Book launch Päivi Ernkvist
Welcome to this book launch and mini-exhibition by Päivi Ernkvist 30/10-2/11! The Venetian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova’s talent and versatility were enormous. A little known fact is that he, among other things, started a silk weaving business in Lyon, which under the direction of others then grew to 400 small and large silk weavers. But by then, Casanova’s troubled spirit had already found other countries and focus of his creativity.
Päivi and Anders Ernkvist have made a selection and translated excerpts and fragments from Casanova’s Memoirs. Each book is individually crafted in one hundred copies and has its own ceramic seal. Päivi Ernkvist will be presenting the Magic Box and the book “With the Eyes of Love”, a project realised together with graphic designer Lisa Olausson. The book’s color images are details of the hand-painted wallpapers from Drottningholm Castle Theatre.