Last year Paola Antonelli, curator of the architecture and design department of MoMA, wanted them at the XXII Triennale di Milano "Broken Nature", to exhibit Ore Streams: an investigation on the use and disposal of metal resources commissioned by the NGV triennial of the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia,and accompanied by a collection of f...

Last spring, the Palazzo dei Pio in Carpi, in Emilia Romagna presented the new Pinacoteca di Carpi, the result of restoration and rearrangement work in the so-called Stanze del Vescovo (Bishop's Rooms), located in the building that connects the central Renaissance portion of the Palazzo with the 15th century Torrione degli Spagnoli. For this import...

During 2020, on the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of his death, Raphael Sanzio will be celebrated with a number of events, exhibitions, debates, studies and publications truly out of the ordinary. Every area of his activity, every city in which he lived and every place where he worked will be involved in a total retrospective that will...

Built for the Galleria GiĆ² Marconi in Milan, where a solo show of Pomodoro was held in 1995, in 1997 the Labyrinth was exhibited in the Medici Palace of San Leo in the Rimini province, Emilia Romagna. The atmosphere is inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, the first epic poem in human history, engraved on eleven clay tablets in cuneiform characters. D...

Born in Orani (Nuoro) in 1911, sixth of ten children, Nivola experienced in his childhood the difficult life of a poor family in rural Sardinia in the early twentieth century. From a young age, in 1926, he was hired as an apprentice by the painter Mario Delitala for the decoration of the Aula Magna of the University of Sassari. The departure from h...

Crossing the threshold of the new Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Pisa gives the sudden sensation of feeling elsewhere. Yet, the building of the ancient Episcopal Seminary is also located in the crowded Piazza del Duomo. After five years of work, from the 3000 square meters of the renovated museum emerge the cultural interweaving and the skill of the...

The story that leads to what promises to be one of the most important exhibitions of the 2020 season in Italy and beyond, starts from a contested will, shameful accusations, false claims: a fratricidal war for the billionaire legacy of Prince Alessandro Torlonia who died in 2017, which won media popularity and also involved the immense artistic her...

Giulio Pippi De Iannuzzi, known to Art History as Giulio Romano, probably born in Rome in 1492, was Raphael's most famous and gifted pupil. He was trained in the workshop of the Urbino area, which now we know to have been a sort of pole of the arts where every artistic expression, from sculpture to painting, from engraving to ceramics, was managed...

On November 13, 1895, the English writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in the Reading prison in London on charges of obscene acts because of his homosexual relationship with Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, known as Bosie. Three years later Wilde was in Taormina where he took refuge at the Hotel Victoria, attracted by the atmosphere made famous throughout E...

The Church of Sant'Agostino in Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna, an impressive sixteenth-century building designed by Bernardino Panizzari and overlooking the "Stradone Farnese" of the city, rises to a new life under the banner of contemporary art. Owned by the State Property Office, the church, which was deconsecrated until the 1980s, has been used for...