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Civitella Ranieri Group 1

May 2nd – June 11th, 2019 Fellows and Director’s Guests: Rathin Barman, Fellow, (Visual Arts, India) Urban architecture and architectural forms are primary interests of Barman’s recent practice. He has documented different layers of architectural progress that reflect the structural evolution of contemporary urban landscape while commenting on various socio-political issues. Barman’s recent solo exhibition […]

2019 Pulitzer Prizes

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners in 14 journalism and seven letters, drama and music categories were announced on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Two special citations were also awarded. Among the winners is Civitellian Eliza Griswold (CRF 2011) for “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). […]

Angela Dufresne Queers the Portraiture Tradition

An article in Hyperallergic talks about how “the Brooklyn-based painter’s intimate portraits of her mostly queer artist friends play with gender fluidity, sexual ambiguity, and a collaborative creative process.” “Dufresne (CRF 2018) is known for tableaux vivants that mash up eroticism and mythological creatures. The 33 portraits featured in Just My Type: Angela Dufresne, on view at the […]

Conflict Exchange

One of the featured artists of the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit is Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal (CRF 2015).He is launching a series of social platforms in the format of stores that explore the equity and relationships of post-conflict. Through the project Bilal presents works by veteran artists Alicia Dietz and Drew […]

Author of WHAT’S LEFT OF THE NIGHT at Strand Books

Ersi Sotiropoulos (DG 2010), author of the acclaimed novel What’s Left of the Night, discusses her book inspired by the life of poet C.P. Cavafy with Wall Street Journal literary critic Sam Sacks at the Strand Bookstore. 828 Broadway at 12th Street in New YorkWednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. Ersi Sotiropoulos has written fifteen books of fiction and […]

Five Civitellians named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows

On April 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s […]

American Academy in Rome Prizes Announced

The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 2019–2020 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty American and six Italian artists and scholars, including a Fellow of ours, James Casebere (CRF […]

Marko Mäetamm (CRF 2013)’s solo show “Answer me!”

“This project is about communication. Or rather about loss of communication. About a strange feeling when I communicate with somebody over Messenger or sending text messages. Or e-mails. Feeling of loneliness. Feeling that instead of being united we are drifting more and more far away from each other. How different our thoughts sound when they […]

Kit White: Walls and Occupied Spaces

FreedmanArt is very pleased to present Walls and Occupied Spaces, new paintings by Civitella Board Director Kit White (DG 2010), opening April 16, 2019. The spaces in these paintings exist as metaphorical landscapes occupied by linear structures derived from both the organic and inorganic. Kit White’s new work incorporates photographic images into his paintings as […]

Poetry Reading with Jericho Brown

In conjunction with the exhibition Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet Jericho Brown (CRF 2015) will present a reading of his selected works. Born in Louisiana, Brown worked as a speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. […]