Gian Franco Morini was born in Faenza in 1955. He attended the Institute for Ceramic Art in Faenza and the Fine Art Academy in Bologna.
Augusto Betti and Alfonso Leoni were his teachers, he worked as a young apprentice together the Masters Panos Tsalakos and Carlo Zauli.
Since the Seventies he has worked in the ceramic industry, in international firms, as a researcher.
Panos Tsolakos, one of the protagonists of the ceramic renovation that took place in Faenza in the sixties and seventies, winner of the 1971 International Art Ceramics Competition and numerous and prestigious other awards in Italy and abroad
In collaboration with the ceramic sculptor Carlo Zauli, unquestionably considered one of the most important sculptor ceramicists of the twentieth century.
Fiorano Modenese (MO)
He also directs the research and development laboratories for other brands in the same group: Ceramiche Corallo, Indus, Gualdo, Edil Carani, Eiffelgres, Gruppo Ariostea..
Bathroom wall tiles design with ceramic tiles and optical fibers with Iris Ceramiche.
Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO)
Development of customized floors and walls.
Sculptures and installations in ceramic and iron at his home-laboratory.
2022 // next opening
Pieces of art signed by Morini and other great artists, share the space together with 'residues' of industrial ceramics
Der Kunst Garten is a partner in Emilia-Romagna of the Case della Memoria, a national network of places that make up the homes (today museum-houses) of illustrious personalities in every field of knowledge, art, literature, science, history .
Permanent sculptures and installations
Gian Franco Morini called ‘il Moro’, sculptor and designer, provocative and paradoxical, exaggerated and contradictory, ingenious and vulgar, has fulfilled a dream: to transform his home-workshop, located in the countryside of Faenza, into a Garden of Art, the sculpture of his life.
Der Kunst Garten, in German language, to emphasize the international vocation of this garden: a private space in a garden, a lawn and a house without gates or barriers, where anyone can go, stop, have a chat with the landlord, and watch the artworks of the artists who will be invited to take turns.
Since its opening, the museum has taken on new geometries, the metamorphosis is continuous. Adjacent to his laboratory house, in the Faenza countryside, the garden can be visited for free.
Der Kunst Garten is since 2023 the Gian Franco Morini House Museum, partner in Emilia-Romagna of the Case della Memoria, a national network of places that brings together the houses (today house-museums) of illustrious personalities in every field of knowledge, art, literature, science, history. The intent is to get closer to the daily dimension of the artist, in this case Gian Franco Morini known as 'Il Moro' and to solicit his discovery and relationship.
Address: Via Modigliana 16, 48018 Faenza (RA) // ITALY
Entering the KEIN MUSEUM ABER KUNST is a journey into the multiverse of Morini, known as il Moro, a sculptor and designer from Faenza who here becomes the guardian of memory. An unconventional art museum, where everything is archived with taste and dedication according to the logic of the Moor, a logic that is in continuous exhibition evolution.
Space embraces matter and history finds its own unusual timeline of storytelling. Pieces of art signed by Morini and other great ceramicist friends share the space together with unique 'residues' of industrial ceramics, including research ones. A poetic tale of the absolutely unique object.
Address: Via Borgo S. Rocco, 116 - 48018 Faenza (RA) // ITALY
by appointment only - at intuitive times
Via Modigliana 16, 48018 Faenza (RA) // ITALY
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