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Project title:
MARINO MARINI AND CURT VALENTIN: THE RISE OF THE ITALIAN SCULPTOR IN AMERICA

Ms&nbspteresa meucci
Author
Ms teresa meucci

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Full Name:
teresa meucci
City:
pistoia  Country: Italy
Email:  teremeux@yahoo.it

Field of study: Architecture and History of Arts 
Degree type : 
3rd Cycle(Master and PHD)
Year of graduation: 
2008


UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Name:
universià degli studi di pisa
Country: Italy Town: pisa

CURRICULUM




Curriculm Vitae Teresa Meucci
Bastioni di Porta Volta 9 Milan (Italy)
Date of birth: 02/18/1982
City of birth: Pistoia, Italy
Telephone:+39 (333) 8633255
E-mail: teremeux@yahoo.it




Education

2008 Post-Graduate Fellowship in Art Economy and Management, Università degli Studi di
Firenze, Florence, Italy. Department of Business Economics.

2008 MA in Contemporary Art History, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy.
Grade: 110/110 cum laudae.

2005 BA in History of Art Criticism, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy.
Grade: 107/110.


Relevant Working Experience

*Unduetrestella* Contemporary Art Project For Children, Milan (Italy)
Communication & Sales Manager September 2010-Present
Sales, fundraising activity, exhibition organization, project’s promotion

Independent Organizer of Contemporary Art itineraries in Tuscany (Italy) June 2010-Present
Creation and organization of contemporary art/enogastronomic tours in Tuscany for high-profile tourism.

Montrasio Arte Gallery, Milan January 2010 –May 2010
Gallery Assistant
General administrative support; press office; acted as crucial liaison between clients and the Director; managed internal and external relation across the world; working with artists, curators, museum staff to plan art exhibitions; written press releases, typed correspondence; database management; handled communications with all levels of clients; worked closely with artists.

Harlem Studio Fellowship by Montrasio Arte International Residency Program, New York
Junior Curator May 2009-May 2010
Curated exhibitions and development of exhibit text; represented the program to a local, national and international community to promote the institution and its collection; plan and implement the program activity; organize lectures and symposia related to the collection, artist-in-residence program and special exhibitions; facilitated collaboration with other residency programs, museums and galleries; produce public relation to increase the space’s visibility; organized visits; developed/written promotional and advertisement strategies; established and managed comprehensive email correspondence with museums, artists, dealers and collectors; created and managing social networking site.

International Center of Photography (ICP), New York October-December 2009
Curatorial Intern
Research activity in the Vishniac Archive: worked to create a comprehensive archive of photographer Roman Vishniac’s entire body of work, including negatives, contact sheets, and thousands of unpublished prints, as well as personal correspondences and ephemera; physical


organization of prints and the paper collection, compiling all of Vishniac holdings into a comprehensive database, digitizing audio tapes; researched articles about Vishniac and the Holocaust issues in general in old copies of Life Magazine from 1934 to 1946.

Stephen Haller Gallery, New York November 2008-July 2009
Gallery Assistant Intern
Administrative and archival duties: answering and directing calls, production of press materials included press packet and artists books; photographed art works of various media; used Arc Soft Photo Impression Pro to scan slides; used Photoshop to colour correct images; catalogued and inventoried the art works in Art System. Installed work in the gallery.

Knoedler & Company Gallery, New York February-May 2009
Archival Internship
Bibliographic research for the exhibition Mimmo Rotella: American Icons and Early Work.

Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY October-December 2008
Curatorial Assistant Intern
Curatorial activity: assisted in the research of exhibitions, exhibit preparation, reviewed artist submissions and entered into Filemaker. Archival duties: scanned images from magazines and organized them for press clipping. Administrative duties: acted as front desk person, taking admissions, making book sales, emails, filing and data entry; helped to turn the show on and off daily.

Museo Civico "Giovanni Fattori”, Livorno (Italy) January-July 2008
Cataloguer and Contributor Editor
Cataloguing project of the collection of drawings and prints of the 19th and 20th century of the Civic Museum of Livorno: description of the records (dating, technique, conservation status, measurement, exhibition history, provenance); historical and bibliographical research of the records;
used Access Program (Office) for data entry; critical interpretation and writing of the most relevant art works.


Curated Exhibitions

New York Photo Festival 2010, New York
Susanna Pozzoli On the Block Harlem Private View, curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci
12-16 May 2010

Montrasio Arte Gallery, Milan
Susanna Pozzoli. After the Funeral, curated by Ruggero Montrasio and coordinated by Teresa Meucci
April-May 2010

Harlem Studio Fellowship, New York
Avital Cnaani Strangler Fig – Fumitaka Kudo Living Fossils, curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci
June 2010

The Harlem Syndrome, group exhibition curated by Teresa Meucci
February 2010

IO. Doojin Ahn, Valerio Ricci, Larissa Voltz, group show curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci
November 2009

HOAST2009, curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci
October 2009

Lovisa Ringborg If your secret was an animal, what animal would it be - Elena Ascari Cells, double show curated by Teresa Meucci and Raffaele Bedarida
July 2009


Licences/Certificates

GRE: Verbal: 400/ Quantitative:320/ Analytical writing: 3.0

TOEFL IBT Certificate. Internet Based Test 78/120 scores. January 15th, 2010

International House Certificate in English. CEF Level: C1 Effective Operational Proficiency, April-July 2008


Università degli Studi of Pisa, Italy. Photo Laboratory Course in Photography of Artefacts,
March-June 2008.

Cambridge School of New York, New York, English Fluency Class and American Culture Class, Advanced Level, Grade: 97/100
April-May 2007.

Centro Linguistico Interdipartimentale (CLI) at the Università degli Studi of Pisa, English Speaking Class, Advanced Level. January-March 2007.

Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Department of Hispanic Studies, Intensive Spanish Course, Intermediate Level, October-December 2005.

Academy of Music, Florence, Italy. Music Theory and Solfeggio Licence, November 1997.


Pubblication

Articles:
Meucci, T., International art grows in Harlem, in Daily Babel, New York, January 7th 2010.

Meucci, T., Marino Marini and Curt Valentin: la fortuna dello scultore in America, in “Quaderni di Scultura Contemporanea” n.8, Edizioni della Cometa, Roma October 2008.

Catalogues:
Susanna Pozzoli, On the Block. Harlem Private View, Allemandi & Montrasio Arte, Milan 2010 Production Coordinator Teresa Meucci

Mariagrazia Pontorno, Roots, Montrasio Arte 2010, Interview to the artist by Teresa Meucci (Catalogue to be published)

1922 . Adolfo Wildt – Alibin Egger Lienz – Alessandro Mazzucotelli, Montrasio Arte, Milan, February – April 2010 (Catalogue to be published)

Mimmo Rotella: American Icons and Early Work, Essay by Meredith Malone, Knoedler Gallery & Co, New York, 2009, Bibliographic Research by Teresa Meucci

Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings and Prints of the Museo Civico “Giovanni Fattori”, Livorno. (Working title, Catalogue to be published)


Scholarships/Fellowships

Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Vignole Scholarship, December 2008.

Marino Marini Foundation Scholarship, February 2007.

Erasmus Project Scholarship (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University) Universitat de Barcelona (UB Spain), Academic Year 2005-2006.


Languages

Fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.


Computer Skills

Mc 0S 10/9 and Microsoft Windows, MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, File Maker Pro, Various Scanning software, Quark Express Pro, Art System Pro, Arc Soft Photo Impression Pro.















References:
Daniel Ferris, Stephen Haller Gallery Director, New York
dferris@stephenhallergallery.com
T: +1 212.741 7777

Raffaele Bedarida, Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY, Guggenheim Museum Educator, Chief Curator at Harlem Studio Fellowship by Montrasio Arte, New York
rbedarida@gc.cuny.edu
T:+1 646.542.9986

Dott. Elena Pecci, Board of Directors, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci of Prato (Italy) info@centropecci.it
T: +39 (0574) 5317

Dr. Fabrizio D’Amico, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Department of Art History of the Università degli Studi of Pisa
damico.unipi@fastwebnet.it
T: +39 06 8411329


 
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Criterias to contestualize the project
Scale* : NO
Typology
* : Marino Marini and Curt Valentin: the rise of the Italian sculptor in America
Interdisciplinary character (other interested fields):
Architecture:  
Environment & Territory:
Design:
Other: XX Century European Sculpture

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Project (block 1) - Objectives of the Project*

In February 2007 the Marino Marini Foundation (Italy) decided to finance my MA dissertation project by awarding me a scholarship for a three-month stay in New York City (April-July 2007), in order to investigate the success of the Italian sculptor Marino Marini in the United States during the 1950s.
Main goal of the project is to explore the relationship between Marino Marini and Curt Valentin, his first agent in the US

Second goal is analyse Marini's impact on the American art scene

Third goal is to research every Marini's exhibitions in the US between 1948 and 1954

Fourth goal is contextualize the Curt Valentin Gallery within the New York gallery scene in the 1950s.

Final goal is established the reasons of Marini's fortune in America


Project (block 2) : Progress, Methodologies and tools used for the Project*

In January 2007,as part of my MA dissertation, I came to New York from Italy, to research the relationship between Marino Marini and the German art dealer Curt Valentin, who was responsible of the Marini’s success in the United States between the 1940s and the 1950s.

After consulting the New York Public Library, I carried out the research at the MoMA Library and Archives. Thanks to the incredible amount of documents in the archive, I was able to explore the rich and mostly unpublished correspondence between Valentin and Marini, enabling me to shed light on the personal and business relationship between the dealer and the sculptor, and reconstruct in detail Marini’s most important American exhibitions. Among the huge quantity of material I examined, I made an accurate selection of relevant documents, essential for my project. I reviewed different kind of source material: publications, American Art and Cultural Magazine of the Fifties, original photographs and correspondence contained in the Curt Valentin Papers (MoMA Archives).



Project (block 3) - Results *

Analysis of XX Century European Sculpture



Reconstruction of every Marini's solo and group exhibitions in America



Analysis of hte personal relationship between Marini and Curt Valentin, his first dealer in the US



Analysis of Curt Valentin Gallery history and activity.

The Valentin Gallery became famous in New York not only for being one of the few exhibition venues in New York dedicated to contemporary sculpture and graphic art



Established reasons of Marini's success in America

Marini’s success was immediate and his debut on 57th Street brought him international acclaim. What distinguished Marini in the eyes of the American public was his calibrate balance between tradition and modernity.

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