[artinfo] Call for the XV edition of the Advanced Course in Visual
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Mon Jan 26 15:08:09 CET 2009
in Visual Arts
1 - 22 July 2009
We Can Make
No One Came
1-22 July 2009
Spazio San Francesco, Largo Spallino 1, Como, Italy
The Advanced Course in Visual Arts is an experimental
project where dialogue and exchange among artists of
different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a
unique artistic and learning experience.
The course is open to twenty young artists of all nationalities,
selected among the applications by a scientific commission.
The programme lasts twenty one days during which the
participants attend conferences held by artists, critics and
experts of other disciplines, are involved in theoretical
seminars with the curators and guest lecturers as well as in
daily workshop activity with the Visiting Professor. The
programme also includes a project for the publication
documenting the course and an exhibition project developed
from the workshop experience.
The application is open to candidates over eighteen. No study
certificate is required, English essential. Attendance to the
course is free, while accommodation expenses in Como and
costs for the production of artworks are to be covered by the
The application form is available online on
www.fondazioneratti.org, and must be filled in and sent
online. The candidate will receive at his own email address a
copy of his application form that must be printed, signed and
sent to Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Lungo Lario Trento 9, 22100
Como Italy by 10 March 2009 (date of the postmark), enclosing
documentation (preferably printed, or on CD or DVD for
videos) of already produced artworks.
In the "Proposal" section of the application form the candidate
should outline a project related to the statement of the Visiting
Professor. This project will be evaluated during the selection,
but won't necessarily be realized during the course. The
selected participants will be contacted via email by 10 April
2009. The documentation is returned only on demand, to those
who enclose a pre-stamped and addressed envelope.
Walid Raad was born in Chbanieh, Lebanon in 1967 and
currently lives between Beirut and New York. He is an artists
and Associate Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New
York, USA). Raad's works to date include mixed media
installations, performance, video and photography, and
literary essays. Raad's recent works include The Atlas Group,
a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the
contemporary history of Lebanon, with particular emphasis
on the Lebanese wars of 1975 to 1991. Raad's works have been
shown at Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany), The Venice
Biennale (Venice, Italy), The Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin,
Germany), The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA),
Homeworks (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other museums
and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last
Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Scratching on
Things I Could Disavow, and Let's Be Honest, The Weather
helped. Walid Raad is also a member of the Arab Image
WE CAN MAKE RAIN BUT NO ONE CAME TO ASK
This workshop will engage artworks, writings, and concepts
dealing with events of extreme physical, psychological, and
other forms of violence. In particular, the workshop will
concentrate on the philosophical, historical, political,
economic, and formal assumptions that informed Walid
Raad's art projects including The Atlas Group and Scratching
on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and
Contemporary Art in the Arab World, and on Jalal Toufic's
concepts, especially "The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a
Surpassing Disaster." The focus will be on artist-led
presentations, film/video screenings, and readings.
Moreover, participants are expected to discuss actively their
current research and/or art projects, in group sessions as
well as in individual meetings.
EVENTS AND EXHIBTIONS
Public presentation of artworks and projects by the course
During the course Walid Raad will present an exhibition
project for Como.
End of course exhibition
The exhibition project will be discussed during the course;
the exhibit will include works conceived during and after the
course, as a development of the activity that the young artists
carried out with Walid Raad.
"The Loudest Muttering Is Over: Documents from The Atlas
2 July, Fondazione Antonio Ratti
The programme will include other two conferences open to
the public and two seminars on the course issues held by
experts of different disciplines.
All the activities of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts
Publications are documented in two bilingual publications:
one dedicated to the project of the Visiting Professor, and one
to the workshop: Joseph Kosuth (1995), John Armleder
(1996), Allan Kaprow (1997), ed. Skira; Hamish Fulton (1998),
Haim Steinbach (1999), Ilya Kabakov (2000), Marina Abramovic
(2001), Giulio Paolini (2002), Richard Nonas (2003), Jimmie
Durham (2004), Joan Jonas (2007), Yona Friedman (2008) ed.
Charta; Alfredo Jaar (2005), Marjetica Potrc (2006), ed. Actar;
Aesthetics of Resistance (2005), Fragmented Book (2006),
ed. Nero; Invisible Miracles (2007), and Public Improvisations
(2008) ed. Mousse.
EPSON FAR AWARD FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH
An international jury will award with high tech Epson
products the works of three young artists.
Corso Superiore di Arti Visive
Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Lungo Lario Trento 9, 22100 Como, I
tel. +39 031-233111.213 / fax 233249
infocsav at fondazioneratti.org
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