Ruggero Savinio: Reflections on his Father


April 25, 2018

Join us for a special evening with Ruggero Savinio, son of the artist, in conversation with CIMA Fellow Giulia Tulino, sharing memories of his father and his uncle Giorgio de Chirico (subject of CIMA’s 2016-17 exhibition season), insights into his father’s practice, and how his father’s work shaped him as an artist.

Please note this conversation will be presented in Italian, with Sara Fruner serving as translator.



Program schedule:

6pm – registration and viewing of Alberto Savinio

6:20pm – conversation program, followed by Q&A

7:30pm – program concludes, viewing of exhibition

8pm – doors close

Ruggero Savinio (b. 1934) is a painter and writer and the head of the Archivio Savinio. After graduating in literature from La Sapienza in Rome, he lived for many years in Paris, returning to settle in Rome in the mid-1980s. His work has been shown in numerous galleries at home and abroad, and in 2012 he was given a solo exhibition at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome.

Giulia Tulino received her Ph.D. in contemporary art history from La Sapienza, University of Rome, in 2017 for her dissertation, La galleria dell’Obelisco e il surrealismo a Roma 1940-1960, and has published two additional essays about the gallery. Since 2015, Tulino has been curator of the Jacorossi Collection, Rome, which holds over three thousand art works of Italian contemporary art. She is also currently curator at MUSIA, Rome.

Sara Fruner is a writer, editor, and literary translator living and working in New York. A contributor to La Voce di New York, she is also a published poet, founder of a blog on cinema, and a freelance commissioning editor and literary translator for Giunti Editore and other publishing houses in Italy.