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ITALY NEWS # 38 - December  14, 2007

 Gauguin in Rome

Rome - Through February 3, 2008  


A large exhibit is dedicated to one of the world's most popular artists in the beautiful “Complesso del Vittoriano” in Rome. The Gauguin exposition pulls 150 of the great artist masterpieces together from more than fifty collections in the world wide. The exhibition explores many unknown aspects of the iconography of the French artist. However due to Gauguin’s constant travels to the pacific his works, including paintings, ceramics, drawings and sculptures offer the idea of an artist from somewhere else.

Umbria Jazz Winter Festival

Umbria, Orvieto – Dec. 28th  – Jan. 1st


The 15th edition of the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival, will take place in the magnificent Etruscan-Roman city of Orvieto. This year an incredible array of Italian and international jazz musicians and singers will be “swinging” at the Mancinelli Theatre (a significant example of Neoclassic architecture - known for its wide stage and perfect acoustics), at the Gothic cathedral “Il Duomo”, and at many restaurants and piazzas around the town. There will also be jazz workshops and lots of creative hands-on musical laboratories.



Davide Cantoni

Napoli, Galleria Blindarte arte contemporanea - Through January 11, 2008

Davide Cantoni presents at Blindarte contemporanea his new "burnt drawings” and acrylic "whites" on canvas. Based on images published in the New York Times, the Cantoni’s drawings are interpretations of real life scenes, symbols of events that mark our times. A few of the paintings draw from images published on the cover of the New York Times, while others represent abstract concepts.


Gilbert & George

Torino, Museo d’arte Contemporanea del Castello di Rivoli - Through January 13, 2008

This English Duo, artistically inseparable for over 40 years in the search and experimentation under the sign of irony and irreverence, lands in Turin. The exhibition was designed by the artists and gives participants the opportunity to follow the couple’s creative process from the ‘70s to today. On display about 150 artworks, including some of the most recent ones, inspired by the terrorism acts in London.



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