[rohrpost] Migrating Art Academies final conference and exhibition

Mindaugas Gapsevicius miga at o-o.lt
Die Okt 12 23:51:42 CEST 2010

Presented by The European School of Visual Arts (EESI), the Academy of 
Media Arts in Cologne (KHM) and the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA)


Conference - 15-16 October 2010, 13:00 - 18:00
Exhibition opening - 14 October 2010, 19:00
Exhibition - 14-16 October 2010
Opening times - daily between 10:00 - 19:00

Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstrasse 12, Berlin

The two-year project Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) comes to a close 
with its Laboratory V Migrating:Art:Academies:. This exhibition and 
conference, organized in cooperation with Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, 
will map the territory around an ensemble of new and innovative forms of 
creative practice. During MigAA students from the European School of 
Visual Arts (EESI, FR), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM, DE), 
and the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA, LT) traveled in Media RVs 
(recreational camping vehicles) throughout Europe, engaging the local 
cultural and environmental milieu, and creating art works "on the road."

"The wealth of Migrating Art Academies was unanimously proclaimed by 
both the participants and by those who they encountered in the course of 
the project. This creative experiment was also an excellent educational 
laboratory and such laboratories undoubtedly play a critical role in a 
time of European-wide reforms in art education" – says Sabrina 
Grassi-Fossier, the MigAA coordinator and director of European School of 
Visual Arts, Angouleme/Poitiers.

The combined MigAA exhibition and conference does not claim to be a full 
picture but rather a presentation of life-sketches, fragmentary 
practices, and evolving processes. These active threads together chart a 
new territory for learning that turns away from most traditional 
academic strategies. This open event is meant to critically address this 
new approach and to open it up for public dialogue.

On Thursday, 14 October, Migrating:Art:Academies: will open with an 
exhibition of works by more than thirty students from the three European 
art academies at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. The selected projects, 
developed during the four consecutive MigAA laboratories in Berlin, 
Vilnius, Linz, and Royan, range from drawings and maps to installations 
and interactive works.

The laboratory will also present a 300+ page reader as a summary of the 
two years of distributed and mobile research. The book, divided into 
three essential parts - Migrating:, Art:, and Academies: - serves as a 
navigation supplement for the exhibition and the conference as well as 
the overall project.

The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 15 - 16 October 
and is divided into four panels: Migration, Education, Technology, and a 
final Round Table session with the participating students.

Friday, 15 October
13.00 : Migration panel
16.00 : Education panel

Saturday, 16 October
13.00 : Technology panel
16.00 : Final Round Table

About Migrating Art Academies

Migrating Art Academies is an ongoing joint educational project of three 
European higher education institutions: the European School of Visual 
Arts (EESI, FR), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM, DE) and the 
Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA, LT). Its primary purpose was to research 
and develop a progressive model of education that combines new and 
innovative forms of creative practice, collaboration, cooperation, and 
production. For the duration of the project, students had the 
possibility to work in an autonomous zone situated between virtual and 
real worlds, as well as between their normal home environment and new, 
unfamiliar places. The students investigated and engaged the local 
environment at the same time as developing creative projects in response 
to their experiences. The MigAA project is financed by the European 
Commission Culture Program 2007-2013. For more detailed information, 
please visit: http://www.migaa.eu/.

Migrating Art Academies team:

Mindaugas Gapsevicius (top e.V.), Sabrina Grassi-Fossier (Coordinator, 
EESI), Jonas Hansen (KHM), Žilvinas Lilas (KHM), Alvydas Lukys (VDA), 
Sylvie Marchand (EESI), Vaclovas Nevcesauskas (VDA), Martin Rumori (KHM).

Online, e-mail, or telephone pre-registration is available and highly 
recommended until 10 October.

Contact person:
Mindaugas Gapsevicius, Tel. 0179 5462260
press at migaa.eu