MAS Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey 2022

Masterclass - The art scene in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey — 20 octobre 2021, 16:15 — 17:15 • Online (Zoom)

The art scene in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey has known a tremendous development for almost two decades. New world-class museums have been opened, the art market has boomed, and the region’s elites have integrated the visit of exhibitions into their cultural practices. Works of the region’s artists are also shown in major international events.

Nonetheless, art history, despite ongoing discussions about global art, has only very partially included art from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region into its curricula. Why? How could it widen our vision of art? Silvia Naef, professor at the Arabic Studies Section of the University of Geneva, will explore the topic in this masterclass.

Following, Cristina Tonghini, professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, will give a short presentation of the Master of Advanced Studies in Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey, a new programme in cooperation with the University of Geneva that aims to widen the horizon of traditional art narrative

The event will take place in live streaming via Zoom. Registration is mandatory.

Information

Period

January 2022 - December 2022
74 ECTS credits
11 months in total, including internships.

Language

English

Format

On-site – switch over to online-learning if required

Contact

Ca’ Foscari Challenge School
master.challengeschool(at)unive.it

Location

Ca' Foscari University of Venice Challenge School/University of Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

23 November 2021

Fees:

€ 8500.-

Objectives

The Master’s Degree Professional Program described here aims to give students specific expertise in contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey.  The course of study includes modules on curatorship, art history, art criticism, publicity and publishing.

Through an intensive course of study, students will acquire a range of skills that would assist their response to the requirements of various institutions needing specialised personnel, not just in the Middle East, but globally. Besides a strong focus on curatorship, students will also be able to explore related areas of interest, starting with a choice of internships offered by the programme. They will thus acquire a particularly versatile profile, open to further careers as described below.

Audience

The Master's Degree Professional Program will enable students to develop the skills needed to undertake careers in the curatorial sector (in museums, galleries, art fairs and auction houses), in the publishing sector (catalogues, other studies, and art journalism), and in publicity (educational programmes and communication to visitors), and in any professional activity related to art history of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire theoretical and art historical skills (modules Global Art; Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey) and practical skills in curatorship, art criticism, art writing, and arts management (modules Curatorship Theory and Practice; Art Criticism and Writing; Arts Management).

Programme

9 modules:

  • Modern and contemporary art. The global perspective
  • Materials and methods
  • Modern art of the Arab world
  • Contemporary art of the Arab world
  • Modern and contemporary art of Turkey
  • Modern and contemporary art of Iran
  • Theory and practice of curatorship
  • Art criticism and writing
  • Management of art

Director(s)

Cristina TONGHINI, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Director

Silvia NAEF, University of Geneva, Scientific Co-Director

Partnership

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The master aims to give students specific expertise in contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Through an intensive study program, students will acquire specialised skills responding to the requirements of a broad range of institutions, in the Middle East and globally.

Admission criteria

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