VOLUME 20. NUMBER XI. 2014
New Talents Show a Resurgence of Innovation in Italy.
The Editor’s insight into the entrepreneurial realm of Italy. Recession in Southern Europe has been on the world’s radar for the past year, with Greece and Spain’s economies brinking on insolvency. Italy straddles the line; with its renowned outward cool, the country is perhaps gearing up for that smashing, game-changing save that will surprise everyone.
Letizia Airos’ farewell to Massimo Vignelli
Richard Ginori, the historic porcelain maker located in Florence, recently presented their 2014 table collection in collaboration with Gucci.
In Field of Dogs, Lech Majewski views the world on an intimate level, searching the deep and darkest parts of the mind and exposing them to the audience.
Sponsored by renowned Italian fashion powerhouse Bulgari, the show presented the most comprehensive display on the history of Italian fashion to date.
Luca Parmitano made history this summer when he became the youngest astronaut on a long-term assignment to the 2013 Space Station mission.
Two speeches to the United Nations General Assembly on maintaining the health of the planet’s seas
For centuries the Schiava Turca has eluded interpretation and, to date, no proposed identity for Parmigianino’s mysterious woman has been convincing.
By Alberto ONETTI
Italy’s new business ventures may revive the national economy
By Ludovica ROSSI PURINI
An interview with brain scientist Martin M. Monti
By Tim PARKS
Translating Leopardi for contemporary readers
The list of winners of Italy’s prestigious book award – from its inception to the present
By Barbara ALFANO
A documented eye on Italian immigration to America through art in the 2000s
By William HOPE.
An overview of contemporary Italian films starring the State.
By Federico CAPITONI
11 innovative contemporary composers and their connections to the rich Italian musical tradition.
An interview with the musical artist who calls Rome his home.
By Laura GIACALONE
For the past 45 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, film and video maker, installation artist and visual artist pushing the boundaries of his work. Initially a folk-blues guitarist, he is as responsible as anyone else – and more so than many – for ushering in the blues boom in the U.K. in the late ‘60s.
By Diego CARMIGNANI
Ten masters of the land’s most un-native musical genre
By Domitilla DARDI
Curator of Rome’s MAXXI Museum describes a recent Italian phenomenon and the exhibition it inspired
by Silvana ANNICCHIARICO
An examination of the trailblazing 2007 Triennale Design Museum exhibition The New Italian Design
By Gianluca MARZIANI
A selection of seven contemporary artists out of Italy to note
By Laura GIACALONE
An exploration of Alessandro Baricco’s book the Barbarians – An Essay on the Mutation of Culture
By Barbara ZORZOLI
Creativity, innovation, fantasy, style: keys to success for these six emerging designers
By Rose MINUTAGLIO
Often violent and buzzing with sexual energy, the films of Abel Ferrara reflect the bad boy style their author exudes: rogue, provocative, yet alluring