As part of its spring season, Magazzino Italian Art Foundation presents “Una visione globale”: Arte Povera’s Worlds, a four-part lecture series exploring new insights into Arte Povera from March through May. The series embodies Magazzino’s enduring commitment to creating new opportunities for scholarly research and critical assessment of Italian Postwar and Contemporary Art. Organized by 2019-20 Scholar-in-Residence Tenley Bick, the series convenes leading scholars and curators in the field to explore the work of Arte Povera artists, its critical reception, and relevance to contemporary art — both in Italy and the United States.

Each lecture will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session. Tickets will be made available free-of-charge on Eventbrite. Coffee and biscotti will be served between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., with the lectures beginning promptly at 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to explore the galleries following the lectures.


Additional details on each program and lecturer follow below:

March 21, 3-5 p.m. Ezio Gribaudo and Arte Povera: Parallel Tracks from Turin to the World (1966–1972) : Victoria Surliuga, associate professor of Italian Studies, Italian program coordinator and World Cinema coordinator, Texas Tech University

April 4, 3-5 p.m. Pino Pascali: Between Arte Povera and the Mediterranean: Valérie Da Costa, senior lecturer in Contemporary Art History, University of Strasbourg

April 18, 3-5 p.m. Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Comizi (1965­–1966): Pop, Protest, and Politics in Early Arte Povera: Tenley Bick, 2019–20 Scholar in Residence, Magazzino Italian Art; assistant professor of Global Contemporary Art, Florida State University

May 2, 3-5 p.m. Salt and Copper: Stratified Questions and Replies from an Interview with Jannis Kounellis: Chris Bennett, assistant professor of Art History/Contemporary Art, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


For guests who are traveling by train on Metro-North, Magazzino shuttle vans will run between Magazzino and the Cold Spring train station before and after the event. For those driving, carpooling is recommended, as parking is limited.

Magazzino is at 2700 Route 9 in Cold Spring, NY. For information, call (845) 666-7202 or email info@magazzino.art.