07 Aug
Wed / 2013

The Muse of Provence: A Blog for the Dora Maar House
2013 Summer/Fall Fellows

Announcing the 2013 Summer/Fall Brown Foundation Fellows at the Dora Maar House

Maud Casey is the author of two novels: The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and Genealogy. She has also written a collection of stories, Drastic, and her new novel, The Man Who Walked Away, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury. She has received international fellowships from the Fundación Valparaiso, the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, Chateau de Lavigny, and Villa Hellebosch and is the recipient of the Calvino Prize. She lives in Washington, DC, and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland. At the Dora Maar House, she plans to work on a collection of linked short stories.

Marie Ducaté is an artist who lives and works in Marseille. She works in glass, ceramic, fabric, tapestry, with water colors, crumpled paper, embroidery and light. Marie has exhibited internationally, most recently  "Radieuse" at cité radieuse, Le Corbusier, Marseille. She has had large public commissions in Lyon, Saint Fons and Marseille.  Her work has been collection by the city of Paris, Marseille, Narbonne, Lyon, Bathune, Martigues, FNAC Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, FRAC and Musée Fodor, Amsterdam. Her work has been widely written about, most recently in Côté sud, Avril Mai, by Anna Galet. Last year she completed an artist book, publications d’artistes, exposition au Baux de Provence, published by la fabrique sensible. 

Kathy Grove manipulates and alters photographs. Among her projects, in "The Other Series" she seamlessly removed the female figures in famous photographs and paintings such as Thomas Hart Benton's Persephone. Grove's work is in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has exhibited throughout the United States, including New Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Image Interrupted, Boston Center for the Arts; and Quotations, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut. At the Dora Maar House, she plans to work on a series of composited photographs that wed the past with the present.

Asti Hustvedt is an independent scholar and the author of Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris. She has a Ph.D in French literature from New York University, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship. She is the editor of The Decadent Reader: Fiction, Fantasy and Perversion from Fin-de-Siècle France and has published many translations. She lives in New York City with her husband the artist Jon Kessler. At the Dora Maar House, she plans to work on her next book, which explores the intersections between medicine and culture, gender and diagnosis, illness and cure. 

Jon Kessler received a B.F.A. from SUNY at Purchase and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has exhibited his work widely in Europe, Japan, and the United States. He has sculptures in the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He has received several NEA grants, the St. Gaudens Memorial Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for the Performing Arts grant. He is a professor at the School of the Arts at Columbia University.  He lives in New York City with his wife, Asti Hustvedt. At the Dora Maar House, he plans to focus on two-dimensional work.  

Eric Pankey is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently TRACE (Milkweed Editions 2013). His work has been support by fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Winner of the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman Award, he teaches at George Mason University where he is professor of English and the Heritage Chair in Writing. At the Dora Maar House, he would like to complete work on a sequence of 20 poems, 18 lines each, called “Speculations,” which mediate on the nature of perception, knowing, and consciousness. 

Christiane Paul is associate professor at the School of Media Studies, the New School, and adjunct curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. Her recent books are Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond; and Digital Art. As adjunct curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum, she curated several exhibitions—including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools; Profiling; Data Dynamics; and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial—as well as artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. At the Dora Maar House, she will be working on her forthcoming book, A Companion to Digital Art.

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto. She is a film scholar, photographer, and filmmaker (she is the writer, director and producer of the feature film Man of Glass, 2012). Temenuga is the author of The Image in French Philosophy (Rodopi, 2007) and the edited volume European Film Theory (Routledge, 2008). Her third book, Warped Mind, is under contract with Amsterdam University Press. Her articles have appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Her photography was exhibited at EAGL gallery in Berlin and she was artist-in-residence at Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre in St.Petersburg, Russia. While at the Dora Maar House, Temenuga will be working on an article, “Cinematic Photography: The Photographic Image in the Digital Age.” One month, July.