The settlement of PAESE MUSEO has its roots in ancient times and was known just for its numerous and important archaeological artifacts, which are now exhibited in some of the principal museums of Sardinia. But in recent times, something unexpected happened. In the Spring of 1968: Year Zero. A group of young local people - led by the artist Pinuccio Sciola – began a revolution which lives on to this day. Art has transformed this small agricultural town, which was culturally isolated, into an international and fervent cultural center. A permanent and participatory artist laboratory has hosted artists from all over the world for over 50 years now. This open project aims to involve the local population as well as visitors, allowing artists to reinterpret the public space.
From 50 years of tireless hard work, the experience of PAESE MUSEO gave birth to SansperArte: a network of local cultural operators. This project aims at consolidating and spreading this authentic story all over the world.