ContainerArt's latestevent titled "Ecosistemi" counted 23 containers and was held from May 29 to June 2, 2008 in Genova. The event was a co-production with the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts that shipped to Genova 15 containers from its Container Arts Biennale in Taiwan.
Past artists include: Alice Medinelli, Anna Maria Finetti, Antonio Mangone, Associazione Tuono, Barbara Heinkel, Belu Simion Fainaru, Camoni-Ferzoco, Carlo Buzzi, Clara Luiselli, Daniela di Gennaro, Davide Ragazzi Elena Cavallo, FerrarioFreres, Giacomo Spazio, Giancarlo Defendi, Gianni Macalli, Gianni Robusti, Giorgio Vicentini, Giovanni Bianchini, Giuliana Bellini, Gruppo Layermatch, Guerra da Camera, In Quiete, Italo Ghilardi, Jean Claude Asquié, Laila Pozzo, Laila Pozzo, Leonard Sherifi Lorenzo Biggi, Luca Lischetti, Luca Scarabelli, Lucio Tosi, Luigi Radici, Maria Amalia Cangiano, Mario Benvenuto, Mattia Paganelli, Mauro Ghiglione, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Miki Tallone, Nicoletta Freti, Holger Salach, P. Riviera/Fondaz. Bosis, Pietro Millefiore, Pino Lia, Reimondo Silvestro,Riccardo Paracchini, Silvio Monti, Stefano Peressini, Vito Carta, Bellanova Cosimo, Dot Dot Dot, Keramik Papier, Grimm Labs, Mazzoni Federico, Nenna Cristina + Elena De Angelis, Niccolini Fabio, Nitro Studio + Ideami, Red Art /Luigi Amato, Sacchetti Franco, Scalera Auronda, Michal Vexler.
ContainerArt events usually last for 10 days during which the container is open to the public. Containers are placed in the streets, and in public parks of a city. Maps are distributed so that visitors can explore unusual neighbourhoods and places through art.
The event is produced by the Associazione Cuturale ContainerArt, an Italian non-profit association headed by Ronald Lewis Facchinetti. Facchinetti's curatorial philosophy is described in his book "Beauty Inside", and it is primarily concerned with helping the viewer achieve the "aesthetic experience" while isolated inside a container and in front of the work of art.
ContainerArt has a Content Partner philosophy by which some containers are curated by institutions, museums or associations. Past content partners include Gamec, Festival Internazionale di Poesia Zoneattive, Premio Celeste and Oyoyoy! Festival
ContainerArt projects that are not curated by content partners are directly chosen by Ronald Lewis Facchinetti in association with local co-curators. Any artist can apply by sending a project and filling out an application available on the ContainerArt website.
Artists exhibit for free. Artists whose project is approved are assigned a container in which to exhibit their work. The event allows them to display their project in an unusual context with wide access to the general population of a city.