Returns to Austin with Unprecedented Initiative
New for 2017, daytime showcases will take place on the Italy @ SXSW Trade Show Stand (1129 in the Austin Convention Center) with acts from both WWNBB and Puglia Sounds. Additionally, Italian Interactive B2B meetings will be taking place on the stand with start-ups GlassUp, Reply, Viple and 4Gifters. Representing Italian cinema at the trade show are Turin's Duel:film. For the the third year in a row Aperitivo Italiano, the Official Italy @ SXSW Day Party, returns to Numero 28 — a mixer featuring live music and DJ sets from the country’s showcasing acts over Italian food and wine. (For more info. and RSVP: https://aperitivoitalianosxsw.eventbrite.com)
HMNS Exhibition GLADIATORS: HEROES OF THE COLOSSEUM from March 13 to September 4, 2017
Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum are larger-than-life figures in our mind. However, what went on behind the scenes? The exhibit, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, provides answers in two arenas: that of the gladiators and that of the Colosseum. The exhibit takes us through time and through the Roman Empire. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators.This exhibit also explores the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation, and peril, but also of hope of fame, redemption and even wealth and freedom. Original armor and related archaeological artifacts from the Colosseum and other Italian
museums are included.