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Italy in New York è gestito in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York.

 

Italy in New York is managed in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in New York.


Address by the Consul General of Italy in New York

Francesco Maria Talò 

 

Italy in New York è diviso in due sezioni: la prima relativa ad informazioni dirette agli operatori economici italiani che per la prima volta si affacciano sul mercato statunitense (guide commerciali, contatti di Istituzioni, contatti di professionisti, ecc.); la seconda sezione costituita da una parte interattiva dove vengono pubblicati gli eventi principali che si tengono nell’area di New York, distinti per settori di attività,  dove gli operatori interessati – Istituzioni italiane, Organizzazioni regionali, Associazioni di categoria ed imprenditori – possono inserire eventi che desiderano pubblicizzare ad un più vasto pubblico.

 
Italy in New York is divided into an informational section where events are flagged according to their field of operation, and an interactive part where users - be they Italian institutions, regional organizations, business associations or entrepreneurs - can submit information that they wish to transmit to a wide public.

( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
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Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face

The Frick Collection, NY,

From 1570 to 1576, El Greco (1541-1614) worked in Rome, where he endeavored to establish himself as a portrait painter. The artist's magnificent Vincenzo Anastagi - a full-length standing portrait representing the largest of only three examples of his work in this genre to survive from the period - offers a vital expression of his ambition and invention. To mark the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, the Frick pairs Vincenzo Anastagi, purchased by Henry Clay Frick in 1913, with the rarely seen Portrait of Jacopo Boncompagni by the artist's Roman contemporary Scipione Pulzone (c. 1540/42-1598), on loan from a private collection. Both subjects are depicted wearing armor, which communicated a complex range of associations with masculinity, military valor, wealth, and social status. Pulzone's refined portrait of Boncompagni, commander of the papal army during the reign of his father, Pope Gregory XIII, epitomizes the elegant style that dominated high-society portraiture in late sixteenth-century Rome. El Greco's expressive portrayal of Anastagi, appointed by Boncompagni as sergeant major of Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo in 1575, stands in stark contrast, underscoring the artist's innovative departures from convention. The exhibition is organized by Jeongho Park, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow.  - See more at: http://www.frick.org//exhibitions/men_armor#sthash.zBNvEa0I.dpuf

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Frick Collection
Website: 
www.frick.org/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Italia

Fischback Gallery, NY,

The Fischbach Gallery is pleased to present Italia, an exhibition of recent paintings by Brad Marshall, opening 12 September and continuing through 11 October 2014.  There will be an opening reception for the Artist, Friday, September 12 from 5 to 7pm. This is Marshall's sixth solo exhibition at The Fischbach Gallery.

The panoramic paintings in Italia resulted from the extensive trip Brad Marshall took in 2013.  However, they are not meant to be a simple travelogue, or post cards from the road. Similar to nineteenth century Hudson River School painters, Marshall is attracted to dramatic locations.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Fischbach Art Gallery
( 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
Monday
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Tutta la Famiglia: A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Paul Cary Goldberg

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Italian Americans, mostly from Sicily, make up about a quarter of the population of Gloucester, Massachusetts-the oldest fishing port in the United States. Many Sicilians arrived from Trapani during the great wave of Italian immigration, and more immigrated after World War II, especially from Terrasini (Palermo province). Immigrants Paolo and Anna Ciaramitaro opened Caffé Sicilia in the West End of Gloucester in 1989. In 2009, Maria Cracchiolo and her mother, Nina D'Amico, also Sicilian Americans, became the new owners. Of modest dimensions, the café is a cozy community gathering place for Italian Americans and their fellow citizens and friends, including photographer Paul Cary Goldberg, who began photographing there in spring 2007 and soon became part of the café's morning routine. The photographs in this exhibition are intimate images-candid portraits of his Sicilian-American neighbors and their everyday lives. They also speak to the recent experiences of Gloucester's fishermen, who, with the fishing industry in a beleaguered state, have found work in other sectors and have become activists in matters of fishermen's rights, fishing regulations, and city governance.

Special Presentation Monday, November 3, 2014, 6pm

Roundtable discussion with photographer Paul Cary Goldberg and residents of Gloucester: Caffé Sicilia owners Maria Cracchiolo and Nina D'Amico; president of Fluid Technologies Ralph Puopolo; fisherman Captain Enzo Russo; fisherman Captain Domenic Sanfilippo; and healthcare activist Sefatia Romeo Theken

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Thursday
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The Macchiaioli

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

"The Macchiaioli" is curated by Marco Bertoli. The exhibition is part of a wider plan seeking to highlight the Italian artistic heritage, and make Italian 19th Century painting known to the American public - especially such a groundbreaking movement so vital for the development of modern art. It presents about twenty paintings, all from important private Italian collections. The exhibition is part of a trend of renewed interest and a series of exhibitions dedicated to the Macchiaioli - the latest being the Paris exhibition last year, at the Musèe de L'Orangerie. The exhibition, remains open until October 30th, and includes masterpieces such as the imposing "La Battaglia della Sforzesca" by Giovanni Fattori, "La Bigherinaia" by Silvestro Lega, "Giovane trecciaiola" by Cristiano Banti and the small piece "Bapin de Lilela" by Telemaco Signorini. The piece "Cavalleggeri in perlustrazione" by Giovanni Fattori, showing for the first time - is an example of the military theme - and the famous "L'Arno alle Cascine" by Serafino De Tivoli - is an example of the years of audacious experimentation with the macchia technique that the painter carried out from the end of the 1850s. In addition to the patriotic subjects, there is the Tuscan landscape with its country houses, countryside and inhabitants all painted from real life. These are the principal themes running through the exhibition which gives a small, yet exhaustive look at an artistic movement which was internationally the most innovative and avant-garde movement, several years before Impressionism.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Joanna Clapps Herman reads from No Longer and Not Yet

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Most of these stories take place on Manhattan's Upper West Side, in the shops, hallways, and parks that reveal this well-known neighborhood as the tiny, even backwater, village it often resembles. An Upper West Sider herself, Joanna Clapps Herman draws her characters honestly yet tenderly, revealing them as much through how they move as by what they do, as though their bodies speak the truths they can't express. Here Hannah Arendt's ghost haunts the building where she once lived, a hawk carries the apparition of a lost loved one, a homeless woman becomes Demeter. Small moments and intimacies of life weave together to form a bigger picture: the squeak of the hotel bed, the quality of light in the therapist's office, the doorman's familiar jokes. These stories show that, although we may think of ourselves in larger mythic narratives, our days are set in terrain that is the opposite of the vast.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
( 10:00 AM - 07:30 PM )
Friday
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Italian Identity: The Next Generation

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

10am-1pm at the Calandra Institute, hosted by Prof. Anthony J. Tamburri and Dr. Anthony Miele, featuring Prof. Pino Aprile, Prof. Massimo Vedovelli, Prof. Donna Chirico, Prof. Fred Gardaphe, Prof. Lorenzo Del Boca, Prof. Giuseppe Novero, Prof. Louisa Ermelino, Prof. Robert Viscusi, and guest speaker Prof. Rosemary Serra (Trieste University).

3:30pm-7:30pm at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 860 11th Avenue, Manhattan, 6th floor, Moot Court, hosted by Annalisa Liuzzo, Gianpiero Pagliaro, and Michele Siracusano, with opening remarks by Claudio Bozzo, and guest speaker Ted Douglass (Senior V.P., the D. Group, Merrill Lynch/BOFA).

For further information call 718-392-2020, or email ilicait@aol.com, or visit www.ilica.it.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Monday
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Symposium and Signing Ceremony with the University of Calabria

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

In signing an agreement of student and faculty exchange, along with teaching and research collaboration, the two institutions will celebrate this joint venture with a two-hour symposium on various themes related to the Italian diaspora. Co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the University of Calabria.

Participants will include: Prof. Gino Mirocle Crisci, President, University of Calabria and Prof. Felix Matos Rofriquez, Queens College, CUNY; Professors Margherita Ganeri and Marta Petrusewicz, University of Calabria; Professors Fred Gardaphe and Joseph Sciorra, Calandra Institute; Professor Donna Chirico, York College, CUNY, and others.

Moderated by Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri, Calandra Institute.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(07:30 PM )
Monday
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Unmeasurable Picture-Sara Galas Band

La mama Theater, NY,

The world-renowned organization La MaMa Experimental Theatre will host the Sara Galas Band formed by actor, singer songwriter Sara Galassini and composer and multi instrumentalist Yukio Tsuji, for two nights only. The eclectic Duo will play together with drummer Bill Ruyle, pianist and mandoline player Claudio Scarabottini and bass player Yuka Tadano. Well known Flamenco dancer Maria Elena Anaya from Mexico will perform as a guest artist. Conceived and written by Galassini and composed in collaboration with Tsuji "Unmeasurable Picture" aims to theatrically portray today's dynamic and troubled society and spread a message of unity and solidarity. The Duo's compositions take root in the tradition of Italian music and language but create rhythmic and melodic motifs that belong to world, jazz, rock, reggae, bossa nova, tango, flamenco and folk music. www.saragalasband.org

October 7th at 7:30pm October 8th 10pm

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
La mama Theater
Website: 
www.lamama.org
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Euro Innovation and Technology for Social Good

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

An evening forum to explore innovative strategies, technology and business models for social change and economic growth. This initiative is sponsored by European Commission. An engaging evening of expert panel discussion, companies showcase, and networking with thought leaders and practitioners interested in strategies and business innovation for positive social transformation as well as highlighting the EU and US's shared commitment to Creativity, Social Progress, Technology advancement and a vibrant public-private sector.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
European Commission and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork
(06:00 PM )
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Italian Jazz Days

New York City, various, NY,

Curated by pianist and composer Antonio Ciacca, the live music series Italian Jazz Days showcases the rich heritage of jazz in Italy by presenting Italian and American jazz artists in collaboration at venues throughout New York City from October 1 through October 9, 2011. Originating with the Italian Cultural Institute and produced by TwinsMusic Enterprises, Italian Jazz Days enters its third year of celebrating Italy's jazz heritage in a series of exciting events at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, and Smalls Jazz Club. In addition to Ciacca, featured artists this year include such jazz luminaries as Joe Magnarelli, John Patitucci, and George Garzone.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
TwinsMusic Enterprises
Website: 
www.twinsmusic.it/italian-jazz-days
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Dolores DeLuce reads from My Life, a Four Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter Culture Diva

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Dolores DeLuce, "a five-foot diva in six-inch heels," takes us on the bumpy ride from a bleak New Jersey childhood through her escape to the refuge of the tumultuous post-Stonewall days in 1970s Los Angeles and gay San Francisco. After giving birth to a mixed-race daughter and being rejected by her Italian-American family, DeLuce created a new family with the most unlikely people and under the most unusual circumstances. Her exploits include living with film legend Divine and selling barbiturates to gay pill-poppers. In this memoir, she recounts how actress Edie Massey proclaimed her to be Divine's illegitimate daughter, and the time Rip Taylor declared her the winner of the $1.98 Beauty Show.

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Exhibition Opening: IO E CALLIOPE

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
IO E CALLIOPE 12 FotoRomanzi by Ileana Florescu   Introduced by the artist and: Russell Banks, author Tom Healy, author Ara Merjian, NYU   Screening of short films: L'amorosa menzogna (1949) by Michelangelo Antonioni (in Italian with English subtitles) Ileana Florescu: L'arte del fotoromanzo by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani   Catalog by Elliot Edizioni with an essay by Russell Banks   In ENGLISH.  
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM )
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ZERO: COUNTDOWN TO TOMORROW, 1950S–60S

Solomon Guggenheim Museum, NY,

1950s-60s, is the first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artists' group Zero (1957-66) founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker, and ZERO, an international network of like-minded artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America-including Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Almir Mavignier, Jan Schoonhoven, and Jesús Rafael Soto-who shared the group's aspiration to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 40 artists from 10 countries, the exhibition explores the experimental practices developed by this extensive ZERO network of artists, whose work anticipated aspects of Land art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. ZERO encompasses a diverse range of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, installations, and archival materials such as publications and photographic and filmic documentation. The exhibition is organized around points of intersection, exchange, and collaboration that defined these artists' shared history.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Solomon Guggenheim Museum
Website: 
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Marco Battaglia: Italian music for guitar from the 19th century

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Italian music for guitar from the 19th century the Italian patriot Giuseppe Mazzini's guitar A concert by Marco Battaglia who will play a 19th century guitar once belonged to Italian Patriot Giuseppe Mazzini. Marco Battaglia was born in 1969 in Milan (Italy) where his high school studies were concentrated in the classics and afterwards he studied law and philosophy at the State University. On top of all this, he dedicated himself to the guitar carrying out his training at the Civic School of Music. In 1995 he graduated from the Conservatory and went on to specialize in the interpretation of 19th century music paying close attention to matters of performance practice and is an esteemed interpreter of Classical and Romantic period sources utilizing period guitars. PROGRAM Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) Grande Sonata M.S. 3 Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) Rossiniana n. 5 op. 123 Pot-pourris on themes from Operas by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) "Opern-Revue" op. 8 n. 29 Paraphrasis on themes from "Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with ANTHONY LACIURA and STEVEN A. COLE [Also in LIVE STREAMING]

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The first Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature character tenors Steven Alexander Cole and Anthony Laciura. Cole made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos under James Levine, while Laciura - after over 800 appearances at the Met - is well-known for his portrayal of Eddie Kessler in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

 

Member-only RSVP: 212-502-7944 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start. All seats will be released 10 minutes prior to scheduled start. (For all other inquiries please call 212-998-8739)   Adventures in Italian Opera, as all other events, is open to the general public, but members of the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò may reserve seats. Ten minutes before the event begins, all seats (including those that were reserved) will be available, first-come first-served, to anyone present.    This event is in ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Talk and Tasting by Michele Scicolone

Westchester Italian Cultural Center , NY,

 

 

 

Join Michele Scicolone as she shares some traditional and contemporary Italian recipes for vegetarian and nearly vegetarian dishes from her latest book, The Italian Vegetables. The Italian Vegetables Cookbook is a collection of some of the tastiest vegetable, fruit, and nut recipes that she collected both here and while traveling in Italy.  There are classic appetizers like juicy "Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms" and little fritters filled with spinach and melted cheese. Hearty casseroles such as "Sofia's Eggplant Timballo" or "Baked Bowties with Cauliflower and Cheese" make satisfying main courses, as do savory tarts and pies, such as the "Tomato and Ricotta Crostata."  There are plenty of ideas for side dishes, too, like "Fried Cardoons" and "Crusty Roasted Peppers," and fruit and nut desserts like "Strawberry Mascarpone Gelato."   After a brief presentation, the program will continue in the kitchen where Michele will demo some recipes for everyone to enjoy. Space is limited. Must register in advance and prepay.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Website: 
http://wiccny.org/
(07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Italiese L’inglese americano in bocca italiana + l’italiano dialettale in bocca americana

Westchester Italian Cultural Center , NY,

With words like api (happy), sangawich (sandwich), agida (stomach acid) and tencsalotto (thanks a lot), every Italian immigrant succeeded in communicating bilingually thanks to italiese. First coined by Gianrenzo Clivio in 1975, italiese (italiano + inglese) was used to describe the mixture of Italian and English spoken by immigrants in North America. It was born on the streets of Little Italies all over the US and Canada as immigrants italianized English words and united under a common identity and a new-born dialect.

Adding more spice to this linguistic concoction, succeeding generations then introduced anglicized Italian words and expressions which are now considered part of our lingua franca. Capeesh? (That is, Capisci?) Explore with Professor Spedaliere how words such as pinaburra (peanut butter) and baccausa (bathroom) allowed Italians to begin to assimilate, and how phrases like ai calla iu becca, paisan (I'll call you back, fellow countryman) helped them communicate in the New World.

Must register in advance and prepay.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Website: 
http://wiccny.org/
( 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Mezzogiorno

Kim Foster Gallery, NY,

Kim Foster Gallery is pleased to present Antonio Petracca's new exhibition Mezzogiorno (literally "midday" in Ital- ian.) Giuseppe Garibaldi, credited as the primary force behind the unification of Italy, popularized the term that is now used as a reference to the Southern region of Italy and Sicily. Before Garibaldi, the South was ruled by a succession of Norman, French and Spanish feudal lords. Unification eliminated the feudal system, but did little to educate and transition the commoners to meaningful work. Famine and disease were rampant in the South, con- tributing to a mass exodus, including the artist's family to the United States.

Today, the term mezzogiorno is often used as a pejorative. Northern and Southern Italy are worlds apart with dif- ferent economies. But when it comes down to the abundance of Greek, Roman, Norman, Phoenician,Turkish and Spanish architecture, antiquities, food and ethnic diversity, the South rules. It also is home to some of the greatest museums in the world, Renaissance art included.

It is against this background that Antonio Petracca's new exhibition is "pinned." Mezzogiorno is the latest investiga- tion into his Southern Italian heritage through his art. His previous work, These are not My Shoes, appropriated Italian art masterpieces, combining them with actual stereotyped material culled from the news, books, the web, and historical references. Pompeii Tagged followed in which the artist combined Pompeian frescos tagged with mob movie slang and T-shirt one-liners.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Kim Foster Gallery
Website: 
http://kimfostergallery.com/
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Reading: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOMAS MANN: "Death in Venice, 1912-2014"

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

In collaboration with Save Venice

Thomas and Abby J. Hansen, the translators of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice will read from their Centennial Edition of the novella (Boston: Lido Editions, Club of Odd Volumes, 2012downloadable eNotated Classics version, 2013). Contemporary photographs, postcards, and paintings will accompany selected passages to depict Thomas Mann, his family, and Venice and the Lido around 1911. Historical images evoke the city as it was when Mann visited. These help to convey the inner life of Gustav von Aschenbach, protagonist of the story, and the real boy who inspired the character Tadzio.

This translation of Death in Venice is conceived for modern readers. It corrects mistakes and Germanicisms of earlier translations while preserving the elevated diction and erudite allusions of the original and occasionally lightening Mann's elaborate syntax for readers of English.

Casa Italiana Members RSVP: 212-502-7944 Save Venice Members RSVP: 212-737-3141 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start. All seats will be released 10 minutes prior to scheduled start. (For all other inquiries please call 212-998-8739)  

This event, as all others, is open to the general public, but members of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Save Venice may reserve seats. Ten minutes before the event begins, all seats (including those that were reserved) will be available, first-come first-served, to anyone present.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Sara Venice
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(05:00 PM )
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Medardo Rosso

CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art, NY,

This fall, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will present a major installation of sculpture, drawing, and experimental photography by acclaimed modernist Medardo Rosso, revealing the masterful range of an artist known chiefly for his three-dimensional work. Anchored by a major loan from the Museo Medardo Rosso in Barzio, Italy, the presentation explores the broad range of materials-from gesso, wax, and bronze, to photography and drawing-in which Rosso worked. The installation marks the first time that a comprehensive group of drawings by Rosso will be on view together. "Medardo Rosso" will be the second presentation mounted by the foundation. CIMA will concurrently present two works by the American artist Cy Twombly, including the painting Untitled (New York City), 1956, and the work-on-paper Idilion, 1976. Born in the U.S., Twombly spent much of his life in Rome and frequently drew inspiration from classical mythology and the Italian Renaissance. His paintings and drawings often feature large-scale, freely made, calligraphic marks-emotive gestures that will foster a dynamic dialogue when presented alongside the drawings of Rosso.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
Website: 
http://www.italianmodernart.org/visit/
(08:00 PM )
Sunday
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LIGABUE - MondoVisione Tour

Terminal 5, NY,

Singer, song-writer, film director, writer, father of two sons. Luciano Ligabue represents the most renowned and credible personification of rock music in Italy in the latest quarter of the century. Born in Correggio in 1960, he made his official debut when he was thirty years old, with the album Ligabue, making one of the most successful debuts in the history of the Italian recording industry and proving himself worthy since the beginning thanks to a formula capable of combining a straightforwardly rock attitude with the narrative finesse of a singer-songwriter. During his artistic carrier, he has developed an unparalleled relationship with his audience: his live activity has been characterized by several achievements, starting from his first tour, which lasted three years non-stop (from 1990 to 1993), with 250 concerts around Italy.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Mondovisione Tour
Website: 
www.ticketmaster.com
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Lecture: LEONARDO'S DISASTERS

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Presented in partnership with The Bogliasco Foundation   Leonardo's Disasters A lecture by Gerard Passannante (New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellow; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Maryland)

 

In his lecture, Renaissance scholar Gerard Passannante will discuss Leonardo da Vinci's lifelong fascination with images of natural catastrophe-men and women swept up in hurricanes, cities demolished in a single violent stroke, the earth rendered a mere speck of dust by a sudden shift of scale. Moving from the artist's instructions on how to paint a deluge (which would capture the imagination of filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein) to his astonishing late sketches of the flood, Passannante will consider the philosophical questions that haunted Leonardo as he pictured scenes of destruction.

  In ENGLISH.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Bogliasco Foundation
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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"The Four Corners of Palermo" by Giuseppe Di Piazza

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

In THE FOUR CORNERS OF PALERMO, Giuseppe Di Piazza uses his real-life experience as a crime reporter to bring to life the second mob war of Palermo. In his newspaper career, Di Piazza covered the murders of over 300 people, many of whom he knew personally: officers, judges, and politicians. This book is his attempt to explain these dark events to his sons and the world at large. As our crime reporter looks back on his own youth, he lyrically retells four tragic stories that marked him: a Mafioso who refused to become a professional killer; a model whom he loved and couldn't save; a father who succumbed to hatred and jealousy; and a daughter in search of her lost honor. Giuseppe Di Piazza started his career in 1979 at the newspaper L'Ora di Palermo, where he covered the second mafia war, in which hundreds were killed or went missing over five years. In 1984 he moved to Rome to work for Cooperation magazine, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Soon after, he participated in the launch of the Reporter newspaper before moving to Il Messaggero, where he remained for fifteen years. In addition to serving as the former editor-in-chief of Max magazine, he has also directed the weekly Corriere della Sera Magazine, returning it to its original name of Sette as well as working as a columnist and manager of their new initiatives.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:15 PM )
Monday
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Edward Said Memorial Lecture: The Palestinian Future after Gaza

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, NY,

Professor Richard Falk, in the 10th annual Said Lecture, focuses on the present reality and future direction of the Palestinian struggle, taking account of the continuing relevance of Edward Said's views of the grounds of a sustainable peace and proceeding from his prophetic premise that the two-state approach should no longer becloud our judgment. **Registration REQUIRED; the lecture will also be WEBCAST live.**

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(08:00 PM )
Monday
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Tribute To Massimo Vignelli: Helvetica

IFC Center, NY,

Directed by: Gary Hustwit

A special tribute to legendary designer Vignelli, including a screening of Gary Hustwit's acclaimed documentary HELVETICA (2007), about the nearly ubiquitous typeface of which Vignelli was a staunch proponent, including never-before-seen outtakes of Vignelli himself. Following the screening, Hustwit and a panel composed of longtime associate Beatriz Cifuentes of Vignelli Asscociates, noted typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones, Design Matters' Debbie Millman and graphic designer Paula Scher of Pentragram will discuss Vignelli's life, career and legacy in a conversation moderated by Todd Schliemann, Design Partner at Ennead Architects.

HELVETICA is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
IFC Center
Website: 
http://www.ifccenter.com
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Member-Only Event: UNDERSTANDING THE FOOD MOOD CONNECTION

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Presented in partnership with Les Dames d'Escoffier New York   PLEASE NOTE: This event is open ONLY to Members of Casa Italiana. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP: Member-only RSVP: 212-502-7944 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start.   Understanding The Food Mood Connection: How Italian Mediterranean Food Life-styles Can Contribute to Better Health   A program featuring Kerstin Hecker, a certified health coach, who will speak to the value of an Italian Mediterranean, fresh produce-based diet and how it will improve both health and mood. The program will also feature award-winning authorMichele Scicolone, who has written sixteen cookbooks all based on fresh Italian Mediterranean produce. Charles Scicolone, an Italian wine authority and former consultant to I Trulli's Enotecea, will end the program with an appreciation of the health implications of wine. The featured program will be one hour in length to be followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The evening will end with a sampling of Italian wines.   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Les Dames d’Escoffier New York
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(08:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Screening: FIGHTING PAISANOS

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

On the occasion of the film's participation in the New York Independent Film Festival   Screening of: Fighting Paisanos (2013, 52 min.) In ENGLISH.   Directed by Marco Curti   Produced by Marco Di Pasqua and Claudio FalconeBriciola.tv and Rai Cinema production Written by Annalisa Reggi and Marco Curti      Fighting Paisano is a nickname invented by the great American war journalist Ernie Pyle for a kid from Ciociaria who - thanks to his dual citizenship - was able to fight with the allies for the liberation of his homeland from Nazi-Fascism. Many young Italian-Americans just like him decided to enlist in the American army to contribute to the freeing of their country.   Sons of immigrants to North America with hard and humble jobs, about one and a half million young men with recognizibly Italian surnames, fought in World War II. Many of them landed on the shores of Sicily and made their way northward through the Italian peninsula, liberating the country. Seventy years later,Fighting Paisanos tells their story.   The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Marco Curti and many of the protagonists of the documentary.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Book presentation: "The Four Corners of Palermo" by Giuseppe Di Piazza

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

The Four Corners of Palermo By Giuseppe Di Piazza, translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

A noir and sensual page-turner that cracks open the Mafia's secret world through the stories of four lives.

Palermo in the 1980s is a perfect place for a young crime reporter to get his start. The Sicilian Mafia is at work, threatening, wounding, and killing anyone who dares to defy their orders. Our protagonist is himself no angel, hardly compassionate, a bit macho and egocentric, but candid in his recounting of what has unfolded in front of his eyes both on the job and in his private life.

Giuseppe Di Piazza, who is also a Sicilian journalist, tells his stories as if he were reporting actual events. His description of the tense bravado of a youth growing up in the midst of Mafia terror is strikingly acute.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Arnoldo Mondadori: a publisher's mark across the History of Italy

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The Mondadori, Italy's largest publishing group, has a history, as is the case for almost all large industries, closely linked to the life of one man, in this case the "boy printer" Arnoldo Mondadori who in 1907, when he was still very young, began his career as a publisher in Ostiglia, a small village in the Lombardy countryside. The expansion of Mondadori coincided with the growth of the Italian nation. From the first book series, La Lampada, which was created by Arnoldo Mondadori with the intention of spreading a love for literature among the young people of the rural, illiterate Italy of the turn of the century, to the subsequent Classici Italiani, Classici Contemporanei Italiani, Medusa and Lo Specchio, cornerstones of twentieth-century Italian culture, from the successful plans to launch the great illustrated magazines, the first Italian book club, to the first low-priced paperback books, Mondadori has developed the idea of a "publishing house" for all Italians and has continuously expanded the boundaries of literature. It can thus be seen that the main stages in the historical development of Mondadori often coincide with the development of Italian publishing. Antonio Riccardi (Mondadori Editore) will talk about past and present of the publishing house Mariarosa Bricchi (Fondazione Alberto e Arnoldo Mondadori) will introduce the project booksinitaly.it, the first platform dedicated to the promotion of Italy's publishing, language and culture around the world. In collaboration with Arnoldo Mondadori Editore and Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori. Antonio Riccardi was born in Parma in 1962. He lives in Sesto San Giovanni, near Milan. He is the current Literary Editor of the publishing house Arnoldo Mondadori. Himself a poet, has issued several poetry book in Italian, among them Il profitto domestico (Mondadori 1996), Gli impianti del dovere e della guerra (Garzanti 2004) e Aquarama e altre poesie d'amore (Garzanti 2009). He has recently published also the critical essay Cosmo più servizi. Divagazioni su artisti, diorami, cimiteri e vecchie zie rimaste signorine (Sellerio). Mariarosa Bricchi has been chief editor of the publishing house Bruno Mondadori, Pearson Italia, and currently is executive director of Calabuig, a new imprint of international literary fiction. She has held teching positions at various universities in Italy (Milan, Pisa, Reggio Emilia, Pavia) and in the US (Columbia University). She has published extensively in the fields of Italian literature and the history of the Italian language. Among her books, there are Manganelli e la menzogna. Notizie su Hilarotragoedia (2002), La roca trombazza. Lessico arcaico e letterario nella prosa narrativa dell'Ottocento italiano (2000), and Due partigiani, due primavere.. Un percorso fenogliano (1988).

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
A. Mondadori Editore and Fondazione Alberto e Arnoldo Mondadori
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Knowledge is the Beginning: Barenboim, Said, and young Middle Eastern musicians

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, NY,

From the "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival (Italy), chaired by Fiamma Arditi

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker and special guests. Daniel Barenboim, Edward Said, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the Emmy Award-winning documentary about the youth orchestra bringing together musicians who are Israeli, Palestinian, and from countries across the Middle East. Developed with the Senza Frontiere ("Without Borders") Film Festival, Italy and its Chair, Fiamma Arditi. Co-sponsored by Columbia's Heyman Center for the Humanities. "This is not a simple feel-good story... Rather the film is almost an instruction manual of how much cultural good can be done in the worst of political times." The Boston Globe

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion: "The Selected Poetry of PIER PAOLO PASOLINI" with JAMES IVORY

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini (University of Chicago Press, 2014)   Edited and Translated by Stephen Sartarelli With a forward by James Ivory   A poetry reading and panel discussion with: James Ivory, film director Stephen Sartarelli, editor and translator Barth David Schwartz, author, Pasolini Requiem Ara H. Merjian, Associate Professor of Italian studies, NYU   Most people outside Italy know Pier Paolo Pasolini for his films, many of which began as literary works, but what most people are not aware of is that he was primarily a poet, publishing nineteen books of poems during his lifetime, as well as a visual artist, novelist, playwright, and journalist. For the first time, Anglophones will now be able to discover the many facets of this singular poet thanks to the work Stephen Sartarelli did in chosing poems from every period of Pasolini's poetic oeuvre. In doing so, he gives English-language readers a more complete picture of the poet, whose verse ranged from short lyrics to longer poems and extended sequences, and whose themes ran not only to the moral, spiritual, and social spheres but also to the aesthetic and sexual, for which he is most known in the United States today. This volume shows how central poetry was to Pasolini, no matter what else he was doing in his creative life, and how poetry informed all of his work from the visual arts to his political essays to his films. Pier Paolo Pasolini was "a poet of the cinema," as James Ivory says in the book's foreword, who "left a trove of words on paper that can live on as the fast-deteriorating images he created on celluloid cannot."   In ENGLISH.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Cristiana Pegoraro in Concert

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Acclaimed as one of the most gifted musicians of her generation, Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has consistently entertained and enlightened audiences with her inspired performances and original programming. Her skills display great technical and interpretative abilities. Her numerous awards and prizes include the Prague Best of the Year for Classical Music Award "for her great personality, strong musical temperament, mastery of phrasing and expressive artistry." The New York Times called her "an artist of the highest caliber" following her stunning 1996 debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. PROGRAM G. Rossini/C. Pegoraro Overture from "Il barbiere di Siviglia" Medley of famous Arias from Italian Operas by G. Verdi, G. Puccini, G. Rossini Medley of famous themes from movie soundtracks by E. Morricone C. Pegoraro The Wind and the Sea A. Piazzolla/C. Pegoraro LIbertango

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Berio in NY - Ensemble Mise En

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, NY,

"Sequenzas" and "Chemins IV" and other works performed by Ensemble mise-en in the first of two concerts featuring works composed by Luciano Berio when he lived in New York City (1965-1972).

Ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha. With over fifteen of New York's most talented musicians, our multi-national personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging, new sounds to diverse audiences. The ensemble wishes to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing ("mee" in Korean means "beauty", and "zahn" means "to decorate"), promoting large-scale composition projects and intense performances of contemporary music with programs featuring the works of many established and budding composers alike.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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The Man with the Nagra

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY,

Written and Directed by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman

Produced by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman and Yohanna Levi

Language: Hebrew and Italian with English subtitles

Tickets: $5 and $7 - Visit the Museum website

 

The Man with the Nagra, narrates the life and work of Leo Levi, a prominent Italian intellectual, educator and ethnomusicologist who settled in Israel in 1936. The film combines Levi's life story with that of the small community of the "Italkim", his political work as a religious Zionist with his activity as a writer and ethnomusicologist to whom we owe the largest collection of Italian cantorial music preserved both at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the Jewish Music Research Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Primo Levi Center
Website: 
http://www.primolevicenter.org/
( 04:00 AM - 07:00 PM )
Thursday
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Seminar: ETHIOPIAN JEWS UNDER FASCIST RULE [RSVP]

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The seminar is free and intended for students and faculty. Seats may be available to the general public pending availability.  Registration is mandatory:rsvp@primolevicenter.org   Presented with the Primo Levi Center and NYU's departments of Italian Studies and History   This year the Italian Jewish Studies Project is held in connection with the international symposiumLegacies of the Italian Occupation in Ethiopiaorganized by Maaza Mengiste and Ruth Ben Ghiat   Speakers: Emanuela Trevisan (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice) Taamrat Emmanuel Between Colonized and Colonizer Brook Abdu (Research Fellow at the Capucin Franciscan Research and Retreat Center, Addis Ababa) Taamrat Emmanuel in Post-Italian Ethiopia (1941-1948)   This seminar focuses on the figure of Taamrat Emmanuel (1888 - 1963) a member of the Beta Israel Community in Ethiopia who, as a young man, was sent to study in France by the Polish Zionist and Orientalist Jacques Faitlovitch. Taamrat continued his education at the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano in Florence and went on to become a leader of Ethiopian Jewry as well as an Ethiopian leader during the dramatic years of the Italian occupation, World War II and the subsequent return to sovereign Ethiopia and the establishment of the State of Israel.   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Primo Levi Center
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Italian Women Writers, Between Journalism and Literature

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The feminine condition (both contemporary and historical), autobiography, female psychology, and family history and relationships are among the insistent themes of the remarkable number of accomplished women writers active in journalism and literary writing in Italy throughout the 19th and the 20th century. Despite the range and high quality of their work, Italian women writers have only recently begun to receive the critical attention outside of Italy they deserve. The women writers who will be discussed in this panel include Matilde Serao (1856-1927), Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998), Gina Lagorio (1922-2005) and Oriana Fallaci (1929-2006). The topics they address range from love, disillusionment, friendship, and family life to social issues, political engagement, the condition of women in Italy, and the impact of feminism on Italian culture. What emerges is a series of portraits that reflect the variety, dynamism, and creativity of women writers in modern-day Italy. SPEAKERS: Andrea Baldi (Rutgers University) Teresa Fiore (Montclair University) Pietro Frassica (Princeton University) Gabriella Romani (Seton Hall University)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(07:00 PM )
Thursday
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Honoring Joseph Tusiani, The Poets of Two Lands

Westchester Italian Cultural Center , NY,

This evening is a celebration of the life and the work of Joseph Tusiani. A writer bridging two worlds, Joseph Tusiani is a widely cultured scholar who speaks and writes in four languages. With an introduction by Professor Anthony Tamburri, the evening will consist of a screening of the documentary by Sabrina Digregorio, titled "Finding Joseph Tusiani: The Poet of Two Lands".

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
(05:05 PM )
Tuesday
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Staten Island Reading Association 2014 Annual Literacy Symposium

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, NY,

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is proud to be participating in the Staten Island Reading Association  2014 Annual Literacy Symposium.

The Staten Island Reading Association, in cooperation with St. John's University Presents:  The 2014 Annual Literacy Symposium

he event is open to the public. It will include keynote speakers, workshops, literacy resources, raffles, prizes and exhibits from publishers and Staten Island Community Organizations. 

Register for the Symposium at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/staten-island-reading-association-2014-annual-literacy-symposium-tickets-13269542559

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Website: 
garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
( 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM )
Friday
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International Symposium: LEGACIES OF THE ITALIAN OCCUPATION IN ETHIOPIA

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

This symposium, organized by NYU faculty Ruth Ben-Ghiat (History, Italian Studies) and Maaza Mengiste (Creative Writing) examines the legacies of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia as experienced by Ethiopians. History can only go so far to tell us about what took place during Italian rule - and its consequences. In Ethiopia, visual and storytelling cultures have been main vehicles of postcolonial expression.   The three panels look at how performance, writing and storytelling, and visual arts narrate this difficult period and its legacies for several generations.   9:30 Coffee and Welcome, Maaza Mengiste and Ruth Ben-Ghiat   9:30-11:00 Plays and Performance Bewketu Seyoum (Independent Writer, Performer), in dialogue with Heran Sereke-Brhan (Independent Researcher), and Dagmawi Woubshet (Cornell University).   11:15-11:30 Coffee break   11:30-1:00 Literature and Storytelling Shiferaw Bekele (Addis Ababa University), in dialogue with Dagmawi Woubshet (Cornell University) and Heran Sereke-Brhan (Independent Researcher).   1:00-2:30 Lunch Break   2:30-4:00 Visual Arts Abiyi Ford (Addis Ababa University), in dialogue with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University), Maaza Mengiste (New York University and Princeton University), and Shiferaw Bekele (Addis Ababa University).   4:00 Closing Remarks by Abiyi Ford and discussion with the audience   In ENGLISH.     We are grateful to the Global Research Initiative, the Departments of History and Italian Studies, the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Africa House, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, all of New York University, for their generous support of this initiative.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Global Research Initiative, the Departments of History and Italian Studies, the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Africa House, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, all of New York University
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:30 PM )
Friday
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Italian International Dance Festival

Julia Richman Theatre, NY,

Following the great success in 2013, the Italian International Dance Festival in New York is ready for a new edition filled with surprises for all. Join us on October 24th 2014 at 7:30pm at the Julia Richman Theatre.

Announcing, the second annual Italian International Dance Festival, which will bring together dancers, companies and choreographers from Italy and America in a spirit of exchange and collaboration. 

The evening, hosted by Tabata Caldironi, features companies from Italy as well as American-based groups directed by Italian artists. With support from organizations in Italy and the U.S., the Italian International Dance Festival is an exchange between artists from the new and old worlds - an "abbraccio dell'arte" (embrace of art), where the cultures intercept, exchange, and experiment through the art of dance.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
IIDF
Website: 
italianidf.com
(09:30 PM )
Friday
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Just To Let You Know That I’m Alive

American Museum of Natural History - People Center, NY,

Just to Let You Know That I'm Alive gives a voice to the women of the Saharawi people, who have been subjected to some of the most severe and under-reported human rights abuses in the last thirty years. Degja Lachgare was taken from her home in 1980 and shuttled between prisons for eleven years, most of which she spent blindfolded. Soukaina Jid Ahloud spent nearly a decade of her life naked in a cell, where she watched her daughter die of starvation. Spending time with them in their houses and tents in the desert, director Emanuela Zuccalà was astonished by a rare peculiarity of these women: being able to speak about the terrible nightmares they have lived always preserving serenity in their eyes and a sincere hope in a better future.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
American Museum of Natural History - Margaret Mead Film Festival
Website: 
www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/films-a-z/just-to-let-you-know-that-i-m-alive
(01:00 PM )
Sunday
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The Venice Syndrome

American Museum of Natural History - People Center, NY,

The well-documented reality that Venice is sinking into the sea has an equally unsettling parallel: it is drowning in tourists-21 million of them per year at last count. Twenty years ago 125,000 people lived there, but the permanent population is now less than half that, and by some estimates actual Venetians will have disappeared completely by 2030. Those who remain are living in a very different place from the Venice of romantic imagination: today, Venice is a city defined almost wholly by its subculture of tourist industries, by oblivious daytrippers, by the massive cruise ships that darken its port and dwarf its crumbling but still-glittering palaces. This film documents the decline of a once-great bastion of culture with nuance and compassion, giving the enduring denizens of the city a voice. The result is daunting, but alive with humor and compassion.

Andreas Pichler 2013 | 80 minutes | Germany, Italy - New York Premiere | Director in Attendance

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
American Museum of Natural History - Margaret Mead Film Festival - Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/films-a-z/the-venice-syndrome
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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The Bedroom by Attilio Bertolucci

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

ATTILIO BERTOLUCCI is considered one of the foremost Italian poets of the twentieth century. He was born in 1911 near Parma, Italy, and died in 2000 in Rome. A literary critic and translator as well as a poet, his verse is noted for its directness, which was a striking departure from contemporary poetry and the Italian Hermetic tradition. At age 18 Bertolucci published Sirio ( "Sirius"), a volume of twenty-seven poems set in his native region. After attending the University of Parma (1931-35), where he studied law, and the University of Bologna (1935-38), he began teaching art history and contributing to such journals as Circoli, Letteratura, and Corrente. In 1951 Bertolucci moved to Rome and published La capanna indiana ("The Indian Hut"), which earned him the Premio Viareggio in 1951. La camera da letto (1984 "The Bedroom"), winner of a second Viareggio prize, is a long autobiographical poem tracing the history of his family, a subject that inspired much of his work. Bertolucci's other books of poetry include Fuochi in novembre (1934; "Fires in November"), Viaggio d'inverno (1971; "Winter Voyage"), the bilingual collection Selected Poems (1993), La lucertola di Casarola (1997; "The Lizard of Casarola"), and Opere (1997). He also translated works by Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Thomas Love Peacock, D.H. Lawrence, and Thomas Hardy. From 1975, together with Enzo Siciliano and Alberto Moravia, he directed the literary review Nuovi Argomenti. Bertolucci's sons, Bernardo and Giuseppe, are noted filmmakers. Luigi Fontanella (Ph.D. Harvard) is professor of Italian at Stony Brook University.

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Book Presentation: The Other Side of the Tiber Reflections on Time in Italy, Reflections on Time in Italy

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises-and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sense of life. A multifaceted image of Italy emerges-in beautiful black-and-white photographs, many taken by Wilde-Menozzi herself-as does a portrait of the author. Wilde-Menozzi, who has written about Italy for nearly forty years, offers unexpected conclusions about one of the most complex and best-loved countries in the world.   The author in conversation with biographer Megan Marshall (Margaret Fuller, a New American Life, Pulitzer Prize 2014).   Following Wilde-Menozzi's reading from Tiber, they will discuss what "foreignness" in Italy offers a writer and what some American women writers have found there.   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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A Rose Is a Rose Book Presentation

Italian Consulate, NY,

This book presents the roses of a family of gifted flower growers and breeders of new varieties. The author represented the subject of the book through the criteria of truth and beauty intrinsic to the camera medium which he masters. Part of the images should be considered as a kind of reportage conducted between 2011 and 2012 by Luca Bracali in the Barni's nurseries. In this respect the photographer once again exhibits the masterful skills gained in many decades of experience. Luca Bracali has travelled to 131 countries, written four books, and won four international photo competitions. Since 2008 he has been a member of APECS Assoc. of Polar Early Career Scientists, for his contribution on environmental issues on the media. Over 40 live-satellite radio and television interviews reported his arctic expedition. In 2009 he was the only reporter to reach on skis the geographic North Pole. In 2010 he debuted in the world of fine art photography and his pictures have been featured in several museums and galleries all over the world including Kiev, Rome and New York. In 2011 he worked on television as a presenter and director. In October 2012 and in May 2013 National Geographic published his reportages about Moai restoration on Easter Island and on the arctic Base "Dirigibile Italia".

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Maria Antonietta Mameli: photos Human Observations – Grand Central Station, Continued.

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, NY,

Photographer Maria Antonietta Mameli's new series, Grand Central  Station, Continued is inspired by the recent 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal. The artist had already completed a photographic series set in Grand Central in 2008, but news in 2012 of the impending centennial celebrations galvanized her into a second foray of "capturing on camera the very busy New Yorkers and tourists, who every day have the good fortune to cross this amazing space full of light and energy."  For years Mameli's work has focused on New Yorkers in motion. Her figures, generally seen from a distance, have often been shown as black silhouettes on a flat, white ground from which natural surroundings have been digitally removed. In Grand Central Station, Continued, Mameli's tiny figures are lit as if by a centrally placed light source, illuminating some features of her subjects and obscuring others. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Member-Only Event: Lecture/Screening: THE GARIBALDI-MEUCCI MUSEUM

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Presented in partnership with the American Italian Cultural Roundtable (Mrs. Frances Bologna, president) and The Enrico Caruso Museum of America   PLEASE NOTE: This event is open ONLY to Members of Casa Italiana. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP: Member-only RSVP: 212-502-7944 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start.

A lecture and documentary film: The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum by Anton Evangelista

Refreshments to follow.

In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development, Luisa Del Giudice, Independent Scholar

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

The Watts Towers - a complex of multistoried structures decorated in pique assiette -  were created over the course of three decades by a determined artist, Sabato "Sam" Rodia, an Italian immigrant laborer who wanted to do "something big" and ended up creating an internationally renowned architectural wonder. Featuring fresh and innovative examinations, Sabato Rodia' Towers in Watts (Fordham University Press, 2014) is a much-anticipated reappraisal of the man and his work. The book, edited by Luisa Del Giudice, compiles essays from twenty authors, offering perspectives from the arts, the academy, and the communities involved in the towers' preservation and interpretation. Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts presents a well-rounded tribute to a magnificent art environment.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Ada Gobetti’s Partisan Diary

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

In the early days of Fascism, Ada and Piero Gobetti were among the leading intellectual voices of the liberal opposition to the regime. After Piero's death from a vicious beating by the Fascists, Ada supported herself and family by writing, teaching English, and translating English literature into Italian. As a partisan in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy, Ada was the commander of a Justice and Liberty brigade. Published for the first time in 1956, her Diario partigiano is recognized as one of the classics of Italy's Resistance literature. Presentation with Majorie Alano and Stanislao Pugliese.Admission: free; open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
( 10:30 AM - 04:30 PM )
Monday
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Friday
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Maria Antonietta Mameli: photos Human Observations – Grand Central Station, Continued.

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, NY,

Photographer Maria Antonietta Mameli's new series, Grand Central  Station, Continued is inspired by the recent 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal. The artist had already completed a photographic series set in Grand Central in 2008, but news in 2012 of the impending centennial celebrations galvanized her into a second foray of "capturing on camera the very busy New Yorkers and tourists, who every day have the good fortune to cross this amazing space full of light and energy."  For years Mameli's work has focused on New Yorkers in motion. Her figures, generally seen from a distance, have often been shown as black silhouettes on a flat, white ground from which natural surroundings have been digitally removed. In Grand Central Station, Continued, Mameli's tiny figures are lit as if by a centrally placed light source, illuminating some features of her subjects and obscuring others. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Friday
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Exhibition Opening: GIULIO TURCATO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

An exhibition of works by Giulio Turcato, Curated by Isabella del Frate Rayburn

Catalogue edited by Martina Caruso, Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar

On view through December 12, 2014 Mon-Fri 10-5  

Giulio Turcato's drawings were never a focus of his three past solo shows in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.This exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò is the first to bring together a wide selection (circa 40) of the artist's works on paper to the United States. During the post-war period, in the 1940s and 1950s, the artist appears to have preferred working on canvas rather than paper. Only six out of the 43 drawings exhibited here are dated pre-1960 and two of these are sketches for larger painted works: Giardino di Miciurin (Garden of Michurin) and the blue, white and black Composizione (Composition) from 1954 - 55.

Turcato visited New York in 1962, and met up with his friends, including Salvatore Scarpitta, who was part of the artistic and intellectual circles they both were part of in Rome. It was a life-changing experience for the artist, it made a strong impact on his vision, and it furthered his experimentation with different materials.

When Turcato passed away, the New York Times paid a tribute to the artist, acknowledging his global significance. His work had been included in Celant's landmark exhibition The Italian Metamorphosis: 1943 - 1968 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, which closed only a week before his death, in January 1995.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Per Piano - Matteo Arevalos

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Concert for piano solo of contemporary Italian classical music The concert of the Italian pianist-composer Matteo Ramon Arevalos presents in the first half piano works from contemporary classical music of the most important Italian composers: Fausto Razzi, Franco Oppo, Ennio Morricone, Luciano Berio and Giacinto Scelsi. In the second half his own compositions for piano and "decorated piano" with mosaic tiles in tribute to the Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Fondazione Isabella Scelsi
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(05:12 PM )
Thursday
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Interactive Ghost Tour

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, NY,

Professor Louis Leonini and Louisa Mastromarino will take us to the eve of Halloween with an "Interactive Ghost Tour " at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Please join us and ..." get in the spirit of the holiday!"

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Website: 
garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
(07:00 PM )
Thursday
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Concert JACK Quartet Featuring guest artists Vox n Plux, Steve Beck (piano), Miranda Cuckson (violin) and Jay Campbell (cello)

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, NY,

New music by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum, and Charles Wuorinen. With guest artists Vox n Plux, Steve Beck, piano, Miranda Cuckson, violin, and Jay Campbell, cello. With support from the Stefan Wolpe Fund and the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. Produced with Zaidee Parkinson & Alanna Maharajh Stone.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Website: 
://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
( 01:30 PM - 06:00 PM )
Thursday
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A Symposium On Medardo Rosso's Bambino Ebreo

CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art, NY,

The Center for Italian Modern Art is pleased to present its first program of the 2014-15 season, an investigation into Medardo Rosso's approach to serial sculpture, focused on the Bambino ebreo.  Deeply interested in questions of process, and acclaimed for his radical approaches to material, subject, and form, Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) was one of the few sculptors of his time to make his own casts rather than rely on commercial foundries. Such a level of control allowed him to conceive of each cast both as a unique object and as part of a series, as well as a site for technical experimentation.

Bambino ebreo [Jewish Boy], conceived originally in Paris in the 1890s, was one of the subjects that Rosso repeatedly returned to throughout his life, reproducing it for exhibitions and personal gifts. Interpretations of this disconsolate young face have oscillated through the years, and the work has been variously read as a universal metaphor of social alienation, suffering, loneliness, sadness, Jewishness, and even childhood itself.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
Website: 
http://www.italianmodernart.org/
(07:30 PM )
Friday
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Carlo Grante - Master of High Romanticism

Lincoln Center - Alice Tully Hall, NY,

Italian pianist Carlo Grante will launch his three-concert series, "Masters of High Romanticism," on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City. He will devote the first concert to the Ballades and Scherzos of Frédéric Chopin. 

"Carlo Grante is one of the most astonishing artists I have ever known and worked with," says Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and General Music Director of the Zurich Opera. Carlo Grante is one of the most active pianists performing and recording today. His concert repertoire is one of the largest among contemporary pianists; it includes masterpieces by core composers as well as important works by lesser-known composers. His discography runs to more than fifty CDs and ranges from Domenico Scarlatti (the complete sonatas, a 40-CD project under the auspices of Bösendorfer and Badura-Skoda in Vienna), to Platti, Clementi, Liszt and Schumann, to twentieth-century composers such as Godowsky, Busoni and Sorabji.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Lincoln Center - Alice Tully Hall
Website: 
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/