Past Events

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.

September 7, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Magazzino Italian Art

For those who missed Cinema in Piazza, there was another chance to attend on Friday, September 7 at 7:00pm for Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art.

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

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation 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.

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.  

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.​

Alessandro Piangiamore
Opening May 1, 2018, 5:30 - 8:00pm

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò presented Marango, Siclian artist Alessandro Piangiamore's first solo exhibition in the United States, curated by Vittorio Calabrese. In collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art, New York, and Magazzino Arte Moderna, Rome, the show began May 1, 2018 with an opening reception from 6:00 - 8:00pm.
 

Group Show
Opening March 10, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Garrison Art Center

The Garrison Art Center, in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art, presented an exhibition featuring works from Italian contemporary artists Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi and Remo Salvadori. The exhibition was on view in the Riverside Galleries March 10 through April 8, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 10 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

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.

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