under the spell of mosaic
alchemist of the third firing
On Monday 4 June 2018, an emotion-filled ceremony took place in the Salone d'Onore at the Triennale di Milano. In the presence of a tightly packed audience, the Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere organisation bestowed its title, Master of Arts and Crafts, on 77 maestri. In the festive and at times moving atmosphere of this second edition of the award, the new recipients were applauded warmly by a public from Milan and beyond. They had come to the Triennale to render homage to the talent and inimitable skill of our great artisans.
The “Jewellery by Giò Pomodoro: the Sign and the Ornament” exhibition is open to the public until 2 September, in Vicenza's Museo del Gioiello (Jewellery Museum). The exhibition is totally dedicated to the jewellery production of one of the major representatives of the 20th-century art scene.
Until 30 September, the Antico Convento dei Cappuccini in Grottaglie (TA), will host the exhibition “TERRA identità, luogo, materia”, (EARTH Identity, Place, Matter) created within the great 2018 Mostra della Ceramica (Ceramics Exhibition).
Rome, 26 June: The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art received an important award from Confartigianato, bestowed during the latter's yearly assembly. Called the Premio Giano, the prize is inspired by the ancient Roman god Janus who is depicted as having two faces, one that looks to the past and one that looks to the future.
Franco Cologni and Johann Rupert, the co-founders of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, are enthusiastically organising the big event in Venice “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”. This is the first large-scale exposition dedicated to high-level European craft mastery, a cultural happening of international relevance whose aim is the celebration of the best in contemporary and traditional artisanship.
The Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (MIC) is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Premio Faenza, an international and biennial competition of ceramic art. As one of the most important contests of its kind in the world, it has been fundamental in raising awareness in the art world and with the public at large of the fact that ceramics can indeed be a noble means for sculptural artistic expression above and beyond its craft-based and utilitarian use
Until 3 July, the Sala della Balla at the Castello Sforzesco is hosting the exhibition "Milano Vetro", a display of 47 entries selected from 100 international participants in a competition by the name of "–35 MilanoVetro".