Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan provided the beautiful setting of the 2014 edition of “FAI Manualmente”, and exhibition entirely dedicated to glasswork supported by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
On 29 and 30 November 2014, more than twenty glass masters present their creations in the covered tennis court of the villa. During the two-day trade fair, four conferences took place curated by artist and gallerist Jean Blanchaert.
Giulia Musso, curator of the Museo dell'Arte Vetraria Altarese
Mariateresa Chirico, art historian
Rosa Barovier Mentasti, glass art historian
Andrea Zilio, glass master of Murano
Silvano Signoretto, glass sculptor
Alberto Cavalli, Director of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art
Martina Semenzato, President of the Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Murano
Giancarlo Signoretto, glass master and teacher
The event also marked the opening of the exhibition “Glass art in Italy today” (ending 6th January 2015): an important showcase of glass artworks created by renowned glass masters and curated by Jean Blanchaert.