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IL SALOTTO DEGLI ARTISTI. Benedetta Manfriani + Murate Art District

  • 20 Sep 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Virtual Meeting
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Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Still today, it is a vibrant place where numerous artists translate traditional artistic techniques into new visual languages. Il Salotto degli Artisti provides access to a lesser known Florence that gives you the unique opportunity to take a peek into the life and studios of contemporary local artists.

Il Salotto degli Artisti is your monthly online appointment with Italian and international artists living in Italy. A chance to discover the most traditional and experimental laboratories of Italian arts and crafts. Every month we will meet a different artist and artistic space working with the most diverse media and techniques from traditional fresco, printing and jewelry techniques to more experimental art forms such as multimedia installation, sound and video art. 

This "Made for ICC" series is curated and moderated by art historian Giulia Angeli, based in Florence, and Italian interdisciplinary artist Zoe Cinel who lives and works in Saint Paul, MN.


Benedetta Manfriani is a visual artist and singer, exploring different media and artistic languages -  video, art installations, photography, music, ceramics, graphics - to generate multiform works. She collaborates with Italian research, education and production center, Tempo Reale, as an educator and  multimedia artist. She also collaborates with the Italian theatre company Catalyst as a singer and educator. Currently she is an artist in residence at MAD (Murate Art District). In 2018 she participated in RIVA, directing a sound performance by composer Yuval Avital. In 2016, Benedetta founded CONfusion, a multiethnic choir composed by people from many different countries. Through music and performances, CONfusion’s mission is to  provide a space for immigrants to feel included and welcomed in Italy. CONfusion regularly meets and performs at the Teatro Puccini, in Florence, Italy.

Murate Art District offers exhibitions, meetings, performances and workshops focused on the themes and the artistic languages of the contemporary world with an interdisciplinary slant. The Magazines Hall and the Residences for artists are offered as a place of learning and artistic development. Additionally, Murate Art District is a center of research and artistic production for the city and about the city.



Online Event - IN ENGLISH - Registration required
Free or with suggested donation to support our programming



Giulia Angeli is an art historian living in Florence, Italy. After graduating in Early Modern Art at the University of Florence, she moved to Bologna where she earned an MA in Iconography of Renaissance Italian Painting from the University of Bologna. Her research is focused on Late Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany, a rich and fascinating field where beauty cannot be separated by craft techniques. She works in Florence Municipal Museums and she is a licensed Tour Leader.


Originally from Florence, Italy, Zoe Cinel is an Associate Curator at the Rochester Art Center, in Rochester MN, and an interdisciplinary artist working with new media, performance community based art. Her work has been screened/exhibited/performed nationally and internationally in venues such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Weisman Museum, the Gibney Dance Choreographic Center (NYC), Festival della Creatività (Italy) among others. Zoe is a member of the artist collective CarryOn Homes, who advocate for bringing immigrants stories to the public through art and social engagement. She is also an educator and she has taught in institutions such as the Italian Cultural Center, Carleton College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.




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The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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