Past Events

Elena Brower
January 5, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation

On January 5, 2019, Magazzino will host its first event of the new year in collaboration with Ascend. Please join us for an afternoon of yoga, art and self-reflection with renowned yogi, teacher and author Elena Brower. Guests will explore methods (from her best-selling book/journal, Practice You) for charting a personal course in the new year – one founded on physical, mental and emotional alignment.

Nicholas Tamagna
December 14, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation presented Le Nuove Musiche Fra Passato e Futuro, an hour-long concert program exploring the repertoire from Italy and the Italian diaspora over the course of the 20th century until the present, on December 14, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Organized by renowned opera countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, the singer was joined by Inessa Zaretsky on piano to perform Le Nuove Musiche Fra Passato e Futuro, a contemporary composition that blends famous and forgotten, classic and avant-garde songs expressing the beauty of the Italian language and its rich poetic traditions. 

December 1, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

In celebration of artist Jannis Kounellis (1936 –2017) and the recent publication of the definitive monograph on his career, Jannis Kounellis, Magazzino Italian Art Foundation and Phaidon presented a reception and conversation on Kounellis’ life, work and enduring influence. Curator and author of Jannis Kounellis Philip Larratt-Smith and art historian Bruno Corà discussed Kounellis’ contributions to Arte Povera and beyond in a conversation moderated by Magazzino’s new Scholar-in-Residence, Francesco Guzzetti on December 1, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 pm at Magazzino in Cold Spring, NY.

Danilo Correale
November 17, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation presented the U.S. premiere of Danilo Correale’s award-winning film Diranno che li ho uccisi io (They Will Say I Killed Them). The film draws from Correale’s in-depth research into Italian cinema produced between the fall of fascism and rise of television culture in the 1980s and his subsequent discovery of screenplays that were never realized. Through the reconstruction of fragments of forgotten cinema, Correale investigates different film genres and themes of European colonialism, feminism, class, armed conflict, and religion. Following the film screening, Magazzino Italian Art Foundation hosted a panel discussion responding to the work with the artist, Danilo Correale, project curator and producer Martina Angelotti, artist, writer, and professor Evan Calder Williams, moderated by Italian film specialist Gianluca Pulsoni.

Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Marco Anelli, Magazzino Italian Art, Italian Cultural Institute, Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Marco Anelli
Opening October 11, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C.

Magazzino Italian Art and the Embassy of Italy, Washington D.C. presented the exhibition Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, a three year photographic portfolio by Italian photographer Marco Anelli. The exhibiton featured large-format photographs depicting the different phases of construction alongside portraits of the local workers involved in the project and was opened to the public from October 11 until November 6, 2018 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. The opening reception took place on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 7:00 - 8:00pm. 

Panel Discussion, October 11, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C.

On the occasion of the International Day of Italian Contemporary Art (October 11, 2018) organized by the Italian Contemporary Art Museum Association (AMACI), Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, the Embassy of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, DC presented New Directions: Italian Contemporary Art in the United States, a dynamic conversation on the current state of contemporary Italian art with art historian and curator Ilaria Bernardi, artist Massimo Bartolini, and Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, co-founders of Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, a museum in the Hudson Valley dedicated to exhibiting and advancing scholarship on post-war and contemporary Italian art. The panel took place from 6:00 - 7:00pm, doors opened to the public at 5:30pm.

Group Show
Opening September 25, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Magazzino Italian Art and the Italian Cultural Institute in New York presented Young Italians, a group exhibition featuring twelve Italian Contemporary artists, curated by Ilaria Bernardi. The opening of the exhibition took place on September 25, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Young Italians was conceived as a 50th anniversary tribute to the show of the same name, curated by Alan Solomon, which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Jewish Museum in New York in 1968, featuring the work of twelve young Italian artists of that time. The exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute, which was on view from September 25 until November 1, 2018, featured twelve Italian artists, under the age of 40, all of whom were either born, grew up in or currently work in Italy. Also included were Italian artists who have moved to New York, in order to examine the extent to which Italian culture is present in their work and the interplay between exact location and displacement.

Filmgoers enjoy 'Troublemakers—The Story of Land Art.' Photo by Alexa Hoyer © 2018
September 7, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

If you missed Cinema in Piazza, don't worry, there is another chance to attend! We hope to see you again on Friday, September 7 at 7:00pm for Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art.

For all of those who purchased tickets on Eventbrite, please show your ticket at the door, and if you would like to purchase a ticket for the re-screening you can do so here.

July 13-14 | July 20-21 | July 27-28, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art in collaboration with Artecinema and the Cold Spring Film Society presented ​​Cinema in Piazza, ​a series of twelve films over six weekend nights beginning Friday, July 13, and every Friday and Saturday until July 28. The selection, curated by Laura Trisorio and Vittorio Calabrese, included films about Piero Manzoni, Arte Povera artists Jannis Kounellis, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and the international artists Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, and the Land Artists.

The mixed selection of films about these Italian and international Post-war artists, including several artists whose work is on view at Magazzino, pay tribute to the historical exhibition, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land Art, curated by Germano Celant at the Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna in Turin in 1970.

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Marco Anelli
Book Signing & Opening June 1, 2018, 5:30 - 8:00pm

The Alice Curtis and Desmond Fish Library

Magazzino Italian Art presented the book signing event of Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, a three year photographic portfolio by Italian photographer Marco Anelli, commissioned by Magazzino founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. 

Published by Skira Rizzoli in 2017 and designed by Waterhouse Cifuentes Design, the book illustrates Anelli’s portfolio documenting the construction of Magazzino, an art warehouse in Cold Spring, New York conceived by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo. The balanced beauty of Anelli’s photographs captures the passing of time and the fleeting feeling of impermanence with a distinguished calmness and serenity. The book features essays by Manuel Blanco, Alberto Campo Baeza and Marvin Heiferman.  

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