Istituto Di Cultura - Londra

Facing the Camera. 50 years of Italian portrait 16 November 2018 - 27 January 2019

Events

Facing the Camera, 50 years of Italian portraits 1968-2018
Facing the Camera, 50 years of Italian portraits 1968-2018Thursday, November 15, 2018 → Sunday, January 27, 2019

Curated by Marco Delogu Through the works of twenty authors and their personal research this exhibition explores portrait photography in Italy, with a great number of unpublished photographs and some renowned ones picturing subjects looking straight into the camera, silently aware of being portrayed. From this strong connection...

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Elisa Montessori: Dafne and the Butterflies
Elisa Montessori: Dafne and the ButterfliesTuesday, January 08, 2019 → Friday, February 08, 2019

The Italian Cultural Institute in London is pleased to host the exhibition “Dafne and the Butterflies”, by Italian artist and painter Elisa Montessori in the Project Room. The 14 works displayed belong to a private collection and are for the first time open to the public on this occasion. Coherent with the res...

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Trio Bobo
Trio BoboThursday, January 17, 2019

Trio Bobo was formed in 2002 thanks to the collaboration between Faso and Christian Meyer (respectively bass player and drummer in the band Elio e le storie tese) and renowned guitarist Alessio Menconi, one of the most famous jazz guitarist in Italy (past collaborations include Paolo Conte, Franco Cerri, Billy Cobham and...

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La più bella del mondo – The most beautiful in the world #1
La più bella del mondo – The most beautiful in the world #1Tuesday, January 22, 2019

12 talks on the Italian language“The most beautiful in the world” is supposed to be a supermodel and yet in Italy the expression is more often than not used to define Italian language. Is Italian truly the most beautiful language in the world? It is commonplace, due to either italophilia or nationalism, but is...

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Circolo di lettura. Gli anni settanta nella letteratura di oggi. L’estate del ’78, di Roberto Alajmo
Circolo di lettura. Gli anni settanta nella letteratura di oggi. L’estate del ’78, di Roberto AlajmoTuesday, January 22, 2019

Incontro del circolo di lettura, condotto da Paolo Nelli   Gli incontri autunnali del circolo di lettura sono dedicati agli anni settanta nella letteratura di oggi.   Gli anni settanta, per molte ragioni, hanno segnato la storia d'Italia e oggi, anche in ambito letterario, si assiste a un’attenz...

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TOSCA - a film by Jean Renoir, Luchino Visconti and Carlo Koch (1940)
TOSCA - a film by Jean Renoir, Luchino Visconti and Carlo Koch (1940)Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A special FAI UK event: the film buffs among our audience will be pleased to know that, contrary to what Luchino Visconti thought, TOSCA, the film based on Sardou’s play, still exists and it will be screened here - with a snag, in Spanish (with Italian subtitles). But we are lucky to be able to show it at all. T...

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Weaving Architecture: Benedetta Tagliabue in conversation with Deyan Sudjic.
Weaving Architecture: Benedetta Tagliabue in conversation with Deyan Sudjic. Thursday, January 24, 2019

The fifth and last talk of the series 'Project and Destiny: Reflections on design and architecture in Italy today'. Weaving Architecture summarises a way of thinking stemming from Benedetta Tagliabue and EMBT’s experimental work through the years, starting with the wicker Spanish Pavilion of Expo 2010 Shanghai. Progres...

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The Sky is Falling (Il Cielo cade) by Andrea Frazzi and Antonio Frazzi
The Sky is Falling (Il Cielo cade) by Andrea Frazzi and Antonio FrazziMonday, January 28, 2019

To mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January) Salon Italia - In Italian with English SubtitlesIntroduction and post screening discussion with Nick Walker Director: Andrea Frazzi and Antonio FrazziWriters: Lorenza Mazzetti (novel), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay)Cast Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen...

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Renzo Piano Before Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano Before Renzo PianoTuesday, January 29, 2019

Presentation of the book by Lorenzo CiccarelliWith Richard Rogers, moderated by Thomas Weaver This book explores Renzo Piano’s formative years, before the major achievement of the Centre Pompidou. The striking success of an architect little more than thirty years old in the famous 1971 international competition has ...

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The Rise of Europe's Far-right
The Rise of Europe's Far-rightTuesday, January 29, 2019

The Rise of Europe's Far-right. Are fascism and authoritarianism returning in modern-day Europe? A lecture by Paolo Berizzi Chaired by Andrea Mammone[BOOK NOW] Paolo Berizzi is a writer, reporter and journalist. He writes for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. In 2017 he was assigned police protection after several...

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THE MOST FAMOUS ITALIAN IN THE WORLD
THE MOST FAMOUS ITALIAN IN THE WORLDTuesday, February 05, 2019

Gaia Servadio and Stefano Jossa talk about Giovanni Battista Belzoni, protagonist of Gaia Servadio's latest book "L'italiano piu' famoso del mondo" (Bompiani) It must have been odd to meet the man whose talent, according to The Times newspaper, was that of being ‘The Most famous Italian in the World”. Also...

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Pura invenzione. Dodici variazioni su Frankenstein di Mary Shelley
Pura invenzione. Dodici variazioni su Frankenstein di Mary ShelleyTuesday, March 05, 2019

Presentation of the book by Lisa Ginzburg The author will be in conversation with Marco Mancassola Mary Shelley – the daughter of a feminist philosopher and of a political philosopher – starts to write as a game, in 1816, the novel of the new Prometheus: the story of Frankenstein and of the monster blamed...

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