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Italian authorities have been investigating allegations that Roche Holding AG (ROG.EB) and Novartis AG (NOVN.EB) colluded by playing up the side effects of eye-disease treatment Avastin in order to increase sales of Lucentis, a similar but more expensive treatment, reports Reuters, citing judicial sources. Roche makes both Avastin and Lucentis and Novartis markets Lucentis outside of the U.S.
Plus-size model Ashley Graham has praised Italian Vogue for publishing unretouched photos of her in its latest issue.
A mayor in northern Italy has decided to turn his town’s Nativity display into a political statement about refugees.
In the southern Italian region of Puglia, the cliffs of the Gargano peninsula stretch out into the Adriatic Sea, offering breathtaking views. Its beaches are a magnet for tourists, but the area is also a key agricultural center.
BBC Culture asked Italian speakers on the streets of New York to explain the importance of the word ‘dai’ and what it says about the Italian language.
Italy's labor ministry sent officials to e-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday to check on working conditions there, the department's team of inspectors said in a statement.
Airline dismisses likelihood of disruption after pilots in Italy vote to strike, while staff in Portugal and Ireland also consider action.
Earlier this year, the 16 member Wine Consortium of Abruzzo in Italy realized that a hindrance to local wine tourism came from winemakers themselves. Many were so focused on viticulture and fermentation that they ignored promoting their own regional mountain and coastal landscape as a destination for visitors.
A 27-year-old Italian has been arrested on suspicion he poisoned his entire family with thallium, leading to the deaths of his grandparents and an aunt.
Italian investigators have received UK permission to question a Cambridge University academic over the high-profile murder of an Italian student in Egypt, Italy's foreign minister says.
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Rarely seen photos of the art punk scene in 1980s Naples will be on view at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 8, 2017 to January 12, 2018.
Against the backdrop of a city exacerbated by urban disaster, an unruly artistic movement emerged, calling themselves the "Neapolitan Savages," and for a brief moment, their utopian credo -- counter public corruption and the new political makeup with creative anarchy -- gave hope to a people debased by the oppressions throughout history.
Curated by Paolo Pontoniere and Toty Ruggieri, in collaboration with Comune di Napoli, Accademia di Belle Arti Napoli and Campania Felix LLC.
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, Opera Plaza
Refreshments to follow | Free Admission | RSVP HERE
The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows exhibition goers to view one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced and artfully displayed in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artists masterpieces. Through an in-depth exhibit of 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative interpretation allows visitors to experience breathtaking pieces likeThe Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement as only few others have; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in the Vatican City and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.
Featuring works from the Getty Museum's collection by Giovanni Battista Lusieri, and Canaletto, this exhibition captures the essence and spirit of Italy.
The Museum of Modern Art organizes a retrospective of the late Italian world-famous director.
Antonioni (1912–2007), whose fascination with mediated reality only deepened over time, was a restless experimenter with composition, camera movement, cutting, and storytelling. Presented with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and featuring nearly 40 35mm prints and digital preservations, this first complete retrospective in New York in more than a decade celebrates the writer-director’s legendary collaborations with Monica Vitti—the trilogy of L’Avventura, L’Eclisse, and La Notte, as well as Red Desert, Blow-Up, and The Passenger. It also foregrounds Antonioni’s sociopolitical concerns through his neorealist documentary shorts.
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.