On 5 April 2011, the first course of writing (in Italian) on the subject of art will begin in Milan, organized by Circoloquadro with Scuola Holden, with support from the Province of Milan.
The objective of the course is to provide a grounding in how to write effectively on art. All too often, a text which should describe a work of art or an exhibition becomes excessively mannered, putting it into competition with the artwork itself rather than complementing it. The writers, journalists and curators who will be providing their hints and tips to students during the course all have considerable experience in the various channels of communications for the arts.
The course, titled "L'arte delle parole, le parole dell'arte," is in eight units. These are: Narrating art, introduction to writing (teacher: Marco Ravasio); Curating (Ivan Quaroni); Reviewing (Marina Mojana); The Catalogue (Flavio Arensi); Writing on web and blog (Elena Bordignon); Communication (Ilaria Gianoli); Project work (Giovanna Canzi).
Lessons will be held from 5 April to 24 May, every Tuesday from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., at Circoloquadro, Via Thaon di Revel 21, Milan. The cost of the course is €300. Enrolment opened on 8 March and is possible until 1 April 2011.
Circoloquadro is a space in Milan dedicated to contemporary visual arts, a workshop for creativity, expression, and the comprehension of the art of today. Scuola Holden was founded in Turin in 1994, a Writing and Storytelling school that provides a training on narrative for literature, cinema, theatre, animation, the web and all other methods used for telling stories.
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