La TERRA Foundation

Le Larca bénéficie d’un partenariat privilégié avec la Terra Foundation.

Basée à Chicago, la Terra Foundation for American Art se consacre à l’étude et à la promotion de l’art américain par le biais d’expositions, de programmes d’études, et d’échanges internationaux entre chercheurs et commissaires d’expositions auprès du public américain comme à l’international.

En savoir plus sur la Terra Foundation for American Art.

La Fondation possède une antenne à Paris :  le Terra Foundation Paris Center, qui abrite notamment une bibliothèque entièrement dédiée à l’art américain du 18e au 20ème siècles, et un lieu de rencontre pour étudiants et chercheurs.

En savoir plus sur le Terra Foundation Paris Center.


Les bourses et partenariats proposés au Larca par la Fondation :

Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship in Paris

Un.e Post-Doc spécialiste d’art américain passe deux ans à Paris. Il/Elle donne des séminaires de Master sur la culture visuelle américaine, ouverts aux étudiants de l’UFR d’Etudes Anglophones et du département d’Histoire de l’Art de Paris-Nanterre.

Summary :

Endowed by a generous grant of the Terra Foundation, this two-year research and teaching fellowship in Paris offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue their own work, and teach at Université Paris Cité and Université de Paris-Nanterre. The fellow will receive a $ 42,000 annual stipend (to cover all costs including travel, housing, visa, health insurance, research, and so on; to be disbursed in euros).

In addition, the program also includes a $ 2,000 annual fund towards the organization of scientific events.

Each fall in the 24-months period (2022–24) the Fellowship recipient will teach (in English) a seminar in American art history and visual culture to graduate students specializing in art history (Paris Nanterre) and American visual and cultural studies (Université de Paris).

S/he will conduct personal research in conjunction with the Art History and Visual Culture research teams of the two partner universities.

Martyna Majewska, the new Terra Foundation Research and Teaching Fellow for 2022-2024

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Martyna Majewska, the newly appointed Terra Foundation Research and Teaching Fellow for 2022-2024. She will be teaching a seminar open to Masters students from Paris-Cité University and from Paris-Nanterre University, titled: American Art Embodied: Body-Centered Practices in US Art since the 1950s. 

‘I recently received my PhD from the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where I also taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My thesis, ‘Resisting Overdetermination, Destabilising Representation: African American Artists Performing for the Camera since the 1970s,’ examined a selection of practices in which artists mobilise embodied performances to produce specific, carefully designed and incisive images. My project demonstrated that this mode of image production has been exceptionally successful in challenging hegemonic representations of people of colour, exposing the racist and heteropatriarchal stereotypes inscribed in these representations. I look forward to developing further my thinking about photography, performance and the construction of race with colleagues and students at LARCA.’

Seminar : American Art Embodied: Body-Centered Practices in US Art since the 1950s.

This course examines the emergence of performance art as one of the most influential forms of expression in American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. It traverses a wide variety of practices involving the use of artists’ bodies: from protest actions and happenings to body prints, to movement exercises and collaborative, choreographed spectacles. Works examined in the module may also be associated with categories such as conceptual art, land art, video art, and social practice. While exploring the various ways in which artists mobilized their bodies as vehicles for making art, students will learn how body-centered practices came to be displayed in museums, consumed, and commodified. To this end, the course covers the subject of mediation and mediatization of ephemeral, embodied modes of artistic expression, as well as discussing audience reactions and participation.

Equally, it examines the ways in which performances can be restaged and reinterpreted. Students will familiarize themselves with key theoretical frameworks for discussing performance art and its historicization, while engaging in debates on critical issues—such as war, exploitation, gender identity—raised via embodied artistic practice. Throughout the course, we will pay special attention to the convergence of performance art and activism, studying the impact of US-based grassroots organizations and political movements on body art. 





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