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Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques (IHEAP)

Call for Applications
Paris, Session X, 2014-2016

In 1985, the City of Paris entrusted Pontus Hulten with the task of creating a graduate school for research in contemporary art. Its antecedents were to be the Weimer Bauhaus School and Black Mountain College in the USA, and it was meant to function as an alternative to Paris' École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.

The Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques (IHEAP) offers participants a course of study where they can free themselves from the inherited art history of the 20th century, by investigating crucial issues of art in the 21st century, an ongoing history in which the participants themselves will eventually take part. IHEAP is open to all those who have an interest in singular and extreme practices which currently and sporadically appear in the art world and elsewhere. IHEAP is for those who want to change their artistic practice or professional activity, for those who after several years of art school want to break free of alienated learning, who expect more from a school than a framework for artistic production, for those who reject art as it is commonly practiced, and finally for those who wish to work on essential issues in intimate and experimental conditions. The course of study is completed in two years. The first year is composed of sessions that mix practice and theory. The second year is dedicated to the creation of an activity report. IHEAP does not discriminate by age. No specific diploma is required to apply.

The submission of an application is an online process, according to a simplified procedure via a registration form accessible at iheap.fr/en/candidature/.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 1 June 2014.

For more information please contact: School Office, Alice Fournier; e-mail: secretariat@iheap.fr; iheap.fr