Tuesday Nov 13th at 6pm the American artist and sculptor Monica Bock will be the protagonist of the next talk in our series “StARTers – Assaggi d’Arte” (“Tastes of Art”), aperitifs with important local and international protagonists in the world of art and culture.
Like every Tuesday, the event will be at the Siena Art Institute at 6pm (address Via Tommaso Pendola 37, Siena). https://www.sienaart.org/Arte-in-città/StARTers/
During her residency in Siena, Monica Bock will work on her ongoing project “On the Wing”, in which castings of birds that died in migratory flight suggest ideas of fragility and unexpected displacement, drawing inspiration from the collections of Siena’s Natural History Museum of the Academy of Fisiocritici. The meeting will conclude with Q&A and refreshments. FREE ADMISSION. Presentation in English
Monica Bock , artist in residence at the Siena Art Institute for the months of November and December, closes the cycle of artistic residences of 2018. To find out more about all the artists who have been guests at the Siena Art Institute, consult our calendar of artistic residences at this link: https://www.sienaart.org/Residencies/Recent-Upcoming-Visiting-Artists-Residents/
Find out more about the art of Monica Bock on her residency profile: https://www.sienaart.org/Dettaglio-figura/id:306/
VISIONART SECTION, VISIONARIA FESTIVAL
Visual arts in motion —11th edition
The section is restricted to works of video art, digital experimentation, computer animation, etc… For the 2018 Visionaria Festival, submitted short films for the VisionArt section were dedicated to the theme “The Vacation” (“la vacanza”).
Works were be evaluated by a panel of experts in contemporary artistic languages; those selected were included in an exhibition in the 2018 Festival. The best selected work in this section received a special mention awarded by the Siena Art Institute in the context of the Art & Society course.
WHAT IS VISIONARIA?
Visionaria is an international short film festival for fiction, animation, documentary and video art. Visionaria is also the name of the cultural association that promotes the festival. The programme normally includes (along with the international competition) events, exhibitions, screenings, meetings, conferences and workshops. Visionaria’s goal is to give visibility to independent artists and professionals and to spread the culture of the audiovisual. Founded in 1991.
VISIONARIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 25th Edition
San Gimignano Nov 10-18 2018.
During the days of the festival there will be over fifty short films in competition, along with debates, presentations, a photographic exhibition, along with many moments to reflect together on the future and the emotions of cinema!
For more info: http://visionaria.eu/visionaria-25-visionart/
StARTers – Assaggi d’Arte” (“Tastes of Art”) continue at the Siena Art Institute: informal conversations and aperitifs with free entry featuring protagonists of Italian and international culture!
The presenters for the meeting on Tuesday November 6th will be Adriana Amoruso, Giammarco Cugusi, Gabriele Dini and Claudia Ponzi, the young Under35 artists who have won an artistic residency in the province of Siena for the project “Go to App – Digital Renaissance” promoted by Siena School for Liberal Arts and the Fondazione Musei Senesi (Foundation of Sienese Museums) with the pro bono participation of Siena Art Institute.
The four artists are in residence in the Atelier of the Museum of the Museo della Grancia e dell’Olio (Rapolano Terme), engaged in an exploration of the Sienese territory (specifically the areas of Rapolano, Asciano, Petroio and Castelnuovo Berardenga), rereading through a contemporary lens the artistic, historical and cultural heritage of the southern province of Siena. The residence will end with a series of solo exhibitions in the museums of the Fondazione Musei Senesi and with a collective exhibition at the Museo della Grancia, created with the collaboration of the young curator Valeria D’Ambrosio.
The Go To App project – Digital Renaissance, promoted by Siena School for Liberal Arts and Fondazione Musei Senesi with the pro bono collaboration of Siena Art Institute Onlus, is realized with the support of MIBAC and SIAE as part of the “Sillumina – Private copy for young people, for culture “.
Presentation in Italian
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Our Mid-Term Open Studio was a chance to showcase the recent projects and work-in-progress of the students at the Siena Art Institute and the Siena School for Liberal Arts, as well as our October residents, designer Sidra Zubairi and writer Elaine Sexton.
Tornano gli StARTers – Assaggi d’Arte del Siena Art Institute, conversazioni informali e aperitivi a ingresso libero con i protagonisti del mondo della cultura italiana e internazionale! (ENGLISH TEXT BELOW)
Ospite dell’incontro di martedì 23 ottobre sarà Sidra Zubairi, designer di Doha (Qatar) con un forte interesse nel sociale.
Zubairi, artista in residenza al Siena Art Institute nel mese di Ottobre per il progetto “Ambiente Digitale”, discuterà dei suoi inizi come designer di gioielli e accessori e dei suoi progetti più innovativi, che combinano pratiche tradizionali e artigianato digitale.
Seguirà un Open Studio con opere d’arte e work-in-progress dei giovani artisti del Siena Art Institute e della Siena School for Liberal Arts. Ai presenti sarà offerto un aperitivo.
PRESENTAZIONE IN INGLESE
Il progetto #AmbienteDigitale è realizzato con il contributo di Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena
#AmbienteDigitale #SidraZubairi #FMPS #Eventi #Siena
Our series continues: StARTers – Assaggi d’Arte at the Siena Art Institute, informal conversations and aperitifs with free entry with the protagonists of the world of Italian and international culture!
Our guest speaker for the event on Tuesday 23 October will be Sidra Zubairi, a designer from Doha (Qatar) with a strong social interest.
Zubairi, artist in residence at the Siena Art Institute in October for the “Ambiente Digitale” project (“Digital Environment”), will discuss her beginnings as a designer of jewelry and accessories and her most innovative projects, which combine traditional practices and digital craftsmanship.
The event will be followed by refreshments together with an OPEN STUDIO, with works of art and work-in-progress by the young artists of the Siena Art Institute and the Siena School for Liberal Arts.
PRESENTATION IN ENGLISH
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Open Studio organized on occasion of the 14th “Day of Contemporary Art” of AMACI. The young artists from the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts will exhibit work-in-progress and artworks created in Siena: paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics & collaborative projects. Free entry.
Here is the portal for info about the AMACI “Giornata del Contemporaneo” (Day of Contemporary Culture) taking place with many events across Italy on Saturday, including our Open Studio.
For more information: https://www.amaci.org/gdc/quattordicesima-edizione-giornata-del-contemporaneo
Snapshots from the event:
Visiting the fascinating museum of our local neighborhood the Contrada della Tartuca here in the historic center of Siena with architect Annunziata de Comite and the study-abroad students of the Art & Society Course, excited for next week’s Palio race on Oct 20th!
We were able to hear from our writer-in-residence, Elaine Sexton, who shared a reading of her poetry and a discussion of her creative process, how her writing work connects to her mixed-media visual art.
For more information, visit Elaine’s residency profile:
Students created their own responses to the “Luoghi di Fuga” project, considering the idea of “place of escape” with booklets functioning as a platform to collect/archive personal observations/reflections. Resident artists Elaine Sexton and Sidra Zubairi joined for our group critique, along with course instructors Bernardo Giorgi, Annunziata de Comite, and Lisa Nonken.
Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Accademia dei Fisiocritici Natural History Museum, connecting to themes of collecting and archiving, and the intersection of local and global areas, different fields of study, and a vast array of eclectic objects, specimens and perplexing curiosities!
For more info about the museum, visit