Yesterday, Tuesday 12th February, ‘Cittadellarte & ArtEZ Residency Programme’ came to its conclusion: a one-of-a-kind programme (see the picture gallery at the end of the article) inasmuch as conceived as a didactic and educational instrument. The twelve students who participated in the artistic initiative worked at their research in Cittadellarte’s stimulating environment, also dealing with the issues and the opportunities generated by the artist’s autonomy and responsibility. The residents in fact organized their own time and activities, experimenting with self-management. Each student had at their disposal an individual space in which to develop their personal work, but there were moments of collective debate and dialogue between participants, tutors and UNIDEE staff. The curtain on the residency was drawn with a final open studio, in which the students – ten of them are at their 4th year of BEAR, the most innovative Dutch bachelor’s degree in visual arts – shared the works they had realized in the course of the residency. As their words suggest, their creativity was strongly contaminated by Fondazione Pistoletto (and its local socio-territoriality). Here are their video-comments.
Dionne van Dun
Marcella de Wolff
Elisa Klabbers e Anna De Vriend
Jakob van Klinken
Jonne de Groot
A few pictures from the open studio (photo credits Harriet Caldwell).