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"The Value of Art: The Place of Art in the
A wide ranging discussion of the values of art, including aesthetic, social, cultural, and economic perspectives. How has the controversy surrounding the threatened closing of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and the selling of its collection heightened our awareness of these values? What is the place of art in the university and what is the role of the university in preserving our artistic and cultural legacy?
Panelists:The Legacy of Arte Povera: Tacita Dean and Luisa Rabbia
Presentation and Film Screening
Thursday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Tisch Library rm. 304
Organized in conjunction with the course "Arte Povera, Art in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s", this event juxtaposes the work of two prominent contemporary artists, Tacita Dean and Luisa Rabbia, who reflect on the reception of the Italian Arte Povera Movement (1967-1972). This event combines a presentation by Italian artist Luisa Rabbia and a screening of British artist Tacita Dean's 16mm film 'Mario Merx" (2002). The Arte Povera movement insisted on the opposition between natural and industrial materials, anthropological archetypes and mass culture, tautology and metaphor. Dean and Rabbia each offer a portrait of tow of Arte Povera's protagonists, Mario Merz and Gilberto Zorio, as both homage and reconsideration.
Tacita Dean (b.1965, Canterbury, England)Luisa Rabbia (b. 1970, Torino, Italy)
Co-organized and sponsored with the Tufts University Art Gallery
The Cappella Palatina: The Twelfth-Century
Norman Palatine Chapel in Palermo, Sicily
Dr. Gerhard Wolf, is the Director of the Kunsthisorisches Institut in Florence, Italy (Max-Planck Institut). Dr. Wolf's area of research included Italian art and visual culture in the Mediterranean and European framework from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. His research also addresses areas such as the pictorial world of Italian cities from the 12th to 15th century, theories of the "image," historical anthropology of image and media, artistic exchange between Mexico and Europe in the 16th/17th century and interrelations between artistic and scientific world views.
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