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Alexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Italian Open. Zverev, 20, of Germany, became the youngest player to win a Masters 1000 event since Djokovic won in Miami a decade ago at 19.
The daughter of Italian immigrants, Ricciardi will be standing tall again next week when she receives an honorary doctorate from the College of Staten Island for her devotion to art — a pursuit she embraced after nearly three decades running a shoe store at the ferry terminal on Staten Island.
Ever thought about giving up everything and moving to Italy to live in a castle, if only it were free? Well, then Italy’s state property agency has got the online brochure for you. Go ahead, take a look and start dreaming.
Nancy Olnick has long considered herself an Italophile. But this New Yorker never imagined Italy would become such a central part of her life until she met Giorgio Spanu, a native of Sardinia, in 1989. After collecting Pop art from the 1960s, Ms. Olnick shifted focus with Mr. Spanu to the Arte Povera movement, collecting the work of radical artists in Italy who shunned the commercial art market in the 1960s and explored unconventional, humble materials.
Has anyone ever traveled to Italy to go on a diet? Like every cartoon, the notion of the oft-romanticized country as the tourist’s pigging-out destination — it provided the “Eat” in Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” — has some basis in reality.
Francesca Schiavone, who is planning to retire after the season, will not be playing in front of her local crowd in Rome this week following a series of peculiar developments.
Italy is set to ban non-vaccinated children from starting state schools "by the end of next week", according to the country's health minister.
Loaded with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas, Gatorade, grit and prayer, nine U.S. seminarians studying in Rome ran relay-style across the Italian peninsula to raise funds for displaced families in Iraq.
Bord Bia launched its new trade communications campaign for Irish beef in the Italian market at Tuttofood in Milan, Italy, this week.
Former President Barack Obama staunchly defended democratic participation in an international appearance Tuesday, arguing that if citizens want certain policies implemented, they need to go to the polls.
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"Over twenty years ago, William Papaleo moved to Naples to practice the art he had learned in the U.S. A third-generation U.S. American with ancestors from Italy, Papaleo is diﬀerent from most Italian American artists who use Italy to set up a sense of the past and reconnect to it through travel. Their art, more oﬅen than not focuses on the family and their own reactions to retiring to the home of their ancestors. What you ﬁnd in Papaleo’s art is something new, something all other Italian Americans have not dealt with, and that is the role of the immigrant in today’s Italy. It is through art like this work, that we can we reach beyond the real, and sometime we even achieve the impossible."
--from Distinguished Professor Fred Gardaphe's exhibition catalogue essay
In collaboration with Salon 94 the stuff of Gaetano Pesce is pleased to announce Gaetano Pesce's participation to the exhibition
MIDTOWN at the historic Lever House in Manhattan. The exhibition encompasses the building’s second floor office space, with its glass windows offering views inside and out.
MIDTOWN will be open May 3-June 9, Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, or by appointment,
Carlo Zinelli's First Monographic Museum Exhibition in USA On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of major art brut artist.
The first monographic museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Carlo Zinelli. Titled Carlo Zinelli (1916‒1974), this survey presentation brings together fifty-five artworks – often double-sided ‒ from private collections and museums including the American Folk Art Museum, Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland, the Fondazione Culturale Carlo Zinelli, Verona, and the collection of Audrey B. Heckler, New York. The exhibition, which also includes images never before shown in the U.S. by Life magazine photographer John Phillips (1914-1996), an audio interview with Zinelli, a new film, and archival documents. It is organized by Valérie Rousseau, PhD., Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum.
The exhibition is supported in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, the Ford Foundation, Janssen Research & Development, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The italian lighting manufacturer Martinelli Luce showcases its iconic table, floor and ceiling lamps in occasion of the special event “65 years of light”. A different way of celebrating modern and minimal style of lighting designers as Elio Martinelli, Emiliana Martinelli, Gae Aulenti, Marc Sadler, Sergio Asti, Richard Neutra, Karim Rashid, Brian Sironi, 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, Adolini+Simonini Associati, Studio Natural. Dj-Set Karim Rashid.
We have joined forces with Istituto Luce Cinecittà to announce Il Bello Marcello, a 28-film retrospective honoring one of the 20th century’s greatest movie stars, Marcello Mastroianni, May 17-31. The Latin lover, the quintessential continental, the world weary Don Giovanni: for over five decades Marcello Mastroianni epitomized and complicated onscreen masculinity, and remains a key symbol of postwar Italian cinema. Propelled to worldwide stardom with his star turn in Fellini’sLa Dolce vita, Mastroianni allured audiences with the diverse roles he embodied throughout his career―an impotent ladies’ man in Il bell’ Antonio, a scheming cuckold in Divorce Italian Style, a gay man living in Mussolini’s Italy in A Special Day. Mastroianni’s magnetism made him a Fellini regular, but he also gave singular performances for international auteurs like Michelangelo Antonioni, Marco Bellocchio, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Jacques Demy, Raúl Ruiz, and Robert Altman.