Symposium and workshops, October 27 to 29, 2011 in Berlin

Mobility is an integral part of the life and artistic practice of many artists. a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT/How to Become an Artist in Residence took place at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz (Berlin Weißensee School of Art). Lectures, discussions and workshops focused on different motives for mobility and its ramifications on life and work of artists. Also practical advice on stipends and residencies were given to more than ninety participants.

Since December 2012 the publication 'a.RTIST IN TRANSIT/How to become an artist in residence' is available. It collects contributions by Leonie Baumann, Paolo Bianchi, Nikhil Chopra, Elke aus dem Moore/Natalia Kot, Peter Müller, Yasmine Ostendorf und Tanja Ostojic.Those are accompanied by abstracts of the IGBK weblog a.RTISTS IN TRANIST where artists who work and travel or do a residency abroad shared experiences on their mobile lives. The book a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT was edited by IGBK, annette hollywood and Andreas Schmid. It can be ordered at the IGBK office for free.

Have a look at the programme (PDF).

The project was related to the 8th General Assembly of IAA Europe and organised by the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) in cooperation with the Berlin Weißensee School of Art, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and ON-AiR/Trans Artists, supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


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