Upcoming Spring 2019 Residents

There’s an exciting line-up of residents who will be guests of the Siena Art Institute for the Spring 2019 season.  Throughout the year, professional artists and writers are in residence at the Siena Art Institute to pursue independent projects and to serve as inspirations to our program participants. 2019 residents include:

For more information on previous and upcoming residents at the Siena Art Institute, visit: https://www.sienaart.org/Residencies/Recent-Upcoming-Visiting-Artists-Residents/

The first Spring resident, writer Caoilinn Hughes, arrives on Feb 1st!

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(Caoilinn Hughes headshot photo credit Danijel Mihajlović)

Caoilinn Hughes’ debut novel Orchid & the Wasp (Oneworld 2018) was shortlisted for the 2018 Butler Literary Award. Her poetry collection Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014) won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes. She won The Moth International Short Story Prize 2018. A fellow of the James Merrill House, the Bogliasco Foundation, Faber and La Napoule Art Foundation, she has been awarded a Tin House Workshop Scholarship, a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and The Ireland Funds Monaco Award. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, POETRY, The Stinging Fly, BBC Radio3 and elsewhere. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and she was recently Visiting Writer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

For more information on Caoilinn Hughes:

https://www.sienaart.org/Dettaglio-figura/id:326/

Looking ahead to Spring Semester 2019, beginning Jan 24

After a great Fall semester, we are looking ahead to the start of our Spring 2019 semester, which will begin on Thursday January 24th and will run through May 17th!

Detailed information about our Spring 2019 calendar can be found on the pages for our Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs.

Spring is a very exciting time to be here in Tuscany.  For some general tips about springtime activities, you can find more info through the Tuscan tourism portal “Discover Tuscany”:

https://www.discovertuscany.com/what-to-do-in-tuscany/top-5-things-to-do-in-spring.html

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A very successful End-of-Semester Exhibit Opening

Hearty congratulations to our fabulous Fall semester students for this weekend’s End-of-Semester exhibit inaugurations at the Siena Art Institute and the Fisiocritici Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit at the Siena Art Institute will be on view Dec 10-12, 10:30 am to 6pm, if you didn’t have a chance to make it to the opening, and the Fisiocritici Exhibit will be on view through Dec 21 Mon-Fri from 9am-2pm!

You can see more info on the individual projects of our students through their profile pages listed here:

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Talk with artist-in-residence Monica Bock

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 EnglishMonica Bock, 13 ottobre stARTersUPDATE

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/

Visionaria Art Film Jury

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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/

Special Talk Tues Nov 6th with 4 Emerging Italian Artists

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 “.
FREE ADMISSION
Presentation in Italian
For more information:
0577 225507 – sienaart@sienaart.org
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