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Alberto Burri: A Symposium at the Italian Academy, Columbia University

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Alberto Burri: A Symposium at the Italian Academy, Columbia University

1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
October 21st, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
aj211@columbia.edu
PHONE:  
2128548942
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Columbia University
TAGS:  
painting, sculpture
COST:  
Free and open to the public

DESCRIPTION

Concurrent with the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective, Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, on view October 9, 2015, through January 6, 2016, this symposium, co-organized by Ernest Ialongo and the show’s curator Emily Braun, will address the exhibition itself as well as Burri’s work in the context of postwar and contemporary art.

Participants:
Ernest Ialongo (Hostos Community College, CUNY), as moderator;
Emily Braun (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), who will discuss the Burri exhibit;
Howard Singerman (Hunter College, CUNY), who will explore Burri’s place within postwar European art;
Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU), who will analyze the POW experience of World War II and Burri’s specific experiences;
Noa Steimatsky, who will survey Neorealism in film and the connections to Burri; and
Robert Storr (Yale University), who will discuss Burri’s influence in contemporary art.

Co-sponsored by: Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, the Columbia University Seminar Office, the Embassy of Italy, Washington DC, and Lavazza