This year, for the twelfth edition of Open House New York, the event that opens the doors of hundreds of New York’s most architecturally and culturally significant spaces, with guided tours, lectures and performances, the Italian Center for Modern Art welcomed over 350 visitors.
The Italian Maestro Giorgio Morandi is presented in a new light at CIMA. The exhibition focuses on the formative decade of the 1930s and presents rare works alongside contemporary artists Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Laib, Joel Meyerowitz, and Matthias Schaller.
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.
At the end of July we bid farewell to our spring fellows, Ilaria Cicali and Ilaria Barzaghi. We were sorry to see them go. It has been a fantastic season of studying Medardo Rosso and sharing this process of discovery with our visitors.
The Soho Arts Network was born with the mission “to support Soho’s creative history and growing artistic community.” It was initiated by CIMA to combat the misperception that Soho has “lost” its artistic community, by providing a platform for creative collaborations among institutions. Erica Cecilia Blume, CIMA summer intern, took the time to explore some of these spaces.
Summer Intern, Erica Blume, relates the ever-emotional process of de-installing a show as we end CIMA’s 2nd season on Medardo Rosso. Working closely with conservators, discoveries were made regarding the creative methods and techniques the artist used.
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.
How a master of postwar art (Jasper Johns), a key critic (Max Kozloff), and a sculptor crucial to the development of modern art (Medardo Rosso) could meet
What better idea than that of exposing in our New York City blog of CIMA two paintings by Fortunato Depero that underscore the vivacity and the dynamism of the metropolis. One currently exhibited in the exhibition, Reconstructing the Universe: Italian Futurism 1909-1944 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Fig. 1: Grattacieli e tunnel [Skyscrapers and Tunnel]),…