The faces of NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 is an exhibition that portrays life in Italy through the lens of photography before, during, and after World War II. The exhibit features some 110 prints — primarily vintage photographs — captured by more than 50 Italian photographers, paired with the original magazines, photobooks, and newspapers in which they circulated. These are curated from private collections and on view exclusively at arteitalia.
The exhibit is the most comprehensive curated collection of journalistic images capturing the faces of Italy after World War II. NeoRealismo toured Europe to great acclaim and recently made its U.S. debut at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery. Exclusively sponsored by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, NeoRealismo has exhibited at the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco — and now at arteitalia in Reno.
Don’t miss the Reno Winter Light Festival December 7-14, 2019. The week-long event features a number of free family-friendly events:
Saturday, December 7, 2019:
– Noon – 7 p.m.: Holiday Market on the City Plaza. Craft Faire with food and beverage vendors, presented by Wandering Wyld.
– 3 – 7 p.m.: Free photos with Santa for the kids
– 5 – 6 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony with live entertainment. Tree lighting at 6 p.m.
– 7 p.m.: Free skate at the Rink at The ROW.
Take a stroll around downtown and check out the Public Art Displays – December 7-14, 2019:
Fish Out of Water art installation at Wingfield Park, noon-10p.m. Otto the giant goldfish will be hanging out over the Truckee River during the day and illuminated at night. By Bland Hoke. This will be on display daily through December 14, 2019.
Sonic Dichroic Reeds at Wingfield Park, noon-10p.m. The piece features sound from local fauna–birds and insects–with 6 foot reeds made from dichroic glass that sway in the wind and reflect sunlight during the day. At night, they are transformed into brilliantly lit bouquets. By Hugh Livingston. This will be on display daily through December 14, 2019.
You Are Here… Elsewhere at ReTRAC, near Whitney Peak, 5p.m. – 10pm. A projection art piece based on interactive maps. With the play of lights, the video projections, pictograms, and the geographical coordinates, the human mapping turns into a playground. By Matthieu Tercieux. This will be on display daily through December 14, 2019.
Saturday, December 14, 2019:
Fire & Ice Show on the City Plaza, 5 to 9 p.m. Ice Carving Contest, fire dancers and sculptures.
For more information about the Winter Light Festival, and other community holiday events, visit RenoCulture.com.