Programme and regulations of PATA 2015
Programme and regulations of PATA 2015
The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź has always been an important point of reference for all wishing to engage in artistic printmaking, both in Poland and abroad. Many of our masters and teachers have been appreciated around the world and have gained international recognition. Numerous foreign artistic institutions, such as the International Centre for the Artistic Engraving KAUS in Urbino and the Academies of Fine Arts in Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Burgos Geneva, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Malaga, Paris, Sofia or Vilnius or cooperate with the Academy. It was this context which gave rise in 2013 to the idea of organizing the International Summer Courses for Artistic Printmaking at our Academy based on the knowledge derived from the analogous enterprise run in Italy by the International Centre for the Artistic Engraving KAUS in Urbino for the past twelve years. During the first two editions the courses gained an international prestige and became one of the main centres of summer education in Europe and beyond. Many participants from Albania, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Japan, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Republic of South Africa, and the USA have chosen our courses to deepen their knowledge and practice their printmaking and textile art skills. The success of the summer courses in Łódź encourages us to continue and develop this artistic undertaking beneficial for promoting the artistic traditions of Łódź in the fields of printmaking and textile art.
PATA NETWORK, an international network of public and private institutions, whose aim is to cooperate in the field of promoting the printmaking and textile art courses around the world was established in 2014.
For almost 200 years Łódź has been an important European textile centre. In the 19th century dozens of textile factories contributed to the socio-economical development of the city. This powerful tradition gave rise to intensive artistic and educational activity, especially at the Faculty of Textile and Fashion of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź. The Central Museum of Textile, an institution unique on a world-scale, vigorously operating in Łódź since the 1970’s, has been upholding the memory of the great Polish tradition in that field and of the outstanding international personalities of textile art. Due to the organization of the International Triennial of Tapestry, currently the only event of that kind in the world, the Museum has been gathering distinguished artists from all over the world. In this context, after the success of the International Courses for Artistic Printmaking in 2013, it seemed logical to include in the following editions of the summer courses the Artistic Courses of Textile Art, devoted to deepening knowledge about and skills in the field of weaving techniques. Thanks to the assistance of the Central Museum of Textile, the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in cooperation with the International Centre for Artistic Engraving KAUS in Urbino wishes to promote textile art in all its diversity.
The Textile Art Courses are addressed to both people on the brink of their artistic career and professional artists who have been using textile art as a means of their creative expression for a long time. Therefore, the courses are available to students and graduates of Polish and foreign art academies and to all artists who wish to get to know or broaden their knowledge about textile art
The Textile Art Courses are divided into three sessions: the 1st of them – an interdisciplinary course ‘Experimental textile art’ will be run by Michael Brennand-Wood, an outstanding British artist from the Wolverhampton University. The 2nd, entitled ‘Structure – Module – Multiplication’ is devoted to textile art and experimental object, the 3rd is dedicated to textile print. The 2nd and 3rd course will be conducted by renowned academic teachers of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts.
To complement the educational offer, the programme for the year 2015 includes two interdisciplinary courses of composition in time and space and of handmade paper.
The knowledge of these theoretical and practical issues is essential for the process of creating graphic and textile art and therefore the new courses are available in the programme of both disciplines. They may be treated as classes preparing participants for other courses or as separate classes which help to gain knowledge useful in artistic activity.
The official languages of the courses will be Polish and English, but in some classes it will be also possible to communicate in Italian and German.
1° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
2° Course: August 10 – 22, 2015
3° Course: August 10 – 22, 2015
A° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
B° Course: 23 lipca - 6 sierpnia 2015
PLANNED SEMINARS & EXHIBITIONS
During the courses following seminars will take place. (The exact dates and the names of the lecturers will be published in June 2015)
- The Collection and Activity of the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź. The History of the International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź.
- Polish Unique Textile ArtEnglish Textile ArtŁódź Artistic Tradition
- Michael Brennand Wood – Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź
- FINAL SHOW I – an exhibition of the works created by participants of the first session of the International Summer Courses Printmaking and Textile Art , Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź (opening ceremony – August 6, 2015)
- FINAL SHOW II - an exhibition of the works created by participants of the second session of the International Summer Courses Printmaking and Textile Art, Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź (opening ceremony – August 22, 2015)
During our courses we offer an interesting opportunity to use the typography workshops of the Book Art Museum (Łódź, 24 Tymienieckiego Str.) to create artistic prints. Participants will have a possibility to realize their own projects composed and printed with the use of movable types which belong to the large collection of the Museum(www.book.art.pl).
Two planned sessions of typography workshops (44 hours each) will take place on weekends according to the following schedule::
Session 1: July 30 – August 2, August 6 – 8, 2015
Session 2: August 14 – 16, August 22 – 25, 2015
The participation fee for one session is 230 EUR and includes the costs of technical support and materials. The payment should be made at the Book Art Museum directly to the Museum representative at the beginning of the workshops.
The typography workshops will be preceded by a visit to the Museum and a practical presentation of the equipment.