Magazzino Italian Art is proud to present a short film titled Nivola: Sandscapes, by Domenico Palma, which provides a behind-the-scenes look into the exhibition Nivola: Sandscapes, currently on view at Magazzino Italian Art until January 10, 2022. The film features interviews with the curator of the show and Magazzino Italian Art's 2020-21 Scholar-in-Residence Teresa Kittler and Magazzino's Director Vittorio Calabrese.
The short film shows a behind-the-scenes look into the installation of the exhibition Nivola: Sandscapes, which explores the artist’s pioneering process of sandcast sculpting. Featuring a selection of approximately 50 works from the early 1950s to the 1970s, including sandcast reliefs, carved concrete sculptures, and rarely seen maquettes of his most important architectural commissions, this focused presentation will examine the artistic process, range of influences, and notable impact that Nivola had on modern urban architecture and design.
Costantino Nivola’s pioneering sandcast reliefs, concrete sculptures, and rarely seen architectural maquettes will be on view at Magazzino Italian Art from May 8, 2021 until January 10, 2022 in Gallery 8. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Nivola Foundation and the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., and provides a rare opportunity to explore the innovative techniques of the modernist sculptor.
Join us at Magazzino Italian Art for a day of presentations and conversations in conjunction with Nivola: Sandscapes. The program will take place in Gallery 8 and will include three presentations by four speakers including Alastair Gordon, critic, curator, cultural historian and author; Lindsay Caplan, Assistant Professor of Art History at Brown University; Roger Broome, architect, and Steven Hillyer, Director of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive at The Cooper Union, that examine aspects of Nivola’s life.
Magazzino Italian Art in collaboration with Ilisso present a film overviewing the life and practice of Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, focusing on his unique process of sandcast sculpting.