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Robert Davi reads Gabriele Tinti

Date:

04/28/2018


Robert Davi reads Gabriele Tinti

Join us for an ingenious poetry reading by actor Robert Davi, featuring poems written by Gabriele Tinti and inspired by classical sculpture. The poet will also present videos of his poetry performed in other museums and will be available for Q&As.

Robert Davi is an American actor, singer, and entertainer. Over the course of his acting career, Davi has performed in more than 130 films, including Die Hard (1988), Licence to Kill (1989), Predator 2 (1990), and Showgirls (1995). On television, he portrayed FBI Special Agent Bailey Malone in the NBC television series Profiler (1996-2000).

Gabriele Tinti is an Italian poet and writer. Working with prestigious institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Roman Museum, the Musei Capitolini, and the Munich Glyptothek, he has composed poems for ancient sculptures including the Boxer at Rest, the Discobolus, the Victorious Youth, the Farnese Hercules, the Elgin Marbles, the Barberini Faun, and many others. His poems have been performed by such actors as Joe Mantegna, Michael Imperioli, Burt Young, Alessandro Haber, Robert Davi, Vincent Piazza, and Franco Nero.

"My compositions focus on the subject of death and suffering and are mainly composed in the form of reasoned, epigrammatic poetry. The humanity sung in my writings is the dramatic life of boxers, suicides, defeated heroes, and the disabled. The goal of my poetry is to revive the now lost aura of ancient works of art, relics of worlds and heroes that no longer exist. A sense of humanity in ruins - death, fragility, emptiness, masterpieces that we wish to be eternal - is the instigation for my work."

- Gabriele Tinti

Presented by the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute.

Free Admission | RSVP Required

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 3:30pm-5:00pm
Following the Ancient Art Council lecture on Greek Sculpture
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor

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Information

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: From 3:30 pm To 5:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums of SF

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco

1320