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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the article here.
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.
Check the detailed program here.
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, 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:
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.