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in person > Goldschmied & Chiari: Magnifica (at Cody Gallery)



in person > Goldschmied & Chiari: Magnifica (at Cody Gallery)

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and International Arts & Artists, in collaboration with Cody Gallery at Marymount University, are pleased to present Goldschmied & Chiari’s first solo show in Washington DC, "Magnifica".

The exhibit, curated by Allison Nance, will debut a new series of Untitled Views, the artists’ signature works experimenting with editing colored smoke flares into artificial landscapes, and then fusing them with mirrored glass in a very particular printing process. Almost as in a dialogue with the anthropomorphic shapes of tailored Murano vases (“Magnifica”), these playful pieces of art merge genres of performance art, studio-based photography, portraiture, and pop, subtly changing according to the surrounding space and the viewer's perspective.  

Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari are based in Milan, Italy, and have been working together since 2001.  Their works are included in numerous collections including, the Castello di Rivoli (Turin, Italy), the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudegno (Turin, Italy), MUSEION (Bolzano, Italy), The Capital Group (Los Angeles), and the Maison Bernard Anthonioz (Paris, France) among others. 

Magnifica is funded by a grant from the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism under the 2019 Italian Council Program.


Cody Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and welcomes the public to attend. The artists will be present for a series of programs later in the Fall, with more details to be announced throughout the course of the exhibition.


WHEN: September 2, 2021 – 5pm to 7pm (on view until December 4, 2021)
WHERE: Cody Gallery (1000 N Glebe Road, Second Floor, Arlington, VA 22201)

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Reservation Required (via Eventbrite)

Please note that an Eventbrite registration is required only for September 2nd opening event.

The exhibition will remain on view until December 4, 2021, by appointment. Please see Visitor Information section below.



Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located inside Ballston Center at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU. Fall exhibition hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free to all. In compliance with University guidelines, masks are required to enter Cody Gallery regardless of vaccination status. Please follow Cody Gallery on Instagram @codygallery to stay up to date on Cody exhibitions and programming. For more information, contact or call (703) 908-7782.



goldschmied chiariMilan-based artists Sara Goldschmied (b. 1975, Arzignano) and Eleonora Chiari (b. 1971, Rome) have been working together as the artist-duo Goldschmied & Chiari since 2001. Sara and Eleonora met in the late 1990s through a shared interest in photography and feminism activism, which soon led to joint art projects and a remarkable two-decade long partnership. They have earned widespread respect and recognition, both in Italy and internationally, through their innovative use of photography, video, performance, and installations. Much of their work draws conceptually from philosophy, social studies, and their historical Italian background. Their dynamic of working as a duo fundamentally impacts their approach to every project. They state that their most essential tool “ our relationship as an artist duo because it feeds our art practice, for example, so that we see multiple sides of one issue.”



International Arts & Artists is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public.



Cody Gallery is a contemporary art space created as a platform to support the arts and strengthen the arts community at Marymount University and the greater Washington, DC area. Exhibitions present work by local, regional and international artists in order to provide groundbreaking and thought-provoking work for the community to experience. Events, including artist talks and lectures, are available for students at Marymount University and the general public at large.



Date: From Thursday, September 02, 2021 to Saturday, December 04, 2021

Organized by : Please see above

Entrance : Free


Cody Gallery: 1000 N Glebe Road, Second Floor, Arl