Istituto Di Cultura - Toronto

FROM A TO ZAVEN. A project by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni Zaven's first solo Canadian show opens Jan 22 - March 15

Upcoming events

Tafelmusik’s concert: The Harlequin Salon
Tafelmusik’s concert: The Harlequin SalonWednesday, January 16, 2019 → Sunday, January 20, 2019

Directed by Elisa Citterio Created, scripted, and illustrated by Marco Cera Roberta Invernizzi, soprano click here to buy tickets Experience the intrigue, artistry, and commedia of this dazzling Roman soirée. Meet Pier Leone Ghezzi—caricaturist, painter, and host of some of 18th-century Rome’s most...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of The Girl in the Fog
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "The Girl in the Fog"Thursday, January 17, 2019 → Saturday, January 26, 2019

Movie A winter’s night. A car accident caused by heavy fog. There's a wrecked vehicle, but the driver unharmed - yet the police detain him anyway. Who's blood is on his car, if there's not a scratch on him? The driver is a policeman called Vogel, and every time there’s a big news story, his face is sure to a...

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Volevo essere Walt Disney
"Volevo essere Walt Disney"Monday, January 21, 2019

Screening. Monday, January 21 | 6:30 pm   He wanted to be Walt Disney and he became Alessandro Mendini. Creator of a parallel universe, ironic and tragic, intimate and able to speak to the world, in any language. Architecture, art, design, writing, and critique. A protagonist of the 20th and 21st centuries telling...

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FROM A TO ZAVENTuesday, January 22, 2019 → Friday, March 15, 2019

FROM A TO ZAVEN. A project by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni IIC Istituto Italiano di Cultura – TorontoJanuary 22 – March 15 2019Opening night: January 22 | 6:30pm On the occasion of the “Design TO Festival” the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with Studio Zaven and MUSE Fac...

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The Hidden Gems of Italy
The Hidden Gems of ItalyTuesday, January 22, 2019 → Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hot Docs Curious Minds Speaker Series. Led by Dr. Franco Gallippi. Tuesdays, January 22 - February 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema   You know Roma. You know Milano. But what about the Italian cities beyond the tourist guides? Join Italian Cultural Studies professor Dr. Franco Gallippi for a colou...

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Auschwitz Testimonies
Auschwitz TestimoniesTuesday, January 29, 2019

Theatrical reading curated by the International Primo Levi Studies Center and the Study Center Vasilij Grossman. Reading selection by Domenico Scarpa e Marco Sisto. Tuesday, January 29 | 6:30 pm Free admission. Click here to RSVP.   Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Primo Levi’s birth. On the occasio...

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Rezonance Ensemble: Italian Celebration concert with Romina Di Gasbarro
Rezonance Ensemble: Italian Celebration concert with Romina Di GasbarroSunday, February 03, 2019

Rezonance is celebrating Italian music and culture with singer and multi-instrumentalist Romina Di Gasbarro. A mix of gorgeous, passionate songs, and fiery instrumental works from the 16th and 17th centuries, and folk traditions. Works by Falconieri, Lasso, Farina, Uccellini, and more. Rezonance has been bringing fun...

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Tafelmusik’s concert: The Tempestuous Violin
Tafelmusik’s concert: The Tempestuous ViolinThursday, February 07, 2019 → Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Enrico Onofri, guest director and violin click here to buy tickets   Embrace music’s power to incite human passions and unleash the force of Mother Nature. “Is there anything more powerful than music?” asks Enrico Onofri. The charismatic wizard of the baroque violin and close collaborator/teacher o...

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Dronesphere Colloquium by John H.Daniels
Dronesphere Colloquium by John H.Daniels Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present :"Dronesphere Colloquium" No city has yet confronted a large scale domestic integration of either autonomous, or remotely piloted aerial vehicles. Although, various district-scale experiments, testing the occupation of urban airspace, are underway. During the latter...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of The Name of Woman
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "The Name of Woman"Thursday, March 07, 2019 → Saturday, March 09, 2019

Movie Nina Martini, a single mother, gets a temporary job at the Barrata elderly residence. It is a relief for her to get this job and she enjoys the quietness of the place and the work shifts with thirty other women. But soon she discovers the well-kept secret of the manager, a well-established system of small sexual...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of The Place
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "The Place"Friday, April 12, 2019 → Friday, April 26, 2019

Movie A mysterious man sits everyday at the same table of the same restaurant, continuously receiving visitors. Each of his clients wants something, driven by a deep desire, a desire that is difficult to realize, if not impossible. There is however a price to pay for his services. Because the choices and the consequences...

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Vesuvius Ensemble: Easter Procession
Vesuvius Ensemble: Easter ProcessionFriday, April 19, 2019 → Saturday, April 20, 2019

Concert On Good Friday, many devoted communities in Southern Italy still walk along an ancient footpath toward a holy sanctuary, singing powerful melodies along the way. In this special Good Friday performance, the Vesuvius Ensemble will take you along a sacred musical journey, offering both traditional and composed music...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of I’m Tempesta
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "I’m Tempesta"Thursday, May 09, 2019 → Saturday, May 11, 2019

Movie Numa Tempesta has money, charisma, a good nose for business, and very few scruples. One day, the law catches up with him: because of an old conviction for tax fraud he is sentenced to a year of community ser- vice. This is how he meets Bruno, a young father who has become homeless and who frequents the commu- nity...

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Vesuvius Ensemble: The Plucking Opera
Vesuvius Ensemble: The Plucking OperaFriday, May 31, 2019 → Monday, July 01, 2019

Concert Vesuvius delves into the world of nineteenth-century opera, where the latest popular melodies were sung by  commoners in the streets and played on whatever instruments were around. This unique concert explores the many publications which arranged these opera tunes for ensembles of mandolins and guitars.  ...

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