Officina della Scrittura, the Museum of Mark Making and Writing @ Aurora Pen Factory in Turin _ 1 October 2016
Grand opening of the site and "Scripta Volant" collective exhibition, outfitted by Ermanno Tedeschi in the Officina della Scrittura - Museo del Segno e delle Scrittura (the Writing Workshop - the Museum of Mark Making and Writing), housed in the renowned Manifattura Aurora Penne factory, the long-standing Made-in-Italy pen manufacturer in Turin.
AUREO and AUREO JR, Daniele Basso’s artwork, is a birdy nib spread in the "Officina della Scrittura" (the Writing Workshop), the first museum in the world dedicated only to mark making and writing, set up and arranged by Ermanno Tedeschi.
Opened in Turin on 1 October 2016 with the "Scripta Volant" exhibition, the " Officine della Scrittura" museum project is a place where all exhibits show, enhance and endorse everything that has to do with the culture of writing and generally human mark making, from cave art to contemporary communication media.
AUREO, artwork created by Daniele Basso, the Biella artist, and included in the exhibition, is made of hand-polished blue mirror steel. “They radiate – Basso explains - from the dematerialization of the pen that reaches out into a digital future. Only the nib survives, which becomes a birdy nib, spreading its wings all over the museum site, which is also the place where Aurora Penne manufacturing site is located. Through the poetry of flight, it expresses the universal concept of freedom because free is the mind of the men who use a pen to assert and sign the importance and the strength of their ideas, both literally and figuratively speaking".
The main artists in the exhibition are Alighiero Boetti, Carla Accardi, Emilio Isgrò, Giorgio Clamps, Ezio Gribaudo, Aldo Mondino, Valerio Berruti, Mattia Moreni, Tobia Rava ', Antonio Meneghetti, Carol Rama, Luigi Mainolfi, Jessica Carroll, Raymond Pettibon, John Albanian, Ugo Nespolo, Arrigo Lora Totino, Lamia Ziadé, Sandro Chia, Nicola De Maria to the most contemporary Nejrotti Barbara and Daniele Basso.