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March 2017

Conversations/Conversazioni

Conversations – New Terrain

  • Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York

CONVERSATIONS – NEW TERRAIN

JULIA CZERNIAK
Professor and Associate Dean, Syracuse Architecture
MARY MARGARET JONES
President/Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates (1998 Fellow)
MICHAEL MANFREDI
Co-Founder, Weiss/Manfredi  
GREGG PASQUARELLI
Co-Founder, SHoP Architects

In collaboration with the Enel Foundation.

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30pm
Whitney Museum of American Art,
Susan and John Hess Family Theater
99 Gansevoort Street, NYC

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring some of the world’s leading practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture and urban design sharing thoughts related to the complex weave of manmade and natural systems. The panel will review innovative design strategies for the reclamation of brownfields and other disturbed landscapes, and discuss a variety of approaches for their reuse. Speakers will also address the challenges of large-scale development projects that require cooperation between communities and public and private organizations. Examples range from the adaptive re-use project of Brooklyn Bridge Park to the grounds of the Sydney Olympics, among other projects.

This event is free to the public, however RSVPs are required:

RSVP ONLINE

You can watch this event live at: https://livestream.com/aarome

For further information, please contact Shawn Miller at  212-751-7200 ext. 344 or s.miller@aarome.org

The 2016-17 season of Conversations/Conversazioni is sponsored by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

SHOPTALKS

Leon Grek - Staging the City: Comic Translation in Rome and London

  • Monday, 6 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

In both classical antiquity and the European Renaissance, dramatic comedy was the literary genre most closely associated with the city, and with the everyday lives of its urban audiences. It was also among the most mobile of cultural forms. Festival-goers in Republican Rome watched Latin translations of Greek comedies set in Athens, Ephesus, and Cyrene; sixteenth-century Ferrarese nobles had a taste for Italian adaptations of Roman comedies with local settings; and audiences at London’s Globe Theater enjoyed English imitations of classicizing Italian comedies, set in Florence, Venice, and Padua. This talk will consider the interactions between these two dynamics – comic urbanism on the one hand, comic translation on the other – in Rome at the beginning of the second century BCE, and in London at the end of the sixteenth century CE. In both cases, I will suggest, comic translation played an important role in helping to define the status of the rapidly expanding, but still peripheral imperial metropolis in relation to its broader Mediterranean cultural world.

Leon Grek is the Paul Mellon / Frank Brown Rome Prize Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the American Academy in Rome and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, New Jersey.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

SHOPTALKS

Tomaso De Luca - A Single Man - Desire and Architecture in Public and Private Spaces

  • Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 303

Tomaso De Luca will focus on architecture as a mise en scène capable of ordering and exhibiting its content, of responding to desire or even of engendering it. In the postwar West, the processes of spectacularization and performativity, traditionally characteristic of the architecture of public buildings, spread to private residences as well, providing a glimpse into the rise of media technology as we know it today. The talk will examine the role of the single man, and the correlation between gender, desire, art and architecture. 

Tomaso De Luca is the Cy Twombly Italian Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome. 

The shoptalk will be given in English. 

Conference

Ovid: Death and Transfiguration

  • Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 9:30am to 7:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

The title of this conference reflects the fact that 2017 marks the 2000th anniversary of the poet's own death. This is a conventional reckoning: nothing in Ovid's poetry can be dated after AD 17, but we have no external evidence about when he died, and the alludes both to this and to other uncertainties regarding death as a theme in Ovid's poetry. In his love poetry, Ovid does not share the often morbid fascination with death that characterizes his elegiac predecessors, Tibullus and Propertius. In his later poetry, death takes different forms, including bodily metamorphosis, literary canonization, and political exile. The conference will focus on these and related aspects, including the earliest stages of Ovid's posthumous reception.

Organized in collaboration with the Sapienza Università di Roma, the first day of the three-day conference will be held at the American Academy in Rome and the second and third days at Sapienza Università di Roma.

Organizers: Joe Farrell (University of Pennsylvania, RAAR’13), Alessandro Schiesaro (University of Manchester), Damien Nelis (University of Geneva), John Miller (University of Virginia).

Participants: Alessandro BARCHIESI, Bettina BERGMANN, Francesca Romana BERNO, Alessandro BETORI, Emma BUCKLEY, Sergio CASALI, Andrea CUCCHIARELLI, Jacqueline FABRE-SERRIS, Joseph FARRELL, Laurel FULKERSON, Luigi GALASSO, Philip HARDIE, Stephen HINDS, Alison KEITH, Florence KLEIN, Mario LABATE, Giuseppe LA BUA, John MILLER, Damien NELIS, Ellen OLIENSIS, Bettina REITZ JOOSE, Gianpiero ROSATI, Alessandro SCHIESARO, Alison SHARROCK, Thea THORSEN, Katharina VOLK, Anke WALTER

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

SHOPTALKS

Michael Queenland

  • Monday, 13 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Michael Queenland is the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

Conversations/Conversazioni

David Lang

  • Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Sumi Jo sings David Lang's "Simple Song #3" from Youth (La Giovinezza), directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

David Lang is the Paul Fromm Composer in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017.

The event will be held in English.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

The 2016-17 Conversations/Conversazioni series is sponsored by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

SHOPTALKS

Kristi Cheramie

  • Monday, 20 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Kristi Cheramie is the Prince Charitable Trusts/ Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at The Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

SHOPTALKS

Enrico Riley

  • Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Enrico Riley is the Jules Guerin Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome and Associate Professor in the Department of Studio Art at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

SHOPTALKS

E.V. Day

  • Monday, 27 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

E.V. Day is the Henry W. and Marian T. Mitchell / Miss Edith Bloom Fund Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

Conversations/Conversazioni

Ian Hodder with Andrea Carandini - Archaeology Today

  • Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

A conversation with world-renown archaeologist Ian Hodder, Dunlevie Family Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University and Italian archeologist and FAI president Andrea Carandini about the present and future of archaeology in the US and Europe, considering archaeology in theory and practice, heritage and politics, and the place of the past in a world of change.

The event will be hedl in English.

The 2016-17 Conversations/Conversazioni series is sponsored by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

SHOPTALKS

Danielle Simon

  • Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Danielle Simon is the Millicent Mercer Johnsen Rome Prize Fellows in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

Conference

Renaissance Society of America (RSA)

  • Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 6:00pm
The Palmer House Hilton - Chicago
Detail of the Spada Chapel in San Girolamo della Carità, Rome

AAR-SOF will sponsor five panels at the Chicago 2017 meeting of the RSA.

"Chapels in Roman Churches between the Cinquecento and the Seicento: Form and Meaning”
Chairs: Steve F. Ostrow (University of Minnesota, FAAR‘02) and Patrizia Tosini (Universita di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale)
Two panels on church interiors in the pre- and post-Tridentine era as complex sites for the elaborate self-representation of individuals, families, and social groups. Panelists present their historical, philological, and iconographic research to offer new insights about some of Rome's most venerable liturgical sites.
Chapels in Roman Churches I -- Sat April 1, 1.30-3pm in Palmer House Hilton, 7th floor, Burnham 2
Chapels in Roman Churches II -- Sat April 1, 3.30-5pm in Palmer House Hilton, 7th floor, Burnham 2

"Thomism and Renaissance”
Chair: Alison Frazier (University of Texas at Austin, FAAR‘98)
Two panels commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Paul Oskar Kristeller's "Le Thomisme et la pensee italienne de la Renaissance" (1967) which argued the continuity, during the era of renaissance humanism, of philosophical positions and methods associated with medieval scholasticism. Each panel features an eminent senior historian of philosophy as respondent.
Thomism and Renaissance I -- Sat April 1, 8.30-10am in Palmer House Hilton, 7th floor, Clark 10
Thomism and Renaissance II -- Sat April 1, 10.30-12pm in ditto

"Reading the Symbols: Pathways in Renaissance Iconography”
Chair: Marco Antonio Piana (McGill University)
During the Renaissance, the relationship between word and image was closely subordinated to specific cultural dynamics. The conception of iconography, tied to visual or textual archetypes, matured with the development of humanism, which introduced a new way of interpreting literary and material sources and provided new perspectives on the classical past. The aim of this panel is to analyze and discuss a range of sixteenth-century iconographies in order to better understand the intellectual dynamics behind their construction. Focus will fall on semantic shifts and innovative symbolism.
Reading the Symbols -- Th 30 March, 10.30-12pm in Palmer House Hilton, 7th floor, LaSalle 2