Summer and Winter Courses - Venice
Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both for art and for architectural aspects.
“Freespace” is the title chosen by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, but it is also a word to describe the “sense of humanity located at the core of architecture, looking at the essential quality of space and at its embodied power and beauty”.
Starting from this statement, the course proposed by IED Venezia explores the relation between space and art, looked from different points of view and prospective, through specific visits and meetings.
Aim of the training path is to provide students with knowledges and tools useful to understand the way in which architecture can successfully dialogue with nature and human artistic expressions.
: 2 Weeks
The Summer course Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice: the Biennale Exhibition is a sort of exclusive guided tour that allows students to live and experience the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale and what is around it, provide them with all the useful “reading keys”.
During the two weeks of course students will visit and have the chance to meet and have open discussion with architects, experts, curators, as well as operators working in the main art institutions of the city, as Pinault Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim collection and MUVE (the network of Civic Museum in Venice).
Totally held in English, the course has a duration of 75 hours, from Monday to Friday with a full-time attendance.
Prerequisites or educational training are not requested, but a basic bibliography will be provided to the students so to introduce them to the Contemporary art and architecture subjects.
Week 1 - Contemporary Art
The focus of the 1st week of class will be the contemporary art and the art foundation system.
Students will have the occasion to meet and visit artists’ studio and important exhibition, organized at François Pinault Foundation (Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana), Peggy Guggenheim Collection and in other prestigious venues.
Week 2 - Contemporary Architecture
During the 2nd week students will experience the 16th International Architecture Exhibition through original thematic tours into the main Venice’s Biennale venues (Arsenale, Giardini and the most interesting external pavilions), analyzing through a specific final workshop the evolution of the relation between architecture, art and space.