Red Regatta is an independent public art project created by artist Melissa McGill that will activate Venice’s lagoon and canals with large-scale regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats hoisted with hand-painted red sails. Unfolding in multiple parts from May through November 2019 over the duration of the 58th Venice Biennale, the Red Regatta convenes more than two hundred and fifty Venetian partners working closely with the artist, ranging from local sailors and artisans to art students, to present an unprecedented spectacle that calls awareness to the central issues that face Venice and its residents today: the displacement of local inhabitants due to the imminent threat of climate change and sea level rise and mass tourism to the region.
September 21, 2019
Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, founders of Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in New York, were recognized by the jury of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize with the Veneto Region Special Award for their commissioning of Miguel Quismondo of MQ Architecture for the museum, which opened in 2017. The prestigious Dedalo Minosse International Prize—which consists of four main awards and twelve special awards—is promoted by ALA Assoarchitetti in collaboration with the Veneto Region and the Municipality of Vicenza. The special award was presented to Olnick and Spanu during a ceremony held on September 21 at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, and was accepted by Miguel Quismondo and Giorgio Vigna on their behalf.
September 12, 2019
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gianfranco Gorgoni (Bomba 1941 – New York 2019), a renowned Italian photographer who was best known as a documentarian.
July 20, 2019
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marisa Merz (1926-2019). The sole woman associated with the Arte Povera movement, Merz was a trailblazer amongst her male colleagues. She was a integral contributor to Arte Povera, but her work and approach also significantly diverged from the movement and its spirit, making hers a vital practice to examine and one that helps us more completely tell the story of Arte Povera.
Happy New Year from all of us at Magazzino Italian Art! We wish all of our friends near and far a wonderful, happy and healthy 2019.
Magazzino Italian Art Foundation today announced the opening of its new Research Center and the appointment of Francesco Guzzetti, its first Scholar-in-Residence. Advancing Magazzino’s mission to promote the study and appreciation of Italian Postwar and Contemporary art, the Research Center will create new opportunities for scholarly research and critical assessment.
Congratulations to Magazzino Italian Art co-founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, this year’s recipients of the General Israel Putnam Trailblazer Award! The award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions within the Putnam County community, was presented at the annual Putnam History Museum Gala held at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Magazzino Italian Art co-founder Nancy Olnick was published in The Brooklyn Rail on September 4, 2018. Enjoy her article on Poverista Luciano Fabro here!
Cav. Giorgio Spanu was awarded the Insignia of Knight of the Italian Republic by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States of America, His Excellency Armando Varricchio. The ceremony took place on board the Italian Frigate Alpino, moored at Pier 88 in New York City, during the celebration and anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Italy on June 2, 2018.