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ITALY NEWS # 69 - November 13th, 2008

Pisa and the House of Lorraine

Pisa - September 20th, 2008 - December 14th, 2008

The exhibition highlights the features and significance of the rule of the House of Lorraine (1737-1859) in one of the main political and cultural centers of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The beautiful settings of the Palazzo Reale and the Teatro Rossi will be the venue for an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, furnishings, costumes, instruments, maps and documents from private and public collections. The life and taste of the grand ducal court, the far-reaching reforms of an enlightened ruler such as Peter Leopold, the circulation of key cultural themes in an ever wider context, the relationships with the institutions and a modern conception of land management (attested by maps and cadastres from Prague’s State Archives) all hint to a city and district that have come through a long period that spans the Age of Enlightenment and restoration, up until the unification of Italy.

 Carlo Cardazzo - A New Vision of Art

Venezia - 1st November, 2008 – 9th February, 2009

In this 60th anniversary year of Peggy Guggenheim’s collection in Venice, her museum will host an exhibition dedicated to a major figure in Italian and international art of the mid 20th century: Carlo Cardazzo (1908-1963), a Venetian whose centenary is this year and who shared with Peggy Guggenheim his passion for contemporary art. Carlo Cardazzo. A New Vision for Art, is the first exhibition to be devoted exclusively to this enterprising, even volcanic figure: patron, publisher, collector, and dealer. Cardazzo, through the multiplicity of his activities, the originality of his way of navigating the art world and his methods of promoting it, reached a new public, in part through his galleries, and in part through novel cultural strategies.


Tino Sehgal in Milano

Milano - November 11th, 2008 - December 14th, 2008

The Fondazione Nicola Trussardi presents the first major exhibition in Italy of Tino Sehgal in the historical rooms of Villa Reale (Royal Villa), one of the most spectacular buildings in the heart of Milano. With its salons decorated with neo-classical frescos and Imperial style furniture, Villa Reale is one of the city’s most unique examples of 19th century architecture and has been the house of many prominent figures throughout the history of the city of Milano. Napoleon himself lived in this building. Today Villa Reale hosts one the most important art collections in Italy with masterpieces by Antonio Canova, Andrea Appiani, Medardo Rosso and the iconic painting Il Quarto Stato (1901) by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, along with works by Cezanne, Morandi, the Futurists and many others

Torino Triennial

Torino - November 6th, 2008 - February 1st, 2009


The Triennial of Torino aims at displaying the most innovative creations in the field of visual arts. The Triennial is organized by the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, the fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Fondazione Torino Musei. Each edition of the event will be structured in two sections: one showing original experimental works by 50 young artists from all over the world and the second section consisting of two solo exhibitions to celebrate the work of two mid-career artists. The objective is to generate an exchange of ideas about fresh, experimental art by the new generation of artists who are already making their mark on the international scene.

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