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Italian contemporary art in New York



Italian contemporary art in New York

The opening of CIMA (Center for Italian modern art) first, followed by Magazzino Italian Art (to which is dedicated the photo exhibition currently on view at the Institute) shows confidence about the interest for Italian art from early 1900s to contemporary art. In this respect, the extensive exhibition dedicated to Burri at the Guggenheim Museum in 2015 has given an important positive signal.

But has contemporary Italian art, in reality, a considerable weight and importance in the panorama of the most important international biennials, on the market, and among art’s collectors of New York?

The presence of a large community of Italian artists in the city, to which the ICI has several times contributed to shed a light on, and the role that many Italian scholars and curators have in New York Institutions and in Art Galleries have an impact on the relevance of and the consideration for our artistic production?

The question is not rhetorical and we asked for an opinion not only from Giorgio Spanu and Nancy Olnick, the masterminds behind the Magazzino’s extraordinary project, but also from a protagonist of the art market as Valentina Castellani, independent art dealer and former director of Gagosian, from a curator, Ian Alteveer, of Met Museum and from Susan Hapgood Executive Director of ISCP, The International Studio & Curatorial Program, a Brooklyn-based residency organization for artists.
Moderator: Massimo Gaggi.


Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of New York