Fotografia Europea is the one unmissable local festival this spring

First of all, I plead guilty of never going to Reggio Emilia, whose museums, as I found out, literally kick ass. Eloquent preface aside, let’s go back to why I am mentioning Reggio now. I recently went there to attend the press preview of photography festival Fotografia Europea, and what a dense tour de force it was. Almost … More Fotografia Europea is the one unmissable local festival this spring

The Mast Foundation hosts a powerful “visual alphabet” of work on its latest exhibition

The Mast Foundation is one of those jewels that, as a resident in Bologna, you tend to take for granted, and yet you shouldn’t. First, because it is indeed a jewel, a massive multifunctional complex covering an area of 25,000 sm, designed by Studio Labics’s Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, graced by the presence of artworks by … More The Mast Foundation hosts a powerful “visual alphabet” of work on its latest exhibition

It is Boldini time at Palazzo Albergati. And what a time it was

There certainly haven’t been shortage of Boldini exhibitions over the past few years. We had one in Rome, one in Turin, one in Barletta. Ferrara, birthplace of the painter, hosted two: Boldini e la moda in 2019 and Boldini. Dal disegno al dipinto. Attorno alla Contessa de Leusse this year. And it was only three … More It is Boldini time at Palazzo Albergati. And what a time it was

If you like vintage photos and Bologna, this archive from Cineteca is for you

As we all know, Bologna’s Cinematheque loves to honor memory and memories, and as you all know I love La Cineteca di Bologna. So when I got invited to the presentation of Bologna Fotografata, a brand new digital archive of very bolognese photos signed by Cineteca I run to it. Once again, it was a … More If you like vintage photos and Bologna, this archive from Cineteca is for you

5 truly unmissable movies to watch on Piazza Maggiore (or at Lunetta Gamberini)

It is indeed that time of the year when I live like a vampire, hidden in a secluded, refrigerated shadow, and all my friends will hear from me is complaints about the heat the the mysterious composition of my body, which is unable to stand still over 30 degrees. But luckily it is also that … More 5 truly unmissable movies to watch on Piazza Maggiore (or at Lunetta Gamberini)

Breakfast with comedy: La Cineteca di Bologna’s matinées are back with a sumptuous program

It was about time to re-establish some sweet autumn rituals and what’s better than a witty, stylish, glamorous comedy from the Thirties and Forties served with quality coffee on a Sunday morning? La Cineteca di Bologna has re-launched its trademark Sundays Matinées in collaboration with Forno Brisa (started 3 years ago, they had been interrupted … More Breakfast with comedy: La Cineteca di Bologna’s matinées are back with a sumptuous program

My black and white feast, or why I love Il Cinema Ritrovato

Ce n’est pas deguelasse, pas at all. I’d start with this misquote from A bout de souffle, one of the most popular movies presented on Piazza Maggiore, to introduce the current edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato. Yes, it it happening. The mad situation of this 2020 obviously erased most cultural events all around the world … More My black and white feast, or why I love Il Cinema Ritrovato

From Ruhr to Angola, Foto / Industria as a way to love Bologna even more

The first gloomy days of real autumn are the perfect moment to visit an exhibition, and if you choose Foto / Industria you’ll actually visit 11 of them, all for free. This yearly celebration of work and the industrial world as interpreted by the lens is always an occasion not only to appreciate world-renewed masters … More From Ruhr to Angola, Foto / Industria as a way to love Bologna even more