CIMA as ‘incubator for museums’

Written by CIMA spring intern, Elisa Pellegrini

Laura Mattioli, the president of CIMA, decided to open this space in SoHo to promote public appreciation and advance the study of modern and contemporary Italian art in the United States and internationally. Laura believes that twentieth century Italian art is too little known outside Italy, and that…

Marisa Merz’s Great Sky

The Met pays homage to over fifty years of the artist’s activity: from the works of the mid-Sixties, biomorphic sculptures in metal sheet and fragile weavings with nylon thread and copper wire, to the most recent production of sculptures and paintings, in which angels and sexless faces have the power of ancient icons.

Francis Picabia Reconsidered at MoMA

The protean nature of Francis Picabia’s art is well explored in MoMA’s impressive survey, which is organized chronologically and includes all the major bodies of work that Picabia produced in his career: Impressionist, Cubist, Dadaist, Surrealist, kitschy Figurative, Abstract. The subtitle of the show, “our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction,” hints at the circularity and the extraordinary creativity of Picabia’s oeuvre.

Moholy-Nagy’s New Vision at the Guggenheim

The Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York is hosting the first American retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy. More than a debut, the exhibition marks a long-awaited return of the artist to the exhibition halls of the museum. Moholy-Nagy was one of the first artists to be collected and exhibited in what was originally called the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, thanks to the vision of Hilla Rebay, Solomon R. Guggenheim’s artistic advisor.