop up events in our Carouge shop specially designed and curated by them.
Moi&Toi is in constant evolution and we are proud to share our story with all our supporters and friends.

The remarkable story of the Roagna family begins in the 1880s, when the family started producing wine the commune of Barbaresco, long before the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco became known around the world. The family remains in Barbaresco to this day, based in the hamlet of Paglieri, with a long and illustrious history deeply rooted in Piedmontese soil. Luca Roagna, the fifth generation of the family, is now the winemaker at their newly renovated cellar in the village of Castiglione Falletto.

The family are the custodians of 12 hectares of historic vineyards, the world-renowned lands of Barbaresco Pajè, Barbaresco Asili, Barbaresco Montefico, Castiglione Falletto Pira – where Roagna’s oldest vines date back to 1937 – and Barbaresco Carso.

The Roagna vineyards are farmed with rigorous care for nature and biodiversity, to ensure their future. A rich variety of vegetative cover is allowed to grow between the vine plantings, and no herbicides, pesticides or fertilisers are ever used. Green harvesting is only carried out on vines younger than 20 years, allowing the vines to find their natural equilibrium. When a vine dies it is replaced by one from a cutting in the same vineyard; no clones are ever used.

The family practises rigorous selection of grapes to make sure only those at peak maturity are harvested, performing three tries in the vineyard and then sorting at the winery. The fermentation occurs with wild yeasts and takes place in large oak vats, followed by a long maceration with the cap of skins submerged for two to three months. Ageing takes place in large oak casks or cement, according to the needs of the wine and the vintage – there is no recipe at Roagna. Then the wines are carefully bottled with minimal addition of sulfur, and no filtration or fining.

The Roagna family themselves eschew the limelight in favour of concentrating on making beautiful wine. The wines themselves consistently receive excellent reviews and the respect of the global wine appreciating community. This is a historic family producing unique wine from old vines in very special vineyards.

La Mesma is a family winery meticulously run by the three Rosina sisters: Paola, Francesca and Anna. The yellow roses in our logo come from our family name (Rosina as small rose).
We were not born to a farmers family. It all started in 2000, with a beloved country house and our mum’s wish to have our own house wine. Since then, we have expanded and turned our hobby into a full-time job, but the love that moved us from the first days remains unchanged.
La Mesma vineyards are located in Monterotondo (Province of Alessandria, Piedmont), at the very heart of the Gavi DOCG region in Italy.
Nestled in the peaceful, green countryside between Piedmont and Liguria, seemingly far from the sea, the region benefits considerably from coastal influences.
The estate’s Gavi La Mesma DOCG production relies on twenty-five hectares of Cortese grape vines planted on southerly exposed hillsides at an altitude of about 350 metres, in fine medium-blend soil.
Our aim is to make expressive wines through hardwork in well-situated vineyards and minimal intervention. Wines must ensure varietal integrity, vintage and a sense of place.

We take the utmost care in reducing the interventions in the vineyard to a minimum, with the technique of controlled grass treatments and organic fertilizers. In our vineyards, we use symbiotic agriculture, seaweeds, propolis. We are organic certified.

We prune our vines with the Simonit & Sirch soft pruning method. A final selection of grapes is made during picking, prior to soft pressing.
In our cellar, which houses stainless steel vats and temperature controlled cement vats, we employ clean power provided by solar panels.