Mahler & LeWitt Studios
Spoleto, Umbria, Italy

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Open Call Opportunity: The Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize

An annual competition for unpublished writers, opens to submissions on 1 January 2019. Initially made possible by an Arts Council grant in 2015, the prize awards £3,000 to the best proposal for a book-length essay (minimum 25,000 words) by a writer resident in the UK and Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal, and a residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. 

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‘LeWitt, in the Shadow of the Object’
Rye Dag Holmboe, October NO.166 | Fall 2018, p.105-126 with photographs by Joschi Herczeg

Rye’s essay, begun on a residency in 2016, and our first project using the Torre Bonomo, examines previously undocumented wall drawings produced by Sol LeWitt in a medieval torre in Spoleto in the 1970’s. Using a psychoanalytic framework derived in part from the writings of Adrian Stokes, Holmboe argues for the existence of an “architectural unconscious” in LeWitt’s practice and for the crucial importance of architecture to our understanding of Conceptual art more broadly. The essay further explores the choreographic dimensions of LeWitt’s work and its autobiographical impulse.

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‘Fifteen people select their favorite book…’
Jo Melvin, guest critic, Brooklyn Rail

Available in print and online, Jo’s project for this long-running and esteemed arts newspaper stems from her work with us in Spoleto: “These pages stem from a project I developed with the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy on the subject of artists’ books. It began in September 2017 when I organized an event titled Fifteen People Select Their Favorite Book, in part to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Lannis Gallery / Museum of Normal Art’s seminal exhibition, Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book (1967)…”

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SEPTEMBER 2018: Artists’ Books – residency session guest curated by Jo Melvin in collaboration with Viaindustriae, Foligno

Special viewing of program exhibitions arranged for Sunday 14th OCTOBER more info>>

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Trisha Brown Dance Company: Spoleto Intensive
Sharing 16.30 – 17.00, Palestra Manzoni, Via Nursina 10, Spoleto.

On Friday 3 August from 16.30 – 17.00 the participants in the Trisha Brown Dance Company: Spoleto Intensive will open their studio and share some of the compositional and improvisational dance techniques they have been exploring with Diane Madden during the workshop. Free entry: please arrive in good time. 

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Julie Born Schwartz : ‘Ex-voto’
Festival di Spoleto, 30 June – 15 July

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Announcing the residents for our first residency session of 2018: Rachael Allen, Oto Gillen, Sam Lipp and Diamond Stingily


Trisha Brown Dance Company: Spoleto Intensive
30 July – 3 August (more info>>)

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Latest Artist’s Edition:
Julie Born Schwartz Untitled 2017

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