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Milan Expo Gate

Milan Expo Gate

ART EXHIBIT
Expo Gate is a new temporary architecture in the heart of Milan. It was officially open on May, 11 of this year and it will be disassembled in November of the next year, once Expo 2015 is ended.

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“Copper stories” in La Triennale di Milano

“Copper stories” in La Triennale di Milano

ART EXHIBIT
Art, design, architecture, industry and technology: all largely employ the copper. Its unique properties make this material simply irreplaceable. It is resistant. Yet it is ductile and malleable too. Thus while diligently serving for technical purposes in some engineering works, it can easily change the form under the master hand of an artist.

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The Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival

SPECIAL EVENT
The Venice Film Festival is held every year at the Lido of Venice, in the historic ‘Palazzo del Cinema’ and in the surrounding buildings. For ten days, the Lido turns into a minor version of Hollywood, with many international actors, that – I’m sure of it – also love to take the chance to visit such a fantastic location and – I bet – feel even more like movie stars.

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Frida Kahlo at the Scuderie del Quirinale

Frida Kahlo at the Scuderie del Quirinale

EXHIBITION
From March 20th to August 31st, 2014 the Scuderie del Quirinale Palace in Rome will host a major exhibition of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), the undisputed icon of twentieth-century Mexican culture, and forerunner of the feminist movement.

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Kandinsky at Palazzo Reale in Milan

Kandinsky at Palazzo Reale in Milan

ART EXHIBITION
Runs through May 4th 2014
The show will trace the artistic and spiritual evolution of this great visionary and revolutionary artist, from his colorful and figurative works of his art school period up to his most avant-garde pieces. Vasily Vasilievich Kandinsky was born in Moscow December 4, 1866, and four years later he moved with his family to Odessa, Germany. Here, besides attending a classical gymnasium (grammar school), he took drawing lessons as well. “I remember that drawing and a little bit later painting lifted me out of the reality”, he wrote later.

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Andy Warhol at Palazzo Reale in Milan

Andy Warhol at Palazzo Reale in Milan

ART EXHIBITION
Runs through March 9th 2014.
Andy Warhol works from the Peter Brant collection will be hosted in the Palazzo, and the artist’s major periods will be on display, from his early Death and Disaster series, to his celebrity portraits of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, until the 1986 self-portrait.

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Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights)

Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights)

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights), has become a very well-acclaimed contemporary art exhibition both nationally and internationally, and it takes place in Turin and Salerno. This 16th edition – from November 1st, 2013 to January 12th, 2014 – will surely attract a large number of visitors, as new and upcoming artists from all over the world will present their installations which will light up streets, squares, and spaces of these 2 geographically and culturally opposite cities.

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