[artinfo] Call for applications: MIT Visual Arts Program 2008

Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Mon Oct 22 18:38:29 CEST 2007

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Visual Arts Program at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Open House: November 6, 2007

Application deadline:
December 15, 2007

For further information:
VAP http://web.mit.edu/vap
MIT http://web.mit.edu

contact: vap at mit.edu or

Call for Applications & open house
Master of Science in Visual Studies, MIT

Join us for an Open House on November 6, 2007. Email vap at mit.edu or call
617-253-5229 for information.

The MIT Visual Arts Program (VAP) seeks talented, curiosity-driven and
creative students to apply for upcoming academic year. This selective two-year
program grants successful participants a Master of Science in Visual Studies
(SMVisS) degree. Founded in 1988, VAP is embedded in MIT under the aegis of
the School of Architecture and Planning and within the Department of
Architecture. This unique position encourages a wealth of interdisciplinary
exploration and research.

The Program
The MIT Visual Arts Program operates as a production- and
education-basedlaboratory within the context of an advanced technological
community. Our program explores the wider role and relevance of art in society
and considers artistic practice as knowledge production, thus promoting an
approach that challenges traditional genres and the limits of the
gallery/museum context. Studio investigations and artistic research are
realized through performance, video, photography, manufactured objects,
electronic systems, interrogative design, as well as through experimental
media and newgenre. Central to the curriculum is the potential for students to
concurwith other areas of the MIT community. There are endless opportunities
to develop collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships with programs and
labs in architecture, urban planning, media arts and sciences, mechanical
engineering and
other disciplines.

Students & Alumni
Students are encouraged to develop their own artistic vision and to freely
explore the unparalleled research and technological resources availableat MIT.
Recent areas of critical research engage in the role of art and culture in
today's society, from a radio broadcast vehicle (Max Goldfarb '06) to
rethinking knowledge production and transmission through artisticmeans (Hope
Ginsburg '07). Students participate in outside exhibitions, and projects were
recognized through a number of prestigious awards. Alumni have secured coveted
fellowships and teaching positions around the globe, and have gained
international recognition through exhibitions and events. Hiroharu Mori '04
participated in the 2007 Venice Biennial, JenniferAllora '03, along with
Guillermo Calzadilla, participated in the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art,
the Istanbul Biennial and the 8th Sharjah Biennial, all in 2007, and Jill
Magid '00 had a solo show at the Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Instructors are world-renowned artists with active, international careersin
artistic production, as well as a strong interest in cross-disciplinedebate
and modes of production. Director and Professor, Ute Meta Bauer, is the
Director of SITAC VI 2008 in Mexico City, was Co-Curator of Documenta11 and
Artistic Director of the 3rd Berlin Biennial. Professor Joan Jonas has a
current solo exhibition at MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani deBarcelona).
Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko, Director of CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual
Studies) and head of MIT's Interrogative Design Workshop, has a major
retrospective exhibition upcoming at the National Museum of Contemporary Art
in Caracas. Professor Wendy Jacob has exhibited at CentreGeorges-Pompidou and
the Whitney Museum of American Art. Visiting Professor Regina Moeller has
participated at APERTO, Venice Biennale, Manifestaand at the 3rd
Berlin Biennial.

Visiting Professor Antoni Muntadas is an internationally renowned artist who
represented Spain in the 2005 Venice Biennale. Lecturers Andrea
Frank(Photography), Joe Gibbons (Video) and Jae Rhim Lee (Mixed Media) are
prominent practitioners within their fields and participate in exhibitions
worldwide. In addition, visiting artists and critics, symposia, workshops,
screenings, as well as a cross-disciplinary public lecture series, all enrich
the program by addressing topics related to current research initiatives.

Artists/cultural producers with diverse backgrounds and experience who are
interested in pursuing innovative artistic cross-disciplinary practice and
research are encouraged to apply. The deadline is December 15, 2007.

All applicants are encouraged to seek out the variety of diversity resources
and funding opportunities available. Information can be found at
http://sap.mit.edu/about/diversity/, or by contacting Robbin Chapman,
Managerof Diversity Recruitment, at 617-324-5396 or rchapman at mit.edu

Admission information: http://architecture.mit.edu/masters-smviss.html
For an application form:

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