“RARA AVIS”: A WUNDERKAMMER OF RARE BIRD-INSPIRED GARMENTS ON VIEW IN ROME

Culture, Fashion

Fashion’s fascination with the avian realm takes center stage in “Rara Avis. Fashion in Flight at the Farnese Aviaries”, organized and promoted by the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum. We met Sofia Gnoli, the curator of the exhibition, who walked us through the immersive display of unique and eccentric haute couture bird-dresses and feathered accessories.

In Conversation with DJ Kaiser

Culture, Interview, Music

Whether it’s Freddy’s K’s epic Berghain closing sets, Pablo Bozzi and Luigi de Venere’s colourful Italo disco, or Caterina Barbieri and Claudio PCR’s out-there electronics, Italian electronic musicians have sizable clout in Berlin’s club scene. One of the scene’s rising names is the Italian techno producer and DJ Kaiser.

RUN FOR THE HILLS

Culture, Music, News

culture, music

It wrote January 2023, when the paths of Giammi and Ina collided, orchestrated by an introduction from Ina's vivacious roommate.

Anyway, Hemingway

Culture, Essays, Food

I was running late, so Angela went inside the house to wait for me. When she came in, I was in front of the mirror tying my tie.

Gibellina Metaphysics

Art, Culture

An abandoned gem of art and architecture in the middle of Sicily. Just waiting to be rediscovered.

ITALY IN SPACE

Art, Culture, Interview

“Architects are among the few professional figures capable of translating policies and new ways of inhabiting the planet into ‘space.’ We are already in a paradigm shift, we just don’t know it yet.”

FROM GLITZ TO SYNTHS: THE EVOLUTION OF ITALIAN DISCO IN THE 70S, 80S AND BEYOND WITH DISCO SAVONI

AMORE ISSUE, Culture

The story of Italo disco is not as easy to pin down as its signature sound, with its synths and sequencers, its widely hailed Messrs. Moroder and Flagio, and its simple, unadulterated exuberance. For many, the phrase Italo screams 80s. Yet, before becoming the globally exported phenomenon many remember it as today, the roots lie in Italian disco. A sensuous, sentimental, lavish thing that dominated the mainstream pop culture of Italy, occupying prime time slots on RAI 1, the national broadcaster.

MARION BARUCH’S CUT-OUT FABRICS ON VIEW AT VIASATERNA, MILAN

Art, Culture

Gallery VIASATERNA in Milan is currently showcasing a solo exhibition dedicated to the textile works of Marion Baruch, running until March 22nd . Protagonists of the exhibition are re-signified textile remnants that reside on the threshold between sculpture, installation, and ready-made.

“PARAVENTI”: BETWEEN DICHOTOMIES

Art, Culture

Unveiling the profound ambiguity of an intriguing and ever-lasting object through “Paraventi: Folding Screens from the 17th to 21st Centuries”, curated by Nicholas Cullinan at Fondazione Prada in Milan.

Pasta/ Basta

Culture, Essays, Food

Italian food has always been THE food of my heart. Bolognese, caprese, spaghetti, pizza, ravioli, tiramisù, lasagna, sorbetto, ossobuco, gelato, ragù,… the list of amazing Italian dishes is endless and just listing them makes my mouth water, a sentiment I think almost anyone who gives a d*mn about food agrees with

DREAMING / DESIRING

Art, Culture

“Clothes have become the Trojan horse, bringing art into the most intimate and everyday dimensions of life.”