Art & Culture


Bolognese artist inducted into British sculptors hall of fame

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Giorgio Bevignani conquers ‘Spotlight 2015’ Royal British Society of Sculptors invites him on to board Bio: born in Città di Castello in 1955, Giorgio moved with his family to France at the age of ten, before returning to his native Perugia in 1975. He attended the Art Institute of San Bernardino di Betto of Perugia, […]

Criminality or artistry

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Is recurrent graffiti a criminal act or artistic endeavor to be recognized? New murals appeared in Via Zamboni in front of the Humanities and Philosophy departments at no.36-38 despite the area having been cleaned recently. As a result of the murals on the columns the prosecutor Valter Giovannini has started an investigation. He reacted angrily […]

12 Permanent posts set aside for street performers

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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The city council has set aside 12 new places for street artists to ply their trade legally. Until now, buskers and performers had to run the gauntlet of police patrols either forcing them to move on or getting a fine. The new rules which will be presided over by the vigili urbani include permission to […]

Zapping Project

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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VOX FICTION By Samson Morfaw Listening to Capurso’s Way will blow your socks off. Giulio Capurso is one of Bologna’s emerging musical talents. He is the frontman of a very interesting initiative that he calls ‘Zapping Project’. At the end of a performance that he orchestrated a couple of weeks ago, I just knew that […]

Mayor: We’ll buy Lucio Dalla monument

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Merola meets sculptor of €100,000 bench An idea to buy the €100,000 bench made by Carmine Susinni was initially hatched by councillor Benedetto Zachiroli, but Bolognese Mayor Merola is now proposing that the comune foot the bill, or part thereof. Merola has met with the artist although, so far no formal contract has actually been […]

Museum killed the graffiti star

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Blu highlights paradox issue with street art The exhibition hosted in Palazzo Pepoli in March came under fire from one of Italy’s famous street artists Blu. The project was organized by Fabio Monaco Roversi of Genus Bononiae but suddenly ran into controversy even before it opened. The highly publicized event is called: ‘Street Art: Banksy […]

The Bolognese band ready for stardom: Bezawit

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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VOX FICTION By Samson Morfaw When Music, fun and nocturnal mayhem get boxed up in a magical town you come up with an elixir called ‘Bezawit’: A band whose main purpose is to conjure up a unique Mediterranean African and American style of music. As I listen to one of their many live rehearsing sessions […]

St. Patrick: Patron saint of Ireland

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Pádraig (Gaelic name for Patrick) was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the ‘Apostle of Ireland’, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saints Brigit and Columba. The dates of Patrick’s life cannot be fixed with certainty but, on a widespread interpretation, he was active as a […]

Diplomatic incident between Rabbi-Curia resolved

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Zuppi: “Standing with the Jews to remember” The Remembrance Day event was held with a commemorative ceremony: the inauguration of the Holocaust Memorial (on Via Matteotti bridge) and also included the mending of a small ‘diplomatic incident’, between the chief rabbi of Bologna, Alberto Sermoneta, and the Archbishop Matteo Zuppi. The Curia’s absence during the […]

No signpost for Dalla’s house

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Family blamed for lack of collaboration to remember Lucio Dalla. Traders along Via D’Azeglio are often asked by passing tourists: “Where is Lucio Dalla’s house?””Most people don’t actually know that it’s at number 15. And the only clue as to the whereabouts of one of Bologna’s most famous sons is the shadowy Jazz player stuck […]