'From Depero to Rotella' Opening Lecture by curator Nicola Lucchi


February 22, 2023, 6:00 PM


Basic admission: $15. Members and Pupils: Totally free


Sign up for curator Nicola Lucchi who will illustrate the idea of the exhibition From Depero to Rotella: Italian professional posters involving advertising and marketing and artwork, and assess some of the critical works exhibited in the demonstrate.

Nicola will reveal how, although poster artwork has often been explained as by-product in character, from Futurism onwards Italian posters acquired a visible and communicative force that elevated the medium to a variety of inventive expression in its possess correct, pushing the boundaries of lithographic tactics, photomontage, and typography. Focusing on the period of the interwar a long time and the early submit-Planet War II period in Italy, the curator will illustrate how commercial posters’ peculiar ambition to supply alluring types and contents to the masses, somewhat than to an elite circle, also make them an item of socioeconomic and philosophical interest.

The occasion will be held in person at CIMA. Restricted in-human being seating readily available due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

About the curator: Nicola Lucchi is the Executive Director of the Center for Italian Modern-day Artwork he oversees the institution’s fellowship plan, the calendar of cultural events, and serves as Running Editor for the Center’s on the web scholarly journal. Prior to joining CIMA, Nicola worked as Checking out Assistant Professor of Italian at Dickinson College and Lecturer of Italian at CUNY’s Queens Higher education. He has published scholarly articles or blog posts, book chapters and catalog essays on Futurism, on the romantic relationship involving poetry and the visual arts, and on Bruno Munari, in the scholarly quantity Bruno Munari. The Lightness of Art. He has also curated an exhibition on Futurist manifestos and ephemera at Queens College’s Rosenthal Library, and on propaganda art in Italy at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. He been given a PhD in Italian Scientific tests from NYU in 2016.

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