Opening Event Summer School Marfa


Event in Marfa, Texas

June 12, 2014

TAAK presents Summer School Marfa Second Edition

Opening event on 12 June

TAAK Summer School Marfa 2014 finds twenty young artists (seventeen nationalities) and their instructors in Marfa for a three-week fieldtrip and fieldwork studio. These graduate students study at the Dutch Art Institute and the Sandberg Instituut, both in The Netherlands, and California College of Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. This year’s edition of the annual project is organized by Amsterdam-based cultural platform TAAK, in close collaboration with instructors from each institute: Shaun O’Dell and  Lindsey White (CCA), Curdin Tones (SI), and Renee Ridgway (DAI).

Summer School Marfa aims to expand contemporary discourse, social practice and politics in art; to create a unique experience and opportunity for emerging artists to gain an understanding of the dynamics and social impact of art in public spaces. By examining the transformation of Marfa, students are engaging in a critical analysis of the value and use of public art using fieldwork methods.

Thursday at 10am and 6:30pm, Theo Tegelaers (TAAK), Lindsey White and Renee Ridgway will be interviewed on Talk at Ten, KRTS Marfa Public Radio.
Followed by four sound art recordings by students.

Opening event:

Thursday 12 June, 7 – 12 pm: Opening Event, with contributions by all participants, at Lumberyard across from The Get Go grocery, Marfa, Texas. Light refreshments available.

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Project management: Simone Kleinhout (TAAK)
Thanks to: Maggie Marquez en Joe Cabuzuela en de Blackwell School, Cory Lovell, Lynne Maphies, Ralph McKay, Mona Garcia and the International Woman’s Foundation, Judd Foundation, Chinati Foundation, Marfa Public Radio, Big Bend Sentinel, Fieldwork Marfa, Chris Hillen, Drew Stuart and Cory van Dyke, Michael Roch and Hilary duPont.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.