Exhibition, Live Performance

BASTIONI DI PORTA VENEZIA | Corso di Porta Venezia 63 Milano
24th – 27th October 2019 | 10 am – 6 pm

Faust Cardinali will wear some of his sculptural jewels on the occasion of the Milano Jewelry Week in the iconic location of the Bastions of Porta Venezia, in a live performance that will involve visitors inviting them to interact with art and for art. For the first time he will wear one of his latest works, an ornamental belt through which he wants to represent the contemporary, in the precious and in the poor, in the light and in the shadow. It will bring rings where the notion of man or woman is abolished, but in which he shows a futuristic and archaeological style at the same time. During the entire duration of the event, Faust will draw the characteristic signs and traits of his work on sheets of paper, and will inscribe the phrases that reflect his Manifesto of the artist’s Bijou, presented at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Louvre in Paris in 2014. His performance will be supported by Valigeria Lombarda of Varese and by Agylé of Biella – Milan who will dress him for the occasion.


In 1600 the Porta Orientale (today Porta Venezia) was placed to the north in the walls of the Spanish walls that had been built between 1548 and 1562, by order of Ferrante I Gonzaga, at the time governor of the city for Carlo V. The perimeter of the walls extended for about eleven kilometers and was protected by a mighty wall with towers and lunettes connected by bastions. The tract, which today we know with the name of Bastioni di Porta Venezia, was then called Bastioni di San Dionigi.