Activities

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Current

2022

07–08.10 Conference Art Across the Iberian World: Connecting Spanish Italy and Latin America at the University of Zurich.

Past events

2022

10–16.07 Summer School Stones of Palermo: Cultures of Marble at the Mediterranean Crossroads, Palazzo Butera, Palermo (supported by the Istituto Svizzero, Rome). Organised with Ariane Varela Braga. Call (PDF, 1 MB)

30.03–02.04 Double session Synagonism in Early Modern Art at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Dublin. Organised with Yannis Hadjinicolaou and Markus Rath.

2021

16–18.09 Workshop: Marble: Connections and Refractions at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome. Organised with Ariane Varela Braga. details

2019

18.09–18.12 Public lecture series: Marmor: Materialität und Ästhetik, UZH, organised with Nora Guggenbühler, Speakers: Malcolm Baker (Riverside, CA), Fabio Barry (Stanford), Frank Fehrenbach (Hamburg), Dario Gamboni (Geneva), Markus Rath (Basel), Frits Scholten (Amsterdam). Flyer (PDF, 211 KB)

18.03 Session Early Modern Drapery: Reactionary or Modern? at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Toronto. Organised with Evonne Levy (Toronto).

Lectures

2022

02.04 Tintoretto, Drawing and Sculptural Space’ at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Dublin, in the session Synagonism in Early Modern Art.

2021

16.11 ‘Il peregrino: Pilgrimage and the Poetic Production of Baroque Space’ at the conference A Dialogue of the Arts: Concepts of Sacred Spaces in Architecture and its Description in Literature from Early Modern Times to the Present, University of Zürich.

20.09 ‘Il teschio sotto la pelle’, at the workshop Contemporaneità barocca: Riletture incrociate di due mostre attuali, Palazzo Barberini and Galleria Borghese, Rome.

25.05 ‘Remediating Michelangelo: Tintoretto and the Sculptural Model’ at the conference (Im)material Michelangelo: Toward a Visual Historiography of Sculpture
Between Reproduction and Art-Historical Enquiry,
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome (online).

06.05 ‘Luca Giordano “Falsario”: Reappropriating the Renaissance’ at the conference Forgery, Fraud, Mystification: A Perspective on Italian Renaissance Literature and Art, University of Zurich (online).

22.04 ‘“Dulçura, y consuelo...”: Sculpted Wood in Baroque Naples between Ephemerality and Idolatry’, at the RSA annual conference, in the session Carving vs Modelling: Materials and the Languages of Sculpture in the Southern Mediterranean, online.

2019

07.10 Inaugural Lecture: ‘Zwischen Welten: Polychrome Holzskulptur und das Problem der Idolatrie im neapolitanischen Barock', University of Zurich.

18.03 ‘Fold-Lines: Tracing the Dionysian in Bernini’s Draperies’, at the RSA annual conference in Toronto, in the session Early Modern Drapery: Reactionary or Modern?

31.01 ‘“Cosa più bella veder non si può”: The Agency of Antiquity in Baroque Naples’, at the research seminar of the Classics department at Durham University.

2018

01.10 ‘The Coat of Arms and the Portrait Bust: Sculpted Presence in Late Renaissance Florence’, at the conference Stone Face: The Psychology of the Face, the Phenomenology of the Bust, University of Copenhagen.