American Academy 'Rome Prize' awarded to James Casebere
12 April 2019The American Academy in Rome has announced James Casebere as recipient of the 2019–20 Rome Prize. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty American and six Italian artists and scholars, who will each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of five to eleven months at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.
Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. The eleven disciplines supported by the Academy are: Literature, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, and Historic Preservation and Conservation, as well as Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.
James Casebere’s pioneering work has established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. Over the past forty years Casebere has devised increasingly complex models and photographed them in his studio, creating photographic tableaux that subtly lay bare their own devices to inhabit the gap between abstraction and image, painting and photography.
Image: James Casebere, Orange Guesthouse (Detail), 2018
Archival pigment print, 114 x 169.5 cm. 44 7/8 x 66 3/4 in © James Casebere