ATLANTA—Distinguished University Professor Dr. Alessandra Raengo of the Faculty of Movie, Media & Theatre is the receiver of the prestigious 2022-23 Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship from the Center for the Superior Examine in the Visible Arts at the National Gallery of Artwork in Washington, D.C.
The Paul Mellon Fellowship is awarded each individual educational year to a person unique to aid investigate in the background, concept and criticism of the visible arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, images, ornamental arts, industrial layout and other arts) of any geographical location and of any interval.
This slide, Dr. Raengo will be in Washington to concentrate her scholarship and analysis on “Liquid Blackness in Present-day Visible Arts: Black Examine as Aesthetic Exercise.” The investigation builds on the archival/important exercise of the liquid blackness research group and liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black scientific studies and on their founding gesture of contemplating about blackness via/as aesthetics. The liquid blackness web site is archived at the Library of Congress for “its cultural and historical importance.”
“I am deeply honored to be a recipient of the prestigious Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship at the Centre for the Advanced Examine in the Visual Arts at the Nationwide Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,” said Dr. Raengo. “I am wanting ahead to staying in dialogue with current fellows and professors whose work has deeply impacted my have, as very well as with the self-decided communities of black filmmakers and visible artists in the D.C. and Baltimore parts whose ensemblic praxis is at the vanguard of each aesthetic concept and observe.”
Dr. Raengo, who was not long ago named Distinguished College Professor, is the founding editor in chief of the liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black experiments, which commenced publishing with Duke University Push in 2021. The journal is an outgrowth of the liquid blackness research team and journal she proven in 2013 in the Shifting Illustrations or photos Scientific studies doctoral system both of those are devoted to the research of the radical aesthetic choices of the visible and sonic arts of the Black diaspora. Beneath her management, “liquid blackness” created into a multi-pronged project: a theoretical principle, a methodology, a pedagogy, an archival challenge, a electronic humanities initiative archived at the Library of Congress, a curatorial observe and a praxis of community-making.
“Congratulations to Dr. Raengo on this crucial award,” reported Director Greg Smith of the Faculty of Film, Media & Theatre. “The Mellon Senior Fellowship is each a recognition of large scholarly accomplishment in the visual arts and an remarkable option to get the job done with other senior students advancing the background, idea and criticism of artwork.”
Senior fellowships are for total-time investigate. Students are anticipated to reside in Washington and to participate in the routines of the Center for Superior Study in the Visible Arts all through the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and casual conversations complement the fellowship system.
Senior fellows have entry to the noteworthy assets represented by the artwork collections, the library, and the graphic collections of the Nationwide Gallery of Artwork, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialised research libraries and collections in the Washington location. For more information, stop by the Nationwide Gallery of Art Senior Fellowship System.