CONTEMPORARY ART: ART BREAK IN ITALY
March 5 - 10
Enhance knowledge and advance your career in Art, Design and other creative industries. Morning classes take place in historic palazzos located in the centre of Venice. You spend afternoons visiting galleries and artist studios.
Subjects: European Art History: 1850–1950; European Art movements: 1950s until today; Art as Identity, Venice, Europe; Cultural Institutions today; Art writing/criticism; Curatorial practicies; Exhibition creation and development; Art market. Future of the art works after the exhibition.
Visits: Peggy Guggenheim museum; Fondazione Prada; Meeting artists at the residency; Visits to exhibition set up at Palazzo Mora; Boat tour to Murano to visit the glass studio.
Academics, researchers and other experts from the art world present different perspectives and critical contemporary issues that confront professionals today. In addition, we visit relevant exhibitions and cultural institutions in Venice, Biennale included.
Subjects: Contemporary curatorial practices; Curatorial history of Venice Art Biennale; Organisation of large scale exhibition, curatorial practices; Art and Money. Budget and finance: from idea to reality; Art market. Future of the art works after the exhibition.
Visits: Peggy Guggenheim museum; Guided visit to Venice Biennale; Tour by curator of Venice Design exhibition; Fondazione Prada; Meeting artists at the residency.
May 22-27 | June 18-23 | July 16-21 | August 13-18 | November 12-17
This week will get to grips with the Venice Biennale. Large in scale and, for that reason, often times intimidating, tours and reflections by experts and practitioners will allow us to take the time to really see and understand the Biennale: it's history, contemporary position on the world stage, it's unique model of exhibiting, and why it's considered to be so important.
Subjects: A history of the Biennale; Case study: Organising national pavilion and collateral event; PR & Communication for exhibitions; Personal experience: meeting with curator.
Visits: Multiple guided visits to National Participations; Central Pavilion and pre-selected collateral events are the key part of the course.
DESIGN: THE WORLD AROUND US
June 25-30 | July 23-28 | August 20-25
This week will focus on understanding the role of design in relation to the built environment. In order to do this, it will examine design as a broad topic: design as field impacts all of us – at every moment of the day and across multiple scales. By exploring its relationship to architecture and urbanism, we will aim to reveal its enduring relevance. The week includes visits to Fondazione Querini Stampalia , Olivetti Showroom, Ottica Urbani and La Partigiana.
Subjects: Contemporary curatorial practices; Design and Publishing; Design of the human; The craft of glass; The world of copies; Infrustructure and design; Design and Technology.
Visits: The Olivetti Showroom; Fondaco dei Tedeschi; Querini Stampalia; Tour by curator of Venice Design show; Boat tour to Murano to visit the glass studio.