March 2017


Tomaso De Luca - A Single Man - Desire and Architecture in Public and Private Spaces

  • Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 303

Tomaso De Luca will focus on architecture as a mise en scène capable of ordering and exhibiting its content, of responding to desire or even of engendering it. In the postwar West, the processes of spectacularization and performativity, traditionally characteristic of the architecture of public buildings, spread to private residences as well, providing a glimpse into the rise of media technology as we know it today. The talk will examine the role of the single man, and the correlation between gender, desire, art and architecture. 

Tomaso De Luca is the Cy Twombly Italian Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome. 

The shoptalk will be given in English. 

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.