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Alberto Burri: A Symposium at the Italian Academy of Columbia University

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Concurrent with the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective, Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, on view October 9, 2015, through January 6, 2016, this symposium, co-organized by Ernest Ialongo and the show’s curator Emily Braun, will address the exhibition itself as well as Burri’s work in the context of postwar and contemporary art.

Participants:
Ernest Ialongo (Hostos Community College, CUNY), as moderator;
Emily Braun (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), who will discuss the Burri exhibit;
Howard Singerman (Hunter College, CUNY), who will explore Burri’s place within postwar European art;
Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU), who will analyze the POW experience of World War II and Burri’s specific experiences;
Noa Steimatsky, who will survey Neorealism in film and the connections to Burri; and
Robert Storr (Yale University), who will discuss Burri’s influence in contemporary art.

New resources — learn more:

Video: Alberto Burri Retrospective at the Guggenheim

Educator's Guide

Microsite

Glossary of Terms

New York Times Review

Co-sponsored by: Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, the Columbia University Seminar Office, the Embassy of Italy, Washington DC, and Lavazza

Images:
Alberto Burri, Legno e bianco 1 (Wood and white 1), 1956, Wood veneer, combustion, acrylic, and Vinavil on canvas, 87.7. X 159 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 57.1463

Alberto Burri, Composizione (Composition), 1953, Burlap, thread, synthetic polymer paint, gold leaf, and PVA on black fabric, 86 x 100.4 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 53.1364

Artwork Credit: © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome.

Photo Credit: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

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Event Date 
Wed, Oct 21, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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