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Art in Context: Italy

  • Hillyer Art Space 9 Hillyer Court Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)


Join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for Art in Context: Italy, a discussion on how contemporary artists in Italy are changing perceptions of Italian art and culture, and the broader socio-economic conditions impacting creative work and partnerships.

Panelists include:

  • Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC.
  • Cianne Fragione, Artist, Educator, and second-generation Italian American.
  • Manuela Dimuccio Gonzalez, Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Steering Committee co-Chair at the World Bank Group and former Event Coordinator at the Italian Cultural Society of Washington, DC.

On view this month at IA&A's Hillyer Art SpaceMARCO BAGNOLI, DOMENICO BIANCHI, REMO SALVADOR: From the Olnick Spanu Collection features work by three artists from the Olnick Spanu Collection who will also be part of the inaugural exhibition at Magazzino Italian Art, a new warehouse art space located in the Hudson Valley, NY. Dedicated to post-war and contemporary Italian art, Magazzino will open to the public by appointment on June 28, 2017. For the exhibition at Hillyer Art Space, Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu have selected Bagnoli, Bianchi, and Salvadori, whose work is imbued with the illustrious history of Italian art as well as a profound understanding of today's world and man’s search for meaning. These artists represent the next generation, following the Arte Poveramovement, who continue to explore the human condition and the greater cosmos, and are an example of the artistic talent flourishing in Italy today. 

The Art in Context series is part of IA&A’s International Partnership Initiative, developed in 2013 to prioritize international work between U.S. arts institutions and their counterparts abroad by creating a forum for discussion and discovery among leaders in the arts, academic, diplomatic, and policy communities. Art in Context showcases artists and cultural organizations in the broader social, economic, and political context in which they exist.

Image: Continuo Infinito Presente by Remo Salvadori, from the Olnick Spanu Collection.