Type : Journée d’étude
Date : 20 mai 2016
Lieu : The British School at Rome, via Antonio Gramsci, 61, Roma, Italie.
Organisation : Ariane Varela Braga et Thomas-Leo True
Questions of artistic travel and mobility have been the focus of recent scholarly attention. Rome’s special status as caput mundi and the opportunities it provided as a cultural centre have attracted migrant artists from the Renaissance to the present day.
This conference addresses the issue of mobility from a novel perspective, by concentrating on case-studies of artists—or groups of artists—that not only travelled to, but settled in, Rome and examines issues of mobility, artistic exchange and cultural transfer, patronage and professional networks, cultural identity, and strategies for integration or voluntary exclusion from the local artistic life. When (and how) do foreign artists become Roman artists? What is the role played by social and institutional networks for their integration? How does the process of integration evolve and modify over time? For what sort of clientele (particularly foreign or local) do foreign artists work? How do foreign artist interact with the local artistic environment? How does their activity shape questions of Romanitas or Roman cultural identity?
The conference is an initiative of the Rome Art History Network (RAHN), an independent and international network, based in Rome, which encourages the exchange of ideas between researchers from foreign academies and Italian universities, at an early stage of their career.
9:30 – Welcome by Thomas-Leo True (British School at Rome)
9:40 – Introduction by Ariane Varela Braga (RAHN/University of Zurich)