Calendario

Aprile 2019

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks – Francesco Lovino and Lori Wong

  • Lunedì, 1 Aprile 2019 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Francesco Lovino
Paris Quasi Alterum Byzantium

The renaissance of Byzantine studies in the nineteenth century owes a lot to the infatuation for Constantinople and its art by architects, artists, and novelists. This talk asks how Byzantine imagery affected the taste of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Paris, shading a light into French byzantinomania.

Francesco Lovino is the Italian Fellow in medieval studies and a postdoctoral fellow at Masaryk University’s Center for Early Medieval Studies in Brno.

Lori Wong
A Revival of Replicas

While replicas have existed since antiquity, recent advances in three-dimensional capture, in rapid prototyping and immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality have led to a proliferation of replicated objects from cultural heritage sites in both physical and digital form. Lori Wong’s talk considers the current revival of replica creation prompting questions on how replication shifts our understanding and relationship to the original object and affects conceptions and practices of preservation and conservation.

Wong is the Charles K. William II Rome Prize Fellow and project specialist in the Building and Sites Department at the Getty Conservation Institute.

The shoptalks will be held in English. Watch this event live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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

Conversations/Conversazioni

Giuliana Bruno e Alice Friedman – Architettura moderna, media e gender

  • Mercoledì, 3 Aprile 2019 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome

L’evento è parte della serie Nuove ricerche sulle arti e sulle discipline umanistiche: il corpo.

In che modo l’architettura moderna costruisce e “scherma” lo spazio corporeo? Come si manifesta la fisicità in superficie, dalle facce alle facciate? Esaminando la rappresentazione delle superfici dello spazio in architettura e nei media, questa conversazione moderata da John Ochsendorf si concentrerà sul rapporto tra parete, schermo e maschera e sulla proiezione in quanto forma di relazione materiale. 

Giuliana Bruno è docente ordinaria di Studi visivi e ambientali alla Harvard University ed è attualmente in residenza presso l’American Academy in Rome. Alice Friedman è docente ordinaria di Arte americana alla Wellesley College ed è attualmente in residenza presso l’American Academy in Rome. John Ochsendorf è docente ordinario di Architettura e ingegneria civile e ambientale al Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ed è Direttore dell’American Academy in Rome.

L’evento si terrà in lingua inglese. Sarà possibile seguirlo in diretta streaming https://livestream.com/aarome.

La Helen Frankenthaler Foundation è lo sponsor della stagione 2018–19 di Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

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

Lecture

Pierre Chambert-Protat – The Corpus of Ambrose in Lyon during the Carolingian Period: Between Ecdotic Contributions and Medieval Reception

  • Martedì, 9 Aprile 2019 - 5:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Pierre Chambert-Protat (École Française de Rome) will give a lecture entitled The Corpus of Ambrose in Lyon during the Carolingian Period: Between Ecdotic Contributions and Medieval Reception. The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Circolo Medievistico Romano.

The Carolingian era was a crucial time in the transmission of antique texts, but we understand little of why and how they were practically transmitted. Preserved documents from IXth century Lyon, texts and first-hand documents, give us a glimpse of what really happened in a Carolingian library and scriptorium. The particularly rich example of Ambrose reflects his reception and the making of a Church Father's authority in the Carolingian era, while simultaneously providing new information on the manuscript tradition of some of his works.

The event will be held in ENGLISH. You can watch it live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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

Ceremony

Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

  • Martedì, 9 Aprile 2019 - 6:30pm
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
New York

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 6:30 PM
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Please join us on Tuesday, April 9 as we announce the 2019 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.

The program also features a Conversations | Conversazioni event titled “Integrity and Public Office: Classical Greek and Roman Perspectives” with Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University (2018 Resident), and John Ochsendorf, director of the American Academy in Rome (2008 Fellow). A Prosecco toast will follow the program.

This event is free and open to the public; an RSVP is required.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2018–19 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

 

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Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks – David Ogawa and Helen O’Leary

  • Lunedì, 15 Aprile 2019 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

David Ogawa
All Visible Facts of Interest to Science or Society

This talk will explore some nineteenth-century photographic albums and portfolios. What can early efforts to organize photographic objects and the images contained within them tell us about the ways the medium was understood, deployed, and instrumentalized? What can they tell us about art-historical and archival practices in the digital age?

David Ogawa is the Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellow in Modern Italian Studies and associate professor of art history in the Department of Visual Arts at Union College.

Helen O’Leary
Safe House- open studio

“The end of art is peace / could be the motto of this frail device,” writes Seamus Heaney in The Harvest Bow, but it is an end that is rarely, if ever, easily attained. In between the identified need and the desired end is a process of some turbulence and disorder, wherein the claims of fracture and disappointment must be accounted for. Helen O’Leary’s work understands the play between a unifying scheme of resolution and its opposite: how art is to be wrestled from difficulty and contest, and how it may still cohere on a surface that is given to peace as much as to beauty.

O’Leary is the Jules Guerin/Harold M. English/Miss Edith Bloom Fund Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts and professor of art for the School of Visual Arts at Pennsylvania State University.

The event will be held in English. Watch Ogawa’s presentation live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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

Keynote

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi – Acqua, paesaggio e architettura

  • Mercoledì, 17 Aprile 2019 - 6:30pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome

Marion Weiss e Michael Manfredi, architetti del paesaggio attualmente in residenza presso l'American Academy in Rome, terranno una conferenza sui temi dell'acqua, paesaggio e architettura. L'evento è organizzato in collaborazione con la ENEL Foundation. 

La conferenza apre un convegno che si terrà il 18 aprile presso L'American Academy intitolato: Acqua e cultura: uno sgardo da Roma. Si veda il programma nell'allegato.

L’evento si terrà in lingua inglese. Sarà possibile seguirlo in diretta streaming https://livestream.com/aarome.

I visitatori dell’American Academy in Rome sono pregati di mostrare un documento d’identità all’ingresso. Non è possibile accedere con bagagli o zaini di dimensioni superiori a cm 40 x 35 x 15. Non sono disponibili armadietti né guardaroba.

 
Conference

Acqua e cultura: uno sguardo da Roma

  • Giovedì, 18 Aprile 2019 - da 10:30am a 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Simposio presso l’American Academy in Rome in collaborazione con Fondazione Enel

L’acqua è necessaria alla vita e controllare l’acqua per la salute, il sostentamento e il diletto è stato spesso usato come mezzo per definire e dar forma a una cultura. Essere in grado di fornire un approvvigionamento idrico abbondante e affidabile è stato dimostrazione di potere economico e politico in tutte le epoche. Le manifestazioni più ovvie tendono a trovarsi nelle aree urbane, ma l’acqua è anche cruciale per lo sviluppo delle aree rurali per l’agricoltura e per il suo uso come fonte di energia. L’acqua può rappresentare anche una minaccia: le alluvioni possono causare morte e danneggiare le proprietà, il ristagno può frenare la produzione agricola ed essere terreno fertile per le malattie. Anche in quelle aree in cui l’acqua è relativamente abbondante, la mancanza di infrastrutture può causare carenza idrica per coloro che ne hanno bisogno. La lotta per il controllo delle risorse idriche si rivela spesso nei codici giuridici di svariate società, che, a loro volta, permettono di rilevare le priorità di una cultura. Così la gestione dell’acqua nei contesti urbani e rurali è stata importantissima nel determinare la situazione in cui gli abitanti prosperano (o meno). Prendendo come centro della trattazione Roma e l’Italia centrale, affronteremo ognuno dei seguenti temi: il ruolo della legge nel determinare chi ha accesso all’acqua, l’uso dell’acqua come fonte di energia e segno di potere, l’importanza delle infrastrutture, il problema dei disastri idrici e il modo in cui controllo dell’acqua, economia e creazione di una società si intersecano.

Il convegno si articola intorno a una serie di sei interventi e un dibattito. Gli interventi si basano su un approccio storico e affrontano il modo in cui il controllo dell’acqua ha dato forma alla cultura e all’Italia centrale dall’Impero romano al Novecento. Quindi, usando il passato come trampolino per il futuro, il dibattito affronterà le prospettive presenti e future della gestione idrica, in particolare negli Stati Uniti e in Italia, ed esaminerà nel dettaglio i modi innovativi di affrontarle. L’auspicio è che guardando al passato si possa essere in grado di impostare la discussione sul nostro futuro.

Relatori:
Gregory Aldrete - Floods in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under
Cynthia Bannon - Roman Water Law: Aims and Assessments
Kathryn L. Gleason - Opulent Waters:  Landscape Architectural Displays of Water Wealth in Ancient Rome
Katherine Rinne - Trickle down theory in Late-Renaissance and Baroque Rome
Paolo Squatriti - Water Management in Medieval Italy
Frank Snowden - Fascism and the Pontine Marshes

Il convegno terminerà con un dibattito su Water management, climate change, and landscape design /La gestione dell’acqua, i cambiamenti climatici e la progettazione del paesaggio. Si veda il programma nell’allegato.

L’evento si terrà in lingua inglese. Sarà possibile seguirlo in diretta streaming https://livestream.com/aarome.

I visitatori dell’American Academy in Rome sono pregati di mostrare un documento d’identità all’ingresso. Non è possibile accedere con bagagli o zaini di dimensioni superiori a cm 40 x 35 x 15. Non sono disponibili armadietti né guardaroba.

Fellow Shoptalks

Shoptalks – Alessandra Ciucci and Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi)

  • Lunedì, 29 Aprile 2019 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Alessandra Ciucci
Performing the ḥrig: Music, Sound and Undocumented Migration across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)

“L-ḥarraga” is a song that narrates the voyage and the experience of undocumented migration that ends with the tragic death of a young Moroccan man crossing the Mediterranean. This talk explores “L-ḥarraga” as a sonorous account of a hazardous voyage, through which it is possible to reflect on burning political questions concerning a geocultural zone where the historically determined differences between North and South are increasingly acute: the Mediterranean.

Alessandra Ciucci is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellow in Modern Italian Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Music at Columbia University.

Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi)
Black Med

Black Med is a platform initiated by Invernomuto for Manifesta 12: The Planetary Garden. The Mediterranean Sea, once understood as a fluid entity aiding the formation of networks and exchange, is now the scenario of a humanitarian crisis and heated geopolitical dispute. This ever-problematizing milieu is the battlefield for increasingly complex identities; the sonic trails emerging from the Mediterranean, as the scholar Iain Chambers puts it, thus “resist representation and propose an affective economy … that is intrinsically diasporic.” For this talk Invernomuto will browse through a selection of musical instances that constituted the research around Black Med so far. Starting from the genesis of the project in Palermo, the talk will also present a series of visual and sonic references to frame the research the duo will undertake in the upcoming months of residency at AAR.

The Milan-based Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi) are the Cy Twombly Italian Fellows in Visual Arts.

The shoptalks will be held in English. Watch this event live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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