Prospective applicants are invited to attend Open House, two guest artist lectures, a question and answer period, and the Transart Institute exhibition and reception.
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TRANSART MFA OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Prospective applicants are invited to attend Open House, two guest artist lectures, a question and answer period, and the Transart Institute exhibition and reception on Friday, February 26 from 5:00 - 8:00 at the Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. This is a unique opportunity to become familiar with the Transart low-residency MFA program, get in touch with alumni and current students, get to know faculty and mentors and ask all the questions that can only be answered in person.
5:00 OPEN HOUSE: informal Q & A period with a small group of faculty, students, alumni and directors
6:00 ARTIST TALK CHRIS MANN: Bio, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Mann] Webpage [http://theuse.info]
6:30 ARTIST TALK WAFAA BILAL: Wafaa Bilal's Webpage [http://www.wafaabilal.com]
7:00 RECEPTION & OPENING: Meet all students, faculty and alumni attending the Winter Residency.
View current student and faculty projects in an exhibition curated by Richard Timperio.
MFA PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Transart Institute is a small, student-centered, self-directed MFA program, uniquely located in Europe offering an accredited two year low-residency course for working artists, teachers and all professionals in related fields who are seeking advancement in visual arts and new media. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter, optional winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.
The Transart MFA program is geared towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality.
Transart faculty comes from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include software art, curatorial work, cyberfeminism, African diaspora, interface technologies, born-digital arts, continental philosophy, media, social studies in colonialism, capitalism and tourism, word and image relationships, and contemporary asian art history. Studio faculty include international artists working with sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and video, intervention and installation art.
The majority of Transart students are emerging and mid-career artists and educators at tertiary institutions. Transart Institute's residencies are a true meeting place for cultural exchange. Current students will converge for the summer residency from areas as diverse as Puerto Rico, Pakistan, Iceland, Croatia, Ethiopia, Canada, Costa Rica, the UK and the US.
Application period for the MFA program is from March 1 to May 1, 2010 with rolling admissions. An online form will be available from March 1st here [http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/ApplicationForm3.html]
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Klaus Knoll, Dr. phil.
Directors, Transart Institute
Phone: (347) 410 9905 Fax: (508) 682 2853