The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago celebrates the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy and the long-standing friendship between the U.S. and Italy with “A Sense of Place,” a free exhibition of painting, sculpture, film, photography, audio and mixed-media works by seven Chicago-based artists with Italian ties. The exhibition, curated by Kate Zeller, Assistant Curator of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries features works by Morton Grove’s Lou Mallozzi, Oak Park/River Forest’s Antonia Contro, Itasca’s Sung Jang as well as Chicago’s Carl Baratta, Stefano Cossu and Marco G. and Virginio Ferrari. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 2011 Venice Biennale and Italy@150.
“A Sense of Place” officially opens to the public in Chicago June 4, and will have a presence in the Italian Pavilion in the World in Venice this summer through a film Marco G. Ferrari is creating around all seven artists and their work.
”A Sense of Place” may be viewed free of charge by the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. On opening day, Saturday, June 4, the exhibition may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.