What might be termed as the "artistic contamination" of Apulian airports found its perfect location at the Bari "Karol Wojtyla" terminal. A unique, imaginative atmosphere expressly conceived and installed as an exclusive space to host exhibitions, concerts and meetings, thus focusing attention on the Apulian Airports Authority penchant for culture and the arts.
A choice that sees airports no longer as anonymous places for departures and arrivals, but rather as accessible areas, alive, open to the territory and its people.
Future events – as the "Horizon" installation by Stephen Antonakos in Bari and "Light Waves" by Carlo Bernardini in Brindisi – are the natural evolution of a process that launches Apulian airports in an international circle of cultural and artistic events. No wonder, then, that the FAI - Italian Fund for the Environment - for its 15th edition of "Days of Spring" has organized tours to the Bari airport park, a small "masterpiece" of botanical art and a showcase of contemporary art, as in "Beyond the clouds… between earth and sky."
Perhaps a risky decision, however rewarded by a steady success. At the Bari and Brindisi airports precious works of Arnaldo Pomodoro set a new stage of a journey aiming at " artistic contamination", thus making airports Apulian airports a sort of case study among airports, not only for their widely appreciated services, but also for their efficiency and organization, and the ability of responding to the need for culture and artistic ferment in Puglia.