Articulating the In-Between. Changing Exhibition Practices in Early Postwar Rome

Research Seminar

  • Date: Feb 26, 2019
  • Time: 11:00
  • Speaker: Patrick Barron
  • Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
  • Contact: paulinyi@biblhertz.it
 Articulating the In-Between. Changing Exhibition Practices in Early Postwar Rome
How, in the context of postwar Rome, can we better understand changing exhibition practices through paying closer attention to architecture – what Daniel Buren refers to as "the inevitable background, support and frame of any work?" Or, put another way, how did postwar Rome's built environment serve as a base connective tissue for evolving exhibitionary engagement?

Drawing upon recent projects, among which the article, "Articulating the In-Between: Changing Exhibition Practices in Early Postwar Rome," co-written with Manuela Mariani and published in 2017 in the Journal of Curatorial Studies, Patrick Barron’s seminar will focus on the intersection of architectural, cinematic and exhibitionary space in postwar Rome, examining the development of spatialized exhibition practices that choreograph as they destabilize viewers’ movements across perceptual and physical thresholds between artworks, the enclosing building, and the connective external city. The main sites examined include the small private galleries of L’Obelisco, L’Attico, and La Salita, as well as the larger Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.

Patrick Barron is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he co-directs the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and teaches courses in environmental literature, translation studies, and poetry. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Program, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Scientific Organization: Maria Bremer

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