American Academy in Rome: The Academic Body

The American Academy in Rome stages an exhibition that examines the changes in the representation of the body in art and society.

22 May-13 July. An exhibition titled The Academic Body charts the changing representations of the body in art and society over more than a century.

The works on display span from 1894, the year in which the American Academy in Rome (AAR) was founded, up to the present day.

Ana Mendieta (Fellow 1984). Silueta Sangrienta, 1975. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. New York.

The exhibition features work by artists affiliated with the AAR (Fellows and Residents) whose work has explored themes relating to the body and gender in provocative ways.

The show also contains works by artists whose "trajectories have intersected meaningfully and critically with Italy and the academic tradition."

Sissi (Italian Fellow 2009). Il naufrago ondeggia ubriaco perdendo la testa, 2015. Driftwood. Photo by Danilo Donzelli © Sissi. Courtesy of artist.

Immediately preceding the opening of the show at 18.00 on 22 May, there will be a public talk between AAR president Mark Robbins and two of the exhibiting artists: Patricia Cronin and Stefan Sagmeister.

For full details see academy website.

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American Academy in Rome: The Academic Body

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