Foundation Program, Short Term Stays

5th of September to 21st of October 2016

The Babel Tower, Culture and Prejudice

Most often the Short Term Stay on Metàfora’s Foundation Program is intense and students sign up for all classes in order to benefit fully from the experience. Students on this level are often interested in trying new materials and techniques and enjoy a maximum of technical instructions from tutors and technicians.

The Theme-based Projects are designed to help each student get started, and are especially helpful for Short term students, who need to “hit the ground running” and get working from day one.

5th of September to 21st of October 2016
The Babel Tower, Culture and Prejudice
The Babel Tower is a story from the Old Testament. We use it to make our students think of issues of cultural identity, communication and language.

The first theme-based project of the academic year offers an exciting possibility for all students to reflect on their own identity, as individuals in the midst of a group of people from different countries and cultures. We embrace the multi-ethnicity of the course and start experimenting in the studios from the very first day.

Recent Art History classes and seminars cover a large time-span from Colonialism to Postmodernism: the identity of the artist – the idea of the genius, high Modernism: “Freedom of expression”, the spiritual connotation in Pollock, Rothko. The 1970’s: counterculture and institutional critique: Feminism, Gay-Lesbian art, Civil Rights.

 

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