Open Call for Young Artists Research Lab in Como, Italy: 30 June – 23 July 2014

Tacita Dean, "Fatigues", 2012 (Detail of blackboard 2). Photo Nils Klinger courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris

Tacita Dean, “Fatigues”, 2012 (Detail of blackboard 2). Photo Nils Klinger courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris

Open Call for Young Artists

Tacita Dean – Comoggardising: the benefits of creative indolence

30 June – 23 July 2014

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory is a project where dialogue and exchange among artists of different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a unique artistic and learning experience. The lab is open to fifteen young artists of all nationalities, selected among the applicants by a jury. The program lasts 24 days during which the participants attend a daily workshop activity and theoretical seminars run by the invited artist, the director, the curator and guest lecturers, as well as conferences held by artists, critics and experts of other disciplines.

During this year’s laboratory, Tacita Dean will invite the young participants to re-find what the Swiss writer Robert Walser named ‘sluggardising’. Interpreted by Dean as the ability to work while appearing to be doing nothing, most often when lying down, this is an important state for the artist and it is often misinterpreted or misunderstood. The level of brain idleness that will be encouraged during the workshop is very rigorous indeed and difficult to achieve. It is an invitation to identify new time and new space in one’s life in order to move closer to discovering an unconscious level to one’s art practice.

The laboratory is free of charge. Accommodation expenses in Como are to be covered by the participants.
To apply, please fill in the form available online at the application form page.
The application and all required materials must be sent by the 31st of March 2014.

Tacita Dean was born in 1965 in Canterbury, UK. She studied at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art before moving to live and work in Berlin in 2000.

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Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Villa Sucota
Via per Cernobbio, 19, Como – ITALY
T +39.031.3384976
infocsav@fondazioneratti.org

www.fondazioneratti.org

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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