XV Advanced Course in Visual Arts - Walid Raad

 

2009

During the workshop#1; photo: Luca Bianco During the workshop#2; photo: Luca Bianco During the workshop#3; photo: Luca Bianco During the workshop#4; photo: Luca Bianco

1 - 22 Luglio 2009

XV Corso Superiore di Arti Visive
We can make rain but no one came to ask

Visiting Professor
Walid Raad

Direttore
Annie Ratti
Curatori
Anna Daneri
Cesare Pietroiusti
Coordinamento
Anna Daneri
Karen Tomatis

Il corso di Walid Raad ha affrontato opere, scritti e concetti relativi a episodi di estrema violenza fisica, psicologica e non solo. In particolare si sono approfondite le premesse filosofiche, storiche, politiche, economiche e formali alla base dei progetti artistici di Walid Raad come The Atlas Group e Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World; inoltre si sono presi in esame i concetti di Jalal Toufic, come la “scomparsa della tradizione in seguito a un’immane tragedia”. E' stato dato spazio a interventi di artisti, proiezioni di film, video e letture, e i partecipanti sono stati chiamati a discutere delle loro ricerche e progetti artistici in sessioni di gruppo e in dialoghi a due.

1 - 22 July 2009

XV Advanced Course in Visual Arts
We can make rain but no one came to ask

Visiting Professor
Walid Raad

Director
Annie Ratti
Curators
Anna Daneri
Cesare Pietroiusti
Coordinators
Anna Daneri
Karen Tomatis

This workshop engaged artworks, writings, and concepts dealing with events of extreme physical, psychological, and other forms of violence. In particular, the workshop was concentrate on the philosophical, historical, political, economic, and formal assumptions that informed Walid Raad’s art projects including The Atlas Group and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World, and on Jalal Toufic’s concepts, especially “The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster.” The focus was on artist-led presentations, film/video screenings, and readings. Moreover, participants were expected to discuss actively their current research and/or art projects, in group sessions as well as in individual meetings.