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The rich history, traditions, culture and natural beauty of Italy – along with its incredible cuisine – have proved to be a magnet for visitors from across the globe.
The festival will debut Gianni Amelio’s new film, ‘Casa d’altri,’ about the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy.
France is set to nationalise its biggest shipyard at St-Nazaire rather than allow it to pass into Italian ownership.
Italy's Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin has warned of health consequences if water rationing is imposed in Rome.
Italy intends to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August to fight human trafficking and stem a flood of immigrants, a government source said on Thursday.
A bear hunt is underway in the Italian Alps after a 69-year-old was brutally mauled - and said the huge animal wanted to kill him.
Elmira police have charged two men in connection with a reported break-in over the weekend at the Italian American Veteran's Club, 1070 Magee St. in the city.
Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of President Donald Trump.
A gay couple has been refused entry at a guesthouse in Italy after its owner told them it does not “accept gays and animals”.
Data about loan accounts belonging to 400,000 customers of Italy's largest bank has been put at risk by two security breaches.
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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.
Among the most lauded and influential of cinematographers, the late Carlo Di Palma got his start as a camera operator for Vittorio De Sica and Gillo Pontecorvo and made his mark through collaborations with Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola, and, most crucially, Michelangelo Antonioni. Having inspired a generation of lensers with his work on such seminal sixties films as Red Desert and Blow-Up, he later forged a comparably rich partnership starting in the 1980s with Woody Allen on some of his most beloved films (Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Husbands and Wives). On the occasion of the Film Society’s theatrical run of a new documentary on the influential DP, Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours of Life (directed by Fariborz Kamkari and produced by Di Palma’s wife, Adriana Chiesa), we revisit an assortment of rarities and masterworks that display the cinematographic richness of Di Palma’s career.
Acknowledgements: La Cineteca Nazionale; Istituto Luce Cinecittà; Adriana Chiesa Di Palma
Curated by For Freedoms, the 2017 Aperture Summer Open exhibition, On Freedom, offers a photographic response to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The photographers and image-makers selected for inclusion each address these issues in their work in varying ways. By bringing them together, we aim to open up a dialogue about the nature and necessity of political action, the language and means by which we critique and produce avenues for sustainable change, and the relationship of photography to these issues.
In the hands of some of the photographers presented in this exhibition, the camera serves as a mirror, reflecting on the stark limitations that make social inequality visible. In others, the camera serves as a tool of liberation—for the body and the mind, and from personal and ecological danger, social constructs, and political limitations. The selection demonstrates how the democratic nature of photography can serve as a vehicle for diverse perspectives to visualize social problems, spark dialogue, and transform assumptions. For many, freedom may be an illusion, but the photographers here are committed to mapping new aspects of this critical terrain—identifying a trail, pointing out dangers along the way—and ever aiming toward the light.
Aperture Gallery hours:
Monday–Thursday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Myriam Abdelaziz / Inbal Abergil / Susan Barnett / Claire Beckett / Lisa K. Blatt / Corinne May Botz / Xavi Bou / Jean-Christian Bourcart / Jenny Brover / Gary Burnley / Jasmine Clark / Debi Cornwall / Marcus DeSieno / Daesha Devón Harris/ Maureen Drennan / Jess T. Dugan / Dan Farnum / Mike Fernandez / Ashley Gates / Gigi Gatewood / Kris Graves / Matthew Hamon / Jon Henry / Perri Hofmann / Lili Holzer-Glier / Michael Joseph / Stephen Joyce / Rhea Karam / KevinCharityFair / Lali Khalid / Demetris Koilalous / Marta Kosiorek / Holly Lynton / Francesca Magnani / Marc McAndrews / Mary Beth Meehan / Noritaka Minami / Sam O’Neill / Mike Osborne / Joaquin Palting / Argus Paul Estabrook / Ke Peng / Brittany M. Powell / Hector Rene / Jordan Reznick / Daniel Evan Rodriguez / Phil Roeder / David Rothenberg / Mara Sánchez-Renero / Ben Schonberger / Jay Turner Frey Seawell / Daniel Shea and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa / Danna Singer / Angie Smith / Steven Trent Smith / Allison Stewart / Jared Thorne / Millee Tibbs / Shane Rocheleau and Brian Ulrich / Sandra Chen Weinstein / Harm Weistra / Emily Yang
“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.
"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