Fernanda Torre correiodafernandatorre gmail.com
Segunda-Feira, 14 de Julho de 2014 - 07:31:53 WEST

Creative Association of Curators TOK is pleased to invite young Russian and
international artists, curators and art producers interested in creating
projects in the public realm to participate in our summer school ŒCreative
and social practices in public spaces¹ that will take place in St Petersburg
from July 21 to July 27.

The summer school represents an interactive platform for experience
exchange, producing new knowledge and discussing the cutting-edge artistic
and curatorial practices related to public spaces. At the series of lectures
and workshops conducted by Russian and international artists and curators
participants will examine socially-engaged and community-based art practices
as well as artistic research methods. One of the school aims is to create a
professional network for potential collaborations, therefore a particular
emphasis of the program is put on meeting local artists and curators and
exploring the cultural context of St Petersburg. While in St Petersburg the
school participants will also have a chance to attend the European Biennial
of contemporary art Manifesta 10 and meet some of the organizers.

TOK also sees the school as a think tank where knowledge and expertise of
the school participants could be applied to a particular local context. The
school will be organized as a part of TOK¹s ongoing public art project
ŒCritical Mass¹ <http://tok-spb.org/new/en/projects/critical-mass-2011> and
around the upcoming ŒCritical Mass¹ exhibition, which is planned for summer
2015. The school will be incorporated into a series of preparatory events
that aim to warm up a new location of ŒCritical Mass¹, an old wooden 19th
century mansion the Gromov¹s Datcha, that had been neglected for decades but
is now planned to be turned into a community cultural center. Together with
members of local community, artists, designers, architects and social
scientists  TOK will work on revitalization of the Gromov¹s Datcha, which in
the 19th centuries was one of the hot spots of the summer cultural and
social life.  By analyzing the past and recent of the Gromov¹s Datcha
participants of the summer school will be involved into development of new
knowledge about this unique location. Together we will try to create
strategies for bringing the building into life and incorporate it into the
social and cultural landscape of the neighborhood.

Terms of participation
Russian and international artists, curators and art producers with strong
interest in artistic/curatorial practices in public spaces are encouraged to
apply. Previous experience of doing projects in the public spaces is
preferred but not necessary. 10-12 participants will be selected to take
part in the school.

Participants outside St Petersburg will be provided with accommodation
(large shared flat in the center of St Petersburg)t. Transportation expenses
will be covered for 1 participant from Ukraine, 1 from Moldova and 1 Russian
participant outside St Petersburg.  International participants will be
provided with an invitation to apply for the Russian visa (visa costs are
covered by TOK).

By the end of the project TOK will release a publication on art in public
spaces in Russian and English. The publication will focus on successful and
sustainable art projects in the public sphere and will include theoretical
texts, case descriptions and interviews. TOK¹s summer school participants
are encouraged to submit texts for the publication.

The working language of the school is English.
Participation in the school is free of charge for all participants.

How to apply:

Please send the following documents to tok.press  gmail.com before July 15,
- your CV with an outline of  your previous experience
- motivation letter (1 page max)

.:Fernanda Torre
Communication Designer
Experience Designer
MFA Konstfack
(+46)  725425079
www.fernandatorre.com <http://www.fernandatorre.com/>
me  fernandatorre.com

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