An Italian’s Chinese Love Affair Through Art: A Conversation with Dionisio Cimarelli

In 2004, Italian sculptor Dionisio Cimarelli left for China where he lived nine years, honing his art. In an interview with La Voce di New York Cimarelli comments: “Italy is the nation in the west with cultural ties closest to China. An Italian would never feel out of his element in China. There are many things common to both countries: the meaning of family, traditions, sitting down to do business together especially after having established a friendly relationship. Not surprisingly in China the two most famous historical figures from the West are Italian: Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci.”

On Monday, February 26, Cimarelli will give a guest lecture to students of Italian and Chinese, and the greater Montclair community,  to discuss the connection between these cultures and to answer questions from the general public.

Join Professors Enza Antenos (Italian) and Wing Ho (Chinese) for this special event!

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