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"Third Course in Contemporary Art Offered in September"
2005-04-11 until 2005-04-30
TIPP - Tihany International Postgraduate Program
The TIPP Foundation
International Postgraduate Program, Tihany, Hungary
Goldsmiths College, London - Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
IS INVITING APPLICATIONS
FOR THE 3. TIPP INTERNATIONAL COURSE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
5-25 September 2005
TIPP - Tihany International Postgraduate Program is an international
collaborative research initiative between the Visual Arts Department at
Goldsmiths College, London and the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. The
program includes symposiums, intensive courses, conferences,
artist-in-residencies, exhibitions and other events as well as the
production of publications. Our aim is to create an international forum for
artists to explore the creative diversity of contemporary fine art practice
and the nature of the critical discourse, which surrounds it.
The courses also provide a chance to have access to the experience of the
teaching staff from both Goldsmiths and the Hungarian Academy in Budapest
and can serve as an introduction to postgraduate study at either
institution. The teaching techniques we use have been developed by
Goldsmiths College over the last 15 years and exemplify an approach that is
deeply critical, whilst also being irreverent and playful. The courses are
ideal for those who are considering returning to postgraduate education
after a break or those who wish to have an intensive period of reflection
and discussion around their current practice. In this sense the teaching is
centred around the participants' individual needs.
The programs are mainly situated at the newly renovated premises of the
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Tihany, where participants have the
opportunity to experience art, theory and debate away from its usual urban
environment. In locating TIPP this way, a uniquely open atmosphere is
created. From experience we have found that the opportunity for more relaxed
social interaction between participants directly contributes to freer
expression and sharing of ideas and a more open forum for debate.
TIPP Academic Board of Curators
Professor Gerard Hemsworth, Director of Postgraduate Studies in Fine Art,
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Professor Brian Falconbridge,
Associate Head, Sir John Cass Department of Arts, Media & Design, London
Metropolitan University, Professor Ádám Farkas, Rektor of the Hungarian
Academy of Fine Arts, Beáta Veszely, Director of TIPP
Tihany is a very lively village during the summer holidays with first class
restaurants, bars and cafes all a short walk from TIPP's premises. Since the
mid sixties it has been a favourite holiday location for people from all
over Europe. It is a peninsula reaching out into Lake Balaton, the largest
fresh water lake in Central Europe. The landscape is volcanic in nature and
the main industries are forestry, viniculture and tourism. Tihany also
boasts a long and colourful history; it was the burial place of the
Hungarian royals in the middle ages and is the site of a beautiful baroque
church that belongs to the Benedictine order. The Hungarian Academy of Fine
Arts' premises where TIPP is based are the original agricultural buildings
of the monastery. The setting is unusually serene and forms part of a large
nature reserve that is home to many rare forms of plant and animal life. The
2000 m2 grounds of the facility accommodate an array of buildings set in
fields that roll down to the side of a small inland fishing lake, the Belsö
Tó. The premises of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts at Tihany were fully
renovated in 1998. They offer accommodation for forty people during the
summer and twenty-five during the winter. Most of the rooms are double with
a few accommodating upto four people; all rooms have an on-suite bathroom
with shower. The complex also has a large refectory and kitchen where
communal meals may be shared. The facility boasts a huge medieval open barn
that acts as a studio and exhibition space during the summer. There are also
many other buildings that may be used as studios and exhibition spaces.
Students on the programme are encouraged to explore the site and make new
work in and around it. The facility also has a computer room where students
have access to the internet and a range of software at their disposal.
Address: 8237 Tihany, Major u. 63, Hungary
3. TIPP INTERNATIONAL COURSE IN CONTEMPORARY ART, 5 - 25 September 2005
Course of Study
A course of study for a group of international artists, who have already
started to move in a specific direction within their work and who would like
to participate in a three-week long intensive programme, which is offering
the opportunity to further develop their working practice. The course
focuses on helping artists to reach a heightened understanding of their work
in a wider artistic, cultural and theoretical context. Our aim is to
encourage and develop the production of new works, ideas and concepts
through giving access to a tutorial, seminar and workshop programme from an
international field of teaching staff drawn from Goldsmiths College, London,
the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest as well as invited
internationally renowned artists.
Tutors and Lecturers
Beáta Veszely is an artist living in London and in Hungary. Her research
theme is the horse-human symbiotic relationship, as a paradigm for
being-in-the-world and in relation to new technologies. She was a PhD
research student at the Visual Arts Department of Goldsmiths College, London
as well as she was visiting tutor and lecturer at several art colleges in
Hungary and in Britain.
David Wilkinson, Creative Director of TIPP is an artist living in London and
in Hungary and he is a visiting tutor and lecturer at a number of art
colleges in Britain. His mainly sculptural works centre around the
mythologies of constructed space.
Kate Smith is an artist and lecturer within Postgraduate Studies in Fine
Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London and she is represented by
Matt’s Gallery in London. She is interested in where fantasy and reality
intersect, and works across media.
Susan Taylor is an artist and lecturer within Postgraduate Studies in Fine
Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her main focus is in
photographs, performativity, art-as-verb: function, improvisation,
dematerialization and reading.
János Sugár is tutor and lecturer of the Intermedia Department at the
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. As an artist he is generating
content in visual art with the help of nonsense structures.
Attila Csörgö is an artist living in Budapest. He received the Munkácsy
National Award in 2001. He is exhibiting widely internationally and he
represented Hungary in the 22. Sao Paulo Biennial as well as in the 48.
Venice Biennial. His work takes geometry and builds models that function
both mechanically and philosophically.
Szabolcs KissPál lives and works in Budapest. A gesture-based
post-conceptual handling of media objects can be considered as a general
trait of his praxis, making use of various media ranging from video, through
photography to the use of objects. He is currently visiting tutor in the
Intermedia Department at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts.
Guest artist Lola Kovács is a young Hungarian painter. She has exhibited her
works widely in national and international exhibitions.
Guest tutor Dr György Altomáre is the Senior Consultant of Neuropsychiatry
at the National Health Service Centre in Budapest and writer. His main area
of interest is the creative personality and how it acts symbiotically both
toward and from culture.
A lecturer of the Royal College of Art, London - yet to be confirmed - will
be also part of the teaching team this year.