La grande mostra di Palazzo Reale: Leonardo di Vinci

Di Rita Capurro

Ancora poche settimane e la mostra di Leonardo a Palazzo Reale chiuderà dopo tre mesi intensi. Un periodo che ha consentito a moltissimi visitatori di poter ammirare un eccezionale numero di opere dell’artista, riunite insieme a costituire una narrazione espositiva affascinante per la sua completezza e capacità di sintesi della complessità.

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Redipuglia: la guerra infinita

Di Giuliano Gaia

Quando si parla di follia umana, ci sono alcuni nomi che si fanno strada nella mente di ognuno, carichi di echi sinistri. Auschwitz, lo sterminio scientifico. Hiroshima, l’Apocalisse a comando. Pol Pot, l’utopia sanguinaria. Dopo averlo visto recentemente, credo che un nuovo nome dovrebbe aggiungersi a questa schiera di incubi: RedipugliaContinue reading

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Il ritorno di Leonardo a Milano

By Enrica Passalacqua

Il 2015 per Milano è un anno d’oro per la riscoperta della sua storia culturale. La volontà di far riemergere la Milano romana, il restyling della Darsena e la creazione del nuovo Museo della Pietà Rondanini ne sono gli esempi più evidenti. Su tutti svetta un nome, Leonardo da Vinci.

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A 100-year-old Rap

By Giuliano Gaia

All the ingredients are present: the ghetto, avoided by the police; the prostitute, young and beautiful and destined for a terrible end; the dirty cop; and the public revolt through angry verse.

Except it is not Los Angeles. It’s Milano, and the year is 1913.

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The Table-Museum at our space, Art in the City

By Giuliano Gaia

The idea of a museum doesn’t immediately come to mind when first presented with the charming tables built by Gianluca Serra, in which everyday objects (mechanical pieces, buttons, coin-operate telephones, compasses, pens, fish hooks) float in transparent resin.

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The Turin Museum of Cinema: A dream for all

If cinema is the dream, then the National Museum of Cinema is a web of dreams.

Maria Adriana Prolo, a young Turinese woman, dreamt of building a grandiose museum of cinema in Turin. An enduring dream, one that experienced ups and downs, various difficulties and numerous venues, and which finally came to fruition in 2000 with its inauguration at the Mole Antonelliana; an inauguration which Prolo, who died in 1991, was unable to witness. Not even Alessandro Antonelli, the architect of the Mole, was able to see his dream of constructing the tallest masonry building in Europe come to life; he died in 1888, a year before the building’s inauguration.

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Imperial War Museum #2: the First World War Galleries

By Giuliano Gaiaphotographs by Stefania Boiano

The new section dedicated to World War I, which was inaugurated on July 19th 2014 – the centenary of the war –  is the highlight of the renovations to the Imperial War Museum in London – which we discussed in a recent article. Even though entrance to the museum is free (as is with all important London museums; a remarkable sign of culture), in order to visit the Galleries it is necessary to make a reservation at the ticket office and to prepare oneself for the inevitably long queue, especially during the weekend, due to the success of the newly renovated museum and, in particular, its Great War Galleries.

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War and Peace: the transformation of the Imperial War Museum of London

By Giuliano Gaiaphotography by Stefania Boiano

PROBLEM: how does one render it acceptable – in this age of political correctness – to include two objectionable words in the name of a museum: “Imperial” and “War”?

This is a common problem and involves many celebrated museums, which were created to reinforce the founding myths of society despite its ever changing perception: for example, the Italian museums of the country’s Unification, which have never been renovated and therefore seem older than the history they retell.

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The Magic Museum – ArteqSummit, Milan April 28, 2015

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By Stefania Boiano

Can you recall the magic objects of myth that you once read about and played with in your imagination? Those everyday things with hidden and unexpected powers. Like a ring that gave its wearer invisibility or a flying carpet. They are objects with an ordinary and easily recognisable shape but with functions radically different from what we are used to.

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Il Museo Magico ad ArteqSummit – 28 aprile Milano

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Di Stefania Boiano

Cos’è un oggetto magico? E’ un oggetto quotidiano che cela poteri nascosti e inaspettati, come l’anello che dona l’invisibilità o il tappeto che vola; sono insomma oggetti che hanno forma simile ma funzioni radicalmente diverse da quelle a cui siamo abituali.

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