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Giorgio Di Domenico is a Ph.D. prospect in Artwork History at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. His doctoral research focuses on the reception of Surrealism in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. He aims to show how central Surrealism has been to postwar Italian artists, including those people with no formal or overt ties to the motion. He bases his investigation on visible assessment, framed inside a broader context of cultural reports and archival-centered research.
He attended the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa for his BA and MA, defending theses on Jannis Kounellis’s Rose Paintings and the Italian artists’ magazine La Città di Riga, to which he also devoted a forthcoming monograph. He interned at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. In spring 2022, he was a traveling to college student at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York College. His publications involve essays on the operate of Jannis Kounellis (Studi di Memofonte, 2018 Paragone, 2022), the observe of Alberto Burri in the 1970s (Annali della Scuola Normale, 2021), and the romance among Burri and Robert Rauschenberg in 1950s New York (Prospettiva, 2022). More not long ago, Giorgio begun to interact in present-day art criticism: he from time to time writes in Antinomie and Flash Artwork.
His analysis venture as a CIMA fellow will incorporate numerous methods to the relationships amongst Surrealism and advertising, analyzed from an Italian standpoint. His target will be the reception of Surrealist imagery by Italian advertising and marketing graphics from the 1930s to the 1970s. A second analysis theme will be the circulation of the advertising and marketing production of Surrealist artists in Italy, with distinct insights into the activity of Salvador Dalí and Giorgio de Chirico. Eventually, the past component of his research will aim on the Surrealist impact on Mimmo Rotella’s oeuvre.