francesca valente

Luciano Benetton with works from “Imago Mundi.”

Imago Mundi: Luciano Benetton’s global art project

Imago Mundi is a unique artistic map of the world that Luciano Benetton devised during his travels around the world, after his retirement in 2008. He...
Vincenzo Trione, Curator of the Italian Pavillion

All the World’s Futures: the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale

All the World’s Futures is the title of the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2015, curated by Okwui Enwezor from Nigeria. It...
Palermo in February, Sicily, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Palermo in February

Palermo, the cultural and economic gem of Sicily, is a 2,700 year old city but has still the flare of an international capital which, especially at...
Tobia Scarpa, Accademia Galleries, Venice, museum in Italy, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

With Tobia Scarpa's restoration of the Accademia Galleries, the museum complex becomes the largest state museum in Italy

The galleries of the Accademia Museum in Venice have recently been re-opened to the public, following a radical restoration by Venetian architect...
Michelangelo, North America, Quest for Genius, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Michelangelo in North America: Quest for Genius

In a few months, the travelling exhibition of Michelangelo’s precious drawings from Casa Buonarroti, Florence, will proceed to Nashville and Phoenix...
Paolo Baratta, Biennale di Venezia, Rem Koolhaas, Architecture, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Architecture not Architects

Founded in 1895, La Biennale di Venezia is the oldest and most widely recognized contemporary art event in the world. While the Biennale’s roots are...
Italian talents, 39th Toronto International Film Festival, Italian cinema, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A wealth of emerging Italian talents at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival

Italian cinema continues to be one of the dominant voices in the world. The selection of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival provides a...
Al Pacino Italian-American, Toronto International Film Festival, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Al Pacino welcomed as the Italian-American hero at the TIFF

Shot on a low budget, mostly in and around Levinson’s own Connecticut home, The Humbling successfully premiered in Venice, opened the 2014 Toronto...
La banda del maestro ceramista Federico Bonaldi

Federico Bonaldi, grande ceramista bassanese e uomo controcorrente. Fra gli spiriti creativi più liberi e anticonformisti del XX secolo

Francesca Valente lo ricorda riportando un’intervista svoltasi nel suo studio a Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) nell’estate del 2011, prima dell’...

Diario di un viaggio in Kenya e di un memorabile incontro con Kuki Gallman

A cavallo dell’Equatore, sulla costa orientale dell’Africa che si affaccia sull’Oceano Indiano, il Kenya è un mosaico di catene montuose e ghiacciai...