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President Sergio Mattarella approved a patched up bid from Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and right-wing Lega (League) party on Thursday evening, just days after a bitter feud roiled global financial markets.
Spectre of new elections had roiled Italy’s financial markets just days ago
The president of Italy’s move to block the populists will only make them stronger.
What's being called “the mother of all lizards” has been unearthed in the Italian Alps 240 million years after its death.
Attempt could bring a euroskeptic administration to power as political turmoil continues.
Italy's political turmoil could hit the EU harder than the Greek financial crisis and Brexit vote, experts warn.
An apparent calming of Italy's political crisis has led a recovery in global stock markets overnight.
This wasn’t good enough. Wednesday’s Italian government bond auction needed to go well to settle some seriously frayed nerves. And, with the highest demand ratio for the 10-year slug this year, it certainly wasn’t a disaster.
The heavily-indebted nation found buyers for nearly €6 billion ($7 billion) of its bonds on Wednesday, a sign that market fears that Italy could ditch the euro may be receding.
Ellen Pompeo‘s kids are future foodies! The Grey’s Anatomy star recently enjoyed a family getaway in Florence, Italy.
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Italy in NY Calendar
In this collection of thirty-nine images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brooklyn. Digitized from their original slide formats and newly printed, the photographs depict, among other things, Williamsburg's annual giglio feast, the Manteo Sicilian marionette theater, yard shrines and sidewalk altars.This is the first exhibit of Cooper's extensive earlier Italian American oeuvre.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:00 pm
This exhibition is in collaboration with City Lore, a nonprofit art organization dedicated to New York City's vibrant folk arts.
The individualism of our society, favoured by modern social networks and technological devices, and by the every-day stress of a life made of noises, commotion and distractions, prevents people from interrelating and communicating with each other, and from experiencing the positive energy concealed in each of us. This is the main message of Giovanni Pulze’s novel works regarding Metropolitan Angels. The angel, a seemingly common man recognizable by his wings, transforms himself into a messenger of sharing and help, since he is suitable for an empathetc, positve and generous relationship which mutates, without notice, into perceivable reality. The theme is always inserted into an urban context of big or small cities, never into a rural or landscape environment, always depicted in rich in bright colors, where cars, roaring motorcycles, buses and metro symbolize the technological development and the dynamism of human progress, but also the alienation of contemporary life. Open umbrellas symbolize a "bubble" in which men live isolated, completely detached and indifferent to what surrounds them. He who can lower the umbrella, or close it, suddenly finds the pleasure of sharing his life with others. Children and animals (especially dogs), being deprived of cultural infrastructure defaults, are capable of instinctively detect who is available to a disinterested relation: Pulze often represents them because children are the future of humankind.
Join Giovanni Pulze for his Opening reception & Artist's Talk on July 19 at the Italian Cultural Institute.
Some of today's most celebrated artists, including Michelangelo Pistoletto, reinterpret Plato's impact on contemporary world through sculptures, paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations. Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Assembled entirely from LACMA’s permanent collection, this exhibition reveals the depth of Rome’s impact from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, before rising individualism, internationalism, and the optimistic equilibrium between secular and religious forces caused the city’s ultimate marginalization. Organized by LACMA
Info at www.lacma.org
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