ISCP TalkJuly 28, 2020, 4–5pm
Diary of the Ornament: A Conversation between Agostino Iacurci and Simone Ciglia on Instagram Live
This conversation between artist Agostino Iacurci and art critic Simone Ciglia will explore central gestures of the artist’s multifaceted practice. Starting from Iacurci’s residency experience at ISCP, the two will discuss the artist’s relationship with classical antiquity, ornamentality, and the social dimensions of public art. The talk will focus on a selection of Iacurci’s recent projects, including Tracing Vitruvio (2019), Ddddddddom (2019), Wall Painting (2019), Gypsoteca (2018), Walter (2018), and Trompe l’oeil (2017).
Agostino Iacurci works with a wide range of media, including painting, wall-painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. He creates immersive spaces to transform the perception of given environments. Starting from specific topics like the use of colors in the ancient and classical world, he questions issues of traditions and identity, investigating the process of idealization underlying historical myths and their impact on the collective imagination.
Simone Ciglia (Pescara, 1982) is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy; Assistant Researcher at the MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome; and he teaches courses in Contemporary Art at the University of Oregon. His areas of research focus on marginal spaces within contemporary art, including its relationship to agriculture, craft, and utopian/dystopian impulses. He works as a freelance curator and correspondent for Flash Art Magazine, and writes for a variety of publications, including Treccani and Zanichelli. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of Contemporary Art from the “Sapienza” University of Rome.
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This event is made possible with the financial support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.
This program is also supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University; VIA Art Fund; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.