Salotto Degli Artisti: A peek into Italian studios where tradition and contemporary art live side by side
March 21st, 2021, 11.30am CT and 17.30 Italy.ù
Zoya Shokoohi & La Portineria
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Still today, it is a vibrant place where numerous artists translate traditional artistic techniques into new visual languages. Il Salotto degli Artisti provides access to a lesser known Florence: a peek into the most contemporary artistic spaces and into the life and studios of international artists based in Florence.
Every month we will meet a different artist working with the most diverse media and techniques, from multimedia installations to video projections, and artistic spaces that are the platforms for creative innovation to flourish.
The second series of Salotto Degli Artisti is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis-St. Paul in collaboration with the Rochester Art Center, and curated by art historian Giulia Angeli, based in Florence, and Zoe Cinel, Curator at the Rochester Art Center.
Online Event – Registration required on the Italian Cultural Center website: Click Here
Giulia Angeli is an art historian living in Florence, Italy. After graduating in Early Modern Art at the University of Florence, she moved to Bologna where she earned an MA in Iconography of Renaissance Italian Painting from the University of Bologna. Her research is focused on Late Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany, a rich and fascinating field where beauty cannot be separated by craft techniques. She works in Florence Municipal Museums and she is a licensed Tour Leader.
Originally from Florence, Italy, Zoe Cinel is a Curator at the Rochester Art Center, in Rochester MN, and an interdisciplinary artist. Her work has been screened/exhibited/performed nationally and internationally in venues such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Gibney Dance Choreographic Center (NYC), Festival della Creatività (Italy) among others. Zoe is a member of the artist collective CarryOn Homes, who advocate for bringing immigrants stories to the public through art and social engagement.
ABOUT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Founded in 2006, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul (ICC) is an independent, non-political, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization open to anyone interested in the unique phenomena of Italian culture. We offer a comprehensive approach to Italian language and culture and reject stereotypes and divisive rhetoric.
Our Mission is to promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Italian language and culture through educational and cultural events in the greater Twin Cities area.
Our Vision is to create a broad and inclusive cultural community by serving as a beacon for classic and contemporary Italian culture through its language, arts, food, science and technology.