Monday, February 28, 2011

Industrial Film. RAI.

Tomorrow @ the Istituto, a short documentary from RAI's archives.

How television brought emotions in our lives.

Join us: 6.30, Italian Cultural Institute.
The movies series is curated by Niccolò Biddau.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Industrial Film. FIAT.

Tomorrow 6.30 @ the Istituto: series of short documentaries and advertisements that chronicles the story of the big brand and its relationship with Italy and Italians.

Here one of the famous advertisement of the New 500: a summary of recent Italian history.


The movies series is curated by Niccolò Biddau.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Opening Night.

Here a few photos from the opening night of Aesthetics of Technology.
Niccolò Biddau, author of the pictures, and Amelia Carpenito Antonucci, director of the Istituto

Niccolò Biddau.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valzer, The Leopard.

Here's the most famous scene of Visconti's movie.

Saturday @ Castro Theatre the first screening to celebrate Italy's first 150 years!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Meet the Author.

Be ready!
Starting from March 9 @ the Istituto we're having four meetings with Italian Authors.
Dacia Maraini, Federico Rampini, Paolo Giordano and  Sandro Veronesi are going to present their works, talk with readers, answer your questions and, of course, sign your books!!!
First appointment March 9, 6:30 pm with Dacia Maraini and her La seduzione dell'altrove. Save the date!

How to get Italian books!

The Italian Cultural Institute has a new Book Corner!
The list includes: La solitudine dei numeri primi di Paolo Giordano, San Francisco-Milano di Federico Rampini, Almost Blue di Carlo Lucarelli, Love Letters di Dacia Maraini, among others.
Have a look a choose your one.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Preview of Biddau's exposition

The Aesthetics of Technology offers an opportunity to gain a completely new perspective on industry through the eyes of an artistic photographer.
Biddau’s black and white images show for the first time in the US an exhibit that offers an innovative way of showcasing Italy’s “culture of enterprise”.

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 19th - The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) @ Castro Theatre

Special screening of the Luchino Visconti's masterpiece to open the celebrations in honor of the 150-year anniversary of the Italian unification.
The film chronicles changes in Sicilian life and society during the Risorgimento, the epic deeds that led to the unified Italy.

The film, shot in 1963, features an international cast including Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon. 
The newly restored print is presented at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street.
The screenings will take place on Saturday, February 19th and Monday, February 21st, at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

L'estetica della tecnologia.

From mechanics to chemistry, from design to fashion, from food to communication: the Italian industry pictured by the photographer Niccolò Biddau. A portrayed story of the Italian entrepreneurial spirit where industry production matches the beauty.

Photo by Niccolò Biddau

Photo By Niccolò Biddau

Niccolò Biddau explored manufacturing processes in the main Italian enterprises. Among else: Alessi, FIAT, Beretta, Agusta, Missoni, Pirelli. Flou, Berlucchi, Telecom Italia.

Italian Cultural Institute, February 16th - March 18th.