Remembering Irving Sandler (1925-2018)

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 visits ANOTHER SPACE in Chelsea

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.

Meet CIMA’s new fellows!

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.

Francis Picabia Reconsidered at MoMA

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.

Arte Povera Comes to the US: Germano Celant at the Center for Italian Modern Art

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.