Exhibition

The ‘Pulcini’ of Casiraghy. Typography and poetry

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.

Discover more

EVENTS

Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]

EVENTS

Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium)

It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]

EVENTS

Into the Trees II, the exhibition in Rome by Setsuko, an internationally renowned artist

Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]

EVENTS

Support crafts: make a difference. Now also with voluntary donations

We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]