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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
(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/
( 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM )
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Francesco Vezzoli: Teatro Romano

MoMA PS1, NY,

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

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
MoMA PS1
Website: 
http://momaps1.org/
( 10:00 AM - 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/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY,

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

 
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: 
http://www.metmuseum.org/
(06:00 PM )
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Michelangelo and Versilia

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

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

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Artigianart, CoSmVe, Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, SAVEMA, Msc
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_Newyork/
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
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Friar Francis in New York: traces, words, images

Brooklyn Borough Hall, NY,

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

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

Ca' d’Oro' Gallery , NY,

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

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Ca' D'oro Gallery
Website: 
http://ca-doro.com/newyork/
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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U.S. theatrical premiere of HUMAN CAPITAL

Film Forum, NY,

HUMAN CAPITAL by Paolo Virzì Opens at Film Forum in New York on January 14 Film is Italy's official submission for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

Film Movement presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of HUMAN CAPITAL, Paolo Virzì's (The First Beautiful Thing) multi-layered character study that examines the value of human life, starring Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (Munich, A Good Year), and Valeria Golino (Rain Man, Frida). A story at the intersection of family, class and passion, HUMAN CAPITAL centers on a single pivotal incident and the lives inextricably linked as a result. 

HUMAN CAPITAL is Italy's official submission for the Foreign Language Film Oscar. The film will open in New York at Film Forum at 209 West Houston Street on January 14 and in Los Angeles at the Sundance Sunset Cinema on January 16, followed by a nationwide release to select cities.  Check here for tickets to see the film in New York: 

FilmForum.org Featuring stellar performances from some of Italy's most sought-after actors, including Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Valeria Golino and Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Remember Me, My Love), Virzì's taut thriller deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective in reverse. The impressive result is a masterfully nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in the age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

Synopsis

HUMAN CAPITAL begins as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge about the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the ultra-rich Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, intertwine with the fate of the Rovellis, who are struggling to keep a grip on their comfortable middle-class life. Dino Rovelli (Bentivoglio) is in dire financial straits as he anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with the playboy son of his hedge-fund manager, Giovanni Bernaschi (Fabrizio Gifuni), complicates an already precarious social dance of status, money and ambition. For nationwide screenings, visit the official website:

HumanCapitalFilm.com

HUMAN CAPITAL (Italy, 2014, 110 min) Directed by Paolo Virzì. Screenplay by Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzì. Freely adapted from the novelHuman Capital by Stephen Amidon. Producers: Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen and Benedetto Habib. Director of Photograpy: Jérôme Alméras. Editor: Cecilia Zanuso. Composer: Carlo Virzì. With: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Giovanni Anzaldo, Matilde Gioli, Guglielmo Pinelli, Gigio Alberti and Bebo Storti. In Italian with English subtitles. A Film Movement release.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Film Forum Presents In Association With Istituto Luce Cinecitta'
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(06:00 PM )
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for her: Jewelry from Gaetano Pesce

Reinstein/Ross Gallery, NY,

At first for his own pleasure and now for a broader audience, the iconic Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has been utilizing his signature urethane resin with a new landscape in mind. This work, a natural extension of his interest in innovation and individuality, consists of miniature sculptures designed for the body. Simply titled for her, this new collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, rings, and brooches. 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Website: 
http://www.reinsteinross.com/rr-gallery.php
( 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM )
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Handimals - by Guido Daniele

Top Of The Rock Observation Deck - 30 Rockfeller Plaza, NY,

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center will host the United States debut of Guido Daniele's Handimals art exhibit.

The exhibition is comprised of 24 photographs of hands Daniele has painted and transformed into extraordinarily life-like animals including a giraffe, turkey, elephant, horse, dolphin and eagle. Affectionately known as 'Michel-handgelo' Daniele, an Italian-born artist, began creating art at a young age. He shifted away from canvases and began experimenting with body painting in 1990 and narrowed his focus to hand painting in 2000. Since then his Handimals have been exhibited to critical and public acclaim in England, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Cuba, Italy, Brazil, Zanzibar, the Netherlands and Monaco.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Guido Daniele
Website: 
http://www.guidodaniele.com/
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance

Italy's medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo. Indeed, the wooden crucifix he carved in gratitude for secret access to corpses from a conventʼs hospital still hangs in the Basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence. This talk will examine the nexus between art and science, and the history of anatomy education in the university.

Kevin Petti, Ph.D. is a dual U.S./Italian citizen, a college professor in the departments of science and health at San Diego Miramar College, a textbook coauthor, and president-emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. He teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, human dissection, and health science. He also teaches study abroad courses to Italy that focus on the genesis of anatomy as a science and its influence on the Renaissance masters. Dr. Petti is often invited to speak at universities, conferences, museums, and Italian-American groups.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
( 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM )
Thursday
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The Psychological Challenges of Immigrant Life

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

This event is dedicated to an exploration of how the immigrant experiences may negatively impact mental health. The event will include members of the creative team for The Snow Orchid, including Valentina Fratti, and a small panel to discuss the "academic" side of the issue.

This event will be co-sponored by ILICA and it will supply the refreshments.

Moderator, Dr. Donna Chirico, Dean, York College, CUNY

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute and ILICA
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Exhibition Opening: Marco Paoli Photography

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,
In this exhibition Marco Paoli presents large black and white photographs from his collection Silenzio (Silence) and from his forthcoming monograph Ethiopia.

The works take as raw material the artist's travel experiences around the world. Travel and place, however, are not to be taken literally.

They are metaphors for an artistic exploration around the concepts of silence, memory, emotion and inner journey. 

"Photography is a slice of time and in the moment I shoot a photo I am living in the present but I am also aware that I am creating a memory"

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
( 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM )
Thursday
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Lecture: Amara Lakhous: Writing across Borders and Languages

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

A conversation with the Italian-Algerian Author (at Buell Hall)

 

 

This prize-winning writer will discuss his novels, the practice of bilingual writing and translation, literary culture in Algeria and Italy, and the social and political framework of contemporary migration. With Columbia Professors Madeleine Dobie (French and Comparative Literature), Elizabeth Leake (Italian) and Pier Mattia Tommasino (Italian); at the Maison Française (Buell Hall).

Born in Algiers in 1970, Amara Lakhous departed for Italy during the violence that ravaged Algeria in the 1990s. His critically acclaimed novels in Arabic and Italian include Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio (2010), Divorce Islamic Style (2012) and Dispute over a Very Italian Piglet (2014). Using humor to explore the encounter of cultures, religions and languages, Lakhous's work explores the experience of exile and the dynamics of migration in the contemporary Mediterranean. His novels have won major literary prizes, including Premio Flaiano per la narrativa in 2006 and Algeria's most prestigious literary award, the Prix des libraires algériens in 2008. Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio has been adopted by Cornell University as the New Student Reading Project text for 2014.

Further information and directions: http://www.maisonfrancaise.org/writing-across-borders-and-languages

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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Marco Paoli Photography

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

In this exhibition Marco Paoli presents large black and white photographs from his collection Silenzio (Silence) and from his forthcoming monograph Ethiopia.

The works take as raw material the artist's travel experiences around the world. Travel and place, however, are not to be taken literally.

They are metaphors for an artistic exploration around the concepts of silence, memory, emotion and inner journey. 

"Photography is a slice of time and in the moment I shoot a photo I am living in the present but I am also aware that I am creating a memory"

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/
(02:00 PM )
Sunday
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Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY,

Directed by Jeffrey Bonna. Produced by Jeffrey Bonna and Catherine Campbell. Executive Producer Joel Markel. Original music composed and performed by Yotam Haber.

Introduction by Alessandra Di Castro, Director of the Jewish Museum of Rome

After Italy's Armistice with the Allies (Sept 8, 1943), the country was divided: Mussolini's Italian Social Republic and its German ally, soon to become the occupying force, took over the peninsula the from  the Alps to area south of Naples, while the Anglo-American troops occupied Sicily, Puglia, Calabria and part of Campania. The Italian Social Republic issued an order of arrest for all Jews in its territory, carried out by the Germans and partly by the Italian police.  Oro Macht Frei tells the story of the nine-month Nazi occupation of Rome through the testimonies of nine Roman Jews, archival footage, family photos with the participation of renowned historians Alexander Stille, Susan Zuccotti, Liliana Picciotto, Frank Coppa and Robert Katz.  In addition to individual stories of Jews in hiding and arrest, OMF examines the period of Mussolini's Racial Laws (1938-1945) and the Catholic Church response to the roundup of the Roman Jews. This draws the viewer into personal reflection on the Holocaust in Italy through the experiences of the Roman Jewish community.

Recovered Memory - A special screening of a nine minutes archival film of the Della Seta family will precede the program. The only known video document of Italian Jewish life before the Holocaust, the Della Seta family films were shot in 1923-24 and feature weddings, leisure time and other daily activities. Italian journalist Claudio Della Seta found the films in his family home and never hoped they could be seen again. Recently he discovered that the National Restoration Institute had the capability to restore and digitalize them. After 91 years the films were brought back to life in all their splendor, wit and tenderness. Courtesy Della Seta - CDEC - Csc-Cineteca di Stato

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Italy, Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, CUNY’s John Calandra Italian American Institute and Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi
Website: 
http://primolevicenter.org/
(05:00 PM )
Monday
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Carlo Dolci Complete Catalogue Of The Paintings

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Twenty years after its first appearance in 1995, Francesca Baldassari presents a revised and updated edition of her acclaimed monograph on the most important painter of the Florentine Seicento: Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). In the present volume the author provides further insight into Dolci's artistic personality with the aid of unpublished documents and paintings, reconstructing his widespread critical 'fortune', as well as 'misfortune', and dedicating to him essays that interpret his art from a variety of different angles: his early artistic training, the influence of Humanism and Renaissance painting and sculpture, his relationship with Medici patronage, and the far-reaching importance of his own artistic legacy.

Francesca Baldassari has made a fundamental contribution to our knowledge of Tuscan painting of the Seicento and Settecento. In addition to her work on Dolci she has written monographs on Cristoforo Munari (1998), curating the exhibition dedicated to the artist the following year in Reggio Emilia (1999), Giovanni Domenico Ferretti (2002) and Simone Pignoni (2008). She is also the author of La collezione Piero Bigongiari. Il Seicento fiorentino tra 'favola' e dramma (2004), also in English, and La pittura del Seicento a Firenze. Indice degli artisti e delle loro opere (2009). Her main area of research covers the history of Tuscan and Emilian painting in the Seicento and Settecento, on which she has written numerous articles, essays and catalogue entries for national and international exhibitions.

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

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NY,

The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature tenor Piotr Beczala, who has sung opening nights at the Met, La Scala and many leading opera houses. He is admired for his beautiful voice, sensitive artistry and noble stage presence. He will be appearing in a new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta at the Met and then sing Gustavo III in Un Ballo in Maschera there for his first New York performances of the role.

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/content/home-page
( 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Ceremony - Reading of the name

Consulate General of Italy, NY,

The list of Jews deported from Italy was compiled over the course of 60 years by the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan and published by Liliana Picciotto: Il Libro della Memoria. Gli ebrei deportati dall'Italia (1943 - 1945), (The Book of Remembrance. Jews deported from Italy 1943 - 1945, Mursia, 1991, 2002)

Between 1938 and 1945 European Nazi and Fascist regimes, and the people who supported them annihilated millions of Jews and thousands of homosexuals, handicapped, mentally ill and gypsies, labeled as "stranger," "unwanted" and "subhuman". Prejudice and racial hatred put a halt to the lives of millions and devastated the societies in which these crimes were perpetrated.

On January 27, 1945 the Soviet Army entered the extermination camp of Auschwitz, starting the liberation process. In the year 2000, this date was chosen to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to promote the fight against racism. Following the efforts of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, Research and the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, Italy, Germany, and France established it as a national observance day. They were soon joined by all the countries of the European Union and the United Nations.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Italy, Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, CUNY’s John Calandra Italian American Institute and Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi
Website: 
http://primolevicenter.org/
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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New Documents on the Deportation of the Jews of Rhodes. The Discovery of the Carabinieri Collection in the Dodecanese State Arch

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

New Documents on the Deportation of the Jews of Rhodes. The Discovery of the Carabinieri Collection in the Dodecanese State Archive. Marco Clementi, University of Calabria

 

In 2011 the police in Rhodes, (Greece) contacted the Dodecanese State Archive concerning the discovery in a basement of a large collection of Italian documents. In November 2013, a team of scholars identified the records as the archive of the Carabinieri's Central Special Bureau, a political police that, between 1932 and 1945, collected information on individuals, businesses, ethnic groups, spies, important events and political personalities. The records, which were thought to be lost, had remained for 66 years in the room where the Carabinieri had left them in 1945. A high number of these 100,000 files concern the local Jewish community in Rhodes, following the creation of the central governing body of the Italian Jewish communities (UCII) in 1931, to the deportation of July 1944. Their story can now be re-examined under new light based on a much broader evidence of their interactions with the Italian authorities. The documents of the Central Special Bureau are currently been catalogued and digitized by the Greek State Archives and with the support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Marco Clementi (University of Calabria) received a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of St. Petersburg and holds a degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. His publications include Storia del dissenso sovietico (2007), L'Alleato Stalin (2011), Camicie Nere sull'Acropoli (2013). He is a member of the St. Petersburg Memorial's scientific council.

In connection with this program CUNY TV will present the documentary L'Isola delle Rose by Rebecca Samonà (2007). 

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Consulate General of Italy, Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, CUNY’s John Calandra Italian American Institute and Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi
Website: 
http://primolevicenter.org/
( 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM )
Thursday
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A CUNY TV presentation: "The Island of Roses, A Tragedy in a Paradise," a film by Rebecca Samonà (2008)

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

NB: This is a CUNY TV broadcast. We thank Robert Isaacson for finding time in CUNY TV's schedule to share this film with greater New York.

On July 23, 1944, nearly 2,000 members of the century old Rhodes Jewish community, at the time an Italian possession and part of the Italian Social Republic, were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. Theirs, was the longest deportation in Europe lasting 24 days. 

Few hours after their arrival, most of the community had been murdered. The Jews of Rhodes were part of the Union of the Italian Jewish Community and had been subject to the application of the Racial Laws in 1938. After the Italian surrender to the Germans in the Fall of 1943, the civil administration remained in Italian hands. For 70 years the circumstance of their round up and deportation were mainly known through the testimonies of a handful of survivors. Today, thanks to the finding of the Carabinieri archive, their history can be written with a better understanding of how, almost at the end of the war, a small community, mostly of women, children and elderly, was transported to death from the farthest corner of the Mediterranean sea.

The Island of Roses, A Tragedy in a Paradise, by Rebecca Samonà, 2008 (Italian with English subtitles). Produced by L'Altravista. Presented in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi NY, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, and CUNY TV.

Through the memories of her mother Erminia Licitri, and Stella Levi a family friend who survived the deportation, the author reconstructs the life and annihilation of the Jews of Rhodes from the beginning of the Italian colonization in 1912, to the deportation to Auschwitz in July 1944. Combining era footage with a delicate personal commentary L'Isola delle Rose offers a glimpse into a centuries-old culture which a handful of survivors infused it into a younger generation that is today scattered around the world. The narrative unfolds along the author's grandparents' love story, Victoria, from an old local Jewish family and Ernesto, a Sicilian army officer stationed on the island. In spite of the initial parental opposition, the couple gets married but their lives are soon after turned apart by the racial persecution and the war. 

Broadcast dates and times are: Thursday, January 29 at 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM, with an overnight repeat showing on Friday morning, January 30, at 3:00 AM.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/
( 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM )
Friday
Cunytv_1421277792.jpg

A CUNY TV presentation: "The Island of Roses, A Tragedy in a Paradise," a film by Rebecca Samonà (2008)

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

NB: This is a CUNY TV broadcast. We thank Robert Isaacson for finding time in CUNY TV's schedule to share this film with greater New York.

On July 23, 1944, nearly 2,000 members of the century old Rhodes Jewish community, at the time an Italian possession and part of the Italian Social Republic, were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. Theirs, was the longest deportation in Europe lasting 24 days. 

Few hours after their arrival, most of the community had been murdered. The Jews of Rhodes were part of the Union of the Italian Jewish Community and had been subject to the application of the Racial Laws in 1938. After the Italian surrender to the Germans in the Fall of 1943, the civil administration remained in Italian hands. For 70 years the circumstance of their round up and deportation were mainly known through the testimonies of a handful of survivors. Today, thanks to the finding of the Carabinieri archive, their history can be written with a better understanding of how, almost at the end of the war, a small community, mostly of women, children and elderly, was transported to death from the farthest corner of the Mediterranean sea.

The Island of Roses, A Tragedy in a Paradise, by Rebecca Samonà, 2008 (Italian with English subtitles). Produced by L'Altravista. Presented in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi NY, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, and CUNY TV.

Through the memories of her mother Erminia Licitri, and Stella Levi a family friend who survived the deportation, the author reconstructs the life and annihilation of the Jews of Rhodes from the beginning of the Italian colonization in 1912, to the deportation to Auschwitz in July 1944. Combining era footage with a delicate personal commentary L'Isola delle Rose offers a glimpse into a centuries-old culture which a handful of survivors infused it into a younger generation that is today scattered around the world. The narrative unfolds along the author's grandparents' love story, Victoria, from an old local Jewish family and Ernesto, a Sicilian army officer stationed on the island. In spite of the initial parental opposition, the couple gets married but their lives are soon after turned apart by the racial persecution and the war. 

Broadcast dates and times are: Thursday, January 29 at 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM, with an overnight repeat showing on Friday morning, January 30, at 3:00 AM.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/