2017 Summer Residency
Course Catalog & Events

(1) Transart Summer Course Catalog, 2017. Photo: Michael Bowdidge, Taps Aff (Birds of a Feather), 2016. (2) Dagmar Bilon performing as part of the Tanja Ostojić’s ‘Misplaced Women?” workshop in London, December 2016. Photo by Aleksandar Utjesinovic. (3) Downtown. Nour El Refai. http://interartive.org/2011/02/downtown/ (4) Photo: Andrew Cooks. (5) Poor Things - The Agent, 2014. Michael Bowdidge.  (6) Safe-keeping (Custodia) 2014, by Sarah Bennett. (7) Spring-Autumn III, 2007, Andrew Cooks.

(1) Transart Summer Course Catalog, 2017. Photo: Michael Bowdidge, Taps Aff (Birds of a Feather), 2016. (2) Dagmar Bilon performing as part of the Tanja Ostojić’s ‘Misplaced Women?” workshop in London, December 2016. Photo by Aleksandar Utjesinovic. (3) Downtown. Nour El Refai. http://interartive.org/2011/02/downtown/ (4) Photo: Andrew Cooks. (5) Poor Things - The Agent, 2014. Michael Bowdidge.  (6) Safe-keeping (Custodia) 2014, by Sarah Bennett. (7) Spring-Autumn III, 2007, Andrew Cooks.

Dear Transart Community,

As the annual Summer Residency in Berlin draws near—July 24 - August 11—we have exciting news to share with you all.

To highlight the summer program we have produced an illustrated online summer catalogue which guides you through the Berlin schedule week by week with course descriptions, readings and faculty bios. It is available here: 2017 Sumer Residency Catalog


John Newling’s "Birches and Berries” a living art project, 2017.

John Newling’s "Birches and Berries” a living art project, 2017.

John Newling's Artist Talk

We are pleased to announce that John Newling, a pioneer of public art with a social purpose and a regular visitor to the Berlin Residency, will be giving an artist’s talk—open to the public—on the evening of August 10 at Uferstudios. John’s work emphasizes concept, process and site of the work, alongside materiality and aesthetic properties. He explores the natural world, and social and economic systems. He innovates the possibilities and benefits for art and art practice in reframed social, political and conceptual contexts. There is news of John’s work and current projects here


 
Summer residency panel discussion, Berlin. Photo: Aleks Slota.

Summer residency panel discussion, Berlin. Photo: Aleks Slota.

 

From Artist to Transartist

On Saturday evening July 29th artist and Transart faculty/advisor Jean Marie Casbarian is organizing and moderating From Artist to Transartist, assembling a group of artists, writers, curators who will discuss how they create and sustain their professional lives. The event will include a Q & A session and reception. Guests to be announced in June.


 
Summer residency Berlin. Photo: Aleks Slota.

Summer residency Berlin. Photo: Aleks Slota.

 

Berlin Excursion

On August 4th during Session Two, An Paenhuysen will select an itinerary and lead a Berlin Excursion to be announced in June. Dr. An Paenhuysen works as a freelance curator, art critic, and educator in Berlin. In Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin she has curated several exhibitions.  With Wolfgang Müller, she curated in Hamburger Bahnhof an exhibition titled Pause, about Berlin performer Valeska Gert. Together they also curated Gesture Sign Art. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin. More recently, An Paenhuysen has been experimenting with art writing and curating at insitu Berlin. More about An here


 
Local Time: Waitangi 2 Feb-6 Feb 2017 1000+1300, 2017. Photo by: Natalie Robertson/Local Time

Local Time: Waitangi 2 Feb-6 Feb 2017 1000+1300, 2017. Photo by: Natalie Robertson/Local Time

 

Danny Butt & Visiting MFA Students from the University of Melbourne

This summer a group of students from the Master of Arts and Community Practice program at Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) will participate in the residency during Session Three. The program's coordinator, Danny Butt, will present the Artistic Research In The Era Of Globalization workshop during this session. Danny is also a Research Associate in the Research Unit in Public Cultures, a member of the Auckland-based art collective Local Time and his book Artistic Research in the Future Academy is published by Intellect in 2017. More information is available here.


 
Start of the PhD summer workshop lead by Lee Miller, 2015. Photo: Aleks Slota.

Start of the PhD summer workshop lead by Lee Miller, 2015. Photo: Aleks Slota.

 

Yoga Classes

There will be morning yoga sessions open to all during the three weeks of the residency lead by faculty and students in the program.


 
Summer residency presentation summer 2016, Berlin. Photo: Aleks Slota.

Summer residency presentation summer 2016, Berlin. Photo: Aleks Slota.

 

Dialogues and other Presentations

We eagerly anticipate the Evening Presentations and Graduate Dialogues as part of the regular evening presentation program together with a Graduating student event on Friday evening August 4th.


Finally, admissions for the MFA and PhD programs close on June 1st and for the Summer Academy on July 1st. Do you know someone who needs Transart—please put them in touch with us!

All our best, 

Jean Marie, Andrew and Cella
 

Transart Institute, the art school without walls or borders since 2004. 
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Transart Institute offers a global low-residency MFA and the only true low-residency PhD for artists, where the artwork IS the research. Students, advisors and faculty exhibit, perform and publish together internationally with critiques, encounters, excursions, symposia, and workshops in New York, Berlin and Mexico City.