Persisting Matters: An Artist Talk Series – Tammie Rubin in conversation with Ellen Tani
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by Nicola Lucchi
3d ago
General Admission: FREE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE! Please join us for a new episode in this series of encounters and conversations with contemporary artists, this time with Tammie Rubin and Ellen Tani. Persisting Matters is a series of talks that places contemporary artists in conversation with scholars, curators, critics, and the public. The series is developed in the context of CIMA’s 2023-2024 exhibition, Transatlantic Bridges: Corrado Cagli, 1938-1948 (October 12, 2023 – January 27, 2024), and supported by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Cagli saw his artisti ..read more
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Stile Olivetti: Between Art and Design
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by Nicola Lucchi
3d ago
General Admission: $15, Members & Students: FREE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE! Join Olivetti scholars and enthusiasts for an afternoon of study, dedicated to an Italian company that shaped the history of office machines, labor practices, product design and communications, and cultural patronage. PROGRAM 4:00 PM: Greetings from Gaetano di Tondo, President, Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti 4:10 PM: Beniamino de’ Liguori Carino, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti: The Olivetti Universe 4:30 PM Emanuele Cappelli, Cappelli Identity Design, Olivetti and Design: Typewriters, Typefaces and Brand Comm ..read more
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Persisting Matters: An Artist Talk Series – Hilary Harkness in conversation with Ksenia Soboleva and Jerry Saltz
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by Nicola Lucchi
3d ago
General Admission: FREE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE! Please join us for a new episode in this series of encounters and conversations with contemporary artists, this time with artist Hilary Harkness, art historian Dr. Ksenia Soboleva and art critic Jerry Saltz. Persisting Matters is a series of talks that places contemporary artists in conversation with scholars, curators, critics, and the public. The series is developed in the context of CIMA’s 2023-2024 exhibition, Transatlantic Bridges: Corrado Cagli, 1938-1948 (October 12, 2023 – January 27, 2024), and supported by a grant from The Andy War ..read more
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Sciara – Prima c’agghiorna; a theater performance at CIMA
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by Nicola Lucchi
3w ago
by Luana Rondinelli Directed by Giovanni Carta With Luana Rondinelli and I Musicanti (Gregorio Caimi – chitarra, Enzo Toscano – violoncello, Debora Messina – singer) Production I Musicanti Running Time 73 min The compelling human and judicial story of Francesca Serio, the first woman to denounce the mafia and mother of Salvatore Carnevale, the trade unionist barbarously killed by the mafia on May 16 1955. IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES General Admission: Free RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET HERE! English translation and English supertitles have been provided by Alice Amodeo and Alessa ..read more
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Preserving Memories of War Captivity: Legacy, Museums and Repositories
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by Nicola Lucchi
3w ago
First day, in person and on Zoom at CIMA Second day, in person and on Zoom at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò – NYU This event is free and open to the public. RSVP HERE ON ZOOM AND IN PERSON FOR APRIL 23 The event consists of a two-day international conference where archivists, historians, and museum experts will converge to explore their research endeavors. Delving into the intricate tapestry of WWII Italian captivity across Italy, the United Kingdom, the US, and Australia, the event promises illuminating discussions on preservation, storytelling, and cataloging efforts. Three hybrid panels wil ..read more
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Persisting Matters: Film Screening and Discussion
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by Nicola Lucchi
3w ago
The Cooper Union and the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) host a screening and discussion around five short documentaries developed by CIMA that showcase the variety of approaches that contemporary artists embrace in order to address pressing questions related to identity, social issues, history, and the active role of art in public discourse. The first documentary presents the exhibition on Italian artist Corrado Cagli (1910-1976), curated by Cooper Union Professor of Art History Raffaele Bedarida, which served as the background for a project with contemporary artists Leslie Hewitt, Kamb ..read more
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Italian Futurism and Bay Area Dada in the 1970s
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by Nicola Lucchi
1M ago
General Admission: $15, Members & Students: FREE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE! This presentation will discuss the revival and interest in Italian Futurism by a group of important but lesser-known performance and correspondence artists based in San Francisco known as the Bay Area Dadaists. A loose coalition of figures who often went by assumed names—Monte Cazazza, Bill Gaglione (Daddaland), Irene Dogmatic, etc.—their engagement with the historical avant-garde was vectored, in poignant and prescient ways, against both conceptualism and pop art, critiquing artistic commodification and authorshi ..read more
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion: A Film Screening at CIMA
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by Nicola Lucchi
1M ago
General Admission: $15, Members & Students: FREE In Italian with English subtitles (1 hr and 55 min) RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE! In conjunction with CIMA’s current exhibition Nanni Balestrini: Art as Political Action – One Thousand and One Voices, we are hosting an in-person screening of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), a film directed by Elio Petri, starring Gian Maria Volonté and Florinda Bolkan, with music by Ennio Morricone. A suspense melodrama with the moral concerns of angry satire […] — The New York Times Synopsis (via Wikipedia): A recently promoted police inspect ..read more
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Francesca Zambon
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by Chiara Trebaiocchi
1M ago
Francesca Zambon earned her PhD in Italian Studies at Brown University (2023) with a dissertation titled Resistance to and through Autobiography: Poetry and Politics in Post-War Italy. During Fall 2023, she held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at the same institution under the Deans’ Faculty Fellowship. Her research explores the relationship between literature, politics, and gender and sexuality studies, challenging conventional notions of the “political” and investigating how writers resist and transcend oppressive narratives imposed by institutionalized hegemonic perspectives ..read more
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A century of Visual Writing in Italy: Luigi Ballerini in Conversation
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by Nicola Lucchi
1M ago
General Admission: $15, Members & Students: FREE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE! This conversation with leading Italian scholar and poet Luigi Ballerini is a unique opportunity to learn about the evolution, significance, and impact of visual writing in Italy as part of a global artistic movement. From the historical avant-gardes of the early twentieth century to the neo-avant-garde experimental practices in postwar Italy, Professor Ballerini will discuss the continuities and differences among these artistic expressions and the cross-pollination between visual arts and literature. The conversat ..read more
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