Yes, believe it or not (ignore the stubborn rains: the forecast predicts 30 degrees by May 30th), summer is coming. And yes, the place to be is Le Serre dei Giardini Margherita. You already know that I find this place enchanting. What you don’t know but are about to discover is how rich is the … More Summer is (coming) at Le Serre
How many of you casually go to “surrealist parties”? Or hang around with the most creative talent of your generation? How many of you split your time between Paris, New York, London and Egypt and your career between being a fabulous model, an accomplished photographer, a war journalist and a chef? This is just a … More The surreal(ist) lives of Lee Miller
Ex Africa semper aliquid novi, “There’s always something new coming from Africa”, Pliny The Younger used to say. Here’s the origin of this ambitious exhibition’s title: the art, the artists, the hidden masters and the often forgotten pieces coming ex Africa, from Africa. This exhibition might be the biggest ever organized in Italy, a vast, … More Ex Africa comes beauty
Not a teenager anymore, Bilbolbul is in its early twenties but is still very determined to play. This festival dedicated to comics is about to take Bologna by storm once again and today it was presented to the press. This year’s theme was revealed: other realities, something that can mean almost anything, especially in the … More Parallel realities and a call to be pop. Bilbolbul is back in town
I had been waiting for them for a while and finally they’re here in Bologna. The floating kimonos, the snowy landscapes, the carps, the birds, the cherry blossoms and of course the waves, those iconic “dragon claw waves” as they’re called, that are so strongly linked to a certain imagery of Japanese painting during its … More Inside the foam, behind the wave. Hiroshige and Hokusai at Museo Archeologico
Here we are. The most beautiful period to be in Bologna has begun. And actually you don’t need to be a cinephile to enjoy a historical piazza turned into a massive open air theatre screening masterpieces. But if you are, well, it’s the time to be happy. Il Cinema Ritrovato begins today, Saturday June … More From Scorsese to Mastroianni. Summer in Bologna is a cinephile’s dream
Among the advantages of being a daydreaming journalist slash part time flaneur there’s the possibility of accidentally walking into an exhibition’s opening while you’re taking a walk, presenting your press ID and sneaking in even though you weren’t invited or informed of its happening (hey, we’re paid less than decently but at least we get … More The beauty of being mad: Larry Fink’s photos are silent screams against Donald Trump
With the first timid blooms of spring, Bologna opens its doors to an enticing exhibition devoted to Ukiyo-e, the iconic Japanese art movement celebrating the ephemeral beauty of life. As a lover of Japanese art in general and of Ukiyo-e graceful aestethics in particular, I hurried to the opening of “Giappone: storie d’amore e guerra” … More Geishas and cherry blossoms: floating world for a dreamy spring at Palazzo Albergati
Do you remember the video from Take me to church? Of course you do. And probably you’re not thinking about the original short promoting Hozier’s song from 2015, but the other one, made by David LaChapelle and graced by the presence of dancer Sergei Polunin. Now the Russian dancer, model and actor features in his … More Orione, Galliera, Bellinzona: “parish cinemas” of Bologna have wings!
Bologna the Red, they say. Not as red as the October’s revolution, happening little more than one hundred years ago (on October 25th 1917 of the Russian calendar it had its peak), that inspired Revolutija, an incredibly rich and fascinating exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, also known as MAMbo. From Malevich … More Revolutija! The exhibition you shouldn’t miss is at Mambo. Go see it!