francesca valente

The galleries of the Accademia Museum in Venice have recently been re-opened to the public, following a radical restoration by Venetian architect Tobia Scarpa, begun in 2001, which has doubled the exhibition space from 6,000 to 12,000 square metres. This …

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 happened to be in South America in the studio of an emerging artist and …

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 in the visual arts, its scope now encompasses theatre music, dance, film and architecture. The …

Italian cinema continues to be one of the dominant voices in the world. The selection of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival provides a glimpse of the incredible diversity of Italian cinema ranging from audience-driven genre films to powerful documentaries. …

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 the turn of the 20th century, was considered like the Paris of the Tyrrhenian …

In a few months, the travelling exhibition of Michelangelo’s precious  drawings from Casa Buonarroti, Florence, will proceed to Nashville and Phoenix, after having had its only Canadian venue in Toronto, at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Michelangelo (1475-1564), was a …

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 opens one month before its usual time because of Expo, the Universal Exhibition that Milan …

Shot on a low budget, mostly in and around Levinson’s own Connecticut home, The Humbling successfully premiered in Venice, opened the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) with a big bang. The Tiff , now in its 39th year, is …