Getting to know New York, unexpected city far beyond the stereotypes and the touristic brand, both cosmopolitan and American. Ilaria M.P. Barzaghi’s exploration of American Art and culture living in New York as research fellow at CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art.
New York, a celebrated capital of contemporary culture, also hosted two remarkable World’s Fairs during the 20th century, in 1939-40 and in 1964-65, which especially outside of the United States are not well known yet. In 1939-40, on the eve of World War II, Fascist Italy took part in that event dominated by the celebration of the American Way.
Medardo Rosso was ahead of his time, and he knew it. He was a photographer himself, because he knew that professional photographers weren’t able to properly see his work, to understand and represent it.