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Call for participation

The items used for worship within the Christian Catholic church are many and meet the many needs of the congregations who gather inside churches to celebrate the Eucharist. These include the very important holy vases and specifically, the chalice and the paten in which the bread and wine of the Eucharist are consecrated and consumed. In the Eucharistic cult, the chalice and paten are joined by the pyx, shrine and monstrance. 


The exhibition, which will show a panorama of selected holy vases made in Europe, aims to highlight the influence of post-Council policy directions on the current production in different countries. 

The subject of the event is contemporary holy vases selected from the creations of artists, designers and specialist ateliers, and it will be held as part of the next Koinè, Vicenza from 13-15 February 2023.

The exhibition, intended for a public of visitors to Koinè, is an invitation to artists, ateliers and manufacturers which are showcasing liturgical items and furnishings in line with the direction expressed by the Catholic Church as part of Vatican Council II. 

The selection will be based on holy vases that seek a dialogue with the contemporary world, its many stimuli, different languages, and current expressive values through original aesthetic research and using a balanced expressive register.
As well as the original nature of the aesthetic research, the directions expressed by Vatican Council II documents and later will also be taken into account. Specific attention will also go to the sobriety, nobility and beauty to be sought in the shape and materials used, as well as in the splendour of the decoration.
No Later than 31 October 2022: Participants should send their participation form with relevant annexes, completed and signed, to the curator of the exhibition ( and to Koinè (
No later than 30 November 2022: Send the descriptions and high-definition photos of the material for selection.

For selection, it is possible to send the exhibition coordinators JPEG images, photos and catalogues with images of holy vases, made by the artist, atelier or manufacturer.

Those intending to create pieces especially for the exhibition can send, for each proposal:

  • At least one drawing/sketch in colour, showing the item from different viewpoints.
  • Brief outlines of the materials and techniques that will be used for the creation.

For more details and to know everything you need to participate, download the call and the application forms:


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Download the release form for the use of the images:


Prof. Angelomaria Alessio, 

Koinè Ricerca. 


Chiara Fizzotti,

Team Koinè.