Istituto Di Cultura - Toronto

SuperDesign:  Italian Radical Design 1965-1975
SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 A film by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni – Directed by Francesca Molteni

Upcoming events

MAMMA: In the Meantime a photographic tale by Tony Luciani
"MAMMA: In the Meantime" a photographic tale by Tony LucianiThursday, February 15, 2018 → Monday, April 02, 2018

MAMMA: In the Meantime a powerful photographic tale on an extraordinary and unconventional relationship between the artist and his muse. Tony and his ninety-four-year-old mother Elia embark on a journey of discovery where art becomes the perfect medium to express the grief and wonders of living with Dementia. Elia&rsq...

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MUSICA NUDA in CONCERT
MUSICA NUDA in CONCERTThursday, February 22, 2018 → Saturday, February 24, 2018

Get a 20% discount | Promo code ITALY20 Vocalist Petra Magoni and double-bassist Ferruccio Spinetti fuse elements of jazz, rock, punk, and classical to create their own boundary-breaking sound. Harnessing the art of silence and the dramatic power of the lyric, the virtuosic Italian duo deconstructs the meaning of every...

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Opera For All -- Italian for Opera Singers!
Opera For All -- Italian for Opera Singers!Monday, February 26, 2018 → Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Opera For All is an accessible and inclusive community opera program in Toronto. No note-reading or previous experience necessary! Just a desire to sing your heart out. Over five lessons, you will learn a selection of five popular opera choruses under the guidance of award-winning Spanish opera singer and conductor Á...

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Premiere screening of SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975
Premiere screening of SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975Wednesday, February 28, 2018

On the occasion of the Italian Design Day, Maria Cristina Didero, design curator, and Evan Snyderman, gallery R&Company, NYC, will introduce a multiple event to celebrate the Italian Radical Design Movement. Toronto premiere screening of SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975, a film by Maria Cristina Didero...

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Thinking Objects: a Radical Approach to Contemporary Design
Thinking Objects: a Radical Approach to Contemporary DesignWednesday, February 28, 2018

Italian architect Franco Raggi will discuss with Francesca Molteni about the influences of the Italian Radical Design movement on modern design, with a focus on the Design of the 70s and 80s. The Italian Radical Design movement began in the 1960s in response to the tumultuous political and social climate: Young designers...

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Screening of Verdi's RIGOLETTO, directed by STEFANO VIZIOLI
Screening of Verdi's RIGOLETTO, directed by STEFANO VIZIOLIThursday, March 01, 2018

Opera production by Teatro Regio di Parma on the occasion of Festival Verdi. For the series of operas from 'Festival Verdi', the Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Rigoletto by director Stefano Vizioli, and music director Massimo Zanetti. Il duca di Mantova – Francesco DemuroRigoletto – Leo NucciGilda ...

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MM Contemporary Dance Company - North American Premiere
MM Contemporary Dance Company - North American PremiereThursday, March 01, 2018 → Saturday, March 03, 2018

The Italian MM Contemporary Dance Company comes to the Chutzpah! stage in Vancouver with the inventive and provocative choreographies of two twentieth century universally known musical scores – Maurice Ravel’s Bolero (with integrated contemporary composition from Stefano Corrias) choreographed by Michele Me...

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Super Design Italian Radical Design: 1965-1975
Super Design Italian Radical Design: 1965-1975Thursday, March 01, 2018 → Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with R & Company and Design Exchange present Super Design, an exhibition of Italian Radical Design presented by R & Company curated by Maria Cristina Didero. The show has been over a decade in the making and has come together through extensive research, passionate co...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of 7 Minutes
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "7 Minutes"Thursday, March 08, 2018 → Friday, March 23, 2018

The owners of an Italian textile factory sell the majority of their shares to a corporation. There is a small clause in the agreement that the new ownership wants the Factory Council to sign. Eleven women will decide for themselves, and as representatives of their colleagues, whether to accept the proposal or not. Little...

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European Book Club at the IIC: “Moravia’s Two Women: the age of innocence”
European Book Club at the IIC: “Moravia’s Two Women: the age of innocence”Thursday, March 08, 2018

A EUNIC event The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, along with EUNIC, the network of the European cultural institutes of Toronto formed by Alliance Française, Camões, Goethe-Institut, and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, invites you to their next book club meeting. “Two Women” will also give us the op...

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Gabriele D’Annunzio “L’Alba separa dalla Luce l’ombra”
Gabriele D’Annunzio “L’Alba separa dalla Luce l’ombra”Friday, March 16, 2018 → Saturday, March 17, 2018

Gianfranco Pappalardo Fiumara, pianist and Roberto Cresca, tenor, will be in Toronto on the occasion of the commemoration of Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938) with two  concerts on the “arie da salotto” of Tosti, a friend of D'Annunzio and with special attention to the texts of D'Annunzio. An excursus of...

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In Deum by Vesuvius Ensemble
"In Deum" by Vesuvius EnsembleFriday, March 30, 2018

On Good Friday, many devoted communities in Southern Italy still walk along an ancient path 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 path, offering both traditional and composed music which considers...

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Italian pianist Beatrice Rana in concert
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana in concertSunday, April 08, 2018

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has won three major awards in 2017: Edison Klassiek Award as “Discovery of the Year,” the BBC Music Magazine’s Newcomer of the Year Award, and the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award. These are part of a long list of major accolades. Rana came to public att...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of Friends By Chance
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "Friends By Chance"Friday, April 13, 2018 → Thursday, April 19, 2018

Alessandro is a 22-year-old turbulent and ignorant slacker from Trastevere, in Rome. He has lost his mother when he was two, and has become the torment of his father – a peddler in Porta Portese, the local flea-market – who can’t imagine a future for that idle and furious son, and is unable to find th...

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Giorgia Lupi at Digifest – Meet the Media Guru
Giorgia Lupi at Digifest – Meet the Media GuruWednesday, April 25, 2018

Giorgia Lupi sees beauty in data. With her practice, she challenges the impersonality that data communicate, designing engaging visual narratives that re-connect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas. Giorgia Lupi is an award-winning information designer and a cofounder of Accurat, a data-driven design...

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