Join DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State for a guided in-person tour of Nivola: Sandscapes an exhibition dedicated to the work of artist Costantino Nivola at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in Cold Spring, NY. A native of Sardinia and longtime resident of Springs, NY, on Long Island, Nivola (1911–1988) created large-scale architectural reliefs and sculpture installations in collaboration with prominent Modern architects.
Nivola: Sandscapes explores the artist’s pioneering process of sandcast sculpting. It features a selection of approximately 50 works from the early 1950s through the 1970s, including sandcast reliefs, carved concrete sculptures and rarely seen maquettes of his most important architectural commissions such as the iconic Olivetti Showroom on 5th Avenue, the Bridgeport Post, and the William E. Grady Vocational High School in Brooklyn. Our tour will be guided by a Magazzino staff member.
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This event is our chapter’s contribution to DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2021, a nation-wide initiative in which local DOCOMOMO chapters and allied organizations offer tours of Modern architecture.
Magazzino Italian Art is a museum and research center dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of postwar and contemporary Italian art in the United States. The nonprofit museum serves as an advocate for Italian artists as it celebrates the range of their creative practices from Arte Povera to the present. Through its curatorial, scholarly, and public initiatives, Magazzino explores the impact and enduring resonances of Italian art on a global level.