How did you first become interested in art history?
In sixth grade, on a family trip to Costa Rica, I picked up The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and decided to become a symbologist. I have since learned that “symbology” doesn’t exist. Nevertheless, I remain fascinated by visual language: I think it’s beautiful that…Continue reading >>
For our most recent members only outing, CIMA visited TOTAH Gallery in the Lower East Side to view their current exhibit Lilith and the Sun, featuring new works by Mara De Luca (b. 1973). Gallery owner David Totah and Mara De Luca greeted our group at the gallery entrance. They introduced this latest series of…Continue reading >>
In memory of Richard Nonas (3 January, 1936–11 May, 2021).
“In my experience all sculptors fall into two categories in relation to photography: there are some that photograph their work as documentation, and…Continue reading >>
What do you find most interesting about Art History?
I have always been drawn to the ways in which works of art relate to their social context of production. Specifically, how artists negotiate, question, and reimagine particular structures of society alongside their underlying power dynamics and political ideologies through medium, subject matter, and…Continue reading >>
Marian Goodman Gallery is currently exhibiting a series of canvases, drawings, and sculptures by Turin-based Giuseppe Penone (born 1947, Garessio, Italy), a prolific multimedia artist with a career spanning over four decades. On the afternoon of April 8th, 2021, CIMA members were given a walking tour of the exhibit by the gallery’s Executive Director Leslie…Continue reading >>
On Friday March 19th, CIMA members were given a walking tour of the David Zwirner Gallery’s current exhibition Albers and Morandi: Never Finished, led by the exhibit curator David Leiber and CIMA Founder and President Laura Mattioli. This exhibit explores the visual resonances and contrasts between two of the twentieth century’s greatest painters, German-born Josef…Continue reading >>
How did you first become interested in Art History?
I became interested in art history during my first semester at Columbia University when I enrolled in a ‘Masterpieces of Western Art’ course that surveyed the canon of western art—from classical architecture of Ancient Greece to the gestural paintings of Abstract Expressionism. I found myself drawn…Continue reading >>
What made you become interested in Art History?
My interest didn’t come so soon, certainly not as a vocation. After high school, I had the great opportunity to start my Bachelor in Humanities in Venice, and the city was in a sense the one who guided me towards art history, in an immersive and powerful…Continue reading >>