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MART and Museion: Modern and Contemporary Art in the Italian Dolomites

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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MART and Museion: Modern and Contemporary Art in the Italian Dolomites

Presented on the occasion of EXPO CHICAGO

What better setting for contemporary art than the suggestive mountains of Trentino Alto Adige? The Italian Cultural Institute presents two museums of modern and contemporary art in the Dolomites committed to following art outside conventional boundaries and bringing it to a broad range of diverse audiences, both local and international.

Daniela Ferrari, Curator at MART Museum of Trento/Rovereto and Frida Carazzato, Curatorial Assistant, Museion Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano will participate in this event.  

Daniela Ferrari (b. 1973, Trento) is an art historian who is currently curator and conservator at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART). She was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera where she studied painting and at the University of Milan where she studied literature. She was awarded a Masters in cultural institution management in Trento. Her main research interests include the art theory and art history of the XX and XXI century, in particular Futurism, Novecento Italiano and Visual Poetry.

Selected exhibitions include Visual Poetry: The Donation of Mirella Bentivoglio (Rovereto, 2011), Claudio Olivieri. The Unveiled Colour (Riva del Garda, 2013), Beyond the Canvas Border. Fontana Burri Manzoni Dadamaino Bonalumi Scheggi (Riva del Garda, 2015), Divisionism to Futurism. Italian Art Towards Modernity (Madrid-Rovereto, 2016), Fontana / Melotti: Angelic Spaces and Infinite Geometries (London, 2016), An Eternal Beauty. The Classical Canon in Early 20th Century Italian Art (Madrid-Rovereto, 2017), Claudio Verna. Color as an Absolute (Riva del Garda, 2018), More Than Words (London, 2018), Margherita Sarfatti. Novecento Italiano in the World (Rovereto, 2018-2019).

Ferrari’s writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and publications, including The Word in Art. 20th-century Avant-Garde Research. From Futurism to the Present Day Seen Through MART’s Collections (2007); Window to the World. From Dürer to Mondrian and Beyond (2012); Felice Casorati: Collections and Exhibitions in Europe and the Americas (2014). In 2012 she published ANS Archive of New Writing of Paolo Della Grazia: History of a Collection and the general catalogue for the VAF-Stiftung collection. In 2018 she edited the book with Andrea Pinotti The Frame. Stories, Theories, Texts.

Frida Carazzato has worked as Assistant Curator at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Bolzano, Italy since 2009. With Maria Garzia, Carazzato curated the “e-flux video rental,” a project by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, at the Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea, Rome (May 2010) and the exhibition “State of Transit” together with Maria Garzia in the Open Space - Centre for Art Projects in Vienna (April, 2012). Together with Maria Garzia, Carazzato is the author of the publication “Pratiques et expériences curatoriales italiennes,” which consists of interviews with ten Italian curators. Additional career highlights include a curatorial project for the Piccolo Museion – Cubo Garutti, a public art initiative created by the Italian artist Alberto Garutti; she was the curator for the video and performance program of the Museum Media Façade and coordinated the curatorial and artistic Museion's awards. From 2012 to 2015 she was curator for the Museion Project Room, a space designed to present recent and/or previously unexhibited works by artists from the local area and beyond.

Frida studied Curatorial Practices at the International Curatorial Training Program (2007-2008) of Ecole du Magasin-Le Magasin-CNAC in Grenoble (FR); Master in "Cultural Activities and Museum Management” (2005-2006); MA Philosophy (2000-2005). Since 2014 she has been a Member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Culture Department of the Province of Bolzano (Italy).

 Daniela Ferrari and Frida Carazzato, together with Alessandro Rabottini, Chief Curator of OverGalleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, will participate in EXPO Chicago's debut Curatorial Exchange Program, an unprecedented international initiative that will offer select mid-career and established curators based around the world the opportunity to engage closely with their peers, convening as part of a four-day program that will include access to exhibitions, top private collections, artist studios, museums and institutions during EXPO Chicago. For more information about this program or about EXPO Chicago, please click here.

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500 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450

Chicago, IL 60611


Currently active in all the major cities of the five continents, the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes serve as an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and cultural operatives, as well as for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country. By acting not only as a showcase and source of current information on Italy, but also as a driving force behind initiatives and projects of cultural cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute has become a focal point for both the Italian communities abroad and the growing demand for Italian culture throughout the world.

By extending the role of Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes offer the most effective tools for promoting a worldwide image of Italy as a center of production, preservation, and dissemination of culture from the Classical Age until today. Along with organizing cultural events in a vast array of areas, including art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, and photography, the Italian Cultural Institutes:

  • Offer the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the preparation of educational and editorial materials;
  • Provide the networks and the premises to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the process of cultural exchange and production at an international level;
  • Provide information and logistic support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
  • Continuously support initiatives aimed at promoting an intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.
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