Written by CIMA spring intern, Elisa Pellegrini
Laura Mattioli, the president of CIMA, decided to open this space in SoHo to promote public appreciation and advance the study of modern and contemporary Italian art in the United States and internationally. Laura believes that twentieth century Italian art is too little known outside Italy, and that…
On Feb. 15th the CIMA family was warmly invited to ANOTHERSPACE, a not-for-profit program founded by art historian and collector Estrellita B. Brodsky as part of the activities of the Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Family Foundation, to broaden international awareness and appreciation of art from Latin America.
Each year CIMA’s fellows select a work in the exhibition and prepare a short video about it. Below are four videos highlighting works in the Giorgio de Chirico – Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini – Giorgio de Chirico exhibition. You can enjoy some of the videos from past seasons (on Fortunato Depero, Medardo Rosso, or Giorgio…
CIMA interns Carly Slater and Paz Monge report on the Pierre Chareau exhibition at the Jewish Museum, closing Sunday March 26, 2017.
The Met pays homage to over fifty years of the artist’s activity: from the works of the mid-Sixties, biomorphic sculptures in metal sheet and fragile weavings with nylon thread and copper wire, to the most recent production of sculptures and paintings, in which angels and sexless faces have the power of ancient icons.
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.
The Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York is hosting the first American retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy. More than a debut, the exhibition marks a long-awaited return of the artist to the exhibition halls of the museum. Moholy-Nagy was one of the first artists to be collected and exhibited in what was originally called the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, thanks to the vision of Hilla Rebay, Solomon R. Guggenheim’s artistic advisor.
Each year CIMA’s fellows select a favorite work from the exhibition and prepare a short video presentation. Enjoy these Giorgio Morandi videos!
CIMA’s mission to promote the appreciation of modern Italian art on the international stage reverberates louder than ever as New York City sees a proliferation of Italian modern and contemporary art this spring.
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.