ADRIART.CE(EPUS) at Hungarian University of Fine Arts

 

ADRIART.CE(EPUS) at Hungarian University of Fine Arts

THE HUNGARIAN UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS, INTERMEDIA FACULTY IS ACCEPTING INCOMING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN THE FRAME OF ADRIART.CE(EPUS) NETWORK FOR STUDY YEAR 2017/18

Intermedia faculty in Budapest accepts short term students and teachers from Nova Gorica, Graz and Belgrade during summer semester of the academic year 2017/18.

APPLICATIONS FOR WINTER SEMESTER 2017/18 ARE NOW OPEN - DEADLINE JUNE 15!

Students of partnering institutions can join the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE) in either the Mapping the Local or Site Specific Interventions courses. Graduate level students can apply for projects within the framework of the Transpraxis International Center for Art and Theory.  All three areas of study are interdisciplinary, research and praxis based. Participants in these classes are drawn from students at MKE as well as visiting students from the Erasmus+ program. 

The Fall semester at MKE begins in late September or the first week in October. For long term mobility we strongly recommend arrival at the beginning of the semester; planning and discussions regarding student projects are initiated at the beginning of the semester; for shorter visits we require advance notice of planned arrival and departure dates, brief description of study intentions and a CV or biography.

Applicants requiring further information should contact the MKE International Office (international@mke.hu) and visit the school website for a more complete picture of the MKE environment (http://www.mke.hu/en/node/32658).

Mapping the Local

While offering an insight into the Hungarian contemporary art scene, one of the course's main objectives is to develop personal contacts and cultural interactions between local and visiting students fostering an emerging intercultural dialogue. During the semester, students work in groups in order to realize a collaborative project followed by an exhibition (contents and forms of the final project to be discussed during the seminar).

Site specific interventions

Sites for the exhibition of art work have moved beyond the traditional places of the museum or gallery. In addition, exhibitions themselves have also evolved into spectacular events like the VeniceBiennale, the Muenster sculpture projectsor Documentain which art works are situated throughout the urban environment and within all the various realms of social activity.

The seminar is a survey of the evolution of the different art practices relating to site specific and other public art projects or interventions which take place outside of the traditional museum environment, including sculpture, installations, graffiti and performances specifically conceived of as forms of artistic discourse situated in public spaces and/or within the routines of everyday life.

The class includes a discussion of selected theoretical works relating to this art praxis as well as an analysis of specific projects and work that have significantly shaped the dimensions of this area of activity. Additionally, students will apply the ideas and issues contained in readings and discussions to situations and locations throughout the city.

Transpraxis International Center for Art and Theory

The 'Transpraxis International Center for Art and Theory' is an initiative of teachers from within different departments at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. 

The objective of the Center is to promote and encourage practical and theoretical work, an artistic praxis, that draws upon the various artistic disciplines within the university as well as those which negotiate and spread across traditional frameworks; these extensive cross-disciplinary practices now constitute the broad spheres of international artistic activities.

The activities of the Centre are international in scope and encourage cooperation and working relationships with other universities, centers of artistic activity and teachers who seek to expand the knowledge base, curatorial insights as well as the practical work encompassing an arts education and its various social and institutional spheres.