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Fashion Institute of Technology

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Montes-Bradley participates in upcoming workshop at the Fashion Institute of Technology. National Endowment for the Humanities.


I am excited to announce, and remind those already aware, that I will be participating in a workshop organized by the Fashion Institute of Technology on June 10 and June 17. The workshop, titled "Creative Spaces/Contested Spaces: Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City," will focus on the reinterpretation of Italian American public art in the city.


This generous invitation allows me to present a partial view of The Italian Factor, a film in progress about the contributions of the Piccirilli Brothers to public art in America. My presentation will include a PowerPoint featuring several of their works and insights from my research on the Piccirilli Brothers, particularly concerning “contested spaces” and public art in New York and beyond.


My one-hour session will take place from 3 to 4 pm on both June 10 and June 17. I am honored to share the stage with esteemed academics such as John Avelluto, Marcella Bencivenni, Michele H. Bogart, Daniel Katz, Nicola Lucchi, Kyunghee Pyun, Laura Ruberto, Joseph Sciorra, Jack Tchen, Mary Anne Trasciatti, and Mario Valero. The workshop is presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State University of New York.


Fashion Institute of Technology
Montes-Bradley

Workshop Overview


"Creative Spaces/Contested Spaces: Reinterpreting Italian American Public Art in New York City" is an exploration of Italian American public art. It examines how monuments and landmarks are created, interpreted, forgotten, or become sites of conflict. With recent focus on monuments to Italian explorers and their relationship to issues of colonization and genocide, and given the prominent role Italian American immigrant artisans have played in creating New York’s monuments, this workshop provides a rich exploration of socio-cultural concerns related to aesthetics, power, and belonging.


For more information, please contact Rebecca Bauman rebecca_bauman@fitnyc.edu

917-214-0837

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