Encounters II: The Activist Gesture

Friday, May 29–Saturday, July 4, 2020

AAR Gallery
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy

Inner wall of Höweler + Yoon’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers (2020) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (photograph by J. Meejin Yoon)

Canceled

Please note that the physical exhibition was canceled, and its contents are presented in digital form.

An exhibition in two parts marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of the American Academy in Rome and tracing the impact of its unique, interdisciplinary working environment on American culture. Encounters investigates the enduring impact of the city of Rome as a dynamic creative laboratory through a series of interdisciplinary exchanges.

Encounters II pairs an architect and an artist, both of whom blur disciplinary distinctions, to explore abstraction and the “activist gesture” in works of art and public monuments addressing pressing social and political issues in the United States.

Curated by Peter Benson Miller.

Encounters II
May 29–July 4, 2020
Opening: May 28, 2020, 6:00–9:00pm

Participants include: Julie Mehretu, Artist (2020 Resident); and J. Meejin Yoon, Architect and Dean, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University (2006 Fellow, 2020 Resident).