The city of Milan is one of the cores of Italian publishing. And so an exhibition of artist books seems almost obligatory. This time the occasion is a curious one, dedicated to the joy of savoir faire: the more than 200 volumes on exhibit, in fact, were all entirely crafted by the expert hands of Alberto Casiraghy, owner of the famous Pulcinoelefante publishing house. An extraordinary craftsman, despite the advent of new technologies, Alberto Casiraghy stubbornly insists on making everything by hand in his home/studio in Osnago (LC): by hand, he cuts the fine ivory paper, hand sews the binding with needle and thread, composes by hand and prints the pages with movable type and a Nebiolo flat bed press. Each work is unique. They are small, light, playful masterpieces, where imagination is more important than technique. “I'm an alchemist”, says the smiling artist-craftsman, who has worked with such great poets and painters as Alda Merini, Andy Warhol, Gillo Dorfles, and Enrico Baj.
“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]
A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]
On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]
Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]