Martin Galloway talking (in English) about the concept behind Chairart 2013

Sep 10, 2013, 06:57 PM, Barga, Tuscany, Italy the largest exhibition of decorated chairs as 118 chairs arrive in Barga

The wonderful summer weather that we have been enjoying for the past couple of months has finally disappeared and we woke up this morning to grey overcast skies and a temperature drop of almost 8 degrees.

By ten o’ clock it was raining and it continued to rain on and off all day.

The perfect setting and conditions to install and set up Chairart 2013 in Barga Vecchia.

Over the past four years we have published numerous articles about Chairart – 20 white chairs and the 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people.

This year’s Chairart project started in Treppignana in August and then moved onto Roccalberti (Camporgiano) and Castelnuovo before finally arriving here in Barga

Each year the number of participating artists grows and with it also grows the technical problems of moving the chairs.

This morning various transports were used to ferry in the chairs for Chairart 2013 … lorry, vans , 3 wheeled ape and the old traditional standby - a pair of shoulders, as an incredible 118 chairs arrived at Porto Reale, the main gate into Barga Vecchia.

The pouring rain added to the misery but eventually all 118 chairs were installed by the organiser of the event, Martin Galloway in Palazzo Pancrazi, the town hall and the two galleries of the Museum of Memory.

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