Gold Leafing Instructional Residency Fall & Winter 2017. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico
Deadline: 13 Aug, 2017
Disciplines: Activism, Administration, All Disciplines, Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Engineering, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Glass, Installation, Journalism, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.
Location: Puebla, Mexico
Deadline: 13 Aug, 2017
Duration: 3 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017 (September to December), with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career artists, minimum age 22
Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info
Costs: See below
With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques in the majestic central historic district of Puebla. Extendable 3-week sessions during Fall or Winter 2017.
Apply Now Through Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.
GOLD LEAFING & ESTOFADO INSTRUCTIONAL RESIDENCY
The city of Puebla is situated at an important intermediate point and a core part of the Atlantic axle, and has a history that spans almost five centuries becoming the capital of baroque art in the Americas. Its strategic location on a major transportation corridor permitted the exportation of Puebla’s regional style of Baroque art and architecture, influencing the development of other cities in the New World. Gold leafing and estofado are two of the expressions of the fusion of European and American styles present in many of the world heritage monuments of Puebla.
This is a unique production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (classes 9 hours per week) by a prominent Mexican art restorer in several diverse antique techniques using mediums and supports traditionally used in pre-Columbian and baroque art. Participating artists work in our partnered studio at one of Puebla’s most important art museums, in the central historic district. Artists can apply the technique of gold and silver leafing, learn the use of diverse stuccos and traditional primers (cactus and lime, rabbit glue, gelatin) and its use on different supports (paper, wood, clay), and experimenting with different finishes with natural pigment patinas and egg tempera paint. A combination of some of the chosen techniques is offered as a 3-week program. Materials for the course are included.
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists.
A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla's central historic district and close to the city square accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. The residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.
PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO
Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, and Talavera ceramics. Puebla has a mild climate year-round.
WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
•27 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
•Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
•Furnished, private bedroom
•Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
•Use of Arquetopia's residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
•Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
Studio Workspace and Materials:
•24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
•Personal workspace with large table and wall space
•Access to special facilities (such as our partnered museums and studios) provided
•Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
•Materials and supplies for additional project production are not included but are available for purchase locally
RESIDENCY FEE AND DATES
Term Length: 3 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017, with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $665 per week. Optional Art Production Residency extension USD $495 per week.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.
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