Past Events

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.

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.

Portrait of Vik Muniz. Photograph by Ben Ruggiero.
Vik Muniz
May 6, 2018, 4:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz inaugurated our Gallery Talk series on May 6, 2018! Renowned for his use of repurposing everyday materials for intricate and heavily layered recreations of canonical artworks, Muniz guided the public through a presentation of his works in dialogue with the pieces from Magazzino's current exhibition, Arte Povera: From the Olnick Spanu Collection.​

December 15, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

On Friday, December 15, 2017, Magazzino Italian Art celebrated the holiday season with a toast to the new year and a concert by The Brasiles Ensemble, a Highlands quintet of delightful voices, accompanied by lute and paino.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sfera di Giornali, Cold Spring, NY.
Michelangelo Pistoletto
November 4, 2017, 12:30pm

Village of Cold Spring, New York

"The performance's main focus is not about the individual conception of it by the artist, but about the fusion and involvement between the people in the artistic world and those you may encounter on the street, who are part of the common and daily life." With these words, Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto addressed one of the main tenets of his recurring Walking Sculpture performance, the latest of which was organized by Magazzino Italian Art on November 4, 2017, down the streets of Cold Spring, New York.

Andrea Mastrovito, NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, NYsferatu, MoreArt
Andrea Mastrovito
September 15, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art introduced its events programming on September 15, 2017, with a special screening of NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century: a hand-animated, silent film by Italian artist Andrea Mastrovito. Captivating a fascinated public for over an hour, the artist’s oeuvre was set to the live musical accompaniment of the Marco Cappelli acoustic trio in the open air of Magazzino’s courtyard.

Inspired by Friedrich W. Murnau’s 1922 Nosferatu film, the Italian artist resurrected this iconic vampire film with a contemporary twist. At a time of political unrest, NYsferatu’s timely plotline depicted the multiple hardships and stereotypes immigrants encounter on a daily basis. Mastrovito captured this principle as a result of basing his visual narratives on his numerous conversations with recent immigrants.