Article by Caitlin Eyre // May 06, 2016
The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art is calling for applications for their third summer school program. Located in Cēsis, Latvia, the program aims to strengthen the development of critical thinking and discussion within the Latvian art scene in an open and informal educational setting. Participants are encouraged to take an active role in the learning process through their involvement in a dynamic series of lectures, workshops and other related events. Artists, art critics, curators, theoreticians of art and other related fields, and cultural project managers are invited to apply.
The 2016 summer school program, Error?!, will focus on the role of erring in thinking and art. Subjects for discussion during the program will include slowness as a conscious strategy in cinema and contemporary art, absurdity and nonsense in literature and visual art, and buffoonery as a strategy of resistance, critique and release from learned forms of seeing and experiencing.
Lectures and workshops will be given by a number of artists, curators and theoreticians, including artist, critic and writer Travis Jeppesen (ASV/UK), artist Laura Prikule (LV), curator and art critic Paul Clinton (UK), artist and curator Kaspars Groševs (LV), curator and writer Valentinas Klimašauskas (LT), film theoretician Elīna Reitere (DE/LV), film theoretician Rosa Bartosi (GR), publicist Haralds Matulis (LV), art critic and semiotician Indrek Grigor (EE).
The summer school runs from June 11–16, 2016 and will be undertaken in English. Participation in the program is free, although each participant must cover living expenses of EUR 100, which includes accommodation and three meals per day.
Deadline: May 16, 2016