from 2013-12-18 to 2014-02-27
The man who devised the exhibitions on the Vitality of the Negative in Italian Art 1960/70 in 1970-71 and Contemporanea, a milestone retrospective, in 1973-74, as well as being the driving force behind the International Art Encounters founded by Graziella Lonardi Buontempo, Achille Bonito Oliva was one of the key figures of the decade, making one of the most important contributions to redefining the role of the critic and of his field of action.
The author of a Project for Death by Poisoning in 1970, a work that offers the spectator an emblematic choice between life and death, Sergio Lombardo has devoted a large part of his research to the influence of psychology and of free will on the definition of reality and on the way it is represented through the language of art.
An art critic and an essayist by trade, Alberto Boatti reconstructs the themes and images of the exhibition entitled Ghenos Eros Thanatos that he curated for Rome art gallery La Salita in 1975.Â The exhibition included work by some of the most important artists active in the city in the 'seventies, but if offered a different interpretation of their work from the approach fashionable at the time, an interpretation developed in the light of the universal themes of birth, eros and death.
One of the leading players in Italian conceptual research, Luca Maria Patella imbues his work - characterised by the use of multiple idioms: conferences, books, magazines, actions, videos and photographs - with a medley of themes pertinent to art and science, to psychology and history and to biography or to an unreal and visionary imagination, setting out to probe the limits and potential of the medium.
Nicola Carrino based his design for Transformable Constructives, sectional modules in iron and steel open to "broad collective participation", on the conception of art as a cognitive action and sculpture as a tool for stimulating awareness.Â Their transformation is seen by the author as an exercise and an invitation to political commitment and action.
A leading player in the art and culture of the international avant-garde, Fabio Sargentini turned his gallery, L'Attico, into a workshop of the most vital forms of artistic expression of the decade, frequently transforming it into a venue for hosting a happening, an action or a performance.Â He grafted contemporary American dance and music onto Italian visual culture, devoting numerous spectacular initiatives to both.Â
Gianfranco Baruchello's work is characterised by a form of experimentation focusing not only on painting or on three-dimensional work but also on the cinema, on installations and on assemblage, along with such heterodox artistic practices as farming, for example.
A theoretician and an art critic by trade, Tommaso Trini is responsible for a number of meticulous and enlightening interpretations of the art and artists that marked the decade.Â He was the man who first dreamt up DATA magazine, both a faithful documentary testimony and a fertile workshop of critiques and of ideas, which he edited in conjunction with Ciacia Nicastro and published from 1971 to 1978.
The artistic career of Salvo, who hails from Sicily but lives in Turin, describes an exemplary curve from an original artistic vocabulary of conceptual origin through to the rediscovery of painting and a reinterpretation of its traditional techniques and iconographies (portraiture, landscape painting, historical painting), initially by adopting the narcissistic common denominator of his own self-portrait.
Agnolo Bronzino non fu solo un pittore di primo piano della Firenze di Cosimo I deâ€™ Medici, ma anche un fine scrittore. Il libro di Geremicca ne ripercorre la produzione poetica, seguendone gli sviluppi e indagandone le ragioni, al fine di ricostruire i rapporti intrattenuti con Benedetto Varchi, Antonfrancesco Grazzini e i letterati dellâ€™Accademia Fiorentina.
GiovedĂ¬ 19 dicembre ore 17,00 il Museo di Roma di Palazzo Braschi ospiterĂ la presentazione del libro di Antonio Geremicca Agnolo Bronzino. Â«La dotta penna al pennel dotto pariÂ», [Collana monografica di Horti Hesperidum], Roma, UniversItalia, 2013.
Allâ€™evento, introdotto da Pier Luigi Mattera, direttore del Museo di Roma, interverranno Simonetta Prosperi Valenti RodinĂ˛ (UniversitĂ di Roma â€śTor Vergataâ€ť, Claudia Chiummo e Patrizia Tosini (UniversitĂ di Cassino). Saranno presenti lâ€™autore, lâ€™editore Manuel Onorati (UniversItalia editrice) e Carmelo Occhipinti (UniversitĂ di Roma â€śTor Vergataâ€ť), ideatore e direttore responsabile della collana.
Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) non fu solo un pittore di primo piano della Firenze di Cosimo I deâ€™ Medici, ma anche un fine scrittore. Il libro di Geremicca ne ripercorre la produzione poetica, seguendone gli sviluppi e indagandone le ragioni, al fine di ricostruire i significativi rapporti intrattenuti dallâ€™artista con Benedetto Varchi, Antonfrancesco Grazzini e i letterati dellâ€™Accademia Fiorentina. Tale ambiente erudito di certo ispirĂ˛ il pittore nellâ€™elaborazione di quel modello di ritrattistica â€śintellettualeâ€ť che gli Ă¨ proprio, e che Ă¨ mirabilmente incarnato dalle effigi dei giovani Lorenzo Lenzi e Ugolino Martelli, ancora della poetessa Laura Battiferri.
from 2013-11-21 to 2014-05-22
from 2013-11-21 to 2014-07-10
Though he paints his surrounding environment, Van Gogh tends to project his own self onto that reality and thus he interprets it through his own feelings, to tell us of a world filtered by emotions. The workshop is a reflection on the symbolic and evocative value of colour, which can also be expressed through the language of mime and gesture.
Lines and dots, simple shapes and colours harmoniously arranged on the painted surface: the abstract artist knows that each colour has a power of its own and the observer's sensations are constantly changing. This is a workshop of echoes and the free association of places, sounds, memories and situations.
Rothko's work consists of large surfaces of intense colour - red, yellow and orange - and immense canvases covered in thin layers of paint, where each layer of colour allows the observer to perceive the layer below. In this workshop we explore the technique used by the artist to train the eye to perceive transparency and depth.
Blue is the colour of the sea, the sky and darkness - some of the most naturally sublime places in the world, yet also some of the most difficult to access. Klein assigns blue the power of involving and guiding the observer in a state of total freedom. This workshop is a full immersion in the colour, leaving our mark on the surface of the canvas and reliving the creative gestures of Klein's Anthropometries.
with the special participation of Professor Luc Montagnier Nobel Prize in Medicine 2008
in collaboration with Fondazione Lelio Luttazzi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Associazione Arte e Vita
The ageing process and its related diseases are influenced by genetic, social, cultural, environmental and biological factors. Some age-related physical changes are obvious: increasing wrinkles, graying hair, and additional weight around the midsection, for instance. But many changes, such as the gradual loss of bone tissue and the reduced resiliency of blood vessels, go unnoticed, even for decades. Even though you're not aware of them, they're happening, nevertheless. Knowing how and why your body changes with age will help you discourage alterations in cell, tissue, and organ function that slow you down. This knowledge will also help you take steps to stop the development of conditions such as diabetes and eye disease that are more common with advancing age. Nowadays, Preventive Medicine is an important tool for monitoring your health. It includes services such as routine exams, care for acute illnesses and conditions, and screenings. Early detection of serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and hypertension can improve health outcomes and lower health care costs. Preventive medicine includes interventions that may be applied to protect and preserve health: new ways for prevention, diagnosis. Its aim is to use this knowledge in an integrated way to improve the health of those who are the less fortunate agers, by better prevention, care and cure.
Program: New frontiers in preventive medicine: from the scientific research the secrets to live an healthy ageing
Science and Medicine in the Prevention of Chronic Diseases Professor Luc Montagnier Immunologist, Virologist, discoverer of the HIV virus. Nobel prize in Medicine 2008.
Preventive Medicine in Modern Women: How to Prevent Ageing and Reduce Oxidative Stress Dr. Stefania Piloni Gynecologist, expert in Phytotherapy , Reproductive Medicine, Gynecological, Endocrinology, Homoeopathy.
Chairwoman Margherita Enrico journalist and writer, author of the new book "La Scienza della Giovinezza. Come ridurre etĂ biologica, peso e stress" (The Science of Youth. How to Reduce Biological Age, Weight and Stress)
from 2013-10-24 to 2013-12-19
Conferenza a cura di Cesare Silvi
La presentazione vuole invitare alla riflessione su quanto tempo e quanta intelligenza umana siano stati necessari, dal momento che ha cominciato a diffondersi la leggenda degli specchi ustori di Archimede, prima di arrivare, allâ€™inizio di questo terzo millennio, a costruire nellâ€™assolato deserto californiano del Mojave, la centrale solare di Ivanpah, la piĂą grande al mondo per produrre vapore ed elettricitĂ dallâ€™energia irradiata dal Sole.
Per approfondimenti leggi gli articoli del "Gruppo per la storia dell'energia solare":
Al via negli USA il grande solare termodinamico sulle aree pubbliche federali
Pionieri in primo piano: Giovanni Francia (1911-1980)
Storia del vapore e dell'elettricitĂ dal calore del sole con specchi piani o quasi piani: possibilitĂ esplorate dagli scienziati italiani sin dall'Ottocento
Claudio Parisi Presicce
After decades of civil war, new values began to spread with the Augustan age, permeating society and the artistic taste of the era.Â Thus such concepts as pax, felicitas temporum and pietas, idyllic images of a world devoid of war and weapons in which peace and justice might reign unchallenged in an eternal springtime, began to play a central role.Â Decorative motifs such as clusters of fruit and vegetables, spiralling acanthus leaves, animals and peasant farmers immersed in bucolic landscapes designed to evoke abundance and prosperity, became all-pervasive both on monuments erected on public soil and on moveable objects of the highest quality intended for adorning private residences and even for accompanying the Roman faithful on their final journey to the underworld.
from 2013-09-16 to 2014-06-30