Faculty News: Hallie Cohen Accepted as Visiting Artist to American Academy in Rome

November 17, 2018
  • Cohen at the American Academy in Rome
Hallie Cohen, Professor of Art and Director of The Hewitt Gallery of Art, has been accepted as a Visiting Artist to the American Academy in Rome for two weeks in January 2019.

Her project, Psychogeography, Film and the Meaning of Somewhere, in collaboration with writer Francis Levy, will build on their previous explorations of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Mamma Roma. The project interrogates Federico Fellini’s Roma (1972) and Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza (2013) in an attempt to unearth how Roman drama and comedy (including its classic Senecan and Plautine forms) have left their mark on the imagination in contemporary film and art. Cohen will apply classic film montage technique to large scale painting and with Levy will produce video and voice-over libretti as a means of promoting visual/verbal dialogue with the past.

About the American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is a leading American overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts and humanities.

Their Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of any nationality the opportunity to Faculty in the intellectual study and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes the American Academy in Rome.