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CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory

Open Call for Young Artists

The CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory is a project where dialogue and exchange among artists of different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a unique artistic and learning experience. The lab is open to fifteen young artists of all nationalities, selected among the applicants by a jury. The programme lasts twenty-four days during which the participants attend a daily workshop activity and theoretical seminars run by the invited artist, the director, the curators and guest lecturers, as well as conferences held by artists, critics and experts of other disciplines.

The 19th edition of the laboratory, entitled Meaning of Things, will be held in Como, Italy, on 5 - 29 July 2013. American artist Matt Mullican will be leading the workshop. During the laboratory, Mullican will discuss the relationship between perception and reality - between the ability to see something and the ability to represent - the nature of the theatrical experience and the trancelike phenomenon that is the core of his performances.

The laboratory is free of charge. Accommodation expenses in Como are to be covered by the participants. To apply, it is necessary fill in the form available online at www.fondazioneratti.org. The application and all required materials must be sent by 5 April 2013.

For more information please contact: Anna Castelli, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Villa Sucota, Via per Cernobbio 19, 22100 Como, Italy; tel.: +39 031- 3384976; e-mail: infocsav@fondazioneratti.org; www.fondazioneratti.org