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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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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.
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of historical works realized by Italian artist Mimmo Rotella from 1953 to 1962. Representing a sea change in the artist’s practice, the compositions on view are some of the first examples of Rotella’s pioneering décollage and retro d’affiche techniques, methods that would become integral to Rotella’s artistic pursuit of continually engaging with mass media’s own promotional materials.
The exhibition, organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura / Italian Cultural Institute in New York and curated by Francesco Guzzetti, Post-doctoral research fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the eminent Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.
On March 25, 1957 the representatives of the governments of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Netherlands signed in Rome the treaties that founded the European Economic Community (EEC), which would develop into the European Union (EU).
The exhibition shows how culture, and art in particular, was already mirroring the cohesion and bound that the Treaties established among countries at that time. In fact, European art in the postwar years and during the 1950s featured similar concerns, representing the destruction of the war and conceiving new forms of expression in painting and sculpture. Critics and artists of various countries termed the art around the mid-1950s as Informel, Tachisme, Informale, and Art autre, among others. Like the artists of Abstract Expressionism in the United States, European artists of the time rebuilt the artistic tenets by focusing on the basics of artistic expression such as matter, space, light, color, sign, and gesture. They gathered in national and transnational artistic groups such as the Art Club or CoBrA, and made a new “hybrid” art, featuring a great interest in abstract compositions representing the feelings of the everyday life and the new efforts of artistic reconstruction after World War II.
In the late 1950s, artists pushed their concerns further and went beyond the expressionism of Informel, paving the way to a new taste for geometric, abstract, and precise compositions that in the early 1960s involved the viewer in a more complex perceptive experience. These artists were aware of the technological progress in new materials and techniques as well as of the scientific studies of perception, and gathered under the label of Zero or Nul to express the efforts to conceive the pure expression of monochrome surfaces and materials in their objectivity. The Zero/Nul movement developed in a broad European network, and the artists affiliated to it radically rebuilt the personal, social, and human conditions in changing industrial societies after the destruction of the war elaborated by the artists of the so-called Informel.
Significantly, the artistic contexts in the EEC countries played a major role in the second half of the 1950s in defining this turning point from one artistic trend to the other, thanks to figures such as Roger Raveel and Louis Van Lint in Belgium, Jean Dubuffet and Yves Klein in France, Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in Germany, Carla Accardi and Lucio Fontana in Italy, Frantz Kinnen and Théo Kerg in Luxembourg and Karel Appel and Henk Peeters in the Netherlands.
The exhibition, and the catalogue which accompanies it, parse remarkable pieces by the abovementioned artists to show how deeply the six countries of the EEC were intertwined through art and culture at a time when the economical and political bindings among one another were ratified in 1957 by the Treaties of Rome.
In collaboration with:
European Union Delegation to the United Nations
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Consulate General of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Consulate General of the Netherlands
General Delegation of the Government of Flanders
Center for Italian Modern Art
Main Sponsor: UBI Banca
Observing these photographs, the perceptions of touch and vision are one and the same. The choice of a particular location and that of wanting to narrate it, implies exposing oneself, defining a perspective from a personal observation point. It is from this point of view, which our interest and attention is captured. What we observe: shapes from the Padania plains to American city glimpses and landscapes, the value of which is given by the reflection from within. These photographs depict an oblique progression.
“Carol Rama: Antibodies” is the first New York museum survey of the work of Italian artist Carol Rama (b. 1918, Turin, Italy–d. 2015, Turin, Italy) and the largest presentation of her work in the US to date.
While Rama has been largely overlooked in contemporary art discourses, her work has proven prescient and influential for many artists working today, attaining cult status and attracting renewed interest in recent years. Rama’s exhibition at the New Museum will bring together over one hundred of her paintings, objects, and works on paper, highlighting her consistent fascination with the representation of the body.