Personal Imaginary Museum – A weekly residential module led by Antoni Muntadas with guest Alessandra Messali at UNIDEE - University of Ideas
Deadline for applications
September 2nd 2016
570,00 € Including accomodation and half-board
Antoni Muntadas, On Translation: Warning 1999, 51ª Venice Biennale, 2005, Ph. Claudio Franzini
UNIDEE - University of Ideas is an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice. Through a new programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor and the active participation of a guest, the residency modules developed for 2016 focus on three new macro topics wich are: research, gift and alteration. Full programme UNIDEE – University of Ideas 2016 available here: http://www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activities.html
26 Sep / 30 Sep, 2016
PERSONAL IMAGINARY MUSEUM
Mentor: Antoni Muntadas
Guest: Alessandra Messali
Where: Cittadellarte, Biella
Could a museum be imaginary and personal? Could a flea market be perceived as a museum?
The module investigates the nature of traditional museums in relation with the idea of a personal imaginary museum. A personal imaginary museum may have exclusive values, can be secret, intimate or even unreal.
The workshop explores the notion of ‘Personal Imaginary Museum’ in art, architecture, history, literature and cinema. It investigates the distinctions between collection, archive and museum. It raises questions such as: could a flea market be perceived as a museum?
It proposes different modes of thinking of Museums through the ‘Project Methodology’, a method conceived by Muntadas as a temporal structure of development of his projects.
Antoni Muntadas is a Spanish artist. He has lived in New York since 1971. His work addresses social, political and communications issues, the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, as well as channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor central information or promulgate ideas. He works on projects in different media such as photography, video, publications, Internet and multi-media installations. Since 1995, Muntadas has grouped together a set of works and projects titled On Translation. Their content, dimensions and materials are highly diverse, and they all focus on the author’s personal experience and artistic activity in numerous countries over a period of thirty years. By grouping such works together under this epigraph, Muntadas places them within a body of experience and concrete concerns regarding communication, the culture of our times and the role of the artist and art in contemporary society.
Research, museum, absolute value, personal value, institution, individual, history, collection, archive, memory, alteration, conservation, imaginary, architecture, education, participation, enjoyment, anti-museum, gift.