Curator in Conversation
February 24, 2016
Fabio Benzi, curator of “Giorgio de Chirico: The Enigma of the World” exhibition will take a closer look into Giorgio de Chirico, a pioneer of the metaphysical art movement and one of the most extraordinary artists of the 20th century.
About Fabio Benzi
Born in 1958, Rome, Fabio Benzi is a professor of Contemporary Art History at the Gabriele D'Annunzio University of Chieti Pescara. Benzi’s research focuses on the art of 19. Century’s second half and 20th Century, especially with major movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Déco, Futurism and Valori Plastici. His publications include: Liberty e Déco.Cinquant'anni di stile italiano 1890-1940 (2007), Futurismo (2007), Arte in Italia tra due guerre (2013). Curated the exhibitions Le Scuole Romane (Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Verona 1988), Giorgio de Chirico (Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma 1992), Art in Italy from Symbolism to Scuola Romana (European Academy for the Arts, London 1996-1997), Futurism 1909-1944 (Guggenheim Museum New York, 2014). Between 1992 -1993 he was a member of the scientific commission of Giorgio and Isa de Chirico Foundation, and between 1992-2001 he directed Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna di Anticoli.
Free of admissions, limited seats.
Conference is in Italian with Turkish consecutive translation.
Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.
The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.
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