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EU leaders and investors can now worry about a dysfunctional populist government in Rome
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Italy in NY Calendar
In this collection of thirty-nine images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brooklyn. Digitized from their original slide formats and newly printed, the photographs depict, among other things, Williamsburg's annual giglio feast, the Manteo Sicilian marionette theater, yard shrines and sidewalk altars.This is the first exhibit of Cooper's extensive earlier Italian American oeuvre.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:00 pm
This exhibition is in collaboration with City Lore, a nonprofit art organization dedicated to New York City's vibrant folk arts.
TALKING PICTURES - The Visual Book Now is a series of events, presented on the occasion of the New York Rights Fair, which will look at contemporary publishing through the lens of visual language and imagery.
As the culture has become increasingly visual, the visual book has flourished in the publishing industry and has attracted a broad audience. TALKING PICTURES will discuss contemporary visual books, focussing on the phenomenon of the graphic novel, the extraordinary revival of children’s and adult picture books both in Europe and United States, the importance of book cover design, new trends in visual cook books and the book-as-object. TALKING PICTURES will explore the convergence of visual artists and the publishing industry in generating innovative projects and new visual forms.
TALKING PICTURES is:
• A symposium at Parsons School of Design on May 29 to open the Talking Pictures program
• Three Talking Pictures panels held at the New York Rights Fair on May 30, 31 and June 1
• The selection of the “Best Visual Books” of the year
Conceived and organized by Hamelin Cultural Association and Steven Guarnaccia for the New York Rights Fair.
Parsons School of Design Program: organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute.
The first New York exhibition of Sicilian artist Alessandro Piangiamore.
In collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art and Magazzino Arte Moderna (Rome)
Curated by Vittorio Calabrese
The exhibition features pieces from Piangiamore's 'Ieri Ikebana,' 'La cera di Roma,' 'Belvedere,' and 'Primavera Piangiamore' series, as well as a new site-specific work from the artist's 'Tutto il vento che c'è' (All The Wind That Blows) open-ended project. These works are symbolic of his practice, always maintaining an intimate and poetic dimension that often leaves the state of the final form to chance.
On view through June 14. Mon-Fri 10 AM -5 PM
The exhibition "Canova e la Danza" presents sixteen tempera paintings, made between 1799 and 1806, by the great Italian artist Antonio Canova, a premier for the American public, and on view again for the first time following their recent restoration. The paintings are a loan from the Gipsoteca e Museo Canova, (Canova Museum and Plaster Casts Gallery), in Possagno (Treviso) and the exhibit is curated by Mario Guderzo, director of the Museum.
On view from May 23 to June 28, 2018 Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm.
Canova is the best known and the greatest of the neoclassical sculptors who worked between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. During his life he obtained worldwide fame and recognition for his work, and he still remains one of the most eminent figures of sculpture of all times.
Although he is not as famous as a painter, his paintings are of a very high quality, and their subjects and attributes recall the great tradition of ancient art, in particular Greek and Roman.
The works on display, painted between 1799 and 1806, are all the tempera paintings that Canova dedicated to "Dance" and depict figures of nymphs and dancers: subjects inspired by Pompeian scenes. Together, represent some of Canova's most beautiful paintings. They are characterized by their black backgrounds and their playful and fascinating settings.
During the times when he distanced himself from sculpting, the artist had the opportunity, through these works, to focus his attention on what memory and classical tradition highlighted: themes to meditate on, first by drawing and then with tempera. Each of these small paintings was also meant as a study that could, on a larger scale, lead to the realization of bas-reliefs or sculptures.
In all the tempera paintings the inspiration is clearly classical: the representation of nymphs and cupids occurs in different examples of Greek vase-painting and on reliefs, and in Roman friezes. Thus, in these Canova's works, young, draped female figures are placed in space according to patterns defined by the narration, with emphatic movements and attitudes. The artist recounts, through the refined grace of the forms, scenes of fresh simplicity.
PARTNERS OF THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with la Gipsoteca e Museo Canova (Canova Museum and Plaster Casts Gallery) in Possagno, (Treviso), Italy, and in coordination with the Frick Collection that during the same time, at the end of May, will host the plaster of the George Washington Statue kept in Possagno, whose original marble has been destroyed.
Jointly, the Consulate General of Italy in New York, will host a photographic exhibition dedicated to Canova’s sculptures.
Date: DA Tuesday, May 22, 2018 a Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm
Organized by : ICI
In collaboration with : Gipsoteca e Museo Canova - Possagno
Entrance : Free
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
We apologize for the mistake in the newsletter and we confirm that this event takes place on May 23rd and NOT May 15th.
Opening night of IDACO nyc – Italian DAnce COnnection 2018 Edition - May 24-27.
Reception, program presentation, video screening and site specific performance.
IDACO nyc is an international, collaborative dance and art event in its fourth year, that presents a wide variety of performing experiences featuring the participation of more than 20 dance companies, artists and filmmakers. Events will include film screenings, intermission dance performances in theater-specific spaces, and a photo exhibit.
This year edition focuses on ideas of intersection and junction, with particular attention to dialogues between countries. As new barriers are built, IDACO nyc facilitates meeting, joining and crossing distances, creating a zone in between, a shared space for artists of diverse origins where they can have the opportunity to come closer to one another.
The festival takes place from May 24 - 27, 2018 at Baruch Performing Arts Center-55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington avenue)
PROGRAM AND TICKETS
Partners: Italian Cultural Institute - Baruch Performing Arts Center - FLUSSO dance project – INSCENA Festival - VIVO Ballet - Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama - Ticino in Danza – Valentina Celada - ECS Mare Nostrum Elements – Umanism - EATALY
Sponsor: Arvero Limoncello - I Trulli