Art & Culture

A “Hope for Hazara Equality” Shines in Bologna

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Members of the Hazara community in traditional Afghani clothes

By Alexandra Patton The Hazara community gathered with students and teachers in Bologna for a cultural event. A Show of Solidarity The strong scent of cilantro and onions fills the small kitchen in the Poggeschi Jesuit Center. Members of the Hazara community and students from the Italy Center work at the large table in the […]

NewFaustianWorld. The new book by Raffaele Quattrone

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Raffaele Quattrone

In a world where the destiny of man seems resigned to have disappeared, Raffaele Quattrone, a contemporary art curator based in Bologna, involves Glenn Brown, Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Andrea Chiesi, Tiffany Chung, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Alberto di Fabio, Kepa Garraza, NS Harsha, Songsong Li, Alessandro Moreschini, Mauro Pipani, Imran Qureshi, Terry Rodgers, Raqib Shaw, Philip Taaffe, […]

Warhol&Friends Exhibition

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Marylin, 1967

By Giorgia Ferro A dip into the roaring 80’s art of New York, the exhibition Warhol&Friends is running at Palazzo Albergati from the 29th of September to the 24th of February. An explosion of colour, various forms of media from photography, to video to painting and Warhol’s all famous serigraphs, this show is a symbol […]

The Italian Knights of Malta

Friday, October 12th, 2018
Back: Chev. And Knights of Grace Eros Venturini, Alessandro Mazzurana , Michael Phillips, Kosmos Mader, Marco Maraner
Front: Chev. And Knights of Grace Carmine Perrina, Luca Peratoner, Fausto Schiassi, Antonio Castellano, Dame Priska Ferrari.

New members welcomed into the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem Bologna leading the way Under the direction of Chevalier and Commander Knight Antonio Castellano the Knights of Malta have started down a new path to demonstrate that the chivalric idea of Knights in shinning armour still exists – albeit as the ‘Modern Knights’ […]

Senzaspine team up with Bruno Praticò for ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
‘Il Barbiere di Sveglia’

In a Press Conference hosted by Teatro Duse’s director Gabriele Scrima, Bologna’s youthful Orchestra Senzaspine are launching their new season of performances with one of Italy’s great baritone artists: Bruno Praticò. The surprising team up was actually the idea of Praticò, who says, “It was my idea initially because when they (Senzaspine) came to my attention I […]

Taiwanese Art and Culture celebrated in Palazzo D’Accursio

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Curator Andrea Liu

Press conference launches cross-cultural exhibition The exhibition “Art and Culture of Taiwan,” is the third edition organized by Curator of the exhibition, Andrea Liu, who for many years is President of the Chinese Association and the Chinese Overseas Association, Commissioner for the Affairs of the Overseas Community (Ministry) of the Republic of China. The exhibition […]

“Francis Bacon. Mutazioni”

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Papa Pastello

By Giorgia Ferro With the summer season, a new contemporary exhibition was inaugurated in Bologna: “Francis Bacon. Mutazioni” at Palazzo Belloni in via Barberia running from the 1st of June to the 16th of September. About 70 works, including drawings, pastels and collages, created by Bacon between 1977 and 1992. They reveal to the public […]

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY: Popoli Pop Cult Festival

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
L'uomo Leone

Not to be missed It’s an annual event that manages to bring “the whole world to a small village” and after each occasion wins new acclaim. The Popoli Pop Cult Festival of Bagnara di Romagna celebrates its X edition from 28 June to 1 July. To celebrate the milestone many more new and exciting initiatives […]

Bolognese ‘Umarells’ finally get their own Piazzetta

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Piazzatta degli Umarells

Term makes it onto the official local lexicon Bologna has its very own ‘Piazzetta degli Umarells’. The term ‘umarells’ is known in Bolognese folklore as a ball-busting, grumpy pensioner and the word enters the city’s official toponymy, So, what is it exactly, or rather which type of person does it characterize? It’s generally a pensioner […]

The Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Teatro Comunale

Friday, March 30th, 2018

By R. David Salvage Francis Poulenc’s 1957 opera The Dialogues of the Carmelites received an outstanding production this month at the Teatro Comunale.  A co-production with the Théȃtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris) and La Monnaie (Brussels), it arrived on a wave of acclaim and drew widespread media coverage. Inspired by actual events, Dialogues tells the story of a young aristocratic woman […]