Design – On the occasion of the third edition of Edit Napoli, the EDIT CULT 2021 program activates new cultural synergies with six historic venues in the heart of Naples, which becomes the engine of the creative process of Lidewji Edlekoort, Patricia Urquiola, Federico Pepe, Stéphanie Moussallem and more.
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In the Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro rooms, South African goldsmith artist Daniel Kruger presents an exhibition curated by Marco Bazzini and in collaboration with the Galleria Antonella Villanova – a space dedicated to the mixture of contemporary jewelry, art and architecture. On show is the collection of Amulets pendants and the ceramics of the Dinner Service Maria Callas.
Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola teamed up with the students of the Istituto Caselli – Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte to blend the iconic Neapolitan heritage in white ceramics craftsmanship with contemporary design. Together they created Hybrida, a nature-inspired and fairytale-like porcelain ‘garden on the table,’ reinterpreting traditional XVIII centerpieces. All the pieces will be auctioned by Christie’s, with proceeds going towards the restoration of the Institute’s garden.
The Museo Civico Gaetano Filangieri is the setting of Federico Pepe’s monographic exhibition Chest’è, which means What’s this in Neapolitan. Curated by Federica Sala, the collection offers an immersion in the iconic universe of the artist under the banner of contamination and hybridization: paintings, sculptures, furniture and carpets.
Lebanese interior and furniture designer Stéphanie Moussallem presents four distinct lamps featuring coral, multi-hued glass, textiles, silk and intricate woodwork realized by Neapolitans artisans. The installation is set in the spaces of the Made in Cloister Foundation, which teamed up with House of Today, a Beirut-based non-profit organization that identifies, showcases and connects emerging Lebanese designers to create a relationship with design experts, regionally and globally.
At the Archivio di Stato di Napoli, influential trend forecasters Lidewij Edelkoort hosts an exhibition dedicated to Anthon Beeke’s library. The Dutch graphic artist’s legacy of works on graphic design, typography and eroticism guides the visitor to explore his mind through his books: not just the story of his important work through his unique collection, but a narration of a personal and professional relationship spanning three decades. The exhibition is curated by Edelkoort and Charlotte Grün.
In the foyer of the San Carlo Theatre, French brand La Manufacture presents its ultimate collections designed by Emma Boomkamp, Todd Bracher, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, le FRONT, Luca Nichetto, Nendo, Neri & Hu, Patrick Norguet, Marc Thorpe, Michael Young.
All Edit Cult 2021 photos: courtesy of Edit Napoli.