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Workshop online: rethinking exhibition models of the Venice Biennale in relation to the history of the curatorial practices

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Workshop online: rethinking exhibition models of the Venice Biennale in relation to the history of the curatorial practices.

02.05 - 01.06.22
Deadline for applying: 15.04.2022

This workshop online provides an immersive and active understanding of curatorial practice and its developments in the last decades. Through the work of some of the most remarkable curators, the students will develop an understanding of how curating works by looking back at its history and by examining certain case studies. The analysis of specific editions of the Venice Art Biennale will give us the possibility to look to the predecessors and the influences of specific curators on their work. But it is also an opportunity to explore the ways in which the curatorial practices are changing and examine increasingly diverse approaches to exhibition-making.

The objectives of the workshop:

To gain familiarity with different types of models of curatorial practices and evaluate the essential qualities of a strong curator through understanding the historical and contemporary role of the curator in relation to past and recent exhibition models.

After each session a discussion will be hold in order to exchange different opinions and views on the approach of the singular curatorial practice. Rethinking specific curatorial models, by analyzing their origins and their subsequent developments is one of the key elements of the workshop.The mission is to create a critical ability in order to discover the proper curatorial model.

Practical exercise: in the last session every participant will have to present an exhibition project by applying one of the models identified during the workshop.

THE PROGRAM

First week: 02- 04.05.22 at 6pm - 8pm

Brief introduction of the program.

First issue: The world is turning global - a post-colonial approach to the exhibition making. Jean Hubert Martin curates in 1989 Les magician de la Terre in Paris, four years later the concept of nomadism and multiculturalism is the main idea of the Achille Bonito Oliva's Venice Biennale in 1993. Further developments are identified in some recent exhibitions which are reflecting critically on the colonial past. Case study: the curatorial approach of Charles Esche at the Van Abbe museum in Eindhoven and the exhibition organized in 2018 at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin: Hello World.

Open discussion

Second week 09 - 11.05.22 at 6pm - 8pm

The curator as an interpreter of the art history by creating new narration and visions through the display of the exhibition.

1995 at the Venice Biennale, Jean Clair curates an edition called: Identity and Alterity: Figures of Body 1895 - 1995. Instead of exploring the history of this century’s avant-gardes, Clair interrogates another, alternative history, one he perceives as ignored and overshadowed in the Modern canon’s conventionally accepted plan. In 2013 Massimiliano Gioni at the Venice Biennale curated The Encyclopedia Palace. The exhibition structured like a temporary museum that initiates an inquiry into the many ways in which images have been used to organize knowledge and shape our experience.

In 2015 a show at Punta della Dogana in Venice curated by the artist Dahn Vo, called Slip of the Tongue. The show was the result of a narration of his personal mythologies, featured with art history masters and contemporary art works.

Open discussion

Third week 16 - 18.05.22 at 6pm - 8pm

The curator questioning his time: The visionary curator Harald Szeemann, who launched at the Venice Biennale in 1980 the “Aperto” section for young artists  and in the 1999 Biennale replaced it with “d’Apertutto”, a strolling, horizontal exhibition, a succession of events in exhibition spaces. An art exhibition which lied primarily in the quality of the critical and cultural proposals and raised many questions. How do art forms react to the prevailing globalization of languages? To the process of economic, financial, commercial and technological integration? Harald Szeemann is the curator  who has always been able to criticize and question his time. Documenta 5 in 1972 is a perfect example of his curatorial attitude as much as  the two editions of the Biennale (In 2001: Plateau of Humankind. The Visual Arts Biennale as a platform of humanity.)

Fourth week: 23 -25.05.22 at 6pm - 8pm

The exhibition as a collaboration of a team of curators. In 2002, Documenta 11 in Kassel, curated, by Okwui Enwezor was structured in five platforms which aimed and described the present location of culture and its interfaces with other complex, global knowledge systems. Okwui Enwezor created a team of 6 curators from different geographical area. One year later at the Venice Art Biennale 2003 was presented: The dictatorship of the viewer. A collaboration between a group of world leading curators under the direction of Francesco Bonami. Ten different exhibitions were representing a mapping of the contemporary art from all over the world.

The collaborative model is the bases also of the exhibition Hello World where a more structured concept is connecting each different curatorial section.

Fifth week: 30 - 01.06.22 at 6pm - 8pm

The last week is devoted to the work prepared by each participant and to discussion. The practical exercise aims to create a critical capacity of identifying the models presented and analyzed during the lectures in contemporary art exhibitions. Each participant will present an examples of exhibitions or will structure a new project which is related to the models discussed. The program aims to give the opportunity to create, according to his/her own artistic statement, an exhibition defined by a strong critical and innovative content.

The fee per course is 590 euro. In case you choose to take part to more than one course, a discount of 100 euro will be applied to the fee of the next courses. 

Our Online Delivery Method

Online Study Luctures effectively run over the week – Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm CET – maintaining our usual tours’ focused, intensive and immersive experience.

Live Seminars - Each lecture is two hours long at the end of each lecture we will have a half an hour for questions and discussions. Your tutor will hold live seminars with you and Google.meet discussions are accessed via a web-link which we will email to you. These sessions enable you to ‘meet’ your tutor and fellow students. To participate you will only need an internet enabled device; you do not need a Google.meet account. If you have questions that you were not able to raise in the discussions, you will also be able to communicate with your tutor by email.

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VISIONARY ACTIONS - Endecameron Workshop 2020

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VISIONARY ACTIONS | Tutorship & Co-creation of performance and video art
With Francesca Fini and Michele Manzini

Rocca Sinibalda Castle
May 31 – June 6, 2020
20 participants
Final event open to the public: June 6
Talks open to the public: June 1, 4 and 6
Applications will be accepted until April 10 and should be sent by filling in the registration form.

Performance art and its video narrative, intended not solely for documentation, but as a cinematic reinterpretation, are becoming increasingly interdependent. Drawing energy from each other in a co-creation, they blend into a hybrid of the two art forms. The outcome is an original work of videographics in its own right, which uses performance art as a starting point, but goes on to reinvent it.
By the same token, video art can become an important component of live performance. This is evidenced by the growing success and diffusion of live media works, artistic collectives and festivals.

The Visionary Actions Workshop, open to a maximum of 20 participants, is the first co-creation laboratory in Italy to work on both performance and video art forms at the same time. It is co-ordinated by two internationally renowned artists that have extensive experience working in both art forms.

The workshop will take place in Rocca Sinibalda Castle, a national heritage site and the only zoomorphic castle in Europe. The castle boasts a cycle of Renaissance frescoes, hosts important art collections and is home to the annual Endecameron artistic residency program. The castle is located in the Lazio Region, just over an hour from Rome.

The 20 selected resident candidates will be divided into groups coordinated by Francesca Fini (performance art module) and Michele Manzini (video art module). For the first two days, each group will work separately on the specific activities of each module. On the following days, the two groups will come together and begin working jointly on an intense co-creation laboratory whose final aim is the production and completion of 10 original video-performances. The works will be exhibited on the final day of the workshop in an event open to the public.

Activities:
• tutorship and co-creation laboratory lasting 7 days
• each participant will produce one work of his/her own and one work together with a performer/videoartist.
• 3 inspirational talks given by international artists
• exhibition/event of works at the castle

Accomodation (included in the price):
• 6 nights in shared rooms at hotels and b&bs located in the small village of Rocca Sinibalda
• tuition, co-creation laboratory, and talks
• lunches and coffee breaks

Not included in the price are breakfasts and dinners, materials and equipment, and transportation to Rocca Sinibalda. Participating local restaurants and coffee shops will apply discounts. Should enough participants request it, we can organize transportation at special rates from Termini Station in Rome or from Fiumicino Airport.

Qualifications for participation:
• The laboratory is intended for adult performance and video artists who have already produced works of performance and video art. Documentation and examples of previous works will be requested on the application form.
• Artists participating in the performance art module, led by Francesca Fini, will need to bring comfortable clothes and shoes for the activities and at least two monochrome outfits (white and black) consisting of trousers/skirt and T-shirt.
• Artists participating in the video art module, led by Michele Manzini, will need to bring their own video and audio taping equipment and their own laptop with editing software. The castle will set up the necessary working spaces for each group, but will not be able to provide the equipment.

Up to 20 participants will be selected, 10 for each group. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2020.
Applications can be sent by filling in the form online.
 

The Tutors

Francesca Fini (Performance Art module)
Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist who has been active for years in the blurry zone where the two art forms blend. It is in this area that she has distilled her unique personal synthesis in contemporary performance and video-performance art forms. She has exhibited her work at the MACRO and MAXXI Museums in Rome, at the Bilbao Guggenheim, at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, at the Tese dell'Arsenale in Venice, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and many other prestigious venues. She performed in Toronto at the FADO Performance Art Festival, in Chicago at the Rapid Pulse Festival, at Belo Horizonte at the FAD Festival De Arte Digital, in San Paolo and Rio at the FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Madrid at the IVHAM and Proyector Festival, in Mumbai at the Kala Ghoda and in Tokyo at the Japan Media Arts Festival. In Venice, she took part in the first Venice International Performance Art Week, held in the impressive spaces of Palazzo Bembo. In 2014 and in 2016, she was chosen by Bob Wilson to participate at the New York Watermill Center’s artistic residency program, and was subsequently invited to the Milan Triennial for an Illy Art Lab Watermill event. In 2018, she participated in the Endecameron18 artistic residency program at Rocca Sinibalda Castle. She is based in Italy, but exhibits, researches and works all over the world. In 2016, she completed her experimental film Ofelia non annega (Ophelia doesn’t drown) with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, which was included by Adriano Aprà as one of the best Italian films of the last decade. La Treccani Encyclopedia has cited Francesca Fini under the newly-created heading cyber-performance as one of the most important Italian artists.
Francesca Fini website

Michele Manzini (Video Art module)
Michele Manzini was born in Verona in 1967. He has been seeking for years to define images that propose instability and conflict as non-resolved elements. His work involves using a wide range of media including video, photography, installations, writing and performance. He has exhibited his work in numerous shows and spaces both in Italy and abroad, such as; the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague in 2009, the MAXXI Museum in Rome in 2009, the SUPEC in Shanghai during Expo 2010 and at the Venice Biennial in 2011 and 2013. His videos have been chosen for important International shows and projected at the Saitama Arts Theater (2015), the Perez Art Museum Miami (2016), the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York (2016), the ZKM in Karlsruhe (2017), the Nevada Museum of Art (2017) and Whitechapel Gallery London in 2017. He has published several essays and books including Il paesaggio e il suo mito (Landscape and its myth), Editions de la Villette, Paris in 2002; and Mescolanze(Blends), Edizioni Kn-Studio in 2011. In 2009, he won the Terna Award for contemporary art and has won several awards and special mentions at video art, video performance and experimental film festivals.
Michele Manzini website

The Location

Rocca Sinibalda Castle. Built in around 1080 and completely re-designed by Peruzzi in 1532-36, designated a Grade 1 national heritage site since 1928, Rocca Sinibalda Castle is an extraordinary palace-fortress rather unique in all of Europe. Simultaneously abstract and animalistic, cubist and zoomorphic: “it is an abstract geometrical creation, a building that appears to be cut by sword” (Zander, 1955), but also an architectural representation of an eagle with folded wings for some, or for those with a more vivid imagination, a sinister scorpion. Contradiction and paradox are deeply-rooted in the castle’s identity. Intensely Medieval, it is also highly Renaissance in architecture. While Gothic, it is also rational. Dark, but also light. A potent instrument of war, but also a stately noble palace. It is sober, severe, and at times harsh, yet decorated with Mannerist frescoes rich in classical culture and grotesque paintings full of whimsy and wild imagination. It is the castle of metamorphosis, where forms, volumes and spaces, both internal and external, images and lights, the peculiar collections, and the various and unusual internal passageways invite the rejection of simplicity and a desire for change. In 2014, it won the prestigious International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, for the restoration work directed by the architect Claudio Silvestrin. Since 2018, it has hosted the Endecameron artistic residency program which as of this year will be enriched with an innovative workshop.

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7 days
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May, 2020 to June, 2020
Price: 
700E (VAT excluded)
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Rocca Sinibalda Castle
Rocca Sinibalda, Rieti, Italy
Official website

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For questions please call Giovanna Libraro
mail: info@endecameron.it
phone: +39 0644254815

AUDITIONS for SPECIFIC - advanced dance program by Loris Petrillo

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From 6 January 2022 you can apply to access
SPECIFIC Athletic and Artistic Training for Contemporary Dancers 2022/23
advanced training program by Loris Petrillo
with a cast of guest teachers & choreographers
within the activites of Loris Petrillo Program
the Company project dedicated to contemporary dance education

HOW TO ACCESS

The access is for a limited number of people.
In order to facilitate all those who want to take part in the auditions for access SPECIFIC 22/23, 3 methods of audition have been activated:

1) BOOK YOUR AUDITION (LIVE)

You can take part in the selections through personal invitation.
The audition is held during the activities of the program in a day between January and April 2022 chosen among the following dates:
27 or 28 January, 3 or 4 February, 7 or 8 March, 4 or 5 April.
Apply here

2) LIVE AUDITION

On 18 May 2022 there will be the live audition to access the advanced dance program.
If you want to apply for this date, fill out the form here.

The live auditions are held in Tuscania (Viterbo)

3) ONLINE AUDITION

Dedicated to those who prefer to opt for an online audition by sending their own video.
Sending your application is easy. Just fill out the form.

NB. After sending the form, if you don't receive an answer in 7 days, please write to specific.training.dancers@gmail.com

 

WHO IS IT FOR

SPECIFIC is open to the dancers aged 18 and over who desire to enter advanced professional training in contemporary dance.

The program is articulated in a path of a year. At the end of it, it is possible to access the 2° year, taking advantage of important facilities.

For the 3° year, at the discretion of the artistic Direction, the frequency could be free of charge.

For the dancers who enter the 1° year
there is the possibility to receive a SCHOLARSHIP up to a maximum of 1.000€, at the discretion of the Direction.

THE PROGRAM

SPECIFIC will be held in Tuscania (province of Viterbo) from September 2022 to May 2023.
About 780 hours of annual lessons are provided.

During the year, there will be performances, original creations which involve all the students.

For further information about the program: SPECIFIC 

CONTACTS

For any information don't hesitate to contact us writing to specific.training.dancers@gmail.com or calling +39 348 864 9889

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July, 2021
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Traveling Through Watercolors- III Edition Rome - Venice

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Course Outline: The Traveling Through Watercolors Rome/Venice workshop is a chance to experience the special  and unique characteristics of two of the most splendid cities in the world all through the joy of  watercolor painting. Participants will have a chance to paint amidst the ancient squares and  fountains of Rome as well as the shimmering canals of Venice in an intensive ten day program.  There will be guided class instruction, organized excursions, tours and access to museums and exhibitions as well as personalized experiences to enjoy the distinctive cultures of each city.

In Rome, intensive classes will cover watercolor painting fundamentals, technique and  how to approach painting on location. Color will be explored as well as the study of drawing,  specifically how tone, brush stroke and line can convey form, space, light and texture. Along with  the classes there will be group critiques to provide feedback and discourse on each participants’  works.

To accompany the classes, excursions will be organized to allow participants to paint on location.  With guided demonstrations students will be able to paint their own views of Rome’s squares,  ruins, and umbrella pine trees throughout the city. A scheduled visit to the Borghese Gallery and  its garden will allow students to see some of the most beautiful paintings and sculptures in the  world and paint in the gallery garden afterwards.

From Rome the workshop will travel together via high speed train to Venice for the second phase  of the program. The painters will discover why painters such as Turner, Sargent and Whistler were  so inspired by the views of Venice. Along with a guided tour of the city center, students will be able  to visit the Venice Biennale for its 17th international architecture exhibition.

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10 days
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October, 2020
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2.700 €
Qualification: 
Certificate of Attendance

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info@italylab.education

Darla Bostick Art Adventures Abroad 2020

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May 9-19, 2020

Learn how to make your visit of the Umbrian Region of Italy memorable with an art journal of your trip! No art experience necessary.

They will be staying in a 16th century monastery in the Umbria region of Italy. All transportation (except airfare), pick up and return to airport, lodging, daily excursions, instruction of making a travel journal, meals and wine included. There is a 10% discount if payment is made by 30 Nov and 10% more (shared) with a spouse/friend.

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10 Days
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May, 2020
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Upon Request
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None

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Darla Bostick

For more information contact Darla Bostick at: darlabostickart@gmail.com or www.darlabostick.com

Venice 2019 – Workshop/Art Collective - Symphonie de couleurs III

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Workshop/Studio Practice & Exhibition in Parallel with 58th Venice Biennale

This Interdisciplinary intensive workshop/residency is centered on producing a body of work which concludes with an exhibition in Venice that parallels the 58th Venice Biennale.

The Workshop/Residency topic “Symphonie de couleurs III between the devil and the deep blue lagoon” takes place simultaneously at the Venice Biennale, has the specific purpose to promote new artists; promotion that can and must be submitted to disseminate the knowledge of their work to qualified partners in the industry. The exhibition and the studio practice will be leaded by the curator Carlo Francesco Galli, president of Artouverture and creative director of exhibitions in all over Italy, expert of Contemporary Art and Art critic. This Art Collective wants to be a LIVING FOR ART, a promotional engine with precise dissemination purposes. In fact frequently complain about lack of attention and little knowledge of contemporary art.  For the reasons listed above, among other opportunities, has been chosen as the venue Palazzo Merati: a space that is a typical Venetian salon refers to the time of Giacomo Casanova (after all one of the rooms still has an alcove that the history and Legend takes being the scene of the great lover)

During the workshop three participants will be selected, thanks to the support of ArtOvertoure Association, to take part with their artworks to a collective exhibition with one artwork each, in Palazzo Merati until the end of October 2019.

PROGRAM FEE

Included in program fee:
Euro 1.300

9 days workshop – 4 days exhibition

  • Working Space (with use of Wi-Fi), Gallery Space and material (for site specific installation)
  • Welcome Dinner and Orientation
  • Walking Guided Tour of Venice
  • Biennale ticket entrance valid for 3 days
  • Bacaro tour
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Vernissage

Not Included in program fee: Airfare to and from Italy, ground transportation to and from airport in Italy, meals.

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13 Days
Date: 
October, 2019
Price: 
1.300 €

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Archivi della Misericorda, Cannaregio, 3549 - Venezia 

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www.italylab.education

info@italylab.education

+39 3341886537

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