A Q&A with Sharon Hecker and Marin R. Sullivan

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 Travel Fellow Silvia Bottinelli at the MART Museum

The Archive of the 20th century (Archivio del ’900) at the Mart Museum (Rovereto) offers insight into a range of subjects related to modern and contemporary Italian art. In addition to Futurism, Architecture, and Critical History, the collections include an impressive selection of materials related to Visual Poetry. During my research sessions at the Mart archives, I explored the latter topic in particular, by viewing sources by or about Enrico Baj, Mirella Bentivoglio, Maria Lai, Ketty La Rocca, Lucia Marcucci, Stelio Maria Martini, Lamberto Pignotti and others. The aforementioned artists paid attention to the domestic realm, which is the subject of my book manuscript in progress.

Meet CIMA’s new fellows!

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.

Arte Povera Comes to the US: Germano Celant at the Center for Italian Modern Art

On Friday October 21, 2016, as one of the inaugural programs of the Center for Italian Modern Art’s new season dedicated to the modern master Giorgio de Chirico and leading conceptual artist Giulio Paolini, CIMA welcomed the renowned art historian and curator Germano Celant in conversation with MoMA curator Christian Rattemeyer. In front of a full house, Celant and Rattemeyer engaged in an impressive conversation moderated by CIMA 2016-17 Fellow Maria Bremer, interlacing two different generations’ curatorial perspectives.