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Il Salotto Degli Artisti. A Peek Into Italian Art Studios


In August 2020, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul started a new series of online events: Il Salotto Degli Artisti. A Peek Into Italian Art Studios

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 a chance to discover the most traditional and experimental laboratories of Italian arts and crafts. You meet 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.



Pietro Desirò + Cartavetra (August 23, 2020) 

Benedetta Manfriani + Murate Art District (September 20, 2020)


Agnese Banti + Tempo Reale // October 18, 2020. Click here to register




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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