Just what is it… #IV

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Maumaus – Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisbon & Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna & University of California, Santa Barbara, Renée Green

medien.kunst.tirol presents an exhibition series, for which classes and institutes of national and international Universities of Arts develop projects, to show exemplary methods and schemes of current art-productions in the context of apprenticeship and research.

The title ‘Just what is it’ adverts to Richard Hamilton’s drawing ‘Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?’ (1956), reckoned as the first work in Pop Art. Hamilton became famous for introducing everyday life items and technologies of the 20th century to finde arts. Details of this ‘Pop Art Icon’ already refer to current art productions – film, video, photo, music, ….

Over the past few years Renée Green developed two seminars, “The Art of Critical Thinking” and “ Transmuting Experience: Film and Video.” For the Project Room Green invited current and recently graduated students who participated in versions of these seminars, conducted in art school and university settings, to present their films and videos. Some of the locations in which the seminars were taught were Vienna, Lisbon and Santa Barbara, California between the years 2002 to 2005.

Just what is it… #IV:

Videos of the seminar participants will be shown in the Project Room.

Maumaus – Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisbon Maria Braga, Ana Bezelga, Carlos Carrilho, Célia Domingues, Noëlle Georg, Ramiro Guerreiro, João Leonardo, Lara Morais, Henrique Neves, João Nora, Teodolinda Semedo, Andre Simões, Rita Tavares, Cristina Vasconcelos, Francisco Vidal

Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Hannes Böck, Priska Graf, Ursula Hansbauer, Wolfgang Konrad, Paul-Julien Robert

University of California, Santa Barbara Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Sarah Athanas, Sarah Balbi, Eric Conrad, Brittany Cooper-Wilson, Kirk Damer, Sam Fischman, Loie Hollowell, Janice K. Kang, Yumi Kinoshita, Emily Landsman, Sarah Legg, Jay Lizo, Ander Mikalson, Mary T. Organo, Ari Phillips, Carlotta Propersi, Teja Ream, Justin Reese, Leela Cyd Ross, Georgina

Organizational assistance provided by Sarah Athanas