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Luxury Italian lifestyle brand Bruno Magli is setting up shop in New York. On Sept. 1, the company will unveil a location in the city’s trendy Soho neighborhood. It’s the second store opening in the U.S. since new owner, Marquee Brands, acquired the brand in 2015.
From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He speaks to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand.
Onto one wall recently unearthed along the alleys of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, an electoral slogan promoted a local notable at the time.
A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program.
Italian police busted an Austrian teenager trying to make off with a piece of ancient brick from the Colosseum as a "souvenir", they said on Sunday.
From the peaceful village of Crema in Lombardia to the rugged coves of Apulia, via Pantelleria Island off the coast of Sicily, see the eight movies filmed in eight different dreamy Italian destinations, giving us the irrepressible urge to pack our bags and head to the Boot this summer.
Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.
The only energy left in politics is the energy of national assertion, which Italians will not be able to vent on the soccer field this year.
In Italy, sexual harassment is a young woman’s problem.
Four years ago, when Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” won Italy’s 14th foreign-language Oscar — the most of any country — the Italian TV industry was mostly geared toward the local market.
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For this first major presentation of the subject in the United States, some 100 rare chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Italian Renaissance will be brought together alongside related drawings, engravings, and sculpture. Its accompanying catalogue, published with the participation of the Institute, offers a fresh perspective on the remarkable art of the chiaroscuro woodcut.
Organized by LACMA in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Info at www.lacma.org
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.
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.
From the Ancient Mediterranean to today, Alessandra Belloni conducts this world renowned workshop for Women featuring Southern Italian folk dances and rituals. Learn chants used to invoke the healing power of the sun and moon, as well as a repertoire of therapeutic dances, accompanied by the beat of Frame drums and tambourines. Alessandra presents these unique dance movements which trace their roots from Southern Italy back to ancient Greece, with connections to Iran, Egypt and Andalusia. The Pizzica tarntata is an erotic and dynamic
ritual dance originated as a cure for the mythical bite of the Tarantula, a condition causing a mental disease called tarantismo, which afflicted mainly women (tarantate) in Southern Italy.