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
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:
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