Dr. Gabriele Magnani

Art Critic - Curator - Journalist - Writer

Review after Voglia di Vivere

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After the publication of 'Voglia di Vivere', Councils and Italian Disabled Associations asked to Gabriele his collaboration, in order to examine at the time, the situation of disabled people in the contemporary world. One example of his contribution, also in social terms, to so delicate matter, are several interviews he published between 1986-1988, with Politicians,Doctors,Councils Chiefs Executive and others. Here, a part, of the interview to the Cabinet Minister, Politician On.Piro, published in June 1988, on 'Notiziario Associazione Paraplegici' in Rome, where Gabriele worked two years, as member of the editorial staff, with Vinicio Bugiotti, Amalia Rossignoli D'Anna e Giusi Valtorta, and in charge for the disabled matter in Emilia Romagna County. After that, from 1989, with Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, Gabriele started to dedicate all his work to the art field, as journalist and art-critc.

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Interview to D.Silvio Magnani, published on 'Notiziario Associazione Paraplegici' April-June 1988.

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This is one of the several articles, Gabriele published in Italy about Disabled mobility and facilities, in public and private spaces. This article is on the 'Gazzetta di Parma', 26/1/1988, signed not only as journalist, but also as journalist in charge of Associazione Italiana Paraplegici Newpaper, about Emilia Romagna County.

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Art and disability. Article published on 'Armonie di Anni Verdi', Year II, number 4 February 1989.

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Silvio Magnani, Gabriele Magnani, Dr.Walsh, June 1979, Paddock Private Clinic, at the time specialized in spinal injuries. Princes Risborough, Bucks. Dr.Walsh was the spinal consultant who treated and look after Gabriele since August 1973, in Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

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Interview to Mr.Brenno Begani, in 1989 Parma Town councillor, for building regulations. The coverage is published on 'Armonie di Anni Verdi', Year II N5 April 1989.

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Article published on 'Gazzetta di Parma' in September 1986, where Gabriele replied to number of letters about the the Centre fo Spinal injures in Villanova d'Arda. That hospital was opened at the end of the nineteenth Century, thanks the generous financial support of the famous italian conductor Giuseppe Verdi.

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Sexuality and Handicap. Conference in Villanova d'Arda Hospital, December 1987. Article published on 'Gazzetta di Parma'.

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Art and Handicap. Armonie di Anni Verdi, Year 1 Number 3. Armonie di Anni Verdi, was a magazine on Art, Culture and Handicap, By RAI Broadcast in Rome. In fact the editor was Rolando Renzoni, who had been in charge of culture programme for RAI television Italy.

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Gabriele with Dr.Isaac Nuseibeh, London July 2009. Dr. Nuseibeh, Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries, very well known in the international field about paraplegia. He took care of Gabriele from 1990.

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Gabriele, Monica, Dr. Isaac Nuseibeh, London July 2009.

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