As the 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Teresa Kittler was the third scholar in the museum’s history to be appointed to this position, Kittler advanced the museum’s aim to support new scholarship on postwar and contemporary Italian art.
Kittler’s research focused on artistic practices from 1945 to the present day, with a special interest in Italian postwar art and the work of artists Marisa Merz and Carla Accardi. For the first part of this residency, due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, Kittler joined remotely from the University of York where she is currently lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art. As Scholar-in-Residence, Kittler collaborated with the museum’s team on this years’ curatorial programs and organized the annual spring lecture series, Arte Povera: Art of Collaboration, that considered the many contributions of women artists to current conceptions of postwar Italian art. Using the Olnick Spanu Collection and the extensive holdings in Magazzino’s Research Center, Kittler continued her research focusing on artistic responses in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s to habitation, ecology and newly available synthetic materials.
“This will be my first extended research trip in the United States and am very much looking forward to working with the team at Magazzino, exploring the resources in the collection and developing what I hope will be an interesting lecture series for Spring 2021,” said Teresa Kittler, Magazzino’s 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence.
About Teresa Kittler
Teresa Kittler is a lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of York. Her research focuses on artistic practices since 1945 with a special interest in Italian postwar art. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the British Academy, the British School at Rome and the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA). Her research on Carla Accardi has been published in the Oxford Art Journal, and a book chapter on Carla Lonzi will be published this Autumn by Bloomsbury Press. She has written on Marisa Merz for catalogues accompanying the exhibitions: Marisa Merz The Sky is a Great Place (Los Angeles Hammer Museum & Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017) and Entrare Nell’Opera (Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2019). She has also worked as Assistant Curator for the 10 Gwangju Biennale (2014).