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Exhibition: Small Utopias - Italian architecture of the third millennium between history, research and innovation
Exhibition: Small Utopias - Italian architecture of the third millennium between history, research and innovationFriday, September 07, 2018 → Friday, October 26, 2018

The Italian Institute of Culture, in collaboration with MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo and the Irish Architectural Archive, are pleased to present Small Utopias, an exhibition on the "new" Italian architecture curated and designed by MAXXI Architettura. The exhibition combines the research of the best...

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Cover Revolution! Illustrators of the new face of Italian publishing
Cover Revolution! Illustrators of the new face of Italian publishingWednesday, September 26, 2018 → Sunday, October 28, 2018

A revolution is taking place on Italian bookstores shelves: more and more often illustrators are being asked to use their color palettes and distinctive marks to update publishers’ visual identities or redefine an author’s image. A handful of publishers, talented art directors, and a group of internationally a...

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Reading Dante at the IIC 2018 - Paradiso
Reading Dante at the IIC 2018 - ParadisoTuesday, October 02, 2018 → Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Italian Institute of Culture is delighted to announce the new season of the series “Reading Dante at the IIC”. Several times throughout the Commedia Dante addresses the lettore with the belief that he will be read by the futura gente – ourselves, and this we did from October to June, inspired by t...

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Italian opera at Wexford Festival Opera
Italian opera at Wexford Festival OperaFriday, October 19, 2018 → Sunday, November 04, 2018

 Join us at the Wexford Festival Opera to enjoy a series of classic Italian masterpieces. With a unique vision, outstanding production values and spectacular setting in a beautiful small town, Wexford Festival Opera is a remarkable success story that looks set to continue for many years to come. This year’s ...

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18th Week of the Italian Language in the World - Surfing in Hell: Dante’s Social Media and Online Presence(s) - with Daragh O' Connell
18th Week of the Italian Language in the World - Surfing in Hell: Dante’s Social Media and Online Presence(s) - with Daragh O' ConnellMonday, October 22, 2018

What if Dante had a Facebook account? Or a Twitter feed? What would be the nature of his WhatsApp chats? All this and more, will be explored in an investigation of Dante’s ubiquitous online presence, both real and imagined.Daragh O'Connell is a lecturer in the Department of Italian in UCC. Head of Research in the Sc...

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Max Gazzè - La Favola di Adamo ed Eva 20th anniversary
Max Gazzè - La Favola di Adamo ed Eva 20th anniversaryTuesday, October 23, 2018

In 1998 Max Gazzè, one of the most popular Italian storytellers, shared with the world his reimagined ironic fairytale about Adam and Eve, accompanied by a timeless sound marked by his bass as a perfect metronome. 20 years later, the artists wants to celebreate this milestone with all his fans across Europe and brin...

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18th Week of the Italian Language in the World - Digital Graals with Roberto Casati
18th Week of the Italian Language in the World - "Digital Graals" with Roberto CasatiThursday, October 25, 2018

Technologies have fascinated artists, educators, writers, communicators. Do they deliver on their promises? Is the new digital age an age of empowerment or of diminution? There is no uniform answer to these questions. But after a quarter of a century of fast changing landscapes, we can start looking at effective strategies...

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Homage to Dario Fo - with Mario Pirovano and Joseph Farrell
Homage to Dario Fo - with Mario Pirovano and Joseph Farrell Friday, November 02, 2018

Although once denounced by the Vatican for supposed blasphemy, Dario Fo came to admire both Pope Francis and Francis of Assisi. His monologue Francis the Holy Jester is an act of homage to the saint, deftly translated into English by Mario Pirovano, actor and long-time collaborator with Fo, who will perform his own version...

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EUNIC Short Shorts from Europe
EUNIC Short Shorts from EuropeMonday, November 05, 2018

EUNIC Short Shorts from Europe lands in Dublin after the summer date at Galway Film Fleadh!Action, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts – a selection of European short films from the home countries of seven members of EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture).Let Austria,...

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Lunedì al Cinema - Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue
Lunedì al Cinema - Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangueMonday, November 05, 2018

Leo is 16. Everything he cannot stand is white: school, teachers, silence, fear. Everything he loves is red: music on his iPod, his soccer team, the blood in his veins - and the colour of Beatrice's hair. She's the most beautiful girl in school and he watches her from a distance. But the girl suffers from leukaemia. Leo...

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MUSIC WITH THE IIC - Sophie Pardatscher & Barbara Panzarella
MUSIC WITH THE IIC - Sophie Pardatscher & Barbara Panzarella Thursday, November 08, 2018

Born in Merano in 1998, the young clarinetist Sophie Pardatscher, winner of the International Competition “Saverio Mercadante”, played as a soloist with different orchestras, inter alia with the orchestra of the Conservatoire Claudio Monteverdi in autumn 2016.Barbara Panzarella, born in Lamezia Terme in 1990,...

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CANCELLED - Rinascimento in progress. Florence: from museum to lab - with Sergio Risaliti and Paolo Bartoloni
CANCELLED - Rinascimento in progress. Florence: from museum to lab - with Sergio Risaliti and Paolo BartoloniMonday, November 12, 2018

Florence is known all over the world as the culla del rinascimento. Yet, in the past few years something has changed. No more just the cradle of the Renaissance nor a showcase for the contemporary, Florence is trying to function as a laboratory for the present. By clashing with the past, the city is breaking the glass dome...

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Il segreto di Pietramala: the quest for impossible languages - with Andrea Moro
Il segreto di Pietramala: the quest for impossible languages - with Andrea MoroThursday, November 15, 2018

In his novel Il segreto di Pietramala, Andrea Moro, linguist, essayist and winner of the Flaiano Literary Prize 2018, explores the illusion of fictional languages. The linguist Elia Rameau is sent to Corsica on a special mission: he must collect data on the language spoken in the small mountain village of Pietramala. Once...

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Lunedì al Cinema - I demoni di San Pietroburgo
Lunedì al Cinema - I demoni di San PietroburgoMonday, November 26, 2018

St. Petersburg, 1860. A member of the Imperial family is assassinated. A few days later, the writer Doestoevsky meets Gusiev, a young man being treated in a psychiatric hospital. Gusiev confesses that he is part of the group involved in the assassination and reveals that his comrades are planning to kill another one of...

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MUSIC WITH THE IIC - Lorenzo Albanese
MUSIC WITH THE IIC - Lorenzo AlbaneseThursday, November 29, 2018

Born in 1997, Lorenzo Albanese started as a self-taught accordionist at the age of 11, before being admitted to the Conservatory “F. Torrefranca” of Vibo Valentia (Italy). He won numerous national and international music competitions and performed at the London Royal Academy of Music during his Erasmus exch...

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