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Cortona: The Dawn of the Etruscan Princes
FLORENCE  •  Museo Archeologico di Firenze  •  8 October 2013 - 31 July 2014
 

Excavation campaigns in the Archaeological Park of Cortona have uncovered the objects of the second funerary circle of Sodo, made up of more than 15 intact graves dating between the end of the Seventh Century and the beginning of the Sixth Century BC that have undergone restoration. On display in the exhibition Cortona: The Dawn of Etruscan Princes, they aim at offering a journey that brings visitors 2700 years back until the dawn of the Etruscan civilization in Cortona.

2700 years ago, Cortona was a multi-cultural centre, with Umbrian, Italic and Etruscan features, but also open to the charm of Greek and Eastern culture.

The exhibition is accompanied by a scientific catalogue.



Contact: Museo Archeologico di Firenze
Via della Colonna, 38
Florence, Italy 50121

Tel: (39) 055 23 575

Frida Kahlo
ROME  •  Scuderie del Quirinale  •  20 March - 31 August 2014
 
 
Curated by Helga Prignitz-Poda, the Scuderie del Quirinale hosts an exhibition on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a symbol of the artistic avant-garde and of the exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century.


Scuderie del Quirinale Website


Contact: Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio 16
Rome

Tel: (39) 06 69 62 71

João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva: Papagaio
MILAN  •  HangarBicocca  •  12 June - 26 October 2014
 
 
The exhibition is devoted to the artistic duo whose presence at the latest Venice Biennale revealed their ability to use the language of cinema and installations in a unique, original manner. The exhibition winds its way through different settings and includes a large number of works made between 2004 and 2014, with many movies on film, three Camera Obscura installations (environments that recall the origins of cinema and photography) and a small cinema. The artists have produced ten new works for the exhibition, including a film shot on the archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe, a former Portuguese colony in the Gulf of Guinea.

João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva are an artistic duo who have been working together since 2001, producing films, sculptures, photographs, installations and anthologies of texts that they themselves describe as “poetic-philosophical fiction”. Together with their work as visual artists, they also published a philosophical journal called Efluvio Magnetico.

HangarBicocca Website


Contact: HangarBicocca
Via Privata Chiese 2
Milan, Italy
Tel: (39) 02 66 11 15 73

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Mario Testino in Elliott Hundley’s studio, New York, 2008 Photographed by Elliot Hundley
Mario Testino : Works from the Mario Testino Collection
TURIN  •  The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli  •  17 May - 14 September 2014
 
 
Curated by Neville Wakefield, Somos Libres II features works from Testino's personal art collection, including artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Glenn Ligon, Jonathan Monk, Ugo Rondinone, Cindy Sherman, Adriana Varejão, and Andy Warhol. For the past two decades we have come to understand the world of Mario Testino through his photography. While the images he creates with the camera are known to the world, the art that he collects which inspires him has remained largely private. Somos Libres II – translated from Spanish meaning “We Are Free” - was presented for the first time in 2013 at MATE, Mario Testino’s cultural institution in Lima, Peru.

The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Website


Contact: Lingotto
Via Nizza, 230/103
10126 Torino
Tel: (39) 011 00 62 713

The Garden of Paradise
MILAN  •  Poldi Pezzoli Museum  •  23 May - 1 September 2014
 
 
The Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan presents a special exhibition, curated by Michael Franses, to celebrate the restoration of one of its greatest works of art: the Imperial Paradise Park Carpet of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli. Made 450 years ago in Central Iran, this is one of the few complete carpets that survive today in almost pristine condition. Its colours are as fresh as the day it was made in the royal workshops by order of Shah Tahmasp (reigned 1524–1576) as an imperial gift. To complement this carpet the museum exhibits seven fragments from other superb 16th-century Persian carpets from Italian collections. Also included, from its own collection, is the famous Hunting carpet from the first half of the 16th century.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli Website


Contact: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Via Manzoni 12
20121 Milano Italia
Tel: (39) 027 94 889



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