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(USA) “FEDERICO ON MY MIND”

The Italian Cultural Institute presents the exhibit

“FEDERICO ON MY MIND”

PAINTINGS

A Tribute to Federico Fellini’s Movies

by Annamaria Suppa

Italian Trade Commission

33 East 67th Street New York, NY 10065-5949

Preview and Cocktail

Dec. 10, 2013 – 6.30 pm

 Microsoft Word - Federico on my Mind invitation2.doc

Federico on My Mind, an Art Exhibition by Annamaria Suppa, is now for the first time in the United States for the Year of Italian Culture. This Exhibition – a tribute to the Maestro Fellini’s masterpieces – has been featured as one of the official side events of The 4th Bif&st Bari International Film Festival (March 16-23, 2013 Bari, Italy) by the President of Bif&st, the director Ettore Scola and by his creator, Felice Laudadio. The eleven Suppa’s Artwork Bif&st Exhibition has been promoted by Fondazione Fellini, Regione Puglia and by the City of Bari. The tailor-made series of paintings of Annamaria Suppa is actually inspired by some specific films directed by the Rimini artist. What eludes a simple and predictable approach, documentary and descriptive, is instead a passionate, imaginary close-up, which evolves around traces, signs, visual or thematic ideas, using a method that has always characterized her paintings, giving them a peculiar texture full of metabolized contaminations (…) In this sense, more than one element seems to associate Suppa’s creative process with Federico Fellini’s one: the processing ability to visually synthesize a strong imaginative gradient. Too often, in fact, it has been coded as “Felliniesque” a kind of ‘baroque exuberance that forgets, on the other hand, the fundamental value of sobriety and the importance of absentia in his films (as Oscar Iarussi has already pointed out). The paintings on wood by Annamaria Suppa emphasize this character of dreamlike lightness, with a parallel talent to condense a narrative substrate suspended between fact and fiction.

Annamaria Suppa

graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Bari, Italy, lives and works in Bari, Rome and New York. Professor of Design, History of Art and Design Technology, she retired in 2006 as Painting Workshop Professor of the State Institute of Art Pino Pascali in Bari. Since the 80s participated in various Art-International Expo Fairs, and frequent collective and personal, national and international exhibitions. In 2008 was one of the 6 international artists selected for the Tria Summer Cocktail Exhibition organized by Tria – The Suchman-Bart-Metheny Gallery in New York. In 2011, for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, she created and realized – in collaboration with other 2 artists – the Art Video Sequence for Violin and Three Colours (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h2kUD-iUiI) that was presented at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari. Her artworks are present in several national and international public collections, as well as in private collections in Italy, in Europe and in the USA. (www.annamaria.suppa@yahoo.it)

On View from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2013

For more information on the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, please visit:

www.iicnewyork.esteri.it

Communications Office

Gisella Ingraffia

Italian Cultural Institute New York
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Tel. 212 879-4242 ext.333
Fax 212 861-4018

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