Issue 33

Editor’s note

Tracing the September streets of Poland, through Warsaw and Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan, a trail of singular discovery unfolded as pieces of a puzzle that would configure itself into this issue. This was where the “Mover of the Earth and Stopper of the Sun”, Nicolaus Copernicus had once walked. This was where sixteen Nobel Laureates were nurtured, from Madame Curie to Lech Walesa and poet Wyslawa Szymborska, whom we have featured. This is the land of Chopin. And this is where its people are at the crossroads, seeking a new direction to its future.

In this issue

  • An Extraordinary Heritage
    Italy’s contemporary art is constructed on a formidable and eternal bedrock of Renaissance artists since the 15th century, like...
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  • Ca D'oro. A Feast for the Senses
    A Renaissance man, Franchetti Sr. was to inhabit the space as his permanent residence in the fading years of...
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  • Behind the Walls. The Vanishing Zouaves
    My work is a melding of memory, imagination and fantasy. While memory has its own nuances, I am more...
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  • To see or not to see
    When I moved to Rome, my desire to force viewers to shift their perspective has not changed; but the...
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  • Poetry
    I’ve become very wise I say wise things one after the other easily very easily I say them and forget them I can...
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  • In Rome. A necessary fusion of aesthetics
    Wealthy Italian men and women were known to have stocked their wardrobes with high fashion from London and Paris...
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  • Designed to seduce
    Through its creative years, Italy has produced some of the best designers in the world.
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  • Theatre Maximum
    Romeo as director and conceptualiser has over the years developed a powerful and sweeping vocabulary that embraces music, sculpture,...
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  • Commedia Dell'Arte
    But it is the NCPA’s Experimental Theatre that is the true home of ‘disruptive’ new ideas. A deep black...
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  • Rome: The Cradle of Opera
    Dr Eddie Khambata, a Laryngologist and passionate about opera, has worked on the throats of several leading opera singers...
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  • Cinema Magnifico
    Italian filmmakers have excelled in their trajectory as some of the most important and influential, with a formidable listing...
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  • Oliviero Toscani. Living his belief...
    Social commentary and commerce are strange bedfellows, but never before had its union impacted the world as it did...
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  • Fausto Delle Chiaie. Soul of the Sidewalk
    Here is an introduction to an unusual artist, his uncommon practice and unique expression.
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  • Owning Memories...Once upon a time in Italy
    Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, to mark the end of World War I. Though the conflict occurred nearly...
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  • Razza Umana. The Human Race
    Rebel photographer Oliviero Toscani and a team of the like-minded, traveled extensively in Italy to document “Razza Umana” a...
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  • Migration: A Circle of Hope
    Empyreal options have been one of mankind’s primal instincts; a logical urge to improve one’s quality of life. Canada,...
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  • Blurring Boundaries
    Award-winning photographer Marco Gualazzini, observes and engages with a battle-hardy agricultural community from India’s own lush agricultural belt who...
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