CONF Sep 9, 2021

La chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi (Venice, 16-18 Sep 21)

Venice, Casa Studentesca Santa Fosca, Cappella dei Lucchesi (Cannaregio, 2372), Sep 16–17, 2021
Registration deadline: Sep 18, 2021

Gianmario Guidarelli

“La chiesa e il convento di Santa Maria dei Servi a Venezia. Aggiornamenti e nuove ricerche”
(“Chiese di Venezia, Nuove prospettive di ricerca”, 8, director: Gianmario Guidarelli), cur. by Eveline Baseggio, Tiziana Franco and Luca Molà.

When the Servites arrived in Venice in 1314 they were a small religious community. In 1330 they began the foundation of their mother church, Santa Maria dei Servi, a monumental Gothic construction which extended for three quarters of the Servite island and whose massive proportions are still perceivable in Jacopo de Barbari’s View of Venice (1500). Once completed around mid-sixteenth century, Santa Maria dei Servi could be compared for its architectural magnificence and its splendid furnishings to the main churches of the other Mendicant Orders, first and foremost the Dominican Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Franciscan Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. What remains of the Servite Church today is a pale memory of its past grandeur. After the fall of the Republic of Venice and the subsequent Napoleonic suppressions, Santa Maria dei Servi was slowly torn down, its altars dismantled or sold in pieces, and all the paintings and sculptures either lost or disseminated in Venice or elsewhere. Fragments of the perimeter’s walls, two portals, and the outer shell of the Chapel of Lucchesi merged with the Institute Canal-Marovich. In December 2020 a conference, which was organized online due to the pandemic, had begun a broad discussion about the events surrounding the church and the convent, once a florid cultural center and pole of attraction of the Venetian intellectual community up until the Napoleonic suppresion and the subsequent dispersion of the artworks. During the upcoming meeting, thanks to new contributions made possible by the partial reopening of archives and libraries, and especially by the direct contact with what survives of the church complex, the goal is to reopen the multidisciplinary discussion about one the most remarkable Venetian religious contexts.

PROGRAM

16, September, 10.00-13.15
1 SESSION “L’insediamento dei Servi”

10.00-10.15: Welcome
10.15-10.45: Introduction, Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli, Tiziana Franco, Luca Molà
10.45-11.15: Ermes Ronchi (Pontificia facoltà teologica "Marianum", Roma), “Introduzione alla spiritualità dei Servi”
11.15-11.45: Emanuele Carletti (Università degli studi di Roma Tre), “Studium e vita culturale dei Servi di Maria a Venezia tra XIV e XV secolo”
11.45 Discussion with con Raffaella Citeroni (Padova)

12.00-12.15: break

2 SESSION “La cappella e la Scuola dei Lucchesi”
12.15-12.45: Luca Molà (Warwick University), “La Scuola del Volto Santo e i suoi Rettori: un profilo economico e sociale”
12.45-13.15 discussion with Valentina Baradel (Università degli studi di Padova)

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16, September, 15.00-18.00
3 SESSION “La chiesa, il convento e i suoi arredi”

15.00-15.30: Davide Tramarin (Università degli studi di Padova), “Santa Maria dei Servi. L’architettura della chiesa e del convento nel contesto della Venezia tardogotica”
15.30-16.00: Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli (Fashion Institute of Technology, NY), “Una nuova funzione per il tramezzo ai Servi? Girolamo Donato e la musica”

16.00-16.15: break

16.15-16.45: Marco Massoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), “La Congregazione dell’Osservanza in Santa Maria dei Servi a Venezia nel contesto artistico dei Servi di Maria tra Umanesimo e Maniera moderna (1476-1570)”
16.45-18.00 discussion
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17, September, 10.00-12.30
4 SESSION “Sessione in situ, chiesa e convento"

Participants: Gianmario Guidarelli (Università degli Studi di Padova), Valentina Baradel (Università degli studi di Padova), Eveline Baseggio (Fashion Institute of Technology, NY), Tiziana Franco (Università degli studi di Verona), Nora Gietz (Warwick University), Luca Molà (Warwick University), Davide Tramarin (Università degli studi di Padova), Francesco Trovò (Soprintendenza APAB per il comune di Venezia e Laguna), Elisabetta Secco (Bassano del Grappa), Angela Squassina (Università Iuav di Venezia)
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17, September 15.00-18.00
5 SESSION “I Servi nei documenti e come centro culturale"

15.00-15.30: Alessandra Schiavon (Archivio di Stato di Venezia), “Santa Maria dei Servi: un percorso di ricerca archivistica”
15.30-16.00: Tiziana Franco (Università degli studi di Verona), “Le tombe di epoca medievale. Aggiornamenti”.
16:00-16.30: Chiara Bombardini (Università degli studi di Padova), “Santa Maria dei Servi nei manoscritti di Pietro Gradenigo (1695-1776): disegni e notizie”
16.30-17.00: Amy Namowitz Worthen (Des Moines Art Center), “Borro’s scholarly network and the convent’s library resources”

17.00-17.15: break

17.15-18.00 PANEL DISCUSSION
Participants: Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli (Fashion Institute of Technology, NY), Tiziana Franco (Università degli studi di Verona), Eloise Davies (Pembroke College, University of Oxford), Alessia Giachery (Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venezia), Manlio Leo Mezzacasa (Università degli studi di Padova), Valentina Sapienza (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), Deborah Walberg (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania).

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The conference will take place in attendance in compliance with anti-Covid. Access in attendance at the conference is limited: to attend the sessions in attendance wich will take place in the Cappella dei Lucchesi is necessary register here: https://www.chiesedivenezia.eu/project/la-chiesa-di-santa-maria-dei-servi-16-17-settembre-2021/

To participate in the morning "in situ" session on Friday 17th September it is necessary to book in person during the conference sessions the day before. It will be possible to follow the conference live also via webinar by connecting freely without reservation, at this link:https://www.chiesedivenezia.eu/project/la-chiesa-di-santa-maria-dei-servi-16-17-settembre-2021/

The sessions will be recorded and will also be visible recorded on the youtube channel of the “Chiese di Venezia ": to the links accessible from here: https: //www.chiesedivenezia.eu

For information: https: //www.chiesedivenezia.eu

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Reference:
CONF: La chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi (Venice, 16-18 Sep 21). In: ArtHist.net, Sep 9, 2021 (accessed Oct 18, 2021), <https://arthist.net/archive/34676>.

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