By Center for Italian Modern Art
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the year that has become a symbol in Western history of an era of revolutionary political protest and social change. Join us for a special evening with artist Richard Nonas in conversation with Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and Laura Mattioli, Founder and President of CIMA, as they share memories of and reflect on the import and legacy of 1968. The month of May in particular marks the 50th anniversary of the student protests in Paris, an uprising that shut down the capital and soon spread to the rest of the country, spurring the occupation of universities and a general strike involving millions of workers. The sculptor Richard Nonas was in Paris at the time, a participant in the protests; Nicholas Fox Weber was studying with Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University in the spring of 1968, where student demonstrations closed the campus; and Laura Mattioli was a student at the Liceo Parini, a center of the protests in Milan.
6pm – registration and viewing of Alberto Savinio
6:20pm – conversation program, followed by Q&A
7:30pm – program concludes, viewing of exhibition
8pm – doors close
For more information and speakers bios, visit the CIMA event page.
Note: For unavoidable reasons, this event has been rescheduled from May 3 to May 8.