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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Events: Reports
    Mila Tenaglia(December 03, 2015)
    The first Italian distillery for contemporary applied arts – between stories and market. Piercing Eyes | Distilled Art Pieces is a unique curatorial project that showcases selected contemporary art pieces made by some of the best Italian artists and designers.
  • Two recent, devastating fires had put Rome’s Fiumicino airport, host to some 40 million people every year, on front pages worldwide. But what is even more searing is the report this week from Italy’s Transport Minister Graziano Delrio, that for the past two decades the country’s primary international hub has been seriously neglected. This will be remedied, promises Delrio. No less importantly, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini is scheduling major improvements in Italian cultural sites, beginning with the Colosseum.
  • Life Gallery opens “Tripping”, an exhibition of Sandro Giordano’s ongoing satirical photograph series. How many times have you clumsily stumbled or fallen in your life? How about while holding on to an object you refuse to let go of? Sandro Giordano, AKA __remmidemmi, an actor and photographer living between Rome and Barcelona, started his debut photographic project ‘__IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret)’, just like this.

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