L'11 dicembre, 2021, il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale aderisce alla XVII edizione della Giornata del Contemporaneo, manifestazione promossa da AMACI (Associazione Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani) che
L’11 dicembre, 2021, il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale aderisce alla XVII edizione della Giornata del Contemporaneo, manifestazione promossa da AMACI (Associazione Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani) che coinvolge musei, fondazioni, istituzioni pubbliche e private, per raccontare la vitalità dell’arte contemporanea nel nostro Paese.
In occasione dell’evento annuale, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto è lieto di presentare l’opera intitolata Senza titolo (progetto sassaia) di Giacomo Segantin.
L’artista e la Direttrice dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto, Veronica Manson, saranno in diretta via Zoom martedì 7 dicembre 2021 alle 12:30 ora di Toronto per presentare l’opera e discutere del progetto da cui nasce. L’opera ha viaggiato a Toronto dall’Italia e rimarrà esposta al pubblico presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura fino al 28 febbraio 2022. L’inaugurazione virtuale e la discussione saranno aperti al pubblico che potrà intervenire durante la sessione di Q&A.
L’opera è progetto vincitore dell’avviso pubblico Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art EverywhereSezione Under35 promosso dalla Direzione Generale per la Promozione del Sistema Paese del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale e dalla Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea del Ministero della Cultura.
Senza titolo (progetto sassaia) di Giacomo Segantin
INAUGURAZIONE E PRESENTAZIONE VIRTUALE
martedì 7 dicembre | 12:30 ora di Toronto
Online via ZOOM | Evento Gratuito | Registrazione Obbligatoria
VISITA SU PRENOTAZIONE
dall’8 dicembre 2021 al 28 febbraio 2022
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
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December 7 (Tuesday) 12:30 pm - February 28 (Monday) 7:30 pm
Da Gio 9 Dic 2021 a Ven 21 Gen 2022 PoliTech Stories: A series of events to tell the stories of illustrious Politecnico di Milano professors and alumni who, in the
Da Gio 9 Dic 2021 a Ven 21 Gen 2022
PoliTech Stories: A series of events to tell the stories of illustrious Politecnico di Milano professors and alumni who, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, stood out for their revolutionary contributions to engineering, architecture and design, worldwide; projects and inventions that went beyond the borders of Milan and became part of the way we live, move and experience everyday life on an international level.
In this three-part series presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, faculty members will share their expertise on Nobel laureate Giulio Natta, on furniture and industrial designer Marco Zanuso, and – in the new year as part of the DesignTO line up – on Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer and artist Gio Ponti.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 12:30PM EST
Giulio Natta and Polypropylene
Prof. Maurizio Masi
Professor of Applied Physical Chemistry
The story of the discovery of polypropylene is not a simple tale of scientific discovery. It is a story of crossing paths: Giulio Natta, professor of industrial chemistry at the Politecnico di Milano, and Pier Candiano Giustiniani, president of Montecatini, one of Italy’s most notable chemical companies. Two individuals who valued each other so that they never came to speak familiarly to each other, as a sign of mutual respect. It is the story of how the polymerization of propylene was sought tenaciously with apparently unsatisfactory results, which would have led most researchers to abandon the goal. It is the history of Italy in the 1950s, painfully emerging from the war, a country motivated by a great desire to do and to gamble on the future. In fact, within three years of discovering polypropylene, the first production plant was set up in Ferrara. The legacy they left us is a chemical product that, on its own, contributes 0.15% to the gross domestic product of the world.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 | 12:30PM EST
Marco Zanuso: Landscape, Architecture and Design
Prof. Luciano Crespi
Professor of Design
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEBINAR WILL BE PRESENTED IN ITALIAN
It was Gio Ponti who described him as “the most reckless of architects” in 1952 when discussing his design for a house in Via Gorizia, the façade of which features fulget panels with abstract drawings by the painter Gianni Dova. Zanuso was not yet forty years old at the time. Still, he already had the hallmarks of a brilliant experimenter, able to measure himself against the complexity and evolution of the world of design and its “production techniques” and, at the same time, practice collaboration between architects and artists.
Zanuso explores, in advance, themes that are today considered strategic. Particularly that of the relationship between architecture and landscape addressed in a 1962 challenging essay and to which it is necessary to return. Although his fame, even on an international level, is due above all to his works in the field of industrial product design and the use of complex methods in the management of architectural projects, in the last twenty years the most attentive critics have finally highlighted his greatness as a cultured and innovative architect, endowed with a non-dogmatic vision of the problems he was called upon to tackle, with traits of uniqueness in the panorama of figures who worked in the second half of the 20th century.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022 | 12:30PM EST
Gio Ponti: The Hyper-Italian
Prof. Fulvio Irace
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was the emblem of Italy rising from the ashes of war, powerfully regaining a first rank position in postwar international architecture.
Post-1968 architectural discourse has been deeply influenced by the very idea that architecture should be anti-capitalist; Ponti has been described by scholars as an aesthete not interested in politics. His name has been reestablished as the inventor of “Made in Italy”, gaining an international audience, as witnessed by two major exhibitions: “Tout Ponti” (Mad, Louvre Paris – 2018) and “Gio Ponti: amare l’Architettura” (Maxxi, Rome – 2019).
Ponti began working at a very young age as an art director for the renowned Richard Ginori porcelain factory: from that point on, he never stopped exercising his incredible creative abilities in all the fields that opened up to his inexhaustible imagination: the decorative arts, design, furniture, fine art and architecture – from his first work for Tony Bouilhet – the villa L’Ange Volant, in Garches, to the Pirelli Tower (the first skyscraper in Italy), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Stockholm and the Taranto Cathedral. Equal was his prodigious industriousness in the fields of communication and information: in 1928 he founded the journal Domus, leaving it in 1941, returning to it 20 years later and continuing to direct it until his death. He was a prolific writer who used all of the mass media’s potential to disseminate his love of architecture, celebrated in his most famous book In Praise of Architecture (1957). With his tireless activism, he became an advocate of Italian creativity around the world.
Ponti believed in the redeemable value of art as an expression of a spirit of sharing among peoples, attempting to create a common market for world art, a universal tool of conciliation between peoples.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura would like to thank the Gio Ponti Archives for the use of their images.
December 9 (Thursday) 12:30 pm - January 21 (Friday) 1:30 pm