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

 

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


Address by the Consul General of Italy in New York

Francesco Maria Talò 

 

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

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

( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
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Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

Guggenheim Museum, NY,

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. To convey the myriad artistic languages employed by the Futurists as they evolved over a 35-year period, the exhibition integrates multiple disciplines in each section. Italian Futurism is organized by Vivien Greene, Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In addition, a distinguished international advisory committee has been assembled to provide expertise and guidance.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
National Endowment for the Arts and the David Berg Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts
Website: 
http://www.guggenheim.org/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Thursday
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GOTHAM AWARD Exhibition

Italian Cultural Institute, NY,

Gotham Prize 2013 - Winners Andrea CHIESI & ZIMMERFREI (Anna DE MANINCOR, Massimo CAROZZI, Anna RISPOLI)

This award is a project of the Italian Cultural Institute conceived as an opportunity to present the excellence of young Italian contemporary artists in New York. The winners, selected by an international jury, have the opportunity to present their works in a personal exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. By establishing this award, ICI intends to highlight its commitment to the promotion of contemporary young Italian artists, with a careful, rigorous selection process.

ZimmerFrei is an artists' collective formed by the artist and video maker Anna de Manincor (Trento, 1972), the sound designer Massimo Carozzi (Massa, 1967) and the artist and director Anna Rispoli (Bassano del Grappa, 1974). The collective has two headquarters, one in Brussels and one in Bologna - the city where the group was formed in 2000. ZimmerFrei's artistic practices range from video art to documentary films, sound and environmental installations, as well as photography, performances, workshops and public art projects. ZimmerFrei is involved in urban and rural places which are being transformed, where the cities and temporary communities are formed and destroyed.

Andrea Chiesi was born in Modena on the 6th November 1966. Self-taught, Andrea Chiesi trained in the counter-culture of early '80s punk. In 1991 he took part in the Marseilles Biennial for Young Artistsof Mediterranean Europe and throughout the '90s worked with the bands Officine Schwartz and Lindo Ferretti's Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti . The works from this period were created with black/violet ink, the subjects dissolving into a liquid place. From the late '90s he began to paint the contemporary landscape, concentrating on industrial structures or places which become abstractions through the process of painting (oils on canvas).-

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Friday
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"2014, Anadromous selves on escalators". Works by Tao Kulczycki

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Tao Kulczycki (b.1987) is an Italian artist currently based in New York. He obtained his MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (NY) in 2013.Kulczycki's work can be summarised as a hybridization between the self, the surreal and the symbol reflecting present day life and our state of mind. His work involves modifying objects and their concepts. The exhibition will feature sculptures, screen prints and photos. This includes bronze, aluminum, concrete and fiberglass sculptures. In 2013, The New York Times wrote "My eye was drawn to a bronze sculpture of a toilet brush with a hand grenade at the end of its handle. It was too far away for me to make out the label, so I could only try to guess its title: A brush with death? Explosive bowel movements? Trench stench? Its title: On the Throne." Click here for the full article by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim   More info on the artist at www.taokulczycki.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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MARY ANN CAROLAN The Transatlantic Gaze

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

In The Transatlantic Gaze Mary Ann Carolan documents the sustained and profound artistic impact of Italian directors, actors, and screenwriters on American film. Working across a variety of genres, including neorealism, comedy, the Western, and the art film, Carolan explores how and why American directors from Woody Allen to Quentin Tarantino have adapted certain Italian trademark techniques and motifs. Allen's To Rome with Love (2012), for example, is an homage to the genius of Italian filmmakers, and to Federico Fellini in particular, whose Lo sceicco bianco/The White Sheik (1952) also resonates with Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) as well as with Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty (2000). Tarantino's Kill Bill saga (2003, 2004) plays off elements of Sergio Leone's spaghetti Western C'era una volta il West/Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), a transatlantic conversation about the Western that continues in Tarantino's Oscar-winning Django Unchained (2012). Lee Daniels's Precious (2009) and Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (2008), meanwhile, demonstrate that the neorealism of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica, which arose from the political and economic exigencies of postwar Italy, is an effective vehicle for critiquing social issues such as poverty and racism in a contemporary American context. The book concludes with an examination of American remakes of popular Italian films, a comparison that offers insight into the similarities and differences between the two cultures and the transformations in genre, both subtle and obvious, that underlie this form of cross-cultural exchange. Mary Ann McDonald Carolan is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Director of the Italian Studies Program at Fairfield University.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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AdDRESSing Style: Presentation of Vicki Vasilopoulos' film MEN OF THE CLOTH

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Men of the Cloth is an inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging role in the twilight of their career. The film unfolds the tapestry of their lives, unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their craft is akin to a religion.   Director Vicki Vasilopoulos in conversation with: Eugenia Paulicelli (CUNY)  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives by Joseph Sciorra

Queens College, Rosenthal Library, Fifth Floor President's Conference Room #2., NY,

Sunday dinners, basement kitchens, and backyard gardens are everyday cultural entities long associated with Italian Americans, yet the general perception of them remains superficial and stereotypical at best. Dr. Joseph Sciorra of Queens College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute explores local knowledge and aesthetic practices, often marked as folklore, as sources for creativity and meaning in Italian-American lives. Italian Americans abandon, reproduce, and/or revive various cultural elements in relationship to ever-shifting political, economic, and social conditions. The results are dynamic, hybrid cultural forms that are part of the continual process of identity revaluation and reformation.

This event will be held at  Queens College, Rosenthal Library, Fifth Floor President's Conference Room #2.

RSVP by calling Diane Forté at 718-997-3101

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Book Presentation: FOTOGRAFIA E MATERIALITÀ IN ITALIA: Franco Vaccari, Mario Cresci, Guido Guidi, L

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Fotografia e materialità in Italia Franco Vaccari, Mario Cresci, Guido Guidi, Luigi Ghirri (Postmedia Books, Milan, 2013)   by Nicoletta Leonardi, UCEAP FLorence   The author in conversation with David Forgacs (NYU).   This book addresses the relationship between photography and materiality in Italy during the 1960s and 70s. It explores the ways in which four key artists -Franco Vaccari, Mario Cresci, Guido Guidi, and Luigi Ghirri - focused their research on a multisensory approach to photographs conceived not just as representations, but as material objects and social agents located within the complex networks of material and semiotic relations that constitute the spaces we inhabit. Looking at the work of these artists from the perspective of the photographs' 'objectness', this book offers an innovative analysis of Italy's art scene through a discussion of the following topics: photography, visual poetry and the Italian city in the early works of Franco Vaccari; Mario Cresci's photographic practice between urban activism and participatory planning; Guido Guidi's phenomenological photography and its relationship with urban planning from below; the souvenir function of Luigi Ghirri's trompe l'œil photographs of objects.

In ENGLISH.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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The Italian Body A Look Beyond Stereotype and Into the Living Identity of Italian People

Collina Italiana-Italian Language and Cultural Center, NY,

Mauro Peroni, Ph.D.  The lecture provides understanding of the usual temperament and worldview of those who are born and raised in Italy. Going beyond the factitious image of the "Bel Paese", it offers an insight into historical and socio-cultural factors which contribute to make Italians what they are-for better or for worse. 

Dr. Peroni traverses an imaginary body and lingers upon some parts full of symbolic value and evocative of various themes. For instance, talking about "hands" he presents topics such as gesticulation, praying/need for protection; "feet" is about emigration, cars, soccer; "belly" refers to hunger/ food; and so on. 

This approach allows to combine well-substantiated reasoning with enjoyable anecdotes. Moreover, it introduces to moral and civic traits which play a significant role in the persistence of the political-economic stasis that Italy has known for almost ten years.  Space is limited please contact 212.427.7770 

info@collinaitaliana.com

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Collina Italiana-Italian Language and Cultural Center
Website: 
www.collinaitaliana.com/‎
(07:00 PM )
Thursday
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Film Screening: Elio Petri's INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (1970)

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
  On the occasion of The Criterion Collection's release of the film.   Indagine di un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto [Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion] (Italy, 1970, 115 min.) In Italian, with English subtitles   Directed by Elio Petri   Starring Gian Maria Volonté Florinda Bolkan   The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri's most internationally acclaimed work is this remarkable, visceral, Oscar-winning thriller. Petri maintains a tricky balance between absurdity and realism in telling the Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (a commanding Gian Maria Volonté) investigating a heinous crime-which he himself committed. Both a compelling character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian government crackdowns in Italy in the late 1960s and early '70s, Petri's kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.   The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with: Kim Hendrickson, The Criterion Collection David Forgacs, NYU Antonio Monda, NYU Stefano Albertini, NYU   In ENGLISH.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò on the occasion of The Criterion Collection's release of the film.
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Thursday
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The advantages of Bilingualism: Creating together an Italian Dual Language Program in your local Public School

Consulate General of Italy, NY,

Please join the efforts of the Italian institutions and and the Italian and Italian-American communities and come for the meeting "The advantages of Bilingualism: Creating together an Italian Dual Language Program in your local Public School" to be held at the Consulate General of Italy.

Speakers include:  Bahar Octu-Grillman, Ed.D. Mercy College Assistant Professor TESOL/Bilingual Education Fabice Jaumont, Education Attache', Embassy of France  Carlo Davoli Education Office Director, Consulate General of Italy, NY  Maria Kot Community liaison with Metropolitan Russian American Parents Association Anna Cano-Amato, Principal at PS 110, Brooklyn  Robin Sundick, Prinicipal at PS 84, Upper West Side NY Parents involved in the creation of Dual language programs in PS in New York. 

Q & A session to follow  PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION BY EMAILING: elettorale.newyork@esteri.it

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Italy
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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A "New" Southern Question: A Panel Discussion with Pino Aprile and Antonio Giordano

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Pino Aprile, author of Il sud puzza (2013), and Antonio Giordano, co-author with Giulio Tarro of Campania, terra di veleni (2011), will discuss a new "questione meridionale" - one that deals with the question of pollution and who decided that Southern Italy was the place to deposit such waste. Moderated by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean, Calandra Institute. Opening comments by Vincenzo Marra, President, ILICA.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
ILICA & Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:30 PM )
Friday
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Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with MARTINA ARROYO

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The fifth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature Martina Arroyo. The magnificent American soprano is a legend, much loved by her fans and colleagues for her glorious singing, her devotion to training young artists and for her brilliant sense of humor.

Member-only RSVP: 212-502-7944 RSVP deadline: 24 hours prior to event start. All seats will be released 10 minutes prior to scheduled start. (For all other inquiries please call 212-998-8739)   Adventures in Italian Opera, as all other events, is open to the general public, but members of the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò may reserve seats. Ten minutes before the event begins, all seats (including those that were reserved) will be available, first-come first-served, to anyone present.    This event is in ENGLISH.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(04:30 PM )
Saturday
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PANORAMA EUROPE 2014

Momi - Museum of the Moving Image, NY,

This festival aims at introducing New York audiences to the wide-ranging selection of contemporary European cinema with its different genres that cover many current social and cultural themes, and depict life in diverse European countries. The Italian feature film is: THE BALANCING ACT DIRECTOR: Ivano De Matteo Starring: Valerio Mastandrea, Barbora Bobulova Giulio is forty years old and leads an apparently peaceful life. He lives in a rented apartment, has a steady job, a car purchased in installments, a rebellious but nice daughter, a sweet son who's a dreamer, a wife he loves and is unfaithful to. She discovers Giulio's affair, leaves him and his fairy-tale life suddenly crumbles. But what happens to a couple who "dare" separate from each other nowadays? Through a wide array of events that are at times tragic and at times ironic, GLI EQUILIBRISTI takes us hand-in-hand into the world of a man who suddenly discovers how thin the line between wellbeing and poverty truly is.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Momi - Museum of the Moving Image and The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC)
Website: 
www.movingimage.us/
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Concert and Reading: IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER: A Celebration of ITALO CALVINO's Works and Ideas

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
In Collaboration with Recitar Cantando, The Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity at the Eastman School of Music, and Kairos Italy Theater   Curated by: Elena Bellina, Eastman School of Music Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Eastman School of Music   MUSIC: RICARDO ACOSTA, Rhapsody on Memos For violin, violoncello, and piano EVAN HENRY, Folk Tale for Calvino A short piece for flute, clarinet, and violin DANIEL KOHANE, The Approach to Despina For clarinet and violoncello ZACH SHEETS, Weightless Vantage For alto flute/piccolo, violin (scordatura), and piano ARISTEA MELLOS, SOMA For clarinet, violoncello, and piano DANIEL PESCA, The Distance of the Moon For flute, violin, and piano CARLOS SANCHEZ-GUTIERREZ, Trio Variations For flute, clarinet, and piano
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Lecture: Dante Cosmology's in context

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A lecture by

Theodore Cachey, Notre Dame

 

According to one authoritative historian of science "no genuine cosmological synthesis was developed during the late Middle Ages." Dante's Commedia stands out in contrast to the cosmographical context of its time, almost as the great gothic cathedrals of the period stood out in their urban settings and against the horizon of the surrounding countryside. The intellectual ferment and debate surrounding cosmological questions stimulated Dante to pursue through poetry a higher synthesis of the diverse elements that constituted the contemporary cosmological picture. To achieve a full understanding of the order of creation was for Dante tantamount to achieving knowledge of the Creator. In the poem he thus attempted to present as comprehensive and integrated a vision of the cosmos as was possible, thereby compensating for the lack of such a vision in the doctrinal contributions of the theological and philosophical masters.

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Lecture: The Transformative Life of GIUSEPPE VERDI

The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at NYU, NY,
The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at NYU, 20 Cooper Sq, 5th Floor,  

Please note: This event will take place at The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at NYU

Center Director Philip Kunhardt will introduceFrancesco Izzo to speak about the transformative impact of the life and music of Giuseppe Verdi.Francesco Izzo is Senior Lecturer of Music at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom and co-director of the American Institute for Verdi Studies.

Click here for info and to RSVP.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives
Website: 
http://www.transformativelives.org/
(07:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Lecture: Interpreting DOLCE VIA: An Engagement with Image Music and narrative

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
On the occasion of the presentation of:   Dolce Via Italy in the 1980's (Damiani Grafiche, 2013) A photographic monograph by Charles H. Traub   Featuring: A reading by distinguished scholar and poet Luigi Ballerini An original score by pianist and composer Massimo Bianchi Comments by esteemed critic Max Kozloff   Traub's images are marked by a candid intimacy that combines humor and spontaneity, making us long for an Italy that once was-or perhaps only existed in our romantic, brightly hued imaginations. In his Dialog of the Street The Photographer and his Muse, Ballerini humorously questions what the foreigner sees versus what was and what is, Italy. Bianchi accompanies with a musical improvisation of the performance that is Italy. Direction by Andrew Landauro, filmmaker and installation artist. Scripting by Ken Lavey, artist/ technologist.   In ENGLISH.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Peppe Voltarelli - Italian Troubadour and Calabrian Cantautore

Subculture New York, NY,

The first North American appearances of the year for the singer-songwriter/actor, these performances mark the release of Voltarelli's new studio album "Lamentarsi come ipotesi" (To Complain as Hypothesis) and follow his critically acclaimed two-night stand at last summer's Montreal Jazz Festival. 

The album provides a metaphoric soundtrack to a Southern Italian way of life where a culture of complaints becomes a source of pleasure, empowering people to reach into their ancient roots to overcome the challenges of modern life. Throughout Voltarelli takes the listener on a cinematic journey to a unique crossroad of traditional Italian song where Spaghetti Western meets Gypsy and Klezmer intersects with Balkan beats. 

Voltarelli is accompanied on Lamentarsi by a number of distinguished guest musicians including Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino's Mauro Durante, with whom he performed at Joe's Pub in 2013, and Grammy-nominated Argentine-American singer-songwriter and guitarist Kevin Johansen. 

Organizing institution: 
Subculture New York
Website: 
http://www.subculturenewyork.com/event/515213-peppe-voltarelli-new-york/
(05:30 PM )
Thursday
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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE SYMPOSIUM, Gender and Anti-Semitism: Women's Rights Yesterday and Today

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

Gender and Anti-Semitism: Women's Rights Yesterday and Today Victoria de Grazia (Columbia), Yasmine Ergas (Columbia), Elissa Bemporad (Queens College CUNY) See other institutions' Holocaust Remembrance events in NYC.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America (Columbia University)
Website: 
http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/index.html
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Exhibit Opening and Round-Table Discussion: MILTON GENDEL: A Surreal Life

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A photographic exhibit curated by Peter Benson Miller and Barbara Drudi

On-Site Coordinator: Elsa de Giovanni Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, together with the American Academy in Rome, presents a selection of photographs by American photographer Milton Gendel (b. 1918), drawn from the recent retrospective organized with the City of Rome and held jointly at the Museo Carlo Bilotti - Aranciera di Villa Borghese and at the American Academy in Rome. Milton Gendel: A Surreal Life, edited by Peter Benson Miller and Barbara Drudi, is available from Hatje Cantz Verlag.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:30 PM )
Friday
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Guitar Recital: Luigi Attademo: INTERPRETING PAGANINI TODAY

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Interpreting Paganini today In the project on Niccolò Paganini and contemporary music, guitarist Luigi Attademo contacted a group of contemporary Italian composers from different generations, asking them to develop a personal re-interpretation of Paganini's invention. These new works are presented here for the first time, alternating with those of the great composer from Genoa, with the intention of creating a bridge between tradition and innovation. The program will touch different aspects of Paganini's soul: the instrumental virtuosity, the melancholic side, the ironic nature: each of these aspects is reflected in a group of compositions, proposed following an ideal continuity.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:15 PM )
Friday
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THE LOST WAVE: WOMEN AND DEMOCRACY IN POSTWAR ITALY

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

More information come.

Molly Tambor, Long Island University, C.W. Post  

Respondent: Frank Snowden, Yale University 

Organizing institution: 
Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Website: 
http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu
( 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Friday
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Milton Gendel: A Surreal Life

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A photographic exhibit curated by Peter Benson Miller and Barbara Drudi

On-Site Coordinator: Elsa de Giovanni Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, together with the American Academy in Rome, presents a selection of photographs by American photographer Milton Gendel (b. 1918), drawn from the recent retrospective organized with the City of Rome and held jointly at the Museo Carlo Bilotti - Aranciera di Villa Borghese and at the American Academy in Rome. Milton Gendel: A Surreal Life, edited by Peter Benson Miller and Barbara Drudi, is available from Hatje Cantz Verlag.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM )
Monday
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Italy-Poland: Futurist Connection

CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art, NY,

Przemyslaw Strożek of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, will discuss his book, Marinetti i futuryzm w Polsce 1909-1939 [Marinetti and Futurism in Poland 1909-1939]. His presentation will consider Polish responses to Futurism, highlighting the connections of Marinetti and Depero with Poland.

Dr. Przemysław Strożek graduated from Warsaw University and the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He is a research fellow at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Fulbright scholar and member of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernist Studies. He is the author of numerous publications on Polish Avant-garde and on the presence of historical avant-garde in culture. His research area also covers the relationship between Polish culture of the1920s and Italian futurism. His research has been published in Polish scientific journals and in the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (De Gruyter, 2011, 2014), edited by Günter Berghaus. He is also the author of a monograph on Marinetti in Poland (IS PAN, 2012).

This event is co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute of New York.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Panel Discussion: FRANCO BASAGLIA and the CRITIQUE OF THE MENTAL ASYLUM IN ITALY

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Photo: Luciano D'Alessandro. Patients in Materdomini Psychiatric Hospital, Nocera Superiore (Salerno)(1967)   Speakers: John Foot, University of Bristol Camille Robcis, Cornell University David Forgacs, NYU   From the early 1960s there was a growing movement in Italy against the practice of confining people designated as mentally ill within institutions known as manicomi (mental asylums). One of the most vociferous and controversial figures in this movement was Franco Basaglia (1924-1980). In this specially convened panel discussion, held in the 90th anniversary year of Basaglia's birth, three scholars will look at the history of this movement, which would result in Italy in the eventual closure of all non-penal mental asylums, and at the wider international context in which it took place. John Foot (University of Bristol) will analyse the theoretical and practical features of the movement from 1961 to the Law 180 of 1978 (the so-called "legge Basaglia"), which initiated the closure of all asylums. He will look at the movement's geographical and institutional spread and the role of politicians, publishers and the mass media in bringing about change within and outside the asylum system. Camille Robcis (Cornell University) will add a comparative context by looking at the movement after the Second World War of institutional psychotherapy in France, which advocated a radical restructuring of the asylum in an attempt to rethink and reform psychiatric care and was an important point of reference for the Italian movement. David Forgacs (NYU) will moderate the discussion and will consider some of the ways in which photographers and filmmakers looked at asylums and the people in them.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(08:00 PM )
Monday
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Film Screening: WALTER VELTRONI presents "QUANDO C'ERA BERLINGUER"

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
Quando c'era Berlinguer (2014, 117 min.) In Italian, with English subtitles   A documentary by Walter Veltroni   Followed by a Q&A with director Walter Veltroni   Former mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni directed this documentary on the former secretary of the Italian Communist Party Enrico Berlinguer (1922-1984), conducting interviews with family members, politicians and artists who share experiences and recollections about the Sardinian politician.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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LIBIAMO! A CULTURAL HISTORY OF WINE: From Ancient Rome to the Risorgimento

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò will host two appointments for wine lovers and wine-lovers-to-be with sommelier Alessandra Rotondi.

The first part of the journey start from Ancient Rome through the Risorgimento and will describe how wine was celebrated among artists, scientists and politicians such as Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Galileo, Leopardi, Manzoni and Jefferson.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Texan Italian Stories (2013–2014), four videos of 12–15 min. each Sergio Carvajal-Leoni, dir.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Texan Italian Stories is a short documentary series that explores the diverse history and culture of Italian-American Texans. Produced by Romina Olson and directed by Sergio Carvajal-Leoni, the four episodes blend parallel story lines in order to introduce specific communities of Texan Italians, such as the farming families who settled in the "bottom" of the Brazos River, the stonemasons and sculptors who created public buildings and memorials, and the more recent immigrants working in Austin's technology industry. The series engages with Texas's Italian Americans, giving them opportunities to participate in different stages of the series' creation (financing, pre-production, production, and distribution), using this process as a tool for strengthening the community itself. Post-screening discussion with the director and producer led by Rosangela Briscese, Calandra Institute.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
( 06:15 PM - 08:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Not Just for Techies A Panel on Humanities-Focused Startups between NJ/NY and Italy

Montclair State University, NY,

If you only think of tech companies when you hear the word "startup," think again. Humanities and language studies can also be the spark for a startup, especially in NJ and NYC. On the occasion of the presentation of Tech in the City, a book about the local startup  community, a panel of experts will explore the intersection of languages, technology and entrepreneurship. All featured in the book, the panelists will examine the vital role that the humanities play in today's international do-it-yourself economy by using Italy as a case study.

Maria Teresa Cometto and Alessandro Piol (authors, Tech in the City:  The Making of New York's Startup Community) Don Katz (Founder and CEO, Audible) Claudio Vaccarella (Founder and CEO, HyperTV 

Moderators

Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies) Dennis Bone (Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University
Website: 
http://www.montclair.edu/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Lecture (in ITALIAN): ROMA, LA GRANDE BELLEZZA E IL MADE IN ITALY

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

A lecture in ITALIAN by

Filippo La Porta, critic and essayist 

Paolo Sorrentino rappresenta il malinconico ritrarsi della grande bellezza dalla nostra vita, mostrandoci una Roma quasi evacuata, splendida e funerea. Eppure il suo film connette purezza ed orrore, il trash con un sogno perduto di bellezza, che continua a incantarci come la giraffa notturna che finge di sparire. Gli italiani si mostreranno all'altezza di questo sogno solo se ritrovano un contatto con la semplicità che non esclude complessità né raffinatezza, sigillo della nostra grande civiltà e di ogni made in Italy.

In ITALIAN

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(03:00 PM )
Thursday
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Book presentation- MARCO BELLOCCHIO Morality and Beauty

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Since his much-heralded feature debut with Fists in the Pocket in 1965, Marco Bellocchio has become one of the cinema's most intrepid voyagers, traveling a course that captures so many of the most important intellectual and political movements of the past fifty years. Yet perhaps the great difference between Bellocchio and some of his contemporaries who traversed similar trajectories is that Bellocchio's films have always felt like conversations, forms of "thinking out loud;" he was never more certain as to where he as going than we might have been, so the films were invitations to see where, together, we might end up. The essays in this volume discuss the great contribution of Marco Bellocchio to contemporary cinema from various viewpoints. Curated by Sergio Toffetti. With the participation of: Marco Bellocchio Sergio Toffetti Richard Peña On the occasion of Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective at MoMA. April 16-May 7, 2014 "The remarkable career of Marco Bellocchio, director of an impressive number of features, documentaries, and shorts for both television and cinema, has encompassed a wide range of genres and subjects. Yet his work remains distinctive and personal, reflecting his uncompromising views and artistic ambition. During his 50-year career Bellocchio has questioned prevailing ideologies, confronted the church and the radical left in equal measure, and challenged notions of morality and family in a manner that has established him as one of Italy's most important filmmakers and, along with Bernardo Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a leading cultural figure for successive generations of Italians"

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
(07:30 PM )
Thursday
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"I puritani", Bellini's opera, at The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera, NY,

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini's final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera's greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Metropolitan Opera
Website: 
http://www.metoperafamily.org
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin: A Conversation with CATHERINE MALFITANO [Also in LIVE STREAMING]

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature Catherine Malfitano. The New York-born soprano has had a blazing, original career in which she has sung leading roles in the world's top theaters and has also been a groundbreaker in terms of choice of roles, acting and interpretation. She has become an important opera director and a revered teacher as well, not only to young artists but to active, working singers.

 

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.
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Alice schivardi: wormholes

ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY,

El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to announce Wormholes, Alice Schivardi's first solo exhibition in New York. Schivardi builds upon her artistic language in the exhibition; she collects stories, establishes relationships, and explores the forces that drive society. With an investigative approach that looks at social phenomena in relation to everyday experiences, Schivardi analyzes where moments of difference align.

In this exhibition, Schivardi filters her practice through her recent time spent living and working in New York City. A sound sculpture whispering memories, a video of strangers continuously repeating her name as a kind of mantra, and the stories weaved in the hanging threads of her "embroidery drawings" comprise the works in the exhibition. Using an approach that moves from the individual to the universal, the artist collaborates with individuals and groups by asking neighbors to tell a love story, giving relevance to each person's singular narrative and bringing to light that which would otherwise remain hidden. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Website: 
http://www.iscp-nyc.org/
(08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Zucchero & CO

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, NY,

Zucchero is coming to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 23 at 8PM with Special Guests Sting, Nile Rodgers, Chris Botti, Dolores O'Riordan (of the Cranberries), Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave), Fher (of Maná), Elisa, Jovanotti, Fiorella Mannoia, Andrea Griminelli, Irene Fornaciari and more!

 

Adelmo Fornaciari, more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero, is an Italian rock singer whose music has spanned over five decades.  His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul and rock music, and alternates between ballads and more rhythmic boogie-like pieces.

 

Over the course of his illustrious career, he ws worked closely with other greats such as Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, and Chuck Berry.  The spring of 2004 saw the release of the duet album Zu & Co.. On the album, which had been sixteen years in the making, Zucchero duets with international stars such as Sting, B.B. King, Miles Davis, Maná, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and Solomon Burke.

On 6 May 2004 the album was presented during a concert in London's Royal Albert Hall, where many of the album's gueststars appeared to perform with Fornaciari. Zu & Co., and its American 2005 counterpart Zucchero & Co which was released on the Starbucks Hear Music label, became huge hits. In July 2005, Fornaciari took part in the Live 8 concerts in both Rome and Paris.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Website: 
http://www.theateratmsg.com/
(05:30 PM )
Wednesday
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Andiamo in Italia: Italian Family History Research in Italy and from Home

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street, , NY,

With knowledge of your ancestral town in Italy, it is possible to start research using Italian records. Italy offers many records beyond birth, marriage and death. Mary M. Tedesco, founder of ORIGINS ITALY, frequently conducts genealogical research in Italy. She will help you discover what records are available and how they are accessed.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
New York Public Library
Website: 
www.nypl.org/‎
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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LIBIAMO! A CULTURAL HISTORY OF WINE: From the Birth of Italy to the Age of Social Media

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò will host two appointments for wine lovers and wine-lovers-to-be with sommelier Alessandra Rotondi.

The second part of the journey will begin with the Birth of Italy as a state through the celebration of wine on social media platforms, stopping by great minds of the Italian and International culture such as Carducci, Pascoli, Depero, Pablo Neruda, Fellini, ending up with a special guest from the Holy See coming from Argentina who has much to say about wine.

In ENGLISH.

This event is supported by Barone Ricasoli

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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THE ROME CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Robert McDuffie

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Join us for an evening of music and to learn more about the Rome Chamber Music Festival, which was founded by Robert McDuffie in 2003. Since its inception, the festival has played to full houses of chamber music enthusiasts from around the world and has become one of Rome's most anticipated cultural events. June 8 -12, 2014, at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Italy, the festival will present contemporary works and chamber masterpieces. The concerts will be performed by world-renowned artists and emerging musicians who are participants of its distinguished Young Artist Program. Robert McDuffie, the festival's artistic director, is a Grammy nominated artist who has appeared as a soloist with most of the major orchestras of the world. He gave the world premiere of Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, The American Four Seasons - a work written for Robert McDuffie - with the Toronto Symphony. It was recorded with the London Philharmonic and Marin Alsop on Philip Glass' Orange Mountain Music label. His acclaimed Telarc and EMI recordings include the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Bruch, Adams, Glass, Barber, Rozsa, Bernstein, William Schuman, and Viennese violin favorites. He plays a 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as the "Ladenburg".

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
(07:00 PM )
Thursday
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Great Artist Series

The DiMenna Center, Benzaquen Hall (2nd Floor), NY,

This program features some terrific performers from Italy, Switzerland and the USA 

in a concert of classical standards, rarely played gems and a world premiere.

The performers include renowned Italian double bassist Enrico Fagone, double bassist from MET Timothy Cobb, soprano Veronique Mercier, violinist Bela Horvath, pianist Svetlana Smolina in works by Rossini, Piazzolla, Verdi, Bottesini, Handel, Donizetti, and a premier of David Winkler's new Piano Trio.

Tickets are $20. 

You can order your tickets by calling the Chamber Players International office number: 

1(877)444-4488

Or on web site http://chamberplayersinternational.org/index

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The DiMenna Center
Website: 
http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center-welcome
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Lecture/Recital: VERDI'S "MISERERE" as Re-Composed for Piano by GOTTSCHALK, LISZT—and JELLY ROLL MORTON

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

In conjunction with the exhibit Giuseppe Verdi: Words, Notes, Legacy, on view at NYU's Bobst Library April 4 - August 29.   Joseph Smith, piano   The striking differences between the three settings of the Miserere from Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore reflect not just esthetic differences between the composers, but also between their audiences and milieus. American virtuoso Gottschalk exploits the recent popularity of the opera, Liszt creates a dramatic scena for piano, and Morton sets out to prove that jazz incorporates elements of the greatest music. Together, the three pieces illustrate the wide dissemination and appeal of Verdi, reaching the Grand Ducal Court of Weimar, New York City, and the raunchiest districts of New Orleans.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
( 09:30 AM - 06:00 PM )
Friday
Saturday
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MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

The conference theme of "MAFIAs"-the first on the subject by this academic research institute-intends to cover a broad variety of manifestations of organized crime throughout the world and over time. This scholarly event seeks a comparative approach to the subject, from historical perspectives to contemporary realities. Contrasts in historical genesis, organizational templates, cultural expressions, and sociological influences will be examined. The conference is attentive to the defining features, boundaries, and ways to conceptualize organized crime, looking at it epistemologically and ontologically.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
( 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM )
Sunday
Friday
Saturday
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ISCP Open Studios

ISCP Open Studios, NY,

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 36 artists and curators from 20 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space - part production site, office, laboratory and situation - and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 36 "studio visits" to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world. Visitors will have access over the three days to international contemporary art practices in a studio setting as well as through an exhibition of moving image by artists from China. 

Since 2011, ISCP has also hosted an institution-in-residence as part of Open Studios. This annual residency was initiated to support cultural exchange by bringing an international perspective into a local context. This year, ISCP has invited Video Bureau, a privately run, not-for-profit organization established in 2012 in Beijing and Guangzhou that focuses on video art. Over the course of Open Studios and through May 23rd, Video Bureau will be in residence at ISCP. New York-based independent curator Howie Chen, who travelled to China to research Video Bureau's archives, will present an exhibition project based on this research. Italian Artists and curators participating in Open Studios: 

Andrea Mastrovito  Gabriele Picco  Maria Rapicavoli

Hours: April 25th: 7-9 PM; April 26th, 27th: 1-6 PM

 

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Website: 
http://www.iscp-nyc.org/
( 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM )
Friday
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Seminar: Italian Jewish Studies Project: THE JEWS OF LIBYA BETWEEN THE 19th CENTURY AND THE COLONIAL ERA

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

David Meghnagi (University of Rome 3) Mordechai HaCohen: Rabbi and Ethnographer Mordechai Hakohen (1856-1929) was a Libyan Talmudic scholar and auto-didact anthropologist who composed an ethnographic study of North African Jewry in the early 20th century. Abstract will be posted soon   Barbara Spadaro (University of Bristol) From "Mapping Living Memories" to Investigating Postcolonial Histories. Narratives of the Jews from Libya in Historical Perspective. Woven into the colonial past which binds Italy and Libya, the histories and memories of the Jews from Libya provide a crucial perspective on the transnational framework where Italian ideas of race, difference and citizenship have been elaborated and transformed over the 19th and 20th centuries. Since the eve of the Italian occupation of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, the multiple modes of belonging and transnational trajectories of these Jews have contributed in shaping representations, perceptions and identities between the two shores of the Mediterranean. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(07:30 PM )
Saturday
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America

Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn and Dixon Place, NYC, NY,

AMERICA tells its true story through three generations of one family, giving three very different views of America: the America of the pioneers who discovered the West; the America of their children who defend the American dream, and the America of the grandchildren who challenge and then rediscover their origins as a nation of immigrants. The family emigrated at the very beginning of the 20th Century, coming to America from the Italian mountains, settling in California, in a wasteland called Hollywood to work as cowboys to finally become billionaires. In AMERICA, a cross-section of 100 years of American history is presented through the lens of three generations of immigrants." www.TeatroImpiria.net

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
TEATRO IMPIRIA
Website: 
www.spokethehub.org/
(04:30 PM )
Sunday
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America Theater

Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn and Dixon Place, NYC, NY,

AMERICA tells its true story through three generations of one family, giving three very different views of America: the America of the pioneers who discovered the West; the America of their children who defend the American dream, and the America of the grandchildren who challenge and then rediscover their origins as a nation of immigrants. The family emigrated at the very beginning of the 20th Century, coming to America from the Italian mountains, settling in California, in a wasteland called Hollywood to work as cowboys to finally become billionaires. In AMERICA, a cross-section of 100 years of American history is presented through the lens of three generations of immigrants." www.TeatroImpiria.net

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
TEATRO IMPIRIA
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Film Screening: Dino Risi's IL SORPASSO (1962)

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
On the occasion of The Criterion Collection's release of the film.   Il Sorpasso (Italy, 1962, 105 min.) In Italian, with English subtitles   Directed by Dino Risi   Starring Vittorio Gassman Jean-Louis Trintignant   The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. An unpredictable journey that careers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi, is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all'italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.   The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with: Kim Hendrickson, The Criterion Collection David Forgacs, NYU Antonio Monda, NYU Stefano Albertini, NYU
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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AdDRESSing Style: THE EMPEROR OF FASHION: A conversation with ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY

casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Becker   Arbiter of taste, haute couture connoisseur, new designers talent scout, black culture advocate: André Leon Talley talks about his life, his career, his days at Vogue, and much more.   André Leon Talley in conversation with: Grazia d'Annunzio (US Special Projects Editor, Vogue Italia)   In ENGLISH.    

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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The Attitudes of Italian Jews Towards Fascism in the 1920s. Lecture by Ilaria Pavan

CUNY Graduate Center, NY,

Not much light has been shed on the history of the relationship between the Italian Jewish community and the Fascist regime prior to Mussolini's antisemitic attack in 1938. The racial campaign and its tragic consequences have monopolized the studies that flourished in Italy over the last two decades and which have led to a complete reappraisal of this shameful page of the Italian history. This historiography has correctly emphasized the autonomous decision of the Fascist regime to introduce harsh antisemitic legislation, highlighting the zeal in its implementation. In so doing, the years before 1938 have been mostly treated as a long prelude to the "inevitable" 1938 turning point.  This lecture explores the relationship between the Italian Jewish Community and Fascism during the 1920s.  It brings to light consonances and affinities between aspects of the new fascist culture and the aims of the Jewish community, or at least of some of its institutional representatives and of the Zionists. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Primo Levy Center
Website: 
http://www.primolevicenter.org
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Lecture: BERLUSCONI, MONTI, RENZI: Labor policy in the Italian economic crisis

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,
A lecture by Stefano Sacchi, University of Milan   Moderated by David Forgacs, NYU Introduced by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, NYU   In an attempt to tackle with Italy's employment problems the new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has just introduced in Parliament a set of labor policy measures - collectively dubbed Italy's Jobs Act - involving changes in labor contracts and a reform of unemployment benefits. This is the latest in a seemingly endless train of labor reforms since the late 1990s, that have created a labor market now much more flexible than usually acknowledged. The talk focuses on Italy's labor policy and policymaking since the onset of the Great Recession. In a first phase, in the last years of Berlusconi rule, distributive coalitions were forged to adjust to the economic crisis in a largely incremental way. Later on, under the Monti government and amidst the Eurozone crisis, a thorough labour market reform was approved with the aim of buying credibility on the international arena and restoring investors' confidence in Italy. Renzi's projected reforms follow in this vein, but talk to domestic actors in an effort to revive animal spirits in a depressed country.
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/