Bologna Acqua Inbocca
About Acqua Inbocca
Along Via Solferino is this brightly coloured artisan shop just opened at the end of 2011. The name, which is quite unusual even by Italian standards literally means ‘water mouth’ or ‘water in the mouth’. The characteristic of water in the name is synonymous with silence.
Created in 1998 by the artist Davide Minaldi from Catania, the idea followed a previous project called Cartura where paper and rubbish were used to create imaginative works of art.
In 2009, he moved to Bologna to set up his workshop and continued to develop this idea further by creating, as he puts it, ‘dreams made of paper and poetry’. As well as paper though, another main ingredient is surprisingly, flour.
The atmosphere here is naturally, flowing with imagination, creativity and friendliness. They don’t mind people stopping by just to watch them as this is all part of their aim to spread knowledge of this ambitious project.
Each work of art is unique and beautifully painted, not to say the least, crafted with great care and precision since they are very fragile. Many of the present ones on display in the shop represent famous figures however, they take on commissioned work.
Acqua Inbocca also organize exhibitions and hold laboratory classes.
Ideas are welcome just as eagerly as visitors.