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.
CIMA Travel Fellow Valeria Federici describes the making of Forte Prenestino—a former military fort in Rome—into a site for art and activism. This research forms part of her PhD dissertation for Brown University.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.