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Filardo

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"My teaching philosophy combines the accurate formal observation of art objects with the reading of the artists' statements and critical interpretation of their works." –Daria Filardo

Curator of numerous exhibitions throughout Italy, including Art Torna Arte at the Galleria dell’Accademia in 2012, Daria Filardo’s essays on contemporary art have appeared in publications such as Flash Art, Arte e Critica, and Rosso Fiorentino.

Daria Filardo teaches SACI’s MFA Graduate Seminars for the MFA in Studio Art program. She has been published in renowned art magazines such as Flash Art, Arte e Critica, and Rosso Fiorentino and has written numerous essays for catalogues focusing on the work of many Italian artists. In 2015, she wrote an essay for the Venice Biennial in the catalogue Permanent Refugees, on the solo exhibition Do You Remember, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Montenegro Pavilion.

Daria Filardo has a Laurea with honors in Contemporary Art History, University of Florence; Post-Graduate Specialization in History of Art, University of Pisa. Her thesis at the University of Florence was on the “Scupture of Fausto Melotti” and her thesis at the University of Pisa was on “New Aesthetic Codes in Contemporary Italian Photography.”

Teaching Philosophy

Modern and contemporary art languages are complex structures and require analyses from various perspectives. I emphasize a range of interpretive methods in my course: the historical approach, which connects events to reality, the philosophical reading of the theories which explore the relationship between the art object and the thinking of the times, and a formal approach, which explores the linguistic elements of the art practice. These approaches offer students a more comprehensive understanding of the topic while teaching them a method of analysis which is further enriched by their continuous relationship with art.

My purpose is to teach students a visual language that is a complex code of intricate relations. The art language is a set of practices in continuous development; my courses offer students the opportunity to explore these implications. My teaching philosophy combines the accurate formal observation of art objects with the reading of the artists' statements and critical interpretation of their works. Students are encouraged to take an active part in class discussion in order to develop a capacity for reading art languages.

"My teaching philosophy combines the accurate formal observation of art objects with the reading of the artists' statements and critical interpretation of their works." –Daria Filardo

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