The Journal of the Art of June

The new issue of newsagents: European centrality!

The new issue of “Il Giornale dell’Arte” is in newsstands (No. 429) monthly information, culture, economics, founded in 1983 by Umberto Allemandi.

EUROPEAN CENTRALITY: a month of great events relaunches Europe as a global reference for the art system. Documenta in Kassel will be multilingual, Art Basel and Tefaf are back in pre-pandemic format.

The June issue of “Il Giornale dell’Arte” is marked by the supplement “Il Giornale delle Mostre”, which contains the latest news from Maastricht (Tefaf), Basel (Art Basel), Kassel (documenta) and Brussels (Brafa).

Still art to see, in fact «all the art to see from June to September» in three Italian regions, in the additions «Seing in Abruzzo», «Seeing in Friuli Venezia Giulia» and «Seeing in the Marches».

Primactor chosen by Franco Fanelli for his monthly column of bio-historical-artistic insights is this time the prince of gallery owners Larry Gagosian.
As usual, a double page is reserved for the Ministry of Culture’s Journal.

On the website we highlight Fermata Terra, the special Italian pavilion – 59th art biennial with dialogues and texts about the cultural, economic and ecological model from yesterday, today and tomorrow; Day by day in art, daily column with real-time news from around the world about art and culture and the special Russian-Ukrainian crisis with ongoing updates on the cultural consequences of the war and the reactions of the art world.

Finally, on the channels Spotify, Apple Podcast, Overcast and other platforms (, the first of the three episodes of the podcast dedicated to the Biennial Arte 2022 online is the result of the media partnership between «Il Giornale dell’Arte »With the Italian pavilion:” Shock, clutches and hidden stories in the Biennale “by Cristiana Campanini, an 18-minute journey through the history of the Venice Biennale to be listened to strictly through headphones. The first episode is a kind of reasoned atlas in the context of the major themes proposed by the Italian pavilion, with contributions from art historian Clarissa Ricci and Emiliano Guaraldo, researcher in human and environmental sciences, through the way of perceiving nature. and the environment, especially since the seventies, when art began to give voice to the first environmental issues, and when the first ecological debates arose. The Venice Biennale has proven to be a laboratory for insight into topics that we consider central today and today have an even greater value if we think of Venice itself as one of the symbolic sites of climate change.

Where’s the gold from the shooters from Melitopol?
Manuel Castelluccia reports of possible looting of gold objects that can be traced to the culture of the Scythians from the museum in Melitopol ‘, in southern Ukraine, now under Russian military control.
«Scythian art is an expression of two different styles: the first characterizes objects made according to the typical” animal style “of the people of the steppes; the other, on the other hand, relates to objects produced by Greek shops and artisans to nomadic customers. Most of the gold artifacts are in the Hellenic style, and in them there is the coexistence of themes that are characteristic of both the Greek and Scythian worlds.

China and the energy bill are destroying Murano
The dramatic crisis of the Murano glassworks as narrated by Enrico Tantucci.
State aid is not enough to cover the extra energy costs. In 1996 in Murano there were 266 companies (with two thousand employees). Today there are less than 70. The “quality mark” has not even been adopted by Venini, and the ovens become hotels.

Enit and the Ministry of Tourism – We will use just like Spain
On 9 May, the Ministry of Tourism and Enit (National Tourism Agency) presented the plans drawn up to change the way our country communicates. The content of details in an article by Ada Masoero.
“Interest is growing for villages, trails, food and wine and cultural heritage (but also for sports and the outdoors). Promoting cultural tourism is crucial. We want “ambassadors” and a budget “at the Spanish level” (double ours) “.

Larry Gagosian, the star merchant
In the twelfth episode of his Primattori, Franco Fanelli introduces us to Larry Gagosian.
“If the devil wears Prada, he buys the paintings or gets Larry Gagosian to buy them. Who bought Marilyn for $ 195 million from Christie’s on May 9.”
The primate torii already appeared in “Il Giornale dell’Arte” are Beuys (n. 416, apr. ’21), Bonito Oliva (n. 417, mag. ’21), Cattelan (n. 418, jun. ’21 ), Manzoni (b. 419, Jul-Aug. ’21), De Dominicis (sept. ’21), Abramovic (oct. ’21), Banksy (nov. ’21), Koons (dec. ’21), Warhol (Feb. ’22), Obrist (Mr. ’22), Sgarbi (May ’22).

This summer #nonfiniscemai
Festivals, awards, processions, dance, literature, art, music, science, theater, food and wine. And there is also the new Literature Park. Gabriele D’Angiolo talks about it in a special post.
Lerici is preparing to celebrate Percy Shelley 200 years after the death of the famous romantic poet who died just 29 years old in a shipwreck in the waters off the Gulf. Among the municipality’s initiatives is the proposal to name a Literary Park within the Unesco network after the writer.

Genoa: Piero Boccardo, the first to resign from Italy against decay
Alessandro Martini interviews the former director of the Strada Nuova museums, who explains his intention to “touch the waters”.
Since 2000 director of the Palazzo Rosso (having been scientific director since 1988), since 2006 at the helm of the municipal museums of ancient art, art historian Piero Boccardo (Genoa, 1956) has withdrawn from any role just behind the inauguration of the great “SuperBarocco “Exhibitions on the Genoese Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, in Rome and Genoa.

The wonders of the crystals
Olga Scotto from Vettimo tells a new wonder about the city of Naples.
In the Sanità district, where the necropolis of ancient Neapolis once stood, opens on June 30 the extraordinary Ipogeo dei Cristallini, buried in tuff at a depth of 12 meters, with murals and finds from the Hellenistic era, restored thanks to the Martuscelli family .

In front of me Brandi’s desk: a warning
Alessandra Marino heads the Central Institute of Restoration. Arianna Antoniutti meets her.
«ICR was born immediately with a very specific intention: to continue at the same time with the restoration, research and training activities. The intention was to train restaurateurs who came out of the logic of the workshop empire and reached methodical rigor.

More than a photographer, I’m a caravan driver
Gabriele Sassone reviews Francesco Jodice. The complete Worksvolume edited by Marco Scotini for Silvana Editoriale.
«Those of Jodice share nothing of the dull, gripping nature of certain authors’ photographs; his insists on scientific and investigative functions. They have a threatening temperament. And consequently, they force us to doubt even the most obvious things.

Gormley and Fontana alliance space for Galleria Continua
Laura Lombardi presents two exhibitions by Antony Gormley.
The “Iron Age” of the English artist in the mother house of Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. In the Olivetti store on Piazza San Marco, Gormley meets his famous forerunner Lucio Fontana.

Gallerie d’Italia – a bank that gives credit to art
Intesa Sanpaolo brings its «museum» to four places. After Venice and Milan, it’s Turin’s turn and Naples’ new space: Alessandro Martini and Olga Scotto di Vettimo illustrate a road that goes from Caravaggio to photography, from the Middle Ages to Kounellis.
«The memorable year for Intesa Sanpaolo Galleries in Italy materialized on 16 and 20 May with the inauguration of the new offices in Turin and Naples. Interventions of significant planning and financial commitment have given birth (alongside the Vicenza and Milan offices) to two new centers of great quality, potential and ambition under the guidance of Michele Coppola, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Art, Culture and Historical Heritage » .

In Gubbio and Urbino, the Duke’s soul and heart
In the sixth century before his birth, the celebration of Federico da Montefeltro, the emblem of the Renaissance lord, in two exhibitions narrated by Stefano Miliani,
“Federico da Montefeltro and Gubbio.” Lì è tucto el core nostra et tucta anima nostra “” is held from June 19 to October 2 in the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo dei Consoli and Diocesan Museum of Gubbio and is curated by Francesco Paolo di Teodoro together with a group of other scholars. In Urbino, from June 23 to October 9, the National Gallery of the Marche organizes “Federico da Montefeltro and Francesco di Giorgio: Urbino crossroads of the arts (1475-1490)”, signed by Alessandro Angelini, Gabriele Fattorini and Giovanni Russo.

Tefaf Maastricht: 243 art dealers “screened” by 214 experts
The study by Giovanni Pellinghelli del Monticello includes a detailed presentation of the proposals of the 23 Italian exhibitors.
Tefaf Maastricht, the most famous of the international art fairs, returns to the old customs and presents from 24 to 30 June with a much coveted preview on invitation on the 24th its 35th edition, strengthened not only by a market that offers signs of excellent survival to the difficulties of the pandemic, but even more galvanized by the millionaire results of Tefaf New York last May.

Art Basel – We will be recognized
Will everything be the same as before? This is what Michela Moro asks in an article about the reopening of Art Basel in Basel on the canonical dates from 16 to 19 June.
“With 289 galleries from 40 countries, Art Basel heralds a return to the line: We have diversified the participants,” announces Marc Spiegler, but the quality and breadth of the offer will match the past.

Brafa 67th edition: Five thousand years in Brussels
Thanks to Elena Correggia, Il Giornale dell’Arte can also preview the famous Belgian exhibition.
The Brafa Art Fair reopens its doors for its 67th edition from 19 to 26 June in the name of a wide range of genres, eras and styles, depending on what has long been its distinctive figure. Return to the presence at a new location, the Brussels Expo on the Heysel Plateau, which will host 115 galleries from 15 countries. The proposals will span a period spanning over 5,000 years of history, from archeology to contemporary art and design.

documenta will be lumbung, word of majelis
It is Micaela Deiana who describes the complex structure of the fifteenth edition of documenta Kassel.
“The curators, the Indonesian collective Ruangrupa, have decided that the five-year review this time will be community-based, sustainable and supportive, based on 11 communities and 53 artists. A multilingual glossary replaces the technical terminology and it will be possible to buy a “suspended ticket” for those who can not pay the entrance fee of 27 euros. All that remains is to find out how, from 18 June to 25 September, Kassel will be able to enclose an entire planisphere in a city in central Germany.

Bruno Forte: Our churches are beautiful because people were poor and wanted to confide in God.
Stefano Miliani meets the great theologian, metropolitan archbishop of Chieti and Vasto.
“Where there are works of art, and many places in my diocese of Chieti-Vasto have them, the protection of the people is maintained, who is constantly vigilant: apart from the large centers, the cities of the diocese have an average of 1,000 – 1,500 inhabitants. The collective social context “I think a vision that ignores this popular sensitivity and people’s ability to protect their spiritual and artistic heritage is wrong.”

The exclusive gift for 2022 subscribers:
printed by GIULIO PAOLINI with the artist’s autograph signature
To subscribe to “Il Giornale dell’Arte” click here

To sign up for the free newsletter from “Il Giornale dell’Arte” click here

To follow us on Instagram click here
To follow us on Facebook click here
To follow us on Twitter click here
To follow us on Linkedin click here

© All rights reserved

Leave a Comment