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Looking at the sky in Rome

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I know it's extremely hot... I know you are planning a weekend at the beach... but please, please, please take some time off to pay a visit to the Brazilian Embassy in Rome (Piazza Navona). Artist Ernesto Neto is offering an exciting sensorial experience. The magnificent frescoes by baroque painter Pietro da Cortona (1596/7 - 1669), that are enhancing the vault of Galleria Cortona in Palazzo Pamphilj, are now closer than ever to the visitors. With his new installation,Olhando o céu (Looking at the sky), Neto is creating a pure dialogue between a contemporary artist, his audience and the past. Neto is offering the chance to lie down on a carrinhos (a wood structure with fabric and wheels), take a binoculars and start to admire Cortona's frescoes.
A feeling of astonishment are pursued by both artists. As a spectator you will be more involved in the action of 'reading' with your eyes the stories of Aeneas from closer.  You will feel time stretching at your own will. Su…

A conversation on Sol LeWitt

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Yesterday, in the evening, I had a chance to attend an interesting conference at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.Adachiara Zevi, Art historian and Architect, was introducing the work of American artist Sol LeWitt. 
This conversation was offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Empire State, art in New York today".
Mrs Zevi not only had the chance to be the last one to interview the artist, but she also curated a recent exhibition at Museo Madre (Napoli), "Sol LeWitt. The artist and his artists".
Adachiara Zevi
Art historian and architect Adachiara Zevi, who penned the first collection of essays by and on Sol LeWitt as well as producing a recent book devoted to Wall Drawings in Italy, will be introducing her audience to the work and thought of this American artist - the man behind a revolution in artistic vocabulary without which it is impossible to understand today's art - and to his unique approach to conceptual art.
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A little taste of Venice Biennale... in pictures.

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Brazil Inside/Outside  Brazil Inside/Outside (Fervenza/Mlászho/Clark/Bill/Munari) Hélio Fervenza, Odires Mlászho, Lygia Clark, Max Bill, Bruno Munari. Commissioner: Luis Terepins (Fundação Bienal de São Paulo). Curator: Luis Pérez-Oramas. Deputy Curator: André Severo. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini.
GREAT BRITAIN
Jeremy Deller
GREAT BRITAIN
Jeremy Deller
Commissioner: Andrea Rose. Curator: Emma Gifford-Mead. Venue: Pavilion at Giardinivenicebiennale.britishcouncil.org

GERMANY Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh GERMANY Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh
Commissioner: Federal Foreign Office Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa). Curator: Susanne Gaensheimer. Venue: Pavilion at Giardiniwww.deutscher-pavillon.org