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.