Diaries From Home. Reflections from the quarantine of Ugo La Pietra and Corrado Levi

During all the fifty-six days of the quarantine Ugo La Pietra and Corrado Levi, in a spontaneous and completely autonomous way, worked on notebooks with texts, drawings and sketches, recording their moods, reflections, emotions, landscapes granted by the narrow space of a window or balcony. Ugo La Pietra, between March and May, wrote stories in virus time, stories sometimes combined with a sketch or a drawing. Reflections on the lost habit of staying at home, on the practice of furnishing, on the reappropriation of the city and the domestic space, advice for a new proxemics, stories of days marked by the actions that happen in the houses seen outside the window. The original writings and drawings of Ugo La Pietra, together with that of Corrado Levi, gave life to the exhibition "Diari da casa. Riflessioni dalla quarantena", hosted at the Corraini Gallery in Mantua, on the occasion of Festivaletteratura 2020. The notebooks created by the two artists also become two publications that will be released by Corraini Edizioni on the occasion of the exhibition: Novità in casa di Corrado Levi, Storie di virus by Ugo La Pietra.  

Discover more


La Grande Bellezza by Starhotels at Artigianato e Palazzo

“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]


Applications open for internships under “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

As of September 4, applications are open to participate in “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence) the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte’s training internships project. All public and private schools and training institutions in the artistic crafts sectors are invited to send in applications from their best […]


All ready for the XXIXth edition of Crafts and Palace

From Sept. 15 to 17, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Corsini Garden in Florence, “Crafts and Palace. Artisan workshops and their commissions” will give life, also in this XXIX edition, to a new visual narrative revealing different perspectives of savoir faire through the dialogue of the great protagonists of this 2023: Métiers […]


Galileo Chini. Opere nelle collezioni pubbliche e private di Montecatini Terme

In this year, the artist and the Manifattura Fornaci di San Lorenzo, in Borgo San Lorenzo, Mugello, are the protagonists of initiatives that follow one another to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Galileo Chini’s birth and the variety of his work among painting, ceramics, stained glass and architectural decorations that express, although with different materials, […]