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2017-2018 Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 2017 - June 29, 2018
Application deadline: Oct 3, 2016

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for
the 2017–2018 academic year.

The Getty Research Institute theme, ICONOCLASM AND VANDALISM, explores
iconoclasm not only as a form of destruction or a means of repression,
but also as a vehicle for creative expression and protest. Iconoclasm
is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through
alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains
testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and
afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in
cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.

Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by
addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm,
protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae,
street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.

The Getty Villa theme, THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN CONTEXT: PERSIA,
investigates the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic
relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to
AD 651. Reaching from the borders of Greece to India, the Persian
Empire was viewed by the Greeks as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival
and often as an existential threat. The rise of the Roman Empire as a
world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite
the common trade that flowed through their territories.

The 2017/2018 scholar year is the first of two terms that will be
devoted to this theme. Priority will be given to research projects that
are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range
of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines are
available online at: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/apply

For more information about each theme please visit:
http://www.getty.edu/research/scholars/years/future.html

Please address inquiries via email to: researchgrants@getty.edu
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