Farewell to CIMA Spring 2015 Fellows Ilaria Cicali and Ilaria M. P. Barzaghi

Ilaria Cicali and Ilaria Barzaghi
Ilaria Cicali and Ilaria Barzaghi at the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, during the fourth gathering of the NYC Art History Fellows Network in June. Photo by Luisa de Luca.

At the end of July we bid farewell to our spring fellows, Ilaria Cicali and Ilaria Barzaghi. We were sorry to see them go. It has been a fantastic season of studying Medardo Rosso and sharing this process of discovery with our visitors. They are each writing a few more posts for our blog about their experiences here, so we look forward to hearing from them again soon.

Ilaria Barzaghi devoted much of her time to studying Rosso’s experimental photography, making a close study of the nearly 60 photos we had on view here at CIMA. She presented on this work at our Medardo Rosso Study Day. She also took advantage of her residency in New York to explore the rich resources here related to World’s Fairs, one of the topics of her research back home in Milan.

Ilaria Cicali spent much of her time in New York developing the archival research she had collected last year in Paris, placing Medardo Rosso in the context of avant-garde sculpture practice in Paris in the first years of the twentieth century. She presented on this work at our Medardo Rosso Study Day. She also took advantage of her time here in the USA to explore some American museum holdings of Alexander Archipenko, the subject of her doctoral thesis.

The two Ilarias putting the "pajamas" on the Medardo Rosso photographs for the last time, June 28, 2015.
The two Ilarias putting the “pajamas” on the Medardo Rosso photographs for the last time, June 28, 2015.

They each shared some thoughts on their favorite works in the Medardo Rosso installation. Enjoy these videos!