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    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.
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    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…
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    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.
  • Good news on the tourism front: cultural tourism is on the rise in Italy, in a trend that contradicts what's happening elsewhere in Europe. In 2015, the ì visitors to Italian museums rose by 6% over 2014, resulting in a boost in income of no less than 14%. At the same time Italian treasures are cultural ambassadors abroad.
  • With upbringings rooted in traditional values, the photographers of postwar Italy considered the landscape to be integral part of their lives and photographic practice. For these photographers, the Italian landscape served as a symbol for life, religion, and their reverence for their homeland. Ranging from the representational to the abstract, their depictions of their surroundings share an inclination towards experimentation with composition, contrast, and repetition.
  • The streets of Harlem and Washington Heights come to life thanks to an ambitious public art project, the Audubon Mural Project, a collaboration between the Audubon Society and gallerist Elliot Avi Gitler. The project involves artists from the neighborhood as well as from all over the world, including a few Italians and Italian Americans, like Iena Cruz, Gaia and Hitnes.

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