Trieste contemporanea – Seminar on Art History

Deadline: 01 March 2011
Open to: European students and young researchers of contemporary art up to and not over age 35
Activity date/Venue: 3-4 June 2011, Trieste
Costs: Participation is free of charge and the expenses for travel and lodging for the participants will be covered by the organizing committee.

TRIESTE CONTEMPORANEA – SEMINAR ON ART HISTORY

The seminar: The purpose of the seminar is to offer European students and young researchers the opportunity to share their research work with a group of young scholars of different provenance and to verify work methods, with the supervision of an international team of professors and professionals in the field of contemporary art. Trieste Contemporanea plans to create a collaborative space for research parallel to the academic one, in which the transmission of knowledge among students and professors is organized according to the requests of the student. In this way, the student will have the opportunity to develop and correct his own work in the making, thanks to the confrontation with other participants and the suggestions and evaluation of the supervisors.

General information

The seminar is an integral part of the CEI Venice Form for Contemporary Art Curators from Central Eastern Europe. The seminar will last two days and will take place in Trieste in the Studio Tommaseo (via del Monte) and will be in English. Participation is free of charge and the expenses for travel and lodging for the participants will be covered by the organizing committee.

Themes for the paper: Forms of public art from World War 2 to our time: historical evolutions in monumental art; social implications, identity expectations and communicative functions in the production of site-specific art; new models of commissioned art with collective involvement.

Eligibility

The call for paper is directed at European students and young researchers of contemporary art up to and not over age 35. Since the seminar is a session of  the CEI Forum (you can find information about it here) and the cultural mission of Trieste Contemporanea is to create an observatory on art of Central and Eastern Europe, part of the number of places for participants will be reserved to scholars from countries adherent to CEI (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine)

How to apply

  • The applicants are invited to send a paper from 5 to 8 pages long in English on a contemporary art topic pertaining the theme of the seminar, an introductory bibliography and an abstract of 500 words  by 01/03/2011.
  • Since the seminar is considered an instrument of support in the research work of the student, it is not necessary that the text present an investigation that has reached its results, but it should underline and present in a critical manner the boundaries of the area of research and the unresolved points that the candidate wants to bring to the discussion of the seminar.  The text presented can be either produced ad hoc for the seminar, trace a work in progress or summarize a work which has already been presented in a degree or phd thesis or publication.

-The text should be sent in attachment to [email protected] (in pdf format) along with a curriculum vitae et studiorum. The subject of the message should be “history of art seminars: application”.  In the text of the message the candidate has to provide:  first name, last name, date and place of birth, citizenship, address of residency, e-mail address and telephone number.

Selection of participants

  • The selection of the candidates will be the exclusive responsibility of the organizing committee.
  • 8 students will be selected.
  • Criteria for selection: It’s fundamental that the papers show aptitude for research and a profound knowledge of the issue pre-selected. The originality of the theme’s composition will be evaluated.
  • Starting on 01/04/11, the names of the selected participants will be announced.

Contacts:

Trieste Contemporanea
[email protected]

Official website

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