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  • Last Saturday, Jersey City’s Casa Colombo Italian Educational and Cultural Center hosted the successful opening of the exhibition “I-phone as brush / cell-phone as muse” by photographers Mirko Notarangelo and Kerry Kolenut. A show centered around the idea of the smartphone as a new art-making tool.
  • Francesco Simeti with his work in Civita di Bagnoreggio. Photo by Piotr Niepsuj.
    Following the opening of the artist’s latest show in New York’s Assembly Room, I sat down with him in his Gowanus studio to talk about what informs his practice, its accumulative nature, as well as its penchant towards a baroque aesthetic, which he uses to “trick” viewers into confronting the difficult realities, from devastating wars to the rapid advance of climate change, hiding behind all the embellishments.
  • Magazzino Italian Art Foundation and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò present an exhibition of Italian contemporary artist Renato Leotta. The first of this two-part show opened on April 30th at Casa Italiana, while the second, a site-specific installation, is on view on the grounds of Magazzino in Cold Spring throughout the Summer.
  • Giorgio Spanu, Nancy Olnick, Ilaria Bernardi, Massimo Bartolini
    The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. hosted a conversation on new trends in Italian Art. The panel, New Directions: Italian Contemporary Art in the United States, featured curator Ilaria Bernardi and artist Massimo Bartolini, along with Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, co-founders of Magazzino Italian Art, a museum in the Hudson Valley dedicated to Post-war and Contemporary Italian Art
  • Poem (Wild Geese), 2015. Courtesy of Claudia Palmira
    A selection of works by the multifaceted Italian American talent, Claudia Palmira, are on view at the prominent Margutta Home Gallery in Rome from February 22nd. Along with artists, Elena Drommi, Claudia Bellini and Fabio Ferrone Viola, the exhibition will run through March 25th, 2018.
  • Mappa (Map) — Alighiero Boetti, 1988 Embroidery on linen on stretcher © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome Courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel and Sammlung Goetz, München Photo: Wilfried Petzi, Munich
    The Italian art movement comes back this year with roaring success as the protagonist of several shows conquering New York's art scene as well as Europe's.

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