cArte, Expandend Museum of Paper and Print of Venice is a thematic museum itinerary made up of seven artistic workshops linked to the world of paper and printing in the historic center of Venice: Ca‘ Macana, Carterìa ai Frari, Fallani Venezia, Itaca Art Studio, Plum Plum Creations, Roberto Moro, veneziastampa. Through an installation resulting from the joint work of Ca‘ Foscari and local cultural companies, each shop/stop of the expanded museum hosts a dedicated corner that explains the techniques, materials, machinery, and activities related to each specific craft, and communicates its uniqueness by telling citizens and tourists a part of the history of Venice. A celebration of Venetian paper and printing but also of local craftsmanship which is an authentic model rooted in the local economy, with special attention to materials, the circularity of processes, and social relations.

Ca' Macana

Ca' Macana began making traditional Venetian masks in 1984 when the Venice Carnival was making a comeback after two centuries of decline. Although traditional Venetian masks were important for the social relations and lifestyle of ancient Venice, the tradition of Venetian masks was lost. Over time they specialized in traditional Venetian masks, deepening their true meaning: something unique in the history of mankind, in Venice the masks have come out of the celebration of the festival to become part of the daily life of the citizens. Ca' Macana is committed to the study, creation, sale, and transmission of the history of traditional Venetian masks through workshops and ateliers for the young and old.

Calle Capeller, Dorsoduro 3215
monday/sunday 10am – 6:30pm
camacana.com

Ca Macana

Paper mache mask, Ca’ Macana

Carterìa ai Frari

Carterìa ai Frari è stata fondata da Elisabetta Casaburi, nata a Venezia nel 1966, un’artigiana maestra d’arte in ceramica che sin dalla maturità ha coltivato la passione per la grafica e la letteratura seguendo corsi e lavorando sul campo. Ha lavorato per la Rivista Internazionale Contemporanea che si occupava di arte e dove ha incrociato artisti e designer da tutto il mondo.
Ha lavorato presso studi grafici dove ha affinato la manualità e l’attenzione verso i vari tipi di carta e cartone. Nel 2008 ha deciso di investire quanto maturato dalle sue precedenti esperienze e ha fatto nascere la sua Carterìa. Nella sua bottega coniuga la produzione di oggetti d’uso comune con la passione per la carta - piegata, stampata o legata.


Calle Larga Prima, San Polo 2954
monday/saturday 10am – 1:30pm, 3pm – 6:30pm
carteriaaifrari.it

Carteria ai Frari

Bookbinding station, Carterìa ai Frari

Fallani Venezia

Fallani Venezia is an artisan laboratory of artistic screen printing, active since 1968 in the heart of the city. It prints high-quality editions, putting its technical expertise and sensitivity at the service of painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, street artists, graphic artists, and designers interpreting and translating their different expressive languages into graphics. Gianpaolo Fallani inherited the passion for screen printing from his father Fiorenzo, who has collaborated with over 200 artists from all over the world (including Renato Guttuso, Virgilio Guidi, Gianni Dova, Mario Deluigi, Hans Richter, Salvatore Fiume, Emilio Vedova) and for which has made over 1000 editions. The commissioned printing activity continues, also proposing workshops and residences of various levels, inviting artists to get to know and experience the versatility and potential of this printing technique.

Calle Longa Santa Caterina, Cannaregio 5001/A
monday/saturday 9:30am – 12:30am, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
fallanivenezia.com

Fallani

Carriage for prints, Fallani Venezia

Itaca Art Studio

Itaca Art Studio è il laboratorio artistico di Monica Martin, nata a Jesolo nel 1970. Monica ha vissuto in Italia e all'estero prima di trasferirsi definitivamente a Venezia, città che ha scelto per essere quotidianamente a contatto con l'elemento acqua. Disegna fin da quando era piccola e nel tempo si appassiona a varie tecniche artistiche che porta avanti seguendo le sue fasi creative. Ha aperto Itaca Art Studio nel 1999, dove realizza acquerelli, grafica d'arte (incisioni, xilografie, monotipi, linoleografie...) pittura, ceramica, oggetti d'arte e installazioni. Per le opere di grafica d'arte parte dalla lavorazione di una matrice, passando per la fase dell'inchiostrazione fino poi a giungere alla stampa della matrice stessa, con il torchio o altri mezzi, sul supporto cartaceo.


Ex Convento SS. Cosma e Damiano, Giudecca 620 - Studio n.8
monday/sunday 10:30am – 7pm (appointment is recommended, please call +39 349 3952052 or email info@itacaartstudio.com)
itacaartstudio.com

Itaca Art Studio

Copper plate for engraving, Itaca Art Studio by Monica Martin

Roberto Moro

Roberto Moro has been taking photos since he was 17 and founded his first studio in 2008. He mainly deals with interior photography, events, still life, and entertainment. He graduated in Communication Sciences at the University of Trieste and completed the cycle of exams in Visual and Multimedia Communications at the IUAV in Venice (without defending his thesis), and has a master's degree in Advanced Photography at the IED in Milan. In addition to his activity - Roberto applies his creative talent to devote himself to photography as an art form and to create a series of photos with various themes, on display in various Italian institutions.


Fondamenta San Giacomo, Giudecca 212/C
monday/friday 9am –6pm, saturday 9am – 1pm
robertomoro.it

Roberto Moro

Venice Lagoon, Roberto Moro

Plum Plum Creations

Plum Plum Creations is the atelier of Arianna Sautariello, a Venetian young woman who has decided to preserve the ancient art of printing in Venice. In her cozy art studio opened in 2016, it is possible to find calcographic engravings, drypoints, linocuts, watercolors, and drawings. Venice is her source of inspiration and her goal is to let everyone know that craftsmanship in Venice is still alive and resists more than ever.



Fondamenta dei Ormesini, Cannaregio 2681
monday/saturday 11am – 2pm, 4pm – 7pm (October/May)
monday/saturday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm (June/September)
plumplumcreations.com

Plum Plum Creations

Paper on the chalcographic press, Plum Plum Creations

veneziastampa

Luca Valonta and Michele Costantini, both Venetians, founded veneziastampa® in 1989, taking over a pre-existing printing and graphics company. After an in-depth research and an intense study in Venice for a name for the company, veneziastampa was born. The shop deals with letterpress printing, offset printing and digital printing. Here they still create original works one by one, using phosphor plates and movable type in wood and lead that they patiently compose by hand.


Campo Santa Maria Mater Domini, Santa Croce 2173
monday/saturday 10am – 5pm
veneziastampa.com

veneziastampa

Composite, veneziastampa