Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery has announced the opening of its new Sculpture Garden, featuring a series of monumental sculptures by Belgian contemporary artist Arne Quinze. Curated by Berlin-based art consultant Reiner Opoku, a series of large-scale sculptures offer an enchanting fusion of contemporary sculpture and rural nature, bringing new color and light to the property.
Sculpture Exhibition ‘Lupines’
The first exhibition entitled “Lupines”, inspired by the typical flower of southern Istria, symbolizing imagination and the cycle of life, will be on display at the estate until October 2024. The exhibition shows our continuous effort and commitment to bring art and culture to the region, and is the first of many more exhibitions that will be presented at the estate.
Meneghetti is already known worldwide for its subtle luxury, nestled in the nature that surrounds it. We couldn’t think of a better way to complement the property even more than to bring in Mr. Quinze’s sculptures and place them throughout the property. The philosophy behind his artwork is something we already appreciate at Meneghetti and we find this to be a perfect symbiosis of nature, luxury and art in one place.
Meeting of artistic visionaries: Arne Quinze & Reiner Opoku
‘My art is my representation of how I perceive nature. I try to convey the harmony, transience and duality of nature through my work. With my art, I want to immerse the viewer in the unbridled beauty and diversity of nature, – Arne Quinze.
About Arne Quinze:
Born in 1971, Arne Quinze is a Belgian contemporary artist, painter, and sculptor. His work ranges from small drawings and paintings and medium-sized sculptures to massive installations in public spaces around the world with which he aims to generate interaction and dialogue between spectators and jointly encourage them to restore the balance between culture and nature.
About Reiner Opoku
Reiner Opoku is a Berlin-based art consultant and international art mediator. Since the early 1980s, he has curated numerous international art exhibitions and represented a wide range of renowned contemporary artists. Opoku acts as a consultant and initiator to bring artists and the creative world together with institutions, galleries and brands by creating platforms for collaborations, publications and commissions.
He was also the founding director of the St. Moritz Art Masters in Switzerland and is co-founder of the NYC-based environmental organization “Parley for the Oceans”. He is a partner and executive producer of the virtual reality production company “Mirror+Sparks” in Munich and NYC.