29 January 2019 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are thrilled to be hosting our first event in partnership with Rizzoli Bookstore NYC!

All are welcome to join us for an evening dedicated to the presentation of our 2018–19 exhibition catalogue for Metaphysical Masterpieces, 1916–1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà.  The evening will begin with a conversation between artist, writer, and co-editor of Hyperallergic Weekend, Thomas Micchelli, and CIMA fellow, Erica Bernardi, followed by a reception.

This event is free and open to the public! No registration required.

Erica Bernardi received her Ph.D. from the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice. Her research focuses on Franco Russoli, the art historian, museologist, and director of the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan; most recently she published the book Senza utopia non si fa la realtà. Scritti sul museo 1952–1977, based on her PhD dissertation. She is currently the curator of the Franco Russoli archive and collection, as well as collaborating with the Brera on historical research projects, and coordinating a work team regarding contemporary museology for ICOM – Italy.

After a specialization thesis on Gaudenzio Ferrari and the North Italian Renaissance, she ended up studying the criticism of the twentieth century—catalyzed by her work with Russoli’s archive. Her first project was the catalogue of La Raccolta Berenson (1962); during an internship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University, she developed what became La nascita del Fogg museum nella corrispondenza Forbes-Berenson (1915–1928). She also catalogued and put online historical photographs from Berenson’s family archive.

During the fellowship Erica will examine the figure of Lamberto Vitali, as a critic and art collector, in relation to those artists he especially appreciated and which are featured in CIMA 2018–19 Metaphisical Masterpiecesexhibition: Morandi, Carrà and Sironi.

Thomas Micchelli is an artist, writer, and co-editor of the online critical review Hyperallergic Weekend. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited at such New York venues as Centotto; Studio 10; Life on Mars; Outlet; Norte Maar; Schema Projects; and Leslie Heller Workspace; and at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York. He has served as a visiting artist and critic at Hunter College; Pratt Institute; Maryland Institute College of Art; AICAD New York; RU Residency; and elsewhere.

In addition to Hyperallergic, his writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, NY Arts, and Art21, and in exhibition catalogues for Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway; ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; and AB-ANBAR, Tehran, Iran; as well as the New York galleries Cheim & Read; Betty Cuningham; Life on Mars; and Derek Eller.

Most recently, he has contributed essays to Maria Bussman: Allerdings (Passagen Verlag, 2018); Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors (The Drawing Center, 2017); Richard Jochum: Endless Bodies of Work (Kiesler Foundation, 2017); Brenda Goodman: In a New Space (David & Schweitzer Contemporary, 2017); Cordy Ryman: Free Fall (Tower 49 Gallery, 2016), and to a forthcoming monograph on Alice Trumbull Mason (Rizzoli, Fall 2019).




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