For the last four years the VCU School of Arts Department of Photography and Film have run an innovative summer study abroad program in Berlin, Germany. Berlin has been and continues to be the premier destination for international visual artists. Its blend of culture, support for the arts, education, space, community activism, and openness to new ideas create an ideal environment for young artists. Students work and live in an active studio space with individual 24-hour secured studio access, in addition to working with local artists and gallerists to improve their practice, leading towards a group exhibition in Berlin. Artists visited in the previous year’s program include Bettina Krieg, Lorenzo Sandoval, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Christopher Kline, Mirak Jamal, Melanye Garland, Dafna Maimon, Norbert Witzgall, and Sarah Schoenfeld.
Places and things we will do:
- http://bb10.berlinbiennale.de/ (we will spend quite a bit of time exploring the biennale)
- http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/hamburger-bahnhof/home.html (and many other German state museums)
- http://www.zku-berlin.org/ (which has been announced as a venue for the biennale!)
- http://indexberlin.de/ is a great source for openings and activities.
Artists we have previously worked with: