CPCA Faculty Forum: Peter d'Agostino, professor of FMA

CPCA Faculty Forum: Peter d'Agostino, professor of FMA

Oct 17, 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
12:00 pm
Temple Performing Arts Center, Chapel -- 1837 N. Broad Street 

The Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts - Arts Interdisciplinarty Research Series - Faculty Forum features Peter d'Agostino, professor of Film and Media Arts.

Topic: World-Wide-Walks / climate, wars, temples  

This presentation reviews video documentation-performance projects spanning five decades represented in the book, World-Wide-Walks / Peter d’Agostino: Crossing Natural-Cultural-Virtual Frontiers (2019). Focusing on a changing climate since 2010, the recent exhibitions of A-bombs / Climate walks (2020), and World-Wide-Walks / between earth & water / CAPES (2022) performed in South Africa, extends these concerns with an overall emphasis on glocal, global-local issues. Among these place-oriented and site-specific works, World-Wide-Walks / between earth & sky / Temples includes locations in Egypt, India, Italy and Peru. This project, initiated in the Baptist Temple before restoration, premiered at TPAC in 2011 will be featured during this October 17th event.

Peter d’Agostino, Professor of Film & Media Arts, is a pioneering video, photography, and new media artist. Major exhibitions include: The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial, New York; São Paulo Bienal, Brazil; Kwangju Biennial, South Korea; Reading Video, Museum of Modern Art, New York; California Video, Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Under the Big Black Sun, MOCA, LA; and, State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, ICI traveling exhibition. Solo exhibitions include: the Philadelphia Museum of Art; University of Paris I Pantheon- Sorbonne; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; Red House Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria. Selected Collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive; National Gallery of Canada; LaCaixa Forum, Barcelona. D'Agostino has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Trusts, Japan Foundation, Onassis Foundation, American Film Institute, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; Leonardo / Art & Climate Change award, as well as Fulbright grants to Australia, Brazil and Italy. He was an artist-in-residence at the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, NY; the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; visiting artist fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT; American Academy in Rome; National Center for Super Computing Applications; University of Illinois; Art / Sci Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

This event is free, open to the public and part of AIR.

Arts Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) is a holistic research center and forum for creative and scholarly research across the arts that includes cutting-edge colloquia, exploratory seminars, lecture demonstrations, launches of research publications and creative works, reading groups, faculty talks, and stand-alone conferences initiated by the faculty of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.

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