Watch Out! – open call for young artists and researchers

Watch Out! program is a two-month educational art course for students of art specialities as well as for those who want to join the research on the city, its stories, temporality, functions, memory, and forgetting. During the course, participants will have the opportunity to work on their own artistic research and create personal projects in public spaces.

What is memorial and how it is different from the concept of ‘locus’? Why monuments make us forget? How can art help us to decode the place, to give a new meaning and role for the city landmarks? What is the “mental map” and why we need mapping when we deal with participatory art?

The course aims to set up co-operation between theorists and practicians who work or study contemporary art and culture. The principle of course involves a contextual study: not a chronological study of the art history but learning with specific object, art themes within each class. While working in the public space, we focus on places that represent the cultural memory of the city, communities, private stories, official history, visible and invisible places, everything what is represented and what is hidden.

Meetings will take part once a week in Galeria Labirynt (as a main place) and in public space.
The course will be held in English (Polish translation will be provided if necessary).

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Deadline for applications: 25th March
Theoretical part: 27th March-28th April
Practical part: 29th April-9th May

Curator of the course: Valerie Karpan

Valerie Karpan works in the field of contemporary art and cultural education. She is curator and coordinator at Port creative hub, cultural manager at Children’s Geographies initiative and Cultural Geographies NGO. Valerie has been curator and coordinator of educational projects in PinchukArtCentre, author of thematic tours and lectures in PinchukArtCentre, author of articles and reviews of art and culture. Karpan works with participatory art practices and focuses on the topic of integration children’s ideas into urban planning.

Contact: +48 734 665 234