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The successful collaboration between the Italian luxury brand Bulgari the global travel retailer Dufry and Heathrow Airport has gone one-step further with the recent opening of a new Pop-up store in Heathrow Terminal 5.
Dramatic footage shows a whirling waterspout forming off the Italian coast before making its way inland.The weather phenomenon was captured in the north-western Italian city of Sanremo, on the Mediterranean coast, on 1 December.
Two years ago, many in America would have deemed it unthinkable to read the title “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people” on national television. Today, there’s that and more: White supremacists march openly with tiki torches; the president of the United States has claimed that there are “very fine people” among neo-Nazis; and in a clumsy attempt to demonstrate the banality of evil, the New York Times has published an article about how Ohio’s “Nazis next door” enjoy the sitcom Seinfeld.
Italian tax police have visited the offices of fashion company Gucci for fiscal checks as part of an investigation by Milan prosecutors into suspected tax evasion, a senior source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Saturday.
The number of refugees trying to enter Europe via the Greek city of Patras has grown at least four-fold since borders were closed last January.
Slayer Espresso, a Seattle-based maker of high-end espresso machines, has been purchased by Gruppo Cimbali, an Italian manufacturer of coffee equipment.
Jean-Luc Martinez says he hopes to secure the work for a Leonardo exhibition next year.
An Italian archaeologist has beaten out 77 other candidates to be named the new head of the Colosseum in Rome.
Marco Zanini, the designer behind Santoni, is a man of many inspirations: He is influenced by everything from Brutalist architecture to children’s toys, all of which he documents religiously on his Instagram account.
In Italy, as in most of western Europe, medical cannabis is legal. What sets the country apart is that cultivation of the plant is a de facto army monopoly.
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Rarely seen photos of the art punk scene in 1980s Naples will be on view at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 8, 2017 to January 12, 2018.
Against the backdrop of a city exacerbated by urban disaster, an unruly artistic movement emerged, calling themselves the "Neapolitan Savages," and for a brief moment, their utopian credo -- counter public corruption and the new political makeup with creative anarchy -- gave hope to a people debased by the oppressions throughout history.
Curated by Paolo Pontoniere and Toty Ruggieri, in collaboration with Comune di Napoli, Accademia di Belle Arti Napoli and Campania Felix LLC.
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, Opera Plaza
Refreshments to follow | Free Admission | RSVP HERE
The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows exhibition goers to view one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced and artfully displayed in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artists masterpieces. Through an in-depth exhibit of 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative interpretation allows visitors to experience breathtaking pieces likeThe Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement as only few others have; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in the Vatican City and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.
Featuring works from the Getty Museum's collection by Giovanni Battista Lusieri, and Canaletto, this exhibition captures the essence and spirit of Italy.
The Museum of Modern Art organizes a retrospective of the late Italian world-famous director.
Antonioni (1912–2007), whose fascination with mediated reality only deepened over time, was a restless experimenter with composition, camera movement, cutting, and storytelling. Presented with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and featuring nearly 40 35mm prints and digital preservations, this first complete retrospective in New York in more than a decade celebrates the writer-director’s legendary collaborations with Monica Vitti—the trilogy of L’Avventura, L’Eclisse, and La Notte, as well as Red Desert, Blow-Up, and The Passenger. It also foregrounds Antonioni’s sociopolitical concerns through his neorealist documentary shorts.
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.