After five wonderful years, I am so pleased to be leaving my position as executive director knowing that CIMA is thriving. CIMA’s 2017-18 exhibition season introduced the fantastical work of Alberto Savinio to new audiences, garnering serious critical engagement from The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Artforum,…
On November 21, 2017, as part of the Alberto Savinio season, CIMA hosted Irving Sandler in conversation with Phong Bui, artist and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail. The two discussed Sandler’s perspectives on the New York art world; the latest volume of his memoirs, Swept Up By Art: An Art Critic in the Post-Avant-Garde Era, published in 2016 by Rail Editions; and his experiences with his mentor, the art historian Robert Goldwater—husband of Louise Bourgeois, whose work was on view in dialogue with Savinio.
On November 27th – 29th, 2017, the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris hosted a three-day conference Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the United States. The conference was the fourth organized as part of the research project Le surréalisme et l’argent: Galeries, collectionneurs et médiateurs, in cooperation with the Labex Arts H2H, which explores to what extent the global success of Surrealism in the 20th century was due to the roles played by private collectors, museums, exhibitions, and art collectors, as well as by the commercial strategies of artists. This final conference, which can be considered the culmination of the research developed through this project, was organized with the essential support of The Terra Foundation for American Art, gathering together 14 American researchers, curators, and professors.
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of Arte Povera, the movement coined by critic and curator Germano Celant — in connection originally with a group show he organized at the Galleria La Bertesca in Genoa in 1967. It came to define a loose group of artists making process-oriented art out of nontraditional materials and mediums…
CIMA intern Agata Jenkin interviews the fellows now at CIMA for the 2017-18 season devoted to ALBERTO SAVINIO: Serena Alessi, Elena Salza, and Giulia Tulino.
Each year CIMA’s fellows select a work in the exhibition and prepare a short video about it. Below are four videos highlighting works in the Giorgio de Chirico – Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini – Giorgio de Chirico exhibition. You can enjoy some of the videos from past seasons (on Fortunato Depero, Medardo Rosso, or Giorgio…
We are excited to welcome our two new Spring Fellows—Sophia Farmer and Fabio Cafagna—to CIMA, as part of our Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini season. They join Maria Bremer and Giovanni Casini, who have been here since September.
The Center for Italian Modern Art is working on a special project to bring new life to the 1927 book, Depero Futurista, a landmark of graphic design and avant-garde bookmaking, created by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero (1892-1960).
Each year CIMA’s fellows select a favorite work from the exhibition and prepare a short video presentation. Enjoy these Giorgio Morandi videos!
On October 30, 2014, the Center for Italian Modern Art held the first program of its Medardo Rosso season: a symposium exploring Rosso’s approach to serial sculpture, focused on the Bambino ebreo.