2008 Art Based Exploration Seminars

23 Feb

Surrealist Paris (FRANCE)

the_elephant_celebes.jpgSurrealism, which emerged in Paris in the early 1920s from the social upheaval of post-WWI Europe and more especially from Dadaism, is arguably the most influential avant-garde movement of the 20th century. It rejected social, moral and logical conventions and sought to revolutionize art, literature, politics and life in the name of freedom, desire and the unconscious. The influence of surrealism extends well beyond the surrealist group itself and can be seen in painting (Picasso, abstract expressionism), in literature (Char, Bataille, Leiris), in politics (Situationism, the May 1968 student revolt), in theater and performance art (Artaud, Living Theater, Bob Wilson) and in psychoanalytic theory (Lacan).

Study surrealism in the city where it was born and which provided the stage for so many of its experiments.

For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/complit/study_abroad

To apply, go to http://www.artsci.washington.edu/exploration/apply.asp

Theatrical Futures:The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (SCOTLAND)
Each year thousands of performing arts groups and artists converge in Edinburgh, Scotland for the world’s most concentrated and celebrated festival of trailblazing theatrical work, first established in 1947. The staggering schedule of 1,800 events in 261 venues provides a one-stop experience to see and experience new work from all over the world.

During the four weeks of the festival, students will attend a wide array of performances, interface with artists, study trends and themes that inform the work they experience. The variety of disciplines on display at the Fringe Festival make this seminar appropriate for students interested in drama, dance, music and fine art.

For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/explore/programs/2008/scotland.htm

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