“Art and the echo-chamber(s) / Your Art-practice in critical times” is a 1 day workshop addressing the contemporary issues facing artistic practice. Basic conversations regarding originality/zeitgeist/movements/market and derivative work in art. Recognize contemporary art production as a dialogue and how his/her art-practice is part of a larger conversation relavent to his/her environment/conditions. Artists will be pushed to articulate his/her positions within their chosen fields of concern. A consciousness within the students art-practice will be interrogated with the self-critical tools needed to sustain a personal and public dialogue, With an emphasis on analytics of creating new artworks. The student will be asked to produce clear and articulate strategies and solutions.
This is not an art-history or theory class but this knowledge will be required for a high level of discourse within a workshop setting.
Jean-Ulrick Désert is a conceptual and visual-artist. He received his degrees at Cooper Union and Columbia University (New York) and has lectured or been a critic at Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Humboldt University and l’école supérieur des beaux arts. Désert’s artworks vary in forms such as billboards, actions, paintings, site-specific sculptures, video and objects and emerge from a tradition of conceptual-work engaged with social/cultural practices, Well known for his “Negerhosen2000”, his provocative “Burqa Project” and his poetic “Goddess Projects” he has said his practice may be characterized as visualizing “conspicuous invisibility”. He has exhibited widely at such venues as The Walker Art Center,The Brooklyn Museum, The Grand Palais, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,The NGBK in galleries and public venues in Munich, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ghent, Brussels. He is the recipient of awards, public commissions, private philanthropy, including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council , Villa Waldberta-Munich, Kulturstiftung der Länder (Germany) and Cité des Arts (France). His work has been included in the Havanah Biennale, the Dakar Biennale and the Martinique Biennale (BIAC). Désert established his Berlin studio in 2002.