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Welcome on board of the second issue of the new edition of Carnet de miart – the last one for this dense 2016. Our goal was to use this issue to offer a lively overview of modern Italian art. Yet, with the memories of the year gone by fading slowly, and the holidays approaching quickly, …

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The contingency of the present time is by definition impossible to fully grasp. In fact, sometimes it gauges our attention with more unexpected events than the tools one seems having to articulate them, or than the predictions one could make. Multiple and conflicting reactions—a sudden joy or a prolonged despair, struggle and indifference—compose the immediacy …

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Dating back to the late ‘40s, a small Italian company set on the torrent Erno started to produce raincoats. Success came soon after, and in the ‘80s Herno was one of the first Italian clothes brands opening to the Japan market. The company, founded by Giuseppe Marenzi with the support of his wife Alessandra Diana, …

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Since the purpose of this second issue of Carnet de miart was to give a lively overview of modern Italian art, we decided to travel overseas to explore what the current reception of this unique century and its cultural production in the United States has been so far. First of all, let us begin with …

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In the 2015 preface to his very well-known book Milan Since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity, John Foot draws a parallel between the innovations brought in Milan by EXPO 2015 and what happened in the 1950s and 60s when the city became the centre of culture and innovation after the World Wars. Whilst describing the …

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For every issue, Carnet de miart presents a newly commissioned, image-based contributions by artists, representing their interpretation of the topics discussed in the magazine. All images will be downloadable to be potentially used as desktop wallpaper: an ironic means of further investigating the meaning of installing the work of an artist in a private space—as …

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