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  • 24 photos of what appear to be exotic animals are currently being shown at the suggestive top of the Rock of the Rockefeller Center.​ ​ ''Handimals" marks the United States debut​ of the body painting master who, with extraordinary technique, transforms the hands in exquisite animals.​
  • Its culture czars hope that in 2015 Italy will finally cash in on its museums, historic archives, Renaissance and Baroque palazzi and archaeological sites. Until now, income from what is the richest single heritage in Europe yields a measly annual net profit of under $37 million. Needless to say, most of the income the heritage generates goes to paying the wages of personnel. Finally, after months of debate, on Dec. 19 Culture Minister Dario Franceschini signed into law a decree to relaunch the heritage sites with more help from private sources.
  • After the great 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim, NY, the irreverent works of the artist Maurizio Cattelan are back… This time there are two events: Sotheby’s Auction House S/2 and Venus Over Manhattan present ”Cosa Nostra”, curated by the writer and art collector Adam Lindemann.
  • Mammoth Cruise ship in the port of Venice
    In a fiery new book described as a “pamphlet,” the authoritative archaeologist Salvatore Settis attacks Venice. For Settis, the beloved but troubled lagoon city has now become nothing more than a merchandise mall, in which there is just one inhabitant for every 600 tourists trotting through. Today, the local population had sunk to only 56,684 as of June 2014 whereas, in an almost terrifying contrast, the city has 6 million visitors annually.
  • After years of criticism, this week the curtain was raised on a drastically improved and better protected Sistine Chapel, through innovative lighting and a bold new air exchange system that will reduce the pollution caused by 6 million visitors a year. Never have its 2,730 square yards of precious wall and ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo, Pinturicchio, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and other great artists been seen in all their stunning glory.
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    Letizia Airos(October 22, 2014)
    Ferrari’s head of design Flavio Manzoni talks about design, tradition, innovation, and the courage to experiment. He also shares his thoughts about working in Italy and abroad, his fascination with New York’s cultural melting pot, and the importance of staying true to one’s roots while looking ahead to our globalized future.
  • Off Site Art recently presented at the town of L'Aquila with a "call for art," where Italian and international artists were invited to send their works. The scaffolding of the historic center of L'Aquila, destroyed by an earthquake back in 2009, comes to life with a beautiful selection of international artwork. The project is supported not only by the associations of l'Aquila, but also by a New York-based non-profit public art organization, Artbridge. i-Italy TV is preparing a segment with the founder of Artbridge, Rodney Durso, and other members of the international intellectual committee involved in this beautiful project.
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    Mila Tenaglia(September 11, 2014)
    Artist Maria Cristina Finucci’s innovative and provocative project is set to launch at the UN. Supported by Missione Italiana and Ambassador Cardi, the event will open the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Council. Sponsored by ENI.
  • DAIN, the mysterious street artist from New York, known for his urban portraits of Hollywood celebrities, for the first time brings his exclusive exhibit a “Tribute to Rome” to the Eternal City.

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