- Wed, Nov 15, 2017 02:00 AM
421 Broome Street
Latitude: 40.7211, Longitude: -73.9988
Join us for a special talk on Alberto Savinio by renowned Italian art historian and critic Renato Barilli. Barilli will focus in particular on Savinio's relationship with his better known brother, Giorgio de Chirico (a subject of the 2016-17 season at CIMA). Free; RSVP required. Renato Barilli, professor emeritus at the University of Bologna, where he has taught for four decades, is one of the most important art historians and critics of the postwar period in Italy. He has pioneered the subject of "the phenomenology of style," a field that focuses on the visual arts but extends as well into literature. His primary book on the topic, The Science of Culture and the Phenomenology of Styles, was published in English in 2012. A curator as well as the author of numerous essays and books, Barilli is particularly noted for his focus on postmodernism and the artistic movement he dubbed the Nuovi-Nuovi (the New New). He invites you to visit his blog, www.renatobarilli.it, where every Sunday he posts three essays linked to his prevailing interests in the visual arts, literary criticism, and politics.