According to Cersaie organizers, the 25th annual exhibition’s various institutional conferences and seminars were also strongly attended, most notably for the standing-room only presentation delivered by Mario Botta on “Architecture and Memory,” which was introduced by Alfonso Panzani and moderated by Aldo Colonetti.
The 2008 Cersaie exhibition is set for Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. For more information, visitwww.cersaie.it.
Ceramic Tiles of Italy (in cooperation with Italian ceramic companies) launched a commemorative communication and image project entitled "Creativitiles" - an exhibition that combined industry and art by transforming famous images into ceramic tile installations. The 16 works of art recreated using Italian ceramic tiles include: "The Kiss" by Francesco Hayez; "Il Pergolato" by Silvestro Lega; "Portrait of Fritza Riedler" by Gustav Klimt; "Die Empfindung" by Ferdinand Hodler; "Venus of Urbino" (detail) by Titian; "Jeanne Hebuterne" by Amedeo Modigliani; "Fumee" by Georges Barbier; "Still life of a melon and a vase of flowers" by Pierre Auguste Renoir; "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt; "Soldier of the first division" by Kazimir Maleviã; and "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh.