On February 27, Lyle Ashton Harris (2001 Fellow) talks to Clifford Prince King at Cooper Union. This Public Art Fund conversation focuses on King’s recent project of photographs on bus shelters and newsstands across New York, Chicago, and Boston.
Elle Pérez talks to Ben Broome of Flash Art, describing their confluence of art, music, and teaching as part of a larger form: acts of communication. Pérez's work pursues “achieving a photographic description of the ephemeral condition of living.”
The filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson (2002 Fellow) and Claudrena N. Harold talk to Maya Cade, curator of Black Film Archive, after a February 24 screening of their joint work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. A day later, Everson presents and discusses his recent solo films.
A solo show of photo assemblages by Todd Gray (2023 Fellow), titled Reality Reframed, opens tomorrow at the 8th Floor in New York. A conversation between the artist and curator Kalia Brooks takes place on February 24.
A Zoom conversation hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, taking place on February 21, explores how arts criticism and press coverage impacted the career of John Rhoden (1954 Fellow), the first Black visual artist to win the Rome Prize.
Writer Robyn Schiff (2023 Fellow) sees the “common drudgery of a broken plastic laundry basket and a monumental ruin with the powerful iconic windows of the Roman Colosseum” in Line (laundry baskets), a sculpture by Ester Partegàs (2023 Fellow), in this Los Angeles Review of Books piece.
Images that Catherine Opie took during her 2021 Residency make their first stateside appearance at Lehmann Maupin in New York. The photographs, presented as Walls, Windows and Blood, are placed on hand-crafted, Italian-marble pedestals designed by Katy Barkan (2021 Fellow). The exhibition is on view through March 9.
On February 16 and 17, Mannes Opera will present 2024 Fellow Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens at the New School in New York. The composition, which presents the daily life of three sirens who kill time on their island as they wait for doomed sailors, is written for three singers and a piano.
On February 15, the architect Billie Tsien (2000 Resident) is speaking at the University of Hawai‘i in Mānoa as part of the School of Architecture’s Get Lectured series.
A solo exhibition by 2018 Italian Fellow Alessandro Di Pietro, titled Ghostwriting Paul Thek: Time Capsules and Reliquaries, opens tomorrow at Fondazione Nicola del Roscio in Rome. The show is curated by former Arts Director Peter Benson Miller and and Cornelia Mattiacci.
The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights by Erica Moretti (2024 Fellow) received an honorable mention in the humanities for the Laura Shannon Prize, administered by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Lillian Datchev (2022 Fellow) has been named a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. During her fellowship she will work on her book project, The Origins of Archaeology, which reveals how late-medieval Italian merchant culture gave rise to early modern antiquarian scholarship.
How We Know What We Know showcases twenty years of art making by 2000 Rome Prize Fellow Joyce Kozloff, beginning with her Arts/Industry residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. The exhibition is on view through June 30.
Cecil L. Striker (1971 Resident), an architectural historian and archaeologist, has died at age 91. A professor at the University of Pennsylvania from 1968 to 2001, Striker led a team that excavated and restored Kalenderhane Mosque in Istanbul, revealing its history as a Roman bath, medieval church, and finally a mosque.
The art historian Tom McDonough has organized David Hammons: Street Specific for the Binghamton University Art Museum, presenting work by our 1990 Rome Prize Fellow in visual arts.
The choreographer Molissa Fenley (2008 Fellow) is staging new and recent performances, collected under the title From the Light, Between the Lamps, with her company at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn.
A new book from Peter J. Holliday (1995 Fellow), titled Power, Image, and Memory: Historical Subjects in Art, will be published today by Oxford University Press.
A major survey of work by our 2019 Resident, Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined, opens on January 31 at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibition covers her art practice from the mid-1990s to the present.
In Milwaukee, Present Music will premiere Raise by Pamela Z (2020 Fellow), written for four cellos and electronics. The in-person concert can also be watched via livestream.