January General meeting
with special guest lecturer Elizabeth Rodini
"Journeys and the Afterlife of Things”
Gentile Bellini's Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Image “Journeys and the Afterlife of Things"—how far can we travel by studying a single painting?
Elizabeth Rodini will explore how a fragile fifteenth-century painting speaks to a range of contemporary matters, from the politics of preservation to ideologies of imagery and beyond.
What can we learn by following the trajectory of a single object? Using a renowned but puzzling Renaissance portrait as the starting point,
Rodini is the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. Previous to her arrival at the Academy, she was teaching professor and founding director of the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University.
Her interests lie at the intersections of historical inquiry and contemporary practice and center on the mobility of objects across time, space, and imagination. Recent work examines the reception of Islamic objects in Venice, museological developments in twentieth-century Paris, and the exhibition of African art in contemporary American museums.
Sit back, relax and grab yourself a glass of whatever you like and join us for this interesting lecture/ aperitivo at 17.30. We’ll cover a few general AWAR topics and then have the honor of hearing from this interesting and intriguing professor and speaker.
Elizabeth originally from Chicago is founding director of the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University, where she is a faculty member in the department of the history of art.
She has been a guest lecturer at American University of Rome, an accomplished curator of contemporary art and a scholar of Italian art history.
When: Thursday January 21st
Time: 17.30 pm Rome time (California time: 8.30 am)
Where: Zoom virtual meeting
Meeting ID: 955 0901 0452
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