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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.

( 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/
( 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Friday
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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
(05:00 PM )
Monday
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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/
( 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM )
Sunday
Monday
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Saturday
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Francesco Vezzoli: Teatro Romano

MoMA PS1, NY,

Drawing on extensive research about the use of color in antiquity, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli (b. 1971) has collaborated with a team of archaeologists, conservators and polychrome specialists to paint five ancient Roman busts in the manner in which they would originally have been decorated. While white marble remains the quintessential material of ancient Greek and Roman statuary, extensive research has confirmed that ancient sculpture was painted in a vivid palette of yellows, blues, reds and greens. Dating from the first and second centuries A.D., Vezzoli's Roman Imperial busts restore to contemporary imagination the decorated surfaces that have faded away over nearly two thousand years.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
MoMA PS1
Website: 
http://momaps1.org/
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Exhibition: 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, Curated by Isabella del Frate Rayburn, Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Tuesday
Wednesday
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El Greco at The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection, NY,

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, the Frick continues its 2014 focus on the artist, which began with Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face (August 5-October 26, 2014), with an installation organized in conjunction with El Greco in New York, opening in November at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Frick will unite its three remarkable El Greco paintings - Purification of the Temple and portraits of Vincenzo Anastagi and St. Jerome - showing them together, for the first time, on one wall of the East Gallery.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Frick Collection
Website: 
https://www.frick.org/
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
Tuesday
Wednesday
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El Greco in New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY,

To commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The Frick Museum will display its paintings contemporaneously.

This is a unique opportunity to see this artist's work, which exerted such a strong impact on modern painting and especially appealed to New York collectors.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: 
http://www.metmuseum.org/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Wednesday
Thursday
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Saturday
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Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY,

The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene-embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above-adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display.

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: 
http://www.metmuseum.org/
(06:30 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Saturday
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MARIO MONICELLI: Tribute to the Maestro Of Commedia All'italiana

Film Forum, NY,
Film Forum has an upcoming series they are hosting featuring films from the infamous Italian filmmaker Mario Monicelli. Commedia all'italiana dominated an era of hilarious, farcical comedy, "Italian Style," but with a biting edge and sense of melancholia. Working with the greatest stars of his day, including Totó, Gassman, Sordi, Loren, Mastroianni, and Magnani, perhaps the genre's supreme auteur was Mario Monicelli (1915-2010).

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Film Forum Presents In Association With Istituto Luce Cinecitta'
Website: 
http://filmforum.org/series/mario-monicelli-series-page
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Moira Lo Bianco Trio - Lunaria

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

December 1st, Italian pianist Moira Lo Bianco and her trio - featuring Petros Klampanis on double bass and Marcello Pellitteri on drums - perform works from her album Lunaria. Not only a fascinating concept, Lunaria is a collection of Moira's compositions influenced by jazz, classical and middle- eastern styles. Wrapped by her re-interpretation, the concert will also include a selection of compositions from European classical repertoire.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo, Edvige Giunta and Nancy Caronia

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta's edited collection, the first book to focus on an Italian-American woman writer, places Louise DeSalvo at the forefront of a cultural renaissance of the body-mind-spirit connection. Personal Effects (Fordham University Press, 2014) pays special attention to her memoirs, with their fearless exploration of such topics as immigration, domesticity, adultery, illness, mental health, and sexual and physical abuse. In addition to being a memoirist, DeSalvo is a noted Virginia Woolf scholar and a professor at Hunter College who has enriched countless students' lives. Personal Effectsincludes contributions by well-known and emerging scholars and writers who explore the depth and resonance of DeSalvo's work. In addition to the editors and DeSalvo herself, the event's participants will include Mary Jo Bona, Peter Covino, Jennifer-Ann DiGregorio Kightlinger, Joshua Fausty, Benjamin Hagen, Mark Hussey, and Anthony Tamburri.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation: THE ITALIAN AMERICANS: A HISTORY

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The Italian Americans: A History [A Companion Book to the PBS Series The Italian Americans] (W. W. Norton, 2014) by Maria Laurino   In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes fostered by The Godfather and The Sopranos, Laurino reveals surprising, fascinating lives: Italian-Americans working on sugar-cane plantations in Louisiana to those who were lynched in New Orleans; the banker who helped rebuild San Francisco after the great earthquake; families interned as "enemy aliens" in World War II. From anarchist radicals to "Rosie the Riveter" to Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio; from traditional artisans to rebel songsters like Frank Sinatra, Dion, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, this book is both exploration and celebration of the rich legacy of Italian-American life. Readers can discover the history chronologically, chapter by chapter, or serendipitously by exploring the trove of supplemental materials. These include interviews, newspaper clippings, period documents, and photographs that bring the history to life.   The author in conversation with: Stefano Albertini, NYU Martino Marazzi, University of Milan / Tiro a Segno Visiting Professor, NYU John Maggio, director of the PBS Series The Italian Americans   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Mario Fratti Interpreting Eduardo De Filippo

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

In the balmy heat of late '40s of last century in Naples, Filumena Marturano lies on her deathbed waiting to marry Domenico Soriano, the man who has kept her as his mistress for twenty-five years. But no sooner has the priest completed the ceremony, than Filumena makes a miraculous recovery. As he reels in shock, Domenico discovers that this brilliant, iron-willed woman has a few more surprises for him. Eduardo De Filippo's famous play, written in 1946, memorably overturns conventional morality. Exploring themes such as family betrayal, divided loyalty and social status Filumena Marturano is an engaging and provocative piece of theatre, enjoying the status of a classic in Italian literature.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:15 PM )
Tuesday
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Old Masters: Art Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer, Alex Melamid

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

Legendary artists and authors Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman, and Alex Melamid will discuss the history and achievements of aging artists, with a focus on artists whose best-known works were completed in the later years of their lives. The discussion will use as its starting point what renowned critic Barbara Herrnstein Smith called "the senile sublime." From Michelangelo, to Willem de Kooning, to Chester Gould, all of whom lived into their 80s, these are artists whose later works reflect a higher state of mental freedom. It is these late works that have gained recognition at the turn of the 21st century. The discussion will also turn to Feiffer, an Old Master who has re-invented himself as an 85-year-old young "graphic novelist," having just published Kill My Mother to great acclaim. 

This event is at capacity and we are no longer accepting registration. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your printed Eventbrite ticket to show at the door of the event. At 6:15 pm, any available seats will be filled by wait-list attendees. 

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
( 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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The FUTURE OF CAPITALISM IN LUIGI EINAUDI’S VIEW

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Born in 1874, Luigi Einaudi was one of the most influential European economists of his time and President of the Italian Republic from 1948 to 1955. His main field of interest was public finance, but rather than pure theory, he cultivated history. He believed that in history one could trace the origin of most of the imbalances marring the social system of his time - poverty and ignorance in the first place. It was the society's responsibility to afford to all a fair chance to better one's position and to fully develop his or her personality. Capitalism as it had developed over the centuries bore in itself the vast inequalities inherited from past ages and maintained strongholds of power (the big corporation, privileged social groups) which were to be checked with appropriate laws and policies.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Banca d’Italia US Representative Office
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
( 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Open to College Students ONLY: NYU Summer Abroad Showcase - "DREAM IT! An Invitation to Italy"

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Are you a college student and are interested in studying abroad? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover all the Summer Abroad programs offered by NYU.

While you listen to the program directors and former students talking about their experiences, you will also be able to enjoy a selection of authentic Italian food. During the event, we will also introduce the winner of our Dream it! contest 2014 who won a round-trip to Italy, with the generous support of ENIT, the Italian Tourism Board.

Please Note: This event is only open to college students.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Book Presentation: L'AMORE INVOLONTARIO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

L'amore involontario [Involuntary Love] (Piemme, 2014)   by Chiara Marchelli   The day Riccardo receives a phone call, his sister - Irene - is only a bothersome thought, a memory angrily chased away. He has never forgiven her for writing about him in the novel that made her famous. Now, Irene is in a coma and Riccardo finds himself having to spend time by her side.   It is the story of a man's transformation, a tale of awakening, of finding the courage to put aside the greatest of pain and taking care of what is left.   The author in conversation with: Andrea Visconti, L'Espresso / La Repubblica   In ITALIAN

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Friday
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Michelangelo and Versilia

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The Consulate General of Italy together with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and the four Cities of the Medicean Versilia - Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Forte dei Marmi and Stazzema - present "Michelangelo and Versilia", an initiative organized to illustrate the excellences of the territory and to highlight the historical and artistic figure of Michelangelo in the Versilia area, who here lived and worked. Participate in the project also the Artigianart Association and the Cosmave Consortium of Pietrasanta.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Artigianart, CoSmVe, Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, SAVEMA, Msc
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:30 PM )
Friday
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LAST MAN STANDING By DAVIDE LONGO

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Leonardo is a University Professor and a writer. Once quite famous his life unravelled when he had a sordid affairwith one of his students. His wife left him, taking their daughter. He is a man of Letters and recedes into a quiet lifestyle, watching the world fall apart around him. His own downfall coincides with that of Italy. Banks close, shops run out of food but Leonardo is reluctant to take action. Then his ex-wife appears with their daughter and her son from her second marriage. She must entrust the children to him while she goes in search of her husband. However the situation suddenly deteriorates and along with a young, mentally impaired man from his town, Leonardo decides that they must try and escape to France. As they head off on foot they discover that the world has turned wild. They adopt a young boy whose family has been massacred by a band of savage teenagers. Incapable of taking physical action Leonardo can only rely on his intelligence and his ability to observe; locked in a cage with an elephant, he looks on as the children are transformed. How can a man of letters save them all and lead them towards a land of hope?

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
( 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM )
Friday
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New Literature from Europe 2014 - Crossing Borders: Europe Through the Lens of Time

Austrian Cultural Forum New York, NY,

Join us for a celebration of the most exciting voices in European Literature today, guided by some of America's top writers and critics. Come on a European journey through the lens of time that takes us on a murder mystery in France, to Italy on the brink of collapse during the end of the Second World War, to a love story in Germany, and asylum in Austria. Artistic decisions turn to a matter of life and death in the Czech Republic and survival skills are pushed to the limit in Poland's Warsaw Ghetto. Go back in time to life in a Hungarian village, and visit Bulgaria in the aftermath of the collapse of communism, before ending our journey in Romania, during the reign of a totalitarian regime.

Friday night will feature a keynote by Barbara Epler, publisher at Seven Stories Press. Saturday's panels will be moderated by renowned American writers Lorraine Adams, Ian Burumba, and Siri Hustvedt.

This year the festival is also pleased to host the prize-giving ceremony for the annual Polish Government Found in Translation Award, for best translation of Polish literature into English in the previous year. This year's winner is Philip Boehm, for his translation of Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall (Peirene Press, 2013).

Friday, Dec 5

Multilingual Readings and keynote Julia Deck, Davide Longo, Nicol Ljubić, Susanne Scholl, János Háy, Georgi Tenev, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Magdaléna Platzová and Philip Boehm Keynote: Barbara Epler 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York and New Literature from Europe 2014
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
( 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Friday
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Reading Foreign Voices. Film, Opera, and Theater Sub- and Sur-titles Across Languages

Montclair State University italian department, NY,

This half-day program aims at providing a general introduction to the art and techniques of sub- and sur-titling for films, operas, and" theatre performances. In combining knowledge of foreign languages, cultural awareness, aesthetic choices and tecnhological skills, sub- and sur-titling is an ideal professional field for students of the arts and humanities with a specialization in foreign languages. The program will open with a round table of specialists addressing the philosophy of this fascinating field, the market-based offer and demand for sub- and sur-titles, and the tricks of the trade. After a short lunch break the program will continue with area-specific workshops during which participants will learn in detail about techniques and outcomes. "

The event will also include a meeting about University programs in audio-visual translation. This meeting is reserved for teachers and professors.

While presented by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, this program embraces different languages offered in the department and on campus (Italian, Spanish, German, French) within a European framework.

Under the auspices of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on the occasion of the Italian semester of Presidency of the European Union Council (second semester of 2014).

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Montclair State University italian department
Website: 
http://www.montclair.edu/
(04:00 PM )
Saturday
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Cristina Fontanelli’s 11th Annual “Christmas in Italy"

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NY,
Award-winning singer/PBS-TV Host; PBS-TV/WNET and Affiliates Host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli's annual Italian Christmas show for the entire family; a celebration of the joy of musical Christmas Italian style. Admission:$ 52.00/$ 67.50; open to the public- Group sales and Senior rates available. Box office: Tel: 212-998-4941. Contact: 212-217-6181 (info@cristinafontanelli.com).
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Cristina Fontanelli and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Website: 
http://www.cristinafontanelli.com/
( 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM )
Saturday
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New Literature from Europe 2014 - Crossing Borders: Europe Through the Lens of Time

Austrian Cultural Forum New York, NY,

Join us for a celebration of the most exciting voices in European Literature today, guided by some of America's top writers and critics. Come on a European journey through the lens of time that takes us on a murder mystery in France, to Italy on the brink of collapse during the end of the Second World War, to a love story in Germany, and asylum in Austria. Artistic decisions turn to a matter of life and death in the Czech Republic and survival skills are pushed to the limit in Poland's Warsaw Ghetto. Go back in time to life in a Hungarian village, and visit Bulgaria in the aftermath of the collapse of communism, before ending our journey in Romania, during the reign of a totalitarian regime.

Saturday's panels will be moderated by renowned American writers Lorraine Adams, Ian Burumba, and Siri Hustvedt.

This year the festival is also pleased to host the prize-giving ceremony for the annual Polish Government Found in Translation Award, for best translation of Polish literature into English in the previous year. This year's winner is Philip Boehm, for his translation of Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall (Peirene Press, 2013).

Themed Panel Discussions Each panel will be followed by a book signing  Love in a Time of War Moderator: Loraine Adams Susanne Scholl, Nicol Ljubić and Philip Boehm 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

True Grit - Beating the Odds Moderator: Ian Buruma Julia Deck, János Háy, Davide Longo 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Buried Secrets Moderator: Siri Hustvedt Magdaléna Platzová, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Georgi Tenev 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presentation of the Found in Translation Award to Philip Boehm by Grzegorz Gauden, director of the Polish Book Institute 7:35 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception and Closing Remarks 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
New Literature from Europe 2014 and Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Social World Film Festival

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

New York is the next stop for the Social in the World, the project of the Social World Film Festival that brings the efforts and dedication to Social Cinema and to the young in the world of the City of Vico Equense. This international show of Social Cinema of Vico Equense will be hosted for one night at the IIC where you will be able to sample the best of the 2014 Edition. 

Screenings:

"41 Parallelo", the short movie by Davide Dapporto 

"Ce l'hai un minuto?" by Alessandro Bardani 

"Emmanuel" by Simone Petralia

"Forbici" by Maria Di Razza

"Il Passo della Lumaca" by Daniele Suraci

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation: TWEETING DA VINCI

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Tweeting Da Vinci [Twittando Da Vinci] (Da Vinci Press, 2014) by Ann Pizzorusso   Geologist and Italian Renaissance art scholar Ann C. Pizzorusso will present her new book, Tweeting Da Vinci, (in Italian Twittando Da Vinci) which explores the geology of Italy and how it influenced its art, architecture, religion, medicine, literature and just about everything else. She will discuss not only Leonardo but Dante, Virgil and many others, shedding new geologic light on their works as well as showing us the places they described exist in Italy today.   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:30 PM )
Monday
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Theatrical Workshop Performance: FROM BOCCACCIO TO SHAKESPEARE

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

An evening of theater to uncover similarities and differences between Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Shakespeare.   Following their productions of Machiavelli's The Mandrake Root and of the three Boccaccio novellas from the Decameron that inspired it, KIT - Kairos Italy Theater, Casa Italiana's Company in Residence - is now exploring Shakespeare's work to discover how much the great playwright was influenced by Italian theater and literature as well as what differences emerge in the work of these three giants.   During the past weeks, led by Three Time Obie Award actor Rocco Sisto, KIT has been working on scenes from Measure for Measure while learning about the relationship between Shakespeare and Italy. On December 8th, the actors will share the result of the workshop by presenting scenes from Measure for Measure together with scenes from The Mandrake Root and Decameron, introduced by Sisto himself.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with DANIELLE DE NIESE [Also in LIVE STREAMING]

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The third Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature soprano Danielle de Niese, one of the most exciting and admired young artists in opera today. A star at Glyndebourne, the Met and elsewhere, she plays leading roles in Italian-language operas by Handel, Gluck, Mozart and other composers. This season she is Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Met.

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.    In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Embroidered Stories Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,
JoAnn Cavallo (Columbia University) Joanna Clapps Herman (Manhattanville College) Edvige Giunta (New Jersey City University)

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants have created narratives around embroidery, sewing, knitting, and crochet that help define who they were and have become. At the center of this book are the representations of Italian immigrant women's domestic needlework. The book explores the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performative, ethnographic, or critical re-imagining. While primarily concerned with representations and interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself-its origins, design patterns, and techniques-the editors and the contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina, and passed on to their descendants

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:30 AM )
Wednesday
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Member-Only Event: Lecture: THE NEAPOLITAN PRESEPIO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Presented in partnership with the American Italian Cultural Roundtable and The Enrico Caruso Museum of America   PLEASE NOTE: This event is open ONLY to Members of Casa Italiana and of the American Italian Cultural Roundtable SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP: Member-only RSVP: 212-502-7944 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start.     Lecture: The Neapolitan Presepio by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barrella   This lecture and DVD based presentation explores the origins of the Neapolitan tradition as well as its endurance by creative artisans and those who display their art of old and of today in Naples and its metropolitan area.   Refreshments to follow.   In ENGLISH.  
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:15 PM )
Monday
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Carlo Grante: Masters of High Romanticism II

Alice Tully Hall, NY,

Carlo Grante, Piano

"Masters Of High Romanticism"

Concert II Schumann: The Piano Sonatas

The second in a three-concert series, "Masters of High Romanticism," with each program devoted to a single Romantic-era composer. In this concert, Carlo Grante focuses on "Schumann's unique contribution to the evolution of sonata-form, expanding it into a journey of heroic proportions." The final concert will feature the complete solo piano variations of Brahms (Tuesday, February 10, 2015).

"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. "His artistry is permeated with the deepest knowledge in many fields, not just the arts. Interesting for me as a musician and conductor is the way he approaches a musical work: considering it as expression of time, environment, and the composer's own personal, social and cultural experience. With Carlo's fantastic technical and analytical skills, the music comes alive in a way which sounds new, sometimes unexpected, but always both logical and natural."

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Lincoln Center Plaza
Website: 
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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"Serata siciliana"—Book presentations and readings

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Join us for an evening of Sicilian culture through language and literature. Readers will include: Gaetano Cipolla; Marisa Frasca; Nino Provenzano; Frank Polizzi; Louisa Calio; Stanley Barken.

Moderator: Anthony Julian Tamburri

Rinfresco to follow.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(07:30 PM )
Thursday
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Mythical Dances-including Nino Rota's Dances from Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)

Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, NY,

The program showcases the winners of The Respighi Prize (presented in cooperation with the city of Bologna, Italy). This event features the world premiere of Austrian composer Daniel Muck's Oraculum Apollonis, and American soprano Stacey Mastrian in Respighi's Deita Silvane and Richard Strauss' Morgen. Also on the program is Respighi's Serenata (from our latest Naxos CD) and Nino Rota's Dances from Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). Rota is most well known for his scores to many Fellini films and, of course, his music to The Godfather films.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Chamber Orchestra of New York
Website: 
http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/
(07:00 PM )
Thursday
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(Not Only) Contemporary Art in Italy. 2000–2014

New Museum Theater, NY,

Curators Laura Barreca and Costanza Paissan join New Museum Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni in conversation for the release of Terrazza: Artists,Stories, Places in Italy in the 2000s (Marsilio Editori). Terrazza is the first atlas of contemporary art in Italy after the year 2000 and includes a wealth of information and images, with accompanying texts by four new-generation curators: Laura Barreca, Andrea Lissoni, Luca Lo Pinto, and Costanza Paissan.

The book tackles a broad range of questions related to contemporary Italian art: Which spaces generated the most creative energy from 2000 onward? How have artists' training and recognition changed in recent years? Who is the audience for contemporary Italian art? What production formulas have proven to be most effective for Italian artists? Which group shows have succeeded in putting forward the most interesting and innovative positions? How has information and communication changed when it comes to talking and writing about contemporary art in Italy?

The book is divided into two sections: The first, "Histories, places," offers a round-up, in chronological order, of more than 150 institutions, spaces, and associations that affect contemporary visual culture in Italy, including academies, universities, artists' studios, archives, artist-run spaces, collectives, non-profit spaces, grants and awards, publishing houses, festivals, foundations, galleries, public art projects, residences, magazines and blogs, group shows, and museums. The second part, "Artists," focuses on sixty artists whose works are emblematic of new inclinations, directions, and undercurrents in young Italian art.

The book is the outcome of two years of work and was commissioned by the Quadriennale di Roma, the Italian state institution entrusted with the promotion of Italian contemporary art.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Quadriennale di Roma and New Museum
Website: 
http://www.newmuseum.org/
(07:30 PM )
Sunday
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Saturday
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Motus Nella Tempesta

Ellen Stewart Theatre | La Mama New York, NY,

Starting from the first lines of the play, the question of power and the loss of control explode violently: who can govern? Or better, is sovereignty needed at all? Where is the Master? This question bounces back and forth between Gonzalo and the Boatswain, while the boat is at the mercy of furious waves, against which the words of a chief, are of no use... What care these roarers for the name of King?

From this point of view, our Tempest has become the storm of a social and political universe completely re-founded through contact with the diversity of an alien island and stranger inhabiting it. The island, in the Renaissance imaginary, is a utopia - an alternative to authority, oppression, usurpation... as Gonzalo imagines it: No sovereignt... All things in common nature...

As "political animals", we thus bring to the stage an experience of re-appropriation - in the spaces, in the experiences themselves - always immersed in the Shakespearean tempest, which, let's remember, does not appear a world at end. As Agostino Lombardo writes in the introduction to his translation into Italian, it is a world on the verge of a new beginning.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
La MaMa Theater
Website: 
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/937300/prm/FELLA25
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Screening: Preview of FINDING THE MOTHER LODE

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Screening of an 80-minute-long preview of: PBS Mini-Series Finding the Mother Lode (2013) Directed by Gianfranco Norelli Produced by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien   Followed by a Q&A with director/producersGianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien Moderated by Martino Marazzi, University of Milan / Tiro a Segno Visiting Professor, NYU   Italians first went to California in large numbers with the Gold Rush. While most found little gold, they did find a mother lode in farming, fishing, commerce and making wine. Finding the Mother Lode documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California, which was markedly different from that of their compatriots elsewhere in the United States. Through stories set in seven Italian communities throughout California, this film examines how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State. It is also a look at how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America.   The current film is a follow-up to the filmmakers' critically acclaimed Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) on the Italian immigration to the East Coast. Finding the Mother Lode is also based on extensive research and weaves together oral histories by community members with scholarly analyses which provide the larger historical context.   In ENGLISH.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Carlo Grante: Masters of High Romanticism II

Alice Tully Hall, NY,

Carlo Grante, Piano

"Masters Of High Romanticism"

Concert II - Schumann: The Piano Sonatas

The second in a three-concert series, "Masters of High Romanticism," with each program devoted to a single Romantic-era composer. In this concert, Carlo Grante focuses on "Schumann's unique contribution to the evolution of sonata-form, expanding it into a journey of heroic proportions." The final concert will feature the complete solo piano variations of Brahms (Tuesday, February 10, 2015).

"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. "His artistry is permeated with the deepest knowledge in many fields, not just the arts. Interesting for me as a musician and conductor is the way he approaches a musical work: considering it as expression of time, environment, and the composer's own personal, social and cultural experience. With Carlo's fantastic technical and analytical skills, the music comes alive in a way which sounds new, sometimes unexpected, but always both logical and natural."

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Lincoln Center Plaza
Website: 
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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A Personal Exploration of Pietrasanta as an International Arts Center

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

A Personal Exploration of Pietrasanta as an International Arts Center, by the sculptor Ron Mehlman, this years winner of the Pietrasanta International Sculpture Prize, "Fratelli Rosselli". Ron will speak about Pietrasanta and its environs: its history, its geography, its life as an international arts center, with the many artists who have worked here, from Michelangelo to Noguchi and beyond. He will also speak about the influence Pietrasanta has had on his sculpture, his life and career as an artist.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(07:05 PM )
Tuesday
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Thinking of Photographs: A Roundtable Discussion

Bosi Contemporary Gallery, NY,

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to welcome you to the panel discussion organized on the occasion of the exhibition "No Greater Fiction" curated by Ágnes Berecz, featuring works by Manal Abu-Shaheen, Peter Baker, Felix R. Cid, Sarah Muehlbauer, Yorgos Prinos, Hrvoje Slovenc, and Monika Sziládi, currently on view at the gallery.

 

How can we think of the practice and politics of photography today, after the digital turn and the rise of new formalism? Held in conjunction with the current exhibition, No Greater Fiction, the roundtable discussion will offer an in-depth look at the works on view and explore the shifting role of the medium as a documentary and narrative device. Participants include Mitra Abbaspour, Associate Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art and Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-chief and Co-founder of Hyperallergic, as well as the moderator Ágnes Berecz, the curator of the exhibition. The artists will also be in attendance.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Bosy Contemporary
Website: 
http://www.bosicontemporary.com/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Sunday
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Tuesday
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Saturday
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Friar Francis in New York: traces, words, images

Brooklyn Borough Hall, NY,

The Canticle of Creatures and other Franciscan manuscripts from the 13th century. A unique exhibition in the United States at the Brooklyn Borough Hall. It is the first time that manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries and Papal Bulls relating to the Saint of Assisi will be on show in the U. S. The exhibition consists of 19 artifacts from the Ancient Fund of the City Library of Assisi, partof the library of the Sacred Convent in Assisi. The heart of the exhibition is the Codex 338, a collection of the first writings and documents relating to St. Francis and the order of the Friars Minor, containing The Canticle of Creatures, considered the starting point of Italian literature.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Office of the Prime Minister of Italy, The Embassy of Italy to the United States The Consulate General of Italy, New York The Umbria Regional Government, Italy The Abruzzo Regional Government, Italy and i-Italy network
Website: 
http://www.i-italy.org/
( 12:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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WHITE AND BLACK PARALLEL by Federico Comelli Ferrari and Alfredo Rapetti Mogol

Ca' d’Oro' Gallery , NY,

In Galleria Ca' d'Oro's new home in New York, director Gloria Porcella opens on December 18th a new exhibition dedicated to two Italian artists: the sculptor, painter and writer Alfredo Rapetti Mogol and the photographer Federico Comelli Ferrari. This is a unique opportunity to admire the two artists' works, which combine painting and writing (Rapetti) and photography with painting (Comelli Ferrari). Stitching is the particular technique used by Rapetti, where signs, graffiti and traces of human awareness are impressed on canvas. His works are reflected on large pages full of writing seemingly illogical, but actually full of conceptual, anthropological and aesthetic, references. Rapetti translates words into images, and interprets them as a form of thought and memory. Critics define Comelli Ferrari as cubist by the manner he deconstructs, reconstructs, reinvents and colors. He photographs with a 360' perspective, monuments, squares, and representative buildings of important cities such as Milan, Shanghai, Chicago and many other, then he breaks down the pictures and recomposes them by coloring them with acrylics and creating new and original points of view. His works are an evolution of reportage photography and the symbols that appear are an element of protest, such as in the sculpture "the knot" - set in Milan's subway station at Piazza Cadorna, where a long wire is intersected by a sewing needle. The interpretation of Comelli Ferrari of this sculpture is the capacity of disassemble and reassemble life. His projects are designed to give a new meaning to what surrounds us, bringing Marcel Proust's words to reality: "The real discovery journey consists in seeking not new landscapes but in having new eyes."

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Ca' D'oro Gallery
Website: 
http://ca-doro.com/newyork/
(03:00 PM )
Saturday
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Ten Paintings, Ten Talks: "Sandro Botticelli's The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child," led by Rika Burnham, Head of Educa

The Frick Collection Museum , NY,

Talk meets in the Garden Court, outside the entrance to the special exhibition

about Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli (Italian: ; c. 1445 - May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance

Led by curators and educators, each thirty-minute talk will focus on a different painting from the special exhibition.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Frick Collection Museum
Website: 
http://www.frick.org/
( 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Giuseppe Rossi coach for a day!!!

Chelsea Piers #300, NY,

The Fan Club Giuseppe Rossi NY & Napoli Fan Club of NYC are excited to announce a great event with Giuseppe Rossi on December 23, 2014 at Chelsea Piers in New York City!!!

The members of Fan Club Giuseppe Rossi NY & Napoli Fan Club of NYC will play a soccer game for the Fans' Coppa Italia Final Game, a sort of rematch after the official final game of Coppa Italia 2014 Fiorentina - Napoli.

Giuseppe Rossi will be the special guest star of the evening and the coach of his Fan Club Team!!!

The event is free and open to the public. However, Fan Club members only have the option to play for the Fan Club teams. 

This is the schedule for the event:

From 6:00PM to 7:00 PM Giuseppe Rossi & Giovanni Savarese will offer an hour of soccer clinics for the youngest members including the children of his Fan Club & Napoli Fan Club members. From 7:00PM to 8:00 PM the match: Fans' Coppa Italia Final Game From 8:30PM to 9:30PM Private Aperitivo/Cocktail with Giuseppe Rossi at Ribalta Restaurant FOR MEMBERS ONLY where Giuseppe will be available to take pictures and sign autographs.

A big thank you to Ribalta Restaurant and Birra Moretti for sponsoring this exciting event and to Chelsea Piers for providing the venue!!!

More info at info@fanclubgiusepperossiny.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Fan Club Giuseppe Rossi
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.com