Inspiration Resources for Final Projects

As we look ahead to our end-of-semester exhibition (Saturday May 13th 4-6pm) we are diving into brainstorming for our Final Projects.  Below are some references we have been looking for themes of memory, responding to space, and approaches to art-making in the context of our Final Project development:

Footage of 1987 conference with French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) speaking about “What is the Creative Act” (transcript:

Overview of Italian Futurism (1909-1944):

Interviews with Gabriele Orozco (Mexican artist, born 1962) on art:21

Exploring the work of  Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) and his film Nostalghia (1983):

Insight from Rebecca

Studio Visits with Irene Lupi

Studio visits this morning with artist Irene Lupi, former Siena Art Institute student (Fall 2013), speaking at 6pm tonight for our weekly series “stARTers:assaggi d’arte”. 17796555_1676165495733775_4263239444135412865_n

You can find information on our current participants ongoing projects on their individual profile pages:

Excursion around Lazio, Umbria, & Tuscany

This weekend we had a school excursion with students from the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal arts, exploring areas of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany!  Stops included the beach at the Marina di Capalbio, the Chiesa di San Pietro in Tuscania, and the quirky and dizzying “Giardino dei Tarocchi”, an esoteric sculpture garden of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle in southern Tuscany.