Keynote Speakers

Stella Battaglia
Museo Galileo – Institute and Museum of the History of Science
Florence, Italy

Sculptor (Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze). After working in dance and theatre, she turned to the figurative arts focusing on the theme of perspective and anamorphosis accompanied by an in-depth study of optical distortion in sculpture.
Her reflection on the relationship between vision and object, between the two dimensions of the image and the three dimensions of sculpture (2D – 3D) has led to the creation of works in a wide range of materials, traditional and otherwise, including video installations. The image is taken as a point of departure for a shape that develops through space in a rhythmic, dynamic manner. A sense of motion predominates and this enters into resonance with the motion of the observer walking around the work.
Collaboration with the Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence has been of major importance. Together with Gianni Miglietta, she has realized installations for various national and international exhibitions (starting in 2001 with In the Sign of Masaccio. The Invention of Perspective, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi) and workshops on the theme of the relationship between vision and representation, art and science.
She collaborates regularly with the Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, corso di Geometria Descrittiva.
She was called upon by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure for consultation on the perspective used in the bas-relief of the Pulpit of Donatello in the church of San Lorenzo, Florence; consultation about optical proportions of the Vittoria alata di Brescia.
Her artworks are shown in Paris (France), Galerie BOA; Shanghai (China), Wison Art Museum; Vero Beach (Florida, Usa) ACA Art Concept Alternative.

Museo Galileo

Naho Yamashita

Ishoken/Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center
Tajimi, Japan
Ceramic Design

Yamashita Naho is affiliated with Ishoken (Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center, Japan), which was established sixty years ago, back in 1959. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree (Design in Craft and Industrial) from the Design Department at Okayama Prefectural University, Japan. Her fields of specialization include Ceramics design, Plaster molding, and Slipcasting. At Ishoken, she is a group leader and is in charge of the International Office and Human Resources Development. Her main professional achievements are as follows:

  • YOU- Ceramic DNA -DESIGN & ART for USE- (Korean Cultural Center Beijing, China 2018)
  • Exhibition “FUTURE OF ASIA – Contemporary Ceramic Arts “(Icheon CERAPIA, Korea 2017)
  • Exhibition “Utsuwa” from Tokai, Koshinetsu (The Museum of Arts & Crafts. ITAMI/Itami city, Hyogo 2015)
  • Winning a “Choza Award” at Choza Award Contemporary Ceramic Design Biennial Exhibition(Tokoname City, Aichi 2014)
  • Exhibition “MINO-TOUJI 100″(Tajimi City, Gifu 2014)
  • Exhibition “MINO CERAMIC NOW 2012″(Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu/Tajimi City, Gifu 2012)
  • Winning a ” Bronze Award” at The 9th International Ceramics Competition MINO (2011)
  • Ceramic factory Design Category /”MINO-TOSUI KAKUTOKURI -Ichitakasa project-“

Dr. Armen Kazaryan

State Institute for Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation
Moscow, Russian Federation 

Armen Kazaryan, Dr. in the History of Arts, Director of the Research Institute for Theory and History of Architecture and Town Planning (NIITIAG), and Vice-Director of the State Institute for Art Studies, both at Moscow. Hi is a member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, of the Armenian Academy of Sciences, and honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. His four-volume study „Church Architecture of the Seventh Century in Transcaucasian Countries: Formation and Development of the Tradition“ (Moscow, 2012–2013, in Russian) was honored with the Europa Nostra Award (2014) and with the Toros Toramanian Award (2016). Nowadays, he takes part in a large study of the architecture of Ani, the medieval capital of Armenia. He has cooperated with Turkish colleagues and the World Monuments Fund on the field of documentation and conservation of the monuments of Armenian architecture in the Eastern Turkey. Another current research is focused on the architecture of the Armenian churches and monasteries of southern provinces of modern-day Russia, from Crimea to Astrakhan.


Emmanuel Bréon MA
Chief Curator, Museum of French Monuments, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
Paris, France

Knight of Arts and Letters, member of the Corephae of Ile d France, member of the Departmental Committee of Movable Objects, Hauts-de-Seine, member of the Association of Conservators of Public Collections of France (President of the Federated Section of Ile de France for 3 years), editor of the CNDP Selection Review, President of the Association Art Deco de France.

Curator-in-Chief of Heritage and head of the painting department of the Museum of French Monuments at the City of Architecture and Heritage (la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine), Palais de Chaillot, Paris. Since April 2011; Director of the National Museum of the Tuileries Orangery from 2008 to 2011. Director of the Municipal Museums of Boulogne-Billancourt, from 1983 to October 2008: Museum of the Thirties, Paul Landowski Garden Museum, Atelier Joseph Bernard, Paul Belmondo Museum. He was creator of the Museum of the 30s: opened in 1998. Initiator of the architectural journey of the 30s in Boulogne-Billancourt (1985) (Le Corbusier, Mallet-Stevens, Patout, Perret, Faure-Dujarric, Tony Garnier …). The Museum of the Thirties received the 2002 Grand Prix du Tourisme and the Culture-Handicap Prize for the specific welcome in sign language. Creator of the Paul Belmondo Museum and figurative sculpture of the twentieth century inaugurated on September 15, 2010.

Emmanuel Bréon was awarded with Houllevigue Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts, Critics’ Prize in New York for the exhibition Ruhlman Exhibition, Genius of Art Deco presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Published books: Claude-Marie, Edouard et Guillaume Dubufe, Portraits d’un siècle d’élégance parisienne: Editions de la Délégation Artistique de la Ville de Paris, 1988; Boulogne-Billancourt, Ville des Temps Modernes: Editions Institut Français d’Architecture, 1992; Juan Gris et les Dimanches de Boulogne: Editions Herscher, 1992; Henry Arnold, sculpteur: Editrente, 1993; Enrico Campagnola, sculpteur: Editrente, 1995; L’Art des Années 30: Editions Somogy, 1997; L’Art des Années 30: Editions France Loisirs, 1998; Paul Belmondo, La Sculpture Sereine: Editions Somogy, 1997; Paul Belmondo, Le Dessin pour Passion: Editions Paris-Musées, 2000; Charles, Pierre et Mathilde Lenoir: Editrente, 2002; Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Les Archives: Editions Flammarion, 2001; Henri Delcambre, sculpteur: Editions Somogy, 2006; Gaston Suisse, laqueur Art Déco: Editions Somogy, Paris 2013; L’Ambassade de France à Belgrade, un chef d’œuvre Art Déco: Editions Internationales, Paris 2013; Enrico Campagnola: Editions Somogy, 2016; Paris Art Déco: Editions Somogy, 2017; Robert Humblot: Editions Somogy, 2017; Palais de Chaillot, Palais Art Déco: Editions Mare et Martin, 2018; Pierre Cruèges, décorateur: Editions Somogy 2018; L’Ambassade de France à Ottawa: Editions Internationales, 2018.

Emmanuel Breon is the author of numerous exhibitions, among which we point up to the exhibition “Quand l’Art Déco séduit le monde”, Paris 2013.