May 2, 2019

Call for applications: Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema 2019

School of Arts at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto

Photos of Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema 2018.

In 2019, the Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema will take place from July 2 to 6, and is in steady preparation. The guest faculty is already confirmed: directors Atom Egoyan and Todd Solondz; and the artists Julião Sarmento, João Maria Gusmão/Pedro Paiva and Ana Vaz. The course will include also the scholars Carles Guerra (director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies), Sabeth Buchmann (Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna), Guilherme Blanc (Cultural Advisor to the Porto City Council), Nuno Crespo (Dean of the School of Arts, critic and curator), and Daniel Ribas (Professor of the School of Arts and film programmer).

The summer school intends to be an advanced course of new practices of cinema, combining a critical thought with the contact with great creators of film and contemporary art. The diversity of procedural approaches, as well as the decisive themes of the present world, will be presented by directors/artists of great international relevance, assisted by thinkers and critics who will discuss the work developed during the week. The summer school is structured in five days, and each day is dedicated to one of the directors/artists who, at different times and with different formats, will be in direct contact with the participants, in a creative and informal environment.

Besides the workshops, the summer school has also an open program, mostly comprised of screenings with Q&As and Julião Sarmento’s exhibition opening. This program is offered to the city and its lively cultural audience.

This is the summer school’s second edition, after the critical success of last year course, which brought to Porto artists and scholars such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Salomé Lamas, João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Salaviza, Filipa César, and Haden Guest.

Accepted candidates will be notified on June 2, 2019.

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