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October 17

Held annually during October in Naples, Italy, ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art was established in 1996 to focus solely on the art of the present day. Filmmakers, artists, scholars, curators, and the general public assemble from all parts of the world to view, converse, and debate the works. This two-part program, organized in association with the Italian Cultural Institute, comprises two films, one on an Italian artist and the other American. Filmmaker Andrea Bettinetti is present to discuss the filming process following the screenings. With special thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute, Washington, the program is presented at the Embassy of Italy in conjunction with International Day of Italian Contemporary Art. Registration is required for events at the Embassy of Italy

Piero Manzoni, Corpo d'aria n. 28 (Body of Air n. 28), 1959-60
image courtesy Ricci/Guidetti © Fondazione Piero Manzoni

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