PICTURE BERLIN - Extended Deadline for Summer Session 2017
PICTURE BERLIN´s Application Deadline for Summer Session 2017 has been extended to 14 January 2017!
Founded in 2009 by artists for artists, PICTURE BERLIN continues to be run by artists as a hybrid program merging the concentrated studio practice of an artist residency with the support of the art academy. PICTURE BERLIN becomes a network designed in part by each session’s artists. As the weeks go by, living and working together, the boundaries dissolve. There is no separation between studio practice, a one-on-one critique, or a shared meal. Every experience informs the next.
PICTURE BERLIN Summer Session has been choreographed and designed to make the best use of what the city has to offer. The city becomes the basis for the experience and for the program it´s self. The group is as likely to meet in a park for meeting as they are in an artist´s studio for an artist talk or one-on-one portfolio review. The nature of the program is to stay flexible and move with the city itself.
PICTURE BERLIN's Summer Session; a 7 week program from 30 June - 13 August 2017 includes the following:
+ 6 choreographed artist walks titled "In Search of the Miraculous" which is a 12 hour performance/endurance walk through 6 different neighborhoods in the city with 8 different Berlin based artists
+ A tour of 5 Project Space venues through the city
+ A tour of 5 Galleries throughout the city
+ A two day Curatorial Marathon that includes up to 7 portfolio reviews by 7 different curators
+ Two exhibitions by the resident artists
+ 9 artist talks given by Berlin based artists
+ A workshop with a Berlin based coach to help the residents develop a clear and specific strategy for their work
+ A professional practices day long symposium focused on the business side of being an artist
+ 4.5 hours of German lessons
+ A 90+ page handbook of relevant information for the program
+ 120+ page Field Guide of resources for artists working and living in Berlin
+ A 7 week public transportation ticket
PICTURE BERLIN is actually not just a program but it is a way to approach art-making and living with art as a daily experience that considers and includes the community at large.