Leora Maltz-Leca (Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture) has been named a Getty Research Institute Post-doctoral Fellow to work on her forthcoming book on William Kentridge, “Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises”. The fellowship’s theme this year is artistic practice.
From the Getty’s website “Artists mobilize a variety of intellectual, organizational, technological, and physical resources to create their work. This scholar year will delve into the ways in which artists receive, work with, and transmit ideas and images in various cultural traditions. At the Getty Research Institute, scholars will pay particular attention to the material manifestations of memory and imagination in the form of sketchbooks, notebooks, pattern books, and model books. How do notes, remarks, written and drawn observations reveal the creative process? In times and places where such media were not in use, what practices were developed to give ideas material form? An interdisciplinary investigation among art historians and other specialists in the humanities will lead to a richer understanding of artistic practice.”