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Diplomatic Network
5 November 2019
Contemporary Art Day kicks off in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka celebrates Contemporary Art Day. To celebrate the Day, for the first time the Italian Embassy organised a series of events in Colombo with the participation of art gallery owner Susanna Orlando of the Galleria di Pietrasanta. Of the two principal events, one was organised in cooperation with one of the most prestigious local art galleries and was […]

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Diplomatic Network
31 October 2019
Kenya chooses ‘Fragments of Nature’ to celebrate Italy’s Contemporary Art Day

The project entitled  ‘Fragments of nature’ marked the 15th edition of the Italian  Contemporary Art Day in Kenya. Promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi, the project enjoyed the participation of Italian and Kenyan conceptual and street artists. The show opened both in Nairobi and in Malindi. In Nairobi, the display featured four works […]

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In detail
22 October 2019
Tel Aviv: art and design on show at the Italian Ambassador’s Residence

The Residence of the Italian Ambassador in Israel opens its doors to the public for a series of guided tours through the collection of artworks, design objects and furnishings decorating the residence, organised as part of the programmes for Contemporary Art Day. The event, promoted by Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti, will offer the opportunity to visit […]

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Diplomatic Network
22 October 2019
Tunis: stages Open Art Week

Exchanging creative experiences between Italian and Tunisian artists to pave the way for partnerships stretching beyond single events. This is the sense of the Open Art Week, a project networking artists and independent exhibition spaces worldwide through the organisation of a travelling Contemporary Art Week, hosted on the platforms of supportive art exhibition spaces cooperating […]

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18 October 2019
Dhaka, a group exhibition to celebrate Contemporary Art Day

The Contemporary Art Day was celebrated in Dhaka with a group exhibition of Italian and Bangladeshi artists organised by the Italian Embassy with the support of the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and in association with the Venice-based publishing company Lightbox. For three days, the artists of the two Countries exchanged ideas and prospects in a number […]

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17 October 2019
Contemporary Art Day: Seoul, from Arte Povera to the present day

The Seoul Italian Cultural Institute organised two events with Fabio Cavallucci, the main curator of the Biennale of City Planning / Architecture in Shenzhen, China to celebrate the 15th Contemporary Art Day.  Cavallucci, former Director of Prato’s Pecci Contemporary Art Centre and of the Contemporary Art Centre in Warsaw, addressed an audience of professionals and students presenting […]

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Diplomatic Network
14 October 2019
The Day of Contemporary Art in Madrid: Marina Ballo Charmet’s gaze

“The background noise of our mind”, a “peripheral vision” that focuses on empty space, on anonymous, inexpressive elements, caught “out of the corner of the eye”: this is Marina Ballo Charmet’s area of research. Her photos and videos focus on forms and objects of our everyday life, captured in their unexpected solitude. The exhibition ‘Fuori campo‘, organized […]

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Events
11 October 2019
Tehran celebrates Italy’s Contemporary Art Day

​The National Museum of Iran is the prestigious setting that the Italian Embassy in Tehran has chosen to showcase two most important works of art by Bijan Bassiri, an Italian-Iranian artist: a sculpture entitled “Meteorite” and “Nottambulo”, a diptyc. The exhibit, curated by Bruno Corà, an art historian and critic and President of the Burri […]

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Events
10 October 2019
Celebrating Italy’s Contemporary Art Day in Hanoi, Vietnam

To mark the Italian Contemporary Art Day, the  Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Hanoi will open its doors to the public on Friday and Saturday next offering visitors an opportunity to admire the art collection the residence hosts.   The collection is composed of 25 works by 18 artists representing different art schools and movements: Carlo […]

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Events
8 October 2019
Madrid celebrates the world of Mario Merz​

​An installation by Mario Merz on display at the Italian Embassy in Madrid inaugurates the “Contemporary Day”. The work, exhibited at the Palacio de Amboage, headquarters of the Embassy, is the ‘overturned bottle’ made available courtesy of the Mario Merz Foundation on the occasion of the retrospective “El tiempo es mudo”, which the Reina Sofía […]

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8 October 2019
Belgrade: “Contemporary Day” dedicated to Luigi Di Sarro

Contemporary Day is an initiative which promotes the world of contemporary art with a special emphasis on Italian culture. ​The Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade participates in this event with an exhibition dedicated to Luigi Di Sarro. The exhibition “Theater in the form of photography ‘, organized on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the […]

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Events
7 October 2019
Open Doors at the Farnesina to mark Contemporary Art Day

An Open Doors Day will be held at the Farnesina on 12 October for the annual edition of Contemporary Art Day, the event now at its 15th edition organised to celebrate and disseminate Italian contemporary art. Promoted by the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums  (AMACI) with the support of the MiBACT, the Day will see all […]

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