Istituto Di Cultura - Los Angeles

Events

Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses
Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s MusesFriday, March 03, 2017 → Monday, July 31, 2017

The Norton Simon Museum presents an intimate exhibition examining Pietro Rotari (1707–1762), an illustrious Italian artist who found success and fortune in Vienna and beyond, ultimately becoming court painter to Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses brings together eight paintings ...

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Artists from the Accademia
Artists from the Accademia Tuesday, April 11, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the California State University (CSU) Program in Florence, this exhibit includes digital prints of works by artists who teach art courses at the Accademia that are also part of the CSU studio curriculum. Opening reception: Tuesday, May 9, 5-6:30pm. Organized by Dr. Irina D. Costa...

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The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views
The Lure of Italy: Artists' ViewsTuesday, May 09, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal clear light of Venice, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists for centuries. Painters and draftsmen have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in the deep history and culture. Visiting from France, England, the Netherlands, and...

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Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century EuropeTuesday, May 09, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

From Paris to Madrid and Vienna to London, from the Doge's Palace to St. Peter’s Square, Europe’s most iconic cities and monuments have played host to magnificent ceremonies. During the golden age of view painting in the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned artists such as Canaletto an...

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Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space
Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space Sunday, June 04, 2017 → Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bringing together five decades of work—from her early Arte Povera experiments, to the enigmatic heads and faces created in the 1980s and 1990s, to more recent installations—this exhibition explores the prodigious talent and influence of Marisa Merz (Turin, Italy, 1926) and is the first retrospective of her wor...

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Emilio Cavallini: Harmony Runs on a Thread
Emilio Cavallini: Harmony Runs on a ThreadWednesday, June 07, 2017 → Friday, August 25, 2017

The show highlights the artistic path of designer Emilio Cavallini, whose fine art comes out of his experience in the modern, technological even industrial field of fashion, elaborated through his deep passion for mathematics and physics. In Cavallini's visual universe harmony runs on a thread -- the same thread that comprises...

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Federico Fellini: Juliet of the Spirits
Federico Fellini: Juliet of the Spirits Thursday, June 29, 2017

In Federico Fellini’s first color feature, the director goes “deliriously and brilliantly bananas with the color” (Stephen Holden, New York Times) to depict the hallucinatory journey of a betrayed housewife in 1960s Italy. Played by Italian screen diva Giulietta Masina, Juliet is one of the many strong femal...

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Vogliamo Tutto: Postwar Italian art
Vogliamo Tutto: Postwar Italian art Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Italian art after World War II experienced a remarkable renaissance as artists began experimenting with traditional forms and styles in provocative ways—from the Arte Povera movement in which everyday materials replaced the stones and precious metals of traditional sculpture, to radical innovations in design. Cur...

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Part I: Artists and Experimental Cinema in Italy 1960 - 1970 at the IIC
Part I: Artists and Experimental Cinema in Italy 1960 - 1970 at the IICThursday, July 13, 2017

On the occasion of the Hammer Museum exhibit Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space this selection of extremely rare short films, including Il Mostro Verde, features Merz’s Living Sculpture, revealing the exciting, eclectic collaborations among painters, poets, directors, and theater actors in 1960s Italy. Fil...

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i Palpiti Festival 2017
i Palpiti Festival 2017Thursday, July 13, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

Among the programs of iPalpiti Artists International, its 20th annual Summer Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles is emerging as one of the nation’s most significant music festivals and the subject of international accolades. The festival this season will include multiple performances by Italian music...

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Vittorio De Sica: Miracle in Milan
Vittorio De Sica: Miracle in Milan Sunday, July 16, 2017

In this Italian neorealist fairy tale, young orphan Totò turns a group of misfits into an inclusive community with the help of an optimistic outlook and a magic dove. When the discovery of oil in the town disrupts their happy existence, they must find a way to regain their freedom. The followup to director Vitto...

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Part II: Artists and Experimental Cinema in Italy 1960 - 1970 at the IIC
Part II: Artists and Experimental Cinema in Italy 1960 - 1970 at the IICThursday, July 20, 2017

On the occasion of the Hammer Museum exhibit Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space this selection of extremely rare short films, reveals the exciting, eclectic collaborations among painters, poets, directors, and theater actors in 1960s Italy. Films by Tonino De Bernardi, Pia Epremian, Alfredo Leonardi and Plinio Martelli...

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Design, Environment, Counter-Environment
Design, Environment, Counter-EnvironmentTuesday, August 08, 2017

Professors Felicity Scott, author of Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after Modernism, and Mark Wasiuta, curator of Environments and Counter-Environments: Experimental Media in Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972, discuss the intersection of countercultural radicalism and Italian New Wave design in the...

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HollyShorts Film Festival, 13th Edition
HollyShorts Film Festival, 13th EditionThursday, August 10, 2017 → Saturday, August 19, 2017

A showcase of the best and brightest short films from around the globe, including Italy! Tickets available HERE. www.hollyshorts.com    

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