The literary magazine Nuovi Argomenti, founded in 1953 by Alberto Moravia and Alberto Carocci, celebrates 60 years of publication with two new features: firstly, the site www.nuoviargomenti.net (online from 12 March), which will host new contributions, highlights from the archive of the magazine, new and regular columns and a section dedicated to poetry and a space for unpublished talents who wish to submit their work, in verse or prose, to the editorial board of Nuovi Argomenti.
The second new feature is the “One year one artist” project. Starting from issue 61 (out on 12 March and on sale at the special price of €10) it has been decided to commission an artist of importance to oversee the covers of the magazine for an entire year. Julian Opie will open the series with a project entitled “People walking”. His human figures in motion, following on from one cover to the next and on both sides of a single cover, perfectly expresses a community that meets and evolves, precisely the type of community that gives life to a literary magazine.
To present these new features and reflect on the role and relevance today of a magazine dedicated to “culture and society”, on Tuesday 12 March, at 6pm, an event was organised at the Casa delle Letterature in Rome. Also for the occasion a complete collection of Nuovi Argomenti, from 1953 to the present, will be on display. The collection is mostly from the private collection of Enzo Siciliano and, at his death, was donated to the library of the Casa delle Letterature. The speakers included Dacia Maraini and many of the historic editors and contributors of Nuovi Argomenti.