La meraviglia TALKS

Giacinto Di Pietrantonio

Thursday 13 February, 7 pm


Manifattura Tabacchi
via delle Cascine 35, Florence


Free Entry

A series of talks open to the public, during which the artists and curators visiting Manifattura Tabacchi share their experiences, as such offering up a space for discussion during the course of their workshops with the artists in residence. At the conclusion of each talk, the words will fall away to give space for the eye to communicate, with a visit to the ateliers of Anna Dormio (Italy), Bekhbaatar Enkthur (Mongolia), Giulia Poppi (Italy), Esma Ilter (Turkey), Davide D’Amelio (Italy), Negar Sh (Iran) – the six artists in residence. This visit gives us a voyeuristic glimpse into a world of imagination concentrated into single rooms, which through their daily use by the artists become wunderkammern, rooms of wonder.

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Giacinto Di Pietrantonio

Giacinto Di Pietrantonio

Giacinto Di Pietrantonio is professor of Art History, Theory and History of Representation Methods and of Editorial Systems for Art at the Brera Academy, Curator of the Artistic Residence BoCs Art in Cosenza and Curator of Autostrada Biennale, 2nd Biennale of Kosovo Republic.

From 2000 to 2017 he was Director of GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) Bergamo of which now is a member of the Border. , from 1994 to 1996 he was the visual arts consultant for the Abruzzo Region. In addition to the exhibition at the GAMeC in Bergamo, he also organized the exhibition by Russian artists as part of the Passaggi ad Oriente show at the Venice Biennale in 1993; the 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2012 editions of Fuori Uso; Over the Edges with Jan Hoet in Gand (Belgium); and Vanessa Beecrof, and Ibrido, PAC, Milan, Com’è Viva la città, Villa Olmo, Como. He collaborates with the Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires for wich He curated exhibitions as: Alighiero Boetti, El Tiempo de l’Arte, El Classico ne l’Arte e Fabio Mauri.

He was a consultant for the Furla – Querini Stampalia Award for Art from 2004-2015.

Di Pietrantonio from 2003 to 2014 was a member of the Board of Directors of AMACI (Association of the Italian Museums of Contemporary Art) and MUSEION in Bolzano.

He was the curator of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at the Antonio Ratti Foundation in Como from 1995 to 2004. He was the director of I love Museums, the association’s periodical, as well as of the contemporary art magazine Perché/?. In 2005, he was a commissioner at the Quadriennale in Rome and served as a consultant to the MiArt Fiera Internazionale d’Arte in Milan from 2008 to 2010.

From 201-2017 He was a member of the Advisory Committees of the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato.

He is a member of the Advisory Committees of CIAC (Italian Center for Contemporary Art) in Foligno, Umbria.

In 2008 the Rector of the University of Bologna Pier Ugo Calzolari gave Di Pietrantonio a career achievement award promoted by AMA (Associazione Almae Mater Alumni), a university organization.

In 2016 he receives the Culture Capitan’s years award.