23 March 2020

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Italy I Love You My Heart Is With You – Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović made a statement to the people of Italy in association with Palazzo Strozzi as part of project IN TOUCH. The international artist joined Ai Weiwei and Tomás Saraceno in sending a message of solidarity and encouragement emphasising how Italians are demonstrating “great courage and a great feeling of community and humanity” and that the COVID-19 crisis represents an emergency now global

28 August 2016

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Museum Charges Across Italy To Be Donated To Earthquake Rebuild

The proceeds raised from public museums across Italy today will be donated to rebuilding work after the devastating earthquake that killed 291 people on Wednesday. The Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini said several churches and other medieval buildings that were destroyed when the 6.2 magnitude quake struck Amatrice would benefit. The Mayor of Amatrice said he wanted to restore his […]

19 September 2013

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Snap shots of the Biennale of Chianciano 2013

With abstract works making faces at figurative ones, unintentionally, of course, the Biennale of Chianciano presented a rich offering. Certain emerging artists’ work could amaze or detain one’s attention for longer than expected.  Over a thousand people attended the event during the opening weekend. Guests ranged from local politicians, to journalists from national and international publications, […]

26 February 2012

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Cy Twombly Estate Provokes Italian Tax Controversy

Italian government claims Twombly owes taxes totaling almost $40 million The American artist Cy Twombly who died last July, in his adoptive Italian home, in Rome, age 83, has set the capital’s taxmen scrambling, to find a way to take a portion of his multimillion dollar estate.  Twombly is perhaps best known for his chalkboard […]