Nicola Terzano teaches Cultural Anthropology in the Academy of Fine
Arts. He is an essayist and a freelance journalist for both national
and local publications; among his latest published articles there are: Moonstone.The Language of
Symbols in an old Chinese Tale (Florence, 1996); The Serpent Prince.Popular Tales
from Molise (Florence, 2000) and his intervention The Elements between East and West
in Tibet: Art and Spitituality.
A contribution on the History of Man (Geneve-Milan, Skira, 1999).
Some interviews are published in: Pen
High Quality Magazine (Tokyo, n.12, Nov. 1999). Among
his recent conferences there has been: Art and Faith at the Customs Hall in Foggia (refer to
Nicola Terzano was born in Italy. He
graduated in D.A.M.S. (Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo)
from the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Bologna with
a thesis on the History of the Cinema.
1980 to 1981 he produced several experimental short films: The
ball, Italy, 1980; The
sky between…, U.S.A., 1980-81 and Novelet
for five performers, Italy, 1981. He collaborated in the production of
the movie Outside the two of us,
Italy, 1981 which was presented in the ‘Special Section’ of the XII
International Cinematographic Festival of Taormina (Refer to
1981 he worked as a journalist and free lance reporter for the magazine SIPARIO
(Milan); OVER (Turin); IL NUOVO LABORATORIO (Bologna);
MGUR-POESIA (Venice). His work also appeared in FRIGIDAIRE (Rome); PER LUI
(Milan); MONGOLFIERA (Bologna); PRESENZA
NUOVA (Rome); INTERVALLO INCIDENZE (Cosenza); FANTASMA (Verona) in the form of articles and short essays on the
theory of communication, as well as criticism on the arts and entertainment (Refer
to Articles published in periodicals).
1986 he planned and took over the cultural direction of Contemporary.Biennial
Exhibition of Art, Philosophy and Performance,
for the Department of National Culture of AICS. He edited the catalogue (Milan,
Fabbri, 1986) for Contemporary (Refer
1990 he left his journalistic activities and continued as a writer concluding
his first book published under the title, Knots
and links of the boy with the small horns.Short stories on the spirit of low
Molise (folklore). Other books followed: in 1992 Cinematic Futurism (communication);
in 1993 Ecology
of Mass-Media (communication) and in 1995 Moonstone. The Language of symbols in an old Chinese Tale (folklore-communication)
(Refer to Books published).
1991 he became teacher of Theory and
Method of the Mass-Media at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. In the following
years he took over the chair of Aesthetics at Carrara Academy of Fine Arts (Refer to Teaching
experience) and Anthropology at
Foggia Academy of Fine Arts. Secondary activities: refer to Music, Interviews;
1997 he was invited to Tender is the night
RAI TV 2 live broadcast presented by A. Bagnasco: the 30th and 31st
of January he discussed together with some prestigious intelectuals of Culture
on the theme The
bad effects of violence on TV upon children; the 14th of
March he debated on the theme Art
at the end of the second millenium
(refer to Talk Show on Tv).
In 1999 through his
Elements between East and West he collaborated on the carrying out of
the exhibition Art and Spirituality. A contibution to the history of man (Milan-Geneve)
which took place in Milan at the Besana round terrace and was inaugurated by S.S
the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1999 also an
interview was published in Pen High
Quality Magazine (Tokyo,n.2,Nov.1999).
his last works there is a book of tales which the author could gather thanks to
an ethnographic research in the field which took place at the end of the
seventies and whose title is The Serpent Prince (Florence,
Loggia de’ Lanzi, 2000). Another interview is Art in Life, in the
catalogue Art and Life published by
Tuscany and the ASL 3 of Pistoia as far as the use of the laboratories of Art in
the day Centres is concerned. (Burgo a Buggiano, 2000) (refer to Catalogues).
is another work written from an anthropological perspective about
virtual realities, cybernetics and the multimedia in the digital Age.The
book is about to be published and is titled Communication in the hi-tec. world. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
interviews and quotations from various titles by the author have been published
by the following :
Pen Hight Quality Magazine (Tokyo); Il Corriere della Sera (Milan); La Repubblica (Milan); L’Unità (Roma); Il Resto del Carlino (Bologna); L’Avanti (Rome); Il Manifesto (Rome); Il Tempo (Rome); Il Messaggero (Rome); Il Quotidiano del Molise (Campobasso); Reporter; Alto Adige; Il Settimanale; Filmania; Il Nuovo Laboratorio; Over; Per Lui (Vogue); Per Lei (Vogue); Erba d’Arno; Il Giornale dell’Arte; Terzocchio; Flash-Gallery; RAI 3.
- Terzano, E. N., Knots
and links of the boy with the small horns. Short stories on the spirit of low
Molise folklore, Guglionesi (Italy), Romanelli Tip., 1990, p. 92.
- Terzano, E. N., Cinematic
Futurism. The cinematic model of communication in aesthetics, arts and
futuristic theatre, Arcidosso (Italy), Shang-Shung Ed., 1992, p. 178.
- Terzano, E. N, Ecology
of Mass-Media. Body and mind in oral communication and mass-media,
Arcidosso (Italy), Shang-Shung Ed., 1993, p. 120.
- Terzano, E. N., Moonstone.
The Language of Symbols in an old Chinese Tale, Florence, (Loggia de'
Lanzi Ed., 1996, p. 110).
- Terzano, E. N., Cinematic
Painting. The aesthetic research, the chromatic music and the abstract movies by
A. Ginna e B. Corra (1910-1912), Arcidosso (Italy), Diomedea, 1996, p.
60 (limited issues).
- 1996 -
Terzano, E. N., Artistic
Materialism and Spiritual Art, Arcidosso (Italy), Diomedea, 1996, pp.
206 (limited issues).
- Terzano, E. N., The
Rise of the Experimental Cinema, Florence, Loggia de' Lanzi, 1998, p.
- 2000 - Terzano, E. N., The Serpent Prince. Popular tales from Molise, Florence, Loggia de' Lanzi, 2000, p. 133.
- Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, The
precious light. The expression of Vajra dance and his six sorts of beings in six
pure dimensions, (edited by Adriana Dal Borgo and Enzo Terzano),
Arcidosso (Italy), Shang Shung Ed., 1994, p. 105 (http://web.tiscali.it/merigar)
- 1998 -
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, La
Ganapuja, (edited by Enzo
Terzano), italian version, Arcidosso (Italy), Shang Shung Ed., 1998, p. 54 (e-
- Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Ganapuja,
(edited by Enzo Terzano) translated into Russian by Farida Malikova, Tatyana
Naumenko, Gregory Mokhin, Shang Shung Ed., Rinchen Ling, Moscow, 1998. (Kunsangar
- e-mail: email@example.com).
- 1999 -
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Ganapuja
(edited by Enzo Terzano), translated into English, Arcidosso (Italy), Shang
Shung Ed., 1999, p. 56 (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
1999 - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Ganapuja, (edited by Enzo Terzano) translated into Spanish by
Ramón Vásquez and Ana María Humeres, Ediciones Shang Shung, Tashigar, Buenos
Aires, 1999. (Tashigar - e-mail: email@example.com).
- 1999 -
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Ganapuja,
(edited by Enzo Terzano) translated into Czechoslovakian by Margit Martinu,
Shang Shung Ed., Prague 1999 (e-mail: Lukas.Chmelik@ff.cuni.cz).
- Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,
Zi’s necklace. History and Culture in Tibet, (edited by Adriano
Clemente), (collaboration of Massimo Facchini and Enzo Terzano), Arcidosso (Italy),
Shang Shung Ed., 1997, p. 76 (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Milan, monthly, International ed.
The eroticism on the screen, a.
XXXVI, n. 407, Dec. 1981.
The evolution of the Italian style of
Comedy; a. XXXVII, n. 408, Jan. 1982.
and his sensual and loving relationship with Cinema, a. XXXVII, n. 410, March/April 1982.
and Versace at the dancing rhythm, a. XXXVII,
n. 416, Dec. 1982.
Carlson: when the body becomes poetry, a. XXXVIII, n. 417/8, Jan/Feb. 1983.
new spectacular nature has got a big love: theatre, a. XXXVIII, n. 412, Oct. 1983.
Lionel Soukaz in Paris,
a. XXXVIII, n. 426, Oct. 1983.
Like the primitive and wild dance,
a. XXXIX, n. 429/30, Jan/Feb. 1984.
The role of women in the Cinema of the
thirties, a. XXXIX, n. 429/30, Jan/Feb. 1984.
A green carpet of flashes and
adventures, a. XXXIX, n. 431, March 1984.
Beyond the three-dimensional vision of
Consumption, n. 3, summer 1983.
Each civilization has got its own
method of suicide, n. 4, January 1984.
Trialism and visualbiology, n.
5, summer 1984.
Fridigaire interview, n. 6,
Art actuel: overgrounder Painting,
n. 6, March 1985.
The biomovie and the imitative
technologies, n. 7, July 1985.
Indisk of Slawomir Mrozek, n.
7, July 1985.
Game between two people (Novel),
n. 8, December 1985.
Tokyo ga, n. 9, May 1986.
Udine, two-yearly, art magazine.
The World of the Moon, n. 2,
And... as the creator of the
manifestation, A. XVII, n. 56/7, July/Aug. 1986.
Bologna, periodical of international literature.
Cinema as diablerie, n. O,
n. 58, September 1986.
Thomas de Quincey, Murder
as one of Fine Arts, n. 5, Jan/June 1985 (Cfr. Necrophilia,
in Il Nuovo Laboratorio, a. IV, n. 1,
Contemporary, n. 41, 7-20 July
Introduction to the work of Gabriele
Cavicchioli, n. 55, 6-19 April 1987.
Ego, Ego, Ego... my brain is falling
apart, n. 58, 18-31 May 1987.
Confronted opinions.Realities and
perspectives on the Latin Culture according to the judgement of fifteen experts,
edited by M. Corrado, April 1986.
and LAB, Bologna, monthly.
The visual art, a. 1, n. 3/4,
Venice and Fassbinder, a. II,
n. 5, March 1983.
What a beautiful industrial monument,
a. II, n. 6, May 1983.
Carolyn Carlson interview, a.
II, n. 6, May 1983.
Lionel Soukaz interview, a. II,
n. 7, August 1983.
Altilia, a. II, n. 8/9, Oct/Nov.
Movie and biomovie, a. II, n.
8/9, Oct/Nov. 1983.
False Movement, a. III, n. 12,
When the Veltro comes back, a.
III, n. 14, April 1984.
Is it a movie or a book?, a.
III, n. 14, April 1984.
Go on Sovereign Knight, a. III,
n. 15, June 1984.
Trialism, a. III, n. 16, July/Aug.
Venice-Venice, a. III, n. 16,
Oh, How wonderful it looked to me,
a. III, n. 16, July/Aug. 1984.
Like Tosca performing, a. III,
n. 16, July/Aug. 1984.
In the same way the eye follows its
flying falcon, a. III, n. 18/19, Oct/Nov. 1984.
King Bove, a. IV, n. 1,
To the bog in taxi, a. IV, n.
1, February 1985.
The book of stone, a. IV, n. 1,
Computerized Artists, a. IV, n.
1, Mar/April 1985.
Nercrophilia, a. IV, n. 1, Mar/April
Waltharius, a. IV, n. 3, August
What is art for?, a. IV, n.
6/7/8, Sept/Oct/Nov. 1985.
The Multi-portrait and the sign,
a. V, n. 1-2-3, April/June, 1986, p. 10, text of
Wainer Ligabue and photographs of Enzo Terzano.
Luigi Firpo, the Press and “Contemporary...”,
a. V, n. 1-2-3, April-June, 1986.
Basketball: paraphrasing Roland Barthes,
a. V, n. 1/2/3, April-June 1986.
Another Biennial Exhibition of young
artists, a. VI, March 1987.
Erio Masina. Tobacco’s love,
a. VI, March 1987.
The Ugly and the Beautiful and the
trade of art, a. VI, n. 31, July 1987.
Videophotomatic Painting, a.
VI, n. 31, July 1987.
Osmego Dnia, a. VI, n. 31, July
Rumours, a. VI, n. 31, July
Campobasso, daily paper.
An advertisement will save children,
30 January 1996.
Un diverso progetto culturale,
14 July l996.
A smell of antiquity,17 July
Paolone’s bronzes, 21 July
Portables yes... but overcautious!,
15 August l996.
A videogame will destroy you,
27 August l996.
Saint Mary of the Street, 28
Arcidosso-Conway (USA), Newspaper of the International Dzogchen Community
Sexuality and Dzoghen Practice,
September-October 1996, Issue No. 37, p. 19.
Arcidosso-Monthly of Merigar, Dzogchen Community (e-mail: email@example.com)
Reatreat in Merigar with
Lobpön Tenzin Namdak, n. 42 September 1989, p. 11-12.
(poetry), n. 46 January 1990, p. 16.
Plan for a retreat in a dark house,
n. 58 May 1991, p. 13.
News, n. 61 August/September
1991, p. 6.
The Tape Library, (Self-interview),
n. 62 October 1991, p. 13-15.
Tape Libreries, n. 66 April
1992, p. 18.
News from France, n. 73 March
1993, p. 18.
Inside and outside Tibet (tale),
n. 6 June 1996, p. 21-22.
The Probe (tale), n. 7 July
1996, p. 29-30.
The Stupa (tale), n. 8 August
1996, p. 22-23.
Sexuality and Dzoghen Practice,
n. 9 September 1996, p. 24-27.
Obstacles (tale), n. 10 October
1996, p. 26-27.
The Tribes of the Earth, a. II,
n. 5 May-June 1997, p. 30-31.
Vajra Dance Teaching Course, a.
II, n. 10 October-November 1997, p. 13-14.
Retreat for first level Vajra Dance
Teachers, a. III, n. 7 August 1998, p. 12-13.
Vajra Dance CD, a. III, n. 7
August 1998, p. 14.
2001 – Ministry of the University
for Scientific and Technological
Research and High Artistic Education, Foggia Academy of Fine Arts, Foggia. Title:
Scratching Pablo Neruda's soul. Foggia
Local Museum; May-June, 2001. Intervention of Enzo Terzano under the title The
Scratches of the soul, pp. 78.
2000 – Intervention of E. Terzano
under the title: Art
in Life in A.A.V.V, Art and Life. Homage
to the creativity of the users and the agents involved in the mental health
services, (edited by N. Biagini,
T. Brizzi, M. C. Frizza, L. Lago, V. Torre, Toscany, (USL 3) Pistoia, Mental Health Day Centre for Adults: “The
Small City” (Buggiano), Tip. Pellegrini, Borgo a Buggiano, June 2000, pp.
- A.A.V.V., Tibet Art and Spirituality.A
contibution to the history of Man. Introduction
with topic: The elements between East and West, Ginevra-Milano, Skira, 1999, pp. 24-25.
1986 – Critical and introductive
interventions of E. Terzano: Introduction
to the scattering of the aesthetic fascination and
Art and Criticism: a difficult relationship in this “fin de siècle”:
in A.A.V.V., “Contemporary”, Biennial Exhibition of Art, Philosophy and
Fabbri edition, 1986, p. 108. Bologna, Enzo King Palace, July-October,
Organizing Committee: Italian Association of Culture and Sport: National
Department of Culture, Regional Council of Emilia Romagna, Provincial Council of
Bologna. Exhibition thought out and planned by Enzo Terzano.Painting Section:
Edoardo Di Mauro and Enzo Terzano.
– Critical interventions under the title The faces of the Dharma by Mauro Nobilini,for the catalogue Spiritual
Art, “Collection” (Giuliano Cucco, Anna Kaplanidou, Mauro Nobilini and
Stefano Toselli), Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Florence, 14-28 October,
1995.Organization: Trans Culture and Genesis (Religious and Interdisciplinary
Study Centre. Editor: Jacopo Boni. Critical texts by Marco Fagioli, Marzia
Galardini and Enzo Terzano.
– The Art and the Works of Gabriele
Cavicchioli, (1985/1986). Text of E. Terzano for the “brochure” of
the presentation of G. Cavicchioli Exhibition, held in Bologna, Circolo Cruna, April, 1987.
by Patrizia Uboldi (1985).
Text of E. Terzano. Neon Gallery, Bologna Town Council, Saffi District, “Young
Bologna, 29-31 March,1985, Ex Meeting Hall.
- 1984 - Overgrounder Painting. Text of E. Terzano. Artists: Lucio Angeletti, Lino Gianuizzi, Umberto Pizzirani. Opening Party, Tuesday, 13 Novembre, 1984. Zero Galery, Via Carbonara 8/A, Bologna.
Song of the Vajra.
Introductive text to the Compact Disc: Music
for the Dance of the Vajra of Chögyal
Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche, Florence, Amiata Records, 2000, ARNRO200 (www.amiatamedia.com).
- 1984 – Score for Piano: Petit pièce for the Erik Satie club, music by Enzo Terzano, transcription by Paolo Bidoli, dedicated to Stefano Armati, Bologna, October, 1984.
– Press Office of the XII Internazional cinematographical Festival of
Taormina, Daily News, interview: Interview
with Rosario Russo and Enzo Terzano, n. 9, 29 July, 1981.
- RAI Radio 2 Regional transmissions in Emilia-Romagna, Due
con, programme hosted by Patrizia Vicinelli with the participation of
Enzo Terzano and Raffaele Milani. Discussions on: Cinema, criticism and
public. Transmitted on 11.6.1987.
1987 - Why “Contemporary”?,
interview with Enzo Terzano by Wainer Ligabue, Lab. Laboratory, Bologna, monthly,
a. VI, n.30, March 1987, pp. 58-59.
- Hi boys. A taste of Italy,
Enzo Terzano interview, produced by Yuzuru Koga, photo feature by Seij Okumiya,
Pen Hight Quality Magazine, Tokyo, monthly, n. 12, nov. 1999, pp. 68-71.
- 2001 – “Twice” upon a time!, EnzoTerzano interview, produced by Giancarlo Carlone, Il Messaggero/Il Quotidiano del Molise, A. IV, n. 111, Monday, 23 apr. 2001, p.3.
held the chair of Theory and Method of
the Mass-Media at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.
held the chair of Aesthetics at
Carrara Academy of Fine Arts.
held the chair of Theory and Method of
the Mass-Media at L’Aquila and Frosinone Academies of Fine Arts.
held the chair of Anthropology at
Foggia Academy of Fine Arts..
- 2000 - Foggia,
Customs Hall, Conference entitled: Art
and Faith, Foggia: Local Sponsorship;
Foggia-Bovino Archidiocese; Foggia Academy of Fine Arts.Interventions:Antonio
Pellegrino, Savino Grassi, Monsignor Domenico D’Ambrosio, Enzo Terzano;
presentation of Francesca Arienna; conf. 17 May, 2000.
- Arcidosso (Grosseto), Town Hall, conference entitled: The
Symbolism of the quietness in a fresco of the Spituk Monastery in Ladack (India),
org. International Institute of Shang Shung Tibetan Studies and Arcidosso: Town
Council, Conferences about: Meeting with
Art and Tibetan Buddhist Spirituality,conference,16 July,1999.
- Isernia (Campobasso), conference entitled: The
Perfection of the meditative absorption in Santiveda Bodhicaryavatara (VII-VIII
sec.), Centre of Meditation and Prayer, 15 may, 1999.
- Bologna, Ibis Bookshop, Baraccano Hall, public conference entitled: The symbolic origin of the
elements, 16 april, 1998.
- Bologna, Ibis Bookshop, Baraccano Hall, public conference entitled: The symbolism in the Holy Art.
- Fiesole (Florence), Badia Fiesolana, Ernesto Balducci Organization and others
, Florence, Council Town, intervention entitled: The
Integration of different cultures in a globalized society, 25 apr. 1977.
- Santa Fiora (Grosseto), Town Hall, S. Fiora: Town Council, manifestation on Culture of Peace in honor of Ernesto Balducci, intervention entitled:
The Preservation of Tibetan Culture.
- San Miniato (Florence), Auditorium, social political councillor , Tuscany,
review: The Sea of Youth, round table on the theme ‘The body from virtuous to
virtual’ with Antonio Caronia, Chiara Frugoni, Mario Perniola,
Assuncion Bernardez and Enzo Terzano, held
on November 18, 1994.
- Crevalcore (Bologna), Cultural Asociation
The Lion and the Stars, three conferences on the theme:
“Cinematic communication and
psychological models”, 12, 13 & 19 April, 1988.
- 1986 - Riva del Garda (Verona), The House of the Artists, round table on the theme Young art and young criticism, participation in the theme: Trade of Art and Critical Oportunism.
- Bologna, Ortica, Peinture d’ameublement,
1984 - Bologna, Cassero, Trialistic
- Milan, Ezio Grisanti Gallery, New
Tendencies in Italy, by E. Di Mauro, collective exhibition .
- Florence, Gallerie Parterre, Two-yearly
Showcase, Photography section by D. Ciullini and D. Ricci, collective
- Florence, Gallerie Parterre, New
Tendencies in Italy, 5th edition, collective exhibition.
- Salonica, Greece, Torre Bianca, 2nd
Biennial des Jeunes Créateur des Pays de la Méditerranée, press
- 1988 -
Bologna, Neon Galery, Mgur-poetry-exhibition,
- 1988 - Padova, Spazio Intimo, Mgur-poetry-exhibition, collective exhibition.
- The Ball,
Italy, c., S 8, 18ft. sc., 11 min.
1981 - The
sky between..., U.S.A., c., S 8, 24 ft. sc., 13 min.
- Novelet for five performers, Italy, c., S 8, 18ft sc., 4 min.
- 1981 -
Outside the two of us, Italy (in collaboration with R.
Russo), c., 16mm., 51 min. (Chosen for the ‘Special Section’ of the XII
International Festival of Taormina).
- Short steps of restless sky, Italy, c., S 8, 14 min. (for the
1st Course of Theory and technique in cinema held in Bologna).
- A short journey, Italy, c., S 8, 15 min. (for the 4th Course
of Theory and technique of the cinema, held in Bologna). Ist prize at the Rimini
- RAI TV 2 - Transmission hosted by A. Bagnasco, Tender
is the night, live broadcast on the theme Violence
on TV. Guests: Enzo Terzano; Alberto Abbruzzese; Vera Slepoy; A. Oliviero
Ferraris etc. (30.1.1996).
- RAI TV 2 - Transmission hosted by A. Bagnasco,
Tender is the night, live broadcast on the theme The
bad effects of violence on TV upon children. Guests: Enzo Terzano;
Alberto Abbruzzese; Vera Slepoy; A. Oliviero Ferraris etc. (31.1.1996).
- 1996 - RAI TV 2 – Transmission hosted by A. Bagnasco, Tender is the night, live broadcast on the theme Art at the end of the second millenium. Guests: Enzo Terzano; Achille Bonito Oliva; Paolo Portoghesi; Emilio Tadini; E. Francalanci; Guido Costa, Betty B, Orlan (13.3.1996).
RAI TV 3 – Catodos...,
on ‘Blob’broadcast (01.2.1996).
- 1996 RAI TV 3 – Virtual Realities..., on ‘Blob’ broadcast (06.6.1996).
by Riccardo Iannucci