From 17 September to 15 November 2020, the second edition of Manufactum will be held at Villa Fiorentino, organized by the Sorrento Foundation and the Peninsulart Association, under the patronage of the Cologni Foundation, in collaboration with Penisola Verde, Unimpresa Moda and Models Runway.
The exhibition dedicated to the artistic and excellent craftsmanship of the Sorrento Peninsula will involve about 70 exhibitors who, using different materials and techniques, have created and exhibited works of high quality that will be exhibited along a path created by Antonino Di Maio.
A particular section has been created in the splendid park behind the villa, here some installations will represent the ancient crafts of the Sorrento Peninsula, some, unfortunately, in danger of extinction.
The "cretai" of the small village of Maiano, the coopers, the shipwrights of Marina Grande, the "weavers" of wicker baskets, the master producers of "straws" and others, through artifacts of the past, productions of the present and , in some days, through their very presence, they will tell stories and anecdotes of their arts.
Among the installations, a collateral exhibition by Valentino Ruggiero entitled "Homage to the crafts of art".
Marcello Aversa President of Peninsulart
"I have always been attracted and fascinated by the idea of the Milan lawyer, of making Villa Fiorentino the home of the Sorrentines, that is, less metaphorically, a multipurpose space, made available to citizens, a citizenship not only restricted to the City but extended to the territory.
The importance of these spaces is fundamental and I hope that in addition to being an exceptional exhibition venue, the Villa will increasingly be a place where you can tell stories.
The story, in a world that is increasingly distracted and devoted to globalization, is essential, to tell stories of men and women who have contributed to making this land so fascinating, to tell of lost beauties, in order not to run into the mistakes of the past, to tell to thrill .
Above all, to passionate the younger generations so far from our traditions, so close to customs and traditions that do not belong to us, to be passionate about and to pass on, so that this land does not become a beautiful "shell" without a soul ".