The name of Angelica Ianesi (Tolmezzo 1728-1815) is still today at the centre of a historical enigma: it is found at the head of some of the most interesting works of the Friulian eighteenth century, whose authorship, however, has not yet been established with certainty. Through the edition of her poem “Il Caffè”, the FVG Enlightenment project has delved into the complex knot concerning the figure of Ianesi, a symbol of the female creative spirit and its unjust subalternity in the society of the ancien régime.
Starting with Coffee, the project then devoted special attention to a phenomenon that was to have an enormous impact on the economic and cultural destinies of the region in the centuries to come: the development of a flourishing roasting industry, which in the author’s century placed the region at the centre of the coffee trade routes. Based on this, the project led to the creation of new literature and visual art and a usable literary itinerary in the city of Tolmezzo.
Events in Tolmezzo on Friday 23 February 2024
WALK WITH AUTHORS TO DISCOVER THE LITERARY ROUTE – event for schools
Piazza XX Settembre / 10.00
During the walk, the students will discover the places and work of Angelica Ianesi: her texts, together with those of Mariagiorgia Ulbar, will be revived in the digital literary itinerary created thanks to the project in the city of Tolmezzo. Accompanied by researchers Tancredi Artico and Clara Stella and poetess Mariagiorgia Ulbar, the participating classes will enjoy the digital itinerary and the readings performed by the authors in the city’s symbolic places.
The walk will end with a moment of refreshment at the Gortani Carnic Museum, the last stop where the final elaborations of those who participated will be collected.
PRESENTATION OF THE VOLUMES WITH THE AUTHORS AND EXHIBITION
Civic Library “Pittoni” / 18.00
The event includes the presentation of the volumes freshly printed by B#S edizioni: Il Caffè (critical edition of the text by Angelica Ianesi, edited by Clara Stella) and the poetry collection Gèlita by Mariagiorgia Ulbar, in a dialogue with the authors led by Tancredi Artico, director of the publishing house and researcher.
Followed by a guided tour to discover the “artist’s map” on coffee, created in residence by Vietnamese artist Quynh Lahm.
Followed by delivery and signing of copies.
The event is free and free of charge, with limited places; booking is recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org