Two days of in-depth study by the University of Siena (Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage) and Le Murate. Contemporary Art Projects in collaboration with Archivio Crispolti – Rome.
SIENA University of Siena. Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage Classroom 1, Servite Headquarters, Wednesday October 30, 2:00-7:30pm, and Thursday October 31 9:00am-12:00pm
FLORENCE Le Murate. Contemporary Art Projects Piazza delle Murate, Florence, Ketty La Rocca room Thursday October 31, 2:30-7.30pm
Prepared in collaboration with the Archive Crispolti, the days in Siena and Florence are dedicated to an in-depth study of the legacy of professor Enrico Crispolti (1933-2018) during his stint as Director of the Specialization School of Siena (1986-1998 and 2001-2007).
The Conference focuses on the methodological, didactic, research aspects and on the activities of the Specialization School promoted by Crispolti, through seminars with artists, conferences, exhibitions, publications and research projects, with a view to provide a broad overview of both the methodological-planning approach and the skills proposed by the School. At the same time, the days highlight the virtuous convergences with the other teachings inherent to contemporary art activated by the scholar during his direction.
The first part of the work, in Siena, sees among the speakers both teachers and regular attendants of the School, and alumni, who today are university teachers or professionals working in related sectors, for whom the experience of the School represented a decisive formative moment under the methodological viewpoint. In particular, Marisa Dalai Emiliani will speak about the numerous and strenuous “battles” conducted with Enrico Crispolti to recognize the Specialization Schools in ministerial reforms.
The second part of the work, in Florence, will be specifically dedicated to the methodological reflections on the history and art criticism by Enrico Crispolti as well as on curatorial practice and militant criticism. Numerous former students, who today are directors or curators of museums and art centers or are active as independent curators of international projects, will discuss the critical and curatorial approach as well as some project initiated by Crispolti and inherited by the professionals he trained at the Specialization School .
The day will end with a speech by Linda Kaiser who will propose, together with the Crispolti Archive, the foundation of an association of alumni of the Specialization School of the University of Siena.
The conference is supported by the Toscana in Contemporanea 2019 program within the Contemporary inclusive community project.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2-7.30pm and Thursday, October 31, 2019 9am-12pm
Siena, Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage, Sede dei Servi, Room 1
Enrico Crispolti in Siena: the vitality of a method between teaching and research
by Massimo Bignardi and Luca Quattrocchi, University of Siena, Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage.
Wednesday, October 30, 2pm
Presentation by Stefano Moscadelli, Director of the Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage Testimonies by Roberto Venuti, Bernardina Sani, Marcello Aitiani, Mauro Berrettini
Session I (3pm) chaired by Luca Quattrocchi
Marisa Dalai Emiliani, “La Sapienza” University of Rome The Specialization Schools. Reforms, abolitions, rebirths
Antonello Negri, State University of Milan The “social” perspective in the lessons of Siena
Franco Purini, “La Sapienza” University of Rome A library in via Ripetta
Massimo Bignardi, University of Siena Environment as social
Session II (5:30pm), chaired by Massimo Bignardi
Luca Quattrocchi, University of Siena Crispolti, the School, the exhibitions: paths of democracy
Sileno Salvagnini, Academy of Fine Arts of Venice Enrico Crispolti. Issues and methods
Davide Lacagnina, University of Siena The eloquence of philology: the catalog raisonné between critical militancy and historiographic reworking
Raffaele Bedarida, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science, New York Learning from artists. The multiple logics of Corrado Cagli and the Crispolti method
Thursday, October 31, 9am
Testimonies by Roberto Barzanti, Charles Szymkowicz
Session III (9am), chaired by Davide Lacagnina
Luca Lenzini, Humanistic Library of the University of Siena The Crispolti collection of the Humanistic Library
Anna Casalino, Carocci Editore, Rome Beyond the image: a school to think, plan, experience “culture”
Giovanni Bianchi, University of Padua From Venice to Siena in search of a master of contemporaneity
Anna Mazzanti, Polytechnic of Milan Enrico Crispolti and the shared participation. From school to extra-curricular activities
Giuseppe Di Natale, University of Florence “Poetics of the informal”. History of a militancy, a project and the search for one’s own identity
Florence, Le Murate. Contemporary Art Projects
Thursday, October 31, 2019 2-7.30pm
Curating as a critical act. Curatorial practices and method choices after training at the Siena School of Specialization
Introduced by Valentina Gensini
Maria Fratelli, Museum Houses and Special Projects, Municipality of Milan The past declined to the present and conjugated to the future
Cecilia Canziani, independent curator Rethinking curatorial practices. The right fit
Andrea Bruciati, Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este, Tivoli Varius, Multiplex, Multiformis
Valentina Gensini, Le Murate. Contemporary Art Projects Florence Museum as a device, art in the public space, production: artistic practices and the rigor of public clients
Marco Tonelli, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto History of art and museology: deconstruction, bricolage and ephemeral entertainment
Arabella Natalini, Museo degli Innocenti, Florence Between public art, art centers and museums: art and its context as a daily exercise
Luigia Lonardelli, MAXXI-National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome Curators, despite everything
Manuela Pacella, independent curator Vivacity of gaze
Linda Kaiser, independent curator of Corporate Museums. Identity and perspectives twenty years later