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 Udine on Thursday 22 February 2024
PRESENTATION OF THE VOLUMES “THE COFFEE” AND “GÈLITA” WITH THE AUTHORS – event for schools
Municipio – Salone del Popolo / 10.00
During the meeting, the students will discover the two volumes published by B#S edizioni: “Il Caffè” by Angelica Ianesi (critical edition 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.
A world café (a practical and collaborative workshop) was organised for the participating classes following the presentation.
PRESENTATION OF THE VOLUMES WITH THE AUTHORS AND EXHIBITION
Civic Library “Joppi” / 18.00
The event includes the presentation of two volumes published by B#S edizioni: “Il Caffè” by Angelica Ianesi (critical edition 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.
This will be followed by a guided tour to discover two precious objects in the exhibition: the “artist’s map” on coffee, created in residence by the Vietnamese artist Quynh Lahm, and the manuscript of “Il Caffè” by Angelica Ianesi, one of the treasures of the Joppi library.
This will be followed by the delivery and signing of the copies.
The event is free and free of charge, with limited places; booking is recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org