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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
Piemontese artist, Angela Sepe Novara was born and raised in the province of Torino. Graduating from Fine Arts High School, she went on to take classes in nude art at Albertina Academy in Turin, watercolor classes with Guido Bertello, and graphic art with Raffaele Pontecorvo. Beginning as a figurative artist, Sepe Novara later moved into Abstract Expressionism. Her current body of work is focused on dissolving and recomposing the image, isolation of the fragment, visual poetry, and installation.
Kluge Center Director Dr. John Haskell will interview Dr. Davide Ceriani about his project on the role that Italian opera had in forming an Italian-American ethnic identity in American urban centers between the early mass migration period (1881) and World War II (1941). Special emphasis is on the Northeast area, particularly on New York City and the Metropolitan Opera House under the management of Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1908-1935).
Italians who immigrated to America adopted various methods to both elevate themselves in society and challenge the cultural hegemony around them; associating the “Little Italies” with Italian opera proved to be a very powerful, successful strategy to reach those goals because such repertory was both an emblem of Italian culture and one of the most important forms of entertainment for Americans.
This interdisciplinary, multi-lingual research aims to fill a significant gap in immigration history, which at least in the case of Italian-Americans has focused primarily on socioeconomic improvement and only occasionally on the arts; with few exceptions, opera in particular has been ignored.
Presented in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to the United States and The Library of Congress on the occasion of the 2018 European Month of Culture.
[Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Patrizio Travagli]
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are pleased to present the exhibition opening of Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Patrizio Travagli.
Patrizio Travagli invites us to turn our attention to the disturbing singularity of the mirror. How many times have mirrors deceived us? How many times, even if for a few moments, have we believed that the reflected image was a window or a door, an entrance not to Wonderland, as it was for Lewis Carroll's Alice, but to our own common, everyday world?
In the exhibition Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, artist Patrizio Travagli asks you, the viewer, to become the piece of art. Your reflection in the mirror is the launching point for questions about identity, illusion, and reality.
The reflection is perceived as an antinomy: the Other and the Same, Everything and Nothing, Identity and Difference. The mirror’s surface is the event horizon that allows this dialogue to happen with the fascinating power of illusion. The word illusion comes from the latin in lusionem, that means to get into the game (lusia). It refers not to a mere representation of appearance, but rather to an authentic recreation of reality.
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