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This edition: Gramsci Mon./Lo studio dei nipoti/Antonio Monda

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 17, 2013.

First aired: September 25, 2013.

Hosted by Anthony J. Tamburri, we’ll visit the “Gramsci Monument” installed in the heart of the Bronx’s Forest Houses and talk with the work’s creator, Thomas Hirschorn; we’ll take you to an exhibit, “Lo studio dei nipoti: Four Artists,” and hear from the artists during the opening reception at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s Galleria; and chat with New York University Professor Antonio Monda about his new book, “L’america non esiste.”

ITALICS will take you to Forest Houses in the Bronx, in the midst of which artist Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Gramsci Monument” was constructed and became a central focus – for residents and visitors - for two months. We’ll talk with Mr. Hirschorn about the project and get a feel for the events that took place at the monument dedicated to the great Italian Marxist philospher.

Next, we’ll join ITALICS correspondent, Lucia Grillo, at the Calandra Institute’s Galleria for the exhibition opening “Lo studio dei nipoti: Four Artists.” Lucia Grillo and the Calandra Institute’s Rosangela Briscese will talk with the featured artists about their artistic process, their Italian ancestry and Italian American upbringing, and their experience working alongside eleven fellow Italian American and Southern Italian artists in Monasterace, Calabria, the location of their summer 2013 residency.

Then, we’ll go to New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts for an afternoon chat with Antonio Monda – writer, film director, journalist, co-founder and Artistic Director of "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema" festival, and professor of Italian Cinema – about his book, “L’America non esiste.”

Guest List

Nancy Agati Artist

Rosangela Briscese Coordinator for Academic and Cultural Programs, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/Queens College/CUNY

Cianne Fragione Artist

Thomas Hirschorn Artist

Antonio Monda Associate Professor/Author, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television/NYU

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY

Rose Michelle Taverniti Artist/Founder, Lo studio dei nipoti

Marisa Tesauro Artist