Istituto Di Cultura - Toronto

FACING THE CAMERA 50 Years of Italian Portraits

Upcoming events

“Art in the Library” with Carina Francioso
“Art in the Library” with Carina Francioso Friday, November 01, 2019 → Saturday, March 21, 2020

“Art in the Library” is the new original initiative created by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura to promote Italian-Canadian artists in Toronto. A new painting will be shown every season to delight our public with contemporary artists inspired by Italy and Italian culture.   Painting title: "Sotto lo ...

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EXHIBITION: Spazio Disponibile by Dawit L. Petros
EXHIBITION: "Spazio Disponibile" by Dawit L. PetrosSaturday, January 25, 2020 → Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Power Plant presents a new body of work by Dawit L. Petros. INTERNATIONAL ART PARTNER: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA GUEST CURATOR: IRENE CAMPOLMIASSISTANT CURATOR: AMIN ALSADEN, CURATORIAL FELLOW Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, May 10 Born in Eritrea, Canadian artist Dawit L. Petros explores relationships between...

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Exhibition: Facing the Camera. 50 Years of Italian Portraits
Exhibition: Facing the Camera. 50 Years of Italian PortraitsThursday, February 13, 2020 → Friday, March 27, 2020

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Curated by Marco Delogu Through the works of twenty authors and their personal research this exhibition explores portrait photography in Italy, with a great number of unpublished photographs and some renowned ones picturing subjects looking straight into the camera, silently...

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BOOK PRESENTATION: Land of Triumph and Tragedy. Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers.
BOOK PRESENTATION: Land of Triumph and Tragedy. Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers.Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Land of Triumph and Tragedy. Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers. A Century of Italian Immigration to Canada: Immigrants Who Made It and Those Who Perished Trying By Paola Breda with Marino Toppan Authors Paola Breda and Marino Toppan will present a ground-breaking new history of the Italian-Canadian immigration experience,...

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L'Altra Italia Film Screening: None Like Us (Nessuno come noi)
L'Altra Italia Film Screening: None Like Us (Nessuno come noi)Thursday, February 20, 2020 → Friday, February 28, 2020

None Like Us is the emotional tale of the imperfections of love, and its bitter consequences, set against the landscape of Turin, Italy, during the 1980s... before smartphones and social networks. What happens to your heart when you discover that you're madly in love with your best friend? What happens to your soul when...

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Concerti in Galleria Concert Series: Amore Per Sempre with Soprano Victoria Gydov
Concerti in Galleria Concert Series: Amore Per Sempre with Soprano Victoria GydovSaturday, February 22, 2020

Villa Charities, with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, presents Concerti in Galleria, a new concert series featuring renowned musicians performing a brilliant array of musical genres including opera, chamber music and more, all held in the beautiful Joseph D.Carrier Art Gallery. Amore Per SempreSaturday,...

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Omaggio a Venezia: A fundraising relief effort
Omaggio a Venezia: A fundraising relief effortSaturday, February 22, 2020

Following the exceptional tide that struck the city on the night of November 12, 2019, Venice suffered considerable damage. Through its network of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes, the Foreign Ministry has launched a solidarity campaign in support of Venice to raise the awareness of both the Italian...

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Presentation by the Director of the Querini Stampalia Foundation (Venice)
Presentation by the Director of the Querini Stampalia Foundation (Venice)Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto will host Marigusta Lazzari, Director of the Querini Stampalia Foundation, located in Venice. The Director will be presenting the Foundation and its activities, including the wonderful art collection housed in its museum. The presentation will begin with the screening of a documentary...

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Screening & Panel Discussion: Lola Colt: Faccia a faccia con El Diablo (1967)
Screening & Panel Discussion: "Lola Colt: Faccia a faccia con El Diablo" (1967)Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lola Colt: Faccia a faccia con El Diablo (1967) Screening and Panel Discussion February 27, 2020 | 7PM Innis Town Hall | University of Toronto - St. George Campus | 2 Sussex Avenue In conjunction with the Black History Month celebrations, the University of Toronto’s Department of Italian Studies and Cinema Stu...

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Eros Ramazzotti: VITA CE N’È WORLD TOUR
Eros Ramazzotti: VITA CE N’È WORLD TOURSaturday, March 07, 2020

One of the most famous Italian artists in the world is ready for another incredible live project, in which he will bring the songs of his new VITA CE N'È album to the world’s most prestigious stages. He will also perform the smash hits that made him famous and with which he won millions of fans during his more th...

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Concerti in Galleria Concert Series:  Italian Love Cantatas with Agnes Zsigovics
Concerti in Galleria Concert Series: Italian Love Cantatas with Agnes ZsigovicsSaturday, March 07, 2020

Villa Charities, with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, presents Concerti in Galleria, a new concert series featuring renowned musicians performing a brilliant array of musical genres including opera, chamber music and more, all held in the beautiful Joseph D.Carrier Art Gallery. Italian Love CantatasSaturday,...

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“The Italian Nobleman Urbano Monte’s World Map of 1587: Sources, Development, and his Interest in Japan”
“The Italian Nobleman Urbano Monte’s World Map of 1587: Sources, Development, and his Interest in Japan”Wednesday, March 11, 2020

“The Italian Nobleman Urbano Monte’s World Map of 1587: Sources, Development, and his Interest in Japan” March 11 THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, TORONTO 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300, Toronto Ontario CANADA M4W 1A8 T 416.966.1600 ext. 226 | F 416.966.9773 | |www.jftor.org Abstract: In this talk Chet Van Duzer ...

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Pilar in Concert at the University Club of Toronto
Pilar in Concert at the University Club of TorontoFriday, March 27, 2020

Blessed with a superb voice, a confident stage presence, a sense of humour and an obvious passion for her art, Pilar is that rare artist able to connect with audiences at every level. She sings in four languages, mixing jazz, fok, pop and classical Italian song. At her sold-out Koerner Hall concert last November, the Rome-based...

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Tarantella Experience with Lucia Scarabino: The Ritual of Pizzica Dance and Tarantella del Gargano
Tarantella Experience with Lucia Scarabino: The Ritual of Pizzica Dance and Tarantella del GarganoSaturday, March 28, 2020 → Sunday, March 29, 2020

Come learn the ritual of Pizzica Dance and the Tarantella del Gargano from one of the top folk dancers all the way from Puglia, Italy. Lucia Scarabino has toured the world performing numerous times for the famous La Notte della Taranta festival and has taught workshops in her homeland and abroad. This will be an engaging...

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The Power Plant Film Series Italian Colonial Cinema: Appunti per un'Orestiade Africana (Notes Towards an African Orestes)
The Power Plant Film Series "Italian Colonial Cinema": Appunti per un'Orestiade Africana (Notes Towards an African Orestes)Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini aimed to establish an Italian empire in Africa. In 1935, Mussolini provoked a political dispute with Abyssinian (modern Ethiopian) Emperor, Haile Selassie, as justification for a military invasion. While there was international outrage, there was no military action taken against...

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