To celebrate 2018 as the Year of Italian Food -- the initiative recently launched by the Ministry of Food and Forestry Policies and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage -- the De Nigris Balsamic Village in Carpi hosted an extraordinary event uniting the excellence of food and international art aptly titled “Where Art Meets Tradition.” The works of great artists in the international art scene joined with the Italian excellence of a product celebrated around the world, De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
The Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin, the president of the Emilia Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini and an audience of over 150 institutions, entrepreneurs, professionals and representatives of the world of culture recently gathered at the Balsamic Village. "We ideally inaugurate the Year of Italian Food in the spirit with which it was recently launched to closely link it to the world of the art, choosing for 'testimonial' the works kept in our museums.
At the event, Minister Lorenzin emphasized the quality and safety of Italian food and the attention that distinguishes our country in the controls on the supply chain and in the fight against fraud. President Bonaccini underlined the importance of "making a system" for Italian companies for a competitive export.
Armando de Nigris who with the brothers Raffaele and Luca lead the De Nigris Group said about the evening: "Made in Italy quality can be sustained if we as entrepreneurs will pursue virtuous actions, like those put in place this year dedicated to Italian food in the world. Communicating this "identity and metamorphosis" of Italian know-how, where change and innovation does not betray our roots, but becomes creativity, must be the basis of all marketing actions to bring companies in the sector out of bounds national. The entrepreneurs themselves must work alongside this commitment to politics so that everyone can do their part to promote the Made in Italy system."
The Balsamic Village is a corner of the province of Modena where the very first art form you come across is the result of that tradition which is able to create that world-class masterpiece of taste that is balsamic vinegar. A tribute to the passion of the De Nigris family that has brought its name to be a leader in the production of balsamic vinegar. But it is also an enchanted journey, where the art of flavors is combined with the visual one, because the park and the historic Villa Grimelli which is included in it constitute a true museum of almost 10 acres, rich in works that illustrate the history of this product and draw inspiration from it.
The exhibition and the convivial moment, where obviously the balsamic vinegar was the protagonist of all the dishes, was hosted in the tinaia (aging cellar), characterized by huge barrels where the precious condiment ages, but also a modern multifunctional space that hosts every year many events related to the product enhancement.
Featured Artists: Riccardo Gusmaroli: Veronese artist by birth, but trained in Milan. Presented 5 works. Massimo Kaufmann: Active between New York and Milan. Exhibited 2 canvases. Austrian Hubert Scheibl with his informal works. And four of the most famous artists of the Neapolitan area: Umberto Manzo: Installations created with paper, Marisa Albanese: Creations of delicate and poetic structures Sergio Fermariello: whose characteristic sign becomes almost a calligraphy, and Lello Esposito, with its creations that are inspired by the most authentic Neapolitan tradition.
Also participating in the evening were art galleries: Glauco Cavaciuti, Galleria Rosada and Trisorio.