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Italy in New York è gestito in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York.

 

Italy in New York is managed in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in New York.


Address by the Consul General of Italy in New York

Francesco Maria Talò 

 

Italy in New York è diviso in due sezioni: la prima relativa ad informazioni dirette agli operatori economici italiani che per la prima volta si affacciano sul mercato statunitense (guide commerciali, contatti di Istituzioni, contatti di professionisti, ecc.); la seconda sezione costituita da una parte interattiva dove vengono pubblicati gli eventi principali che si tengono nell’area di New York, distinti per settori di attività,  dove gli operatori interessati – Istituzioni italiane, Organizzazioni regionali, Associazioni di categoria ed imprenditori – possono inserire eventi che desiderano pubblicizzare ad un più vasto pubblico.

 
Italy in New York is divided into an informational section where events are flagged according to their field of operation, and an interactive part where users - be they Italian institutions, regional organizations, business associations or entrepreneurs - can submit information that they wish to transmit to a wide public.

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Medardo Rosso

CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art, NY,

This fall, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will present a major installation of sculpture, drawing, and experimental photography by acclaimed modernist Medardo Rosso, revealing the masterful range of an artist known chiefly for his three-dimensional work. Anchored by a major loan from the Museo Medardo Rosso in Barzio, Italy, the presentation explores the broad range of materials-from gesso, wax, and bronze, to photography and drawing-in which Rosso worked. The installation marks the first time that a comprehensive group of drawings by Rosso will be on view together. "Medardo Rosso" will be the second presentation mounted by the foundation. CIMA will concurrently present two works by the American artist Cy Twombly, including the painting Untitled (New York City), 1956, and the work-on-paper Idilion, 1976. Born in the U.S., Twombly spent much of his life in Rome and frequently drew inspiration from classical mythology and the Italian Renaissance. His paintings and drawings often feature large-scale, freely made, calligraphic marks-emotive gestures that will foster a dynamic dialogue when presented alongside the drawings of Rosso.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
Website: 
http://www.italianmodernart.org/visit/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
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Sculpture in the Age of Donatello

Museum of Biblical Art, NY,

Twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpturemost never seen outside Italy-will be exhibited at MOBIA as the centerpiece of the Museum's tenth anniversary season. MOBIA will be the sole world-wide venue for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. These works-by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, Luca della Robbia and others-were made in the first decades of the fifteenth century for Florence Cathedral ("Il Duomo"), which was then in the last phase of its construction, and are figural complements to Brunelleschi's soaring dome, conveying an analogous sense of courage and human potential. Like the dome, these statues of prophets and saints express the spiritual tension of a faith-driven humanism destined to transform Western culture.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Museum of Biblical Art, Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, New York.
Website: 
http://mobia.org/
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
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IAVANET Exhibition: By Hand And By Lens: Portraits by Italian-American Artists

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
An exhibition of works that capture the essence and national characteristics of each subject.   Artists: Robert Franca John Milisenda Rita Passeri Antonio Petracca Siena Gillann Porta Richard Laurenzi Donald Vaccino Peter Vaccino Angela Valeria Joe Zarba   The Italian-American Visual Artists Network (IAVANET) is a group of painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic designers and installation artists whose work encompasses a full range of expression from abstraction to representation. Some artists make explicit references to Italian and Italian-American themes, from family life to religiosity to pop culture.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 10:30 AM - 07:00 PM )
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Gaetano Pesce, One Of A Kind Iconic Works 1967-2015

Allouche Gallery, NY,

Since the 1960's, Gaetano Pesce has been challenging the dogma of traditional aesthetics by creating a multicisciplinary practice that embraces an art, architecture and design of expressiveness that is a commentary on reality, color, figurative representation and political commitment. Gaetano Pesce, One of a Kind Works, 1967-2015, exhibits over sixty works, some of which will be seen in New York for the very first time.

Sector: 
Design
Organizing institution: 
Allouche Gallery
Website: 
http://www.allouchegallery.com/
( 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM )
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Alberto Biasi-Unlimited Perception

De Buck Gallery, NY,

NEW YORK, NY - De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition by acclaimed Italian artist Alberto Biasi,entitled Unlimited Perception. The exhibition marks Biasi's debut at De Buck Gallery, and his first solo exhibition in New York since 1971. The exhibition will be on view from March 26 through May 2, with an opening reception to be held on April 16 from 6-8 PM, which the artist is scheduled to attend.

Alberto Biasi first came to prominence in 1960s Italy as a founding member of the Gruppo N, and is today hailed as a pioneer figure in the field of optical art - and more specifically, Italy's Arte Programmata movement. After the dissolution of Gruppo N in late 1964, Biasi embarked upon evolving the principles that were first developed as part of this collective artist group, and in earlier works like the Trame series, which dates from the late 1950s. Throughout his lengthy career, Biasi has sought to explore the visual possibilities of utilizing a mixture of traditional and untraditional materials - including PVC, mirrors, and light itself.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
De Buck Gallery
Website: 
http://www.debuckgallery.com/
( 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM )
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Concert: string instruments coming from four different cities

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The exhibition will present Italian string instruments coming from four different cities, and made from the 17th to the 20th century. In particular, the only surviving violin made by Giovanni Pietro Caspani in 1657 will be shown. The instruments, property of the luthier and violin dealer Christophe Landon, will be played in an opening event by the Italian violinist Emanuele De Biase.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Performance: Lontano Nel Mondo / Far In The World: An evening with the music of Luigi Tenco

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Presented with the Associazione Liguri nel Mondo (New York Chapter)

The first modern italian singer and songwriter is told through his songs and his words - from the beginning until his tragic end at the 1967 Sanremo Festival. The show will include performances of famous songs such as Mi sono innamorato di teLontano lontanoVedrai vedrai and the final masterpiece Ciao amore, ciao.

With: Elena Buttiero, piano Ferdinando Molteni, voice, guitar, narration

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Lecture: Grounds Of Reclamation: Fascism in the Pontine Marshes

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A lecture by Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg (Brown University).

In ENGLISH.

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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An Evening with “Italian” Writers: Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Arbërescë author Carmine Abate and Algerian-Italian author Amara Lakhous will be in conversation with their American editor and publisher, Michael Reynolds. The discussion will focus on the migration of the word from "mother tongue" to spoken dialect, to written text, to published and translated books. Among other things, the authors will discuss linguistic and ethnic pluralism in the "new Italy."  Carmine Abate was born in Calabria, southern Italy. He immigrated to Germany at a young age and now lives in Trentino, northern Italy, where he teaches university. His first book, a collection of short stories, was published in 1984. He has since published numerous prize-winning novels including Between Two Seas (Europa Editions 2008) and a collection of poetry. 

Amara Lakhous was born in Algiers in 1970. He has a degree in philosophy from the University of Algiers and another in cultural anthropology from the University la Sapienza, Rome. He recently completed a Ph.D. thesis entitled Living Islam as a Minority." His first novel, Le cimici e il pirata (Bedbugs and the Pirate), was published in 1999. Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, winner of Italy's prestigious Flaiano prize, is his second novel. He lives in Italy.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Italian Scientific Migration to the United States after the 1938 Racial Laws

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Alessandra Gissi, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

The Fascist government's 1938 anti-Semitic Racial Laws prompted a major migration of Italian intellectuals to the United States. While historiography has devoted considerable attention to the issue of scientific migration during the 1930s, scholars have mostly overlooked the Italian case. Drawing on individual biographies, institutional histories, and theoretical contributions, Alessandra Gissi provides a new analytic approach to the topic. Using a wide range of sources, principally the records of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, Gissi challenges the idea that the Italian scientific wave to the United States was simply an exile or an escape. Rather, it presented traits typical of migration, such as the placement of scholars via a system of migration networks. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(07:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Talea Ensemble: Music of Pierluigi Billone Works by the Italian composer

Columbia University - Italian Academy for Advanced Studied, NY,

"A crucial part of the New York cultural ecosphere" (says the NYTimes), the Talea Ensemble is the Recipient of the 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. It has given many important world and US premieres of new works by composers including Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Olga Neuwirth, John Zorn, Unsuk Chin, Rand Steiger, Beat Furrer, and Fausto Romitelli. Talea has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Wien Modern, Contempuls, Newport Jazz Festival, La Ciudad de las Ideas (Mexico), Art Summit Indonesia (Jakarta), and the International Contemporary Music Festival (Peru). Radio broadcasts of performances have been heard on ORF (Austria), HRF (Germany), and WQXR's Q2. As an active collaborator of new music Talea has joined forces with the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Consulate General of Denmark, the Korean Cultural Service NY, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Ukrainian Institute. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University - Italian Academy for Advanced Studied
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu
(07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Italian Identity: In the name of the Father and the Son: Italian Migrations in the Art of Joseph and William Papaleo

Westchester Italian Cultural Center, NY,

Joseph Papaleo (1925 - 2004) was considered the grandfather of Italian American writing. He was a best-selling author who won the Guggenheim and American Book Award, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize Award for his short stories collection, Italian Stories. Joseph Papaleo retained a profound sense of inferiority about his Italian identity throughout his career. From a reading of some of Joseph Papaleo's writing, Professor Fred Gardaphe will analyze not only the inner conflict between the success and inferiority, but also the influence the Italian American identity has had in the development of the art and life of William Papaleo.

Professor Fred Gardaphe is a Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. He directs the Italian/American Studies Program at Queens and formerly directed the programs in Italian American and American Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the Associate Editor of Fra Noi, an Italian American monthly newspaper, editor of the Series in Italian American Studies at State University of New York Press, and co-founding-co-editor of Voices in Italian Americana, a literary journal and cultural review.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Website: 
http://wiccny.org/
(05:30 PM )
Thursday
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Book Presentation: Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2015) by Ruth Ben-Ghiat   In Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema, Ruth Ben-Ghiat provides the first in-depth study of feature and documentary films produced under the auspices of Mussolini's government that took as their subjects or settings Italy's African and Balkan colonies. These "empire films" were Italy's entry into an international market for the exotic. The films engaged its most experienced and cosmopolitan directors (Augusto Genina, Mario Camerini) as well as new filmmakers (Roberto Rossellini) who would make their marks in the postwar years. Ben-Ghiat sees these films as part of the aesthetic development that would lead to neo-realism. Shot in Libya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, these movies reinforced Fascist racial and labor policies and were largely forgotten after the war. Ben-Ghiat restores them to Italian and international film history in this gripping account of empire, war, and the cinema of dictatorship.   The author in conversation with: Richard Peña, New York Film Festival / Columbia University Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University   In ENGLISH.  

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Federico Fellini "Making a film" - book presentation and panel

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

 

Federico Fellini's Fare un film (1980) is the most comprehensive collection of the idiosyncratic Italian director's writings available in any language. The contents were culled from a variety of sources long out of print, including interviews, autobiographical pieces, and materials that initially appeared as supplements to published screenplays. The German publisher Diogenes Verlag AG released the first version of the text as Aufsätze und Notizen in 1974, and an English translation with the title of Fellini on Fellini followed in 1976. While Fellini was not directly involved with the German or English publications, friends and colleagues convinced the director to edit the contents of the compilation considerably before it was published in Italian by the Einaudi press as Fare un film (Making a Film) in 1980. The new translation from Contra Mundum Press will make this authoritative collection, expanded, reworked and approved by Federico Fellini, available to readers of English for the first time.

Panelists:

Natasha Senjanovic (journalist) Wendy Keys (Film Society Lincoln Center) Christopher Burton-White (translator)

Followed by the screening of the film Toby Dammitt (1968)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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An Evening with “Italian” Writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous, and Prof. Grace Russo Bullaro

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

An Evening with "Italian" Writers: Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous and Professor Grace Russo Bullaro

This event is centered around the two writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous. Carmine Abate grew up in Carlizzi, a small village of the Arbersche community, in southern Calabria. After graduating from the University of Bari (Puglia), he moved to Hamburg, where his father had earlier emigrated. There he taught at a school for immigrants and began publishing his first stories. In 1984, his first collection of short stories appeared under the title Den Koffer und weg! This was followed by a socio-anthropological study conducted jointly with Meike Behrmann on the community of Calabrian emigrants, published as I Germanesi. After a decade in Germany, Abate returned to Italy and settled in Besenello in Trentino, where he continues to work as a writer and teacher.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(08:00 PM )
Friday
Saturday
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SIGNORA/SENORA ROSSINI: Discovering Mrs. Rossini A celebration of Isabella Colbran, wife of Giochino Rossino

Sheen Center in Noho, NY,

On April 10th and 11th at the newly opened Sheen Center in NoHo, Divaria Productions presents a multi-disciplinary theatrical piece for classical singers, piano, harp and actor/narrator that tells the story of the wife and muse of composer Gioachino Rossini of Barber of Seville fame, Spanish born 19th century diva Isabella Colbran who was the toast of the opera stages of Europe in the early 19th century. The evening tells a tale of love, passion and intrigue at the San Carlo Opera in Naples, woven with excerpts of rarely heard opera solos from the age of bel canto, scenes and arias from Rossini's Neapolitan period that she premiered as well as Isabella's own compositions for voice and harp. The concert program and repertoire is curated by Italian musicologist Prof. Sergio Ragni, who recently published "Isabella Colbran, Isabella Rossni", edited by Zecchini in Italy.

Featuring tenor Thor Abjornsson, soprano Ashley Galvani Bell, mezzo soprano Augusta Caso, pianist Lucy Yates, harpist Katie Andrews and actor Luigi Rizzo 

Performances April 10th and 11th 2015, at 8 pm at the Sheen Center in Noho, located on the corner of Elizabeth and Bleecker Street in New York City. Tickets are $10-$30. For more information and tickets please visit: 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Sheen Center
Website: 
http://sheencenter.org/
(06:30 PM )
Friday
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty By Mario Marazziti

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Italian legislator Mario Marazziti, will present his book Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty, just published in English by Seven Stories Press. 

Ideally building on a tradition of political thinking and activism against the death penalty that can be traced back to 1764 Dei delitti e delle pene by Cesare Beccaria --an Enlightenment text well-known in post-Revolutionary U.S. and cherished among others by Thomas Jefferson-- Marazziti weaves together strands of reportage, research and personal narrative that benefit from his years at the forefront of the struggle against capital punishment as the spokesperson for the Rome-based progressive Catholic NGO Community of Sant'Egidio. The result is a soulful reflection, both moving and highly informative, on the profound inhumanity and irrationality of the death penalty, where the author manages to show the vast numbers of people impacted by this cruel practice and why the stakes are high not only for those on Death Row but for us all. 

"Marazziti's book is a deeply moving and cogently argued account of why an abominable practice, the death penalty, should be abolished. It dehumanizes those who use it. Its mistakes cannot be corrected." Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

"You WANT to read 13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty! Not only for its superb, well-crafted content, but because of its unique, colorful (very), amazing mover-&-shaker of an author whose friend I am proud to be. On the global scene no one has worked closer with me to abolish the death penalty than this man. These words are forged in fire!"Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking 

Mario Marazziti co-founded the World Coalition against the Death Penalty in 2002. In 2012, he was elected to the Lower House of Parliament in Italy, where his main interest is human-rights. He is the author of several books and a regular contributor for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
(06:30 PM )
Monday
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Migrating Words: Writer Amara Lakhous on Cultural and Literary Translation

Montclair State University - UN Hall Conference Center, NY,

While media coverage of the arrivals of immigrants to Italy (and Southern Europe at large) over the last several years tends to be sensationalistic and for the most part a reductive operation in "counting," writers such as Amara Lakhous are instead interested in "recounting" the stories of these migrants as they mix and clash with the "locals." With his books, Lakhous has provided a historically informed, culturally layered and linguistically rich portrayal of Italian society as fundamentally mixed in light of its massive emigration; its colonial and post-colonial experience; and its role in the current scenario of global immigration. In the course of his two-day engagement at Montclair State University, Lakhous will offer insights into these phenomena from the unique perspective of an Italian of Algerian origin who currently lives in New York. A writer who has established himself as a distinctive voice in Italian, Lakhous has found a way of migrating through words while also telling stories of migration with them.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Presented in collaboration with the French and Arabic Programs of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the AMICI Italian Club on campus Spearheaded and sponsored by The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Department of Spanish and Italian) at Montclair State University
Website: 
http://www.montclair.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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From Bunker To Immaterial. Art, preservation and the Third Reich's defenses along the European coast.

The Italian Academy of Columbia University, NY,

Xenia Vytuleva (Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, NY) Margherita Moscardini (Artist, winner of Premio New York, 2015)

The Nazi bunkers along the coast of Europe and Norway are in ruins, no longer serving as functioning architectural bodies or even as a record of violent human activity; they have become a new form of media, the abstract techno-basis of a new layer of coded information. Professor Xenia Vytuleva will discuss Margherita Moscardini's 1XUnknown, an ongoing project that seeks to re-think "Bunker Archaeology" and to unfold the potentialities of the Atlantic Wall, an extensive system of coastal fortifications built from 1942-1945.

Moscardini's project originates from research into solid inhabitable forms whose permanent nature expresses the way they belong to their context while -at the same time they are emancipated from it. Distinct and clear, these structures, which are devoid of foundations, also act as "sculptures" which have an archetypal quality. They resemble what surrounds them: the local sand that was used in their concrete composition.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Book Presentation: Tech and The City

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Tech and the City The Making of New York's Startup Community (Mirandola Press, 2013) by Maria Teresa Cometto and Alessandro Piol   The authors in conversation with: Brian Cohen, New York Angels Alberto Pepe, Authorea   Based on over 50 interviews with entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, university professors, members of the Bloomberg administration and other stakeholders, this book is the first one telling the story of the New York's tech community from the birth of Silicon Alley in the '90s to today. It explains why over the past few years the level of startup activity in the city has increased at an exponential rate, reaching and surpassing Boston in the number of tech companies formed and money invested, and challenging Silicon Valley's dominance. It also debates what New York is doing to set the foundations for further growth, and it's a guide about how to become part of this community for any professional, entrepreneur, student, researcher seeking to settle in the city.   In ENGLISH.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Opening Carlo Ferraris I’m No Longer Obsessed with Winning

LYNCH THAM , NY,

LYNCH THAM is pleased to announce:

I Am No Longer Obsessed With Winning

an exhibition of recent work by leading Italian artist, Carlo Ferraris.

In Ferraris' work, the ordinary world and the objects that make it up become the points of experience, affecting our senses and understanding in new and unexpected ways.

Narrative content is loaded with ambiguous irony and deadpan humor as the artist constructs situations out of absurdity. Often, disjunction and opposition denounce a precise reading of situations while adding a strange depth to unfolding occurrences.

In this multi-media exhibition including an audio work, Ferraris presents an interdisciplinary approach to creating a world that consists of metaphorical symbols of events, fantasies, words and bodies. Sculptures and photographs oscillate between reality and fantasy, making constant shifts in narrative structure to confuse thematic intent. Ferraris' audio work and videos explore the relationship of visual art as it relates to music and its roots in Hip Hop culture. The resulting combination of lyrics and visuals engages the viewer in real space and thought, affecting his understanding and experiences in new and unexpected ways.

The exhibition extends outdoors with an installation viewable only during closing hours. Ultimately, Ferraris' installation at LYNCH THAM questions the interface between cognition and consciousness, perception and mind. Formally and conceptually, the works forge dialogues between points of opposition. They embrace issues of the symbolic and the mythical, presence and authenticity, the contradictory abuses of consumerism, and the utopian promise.

Born in the Piedmont region of Italy, in 1960, Carlo Ferraris currently lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited in institutions world-wide including the Queens Museum, New York, White Columns, New York, Greenaway Art Center, Adelaide, Australia; OTKRbITKA Gallery, Moscow; Senko Forum, Viborg, Denmark; The Shore Institute for Contemporary Arts, (SICA), Long Branch, NJ; Bronx Center for the Arts, Bronx, NY; VideoFest, Detroit; Galerie von Fellner, Krefeld, Germany; CCNOA Center for Contemporary Non Objective Art, Brussels; Millennium Film Workshop Inc., New York; kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Salle D'Exposition Centre St. Charles, University de Paris I, Sorbonne, Paris; Art in General, New York; Galerie Le Faisant, Strasbourg; London Brewery, London; and, among others. Ferraris' work has been published and reviewed in such publications as Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, Artnews, Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, Contemporary, Architectural Digest, Lacanian Ink, Vogue, Elle Décor, Art Press, L'architettura, Juliet, Casa Vogue, and Tema Celeste, among others. His work is in many public, corporate and private collections. Corporate and public collections include Saatchi & Saatchi, London, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, Luca di Montezemolo, Maranello, Fiat/Ferrari Collection, Turin, TishmanSpeyer, New York, George E. Loudon Collection, London, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, Paul Greenaway Foundation, Adelaide, Australia, among others.

Ferraris is currently exhibiting in SELF: Portraits of Artists In Their Absence, on view at the National Academy Museum till May 3, 2015. The work on view, BANG BANG, is a video from 2013. A still of his video work, JUPITER, is on the cover of the current issue of Fine Arts Literature, a widely read bilingual, contemporary art magazine published in China.

A Survey exhibition of his work is scheduled to open at the university museum in Guangzhou in 2016 and will travel to Beijing and Shanghai in 2016/2017. Ferraris is a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography. LYNCH THAM acknowledges the Italian Cultural Institute for their support of the exhibition.

Enquiries: Florence Lynch /Bee Tham Tel: +1-917-327-3580 / +1-917-288-9099 info@lynchtham.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
( 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Joseph Tirella reads from TOMORROW-LAND: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Q.C. alumnus and English Major Joseph Tirella creates a portrait of Flushing Meadows and its fairgrounds that had little to do with the turmoil of the city around it. Tomorrow-Land examines how the World's Fair was a 60s flashpoint in politics, pop culture, technology, urban planning, civil rights and violent crime.    Nota bene: This event will be held at the Queens College campus, President's Conference Room 2, Benjamin Rosenthal Library.    Co-sponsored by the Department of English. Organizing Institution: Calandra Italian American Institute

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute and Co-sponsored by the Department of English
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Book Presentation: Machiavelli: A Portrait

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard University Press, 2015)   by Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University   Machiavellian" - used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless-is never meant as a compliment. But the man whose name became shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more engaging and nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher Celenza's Machiavelli: A Portrait removes the varnish of centuries to reveal not only the hardnosed political philosopher but the skilled diplomat, learned commentator on ancient history, comic playwright, tireless letter writer, and thwarted lover.   The author in conversation with: Virginia Cox, NYU Stefano Albertini, NYU   The NYU Bookstore will be selling the book at the event, offering a 20% discount.   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Fran Claro presents The Macaroni's in the Basement

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Aniella, Concetta, Giuseppina, and Maddelana are the quartet of immigrant women at the core of author and blogger Fran Claro's book The Macaroni's in the Basement (2014). This collection of stories and recipes focuses on four grandmothers and the lives they created in their Brooklyn neighborhood after World War II. The chapters are divided by the four seasons and recount how the women shaped their families and community through their Catholic beliefs and culinary expertise. They are the masters of ceremonies for annual holidays, rites of passage, and other family gatherings. Interspersed with photographs, the book offers fifty recipes that conjure Italian-American life from 1947 for the twentieth-first-century cook.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute and Co-sponsored by the Department of English
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(05:30 PM )
Thursday
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[Postponed] Raimondo Betti: Monitoring the Health of Our Bridges Italian Academy Series on Sustainability

The Italian Academy of Columbia University, NY,

Aging U.S. infrastructure, spectacular failures and urgent maintenance needs will be discussed by Raimondo Betti, as well as a vision of the future in which infrastructure will be able to monitor its own health, estimate its structural integrity, and launch corrective actions.

This lecture is the first in the Italian Academy's series on the work of Italian scientists in the area of sustainability.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Co-sponsored by Columbia Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Citizen Rosi

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Panel Discussion: Roberto Saviano (Writer) Gary Crowdus (Editor-Cineaste) John Turturro (Actor/Director) Presented by Gaetana Marrone-Puglia(Princeton University)

Due to the widespread interest in the April 17 event Citizen Rosi, Registration is now closed as it has already reached maximum capacity.

Thank you so much for your interest and we hope you will join us for future events.

Francesco Rosi's films occupy a unique place in postwar Italian, indeed postwar world cinema.

His seventeen feature films are known for their extraordinarily consistent formal balance and their unflinching look at the historical events and cultural traditions that have shaped the Italian national character. They thus represent a body of work of inordinate importance for both the cultural history of Italy and for a realist theory of cinematic representation.

Rosi's films are best understood as cinematic investigations of the most notorious mysteries haunting the collective unconscious of the Italian Democratic Republic: from the enigmatic murder of the legendary bandit Salvatore Giuliano to the unexplained death in a plane crash of oil tycoon Enrico Mattei, to the paradoxes of a society of crime in the portrait of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano, to the illustrious corpses of political conspiracy in the mid-1970s. He has tackled volatile social and political subjects and power groups: the Neapolitan camorra, the Sicilian mafia and the political body, the enigma of the Mattei affair, the Italian Army and the horrors of war.

A Promethean figure of Italian cinema, Rosi has worked outside of the studio system since the late fifties; he has endured the ordeals of filming exclusively on location even when it meant shooting in the scorching heat of the Columbian countryside or in the ragged environment of Giuliano's homeland, Montelepre, with hundreds of non-professional actors, and, in his last film, under the extreme cold winter of the Ukraine. As many critics have noted, and Rosi himself has observed, it is a cinema di testimonianza civile (of civic witness).

Born in Naples in 1922, Rosi was thirty-five years old when he directed his first feature film, La sfida. His encounter with the cinema was almost by chance: in 1948 Luchino Visconti engaged him as an assistant director of La terra trema. During the next ten years Rosi worked on two more films by Visconti, and also assisted Michelangelo Antonioni and Mario Monicelli, among others. His early work showed promise, but it took him a long time to discover a method of inquiry grounded in documents and experimentation. From the 1950s to the early 1970s, the Neapolitan director was forging his new and original cinematic language from Salvatore Giuliano to the great films of the detective inquiry (Il caso Mattei, Lucky Luciano). In Le mani sulla città, Rosi develops a visual and aural rhetoric to denounce civic corruption in the figure of a ruthless property developer and his political allies. What follows is Il momento della verità and Uomini contro, exposing the cruelty of bullfighting and trench warfare. Cadaveri eccellenti attests to Rosi's profound civic conscience as he investigates politically provocative situations in the form of a murder mystery. With Cristo si è fermato a Eboli Rosi enters a more reflective phase. He tackles old themes in a new light: he subtle use of camera placement and composition as it investigates the distant world of the South in Tre fratelli; the violence of societal codes in Cronaca di una morte annunciata; a re-visitation of the political (personal and collective) unconscious in Diario napoletano and La tregua.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Solo Exhibition of Stefano Losi at the United Nations in New York

United Nations in New York - Curved Wall, Conference Building , NY,

The UNSRC Literary Cultural Circle and the Circolo Culturale Italiano of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, are pleased to announce "Respiro", Stefano Losi's third Solo Exhibition at the United Nations in New York (Curved Wall, Conference Building - First Avenue and 46th Street).

"Violent Dances Fade", the art project of the author, combines sculptures in bronze and cast glass, and visual works in oils and oxidized metal minerals, with an epigrammatic Latin poetry. Antonio Maria Costa, UN Under-Secretary-General, wrote: "This is a splendid union. In the words of these poems I find the same hope I cherish when I observe the World."

The works reflect the studies of classical art and literature, still emerging as a reference in the author's compositions, yet with a clear contemporary perspective. Journalist and writer Marco Mathieu captured its essence as "Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond... Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all Strokes and shadows. Black. Intensity, liberty. And love."

A Cocktail Reception with poetry reading will be held on Friday, April 17, 6pm at the United Nations in New York (Curved Wall, Conference Building - First Avenue and 46th Street).

To attend the event, R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, 14 April at Editor@ViolentDancesFade.com with full names of the guests.

A sample of the visual arts and poetical fragments is available at:

http://www.ViolentDancesFade.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
UNSRC Literary Cultural Circle at the United Nations
Website: 
http://www.ViolentDancesFade.com
( 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM )
Saturday
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Where the Wild Books Are

The New School The Auditorium, NY,

A year ago, noted children's book specialist Betsy Bird reported on the School Library Journal's blog that many U.S. publishers and librarians were opposed to buying or republishing picture books first issued overseas. American publishers, Bird said, rejected non-U.S. works as culturally inscrutable or inappropriate for American audiences-a controversial opinion that stems the flow of imaginative, beautiful, and sometimes provocative work into our country today. 

Where the Wild Books Are was conceived by artist Etienne Delessert, who along with author/illustrator and Parsons faculty Steven Guarnaccia will present the eventas a creative response to explore cultural trends and changes in the field of global publishing and their impact on the cultural literacy and the imaginative capacities of the next generation. 

Join critics, authors, illustrators, publishing professionals, and educators from Europe, the United States, and beyond as they introduce audience members to a diverse array of important picture books published in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Japan. Take part in a lively exchange on the ethical, commercial, and aesthetic dimensions of the evolving global publishing scene. 

Historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus will give the keynote address, which is followed by presentations, a panel discussion among influential industry insiders, and a reception. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Presented with support from the Embassies of France, Switzerland, and Italy, The Creative Company and The New School in collaboration with Event Brite
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
(06:30 PM )
Monday
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Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with Piotr Beczala [Also in LIVE STREAMING]

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature tenor Piotr Beczala, who has sung opening nights at the Met, La Scala and many leading opera houses. He is admired for his beautiful voice, sensitive artistry and noble stage presence. He will be appearing in a new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta at the Met and then sing Gustavo III in Un Ballo in Maschera there for his first New York performances of the role.

Member-only RSVP: 212-502-7944 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start. All seats will be released 10 minutes prior to scheduled start. (For all other inquiries please call 212-998-8739)   Adventures in Italian Opera, as all other events, is open to the general public, but members of the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò may reserve seats. Ten minutes before the event begins, all seats (including those that were reserved) will be available, first-come first-served, to anyone present.    In ENGLISH.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Monday
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Omaggio a Severino Gazzelloni 'il flauto d'oro italiano'

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The International flautist Luisa Sello and one of the best chamber musician of our time, the pianist Bruno Canino, form a duo with a special and unique common denominator; the legend of the Golden Flute in the last Century, whose name was Severino Gazzelloni.

Both spent their artistic life with him: Luisa as his most appreciated student (of her Severino Gazzelloni wrote: "first rate qualities; magnificent interpretive sensibility and excellent sound") and Bruno as pianist partner in many world tour with him. After many tours in China as soloist since 2007, Luisa decided to be here with a special chamber music repertorie, in duo with Bruno Canino, where her personality joins the wonderful musicality and experience of the Italian pianist.

The famous Italian Duo has recently been playing in Vienna, at the Schoenberg Center, attracting a lot of attention for ist excellent skill and naturally perfect feeling. Their collaboration has been appreciated by international reviews and specialized newspapers and their interpretation leaves a deep impression on the audiences bringing them closer to the classical music.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Lecture: "Editoria e lettura oggi in Italia "

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

"Editoria e lettura oggi in Italia " discusses book culture in Italy today, analysing the overall state of the pubishing world in Italy and its relationship to a reading public that is offered more and more alternatives to traditional modes of reading on paper.

Marco Santoro taught for more than three decades at the Universitu of Rome, "Sapienza" where he also was head of the Department of "Scienze del libro e del documento" and where he also directed the PhD program in the same subject matter. Today he teaches at the University "Suor Orsola Benincasa" in Naples. In addition to his numerous books, Professor Santoro created and directs the unique portal Italinemo, a site where the major journals in Italian studies are catalogued and inventoried.

The lecture is in Italian.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(07:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Being Leonardo Da Vinci-an impossible interview A show by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory

The Morgan Library & Museum Gilder Lehrman Hall, NY,

Leonardo's true life portrayed on stage. One will discover not only the painter, but the scientist as well, and beyond the scientist, the inventor. His story, secrets, methods of working, passions and lifelong advice will be told in Renaissance Italian.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
ApertaMente, Milano Info: Acqua di Parma - Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo'
Website: 
http://www.themorgan.org/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Brain Science Now: Treatment and Discoveries from Italian Scientists at the Academy

Columbia University - Italian Academy for Advanced Studied, NY,

With Academy Fellows Francesca Bartolini, Tiziano Colibazzi, Luana Fioriti, Franco Pestilli, Francesca Zanderigo

The Academy devotes substantial resources to neuroscience: it offers the Alexander Bodini Research Fellowship and sponsors other Fellowships each year in this field, and presents annual public symposia with leaders in this area. To spotlight thepromising younger researchers who come from Italy to Columbia, we offer this panel - moderated by Columbia neurophysiologist David Sulzer- with former Italian Academy Fellows:

Francesca Bartolini (on changes in cytoskeletal dynamics that contribute to neurodegenerative disease) Tiziano Colibazzi (on the imaging of adolescents at clinical high risk for psychosis) Luana Fioriti (on the pathological and physiological significance of protein aggregation) Franco Pestilli (on the highways to healing aging dementia), and Francesca Zanderigo (on PET quantification for brain research and clinical application).

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University - Italian Academy for Advanced Studied
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Exhibition Opening: AFRO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

An Exhibition of Works by

AFRO

Curated by Isabella Del Frate Rayburn Catalogue Edited by Rosemary Ramsey Stewart

Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
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Roque Fucci Gotham Prize 2014 Winner

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Incipit scriptum indefinibile sed omnino probatum a committente.Incipit scriptum indefinibile sed omnino probatum a committente.

An official and traditional presentation isn't suitable for such a "social", anti-academic and anti-institutional artist as Roque Fucci. 

The "character", as said above, prefers a self-introduction: life and works paucis verbis. Maria Enrica Gemme

I was born in Buenos Aires in the Villa Crespo neighbourhood, "across the river", on 3rd January 1972, in the dark times of pre-dictatorship. My paternal grandparents were farmers from Basilicata, even if their Dantesque surname is typical of Tuscany.

I have two childhood recollections of a different sign: the terror of the paramilitary forces at my house and the Sanremo songs sung or mimed by my grandmother. Hard reality and phantasy got mixed in my family: what was later to be referred to as "magic realism". My first manufacts, which appalled my mother, were flower baskets, sirens and Medusa heads; then, to follow my artistic vein, in the middle of the euphoria of post-dictatorship, I entered the Manuel Belgrano College of Arts; and there my artistic and socio-political lives got intertwined for good: manifestos, papier maché figures along with the success marked by small awards in local exhibitions. Eventually, tired the frenzied and overexciting life of Buenos Aires, I, like Walden, in spite of not having read Thoreau, went to live in the Brazilian forests, where I built myself a house and fed myself on wild plants. Herbs were too sour, though, and in order to know the other part of that country I accepted the invitation at the luxury villa of a guy with a pompous name, - Edimir Ribeiro Cavalcante de Souza, son to a coffee tycoon, - where I took to designing questionable garden sculptures.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York and La Fondazione NY
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
Monday
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Friday
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Exhibition: AFRO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

An Exhibition of Works by

AFRO

Curated by Isabella Del Frate Rayburn Catalogue Edited by Rosemary Ramsey Stewart

Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 09:30 AM - 06:30 PM )
Friday
Saturday
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Annual Conference: Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the Italian Diaspora

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

The Italian family has been a quintessential subject for scholarly research and creative work in Italy and among various diasporic communities, with matters relating to children and youth receiving significant exploration. In the United States, notable inquiries concerning youth issues include sociologist William Foote Whyte's urban ethnography Street Corner Society (1943) and educator Leonard Covello's The Social Background of the Italo-American School Child (1967). The twenty-first century brings new lines of inquiry as well as previously unexplored issues, such as changing family structures, Internet culture, and increased migratory movement.

Novels like Edmondo De Amicis's Sull'oceano (1889) and Melania Mazzucco's Vita (2003) examine the lives of children immigrating to the Americas, while the memoirs Nero di Puglia(1980) by Antonio Campobasso, and The Skin Between Us (2006) by Kym Ragusa, movingly discuss the childhoods of their biracial authors. Although scholars have discussed youth culture and its media depictions, e.g., Guidos and Jersey Shore, little work has been done on topics like consumer culture that targets children-from picture books to Disney films to video games-that use Italian-American and Italian ethnic characters.

Working from interdisciplinary and transnational and perspectives, this conference seeks to expand and update knowledge concerning historical and contemporary childhood and youth in Italy and among the diaspora and former colonial sites.

The conference will be streamed online at http://new.livestream.com/ItalicsTV/BambiniRagazziGiovani

Click here to view the conference program (PDF)

Click here to view the conference poster (PDF)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
( 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM )
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Anita B.

Quad Cinema, NY,

Synopsis:

Based on a true story and the bestseller by Edith Bruck and brought to you by the producer of Life is Beautiful, Anita B. tells the story of an orphaned, young, Hungarian survivor of Auschwitz after World War II. Anita quickly finds herself involved in an intense and passionate affair That almost shatters her, but eventually gives her the strength to rebel And start a new life. Anita B. is a story of hope and reconciliation, and above all a promise of a new beginning. 

Anita goes to live her with her resentful aunt Monika, her husband Aron, their son Roby, and Aron's brother Eli after World War II has ended. In the town where her aunt lives, the former inhabitants have been forcibly ejected, their homes taken over by returning prisoners and refugees. There is an air of increasing tension, as the communists prepare to seize power. Anita struggles to find her place in this new world, as she is often silenced and put down by the people that surround her. After her initial isolation in her aunt's home while waiting her papers, Anita emerges into the world hopeful, and desperately looking to make connections with her neighbors, her family, and her co-workers. 

Anita begins a relationship with Eli, with whom she falls deeply in love. Anita soon discovers that Eli is not the man she had hoped, and is faced with a life-altering and difficult decision. Anita B. is a story of hope, and a true testament of strength to the survivors of the Holocaust who were not only able to survive the atrocities of the war, but were able to dream of a better world.

Info and hours:  https://www.movietickets.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Diginext films
Website: 
http://www.quadcinema.com/
(07:30 PM )
Friday
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Music of Serge Prokofiev

Columbia University - Italian Academy for Advanced Studied, NY,

Celebrating the opening of the Prokofiev Archive at Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library, with soprano Erika Baikoff and pianists Sergei Dreznin and Barbara Nissman. 

This recital of popular and rare works by Serge Prokofiev, featuring soprano Erika Baikoff and pianists Sergei Dreznin and Barbara Nissman, celebrates the opening of the Prokofiev Archive at Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The musicians will be joined by members of the Prokofiev family for performances of The Ugly Duckling, the Sixth Piano Sonata, and several rarely-heard works from the Archive.

Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM on the history of Prokofiev's musical archives by Simon Morrison, Serge Prokofiev Foundation President and Professor of Music, Princeton University.

Admission is free; no tickets required.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, the Italian Academy, and the Columbia Department of Music
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Book Presentation: Dante And Heterodoxy

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Dante and Heterodoxy The Temptations of 13th Century Radical Thought (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014)   Edited and with an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone   Conclusion by Teodolinda Barolini   Dante and Heterodoxy: The Temptations of 13th Century Radical Thought, edited and with an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone, collects several studies devoted to discussing Dante's work in the light of the intellectual debate that developed in thirteenth century Europe after the entrance of new Aristotelian learning and the diffusion of Greek-Arabic thought, in particular the Latin translations of works by Ibn Rushd (Averroes).   What takes form in the various articles is the emerging of an interest in the philosophical and scientific contents of Dante's opus. Heterodoxy in this volume is thus linked to, but not always coincident with, what medieval scholars such as Ferdinand Van Steenberghen or Alain De Libera term "radical Aristotelianism" or "Integral Aristotelianism".   The word "temptations", as its meaning clearly shows, delineates not an organic link with heterodox or radical ideas, but rather an intermittent inclination to include or evaluate themes related to these ideas. "Temptations" implies a search, an interrogation that consists of the doubts and uncertainties of a poet strongly involved in the intellectual debate of his time and culture, and for whom philosophy and theology are not fields of opposition but different modes of inquiry.

In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/