The fourth edition of “Avanscena. International Festival of Costume and Set Design” was held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice in collaboration with Fondazione Cini’s Study Centre for Theatre and Opera and with the support of the Cologni Fondation for the Métiers d’Art.

The main theme of the fourth edition was called Black Box | Scatola Nera, thus encapsulating a twofold meaning: on the one hand, it alludes to one of the many ways of referring to the stage and, on the other, to a device capable of storing memories and, if required, reconstructing sequences of the past.

Alberto Cavalli, Director of the Cologni Foundation, participated in the round table with a speech titled "Artistic crafts are the foundation of Italian Excellence".