Past Events

Cristian Chironi
October 12-17, 2021

Springs, NY; New York City; Cold Spring, NY

Magazzino Italian Art will organize a community based performance with contemporary Italian artist Cristian Chironi as part of its bi-annual performance initiative. Building on Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Walking Sculpture (2017) and Marinella Senatore and The School of Narrative Dance (2109), the performance will take place between Springs, NY; New York City; and Cold Spring, NY from October 12-17, 2021. Crowd sourcing will be done via an open call.

November 17, 2020

Consulate General of Italy, New York

The NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs, Consulate General of Italy in New York and Magazzino Italian Art present an outdoor screening of Francesco Simeti’s video work Unrelenting (2020).

Antonio Rovaldi in Conversation with Dr. Steven Handel
March 3, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò

Join Italian artist Antonio Rovaldi and Dr. Steven Handel, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in a discussion on the landscapes and physical and perceptual limits of New York City. Organized by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in collaboration with GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Rovaldi presents two related bodies of work — End. Words from the Margins. New York City, winner of the 5th edition of the Italian Council, and the book, The Sound of the Woodpecker Bill: New York City.

Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis
Opening Reception: September 7, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz

An opening reception took place on September 7 from 5:00 - 7:00pm for the exhibition Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, KounellisMagazzino Italian Art Foundation in partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz presented the first exhibition in the United States to focus on works on paper from the Arte Povera period, which featured a selection of rarely-seen works by Arte Povera artists Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, and Jannis Kounellis curated by Scholar-in-Residence Francesco Guzzetti.

Opening April 30, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University co-presented a solo exhibition and new site-specific work by Renato Leotta. Renato Leotta marked the third collaboration between Casa Italiana and Magazzino and expanded on the two institutions’ mutual commitment to exhibiting the work of contemporary Italian artists in the United States. The opening reception took place on April 30, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Casa Italiana.

Melissa McGill
March 28, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Permanent Mission of Italy at the United Nations

The Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, working in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art Foundation and artist Melissa McGill, presented an exhibition of related and preparatory works to preview McGill’s latest project Red Regatta ahead of its debut in Venice.

Atrium - 02
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.

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. 

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

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation 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.

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

The Alice Curtis and Desmond Fish Library

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation 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.