Giorgio Di Domenico - Center for Italian Modern Art

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Giorgio Di Domenico is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Historical past at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. His doctoral exploration focuses on the reception of Surrealism in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. He aims to demonstrate how central Surrealism has been to postwar Italian artists, such as those without the need of official or overt ties to the motion. He bases his study on visible investigation, framed in just a broader context of cultural scientific tests and archival-centered investigate.

He attended the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa for his BA and MA, defending theses on Jannis Kounellis’s Rose Paintings and the Italian artists’ journal La Città di Riga, to which he also devoted a forthcoming monograph. He interned at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. In spring 2022, he was a checking out student at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University. His publications include things like essays on the do the job of Jannis Kounellis (Studi di Memofonte, 2018 Paragone, 2022), the observe of Alberto Burri in the 1970s (Annali della Scuola Normale, 2021), and the romantic relationship in between Burri and Robert Rauschenberg in 1950s New York (Prospettiva, 2022). Much more not long ago, Giorgio begun to have interaction in modern art criticism: he sometimes writes in Antinomie and Flash Art.

His study challenge as a CIMA fellow will merge many techniques to the associations between Surrealism and promotion, analyzed from an Italian point of view. His focus will be the reception of Surrealist imagery by Italian promotion graphics from the 1930s to the 1970s. A second study topic will be the circulation of the promotion manufacturing of Surrealist artists in Italy, with certain insights into the action of Salvador Dalí and Giorgio de Chirico. Ultimately, the very last aspect of his research will target on the Surrealist affect on Mimmo Rotella’s oeuvre.

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