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  • Following the recent passing of its beloved founder, Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, the prestigious Casa Italiana of New York University elected as its new president Giorgio Spanu—a longtime member of the board who, along with his wife Nancy Olnick, has become an enthusiastic proponent and collector of modern and contemporary art. Here Spanu discusses his new responsibility as well as his lifelong passion for Italian culture with Casa Director Professor Stefano Albertini.
  • Events: Reports
    I. I.(July 01, 2016)
    Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space presented on June 10th On the subversion of opacity [About Practice#3], a two-person exhibition of recent work by Arianna Carossa and Beatrice Glow, curated by Alessandro Facente. “With myths, one should not be in a hurry. It is better to let them settle into the memory, to stop and dwell on every detail, to reflect on them without losing touch with their language of images. The lesson we can learn from a myth lies in the literal narrative, not in what we add to it from the outside.” (Italo Calvino, “Lightness,” from Six Memos for the Next Millennium, 1988)
  • Art & Culture
    Mila Tenaglia(June 25, 2016)
    For four generations Gloria Porcella’s family has followed an artistic and cultural path in Rome. Here Gloria tells us a little about her cultured childhood, her subsequent career in Europe, and her decision to open the Ca’ d’Oro Art Gallery—founded by her father Antonio—also in Miami and New York.
  • Events: Reports
    B. S.(June 09, 2016)
    While art is the expression of the brain, Serena Scapagnini shows that the brain can be the inspiration for the art. From July 12th to September 14th, Scapagnini’s new solo exhibition “Synapses” is on display at the Studio Vendome Art Gallery.
  • Given all the objects designed by Massimo Vignelli that are located in New York and its museums, we decided to publish a not-so-well-known drawing he made in the early 1990s, when he decided to stop “being a fashion victim” and create his own clothing line. The drawing and accompanying text are taken from Designed by Lella, an electronic book he assembled a few months before dying to celebrate his lifelong partnership with his beloved wife. He made the book available in pdf format free of charge.
  • Events: Reports
    M. T.(May 18, 2016)
    Vanessa Tamburi, Artistic Director announces its 2016 Festival Week, May 24-28, the organization’s second annual contemporary dance and art event in NYC. A wide variety of artistic styles await audiences with over 20 dance companies, artists and filmmakers to participate.
  • What do Americans think of Italian design? We asked one of the best-known and most provocative practitioners in the field, Gaetano Pesce. Here he reflects on the deeper meaning of design as a comment on reality both innovative and experimental. Though his concepts were initially new to an American public, it has always appreciated Italian design, particularly the radical brand promulgated by Pesce, since, as he puts it, “Diversity is one of the great qualities of our current moment and as individuals we are responsible for one another.” Naturally, we took advantage of the opportunity to ask him about his latest projects, too…
  • Events: Reports
    M. T.(May 06, 2016)
    Call the Bluff @ Cara Gallery, a visual narrative by Italian born artist Beatrice Scaccia specifically designed for the gallery space. The artist’s first exhibition will present a new body of work. A sequence of large drawings (made with graphite, gesso, and wax applied with an iron) and a series of small works on panel, act as an antechamber for the presentation of the artist’s sizable paintings on canvas, which have never been exhibited to the public before.
  • Unseen is a brand new collaborative project between artist, Giorgio Casu, and photographer, Michele Palazzo. Born out of a conversation on the intersections and possibilities that a combination of photography and painting can uncover, the two artists have produced 33 artwork pieces that are novel extensions of both mediums, revealing very intimate interpretations of New York daily life.

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