Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 79 - March 11th, 2009



Caserta - April 4th- April 13th, 2009

A journey through the neoclassical itineraries of Campania, to rediscover architecture by Vanvitelli: from the Caserta Royal Palace to the Miglio d’Oro Villas, to Portici, to the Casina del Fusaro to finish with the aqueduct of Valle di Maddaloni. The event is part of the cultural initiative “Viaggio nelle Emozioni-Journey through Emotions” organized by the Office of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Campania Region.


Faenza - April 17th -19th, 2009

Festival dell’Arte Contemporanea in Faenza aims to be a place where art is given the time and space it deserves to be enjoyed, heard and understood. At the basis of the festival is the belief that, in order to understand contemporary art, it is crucial to slow down and take the time to ponder and reflect. In an age when art is force fed, the Faenza Festival aims to be the exception and to promote the creative exchange between artists and art lovers, between the ordinary and thought evolution.



Aosta - November 29, 2008 - April 26, 2009



Futurism was an art movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It was largely  an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia, England and elsewhere. 

The exhibition celebrates the birth of Futurism and displays a rich selection of works by Italian artists highlighting those aspects that characterized the movement in an effort to understand the distribution and penetration of the intellectual and artistic communities of the time within the Italian regions. Even after the centenary of the Futurist Manifesto, Futurism is considered still one of the most interesting modern art movements.


Bolzano - January 16 - April 19, 2009


Museion in Bolzano hosts the first monographic exhibition of Mike Kelley’s works ever installed in Italy. Kelley is a leading key figure in the contemporary international art scene and one of the most provocative West Coast artists who has been active as a visual artist, performer and musician. The exhibition centers on a 1995 installation and its evolutions and represents the more poetic and emotional side of Mike Kelley’s production.




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