AUGEO ART SPACE
pen on 12th April 2014, AUGEO ART SPACE is the new centre for contemporary art in the heart of Rimini, in a converted seventeenth century mansion, Palazzo Spina on Corso d’Augusto, the main street in the city.
Committed to the exploration of various languages of the national and international art scene, AUGEO will host exhibitions and cultural occasions. Furthermore AUGEO is dedicated to a residency program in order to offer artists the opportunity to get to know Rimini and to create site-specific works.
The identity of AUGEO is deeply rooted in the combination of the history of a place, art and the most elevated expressions of contemporary leisure.
An integral part of the project is the contemporary conversion of a location of great historical value, situated along the ancient decumanus maximus of the Roman settlement in Rimini.The project and concept from the London-based studio of Yasmine Mahmoudieh, curated by the Rimini-based studio Cumo Mori Roversi, have infused new life into the ancient warehouses and workshops on the lower floors of Palazzo Spina, creating a dynamic space, mutable and transforming through contemporary art.
AUGEO is promoted and supported by the historical entrepreneurial group Antolini, together with Matteo Sormani, an influential promoter of cultural life in Rimini: the project invests in the identity of Rimini through art, adding new stimulations, visions and opportunities to its image and its imagery. The star-up stage, for the first two exhibitions held, has been developed together with LaRete Art Projects, the international collective of curators founded by Julia Draganović and Claudia Löffelholz, dedicated to the research and support of new artistic strategies in Italy and abroad.
AUGEO will be a point of reference for innovative cultural experiences, different from the usual “postcards from Rimini”, for those who experience and visit the town from all over the world.