THIS IS A GUEST POST BY CIMA 2016-17 TRAVEL FELLOW SILVIA BOTTINELLI.
Nestled within the spaces of the Santa Cristina Convent in Bologna, the Biblioteca delle Donne (The Women’s Library) is the most prominent Italian library devoted to gender studies and feminism.
Its rooms and collections occupy part of a historical building, which…
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 protean nature of Francis Picabia’s art is well explored in MoMA’s impressive survey, which is organized chronologically and includes all the major bodies of work that Picabia produced in his career: Impressionist, Cubist, Dadaist, Surrealist, kitschy Figurative, Abstract. The subtitle of the show, “our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction,” hints at the circularity and the extraordinary creativity of Picabia’s oeuvre.
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.
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.
Tacita Dean spoke with Massimiliano Gioni about her work, which is on view at CIMA as part of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition, in an event celebrating her new book, Buon Fresco. She currently has a large show at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, until April 23.
CIMA 2014 Travel Fellow Laura Moure Cecchini visits the Wolfsonian in Miami and explores its research library, which features rare books and periodicals, postcards, posters, and other ephemera.
The Gladstone Gallery is currently showing eleven works of the Italian artist Marisa Merz (born in Turin, 1926) until this Saturday, February 20
The Center for Italian Modern Art selected Giorgio Morandi’s Still Life, one of the masterpieces in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Rome, to be part of its Giorgio Morandi exhibition this season. We are pleased to have received an essay written about the work from one of the experts at the museum, Maria Catalano.