Art & Culture


This year marks the opening of the highly anticipated National Museum of Qatar, finally completed after 8 years of work and an investment of 400 million euros. The extraordinary museum located in Doha aims at celebrating the history of the people of Qatar and at becoming an international cultural center, but it also holds an important political value

Massimo Papi’s Poetic Universe: a journey through painting and science

A crowded opening in Rome for “Quadri viventi” (Living paintings), the latest exhibition of Massimo Papi’s paintings, on display at Galleria della Pigna. Prestigious names from the Italian capital’s political, medical and artistic circles attended, once again confirming the sound success met by this scientist-artist, who has spent the last two decades treading in the steps of great artist and painter Alberto Burri, a doctor himself

The Timeless Gaze at Galleria Canesso Lugano

The Timeless Gaze is a new set-up now on at Galleria Canesso, in Piazza Riforma, Lugano. From November 12 to February 28, visitors will have a chance to appreciate, among others, the Vergins with the Christ Child by Maestro di Camporgiano and Lorenzo di Giovanni di Nofri, and The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine by Denys Calvaert

INDIA ANTICA at Mendrisio Art Museum

Indian art offers a varied, stratified repertoire that can be only partially grasped today. Cradle of three religions – Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism – still living to this day, India owns an extremely rich cultural heritage, although only what was made in the most durable materials remains. Such heritage tells mankind’s relationship with its underlying forces and the Universe in general

Promise Project: Daniele Bongiovanni to the MACRO Museum in Rome

Daniele Bongiovanni from November 5 to 10 will be exhibiting his new collection at MACRO, Rome’s Contemporary Art Museum. The works that will be exhibited in the spaces of Atelier #4 / Macro Asilo, belong to the already known cycle of dreamlike landscapes, collection inspired by Philosophy. The new series was officially presented as a traveling project and it will be repeated in other international museums in Autumn 2020.

Writer Raffaele Lauro receives the 2019 “Penisola Sorrentina Arturo Esposito” award for his career in narrative writing

One more important recognition for Raffaele Lauro, whose career in narrative writing earned him the “Penisola Sorrentina Arturo Esposito” award, now at its 24th edition. Expertly organized and coordinated by artistic director Mario Esposito under the High Patronage of the European Parliament and the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the prestigious prize will be assigned on Wednesday, October 9 at 11am in Rome, at the Teatro Eliseo in via Nazionale 183, headed by Luca Barbareschi, during the public awarding ceremony of the 2019 edition of the awards

Photoville 2019, the photo festival inside containers under the Brooklyn Bridge

The event unfolds in a truly original format where the exhibition “halls” are built from re-purposed containers of the cargo ships that dock in New York. Over the course of two September weekends, journalists and photo editors pour on this side of the East River to gather at the event

Milano Gallery Weekend: we met Pamela Campaner and Alberto Meomartini from Expowall

Milano Gallery Weekend: we met Pamela Campaner and Alberto Meomartini for Expowall Gallery

The Thannhauser collection from Van Gogh to Picasso

The exhibition Guggenheim. La collezione Thannhauser, da Van Gogh a Picasso (“The Thannauser collection, from Van Gogh to Picasso”), to be held at Milan’s Palazzo Reale from October 17, 2019 to February 9, 2020, features around 50 masterpieces by great masters of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and avant-gardes from the early 20thcentury, including Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, and a significant number of works by Pablo Picasso

“A Performance Affair”: a performance-art only fair in Brussels

After a successful first edition, A Performance Affair is back from September 5 to 8 in collaboration with the Brussels Gallery Weekend. The festival will transform two floors of the Vanderborght Building – in the old town center – into a busy three-day show where international galleries will present performances by 30 artists