Events

Narrating Rome, Narrating in Rome: Voice-Overs, Failed Speech and Urban Space in Mario Bava and Dario Argento’s Early Gialli

Research Seminar
The Giallo film, ‘a violent and erotic type of murder mystery’ (Olney, 2013), appeared in Italy in the early 1960s and became known around the world for its oneiric narratives, its baroque mise-en-scène and its unsettling musical scores. Gialli were highly sensitive to the sociocultural context of Italy during the economic miracle, depicting in particular the effect of post-war modernization on the Italian city, and on individuals’ lived experience of urban space. [mehr]
Nella primavera del 2016 il Mudec (Museo delle Culture) di Milano ha ospitato il progetto espositivo Italiani sull’Oceano. Storie di artisti nel Brasile moderno e indigeno alla meta del ‘900. Frutto di un lavoro di ricerca di diversi anni e della collaborazione tra la cattedra di Storia dell’arte contemporanea del Dipartimento di Beni culturali e Ambientali dell’Università degli studi di Milano e il Mac Usp (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo), la mostra - attraverso l’esposizione di dipinti, fotografie, oggetti di design e documenti provenienti da importanti musei e collezioni internazionali - aveva l’ambizione di mettere in luce l’attrazione per il Brasile, fonte di ispirazione per artisti ed intellettuali italiani. [mehr]

Una nuova idea di Italia. Il progetto stilistico dei Carracci e il suo contesto.

Research Seminar
La ricerca stilistica dei Carracci, già condannata come eclettismo, viene riletta nel rapporto con la storiografia artistica, la lingua, la geografia e con l’emergere di una nuova idea di Italia tra la Bologna degli Incamminati e la Roma di Clemente VIII Aldobrandini. [mehr]

"La plus belle église": Recovering the lost church of Saint Francis in Candia (Heraklion, Crete)

Research Seminar
The Franciscan church in Heraklion was the city’s largest church and the most important mendicant foundation in the Eastern Mediterranean. Reconstructing this destroyed building can shed new light on the complex interweaving of Latin and Orthodox artistic traditions on Venetian Crete. [mehr]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 4. Between Digitisation and Creation: New Tools and Resources for the Study and Use of Images in the Digital Age
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers. This invites reflection on how these modern technologies impact the generation of new questions. In order to examine this, the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions is organising a series of online seminars that asks researchers, librarians, software developers, curators, archivists, and artists to reflect on the impact that digital media and tools have on their working practices. [mehr]

Tracing Courses, Training Sailors

Research Seminar
Early modern navigators flocked to classrooms in port cities — but what did they learn there that they could not pick up aboard ship, or from the many textbooks in circulation in the 17th and 18th centuries? [mehr]

Materialità dell'umanesimo. Architettura ed erudizione letteraria alla corte degli Estensi (1520-1550)

Research Seminar
Durante la prima età moderna, il dialogo tra cultura architettonica e umanesimo si attua con forme e strumenti diversi. I letterati diventano interlocutori di architetti e committenti, li aiutano nella scelta dei modelli antichi, e ne guidano l'interpretazione dei testi classici. [mehr]

Questioning the Canon. New Perspectives on Postwar Italian Art

Resarch Seminar
The narrative of postwar art in Italy is still largely dominated by a model of supersession, which translates a hegemonic and linear construction that has actively contributed in erasing women and other subaltern subjects. In her contribution, Giovanna Zapperi proposes a re-vision of this narrative by looking at the counter-models proposed by art critics Carla Lonzi and Anne Marie Sauzeau Boetti. While contesting the verticality of male genealogies, they have fostered a horizontal model that left aside the admiration for the great artist, in order to focus the relations, experiences, and life forms that emerged in the art of their time. [mehr]

CARLA ACCARDI, OPERE E CONTESTI

Conferenza
La giornata di studio condivide le premesse e i metodi della retrospettiva storica Accardi. Contesti, allestita nelle sale del Museo del Novecento di Milano, aprendo il confronto scientifico agli ambiti – culturali, artistici, critici – in cui Carla Accardi ha vissuto e operato. [mehr]

Conference: Diagrams in Science, Science in Diagrams

Diagrammatic forms of visualisation are ubiquitous in scientific publications, as well as in popular mediations of scientific contents. Every computer interface relies on diagrammatic forms, combining textual and graphical elements. Diagrams abstract and encode information. They are indispensable in many scientific contexts, and, together with charts and graphs, also in the daily media, reaching a wide audience of experts and non-experts. [mehr]
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