Performance
Photographic diary from Glastonbury Festival 2011 | Where Coachella meets Burning Man

Photographic diary from Glastonbury Festival 2011 | Where Coachella meets Burning Man

Ciao, I’m Alessio Pizzicannella, fotografo, from Roma. This is my last journey as a professional photographer… Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. Coming to Glastonbury involves a fair amount of travel, but when you get past these impediments, you enter a huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas....
Project Potholes | A new view on road nightmares

Project Potholes | A new view on road nightmares

A genius idea. Using potholes from all over the world as photography sets, transforming annoying chasms in the pavement in works of art, is the brainchild of these Italo-Canadian artisti duo husband & wife Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca. “Si, siamo Italiani, even tough we were born in Montreal, Canada”. Claudia: My father is from...
A Classical Kind of Guy | Hollywood Bowl

A Classical Kind of Guy | Hollywood Bowl

I have to say that I’m a classical kind of guy, although I might not seem like one at first. Since I first moved to Los Angeles from Bologna five years ago, I eagerly wait to discover the Hollywood Bowl’s summer lineup of jazz and rock stars and internationally renowned pianists and conductors. Every week...
I MET THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!

I MET THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!

I am Marco Di Carlo, aka Maverick, from Desenzano del Garda. Guys, how r u? I am an Italian guy living in Hollywood, California, thanks to a student exchange program with the ITALO AMERICANO magazine. I heard about Ganzo from Roberto Croci, who is the only one in the world to have published (in XL Repubblica)...
Music Giveaway and Sonica's Big Happy Party

Music Giveaway and Sonica’s Big Happy Party

Don’t you wish that life is one big happy party! You got to let your hair down every now and then and release all you got inside. ~ Bahar Canca Check out our music contest and more photos at the end of this post… There’s no doubt that Italians know the best way to spend...
Andrea Padova Attacks

Andrea Padova Attacks

The first time I heard the music of Italian pianist Andrea Padova I felt underwhelmed. He has a remarkable reputation as an award winning classical pianist and he’s known for crossing over to musical idioms like jazz, rock and pop music. Yet when I played his latest release ‘ArancioLimoneMandarino’, I initially thought “Oh, this sounds...
Luigi Ontani Continues to Perform

Luigi Ontani Continues to Perform

Ritual, memory and metamorphosis animate Luigi Ontani’s art.  Since the 1970s when he carve a path distinct from his arte povera contemporaries, Ontani has used masks and performance to craft paintings, ceramics and tableaux vivants that demonstrate an obsessive curiosity with the artist as subject. His work’s cultural breadth joins eastern and western symbols, icons,...
Made in China?  Italy?  Actually, London.

Made in China? Italy? Actually, London.

When artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities earlier this month, the international art community spoke out in his support. The case has reminded me of Weiwei’s unwitting, but good-humored role in a January hack by Italian artists Iocose. Iocose is an Italian based performance art group whose guerrilla tactics are beginning to make...