Grants 2017–2018: Iconoclasm and Vandalism at the Getty Center

Getty Center – Grants 2017-2018: Iconoclasm and Vandalism.
Iconoclasm raises contentious questions that transcend cultural and temporal boundaries. It can be understood as vandalism, destruction, or a means of repression, all of which fundamentally put culture at risk.
However, iconoclasm can also be a form of protest or a vehicle for creative expression. Iconoclasm is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.
Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm, protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae, street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.
The complete theme statements are available online at www.getty.edu/research/scholars/years/future.html
Detailed instructions, eligibility requirements, and application forms are available online at www.getty.edu/foundation/apply
Deadline: 3 October 2016
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