Kenneth Frampton visits Magazzino Italian Art   March 13, 2017

We have been honored to host Kenneth Frampton, one of the world’s leading architecture historians, his wife and renowned artist Silvia Kolbowski, and the Olnick Spanu Art Program artist Massimo Bartolini in Cold Spring last Sunday and to guide them on a special visit of Magazzino Italian Art.

From left to right: Giorgio Spanu, Nancy Olnick, Silvia Kolbowski, Kenneth Frampton

From left to right: Giorgio Spanu, Nancy Olnick, Massimo Bartolini, Kenneth Frampton

Ornaghi & Prestinari exhibition Grigio Lieve is opening at Casa Morandi, Bologna, on January 20, 2017   January 16, 2017

The exhibition Grigio Lieve, curated by Roberto Pinto and featuring works by the Italian artist duo Ornaghi & Prestinari, is opening at Casa Morandi, Bologna, Italy, on January 20, 2017.

The show will be on view at Casa Morandi, the house of Giorgio Morandi, until March 24, 2017 and it arises from the artists’ idea of creating sculptures starting from the shadows in Giorgio Morandi’s paintings. Thanks to the virtual reconstruction of his studio through a special 3D-rendering software, Ornaghi & Prestinari were able to reproduce the paintings settings and their specific object arrangements in order to seize the hidden sights and use them to model object-free shadow cones.

More information about the show can be found here.

Grigio Lieve, 2015, color pigment on hahnemuhle paper, painted wooden artist frame, 14.15 x 11.4 inches, © 2016 Ornaghi & Prestinari.

Based in Milan, Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari have worked together since 2009 and have exhibited their work throughout Italy and Europe. Blending together pictorial and plastic figuration, reflections on key motifs from 20th century Italian modern art, conceptual art and personal experiences, Ornaghi and Prestinari focus their practice on the dualities between thinking and acting, paying particular attention to spontaneous and unpredictable intuitions.
The artists are supported by Magazzino Italian Art, that in October 2016 organized, in collaboration with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana a solo exhibition of their work at Casa Italiana, New York.

CARNET DE MIART in conversation with Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu on Italian Avant-Garde in the USA   December 22, 2016

Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu in conversation with Bianca Stoppani, editor Carnet de Miart, Milano on the main challenges in bringing Arte Povera and Italian Art to a US audience.

Photography by Marco Anelli © 2016

Massimo Bartolini, Conveyance (Vitalia), 2005-2006.
Courtesy of Olnick Spanu Art Program, New York.
Photo: Marco Anelli © 2016

Read the article here.

ARTECINEMA screenings: A Selection of Italian Films on Contemporary Art at Casa Italiana on December 9   December 6, 2016

On December 9, 2016 (6.30 pm – 8.30 pm) Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, in collaboration with ArteCinema and sponsored by Magazzino Italian Art, will be hosting screenings of a selection of Italian Films on Contemporary Art curated by Laura Trisorio.
Among these, at 7.05 pm, the film Posatoi documenting the creation of a site-specific work by Olnick Spanu Art Program artist Francesco Arena, will be shown.

Check the detailed program here

ArteCinema 2016

Artecinema is an international festival of films on contemporary art, established in Naples in 1996 with the objective of making various facets of contemporary art known to the public at large. This objective has been attained by presenting a selection of documentaries of important artists, architects and photographers who have been active during the last fifty years. Biographies, interviews, narrations edited with archival material allow the spectators to gain insight into the world of art and follow the artists at work in their studies or behind the scenes of major international projects and exhibits. Directors and artists are invited to the Festival to personally present their films.

More information can be found here

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Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
24 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: (212) 998-8739

It is the last week to visit Ornaghi & Prestinari exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò   November 30, 2016

It is the last week to visit Ornaghi & Prestinari exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, on view until December 9, 2016.
The show, curated by Vittorio Calabrese and organized in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York and Galleria Continua San Gimignano/ Beijing/ Les Moulins/ Habana, features both sculpture-installations and works on paper and on wood, attesting to Ornaghi & Prestinari’s interest in materials and in new interdisciplinary methods of approach.

Mattino (Morning), 2016, painted wood, alabaster sculpture, photograph courtesy of Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana © 2016 Ornaghi & Prestinari.

Blending together pictorial and plastic figuration, reflections on art history and personal life experiences, Ornaghi & Prestinari invite the viewers into an intimate and delicate universe. Their practice is focused on dualities between thought and action, concept and manual activity, with a particular attention for spontaneous and unpredictable intuitions.

Explore the exhibition reviews here:

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Artnet

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Paper Magazine

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Artinfo

Ornaghi & Prestinari on I-Italy

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Cura Magazine

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Artribune

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Mousse Magazine

Ornaghi & Prestinari on La Voce di New York

Venue: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò

24 W 12TH Street (bet. 5th and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10011

Mon – Fri: 10am-5pm

Further information can be found here