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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 )
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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 )
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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
( 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/
(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/
( 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Angelo Bellobono: Before me and After my Time

E. R. Butler & CO, NY,
Conceived as a collaboration between artist Angelo Bellobono and New York/Milan art collector Michela Bondardo, Before me and after my time is an exhibition exploring the artist's investigation of belonging, identity, transformation and the changing nature of things. Once again Bellobono extends his painting practice towards projects that collectively highlight community engagement. Living in New York City, Rome and Imlil, allows the artist to extend bridges between the places he has lived in. A series of geological and personal coincidences led him to draw a connection between the American Appalachians and the Moroccan Atlas, where Bellobono has created Atla(s)now, a community platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration where art and skiing positively enrich the local Berber communities (atlasnowproject.com). These mountain ranges were once connected as part of the mega-continent Pangea, and were separated as a result of shifting tectonic plates 150 million years ago.    This discovery of the common tectonic origin of these mountains has sparked Bellobono's desire to investigate the history of the first people who populated New York and the Appalachians, the native American "Lenni Lenape" who gave the name to Manhattan, which derives from "Manna-Hatta, the island of many hills". The Lenape closest to Manhattan are living today in the area around Ringwood and Mahwah on the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey. Bellobono noticed that both the Lenape and the Berbers are faced with similar problems linked to the exploitation and use of their land in ways that cause serious health damage. The Berbers have experienced water pollution at Imiter in the Moroccan Atlas as the result of silver mining, and the Lenape have been affected by the tons of toxic waste material dumped from a Ford plant near Ringwood, NJ. The exhibition - Before me and after my time - consists of a series of paintings, representing the constant geological change and the fragility of personal identity and borders. The subject matter of some of the artworks is soil collected in the area polluted by the Ford plant.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
E. R. Butler & CO
Website: 
http://www.angelobellobono.com/
( 10:30 AM - 04:30 PM )
Monday
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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/
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
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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/
(05:30 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation: The Secret Of Raven Point

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
The Secret of Raven Point (Scribner, 2014) by Jennifer Vanderbes   The author in conversation with Franco Baldasso(NYU)   From the award-winning writer of Easter Island comes a powerful story of love, loss, and redemption amid the ruins of war-torn Italy.   1943: When seventeen-year-old Juliet Dufresne receives a cryptic letter from her enlisted brother and then discovers that he's been reported missing in action, she lies about her age and travels to the front lines as an army nurse, determined to find him. Shy and awkward, Juliet is thrust into the bloody chaos of a field hospital, a sprawling encampment north of Rome where she forges new friendships and is increasingly consumed by the plight of her patients. One in particular, Christopher Barnaby, a deserter awaiting court-martial, may hold the answer to her brother's whereabouts-but the trauma of war has left him catatonic. Racing against the clock, Juliet works with an enigmatic young psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Willard, to break Barnaby's silence before the authorities take him away. Plunged into the horrifying depths of one man's memories of combat, Juliet and Willard are forced to plumb the moral nuances of a so-called just war and to face the dangers of their own deepening emotional connection. In luminous prose, Vanderbes tells the story of one girl's fierce determination to find her brother as she comes of age in a time of unrelenting violence. Haunting, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, The Secret of Raven Point is an unforgettable war saga that captures the experiences of soldiers long after the battles have ended.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Curated by Isabella del Frate Rayburn, Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:00 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation: LACUNA. Saggio sul non detto

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Lacuna Saggio sul non detto (Einaudi, 2014) by Nicola Gardini   The author in conversation with: Martino Marazzi (U. di Milano / Tiro a Segno Professor, NYU) Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa / NYU)   Nicola Gardini's new book LACUNA (Einaudi, 2014) originally explores holes, omissions, and cuts in fiction. Gardini takes his readers through a vertiginous range of examples from ancient and modern literature, both in Italian and in other languages, constructing a whole anthropology of literature and tackling such essential questions as the essence of narratives, the function of the reader, and the meaning of the unsaid. LACUNA cogently demonstrates that lacunosity is one of the organizing paradigms of human experience and that literature is not merely art, but a fundamental mode of thinking.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM )
Monday
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Roundtable: Tutta la Famiglia: A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Paul Cary Goldberg

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

In conjunction with the exhibition Tutta la Famiglia, we present a 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: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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The Time Of Your Life: Biological Rhythms And The New Medicine by Paolo Sassone Corti

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Since a very young age, Paolo Sassone-Corsi was fascinated by nature, concentrating his attention into astronomy and biology. He ended up favoring biology. The 'DNA revolution' was ongoing and the field of molecular biology that was beginning to be unraveled appeared to embody all fundamental facets of cellular and organismal physiology. Along his career PSC focused on understanding how genes work. All organisms adapt to the environment by readjusting their physiology and metabolism. This property, called "plasticity", is based on changes in the activity of genes. Several studies by PSC and others have shown that there is much more to the genome than DNA sequence, permitting plasticity beyond the double helix. PSC has unraveled the intimate molecular connections that exist between cellular metabolism and gene function. 

These findings have extensive implications for endocrinology, pharmacology and therapeutic intervention. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph. D. Paolo Sassone-Corsi is an internationally recognized leader in the field of genetics and cell biology.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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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
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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/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Itallustration: Italian Illustration NY

Society of Illustrations, NY,

Italian illustrators have been working for US clients for decades. In the 1980'ss and 1990's, with the stagnation of the Italian illustration market, many Italian illustrators moved to NY, where they found a more welcoming commercial and creative climate (and where their accents were swooned over). These included illustrators like Andrea Ventura, Sergio Ruzzier, Matteo Pericoli, Irene Rinaldi, Marina Sagona and Riccardo Vecchio.

In the past few years, we've seen the work of an increasing number of new Italian illustrators on these shores. But these young artists have stayed in Italy, winning gold medals and coveted illustration commissions while living in cities like Milan, Rome and Bologna. They include Alessandro Gottardo, Emiliano Ponzi, the Sorelle Balbusso and Olimpia Zagnoli, among others.

Marina Sagona, Olimpia Zagnoli, Sergio Ruzzier, Irene Rinaldi, Riccardo Vecchio and Alessandro Gottardo (otherwise known as SHOUT) will talk with Steven Guarnaccia about illustrating in the US while living here or staying there.

A book signing with Olimpia Zagnoli will follow.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Society Of Illustrations
Website: 
http://www.societyillustrators.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Lecture: Villa del Balbianello

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

In collaboration with Friends of FAI

Presented by: Sarah Plimpton

Followed by a Q&A

Author and artist Sarah Plimpton will present a lecture on the history of FAI's magnificent Villa del Balbianello, located on Lake Como. The 18th century villa was purchased in 1919 by her great uncle, Congressman Butler Ames, who carefully restored the villa and its beautiful gardens. Sarah Plimpton will tell the story of an American businessman and politician, who on his first visit to Europe in 1911 fell in love with the villa and after many adventures managed to acquire it. The Villa del Balbianello remained under the care of the Ames family for many years, and is now overseen by FAI - the National Trust for Italy.   

In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Monday
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Roundtable: Giovanni Arrighi: Growth, Public Institutions, and Culture

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

This round table will discuss the work and leagcy of Giovanni Arrighi. Panelists to be announced.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute and Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Giovanni Arrighi: Global Growth And The Distribution Of Wealth

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

SPEAKERS: Thomas Reifer ( University of San Diego) Beverly Silver (Director, Giovanni Arrighi center fro Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)

Giovanni Arrighi (1937-2009) is one of the pioneers of World Systems analysis and more recently one of the most cited and influential thinkers on the fate of US hegemony and the direction of world politics and economy. His world-spanning analysis allowed him to grasp that while the crisis of the 70s was a sign of fading US hegemony, it is only the current crisis, which has followed the Clinton-era belle époque fin de siècle that signals the definitive end of US dominance in the world. Arrighi made very clear that it means that whatever comes next it cannot be what we have just had for the last decades, nor even what has been the case for the past century or even two. Western hegemony as such is over, and among the contending economic approaches, the self-regulated free market, with unlimited growth and concern only for profit is almost certainly no longer among the contenders. So the two main foundations of modern "civilization' - western dominance and the global free market based on unlimited profit-seeking are finished. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:30 PM )
Wednesday
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AdDRESSing Style: I AM A CAMERA. A Conversation with FABRIZIO FERRI

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Fabrizio Ferri (photographer, director, and music composer)

in conversation with Grazia d'Annunzio (US Special Projects Editor, Vogue Italia) 

Roman born-New York based fashion and celebrity photographer Fabrizio Ferri is one of Italy's most renowned talents worldwide. During a prolific career, which has spanned over 30 years, he has captured the beauty, sensuality, and soul of many top models and stars, including Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rossellini, Julia Roberts, Roberto Bolle and Sting. In this conversation, Fabrizio will reveal many "behind the scenes" anecdotes, show some of his extraordinary videos, talk about his commitment to the American Ballet Theater, and share his longtime passion for music . (Expect a small surprise!).

In ENGLISH

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM )
Thursday
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Italians and Food: Philosophy of a Love Affair

Collina Italiana – Italian Language and Cultural Center, NY,

It is not a secret that Italian people love food: but where does this love originate from? How does it affect everyday life, domestic relationships, and even politics? Moreover, what role did the USA play in the transformation of Italian eating habits? And is the Mediterranean diet the heart of the Italian food culture destined to disappear?

At the intersection of history, anthropology and psychology, the lecture intertwines well- substantiated reasoning with enjoyable anecdotes, and includes excerpts of movies and television programs.

Hold by: Mauro Peroni, Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Human Sciences

$50 registration fee. Space is limited, please contact info@collinaitaliana.com or or (212) 427-7770

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Collina Italiana – Italian Language and Cultural Center and Mauro Peroni
Website: 
http://www.collinaitaliana.com
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Film Screening: BAROLO BOYS: The Story of a Revolution

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Barolo Boys The Story of a Revolution (2014, 64 min.) In English and Italian with English subtitles   A film by Paolo Casalis and Tiziano Gaia   With (among others): Elio AltareChiara BoschisMarco de Grazia,Giorgio RivettiRoberto Voerzio   With the special participation of: Carlo Petrini, founder and president of Slow Food Oscar Farinetti, president of Eataly Joe Bastianich, narrator voice, for the first time on the big screen   Produced by Stuffilm Creativeye   The story of a group of friends, the "rebel boys" who made Italian wine great, among generational conflicts, brilliant insights and never silenced controversies.    Followed by a discussion with the directors, protagonist Elio Altare and sommelier Alessandra Rotondi   For the first time on the big screen, Barolo Boys. The Story of a Revolution tells the fascinating story of Barolo wine and how it exploded as a world phenomenon. Now one of the most famous red wines in the world, 30 years ago Barolo was unknown even in its own production region, the beautiful Langhe (recently nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site), in northwestern Italy. Barolo's current success is mainly due to the courage and initiative of a group of small-scale wine producers, the so-called Barolo Boys. During the optimistic Eighties, these winemakers upset the quiet world of the Piedmontese countryside and brought about a revolution in Italian wine production, igniting a fierce controversy between different generations and different ways of thinking. After almost 30 years, what is left of that experience? As one of the film's characters asks, what revolution has ever been successful? Barolo Boys. The Story of a Revolution traces the short but intense trajectory of a group of producers who indelibly changed the world of wine.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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“Taming Dr. Frankenstein: Making The Composition Of Computers, Mechanical And Electrical Systems Safe And Secure

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Information technology moves rapidly to an increasingly decentralized and collaborative environment (the Cloud) with rich interfaces to the physical world (the Internet of Things). In particular, it has been predicted that by 2020 thousands of devices per person will be available. These devices will make it possible to make the computing infrastructure invisible to humans and to support societal scale applications that are unthinkable today.

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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An Evening With Mario Fratti

Westchester Italian Cultural Center , NY,

Internationally acclaimed playwright and drama critic Mario Fratti, best known for the musical Nine and winner of seven Tony awards, will present his publication Twenty-Eight Unpredictable Plays. Unpredictable Plays features 28 Plays, and at least 28 Surprises. Dry, sly, provocative plays presented by the master of unpredictability, Mario Fratti. He will also talk about his only novel Diario Proibito, written 60 years ago, but published only three months ago. The program will continue with a performance by two talented actresses Giulia Bisinella and Carlotta Brentan from Mario's new play Wives. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Website: 
wiccny.org
(06:30 PM )
Friday
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U.S. theatrical premiere of VIVA LA LIBERTÀ

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas , NY,

In this elegant and chilling story about world politics, the great Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political failure in the role of the disgraced ideologue and party leader, Enrico Oliveri.

In the second, he embodies the shrewd genius of a madman as Oliveri's unhinged twin brother who seizes control of the nation amidst the void of his brother's disappearance. As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes into the night. The party leadership tries to hedge for time by concealing Oliveri's disappearance with a series of acrobatic sidesteps. In a desperate move, right hand man Andrea Bottini seeks out Oliveri's look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum. Slowly and steadily, Giovanni insinuates himself into his brother's public persona, impersonating Oliveri's every tick and mannerism exquisitely - yet slightly imperfectly. Giovanni quickly surpasses his brother's political prowess with an eerie talent for rallying the masses through fearless and heroic speeches. As Andò shifts between the failure of the sincere intellectual and the heroics of a madman, he probes the driving forces behind our contemporary global political reality leaving behind a rich web of questions in this unpredictable and provocative thriller.

VIVA LA LIBERTA' (2013, Italy, 94 min) Directed by Roberto Andò.  Story and screenplay by Roberto Andò and Angelo Pasquini. Produced by Angelo Barbagallo.  Director of Photography: Maurizio Calvesi. Editor: Clelio Benevento. Music: Marco Betta. Costumes: Lina Nerli Taviani. With:

Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Michela Cescon and Anna Bonaiuto. Based on the novel Il trono vuoto by Roberto Andò. A Bibi Film production with Rai Cinema. A Distrib Films US release.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Distrib Films US
Website: 
http://www.lincolnplazacinema.com/
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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AdDRESSing Style: WRITING FASHION IN EARLY-MODERN ITALY

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Book Presentation of: Writing Fashion in Early-Modern italy From Sprezzatura to Satire (Ashgate, 2014) by Eugenia Paulicelli   The author in conversation with: Virginia Cox, NYU Bella Mirabella, NYU   The first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book analyzes clothing and fashion as described and represented in literary texts and costume books in the Italy of the 16th and 17th centuries. Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy emphasizes the centrality of Italian literature and culture for understanding modern theories of fashion and gauging its impact in the shaping of codes of civility and taste in Europe and the West. Using literature to uncover what has been called the 'animatedness of clothing, author Eugenia Paulicelli explores the political meanings that clothing produces in public space. At the core of the book is the idea that the texts examined here act as maps that, first, pinpoint the establishment of fashion as a social institution of modernity; and, second, gauge the meaning of clothing at a personal and a political level. As well as Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier and Cesare Vecellio's The Clothing of the Renaissance World, the author looks at works by Italian writers whose books are not yet available in English translation, such as those by Giacomo Franco, Arcangela Tarabotti, and Agostino Lampugnani. Paying particular attention to literature and the relevance of clothing in the shaping of codes of civility and style, this volume complements the existing and important works on Italian fashion and material culture in the Renaissance. It makes the case for the centrality of Italian literature and the interconnectedness of texts from a variety of genres for an understanding of the history of Italian style, and serves to contextualize the debate on dress in other European literatures.   In ENGLISH.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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U.S. theatrical premiere of VIVA LA LIBERTÀ

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, NY,

In this elegant and chilling story about world politics, the great Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political failure in the role of the disgraced ideologue and party leader, Enrico Oliveri.

In the second, he embodies the shrewd genius of a madman as Oliveri's unhinged twin brother who seizes control of the nation amidst the void of his brother's disappearance. As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes into the night. The party leadership tries to hedge for time by concealing Oliveri's disappearance with a series of acrobatic sidesteps. In a desperate move, right hand man Andrea Bottini seeks out Oliveri's look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum. Slowly and steadily, Giovanni insinuates himself into his brother's public persona, impersonating Oliveri's every tick and mannerism exquisitely - yet slightly imperfectly. Giovanni quickly surpasses his brother's political prowess with an eerie talent for rallying the masses through fearless and heroic speeches. As Andò shifts between the failure of the sincere intellectual and the heroics of a madman, he probes the driving forces behind our contemporary global political reality leaving behind a rich web of questions in this unpredictable and provocative thriller.

VIVA LA LIBERT (2013, Italy, 94 min) Directed by Roberto Andò.  Story and screenplay by Roberto Andò and Angelo Pasquini. Produced by Angelo Barbagallo.  Director of Photography: Maurizio Calvesi. Editor: Clelio Benevento. Music: Marco Betta. Costumes: Lina Nerli Taviani. With:

Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Michela Cescon and Anna Bonaiuto. Based on the novel Il trono vuoto by Roberto Andò. A Bibi Film production with Rai Cinema. A Distrib Films US release.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Distrib Films US
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Lights from the Dark. Mafia and Antimafia: pictures for an inventory

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Lights from the Dark. Mafia and Antimafia: pictures for an inventory, a journey from Palermo to New York to keep on telling the historical facts from the Sicilian Workers Leagues (Fasci Siciliani) to the murder of Joe Petrosino and the captures of the mafia-bosses Luciano Liggio, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. 

An itinerant exhibition strongly desired by the Fondazione Italiana per la Legalità e lo Sviluppo "Generale CC Ignazio Milillo" (Italian Foundation for Legality and Development "General of the Carabinieri Army Ignazio Milillo"), composed by pictures referring to key and dramatic mafia-related events and to unforgettable victories of the State against the mafia.

A research, a Culture of Legality, as it was decided to define it at the end of the work, to ensure the memory will not be lost and to allow two sentiments to regain strength: the upset and revulsion from the criminal violence of the mafia and the rage and wish for justice crowned by the most amazing operations of the Police forces.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Legalita' e sviluppo - Fondazione Gen. Ignazio Milillo
Website: 
www.fondazionemilillo.eu
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Panel and Documentary Screening: THE CRITERION COLLECTION Releases LA DOLCE VITA

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

La dolce vita is the biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, Federico Fellini. The film, released in 1960, rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. 

La dolce vita has just been released (on October 24) in a brand new edition from The Criterion Collection, with a high-quality transfer and a wealth of extras. To celebrate the release, an invited panel will discuss the film and assess its importance in Italian culture and the history of cinema.

With: Issa Clubb, The Criterion Collection David Forgacs, NYU Antonio Monda, NYU Eugenia Paulicelli, CUNY

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Giovanni Mazzarino: piano Marco Panascia: bass Marcello Pellitteri: drums

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Concert Program - Oh Que Sarà (Chico Buarque) - Nobody Else But Me (Jerome Kern) - Waltz For Ruth( Charlie Haden) - Wrong Together(Steve Swallow) - Piazza ( Giovanni Mazzarino) - Moonlight Serenade( Glen Miller)

Giovanni Mazzarino was born on May 26, 1965. He has been playing jazz since 1980. He is considered one of the most important Italian jazz players; he performed with very important musicians such as: Enzo Randisi, Gianni Basso, Franco Cerri, Massimo Urbani, Enrico Rava, Flavio Boltro, Francesco Bearzatti, Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Cafiso, Max Ionata, Mark Murphy, Steve Swallow, Tom Harrell, Randy Brecker, Steve Grossmann, Bob Mintzer, Lester Bowie, Jimmy Cobb, Adam Nussbaum, Kurt Rosenwinkel and many others. In 2002 he was awarded by the Top Italian Jazz Award as best new brand Jazz artist.  He performed as jazz piano player and composer for several worldwide famous jazz festivals: Umbria Jazz, Marciac Jazz Festival, Dubai Philips Jazz Festival, Euro Jazz Festival (Mexico City), International Festivals (Venezuela and Colombia), Jakarta Jazz Festival(Indonesia), International Jazz Festival of Lima(Perù), House of Jazz (Rome), Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra (Palermo), Jazz Center (Istanbul), National Theater and the National Portrait Gallery (London), University of Brussels, Paris, Stockholm, Wien, Milan, New York.. He recorded 16 albums as bandleader and composer.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Pico della Mirandola and Reinasance Intellectual Culture

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) is widely known to have been a partner in philosophy with Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) the leading figure of the Renaissance revival of Platonism. Pico is also popular as the author of a speech On the Dignity of Man, which has become a signature text of humanist and Renaissance appreciation of the peculiar role of humanity in the world. Less known is Pico's commentary on the beginning of Genesis, his critique of astrology and, indeed, his critique of Ficino's Platonism. This presentation will tie the various endeavors of this prolific thinker into the context of the humanist movement and the fruitfulness of his work for present day thought. SPEAKERS Paul Richard Blum (Loyola University, Maryland) Sheila Rabin (Saint Peter's University, Jersey City) Paul Richard Blum is T.J. Higgins, S.J., Professor in Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(06:00 AM )
Wednesday
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50 Main Street. The Face Of America. Piero Ribelli

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Italian photographer and author Piero Ribelli, will introduce the subjects of his latest book project: "50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America," 50 stories and 50 portraits of 50 people in 50 towns, one in each of the 50 states, all found at the same address: 50 Main Street. Accompanied by a comprehensive slide show that will include outtakes from the book, Mr. Ribelli will recount his experience in the making of the book, his travels and his encounters. Italian journalist Andrea Visconti (L'Espresso, Repubblica) and author/filmmaker Carole Rifkind (A Field Guide to Contemporary).

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Thursday
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Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination: embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting.Embroidered Stories (University Press of Mississippi, 2014), edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, is an interdisciplinary collection including academic essays and creative works from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The entire collection explores multiple interpretations of the relationships between needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective during the period of the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. A number of the book's contributors will participate in the presentation.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Screening: DYLAN DOG: VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Vittima degli eventi is a web movie based on the acclaimed Italian comic book series Dylan Dog, published by Sergio Bonelli. It is a grassroots project which bases its success on fan participation, also known as crowd-funding, which in Italy is perceived as an alternative and innovative method of self-funding. 

In collaboration with The Creative Shake   Dylan Dog: Vittima degli eventi [Dylan Dog: Victim of Circumstance] (2014, 50 min. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles)   Directed by Claudio Di Biagio Written by Luca Vecchi Starring: Valerio Di Benedetto Massimo Bonetti Alessandro Haber   Followed by a Q&A with director Claudio Di Biagioand actor Valerio Di Benedetto

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and The Creative Shake
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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The Captive Son By Pietro Frassica. Pirandello at the Time of the Great War

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The lecture is based on the close correspondence between Luigi and Stefano Pirandello, the eldest son of the great Sicilian author. Stefano fought during the First World War at the battlefield's fronteline and then was taken as a prisoner in Mauthausen. Since his childhood he was very close to his father. This relationship, of extraordinary intimacy, lasted for decades. Letters written between the author and his son, from October 1915 through December 1918, reveal an extraordinary intellectual bond and provide information on the short stories and plays that Luigi was working during this period. Through this correspondence we are witnessing the birth of live drama by Pirandello in the crucial years of the Great War. In addition, they cast light upon many aspects of his family life, the manifestations of Pirandello's wife's mental illness as well as the limits imposed due to the war's censorship. PIETRO FRASSICA. Professor of Italian at Princeton University and Associate Chair of the Department of French and Italian, has done principal work in the early Renaissance, the Eighteenth Century, contemporary literature (Marinetti, Vittorini, Sciascia, Primo Levi, Lagorio) and theater (Pirandello). He is the author of more than one hundred published articles and of the following books: A Marta Abba per non morire, 1991; Romanzo europeo tra Otto e Novecento, 1992; Caro Maestro (letters by Marta Abba to Luigi Pirandello), 1994; Varianti e invarianti dell'evocazione, 2004, (Val di Comino Prize); Her Maestro's Echo, 2010. His critical edition of Gian Mario Filelfo's Chroniche de la città de Anchona, 1979, received the "Premio Internazionale di letteratura" in 1980. He is also editor of the volumes Primo Levi as Witness, 1991; Studi di filologia e letteratura italiana, 1992; and Salvatore Quasimodo. Nel vento del Mediterraneo, 2001; Magia di un romanzo. Il Fu Mattia Pascal prima e dopo, 2005; and La Cucina Futurista, (by Marinetti and Fillìa), 2007.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Friday
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Bordighera Poetry Prize: Reading and Book Signing & 25 Years of Bordighera Press

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Book presentation of the 2013 winner, Joelle Biele, Broom, translated into Italian by Irene Marchegiani. The Bordighera Poetry Prize is been generously sponsored by the Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation. Reading, reception, and book signing.

2014 also marks 25 years since Bordighera began publishing Voices inItalian Americana, followed by the series VIA Folios in 1993. The rest, as they say, is history

Co-sponsored by Bordighera Press, Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation, and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Lecture: Sexuality and Textuality in Pier Paolo PASOLINI and Elsa MORANTE

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A lecture by Manuele Gragnolati (University of Oxford)

Focussing on the connection between textuality, subjectivity and politics, this paper explores analogies and differences in the late works by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante. The aesthetics of both authors resists linearity and allows for the articulation of paradoxical pleasures that cannot be inscribed in a normative logics of development, conversion, or productivity. In this sense the late texts by Pasolini and Morante deploy a political aesthetics that replicates a queer form of sexuality, but while Pasolini enacts self-shattering and oblivion, Morante embraces inversion, fluidity and memory.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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"Silent Moon": A lecture on Leopardi's poem by Giorgio FIcara with Jonathan Galassi

The Italian Academy for advanced Studies in America (Columbia University), NY,

The great Romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi's finest work was "Night Song of a Wandering Shepherd in Asia." Join us as two experts offer a reading and discussion.

As Helen Vendler says, Leopardi's poetry is "charged on the one hand with a helpless longing, both sexual and philosophical, and on the other hand by a bitterness that was both personal and political."

Jonathan Galassi (the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the acclaimed translator of the 2012 English edition of Leopardi's poems. He has also translated the poetry and prose of Eugenio Montale and is the author of two volumes of poems, Morning Run and North Street.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy for advanced Studies in America (Columbia University)
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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NEW ITALIAN CINEMA EVENTS (N.I.C.E.)

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

New Italian Cinema Events is heading back to New York City to launch its 24th annual traveling film series dedicated to bringing Italy's newest directors and films to the US audiences and celebrating the country's rich cinematic tradition. Once again, the Italian Cultural Institute, New York will host the presentation of this year's selection, which features seven terrific films by up-and-coming directors, qualifying for the City of Florence Award. 

Panelists will include: writer and director Paolo Genovese (Blame Freud, Immaturi, Una famiglia perfetta) director Rossella De Venuto ("Controra") N.I.C.E. director Viviana del Bianco

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(01:00 PM )
Monday
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Conference: FRATE FRANCESCO: Traces, Words, Images

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
On the occasion of the exhibition Friar Francis: Traces, Words and Images held at the United Nations from November 17-28, 2014.   The exhibition was born of the desire to know and to get to know the man, Francis, through ancient testimonies, unique and valuable, not normally accessible to the public: the Franciscan manuscripts, preserved by the Library of the Sacred Convent of Assisi are exhibited to reflect the "spirit of Assisi" in a multi-religious society. The message of Francis and his spirituals commitment, nourished by brotherhood and humility, underline his choice to side with the poor and the marginalized. His words, for centuries, question the conscience of the people beyond their religious belief. His great humanity serves as a model of ethics and social relations.   Moderator: Stefano Albertini, NYU   Introductions Mons. Bernardito Auza, Permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN Claudio Ricci, Mayor of Assisi Padre Mauro Gambetti, Superintendent of Sacro Convento Comm. Stefano Acunto, NYU Trustee   Presentations Francis, the Friars Minor and the Apostolic See Prof. Stefano Brufani, Università degli studi di Perugia

 

A "Saint of paper": the "problem" of Francis of Assisi's biographies Prof. Felice Accrocca, Pontificia Università Gregoriana  

From history to the image: Francis in the pictorial cycles of the Assisi Basilica Prof. Donal Cooper, Università di Warwick (UK)

 

The relevance of Francis Padre Enzo Fortunato, P.R. Director of the Sacro Convento di Assisi Conclusions Mons. O'Malley

  In ENGLISH.  
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Italoamericana: The Literature Of The Great Migration, 1880-1943 By Francesco Durante

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

With the participation of Anthony J. Tamburri (Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY) James J. Periconi (President, Periconi LLC) Roberty Viscusi (CUNY Brooklyn College)

To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the great heart of the Italian migration to its settlement in America requires that one come to know how these immigrants saw their communities as colonies of the mother country. Edited with extraordinary skill, ITALOAMERICANA: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943 brings to an English-speaking audience a definitive collection of classic writings on, about and from the formative years of the Italian-American experience. Originally published in Italian, this landmark collection of translated writings establishes a rich, diverse and mature sense of Italian-American life by allowing readers to see American society through the eyes of Italian-speaking immigrants. Filled with the voices from the first generation of Italian-American life, the book presents a unique treasury of long-inaccessible writing that embodies a literary canon for Italian-American culture --- poetry, drama, journalism, political advocacy, history, memoir, biography and story --- the greater part of which has never before been translated.

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Screening: REMEMBER ME?

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

This event is part of the 24th edition of the NICE Festival USA   Remember Me? [Ti ricordi di me?] (2014, 91 min.) In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles   Directed by Rolando Ravello Written by Paolo GenoveseEdoardo Falcone,Edoardo Leo   With: Ambra Angiolini Edoardo Leo Paolo Calabresi   Roberto (Edoardo Leo), a kleptomaniac with a lively imagination, and Bea (Ambra Angiolini), a forgetful narcoleptic, meet by chance in front of the door of the therapist who is treating them. Through petty theft and fainting, chases and amnesia, a comic love story begins, providing an opportunity for both to heal and learn how to live their emotions.   Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Paolo Genovese   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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A Lasting Commitment To Human Dignity - The Role Of The Red Cross In Swiss & Italian Society

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Italian Cultural Institute have the pleasure of inviting you to the following event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Geneva Convention and the establishment of the Italian Red Cross Society, featuring a conversation with:

Irène Herrmann  Professor of Swiss History at the University of Geneva

Alberto Ardissone Professor of Sociology at the University of Bologna

Moderated by Gabor Rona Professor of Law and Director of the Law & Armed Conflict Project, Cardozo Law School

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Lecture: PERSIANA POMPA DA ANIMA TOSCANA: The Medici's Persian Magi, Merchants and Cavalieri.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A lecture by Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (NYU)

This talk traces the transmutation of the image of Persia, from that presented by the Magi to that cast by the knights of the early modern Tuscan court. Through a reading of diplomatic letters exchanged between Shah Abbas and the Medici Grand Dukes, as well as documents that emerge from the cultural and artistic patronage of Francesco I and Ferdinand I, the study reveals a privileged relationship between the Medicis and Persia, one that extends far beyond public ambassadorial missions, and that discloses covert and fundamental mercantilist alliances.

In ENGLISH.

 

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Marconi and his Intuitions

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Born in Bologna, Italy in 1874, died in Rome in 1937, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor Guglielmo Marconi did the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of radio communication. In 1899, he founded the Marconi Telegraph Company. Guglielmo Marconi sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895. By 1899 he flashed the first wireless signal across the English Channel and two years later in 1901 he telegraphed a signal from England to Newfoundland. This was the first successful transatlantic radiotelegraph communication, that disproved the dominant belief of the Earth's curvature affecting transmission. Marconi was awarded the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics. SPEAKERS James E. McClellan III (Stevens Institute of Technology) W. Bernard Carlson (University of Virginia) Alexander Magoun (Outreach Historian, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineering). Trained at Columbia and Princeton, James E. McClellan III is professor of history of science at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has developed a particular interest in issues surrounding the notion of applied science. He is the author (with Harold Dorn) of Science and Technology in World History (2nd ed., Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), a volume that traces the historical interconnections of science and technology down to today. He is the editor of The Applied Science Problem (Jensen Daniels Press, 2008), to which he contributed "What's Problematic about 'Applied Science'?" and a meta-study of Franklin's lightning rod as a case study of applied science. Beyond that, Professor McClellan's expertise centers on France in the Old Regime, and he has written extensively on contemporary scientific institutions, the scientific press, and European science and colonial expansion. He likewise has an interest in historiography and the philosophy of history. He is an elected member of the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences, and his work has won awards from the American Philosophical Society and the World History Association. Current projects include a third edition of Science and Technology in World History, a work-in-progress entitled History and Numismatics, and Memoirs of a Babyboomer. Professor McClellan lives with his wife Jackie in Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Magoun is the outreach historian for the IEEE History Center at Stevens Institute of Technology. There he researches, writes, and edits articles, and teaches the history of engineering when he is not traveling to historic sites. Previously he was the executive director of the David Sarnoff Library, which promoted the history and understanding of electronic innovation through a museum, archives, website, and programs. He is the author of two books--on the history of television and the RCA Laboratories in Princeton--and has spoken on related topics nearly 100 times around the world. Dr. Magoun received the Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and regrets that his travels have not yet taken him to the homeland of Volta and Marconi.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with DIANA SOVIERO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The second Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature Italian-American soprano Diana Soviero, who had a brilliant career as one of the leading interpreters of Puccini and other verismo characters. She is now one of the most highly-regarded teachers of singing, the go-to person for many of today's top artists.

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/
(04:00 PM )
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Monk With a Camera

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, NY,

Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk in 1972. Grandson of legendary Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, and trained by Irving Penn to become a photographer, Nicholas' life changed drastically upon meeting a Tibetan master, one of the teachers of the Dalai Lama. Soon thereafter, he gave up his glamorous life to live in a monastery in India, where he studied Buddhism for fourteen years. In an ironic twist of fate, Nicholas went back to photography to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery. Recently, the Dalai Lama appointed Nicholas as Abbot of the monastery, making him the first Westerner in Tibetan Buddhist history to attain such a highly regarded position. Monk With a Camera chronicles Nicky's journey from playboy to monk to artist.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Alive Mind Cinema
Website: 
http://www.filmlinc.com/
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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FORM TO THOUGHT: Aesthetics of fonts and paper. A special lecture by an Italian letterpress-printer

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

An event in partnership with the Tallone publishing house.   Featuring a Q&A with Elisa and Eleonora Tallone   Screening of: Il mestiere del libro [The Book Handicraft] (2007, 31 min.) In Italian with English subtitles   In the digital age, the visual and tactile delights experienced by reading books set by hand in type fonts of great beauty and printed on hand-made papers, has never been so well celebrated as it is in a unique series of four volumes concerning the aesthetics of the book, by worldwide-famous Tallone printer, which contain original printed examples from the Thirties, and paper samples and watermarks dating back to the last six centuries - from those made at the time of Johannes Gutenberg and Aldus Manutius, to the Batchelor's Kelmscott paper created for William Morris, and those skillfully made by the most illustious paper makers from the early twentieth century to the present.   The daunting task of collecting all this material within the covers of the four Manuali Tipografici, each printed in some 300 copies, has been possible due to the centuries-old history of the Tallone typographic studio, described in the documentary The book handicraft (subtitled in English), which will be shown at Casa Italiana together with the precious contents of theManuali, in a unique journey through the aesthetics of original type fonts, accumulated over the centuries and still in use, and six centuries of papers and fascinating watermarks.   In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Tallone publishing house.
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation: TEVERE

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Tevere (Marsilio, 2014) by Luciana Capretti   The author in conversation with: Anna Guaita (Il Messaggero) Flavia Robotti, M.D. (psychiatrist)   1975. A woman disappears and her belongings are found on the banks of the Tiber. No trace of the body. A policeman uncovers the roots of a drama that seems to lead back to common betrayals, but things are actually deeper and more ancient, beginning with the dark days of collaborationists and partisans, auxiliaries and black brigades...

In ITALIAN.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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FREDERICK II HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The extraordinary and sometimes underestimated legacy of Frederick's reign between 1220 and 1250 is the subject of a lecture by Louis Hamilton. The era of Frederick's rule has justifiably been described as the "first Renaissance." However, whereas the later Italian Renaissance flourished primarily in the center and north of the peninsula, this first flowering had its origins in Sicily and the South, the epicenter of Frederick's empire, from which this free-thinking, multilingual emperor (apart from several Western tongues, he also knew Hebrew and Arabic) conducted his affairs. The spirit of the art-loving emperor who presided over the first great rediscovery of the classical arts in Southern Italy. His artistic and cultural contributions were for centuries obscured by the damnation of his memory by the Catholic church. Dante placed him in the sixth circle of hell, eternally burning in a fiery tomb along with other Epicurean heretics.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(05:30 PM )
Monday
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Book Presentation of Gennaro Mattino's Book. Tetti al Sole

Ristorante Ribalta Pizza, NY,

Enjoy the presentation of Gennaro Matino's Book "Tetti di sole" at Ristorante Ribalta Pizza. The author in conversation with Letizia Airos - Journalist and Editor in Chief of I-italy, and Antonio Monda - film director, journalist, and professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Gennaro Matino teaches Teology and History of Christianity in Naples, where he runs the parish of SS. Trinita'. He has written several books and essays, and collaborates extensively with both traditional and new media.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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An Homage to Mario Monicelli: Photographic Exhibition Opening, Documentary Screening and a Conversation with Chiara

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Rapaccini   On the occasion of Film Forum's retrospective (Nov. 28 - Dec. 11).   An homage to the great Italian director Mario Monicelli (1915-2010).   Opening of an exhibition of photographs in the Auditorium of Casa Italiana.   Screening of: Vicino al Colosseo c'è Monti (2008; 20 min.) by Mario Monicelli From an idea by Chiara Rapaccini   A short documentary dedicated to the director's Roman neighborhood of Monti. Followed by a Q&A with Rapaccini, Monicelli's widow. Please note: The documentary has no dialogues, just the natural sound of the city and is therefore without subtitles.   In ENGLISH.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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JAZZIN’ AROUND BAROCCO PROJECT Concert

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Paola Quagliata is a singer who has worked in many of Italy's most important opera houses. Her repertoire consists mostly of baroque and 18th century music, both of which she has studied in-depth and performed with renowned musicians such as Ottavio Dantone, Gabriel Garrido, E. L. Banzo, Rubèn Dubrovsky and Roberto de Simone.

However, she also sees herself as something of an omnivore, in the sense that she is open to music of many kinds, especially jazz, her second love after baroque. The cooperation with these great and eclectic musicians convinced her that baroque and jazz can offer the singer the same amount of artistic flexibility.

Her meeting with two great jazz musicians, Davide Corini (Piano) and Luca Garlaschelli (Contrabass), cannot have been fortuitous in this regard. Corini and Garlaschelli have collaborated with many celebrated Italian and American jazz men, such as Franco Cerri, Paolo Tomelleri, Tullio de Piscopo, G.L. Trovesi, Bruce Forman and Michael Rosen. Like Quagliata, they too were keen to explore music of multifarious varieties, and thus the trio was born. Theirs is a project which, in the arrangements put together by Garlaschelli, seeks to fuse the extraordinary and enchanting lines of baroque melodies with the free and inventive improvisation of jazz. Along with changes in tempo, improvisation is in fact the primary common feature of these two musical styles. But there is also the freedom of expression entrusted to the performer, to say nothing of the swing, a typical mood of jazz, but one that we can also find in much vocal and instrumental music of the baroque period.  

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
(06:30 PM )
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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
(03:00 PM )
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Auditorium

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Auditorium, NY,
Regina Opera will present Verdi's masterpiece in Italian with 35-piece orchestra and English supertitles. Sponsored by Regina Opera Company. Admission: $25 - General Admission; $20; Seniors & College Students under 25; $5 - Teens; Children - free; open to the public. Contact: Fran Garber 718-259-2772 (info@reginaopera.org).
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Regina Opera
Website: 
http://www.reginaopera.org/
(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/