On November 21, 2017, as part of the Alberto Savinio season, CIMA hosted Irving Sandler in conversation with Phong Bui, artist and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail. The two discussed Sandler’s perspectives on the New York art world; the latest volume of his memoirs, Swept Up By Art: An Art Critic in the Post-Avant-Garde Era, published in 2016 by Rail Editions; and his experiences with his mentor, the art historian Robert Goldwater—husband of Louise Bourgeois, whose work was on view in dialogue with Savinio.
On November 27th – 29th, 2017, the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris hosted a three-day conference Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the United States. The conference was the fourth organized as part of the research project Le surréalisme et l’argent: Galeries, collectionneurs et médiateurs, in cooperation with the Labex Arts H2H, which explores to what extent the global success of Surrealism in the 20th century was due to the roles played by private collectors, museums, exhibitions, and art collectors, as well as by the commercial strategies of artists. This final conference, which can be considered the culmination of the research developed through this project, was organized with the essential support of The Terra Foundation for American Art, gathering together 14 American researchers, curators, and professors.
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 intern Agata Jenkin interviews the fellows now at CIMA for the 2017-18 season devoted to ALBERTO SAVINIO: Serena Alessi, Elena Salza, and Giulia Tulino.
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.
As we approach the last days of the Giorgio de Chirico – Giulio Paolini exhibition season, CIMA 2016-17 Fellow Sophia Farmer takes a look at where else in New York City you can see paintings by Giorgio de Chirico.
In 1936, Giorgio de Chirico headed for New York City, but he had been dreaming of the…
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.
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.
The Center for Italian Modern Art is working on a special project to bring new life to the 1927 book, Depero Futurista, a landmark of graphic design and avant-garde bookmaking, created by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero (1892-1960).