Medardo Rosso Study Day

15 May 2015 / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CIMA is pleased to present a Study Day on Medardo Rosso, the subject of the foundation’s 2014-15 season. Acclaimed for his radical approaches to material, subject, and form, Rosso (1858-1928) was an artist who focused intently on process and was involved in every aspect of the creation of his works. This program offers the opportunity to explore various facets of the artist’s career and practice, focusing in particular on his experimental photographic practice and on his relations with his French contemporaries, especially Rodin and Degas.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

MORNING SESSION

10am – Registration / 10.25am  Welcome

10.30am – Medardo Rosso and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century Italy
Lindsay Harris, Interim Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies, American Academy in Rome

11am – Made of Light: Medardo Rosso’s dialogue between sculpture and photography
Ilaria M. P. Barzaghi, CIMA Fellow 2014-15

11.30am – Medardo Rosso’s lost life-size sculptures
Laura Mattioli, President, CIMA

12pm – Q&A

12.30pm – 2pm   Lunch / Tours of MEDARDO ROSSO led by CIMA’s fellows

AFTERNOON SESSION 1

2pm – Medardo Rosso and Giovanni Segantini: A Missed Encounter
Francesca E. Benini, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano

2.30pm Medardo Rosso and Etha Fles: Rewarding Patronage
Francesco Stocchi, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

3pm Q&A and COFFEE BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSION 2

3.30pm – The Reproduction of Touch in the Sculpture of Medardo Rosso and Auguste Rodin
David Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

4pm – Medardo Rosso in the Eyes of His Contemporaries
Ilaria Cicali, CIMA Fellow 2014-15

4.30pm – Rosso and Degas: Elusive Affinities
Richard Kendall, Curator at Large at the Clark Art Institute

5.00pm – Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA, respondent