[artinfo] XII ADVANCED COURSE IN VISUAL ARTS: Fondazione Antonio Ratti

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Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Visiting professor
Marjetica Potrc

Fragmented City
3 - 22 July 2006

Enrolment deadline: 31 March, 2006

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The Advanced Course in Visual Arts (CSAV) is an 
intensive specialization course for young artists 
from all around the world. The Course directed by 
Annie Ratti since 1995 and curated by Roberto 
Pinto in collaboration with Anna Daneri, is 
conceived as a laboratory of artistic and 
theoretical experimentation led by important 
international artists.

Visiting Professor of the XII edition of the 
course is Marjetica Potrc, artist and architect 
born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she presently 
lives and works.

Her projects focus on the city and its extension, 
considering not only an architectonic or 
urbanistic point of view: the city developments – 
including aspects concerning energy resources, 
watering systems and urban agriculture – in her 
works are studied as social and cultural 
elements. Her urban projects also aim to mix 
experiences of different cultural and economic 
contexts, in order to stress the irreversibility 
of the globalization process, investigated in its 
various aspects.

Marjetica Potrc’s ability in creating interaction 
between different layers of social and urban 
research has been internationally recognized, and 
her works have been part of many group 
exhibitions around the world: at the Biennale in 
San Paolo, Brazil (1996), Skulpturprojecte in 
Münster, Germany (1997), Manifesta 3 in 
Ljubljana, Slovenia (2000) and at the Venice 
Biennale in 2003.

Among the institutions that hosted her solo 
exhibitions are the Guggenheim Museum, New York 
(2001), the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin 
(2001) and the MIT List Visual Arts Centre in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts (2004). In 2000 Potrc 
won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize and since 
2005 her work Genesis is on permanent display at 
the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo.

The Course takes place in Como from July 3rd to 
22nd, 2006; 20 young international artists, 
selected among the numerous applications by a 
scientific committee, will be involved in a daily 
workshop activity with Marjetica Potrc. The 
participants will also take part in in-depth 
theoretical studies with the curators, and follow 
seminars held by distinguished experts of the 
international art scene.

The title of the workshop is Fragmented City. 
Each week a different theme will be investigated: 
Territories the first week, Architectures the 
second, and Natural Resources the third. The 
focus will be on the European area, and 
specifically on the western Balkan regions, seen 
as an example of territorial and architectonic 
fragmentation. The workshop will include research 
and comparative studies, leading to projects 
concerning Como and the cities of origin of the 

This year the visiting professor will open the 
personal exhibition during the workshop. The 
student’s end of course exhibition presenting the 
works created during the CSAV , will be held in 
September in Milan. Both the exhibitions will be 
documented with a bilingual catalogue.

To stress the interdisciplinary and experimental 
nature of the course, every year the CSAV will be 
dedicated to a different discipline. The artists 
activity will be sided by two young researchers, 
as well as two young curators that will follow 
the edition of the catalogue.

During the Advanced Course in Visual Arts Cesare 
Pietroiusti will curate a series of lectures and 
work presentations of the participants, open to 
the public.

The Course is free, residence is at the student’s expense.

The visiting professors of the past editions 
were: Joseph Kosuth (1995), John Armleder (1996), 
Allan Kaprow (1997), Hamish Fulton (1998), Haim 
Steinbach (1999), Ilya Kabakov (2000), Marina 
Abramovic (2001), Giulio Paolini (2002), Richard 
Nonas (2003), Jimmie Durham (2004), Alfredo Jaar 


Where: Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Lungo Lario Trento 9, 22100 Como

To receive the application form please contact:< 
http://www.fondazioneratti.org tel. + 39 031 
fax +39 031 233249 or Anna Daneri - annadaneri at fondazioneratti.org

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