Reimagining ‘The Classics’

12 February 2019, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road *NB Different time and room

Professor Salvatore Settis (Columbia/Pisa)


Special 'Re-' lecture about two recent highly successful exhibitions he recently curated for the Prada Foundation: ‘The Portable Classic’, in Venice, about the origins and functions of miniature reproductions of classical sculptures and their role in canon formation in antiquity and beyond
(http://www.fondazioneprada.org/project/portable-classic/?lang=en);  and ‘The Serial Classic’, in Milan, about classical sculpture and the ambivalent relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture
(http://www.fondazioneprada.org/project/serial-classic/?lang=en).


Salvatore Settis is the former Director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (1994–1999) and of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (1999–2010), where he also taught Classical Archaeology and Art History. He was Warburg Professor at the University of Hamburg (1991) and delivered the Isaiah Berlin Lectures at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2000), the A.W. Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (2001), and the Lectures of the Cátedra del Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (2010-11). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institut de France, the American Philosophical Society, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere, ed Arti, and the Academies of Sciences in Berlin, Munich, Brussels, and Turin. He currently chairs the Scientific Council of the Musée du Louvre.  Books include If Venice Dies (2016), Azione popolare: Cittadini per il bene comune (2012), Artisti e committenti fra Quattro e Cinquecento (2010), and The Future of the Classical (2006); co-editor with Anthony Grafton and Glenn W. Most The Classical Tradition (2010).
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/fellow-observatory/salvatore-settis

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