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Italy in NY Calendar
Following successful collaborations on retrospectives of Marcello Mastroianni (2017) and Anna Magnani (2016), the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà join forces once again to co-present Visconti, a complete retrospective of Visconti’s feature films, most of them premiering in new restorations and rare imported prints, followed by a weeklong run of a new 35mm print of his 1973 historical masterpiece Ludwig.
“Not many directors have had such a total belief in style. Visconti worked through total artifice as a way to the truth.”—Martin Scorsese
WINNERS OF THE 2018 EDITION OF PREMIO NEW YORK: LUDOVICA CARBOTTA AND SARA ENRICO
The Exhibition: Inches, Feet, Verse, Metre by Ludovica Carbotta and Sara Enrico
June 16- Opening 6pm to 9pm with a text by Rosario Güiraldes and Sarah Rifky
June 23 -Special Event 12noon - 9pm with films, audios and texts by Andrea Alis Respino, Ludovica Carbotta and Francesca Colussi, Danilo Correale, Teresa Cos, Sara Enrico, Adelita Husni Bey, Vytautas Jurevicius, Luisa Kasalicky and Siegfried Zaworka, Olli Keränen, Maria Lalou, Falk Messerschmidt, Joseph Montgomery, Bridget Moser, Rasmus Nilausen, Luigi Presicce, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Francesco Simeti, Iiu Susiraja, Byron Westbrook
June 29 Closing event 6-9pm
The New York Prize brings promising emerging Italian artists to New York for a residency at the ISCP Gallery (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in Brooklyn, with the support of the Italian Academy, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, and MAECI and MiBACT.
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
This summer will exude jazz with the Queens College Big Band and Robin Kevin Daniel Grasso! The young orchestra will be directed by the trumpeter David DiTrapani and will showcase musicians from the Aaron Copland School of Music. Experience the New York jazz tradition in its purest form.