Welcoming New Art Forms (I was trendy once)

Date and time
28 September — Saturday 14:30-17:30
Location
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Language
English No translation Available

Welcoming New Art Forms (I was trendy once)

As a part of Digital Cultures 2019, a series of masterclasses will be held on the 28th of September 2019. This masterclasses will be held by Artist & Programmer Joseph Cutts (Sheffield, UK).

Participation in the masterclasses is free of charge.

Welcoming New Art Forms (I was trendy once)

In an age of rapidly developing technology, an artist or curator may find themselves beholden to trends as a means to remain current, if not socially engaged. In the world of contemporary arts, theatre or film, do the technological advancements of today eclipse the power of a subject matter and form?

As an artist we must ask ourselves what are the key properties of an artwork we wish to be highlighted? and where do we desire for our work to be seen? As a programmer or curator, shouldn't we welcome, if not, accept artworks that have taken advantage of modern advancements in technology such as VR, AR, Facial Recognition etc. and ensure that subject matter and form is at the forefront of why it is to be exhibited.

This looks to offer insight into what can be perceived as a trend by virtue of its currentness, where that perception has come from, and what worlds welcome and are beginning to welcome such art forms.

The masterclass will be split in half consisting two parts. One person can either apply for one or both of the masterclass parts.

PART ONE OF THE MASTERCLASS:

For Emerging Artists & Project Creators working in a developing technology (at beginning to middle of their career)

  • Timelessness VS trends in art forms
  • Funding & Pitching - How do you describe your work? What is at the core of it?
  • What are you looking for when exhibiting? Press, Space, Reputation, Production Costs Covered
  • Production Budgets: Blowing the door wide open
  • Building an exhibiting model (administratively & physically)
  • Film Festivals, Art Festivals, Theatre, Museums & Galleries, Educational and Resource
  • Longevity: Distribution & Gallery Representation
  • Group Discussion

Artists will come away with a furthered understanding of:

  • which worlds their work may exist in
  • how to strategise where to take their work to
  • furthered insight into pitching to curators/programmers
  • what questions to ask curators/programmers

  • There are 20 places available on this masterclass
  • The organiser will accept participants based on the application form; space is limited. The chronological order of applications is not binding. Participation does not require accreditation or a Digital Cultures carnet. The masterclass is free of charge
  • The selected 20 should be available for the above date
  • The selected 20 should cover their own travel

  • Date: 28.09.2019
  • Time: 14:30-16:00
  • Duration: 90 min.
  • Location: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 25 Mokotowska Str. Warsaw, Room "Wielka Improwizacja"

PART TWO OF THE MASTERCLASS:

For Festival Programmers, Gallery & Museum Curators, Cultural Funders & Governmental

  • Timelessness vs trends in art forms
  • Where do you research and locate such modern technological works? Festivals, Exhibitions
  • Do you afford a new medium the same opportunity as established and timeless ones? For example - Virtual Reality vs Video Art or Sculpture
  • What do you offer? Guidance, Space, Reputation, Production Costs, Artist Fee?
  • Where can modern forms of equipment be located?
  • Longevity in Trendy Mediums: Distribution & Gallery Representation
  • Group Discussion

    Participants will come away with a furthered understanding of:

  • exhibiting the intricacies of new art forms (VR, AR etc..)
  • where to locate certain projects/artworks
  • the potential direction(s) of modern technological art forms

Practical information:

  • There are 20 places available on this masterclass
  • The organiser will accept participants based on the application form; space is limited. The chronological order of applications is not binding. Participation does not require accreditation or a Digital Cultures carnet. The masterclass is free of charge
  • The selected 20 should be available for the above date
  • The selected 20 should cover their own travel

  • Date: 28.09.2019
  • Time: 16:30-17:30
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Location: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 25 Mokotowska Str. Warsaw, Room "Wielka Improwizacja"

Participation is free of charge however, filling in the application and being accepted as a participant is required.
Application form will be open until 15.09.2019

The conference curators will review all applications and deliver the invitation to the workshop participants via e-mail on September 18th 2019.

Welcoming New Art Forms (I was trendy once)

Speakers

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