- JUNE 2013 -
- Native Americans
- Apulian Americans
- Italian Monuments
in New York
- The beautiful West
- Let’s Eat Italian
- New York - New York
- Italian American World
- New York Exhibitions
by Emanuele Arciuli The artist, of Cherokee origin – who at the moment has a personal exhibition at the Teatro Margherita in Bari, until August 31 – is perhaps the only, among Native Americans, to have had success in Europe as an artist tout court, with participation in events such as Documenta Kassel and the Venice Biennale June 2013
by Emanuele Arciuli Born in Montana but resident in New Mexico, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith breaks the clichés of the traditional world and the way of depicting the horses of the Indians.
Art as political commitment and a unique pictorial trait, always pervaded with irony April 2013
by Emanuele Arciuli Born in an artistic family and with a great talent for drawing, Kevin Red Star received his education in the 60’s from the great teachers of the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe.
In his art we find an almost dreamlike dimension but also subtle irony March 2013
by Emanuele Arciuli Romero is one of the most successful painters in the South West and deals with various subjects: imperialism, war, the invasion of territory but also ceremonial scenes of the community or portraits of friends January 2013
by Emanuele Arciuli Starting this month in Bridge the portraits of Native American artists care of pianist Emanuele Arciuli, expert in Native American art.
An overwhelming passion which was born ten years ago of an encounter with the paintings of Gerald Cournoyer December 2012
Indian Market and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Art and music come together in the heart of New Mexicoby Emanuele Arciuli The pianist from Bari, specialist in pieces dedicated to Native Americans, comments on the great fair of Santa Fe which is dedicated to their art, and tells of his concert which opened the event October 2012
In Madeleine Gehrig's lovely photographic reportage of the 2012 edition of the Show dedicated to the Historic American Indian Tribal and Ethnographic Art: jewels, bags, clothes, blankets, vases and lots more… October 2012
by Lorena Carbonara His monumental photographic work documented a world heading towards extinction.
From the chiefs on horseback in their plumed headdresses to the life on the reservations July 2012
by Lorena Carbonara Nucleus expanded to include those who share the same vision of the world rather than the group of father, mother and offspring.
The proposal for a new model of society through the analysis of tribal cultures and pre-western ones in The Sacred Hoop, by the Native American writer Paula Gunn Allenb June 2012
by Lorena Carbonara She was the first Native American woman to master the language of the “whites” perfectly.
In 1883 she publishes her autobiography, a precious text in the understanding of the encounter/clash between a misleading culture and one which struggles to survive May 2012
by Lorena Carbonara A haircut, the substitution of traditional costumes with a uniform, a ban on speaking the native language or professing their creed were among the rules for the Native American children who, at the end of the 19th century, first set foot in Boarding Schools.
Practices aimed at eradicating or what historian D.W. Adams defined “education for extinction” April 2012
by Maria Lisella A writer, poet, and journalist she considers herself first Italian and then American.
To bring poetry to people is her mission: for 36 years she has successfully hosted the radio program The Poet and the Poem March 2013
by Raffaele Nigro The writer, who originally hails from Lucania, but has lived in Puglia for a very long time, tells how Ernest Hemingway became a character in his latest novel, Fernanda e gli elefanti bianchi di Hemingway April 2011
by Christina Figueroa Set up in 1960 on the initiative of some very young immigrants from Mola, the club has its headquarters in a well-known district of Brooklyn.
The members continue to keep up the old traditions of their homeland.
But it is not easy to involve the young people... January 2013
by Flavia Pankiewicz So many aims achieved by the volcanic editor of the magazine for Italian Americans.
He left Puglia at the age of 18.
From “Miss Puglia” to organising activities to re-launch the figure of the great composer from Mola, Niccolò van Westerhout, and recently also a publishing company April 2011
Italian Monuments in New York
by Tiziano Thomas Dossena In Manhattan’s luxurious West Side there is a square dedicated to the famous Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi. A small green area surrounds his statue and those of four characters from his operas.
The ups and downs of the place from the end of the 18th century to the present day April 2012
by Tiziano Thomas Dossena An imposing statue of the great navigator from Genova dominates the beautiful square in Manhattan named after him: Columbus Circle. It was sculpted by Gaetano Russo and strongly solicited by Carlo Basotti, editor of Il Progresso Italoamericano.
Many Italian artists among the talented creators of famous statues in the great American cities.
And the statues of Columbus are countless... February 2012
by Tiziano Thomas Dossena The sculptor’s original project was different but the funds did not suffice.
Although highly criticised by the Press the statue has become, for students of New York University, a point of reference for a good luck rite January 2012
by Tiziano Thomas Dossena It stands in Dante Park (or Dante Square), a short walk from the Lincoln Center. And in New York there are many monuments dedicated to great Italians. Credit is due to Carlo Barsotti, the illustrious founder of Il Progresso Italoamericano, which, between the end of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th, succeeded in collecting funds to execute the works and have them erected in strategic points in the city November 2011