SOLO EXHIBITION BY STEFANO CUSUMANO

September 21st, 2015

In the preface of Stefano Cusumano’s photography book “Informal Venice”, the well-known Venetian writer Renato Pestriniero writes “…the author reached the heart of this meeting point of reality and unreality, otherwise known as Venice… travelling to its roots to capture the synthesis... (more)

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VENICE WITH VIOLET VEINS. LETTERS OF A COURTESAN

September 21st, 2015

Ruxandra Cesereanu is a poetry, prose and essay writer. She is a professor at the Arts Faculty in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and is a member of the Research Centre on the Imaginary “Phantasma”, for which she organises a creative writing workshop. She is... (more)

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SOCIAL EVOLUTION OF VENETIAN TOPONYMY

September 21st, 2015

Rightly or wrongly, toponymy is seen as a sterile and boring sector. The Serenissima society has sought to create something truly original in this area, which is different from coeval cities on this continent. At the start of the Middle Ages, toponymy... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY ADINA PLUGARU

September 21st, 2015

Pictures produced by children, simple and minimalist, are able to tell us about the world around them, their affections and their desires. The most recent work by Adina Plugaru is inspired by the pictorial world produced by a group of children (with... (more)

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THE MYTH OF THE ISTHMUS BETWEEN NATURE AND HISTORY

September 21st, 2015

Beniamino D’Errico and Caterina Giovanna Zizzi present their book “Le città dell’istmo calabrese: Catanzaro e Lamezia Terme” (“the cities on the Calabrese isthmus: Catanzaro and Lamezia Terme”). This book is packed full of fascination and curiosity, recounting the history of two cities... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY LODOVICO BERARDINELLI GALVAGNA

September 21st, 2015

Living and depicting nature, not as a spectator but feeling at one with its strength and vitality. Liberating, on canvas, colours and markings which follow the unstoppable engine of regeneration and continuous new creation. “Why do I depict nature in an abstract... (more)

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JACOPO TERENZIO: “MALAMORE”

September 21st, 2015

It would be too simplistic to give an overview of the book “Malamore” by calling it an epistolary novel. The work not only resurrects an old genre, giving it a modern twist through emails and text messages, but also provides us with... (more)

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FEDERICO FONTANELLA “VENETIAN STORIES AND WRITINGS”

September 21st, 2015

This book, dedicated to his wife Leda, is entitled “Racconti e Scritti Veneziani” (“Venetian stories and writings”), because in each and every piece of writing, Venetian things and places are spoken of; either that or things which evoke Venice and its enduring... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY LEONARDO D’ESTE

September 21st, 2015

Contemporary (or modern) art? No thank you! It is better to travel back in time and search, in a distant past, for other points of reference. You can look at the portraiture of masters like Velasquez, Tiziano or perhaps Sargent. This is... (more)

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MASCHIO ALFA

September 21st, 2015

Presentation of the book of Marco Petrini – el squero editions – with musical accompaniment by Rosario de Filippis and reading by Donatella Cipolato. Their territory is the lagoon, their weapon the oar, their horse a boat … Presentation by David Livieri.

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ANITA MENEGOZZO “STARTI TRA LE MANI” (“IN YOUR HANDS”)

September 21st, 2015

Anita Menegozzo was born in 1961, is married and has a 25-year-old daughter; she wrote at a very young age but stopped aged 16. She started again aged 50 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and having suffered disappointments in the world... (more)

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IO NO-EX IO

September 21st, 2015

When poetry meets anorexia. A reading and discussion on one of the most pressing and difficult issues of our time, with the poet Valeria Raimondi, the writer of “IO NO-EX IO” (a title evoking the origins of the word “anorexia”), published by... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY SARA CASAL

September 21st, 2015

“I have always drawn. I have been painting for more than ten years. I love nature, people and poetry. My art is the way in which I express my desire to live. Sometimes I sing about love, other times I yell against... (more)

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THE VENETIAN POPULATON IN NINETEENTH CENTURY

September 21st, 2015

Without a shadow of a doubt, the XIX century was by some distance the most dark and miserable period of what was previously known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice. When thinking about what followed the fall of the state in... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY ALESSANDRO ANGELI

September 21st, 2015

In recent times, we have been hearing Alessandro Angeli being mentioned more and more when it comes to local amateur photography. The topic of his most recent production is taken from architecture and the urban landscape on the islands of Venice and... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY PAOLA MADORMO “MADO”

September 21st, 2015

For Paola Madormo, art is set against the world around her — good and bad, nature and pollution, the city, energy, technology. It inspires thought, meditation, invention and construction. Whether it is painting, writing or sculpting, artistic research must be fluid, it... (more)

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“THE GRIMANI, GIANTS OF THE VENETIAN RENAISSANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPE’S GREAT ECCLESIASTICAL FAMILIES” – MARCO ZANETTO

January 10th, 2015

The Grimani family, or its Santa Maria Formosa branch at least, are truly paradigmatic of how such a group could rocket to the higher ranks of the clergy in the course of the sixteenth century and, at the same time, cultivate an... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY FRANCESCO DONA’

January 10th, 2015

The decision to seek, and find, the wisdom of painting in the chaos of the present day, recuperating the lessons of the great masters of the past to breathe life into the art of the present; colour, light and brushstrokes reach us... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY SERGIO BOLDRIN

January 10th, 2015

Observing the city, through the eyes of a melancholy jester’s mask that has witnessed (and continues to witness) the fading of his Carnival and, above all, his Venice. An accusatory painting emerging from worried, and worrying brushstrokes that pummel the city’s buildings,... (more)

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“VENICE AND SPICE”

January 10th, 2015

Spices have been among the rarest of commodities since antiquity, and at the end of the Middle Ages nearly all trade in spices passed through Venice. Goods were loaded into ships in the ports of the Middle East to be auctioned at... (more)

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SICILY: THE ISLAND WINES OF “TASCA D’ALMERITA”

January 10th, 2015

Tasca d’Almerita has promoted local culture and appreciation of its local area for almost two centuries. The wines we will be tasting give full oenological expression to four of their Sicilian estates, and will help us appreciate how terroir and microclimate can... (more)

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JOYCE LUSSU AND HO CHI MINH

January 10th, 2015

We present the reissue of the prison diary of Ho Chi Minh, major protagonist of twentieth century history, in Joyce Lussu’s splendid translation. Lussu is one of the leading proponents of the codification and recording of the events that have left their... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY EDOARDO VENEZIANO

January 10th, 2015

Bodies, faces and landscapes that transmigrate to the canvas, recombining in a mental and physical journey that puts at the focus of his research not so much the subject of the painting as much as its making, the paint, the gesture. A... (more)

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NEW FICTION SERIES – LCE EDIZIONI

January 10th, 2015

Paolo Ruffilli presents the new fiction series from LCE Edizioni’s “Biblioteca dei Leoni” imprint, discussing it with publisher Luigi Crivellaro in relation to Paolo Padula’s novel about Venice. Presentation organised by Paolo Ruffilli

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OPIFICIO DEL PINOT NERO – with Marco Buvoli

January 10th, 2015

The story of Marco Buvoli and his Pinot Noir begins in 1997 among the beautiful hills around Vicenza. An opificio is a space in which a craftsman can reflect, create and construct – his workshop, his laboratory. The opificio of Marco Buvoli... (more)

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Plaques and Inscriptions in the Municipality of Venice

January 10th, 2015

Gianni Simionato (Supernova, October 2014) An exhaustive collection of more than a thousand plaques and inscriptions scattered around the city, and also within the limits of Cavallino-Treporti (a municipality formed in 1999), Portegrandi and Dolo, where there are two inscriptions that concern... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY MARINA ZAFFALON

January 10th, 2015

From trees and animals to the miniature world of insects. Nature, “wild and unbridled”, the territory in which we move, seeking to be freed from pure representation and description, to allow instinct and emotion, and thus imagination, to run free. In her... (more)

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A SOCIAL HISTORY OF WINE IN VENICE

January 10th, 2015

Discussion led by Prof. Marco Zanetto. Wine was of great importance on both a human and social level in the Most Serene Republic, and even this aspect of the city’s provisioning was severely regulated by the its political and judicial bodies as... (more)

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RABOSO PIAVE – ITS HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT WITH GIORGIO CECCHETTO

January 10th, 2015

A fascinating session dedicated to Raboso Piave wines, including the fruits of painstaking research into the best woods in which to age this noble, temperamental wine, in the company of the Cecchetto family who have dedicated themselves to Raboso for generations. We... (more)

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