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July 5, 2016

Call for applications: UNIDEE fall 2016 term programme

Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto
The Shifting Place. Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories, 2016. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU. Photo © UNIDEE 2016.

To apply, and for application deadlines: see specific modules

UNIDEE – University of Ideasis an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice. Through a new programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor and the active participation of a guest, the residency modules developed for 2016 focus on three new macro topics wich are: research, gift and alteration.

Kicking off in April, over the first 7 modules, the programme saw the participation of 50 residents, including established professionals and exceptionally gifted individuals currently completing their BA, MA or PhD degrees, representing 18 nationalities worldwide. They are visual and performance artists, curators, architects, critics, PhD candidates, anthropologists, museum professionals, etc.

Fall programme:

September 19/23
Luigi Coppola with Daniel Blanga-Gubbay 
Which language will I speak to you? Collective voice after the end of protest
The module is a shared moment of research and practices on strategies of taking and giving voice in the public and political sphere, starting from some urgent questions in the construction (as linguistic agent) of a collective consciousness.
Deadline: September 2

September 26/30
Antoni Muntadas with Alessandra Messali 
Personal Imaginary Museum
The workshop explores the notion of “Personal Imaginary Museum” in art, architecture, history, literature and cinema. It investigates the distinctions between collection, archive and museum. It raises questions such as: “could a flea market be perceived as a museum?”
Deadline: September 2

October 3/7 
Daria Filardo with Fatma Bucak 
Practicing the Object. Give me an (art)object so I can find my position and continue to move
In practicing the diverse possibilities of the art object (through case studies, experiments, analyses and production) mentor and participants will be working the open definition of singular and collective identities that are shaped in a continuous collision of borders between art and spectator.
Deadline: September 9

October 10/21 (bi-weekly module)—Cittadellarte (Italy), Art House (Albania)
Adrian Paci with Edi Muka and Tea Çuni 
The Encounter. Reclaiming the potentiality of affection
The module is based on this: to reclaim the artist’s role as a narrator of a place, a story or an experience recognizing the potential of it and exploring it with affection and astonishment; to renew the artist’s gesture in relation to a new exchange with the field of investigation and cultivation.
Deadline: September 9

November 7/11
Aria Spinelli with Núria Güell 
Elapsing Time in Expanded Artwork. Practices of the unconscious through means of activism
Focusing on the relationship between emotion and activism, the module looks at how practices of listening and well-being enhance collective sensibility within groups. It aims at widening the horizon of on-going debates around the relationship between artistic practices and social movements by embodying emotionality in a communal environment.
Deadline: October 18

November 14/18 (bi-weekly module)—Cittadellarte (Italy), City in the Making (Netherlands)
STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen) with Erik Jutten and Piet Vollaard
Carving out the spaces for our commoned life: a training ground
The module takes different economic principles and workings at its core. In the two weeks we will explore whether artists, designers or cultural practitioners can envision a novel mutually supportive economic “space” for their lives and work.
Deadline: October 14

For informations and applications:  www.cittadellarte.it / [email protected]
UNIDEE – University of Ideas is made possible thanks to the support of:

Patrons
Fondazione Zegna; illycaffè S.p.A.; Compagnia di San Paolo; Creative Programme of the EU.

Production residency collaborations & scholarships
RESO’ Network; A.M. Qattan Foundation (Palestine); Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (India).

Institutional collaborations & scholarships
Università degli Studi di Torino; Università IUAV, Venezia; Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano; Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma; Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze; ISIA – Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche di Faenza; SACI Studio Art Centers International, Firenze; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia; École supérieure d’art et design – ESAD, Grenoble (France); École cantonale d’art du Valais – ECAV, Sierre (Switzerland); Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes, Medellín (Colombia); Instituto Superior de Arte-ISA, La Habana (Cuba); Queens Museum, New York (US).

Programme Director and Curator: Cecilia Guida
Programme Coordinator: Roberta Bernasconi
Assistant Director and Curator: Giulia Crisci

Programme developed by Cecilia Guida for UNIDEE and Educational Office of Cittadellarte, in collaboration with Juan Esteban Sandoval (Art Office), under the supervision of Paolo Naldini.

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