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"Responding to Rome: British Artists in Rome, 1995-2005"
2006-01-18 until 2006-03-16
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
UK United Kingdom
Responding to Rome: British Artists in Rome, 1995-2005, an exhibition of works by artists who attended the British School at Rome over the last ten years, will be staged at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, in London. Thirty-four artists were selected from over 100 alumni from the School, all of whom had received scholarships and fellowships awarded by public bodies and private foundations between October 1995 and June 2005.
Amongst them are several who are internationally recognised including Edward Allington, Jordan Baseman, Richard Billingham, Adam Chodzko, Jaki Irvine, Mark Wallinger and Alison Wilding. Most of the artists have significantly established their reputations in the UK and abroad and there is also a group of promising young artists whose work will be included.
Responding to Rome will illustrate how the traditional Grand Tour has evolved into a lively, contemporary experience and how diversity in the practice of and approach to visual art is encouraged and facilitated in the multi-disciplinary environment of the British School at Rome. The BSR’s history dates from 1901, when it was founded as a ‘school’ for research in archaeology and Italian studies. Its splendid building near the Borghese Gardens was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1938.
The exhibition is curated by Jacopo Benci, a Rome-based visual artist who has worked at the British School since 1992 and has been its Assistant Director for Fine Arts for the last seven years. The exhibition catalogue will include a general introduction, images of all the works on view together with accompanying texts by the artists themselves and summary biographies.
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