Join us Tuesday Oct 4 at 6pm for a talk with our current artist-in-residence Dr. Leah Modigliani, part of our series of talks StARTers: Assaggi d’Arte (Tastes of Art)
The event will be in person with refreshments and also live-streaming online through the Siena Art Institute’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. (6pm Siena, 5pm London, noon NYC)
Currently at the Siena Art Institute for a month-long artistic residency, Dr. Leah Modigliani is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at Tyler School of Art and Architecture (Philadelphia, USA). She is an artist and scholar with transdisciplinary engagements informed by fine arts, art history, critical geography, urban studies, and politics. Modigliani’s projects are engendered by and respond to the history of the avant-garde and its relationship to political critique, feminist art and writing, social dissent, the histories of photography, performance and re-enactment as political strategy, and the pernicious effects of neoliberal capitalism. The center of her art and writing is a focus on the myriad ways individuals’ freedom of expression is destroyed, curtailed, or displaced through socio-economic factors beyond their control.
Modigliani’s visual work has been exhibited at many galleries and museums including Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum (Philadelphia), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville, ME), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). Her critical writing can be found in academic journals and contemporary art magazines such as Mapping Meaning the Journal, Anarchist Studies, Prefix Photo, Art Criticism and C Magazine. Her book, Engendering an avant-garde: the unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism, was published by Manchester University Press’s Rethinking Art’s Histories series in 2018. Her second book, Counter-Revanchist Art in the Global City will be published by Routledge in 2023.
More info on Dr. Leah Modigliani:
Instagram: @lmodigliani & @time_moves_in_mysterious_ways