MigAA: Summer


MigAA: Summer

MigAA: Summer

In summer 2012 the Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) project seeks for a creative atmosphere in Kassel in parallel to Documenta, which is one of the biggest and one of the most influential art exhibitions of the world. Art universities are invited to think of POT as a “Plan for Optimal Tactic,” which could be understood as an individual plan for whatever activities (or tactics) might be offered. From another side “Plan for Optimal Tactic” is wrapped around tactical media concepts referring to after the post-cold-war situations, and appearance of mobile gadgets and public Internet. Participants are invited to think of modelling possible situations of interdisciplinary knowledge, where economics, politics, art and education could unwrap. At the same time the offered individual concepts are awaited as critical and as sharp as possible in order to become a strong alternative to the “big event”.

European School of Visual Arts (EESI)
July 2nd – 8th, 2012, Kassel

During their residency at POT Kassel emerging artists from European School of Visual Arts will contribute sound, video, photo, text and/or performative content to “POT”. They will comment, pay homage to, critic, discuss, relate, or just contemplate the biggest art event in 2012: dOCUMENTA (13) Germany. Each of them will present a piece for one night each, in the Gallery space.

Participants: Sylvie Marchand (Professor), Jiaxin Liang, Loris Chennebault, Zhaolian Liu, Floriane Musseau

Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA)
On journey to the goal you may discover that journey is the goal
July 30 – August 5th, 2012, Kassel

Eight students from Vilnius Academy of Arts travel to Kassel to see dOCUMENTA (13). Few months before boarding a bus they agree that journey will become a self reflecting process of their aims and means. Participants agree to communicate, to share, to reflect present time, observe and participate, question and initiate inner and outer changes of themselves and of a group as a whole.

Participants: Šarūnas Akelaitis, Vitalij Červiakov, Donatas Gurklys, Marija Jociūtė, Simonas Kuliešis, Milda Laužikaite aka MC Nietzsche, Saulius Leonavičius aka Milda Laužikaitė, Rūta Songailaitė

Estonian Academy Art (EAA)
Minus One Day Diary
August 6th – 12th, 2012, Kassel

Emerging artists from Estonian Academy Art reflect on actions and being in Kassel during the time in August. Reflections could be site and time-specific showing thouths and findings in town, with the shift of one day. In classical and open way it documents the experience of Documenta. Participants hope to find themselves mentally somewhere else as where they started.

Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia
August 13th – 19th, 2012, Kassel

The Open Studio project initiated at the Rodchenko School of Photography and New Media in Moscow aims to find new expanded forms of education, where students from different universities teach their vision of certain artistic disciplines. During the residency at TOP e.V. in Kassel the group of students from Moscow will work on one of the main aspects – the language of contemporary art as a multifunctional political tool.

Participants: Roman Minaev (Professor), Taisia Kruhovykh, Sofia Tatarinova, Anton Karmanov, Anastasia Kalk, Maria Volkova, Ivan Novikov, Anastasia Potemkina

Academy of Media Arts (KHM)
Fragments of Gestalt (FoG)
September 2nd – 9th, 2012. Kassel

FoG is envisioned as an exploratory expedition ascending to Kassel beginning of September in order to register the creative topology of the event (dOCUMENTA). Participants are expected to discover unequivocal specimens (of art), classify them in the periodic context and extract key communicative elements.

Participants: Chihming Fan, Jan Goldfuß, Jairo Gutierrez, Patrick Buhr, Sina Seifee, Žilvinas Lilas (Professor)

Supported by

top e.V.

The International Cultural Programme Centre

Embassy of Lithuania in Germany