On Thursday, March 8th, 2018, the Italian food company Colavita USA conducted an olive oil tasting and hosted a lunch, entitled “Taste of the World”, which offered the guests the chance to try the different types of premium extra virgin olive oils from different regions of the world.
Poem (Wild Geese), 2015. Courtesy of Claudia Palmira
A selection of works by the multifaceted Italian American talent, Claudia Palmira, are on view at the prominent Margutta Home Gallery in Rome from February 22nd. Along with artists, Elena Drommi, Claudia Bellini and Fabio Ferrone Viola, the exhibition will run through March 25th, 2018.
Korean born, Italian based artist Jukhee Kwon, uses abandoned Italian books in innovative ways and creates visually compelling sculptures. Her works will be on display at Ierimonti Gallery until March 16th, 2018.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, 1623-24. Marble. Church of the Gesù, Rome. Detail
"The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù: Bernini and His Age" opened at Fairfield University Art Museum on February 2nd. Curated by Director Linda Wolk-Simon, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition features treasures from Rome's Church of the Gesù, never before seen in America, including a great Bernini’s marble sculpture.
On the occasion of this year's exhibition dedicated to the awe-inspiring yet unrecognized artist Alberto Savinio, brother of the famed Giorgio De Chirico, we had the chance to talk with CIMA's President and Founder Laura Mattioli. An insightful conversation that traces back the institution's history and its ongoing effort to bring to international prominence Italian Modern Artists.
Installation view of Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Image courtesy Tom Powel
For the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Arte Povera Movement Lévy Gorvy Gallery New York presents an exhibition on the visionary Ileana Sonnabend, gallerist, patron, and collector who championed the movement. Curated by renowned art historian Germano Celant, "Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera" is on view through Decemeber 23, 2017.
Alberto Savinio, I re magi (The Wise Men), 1929. Mart – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (c) 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS) / SIAE, Rome. Photo: Dario Lasagni
The Center of Italian Modern Art (CIMA) puts ambitious effort towards bringing to international prominence the awe-inspiring yet under-recognized artist, Alberto Savinio. During one of their public programs, i-Italy had the chance to interview one of the most important art historians and critics of the postwar period in Italy, Renato Barilli, and discover the nature of Savinio’s relationship with his better known brother.