“Detourism”, the official Town of Venice Tourist communication Service Newsletter, today presents one of the ten “Itineraries of Venetian craftsmanship and creativity” promoted by the City of Venice as part of the pilot action of the European Project S.LI.DES “Smart strategies for sustainable tourism in LIvely cultural DEStinations”. It is the project that also inspired the Culture Route of the Su e Zo for the Bridges 2023! Enjoy your reading!
A FIFTHTEEN-CENTURY CLOISTER ON THE GIUDECCA HOUSES ARTIST’S STUDIOS, CRAFT WORKSHOPS AND CULTURAL SPACES.
Campo San Cosmo on the island of Giudecca, one of the most picturesque places in Venice, is home to the former Renaissance convent of Santi Cosma e Damiano, next to the sixteenth-century church, which has now been converted into an innovation centre for new enterprises, events and courses.
The entire convent complex was restored by the Municipality of Venice in the 1990s to incorporate public housing flats, workshops for artists and craftsmen and cultural spaces, such as the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa dedicated to contemporary art, the Centro Teatrale di Ricerca and the Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono.
In the cloister of the former convent, the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa offers nine studios for the benefit of young artists, while contemporary art exhibitions are periodically staged in the Sala del Camino.
There are around ten arts and crafts studios and workshops in the cloister, all of which are open to the public. They include the studios of the artist Monica Martin and of master glassmaker Stefano Morasso.
[source: La newsletter di Venezia del 31.03.2022]
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