The 2023 edition of ArtiJanus/ArtiJanas, a project combining the cultures of international design and Sardinian craftsmanship, concluded in Alghero with a major festival entitled ArtiJanus/ArtiJanas: Genius Loci/The Spirit of Places. Promoted and supported by the Fondazione di Sardegna with the scientific and artistic direction of Triennale Milano and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, the ArtiJanus/ArtiJanas project aims to stimulate the sector to reinterpret its productions thanks to the contamination of design, in order to generate innovation and new development opportunities, as well as to ensure the future of traditional knowledge of great cultural and economic value. Under the artistic direction of Stefano Boeri, the operational direction of Innois s.r.l. and the organizational direction of Tools s.r.l., the festival was hosted by the Alghero Foundation at the spaces of Lo Quarter from Sept. 14 to 16, and involved a large audience of enthusiasts and experts in the field with a rich calendar of meetings, workshops, exhibitions, audiovisual installations, music, performances and networking moments. On the opening night, Stefano Boeri and Antonio Marras dialogued on the theme of creativity in the contemporary world. On the second day, Alberto Cavalli presented "Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Paths of Excellence," Fondazione Cologni's project aimed at fostering generational turnover in the field of high artistic craftsmanship, gave a lectio magistralis on the theme of the event "Genius loci," and discussed future prospects with Roberta Morittu - co-curator of the "AJA/AJA Residencies" - and the designers and artisans of the two editions. The festival concluded with a talk by Jean Blanchaert, gallery owner, curator and art critic. "The Genius loci, the spirit of different places that determines the identity and culture of the places themselves, should be understood as a real heritage composed of geographical, historical, cultural, anthropological and artisanal elements"-said Alberto Cavalli, general director of Fondazione Cologni. "Reactivating the characteristics of originality and authenticity of the Genius loci means offering the masters of art of today and tomorrow privileged access to a magnificent repertoire, to an imaginary that is always contemporary, to a vocabulary of poetry that speaks directly to our hearts through the talent and intelligence of hands."
Underway is the Mini Master 2023 of “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (“One School, One Job. Paths of Excellence”) featuring 25 talented youngsters from all over Italy, gathered in Milan to attend ad hoc classes in Milan’s most prestigious schools and universities during the entire month of November. Once again Starhotels, hospitality partner […]
Al via i preparativi per la prossima edizione di Homo Faber, che avrà luogo dal 1 al 30 settembre 2024 a Venezia, presso la Fondazione Giorgio Cini. E torna anche Homo Faber in Città, progetto di Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship in partnership con Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. Con Homo Faber in Città […]
More than a book a “still image” of 50 years of Milanese culture. It is the catalog Vetro, artisti e designer milanesi 1976-2023 (My Monkey editions), which followed the exhibition (Sept. 27-Oct. 25, 2023) held in Milan’s L’Originale space. It presents works by artists of different backgrounds, some of which have become icons of 20th-century […]
The exhibition creates a magical conjunction between the works of Ara Strack, a well-known French artist, and Neapolitan glass and wood artisans, in the evocative 16th-century cloister and evidence of industrial archaeology of Santa Caterina a Formiello, in the center of Naples. The installation of the large stained-glass window, at the center of the cloister, […]
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